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      Cameron’s war on tax credits could backfire

      Soon the guessing will be at an end. In this year’s election Britain’s Conservative party campaigned on a programme of...

    2. July 3, 2015

      Cameron’s dangerous plan on English votes

      When Scotland voted to reject independence last year many assumed that the United Kingdom had been saved and the issue of...

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    1. July 3, 2015

      Treasury considers big shake-up of UK pension tax

      Treasury officials are considering a big shake-up of the tax treatment of pensions, prompting warnings from the UK industry...

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      July 2, 2015

      The consequences of 'English Votes for English Laws'

      In a devolution debate in 1977, Tam Dalyell, the Labour MP for West Lothian asked: For how long will English constituencies...

    3. July 1, 2015

      Cameron’s ‘no ifs, no buts’ Heathrow runway stance dealt big blow

      A dead apple tree in a field west of London is a forlorn reminder of David Cameron’s once-passionate resistance to the...

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      July 1, 2015

      A new approach to child poverty

      Poverty has many causes. The subject is studied by economists, sociologists, historians and epidemiologists, as well as...

    5. July 1, 2015

      Sajid Javid raises doubts over industry policy

      Sajid Javid now refers to the government’s “industrial strategy” as an “industrial approach” — a linguistic shift which has...

    6. June 30, 2015

      Andrew Tyrie reluctantly backs quango to simplify tax

      Parliament should be told every year whether the tax system is getting simpler or more complex, Andrew Tyrie has told the...

    7. June 29, 2015

      Javid criticises CBI for pro-European stance

      Sajid Javid on Monday rebuked big business over its pro-European stance, suggesting the CBI’s enthusiasm for continued EU...

    8. June 29, 2015

      Leading Tory calls for end to protection of NHS budget

      The most senior Conservative in local government has called for an end to the ringfence protecting National Health Service...

    9. June 28, 2015

      Cameron reins in ministers as he aims to capitalise on poll win

      Downing Street has put ministers and civil servants on a tight rein since the general election as David Cameron seeks to...

    10. June 28, 2015

      Anti-Heathrow groups to step up protests ahead of runway decision

      Anti-Heathrow campaigners are planning a big rally in central London this autumn in the event that Sir Howard Davies...

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      June 25, 2015

      Did the smoking ban help the rise of Ukip?

      According to new demographic statistics released on Thursday, Britain is becoming more populous, diverse, urban — and older....

    12. June 21, 2015

      Gove plans freedom of information crackdown

      Ministers are planning a crackdown on Britain’s freedom of information laws in a move critics say undermines David Cameron’s...

    13. June 21, 2015

      Cameron urged to reveal EU renegotiation plan

      Conservative party eurosceptics are demanding more details of David Cameron’s EU renegotiation package in time for the...

    14. June 21, 2015

      Cameron signals assault on tax credits in search for welfare cuts

      Britain must stop the “merry-go-round” of handing out welfare support to those in jobs, David Cameron said as he signalled...

    15. June 21, 2015

      UK faces pressure to commit to Nato target

      The UK will come under further pressure to commit to support for the military on Monday when Nato publishes its latest...

    16. June 19, 2015

      Tory rebel leader brings evangelical zeal to eurosceptic cause

      Less than a fortnight ago, Steve Baker was just another Conservative backbencher. But since becoming joint leader of his...

    17. June 17, 2015

      Chairman of Bibby shipping group named CBI president

      Britain’s leading business lobby group has nominated Paul Drechsler, the chairman of a family-owned shipping to financial...

    18. June 17, 2015

      First multinationals warn over being hit by Osborne’s ‘Google tax’

      A group of US-listed companies have become the first multinationals to warn investors they could be hit by the UK’s new...

    19. June 15, 2015

      George Osborne, UK chancellor who grew up and became an idealist

      Political commentators live on a necessary conceit. We pretend that middle aged men — the people who, for the most part, run...

    20. June 15, 2015

      UK’s PM criticised for defending bill at Magna Carta anniversary

      David Cameron has marked the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta — the document that “changed the world” — with a provocative...

    21. June 14, 2015

      David Cameron faces rebellion over EU vote ‘purdah’ period

      Ministers are trying to strike a last-minute deal with dozens of Conservative MPs who are threatening to rebel this week...

    22. June 14, 2015

      Michael Gove shakes up board at Ministry of Justice

      New justice secretary Michael Gove has appointed a Tory party donor as non-executive director in a shake-up of the Ministry...

    23. June 12, 2015

      Political donors receive honours in Queen’s birthday list

      A clutch of Conservative party donors have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours, including Mick Davis, former...

    24. June 11, 2015

      City jobs vacant as visa cap breached for skilled non-EU workers

      Graduate schemes and management positions across the City are to be left vacant after the government’s cap on skilled...

    25. June 11, 2015

      Osborne is mistaken to apply Victorian values to fiscal policy

      George Osborne is a radical politician. The chancellor’s new plan to legislate fiscal surpluses is an attempt to return...

    26. June 9, 2015

      Tories accuse Hammond of trying to rig EU voting rules

      The UK foreign secretary vowed on Tuesday to give “an entire generation” of Britons their first chance to vote on EU...

    27. June 9, 2015

      Tory eurosceptics gather under banner of sovereignty

      When Britain votes on whether to stay part of the EU, one word will be constantly on the lips of those campaigning for an...

    28. June 8, 2015

      Restive Tories force Cameron into retreat

      David Cameron’s apparent attempt to impose discipline on Tory eurosceptics unravelled on Monday as he was forced to retreat...

    29. June 8, 2015

      Cameron must avoid a re-run of Maastricht

      Possessed of a slender majority in the House of Commons, and with a hardcore of eurosceptics growling menacingly on his...

    30. June 8, 2015

      Cameron U-turn on Europe hints at political blunder

      David Cameron called it a media “misinterpretation” but the UK prime minister’s apparent attempt to impose cabinet...

    31. June 8, 2015

      Failure to predict Tory victory turns to overconfidence

      To err is human. To overcorrect is just stupid. When Britons elected a majority Conservative government against all informed...

    32. June 8, 2015

      David Cameron in U-turn over Conservative eurosceptics

      David Cameron has retracted a threat to all cabinet ministers that they would have to quit if they wanted to campaign for...

    33. June 8, 2015

      Pro-Brexit ministers face Cameron ultimatum

      David Cameron is to tell cabinet ministers they must quit the government if they want to campaign for Britain to leave the...

    34. June 7, 2015

      Cameron takes on Tory MPs demanding Brexit ‘come what may’

      It was the day David Cameron’s government got tough with the “irreconcilables” — those Conservative MPs the prime minister...

    35. June 4, 2015

      Eurosceptics fear being outspent in UK referendum campaign

      Campaigners for Britain to leave the EU fear they will be outspent by their opponents under rules allowing a budget of more...

    36. June 4, 2015

      Cameron risks misleading public on UK spending cuts, IFS says

      David Cameron risked misleading the public during the general election campaign over the amount that the state would be...

    37. June 3, 2015

      A plan to help Britain’s precious little burdens

      Few issues are as vexatious for families in Britain as the need to find affordable childcare. In a society where both...

    38. June 3, 2015

      ‘Sir Angel’ exposes devil in the detail of UK cuts

      David Cameron’s vision for his second term is about to crash into fiscal reality as George Osborne prepares his summer...

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