The weekly political round up

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The weekly political round up
24th October 2014

With a week in news from Westminster, is the Evening Standard's political correspondent Joe Watts.

The top political stories:

New questions Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf’s handling of the government’s sex abuse inquiry.

It has been revealed that she had dinner parties with one of people set to be investigated, Lord Brittan who was Home secretary at time dossier over alleged Westminster paedophiles went missing.

There are calls for her to stand down, this would make her the second person to do so.


UK has been told to pay £1.7 billion extra to EU

The UK is facing a demand to give an extra £1.7 billion contribution to the EU.

Due to the UK’s relative economic success, it will have to cough up more money to support other European countries that have failed to recover from the financial crisis.

The cash payout amounts to around a fifth of the UK’s normal net contribution to the EU.


NHS £8 billion back hole

Health boss of the NHS, Simon Stephens has been saying the health service needs an extra £8 billion a year or it will suffer

The NHS already achieves around £110 billion a year.

The Health and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham battled it out in Commons yesterday. 

Joe Watts explains more.

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