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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 –...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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....

  18. 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...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. July 28, 2014

    David Ruffley to stand down as Tory MP

    David Ruffley, a Conservative member of the Commons Treasury committee, is to retire as an MP at the next election after he...

  25. July 27, 2014

    Private prosecutions grow as state bodies retreat in face of dwindling resources

    He was once a wealthy Kenyan businessman who boasted about his connections to the billionaire Hinduja brothers and flaunted...

  26. July 27, 2014

    David Cameron’s four housing ministers

    There have been four housing ministers since David Cameron became UK prime minister in 2010. He used the cabinet reshuffle...

  27. July 27, 2014

    Ed Miliband attacks David Cameron over Russian oligarch donations

    David Cameron has come under further pressure over Russian oligarchs’ donations to his Conservative party with the...

  28. July 25, 2014

    Theresa May: Britain’s Angela Merkel?

    It was billed as “the march of the women” but David Cameron decided well before this month’s ministerial reshuffle that one...

  29. July 24, 2014

    Gaza conflict causes split between main UK parties

    The conflict in Gaza has caused the biggest split between the two main UK parties on the issue for years. The Labour...

  30. July 23, 2014

    David Cameron to play tennis with Russian donor

    David Cameron intends to keep an appointment to play doubles tennis with the wife of a former Russian minister who paid...

  31. July 23, 2014

    Bundesbank chief urges UK to stay in EU

    The head of Germany’s central bank has invoked the ghost of Winston Churchill to urge Britain to stay in the EU, before a...

  32. July 21, 2014

    UK job centres face call for competition

    Private companies and charities should be able to compete with government agencies to help unemployed people find work,...

  33. July 20, 2014

    Tory veteran Ken Clarke warns UK economy remains vulnerable

    Ken Clarke, the former Tory chancellor of the exchequer, has questioned the strength of the UK’s recovery, warning that the...

  34. July 19, 2014

    Lucy Neville-Rolfe appointed UK intellectual property minister

    Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, the former Tesco executive, has quit a series of directorships, including the board of ITV, to...

  35. July 18, 2014

    Lords’ anguish revealed in euthanasia debate

    Peers shared wrenching personal stories of suffering and loss on Friday as they debated whether “right to die” legislation...

  36. July 18, 2014

    Tory jockeying at heart of cabinet reshuffle

    David Cameron convened his new look cabinet for the first time on Friday, following a week that saw the prime minister try...

  37. July 18, 2014

    Conservatives to toughen rules for strike ballots

    The Conservatives are to go ahead with a manifesto proposal to impose a 50 per cent turnout threshold for any strike ballot...

  38. July 17, 2014

    ‘British bill of rights’ moves up Tory agenda

    David Cameron’s Conservatives have long been calling on the prime minister to reassert the sovereignty of parliament over...

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