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    1. October 20, 2014

      Cameron takes Britain closer to the exit door

      If David Cameron wins next year’s general election he has promised to hold an in-out referendum on whether Britain should...

    2. October 20, 2014

      Eurosceptics and Ukip set trap for Cameron on migrants pledge

      Urged by members of his own Conservative party to curb immigration and harried by the anti-EU UK Independence party, David...

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    1. October 20, 2014

      Tory plans risk EU exit, warns Clegg

      Britain is sleepwalking towards leaving the EU, Nick Clegg has warned, as he raised alarm over David Cameron’s immigration...

    2. October 19, 2014

      Barroso warns Britain it would be irrelevant outside EU

      The outgoing president of the European Commission will on Monday fire a parting shot at David Cameron, warning Britain will...

    3. October 19, 2014

      Tory MPs urge George Osborne to cut VAT on hotels and attractions

      Dozens of Conservatives MPs are calling on George Osborne to cut VAT on hotels and tourist attractions as fears rise about...

    4. October 17, 2014

      UK ‘lighting a fire under EU’, says minister

      Britain is “lighting a fire under the European Union”, the foreign secretary said on Friday, as he labelled the EU a...

    5. October 17, 2014

      George Osborne’s cold calculation on UK tax cuts is a wild bet

      The icy pallor, the Roundhead crop, the austere body-fat ratio: George Osborne looks like he was evolutionarily programmed...

    6. October 16, 2014

      David Cameron warned of Tory revolt over EU ‘opt in’

      David Cameron has been warned he faces his biggest Conservative rebellion over Europe if he presses ahead with plans to “opt...

    7. October 16, 2014

      Tories prepare to throw everything at beating Ukip in by-election

      In the Conservative fight to stop the insurgent Ukip in its tracks, Rochester is the front line. On November 20, David...

    8. October 16, 2014

      Cameron faces EU fight on migration curbs

      David Cameron’s promise to impose new restrictions on EU migration had a clear audience in mind: the voters of the Rochester...

    9. October 16, 2014

      David Cameron floats ‘emergency brake’ on EU immigration

      David Cameron may seek an “emergency brake” on jobseekers from other European Union countries in an attempt to tackle the...

    10. October 15, 2014

      Tory and Ukip team up to fight EU arrest warrant

      A leading eurosceptic Conservative is teaming up with Ukip’s treasurer in an attempt to derail the government’s plans to...

    11. October 15, 2014

      Figuring out Cameron’s spending cuts

      The Conservatives’ record on public spending cuts and the prospects for the next parliament have been called into question...

    12. October 15, 2014

      Tories gamble on attraction of tax cuts

      David Cameron made clear his views on unfunded tax cuts in 2008: “You can’t talk about tax reduction unless you can show how...

    13. October 15, 2014

      Labour urges PM to sack Tory peer over disabled comments

      Labour has called on David Cameron to sack Lord Freud after the minister for welfare reform was recorded saying he wanted to...

    14. October 15, 2014

      Cameron signals inheritance tax cut

      David Cameron has hinted that he wants to deliver a cut in inheritance tax for well-off families by raising the threshold at...

    15. October 15, 2014

      Tax cuts are exactly what the UK doesn’t need

      Giving hundreds of pounds to millions of people is rather popular. Since this is what raising the income tax threshold...

    16. October 14, 2014

      Cameron tries to calm Tory nerves ahead of by-election

      David Cameron told his party on Tuesday that the fight was on for the Rochester & Strood by-election as he promised...

    17. October 13, 2014

      School ‘rescue package’ plan branded ineffective and ‘clunky’

      Conservative plans for an emergency “rescue package” to reinvigorate failing schools have been criticised by experts and...

    18. October 13, 2014

      Broadcasters propose Ukip’s Farage join TV election debate

      Nigel Farage would take part in one pre-election television debate with the leaders of Britain’s three main parties under...

    19. October 13, 2014

      Conservatives promise more oversight of ‘failing’ schools

      Education experts, including former teachers, will be given the power to remove governors and change rules at schools deemed...

    20. October 12, 2014

      Labour leads Tories despite criticism of Ed Miliband

      Labour is ahead of the Conservative party, according to the latest polling for the Financial Times. Populus has carried out...

    21. October 12, 2014

      UK MPs set to vote on recognising Palestinian statehood

      MPs will be given a chance on Monday to back the idea of Palestine being recognised as a state, during a backbench debate...

    22. October 12, 2014

      Research fuels speculation of more Tory defections

      At least four Conservative MPs would be more likely to retain their seats at the next election if they defected to the UK...

    23. October 10, 2014

      Ukip is bigger threat to Tories than to Labour

      The success of the UK Independence party in two by-elections has ended any fading hope among Westminster politicians that...

    24. October 10, 2014

      British politics enters the age of uncertainty

      Britain’s political scene is experiencing an upheaval whose scale and direction are unpredictable. Since the second world...

    25. October 10, 2014

      Poverty of ambition at party conferences

      Eight years after David Cameron dismissed it as a party of “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists” Ukip has its first...

    26. October 10, 2014

      Tory MPs eye revolt over Scottish funding

      David Cameron is facing a challenge from Tory MPs over his pledge to maintain higher public spending in Scotland even as...

    27. October 10, 2014

      Ukip surge sends tremors through Westminster

      Ukip victory puts Clacton in spotlight The strong showing by the UK Independence party in Thursday’s by-elections sent...

    28. October 10, 2014

      Clacton prize delivers momentum to Ukip

      Nigel Farage surveyed the scene at Clacton, the first town in Britain to elect a Ukip MP, and was asked what the traditional...

    29. October 10, 2014

      Vince Cable unveils scholarships for students from India

      Indian students will be offered scholarships to attend British universities, under efforts by Vince Cable to counter “ugly...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      October 9, 2014

      Farage and Carswell campaigning in Clacton

      Peter Macdiarmid/Getty United Kingdom Independence Party candidate Douglas Carswell stands with party leader Nigel Farage in...

    31. October 9, 2014

      Ukip gains first elected MP after Douglas Carswell wins in Clacton

      The UK Independence party has its first elected MP after Conservative defector Douglas Carswell won Thursday’s by-election...

    32. Off Message

      October 8, 2014

      When politicians can ignore the public

      A politician wants to vote for the decriminalisation of marijuana. But she knows that opinion polls suggest that her...

    33. October 6, 2014

      EU too busy to reform treaties, France’s PM tells David Cameron

      France’s prime minister has poured cold water on David Cameron’s promise to renegotiate EU rules on free movement, saying...

    34. October 6, 2014

      Ukip set to give Clacton’s forgotten voters a voice

      Electoral history is likely to be made on Thursday on the Essex coast with Douglas Carswell set to become the first person...

    35. October 5, 2014

      UK defence spending set for tough decisions

      For Britain’s military chiefs, what the defence minister gave at last week’s Conservative party conference, the prime...

    36. October 5, 2014

      We will cut taxes before balancing budget, says Cameron

      Tax cuts promised by the Conservatives would be introduced in within three years of winning the next election, David Cameron...

    37. October 3, 2014

      UK civil servants plan for hung parliament

      Senior UK civil servants have begun to plan for a possible hung parliament next May with some considering how to deal with...

    38. October 3, 2014

      Degrading of Number 10’s tech connection

      As opposition leader, David Cameron spoke of his desire to “bring in a new era of Google government” and twice addressed the...

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