Plenty of apologies have hit the headlines in 2014 - which is a shame given how many people didn't apologise for things they
Nigel Farage describes himself as a "radical", but how radical can he be with his two new MPs hailing from one of the big three parties? Ukip's newest ex-Tory recruits are canny operators, dragging the party towards the centre as their price for carrying its message into the House of Commons.
A Labour MP has tweeted a Nazi slogan in an angry attack on the selection of Jean Claud Juncker as EU Commission president
Nigel Farage has become the surprise star of billboard campaign promoting a website specialising in extramarital affairs
Godfrey Bloom, the outspoken MEP who had the Ukip whip withdrawn after jokingly calling a roomful of women "sluts", has made
From a democratic perspective, it is problematic when elected politicians change parties. If the public have voted for a member of a certain political party to hold office, arguably they have a right to expect that they will remain a member of that party for their entire term...
So it seems at long last that Miliband has grown into his role, distinguishing Labour's policies from those of the coalition and starting to throw off the shackles of New Labour neoliberalism. We may finally see a return to a pluralist party political scene.
If UKIP took itself about as seriously as the Monster Raving Loony Party takes itself, then it would be a laugh a minute. The fact that UKIP does take itself seriously is actually rather sad.
UPDATE: Syed Kamall, leader of Britain's Conservative MEPs, has delivered a letter to the (empty) desk of his fellow London
Then, without warning, this reasonable man stood in some sort of salute and mocked a disabled contributor to the debate with the question: "Are you Richard III?'" It was a bizarre intervention... Surely a man intelligent enough to reasonably argue his case in front of 300 people realises that standing and insulting his opponents will do his cause no good at all?