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    1. July 20, 2016

      The Cameron paradox and the redrawing of British politics

      Rightwing commentators often accused David Cameron of not being a “real” Conservative, comparing him unfavourably to...

    2. July 15, 2016

      A tempest tears through British politics

      After one of the most violent tempests in British political history, a sense pervaded Westminster this weekend that...

    1. Westminster Blog

      July 11, 2016

      Theresa May to become PM on Wednesday - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 19:28 on 11 Jul 2016. Theresa May will take over as the next British prime minister...

    2. July 6, 2016

      Chilcot report rebukes Tony Blair over Iraq invasion

      Tony Blair committed to an invasion of Iraq almost eight months before receiving parliamentary and legal backing, and...

    3. July 4, 2016

      A Labour split will win over dispossessed Remainers

      Limehouse: so much to answer for. When sensible people in Britain’s Labour party wonder what to do about Jeremy Corbyn,...

    4. David Allen Green

      June 15, 2016

      Will the Conservatives make peace with the law of human rights?

      In June 2006, 10 years ago this month, David Cameron, then leader of the opposition, promised to replace the Human...

    5. June 7, 2016

      Tory plea for Electoral Commission to widen party spending probe

      A senior Tory has appealed to election authorities to extend their investigation into campaign spending in last year’s...

    6. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Irish Labour Party head Burton to resign

      The fall-out from Ireland’s inconclusive general election has claimed its first significant political scalp after the...

    7. May 1, 2016

      Lib Dems fortress Shetland in danger of falling to nationalists

      If anywhere can resist the Scottish National party electoral tidal wave it should be Shetland, an archipelago almost...

    8. April 29, 2016

      Q&A: Tax devolution in the UK

      Local elections across England on May 5 have been overshadowed by June’s referendum on EU membership. On the same day,...

    9. March 21, 2016

      The Tories are in government but are ungovernable

      The election-winning Conservative prime minister could carry millions. He could not carry Iain Duncan Smith. Rebellion...

    10. March 20, 2016

      Welfare straits: How benefits saga hurt Osborne

      In private, George Osborne admits some policies only made it into the last Conservative manifesto because it was felt...

    11. March 13, 2016

      Lib Dems aim for centrist voters with tax platform

      The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of “fawning over” multinationals — as the party set out a platform...

    12. March 10, 2016

      Liberal Democrats attempt to find a new voice

      Twelve months ago they were completing their fifth year in government, and reminding the public that another coalition...

    13. March 9, 2016

      MPs reject plans to extend Sunday opening hours

      Plans to extend Sunday shop opening hours suffered a setback after the government was defeated by 31 votes in the...

    14. Fast FT

      March 9, 2016

      Cameron defeated over Sunday trading hours

      Plans to extend Sunday opening hours for British shops suffered a major setback after the government was defeated by 31...

    15. February 19, 2016

      Election inquest lambasts Lib Dem strategy

      For many politicos, the 2015 general election proved that you should never pay too much attention to opinion polls. The...

    16. February 17, 2016

      A UK political start-up pushes for gender parity at work

      Scaling up is a challenge for all organisations but for Sophie Walker, leader of the Women’s Equality party, the growth...

    17. February 2, 2016

      Labour figures swap politics for prominent business roles

      The reversal of fortunes for Britain’s left-leaning parties last summer left several former ministers and advisers...

    18. February 1, 2016

      MPs warn increased internet surveillance will hit tech companies

      The UK government’s plans to increase internet surveillance risk imposing uncertain costs on British technology...

    19. January 25, 2016

      Labour ructions echo breakaway of Social Democrats in 1981

      On a chilly January day 35 years ago today, four senior MPs walked out into the street in Limehouse in east London and...

    20. January 20, 2016

      Tories suffer Lords defeat on changes to party funding rules

      A House of Lords committee will be set up to consider changes to party funding after Labour and the Liberal Democrats...

    21. January 17, 2016

      House of Lords set for showdown over UK union reforms

      Labour and the Liberal Democrats are planning a pincer movement in the House of Lords this week to thwart an attempt by...

    22. January 6, 2016

      Lords will try to rescind cuts in solar grants

      David Cameron’s cuts to solar subsidies are in jeopardy as his former coalition partners try to use their substantial...

    23. January 3, 2016

      Dream of multiparty politics fails to materialise

      There were several clear winners in the political world of 2015, including David Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon and Jeremy...

    24. December 9, 2015

      Key part of Cable’s industrial strategy scrapped

      The business department has quietly reversed a central part of Vince Cable’s industrial strategy by shutting down a...

    25. December 9, 2015

      Carmichael survives legal challenge over leaked memo

      A legal challenge to annul the election of Scotland’s sole surviving Liberal Democrat MP has failed. After sitting as a...

    26. Westminster Blog

      December 2, 2015

      UK votes to back Syria air strikes - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 23:07 on 2 Dec 2015. The House of Commons has voted to extend air strikes against Isis...

    27. November 30, 2015

      Political parties take their leave of the people

      Politics,” wrote the great German sociologist, Max Weber, “is a strong and slow boring of hard boards.” To practise...

    28. November 22, 2015

      Freedom of information in the UK is a fundamental civic right

      The belief that access to information about government is a fundamental civic right lay behind the long campaign for...

    29. November 19, 2015

      Tim Farron moves Lib Dems away from left

      Tim Farron, Liberal Democrat leader, on Thursday set out a pro-enterprise agenda in his first big speech on the...

    30. October 27, 2015

      Tax credit cuts: Who will be affected?

      On Monday Labour and Liberal Democrat peers in the House of Lords could trigger a constitutional clash by supporting...

    31. October 3, 2015

      Backlash over Bush ‘stuff happens’ remark

      Jeb Bush suffered a double political blow after a poll found support for his presidential campaign at four per cent, as...

    32. September 29, 2015

      Green light for case against Scotland’s lone Lib Dem

      A legal challenge to the election of Scotland’s sole surviving Liberal Democrat MP paid for by crowdfunding is set to...

    33. September 23, 2015

      Lib Dems open to UK coalition role, says leader

      The Liberal Democrats would again enter coalition government, Tim Farron vowed on Wednesday, as the stricken party’s...

    34. September 22, 2015

      Lib Dem lords to block sale of social housing

      The Liberal Democrats will try to block David Cameron's plans to sell off social housing by fighting the measure in the...

    35. September 22, 2015

      Happy Lib Dem family goes in search of a home

      For a party that came within 25,000 votes of losing all of its 57 MPs at the general election, the Liberal Democrats...

    36. September 20, 2015

      Tim Farron woos Labour voters — and MPs

      The election of Jeremy Corbyn has made the Liberal Democrats “more relevant”, according to new leader Tim Farron. Mr...

    37. September 17, 2015

      Lib Dems claim approach from unhappy Labour MPs

      Labour MPs unhappy about Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the party’s leadership contest have approached Tim Farron,...

    38. September 10, 2015

      George Osborne feels business backlash over ‘bold’ pay policy

      When George Osborne set out his plan for a “national living wage” in the Summer Budget, it was lavished with political...

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