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  1. September 1, 2014

    Cameron’s uneasy peace on Europe at risk

    Is the Conservative party heading for another meltdown on Europe? With memories still uncomfortably fresh of the infighting...

  2. September 1, 2014

    Cameron moves to calm Tory nerves on Ukip surge

    David Cameron will this week urge Tory MPs not to throw away the 2015 general election with another round of infighting on...

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  1. September 1, 2014

    Ukip’s first rebel claims ‘bullying’ by Tory MPs

    A former Tory MP who defected to the UK Independence party in 2008 was bullied “emotionally and physically” by his former...

  2. September 1, 2014

    Cameron plays his part with polish but no panache

    There are no solutions,” said the American scholar Thomas Sowell in the best one-line distillation of politics on record,...

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    September 1, 2014

    Ukip do like to be beside the seaside

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage (left) and Conservative MP for Clacton-on-Sea Douglas Carswell who has announced he is defecting to...

  4. August 28, 2014

    Cameron braves Scottish visit to defend union

    David Cameron issued a passionate defence of the UK and its economic benefits at a dinner of Scottish members of the CBI...

  5. August 28, 2014

    Cameron’s problem over immigration

    David Cameron’s immigration policy has always boiled down to one key pledge. He has promised to reduce annual net migration...

  6. August 28, 2014

    Douglas Carswell’s defection to Ukip risks Tory split in run-up to election

    When Nigel Farage convened a snap Ukip press conference on Thursday morning, journalists assumed he wanted to talk about...

  7. August 28, 2014

    Tory maverick jumps ship and takes gamble on re-election

    Tory defector Douglas Carswell’s role as one of Westminster’s most maverick politicians may be connected to his unusual...

  8. August 28, 2014

    Carswell defection is a pivotal moment for Cameron’s Tories

    In a general election as excruciatingly tight as next year’s will be, almost any event can be said to be decisive. So we...

  9. August 28, 2014

    Ukip defection exposes Tory faultlines

    David Cameron was on Thursday night fighting to restore order in his party after the defection of a leading Tory eurosceptic...

  10. August 27, 2014

    Westminster disorder as Bercow backs Australian for venerable job

    For more than 650 years, the post of clerk of the House of Commons has seldom entered the public consciousness, but that has...

  11. August 27, 2014

    Swedish-run UK school seeks to improve performance

    Unusually for a headteacher in England, Alison Tilbrook displays a Swedish flag in her office and reports three times a week...

  12. August 26, 2014

    Farage to stand in Thanet seat as Johnson pins hopes on Uxbridge

    Boris Johnson has confirmed he is seeking the safe Conservative seat of Uxbridge and West Ruislip in next year’s general...

  13. August 26, 2014

    Tories accused over funds for campaigns in key seats

    Labour will accuse the Tories on Tuesday of bankrolling their election campaign in marginal seats with “shady money” from...

  14. August 20, 2014

    UK Labour party extends lead into Tory territory

    Labour is extending its lead into Conservative territory, underlining the challenge David Cameron faces to win an outright...

  15. August 13, 2014

    UK Conservatives beat Labour on political donations

    The Conservatives raised almost twice the amount of political donations than Labour in the second quarter of the year after...

  16. August 12, 2014

    George Osborne plays increasing role in UK foreign policy

    William Hague’s exit from the UK Foreign Office has opened the way for George Osborne to play a greater role in setting...

  17. August 12, 2014

    UK prisoners lose case for damages over votes

    European judges have spared Britain from paying damages to prisoners whose human rights were violated because they were...

  18. August 11, 2014

    A censorious creed that gnaws away at the Conservative vote

    Modern London is a Conservative creation. When Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1979, it was dowdy, depopulating...

  19. August 11, 2014

    UK sends reconnaissance jets to Iraq but resists bigger role

    Britain is sending Tornado fighter jets to northern Iraq for possible use in surveillance operations over Mount Sinjar, part...

  20. August 8, 2014

    Lady Warsi’s exit reveals wider poll danger for Tories

    The Conservative party has long been proud of its strong support for Israel. But the shock resignation this week of Lady...

  21. August 8, 2014

    Cameron reveals businesswomen among new Tory peerages

    David Cameron has appointed a series of leading businesswomen to the House of Lords with peerages going to Karren Brady,...

  22. August 7, 2014

    Boris Johnson starts from behind in any Tory leadership race

    Boris Johnson will spend the coming months building support among Conservative MPs as he prepares for a possible party...

  23. August 7, 2014

    Scotland opens issue of autonomy across UK

    With its independence referendum only six weeks away, Scotland is on the brink of key changes in its relationship with the...

  24. August 7, 2014

    UK parties outline Scottish ‘devo max’ proposals

    The main political parties at Westminster have pledged to give extra powers to Scotland if it votes to stay in the UK –...

  25. August 6, 2014

    Boris Johnson paves way for path back to Westminster

    Boris Johnson electrified Conservatives as he prepared the ground for a possible run for the party leadership, saying he...

  26. August 6, 2014

    Focus turns to Boris Johnson’s past Westminster stint

    Forced to grovel to the citizens of Liverpool; a Remembrance Day wreath charged to his expenses; dismissed from his job over...

  27. August 6, 2014

    Andy Coulson faces perjury charges over Tommy Sheridan case

    Andy Coulson, the prime minister’s former communications director, faced perjury charges at a preliminary hearing on...

  28. August 6, 2014

    Boris Johnson plan for Commons return reignites leadership talk

    Boris Johnson will stand to be an MP in 2015, the London mayor has confirmed, in a move that will reignite speculation about...

  29. August 5, 2014

    Johnson to challenge Cameron on Europe exit

    London mayor Boris Johnson, a likely future contender for the Conservative leadership, will on Wednesday challenge the prime...

  30. August 5, 2014

    Warsi’s shock exit over Gaza fuels Tory party unease

    Baroness Warsi was Britain’s first female Muslim cabinet minister and the embodiment of the modern Conservative party that...

  31. August 5, 2014

    UK political parties make joint pledge on Scottish devolution

    Just hours before the biggest set-piece debate so far of the Scottish independence campaign, the leaders of the UK’s three...

  32. August 5, 2014

    Lady Warsi resigns in Gaza protest

    Foreign Office minister Lady Warsi has announced her resignation, citing her opposition to the government’s policy on Gaza....

  33. August 4, 2014

    Boris Johnson to question Britain’s EU membership

    Boris Johnson knows how to pick his moments. In the dead of August, with David Cameron on holiday, the London mayor will...

  34. August 3, 2014

    London warned of big threat to jobs if UK quits EU

    London could lose more than a million jobs if Britain quits the EU and fails to adopt more outward-looking trade policies,...

  35. August 3, 2014

    Doubts cast over David Cameron completing full term if re-elected

    Supporters of George Osborne and Boris Johnson are increasingly convinced David Cameron will not continue as prime minister...

  36. August 1, 2014

    Cameron and Osborne accused of ‘pork barrel’ politics

    David Cameron and George Osborne were accused by the Liberal Democrats of “cynically using public money to go after marginal...

  37. July 31, 2014

    Britain’s new enemies: immigrants and capitalists

    The other day Britain’s David Cameron joined a police raid on the home of some suspected illegal immigrants. The television...

  38. July 29, 2014

    Old debts put UK Labour party still deep in the red

    Labour is still deeply in the red despite slashing its net liabilities by more than £20m since 2006, when there were fears...

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