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    1. January 29, 2015

      Business faces up to ‘surreal’ mix of UK coalition risks

      Business is being forced to scrutinise the policies of parties it would have previously regarded as largely irrelevant, with...

    2. January 27, 2015

      Osborne claims high ground as GDP rises

      Britain’s economy grew 2.6 per cent in 2014, its fastest rate since the financial crisis, stoking Conservative confidence as...

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    1. January 27, 2015

      Cameron attacks welfare dependency

      David Cameron on Tuesday marked the final 100 days to the general election by pledging to reduce the benefits cap to £23,000...

    2. January 26, 2015

      May election will see end of the two-party political system

      Britain’s two-party political system is broken. To adapt Tony Blair’s phrase: the kaleidoscope has been shaken and nobody...

    3. January 26, 2015

      Parties fight long election battle in marginal seat

      Our people are tired, Mike O’Brien was saying. “Already?” I exclaimed. “There’s nearly four months to go!” “We’ve been going...

    4. January 26, 2015

      Tories seize on Syriza victory to defend UK cuts

      David Cameron and George Osborne have seized on Syriza’s victory in Greece to bolster their claim that British voters should...

    5. January 26, 2015

      David Cameron to renew pledge to cut taxes

      David Cameron will on Monday commit a future Conservative government to tax cuts, claiming that middle Britain needs to be...

    6. January 24, 2015

      Senior Ukip MEP defects to the Conservatives

      One of the UK Independence party’s most senior figures has defected to the Conservatives, provoking a bitter row with his...

    7. January 23, 2015

      Broadcasters step up pressure on Cameron to enter debates

      UK broadcasters stepped up pressure on party leaders to take part in TV debates ahead of May’s general election by...

    8. January 23, 2015

      Greens contemplate life beyond the fringe

      They detect an upside to economic growth of zero. They see scant need for armed forces. They would decriminalise membership...

    9. January 22, 2015

      David Cameron’s bluff called on UK televised poll debates

      Broadcasters have called David Cameron’s bluff by setting out new proposals for televised election debates that would...

    10. January 22, 2015

      Surge in SNP support forces Labour to rethink power deal

      Amid the political scrambling after the 2010 general election, one of Labour’s most senior MPs, Douglas Alexander, ruled out...

    11. January 21, 2015

      Boris Johnson pays price for national ambition

      Boris Johnson’s decision to settle his US tax bill sweeps away an awkward hurdle ahead of his visit to Boston, New York and...

    12. January 20, 2015

      UK’s labour regulations must stay light and easy

      David Cameron calls Britain the “jobs machine” of Europe, and has reiterated a vow to restore full employment. Unlike his...

    13. January 19, 2015

      Only 1 in 10 believes UK politicians want ‘best for country’

      Faith in politicians has fallen to such an extent that only one in 10 believe they want to do “their best for the country”,...

    14. January 19, 2015

      Conservatives can bore their way to general election victory

      The quote is better known than understood: “Once again, the facts of life have turned out to be Tory.” Margaret Thatcher did...

    15. January 19, 2015

      Cameron and the might of a simple metaphor

      The UK’s general election campaign has kicked off and the theme the prime minister has chosen for the Conservatives —...

    16. January 19, 2015

      Tories pledge £300m for UK entrepreneur start-up loans

      The Conservatives have pledged to ensure that at least £300m will be lent to start-up companies over the five years of the...

    17. January 18, 2015

      UK poll outcome ‘most unpredictable’ for almost a century

      The May general election is “the most unpredictable” for almost a century with no “safe outcome”, City bankers say, meaning...

    18. January 16, 2015

      Lord Patten warns David Cameron to beware Ed Miliband

      Ed Miliband is a “highly intelligent guy and a good debater” and the Tories should worry about facing him in a televised...

    19. January 16, 2015

      Conservatives set to outgun Labour on general election spending

      The Conservatives are set to outspend Labour in May’s UK general election by millions, having begun the campaign with a...

    20. January 16, 2015

      Conservative party tries to rebuild base in Scotland

      The Conservative party is attempting to exploit the pro-union victory in last year’s Scottish referendum to begin rebuilding...

    21. January 16, 2015

      Ed Miliband blames electoral roll ‘scandal’ on coalition reform

      Almost 1m people, largely students and the young, have disappeared from the electoral roll since reforms last year,...

    22. January 15, 2015

      Bishops’ broadside reprises 1980s clash

      The intervention of Britain’s archbishops in a debate about the country’s economic and social condition has drawn inevitable...

    23. January 15, 2015

      White House home truths for David Cameron

      Forget Europe. Britain can always play Greece to America’s Rome. The notion that a special relationship with Washington is a...

    24. January 15, 2015

      Ed Balls set to launch centre-left economic report in Washington

      Ed Balls is to pre-empt David Cameron’s visit to the White House by 24 hours by launching an international “inclusive...

    25. January 14, 2015

      David Cameron should not have veto on TV debates

      In most western countries, television debates are a familiar part of the choreography of political campaigns at election...

    26. January 14, 2015

      Tories to reform UK compulsory purchase rules

      George Osborne could make Britain’s “outdated” compulsory purchase system more generous in an effort to speed up big...

    27. January 14, 2015

      David Cameron taunts Labour on falling energy prices

      David Cameron has said sharp drops in the oil price and falling inflation have demolished Labour’s campaign on the “cost of...

    28. January 14, 2015

      Rivals join forces against David Cameron over TV debates

      David Cameron should be represented by an empty podium if he refuses to take part in television debates in the run-up to the...

    29. January 13, 2015

      Osborne mocks Labour over its deficit reduction plans

      The UK Chancellor on Tuesday mocked the opposition Labour party for supporting a target for the next government to eliminate...

    30. January 13, 2015

      UK public finances define battleground for general election

      An apparent display of unity in parliament between Labour and the Conservatives on Tuesday over government finances failed...

    31. January 12, 2015

      Cameron focuses on ‘Britain living within its means’

      David Cameron will today hammer home his key election theme of “Britain living within its means” as MPs vote on the...

    32. January 12, 2015

      Ever blander UK politics makes for a cheerful prospect

      The English language can perform great feats of elasticity but we must never allow “new” to serve as a synonym for “good”....

    33. January 12, 2015

      David Cameron calls for UK to plan response to Paris-style attack

      David Cameron has reignited the debate about access to individuals’ communications by intelligence chiefs, suggesting they...

    34. January 12, 2015

      It’s the economy, stupid, David Cameron warns doubters

      David Cameron’s plan to fight the next British election with a relentless focus on the economy is drawing fire from some of...

    35. January 12, 2015

      David Cameron warns voters over ‘legacy of debt’

      David Cameron will on Monday set out his priorities for the general election, urging people to vote Conservative if they...

    36. January 11, 2015

      House prices in Tory seats rise 8 times faster than in Labour ones

      Homes in Conservative constituencies outside London have seen house price inflation at eight times the rate of Labour...

    37. January 9, 2015

      David Cameron plans crackdown on public service strikes

      A Conservative government would ban public service strikes unless they had support from 40 per cent of the workforce, under...

    38. January 8, 2015

      Tories in northern blitz to woo region’s voters

      The first week of general election campaigning has seen a northern “blitz” by the Conservative party to boost regional...

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