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      Sniff out the truth on migration data

      I hesitated before deciding to contribute to the crowdfunding efforts of the Full Frontal Nerdity DVD (a show combining...

    2. March 2, 2015

      UK Conservative party to retain failed net migration pledge

      The Conservatives are to retain their commitment to cut annual net migration to “tens of thousands” at May’s general...

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    1. March 2, 2015

      Brits grouch and cuss but they vote for more of the same

      There is left versus right, liberal versus authoritarian, globalist versus nativist. But the deepest faultline in politics...

    2. March 2, 2015

      David Cameron pledges 200,000 cut-price starter homes

      David Cameron will try to woo younger voters on Monday by pledging that a future Conservative government would expand a...

    3. March 1, 2015

      Labour MP Gisela Stuart in calls for ‘grand coalition’ with Tories

      Labour should consider entering a coalition with the Conservatives after the election, one of the party’s MPs has said, in a...

    4. March 1, 2015

      Dispute erupts over Tory plan to ban university extremist preachers

      A senior Conservative has accused Vince Cable of trying to water down proposals to ban extremist speakers from university...

    5. March 1, 2015

      Tories struggle to reclaim former fortress in Birmingham

      The Conservatives believe that they can defy history at May’s UK general election by increasing their number of seats in...

    6. February 27, 2015

      Labour edges ahead in election outcome predictor

      A poor week for some of the general election’s protagonists has done little to change the likely result, according to the...

    7. February 26, 2015

      Fight or flight will be the UK’s choice on defence

      Britain is heading for a general election whose outcome is unpredictable. What is not in doubt, however, is that whichever...

    8. February 26, 2015

      Tories set to benefit from voter registration change

      An electoral rule change has led to a big fall in registered voters and is likely to benefit the Conservatives, according to...

    9. February 25, 2015

      George Osborne can pay UK voters an unexpected bounty

      Lucky George Osborne. Facing perhaps his last significant political moment in the form of next month’s Budget, the UK...

    10. February 25, 2015

      Thatcher’s boy William Hague bows out with warning on defence

      William Hague has urged Britain to protect its military spending commitments in the face of a “systemically less stable...

    11. February 24, 2015

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s 40-year career cut short by scandal

      Cut off by Downing Street and disowned by fellow MPs, Sir Malcolm Rifkind had little option on Tuesday but to cut his losses...

    12. February 24, 2015

      Malcolm Rifkind’s tawdry exit shows the system works

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind has faced up to the inevitable and stood down as chair of parliament’s intelligence and security...

    13. February 24, 2015

      Rifkind faces end of four-decade political career

      Until this week Sir Malcolm Leslie Rifkind had seemed one of the great survivors in the House of Commons, dodging the mantra...

    14. February 24, 2015

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind steps down as intelligence committee chairman

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind has announced he is quitting as an MP and stepping down as the chairman of the parliamentary committee...

    15. February 23, 2015

      Rifkind fights for his reputation

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former foreign secretary, was fighting to save his reputation last night after the Conservative...

    16. February 23, 2015

      UK’s David Cameron and George Osborne are all yin and no yang

      There is a design quirk in Britain’s current government, and it is not what you think it is. Yes, this is the first...

    17. February 23, 2015

      The cost of David Cameron’s pensioner promises

      David Cameron has promised to preserve universal pensioner benefits costing billions of pounds if he wins the election. The...

    18. February 23, 2015

      Senior Tory MP says UK-EU referendum debate is hitting investment

      The government’s pledge to hold a referendum on Britain’s EU membership in 2017 is already costing the nation investment, a...

    19. Westminster Blog

      February 23, 2015

      Tory MP: EU referendum is deterring UK investment

      Mark Garnier is a brave breed of Tory MP. The former fund manager and member of the Treasury select committee has spoken out...

    20. February 22, 2015

      Former foreign secretaries caught in undercover sting over payments

      Two former foreign secretaries, Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, have been caught in an undercover sting offering to help...

    21. February 22, 2015

      UK Conservative’s crass new plan to fight extremism

      The recent spate of terrorist attacks by Islamist militants in Europe has put all EU governments on alert. Britain is no...

    22. February 20, 2015

      Scottish Tories put brave face on grim polls

      For a party only 76 days from a likely electoral drubbing, Scottish Conservatives were remarkably chipper at their annual...

    23. February 20, 2015

      Chancellor backs mayor of London’s vision of the future

      George Osborne and Boris Johnson have sketched out an ambitious housebuilding and infrastructure programme for London over...

    24. February 20, 2015

      UK public finances give Osborne pre-poll boost

      Rising income tax receipts ensured Britain enjoyed the biggest boost to its public finances for seven years in January, it...

    25. February 20, 2015

      Theresa May plans ‘British values’ test for visitor visas

      Overseas visitors seeking to work, study or attend business meetings in the UK would have to demonstrate they respected...

    26. February 19, 2015

      General election will decide future of the British state

      The general election on May 7 2015 is an important moment in British history. Great doubt exists over the configuration of...

    27. February 19, 2015

      Labour and Tories forecast to be heading for UK general election tie

      Labour and the Conservatives are heading for exactly the same number of seats in the general election, according to the...

    28. February 19, 2015

      Punk Tories and Ecstasy entrepreneurs

      Is politics downstream of culture or is culture downstream of politics? If artists react to what politicians do, they are...

    29. February 17, 2015

      Parties make it personal with tailored messages in election battle

      Ever wondered how many people in the UK share your name? A new tool on the Labour party’s website will tell you the answer...

    30. February 17, 2015

      Church of England rebukes political parties for lack of vision

      The Church of England has entered the political debate just three months before the general election with a sharp rebuke to...

    31. February 17, 2015

      Tories to ‘discipline’ young benefit claimants

      Young benefit claimants who have spent months out of education, work or training will be compelled to carry out community...

    32. February 15, 2015

      Inept response to Farage’s Ukip could deal a blow to mainstream

      Insurgent parties are the known unknowns of the next election. Last week one of them, the UK Independence party, launched...

    33. February 13, 2015

      Lesson for Tories: you can have too many friends in high places

      For party managers, a row involving a wealthy political donor is always tricky to handle. It must have been nightmarishly...

    34. February 13, 2015

      Week of bad news puts UK’s Conservative party on the spot

      It was the week when David Cameron rubbed shoulders with porn barons and offshore financiers at a secretive Conservative...

    35. February 13, 2015

      Since you asked: the rights and wrongs of expanding Right to Buy

      “Landlords warn over Right To Buy extension” Financial Times, February 12 Right to Buy? I haven’t heard that since the...

    36. February 13, 2015

      Anglican clerics grapple with controversy surrounding Lord Green

      The Conservative party and HSBC are not the only organisations wondering about possible reputational damage from an...

    37. February 13, 2015

      A singular election that will test the civil service

      With barely two and a half months to go until the general election, I cannot help thinking that my successor, Sir Jeremy...

    38. February 13, 2015

      SNP predicted to have 42% chance of joining next government

      The Scottish National Party has a 42 per cent chance of taking part in the next UK government, according to the latest...

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