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Politics live: readers' edition - Wednesday 29 August

Share breaking news, leave links to interesting articles online and chat about the week's events in this open thread

Andrew Sparrow and Guardian readers

29, Aug, 2012 @8:48 AM

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Nick Clegg demands emergency tax on Britain's richest people

Lib Dem leader battles to persuade his Tory coalition partners rich should shoulder greater burden of the economic pain

Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent

29, Aug, 2012 @7:50 AM

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'Unfair' honours system needs a radical overhaul, say MPs
Political influence should be removed, with more honours going to ordinary citizens, says Commons committee

Caroline Davies

28, Aug, 2012 @11:03 PM

Hugh Muir's diary
Hugh Muir: With Mates like this, who needs enemies?

Hugh Muir

28, Aug, 2012 @9:50 PM

Letters: Words, deeds, and faith in politics
Letters: Bevin, Bevan and Morrison would have trumpeted the undoubted successes of the last Labour government, and would have made mincemeat of the coalition and its policies

28, Aug, 2012 @8:00 PM

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Nick Clegg takes thorny path out of the Rose Garden
The Lib Dem leader says he is determined to stand up to David Cameron, Ed Miliband and anyone else threatening to derail his plans to restore his party's fortunes

Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent

28, Aug, 2012 @7:35 PM

Nick Clegg faces rebellion by youth wing as he returns from holiday
Clegg's son, Miguel, insisted on crawling on all fours like a dog on flight back from Spain despite protestations of his father

Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent

28, Aug, 2012 @7:11 PM

Indefatigable transport secretary keeps calm in Kent
While confusion surrounds much government transport policy, allies believe Justine Greening's cabinet place is safe

Gwyn Topham, transport correspondent

28, Aug, 2012 @6:32 PM

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Rail and air transport policy left in chaos
Virgin blocks rail franchise award going to FirstGroup as backbenchers rebel over Heathrow third runway

Dan Milmo, Gwyn Topham and Nicholas Watt

28, Aug, 2012 @5:57 PM

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Former Ulster Unionist MP Lord Maginnis quits party after 50 years
Maginnis resigns following clash with party leadership after he described gay marriage as 'unnatural and deviant behaviour'

Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent

28, Aug, 2012 @1:45 PM

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Politics live: readers' edition - Tuesday 28 August

Share breaking news, leave links to interesting articles online and chat about the week's events in this open thread

Andrew Sparrow and Guardian readers

28, Aug, 2012 @8:54 AM

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George Osborne is liability to Tories, poll reveals

Guardian/ICM survey puts pressure on prime minister David Cameron as he plans cabinet reshuffle

Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent

28, Aug, 2012 @7:07 AM

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