Cameron’s Brexit strategy

David Cameron wants to capitalise on his general election triumph

Early EU vote will see off Cameron

Even if he persuades Britons to stay in a slightly revised union, the Reaper will still close in

EU and Great Britain flag next to each other.

How UK left fell out of love with Europe

People who hoped the EU would deliver them from Thatcher, now resent it as an instrument of her creed

Osborne’s failures are key to his success

The chancellor was shaped not by the material privilege of his youth but by political hardship

Osborne unbound delivers blow to state

Balancing the books is plainly no longer the sum of chancellor’s ambitions

Budget must end our perverse tax system

A country’s tax code is not just a mesh of rules and rates — it is a secular bible of moral signals

Expand Heathrow to show UK open for business

A third runway would prime London as the — not just a — global hub for passenger traffic

Sorry from pro-euro camp would be welcome

For all the advantages to be eked out of an apology, the most pressing case for it is moral

No politician can shape London

The office of mayor is weak and our capital thrums to its own rhythms regardless

The chancellor who became an idealist

His younger self, with his eye for the electoral bottom line, would blanch at what he has become

Legacy of failure to predict Tory win

Ignore those overcorrecting for their past misjudgments, the next election is wide open

Labour has nothing left to say on tax

Squeezing some remote sect called The Rich will deliver neither enough revenue nor solidarity

Shrewd Cameron conquers centre ground

Having defeated his opponents, the prime minister is bending them to his view of the world

Oh Vienna: observations from Eurovision

Glorious glitterfest, celebration of harmony — or soundtrack for a fading continent? The FT has a ringside seat

Cold-blooded case for staying in Europe

If In camp are traduced as accountants, they are on to a winner

Labour’s analysis paralysis

They must not seek to settle the big questions and then choose a leader but the other way around

Cameron must make sense of mandate

Britain does not feel like a country asking to be turned upside down by zealots

Cameron can savour campaign success

Austerity and popularity no longer seem so hard to reconcile

Vindication for Cameron and Crosby

There is no getting around it: the Tories have performed sensationally

Good riddance to a carnival of nonsense

The election campaign has shown up Britain with its studious avoidance of things like fiscal reality


Janan Ganesh Janan Ganesh is political columnist for the FT. He was previously political correspondent for The Economist for five years, and a researcher at the Policy Exchange think tank for two.

He appears regularly on TV and radio, including a weekly slot on BBC1's Sunday Politics. He is also the author of a biography of George Osborne, the UK chancellor.

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