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The shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has told ITV's The Agenda programme that politicians should follow Nelson Mandela's example "and try and do politics differently in this country."
– Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna
It wasn't just about what he stood for and what he achieved but it was also the way he did his politics.
I think we have a big problem in the way that we do politics in this country.
In many respects it's broken, it's too adversarial, it's very yah-boo, it's a bad thing sometimes to acknowledge agreement.
In some senses the easy part is celebrating what he did, I think the challenge he sets for us as politicians is actually to follow his example and try and do politics differently in this country.
Mr Ummuna was joined on the panel by Sun columnist JaneMoore, comedian Dom Joly and Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury.
The Agenda with Tom Bradby is on ITV at 10.35pm.
Get involved in the debate during the show on Twitter by following @agendaitv and using the hashtag #theagenda.
Ukrainian police have begun to dismantle barricades in front of government buildings, which had been erected by pro-Europe demonstrators.
Officers appeared to be peacefully dismantling the make-shift barricades in the late evening from outside the Cabinet of Ministers office in central Kiev. No clashes were reported.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu led tributes to his dear friend and fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg this evening, and thanked the assembled guests and dignitaries for their role in his release.
Pondering what could have happened had he died during the 27 years he was imprisoned by the apartheid regime, he said his life enabled people all over the world to see the possibilities of forgiveness and the rewards of fighting for justice.
The Deputy Prime Minister's office has responded to Ed Miliband's call for cross party talks to block the planned pay rise for MPs.
Sources point out that there is already cross party agreement on the issue: all three party leaders have publically expressed their opposition to the reported 11 per cent hike in salary.
Nick Clegg's aides also point out that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority does not publish its recommendations until Thursday, so it would be wrong for politicians to get involved in a process - which is rightly independent of politicians - before the announcement has been made.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is likely to have raised the ire of Liverpudlians yet again after claiming it was London, not Liverpool, that propelled The Beatles to worldwide fame.
"The greatest band in the world came from Liverpool, but in the end they recorded their stuff in London and it was London that helped propel them around the world," Johnson said during a speech at the London School of Economics.
Mr Johnson has been forced to apologise to the people of Liverpool in the past after suggesting Liverpool football fans were partly to blame for the Hillsborough disaster and claiming locals "wallow" in their "victim status", following the murder of contractor Ken Bigley in Iraq.
The search is on to find a reindeer who has been missing for three days from a forestry visitor centre in Cumbria.
Seven-year-old Borneo was one of two reindeer on show at Whinlatter Forest, near Keswick.
It's said he escaped over a six foot fence after he was 'spooked' by a dog that got into his pen.
Staff at the centre are appealing for members of the public to help track down the animal, which was on loan from Scotland.
The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed that £40.1 million had been written off on software and computing costs during the introduction of the new Universal Credit system.
Annual accounts will show £40.1m write-off for Universal Credit IT which includes the £34m we previously announced
Re discussion of £90m IT today - we will be using this while we continue to roll out UC over the next five years. Not a write-off.
The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has denied claims that his welfare reform programme is a "debacle".
Speaking in front of MPs today, Mr Duncan Smith admitted the introduction of the new system was running late, but revealed the IT problems that initially disrupted the programme were now fixed.
Police have arrested three men in connection with the death of Christopher Foster in Borough High Street.
The men aged 25, 33 and 29, were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody in a police station.
Police believe Mr Foster's murder was a case of mistaken identity.
Police have appealed for more witnesses to come forward. DCI Sanlin from Metropolitan police said:
Mr Foster was stabbed as he stood halfway down the alleyway with his back to the suspects.
Five of the suspects then carried on down the alley and were involved in a separate altercation with another male, who managed to get away, and this male's friend. The male friend received a hand injury but did not require hospital treatment.
I would ask anyone with information about the suspects or any witnesses to please come forward.
Leaders from every corner of the world tonight are making their way to South Africa ahead of tomorrow's memorial service that will hail one of the world's greatest peacemakers and politicians.
Barack Obama will share a podium with Cuba's Raul Castro, whilst Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will also attend, according to foreign ministry spokesman Clayson Monyela.
Israel, once an ally of the apartheid regime is sending neither its prime minister nor president, officials said.