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    Cameron’s attempt to ‘do God’ is not blessed with success

    Before the last election, David Cameron said that, although an Anglican, he did not wear his faith on his sleeve. It seemed...

  2. April 16, 2014

    The challenges for Labour pile up

    In the four years since the 2010 general election, the Conservatives and Labour have set out two contrasting visions for the...

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  1. April 14, 2014

    Osborne courts right with ‘dynamic scoring’ research on tax cuts

    George Osborne will appeal to the right wing of the Conservative party on Monday with the publication of further government...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Andrea Leadsom given Treasury brief for City

    Andrea Leadsom, a former high-flying banker, has been given Treasury responsibility for the City, as part of a reshuffle of...

  3. April 11, 2014

    Sajid Javid faces political test to soften cold image

    Sajid Javid is a Star Trek buff whose last visit to the theatre was to see War Horse. That much is known, but around the...

  4. April 11, 2014

    Bus driver’s son Javid sees no obstacles on road to Downing St

    Sajid Javid grew up in a two-bedroom flat above a clothes shop in Bristol’s Stapleton Road, described in 2011 by the Sunday...

  5. April 10, 2014

    David Cameron faces battle to halt Ukip’s advance in EU elections

    David Cameron struggled to overcome the fallout from the Maria Miller expenses affair, as he launched a six-week European...

  6. April 10, 2014

    MP Nigel Evans cleared of sexual assault charges

    Nigel Evans, the former Commons deputy Speaker, has been cleared of nine charges, including raping a student and sexually...

  7. April 9, 2014

    Cameron under fire from women in reshuffle row

    David Cameron hoped the promotion of bus driver’s son and Thatcherite former banker Sajid Javid as culture secretary would...

  8. April 9, 2014

    Cameron left fighting for authority

    David Cameron tried to reassert his authority over the Conservative party on Wednesday night after days of damaging...

  9. April 9, 2014

    Misplaced loyalties and Maria Miller

    After days of prevarication, Maria Miller has finally resigned. In her letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, the UK...

  10. April 9, 2014

    Other high-profile MPs made similar mistake to Maria Miller

    Maria Miller’s resignation as culture secretary came 16 months after the first allegations were made about the claims she...

  11. April 9, 2014

    Maria Miller: Countdown to resignation

    Maria Miller, Conservative MP for Basingstoke, on Wednesday resigned her post as minister of culture, media and sport...

  12. April 9, 2014

    Maria Miller’s torrid time as culture secretary

    The “Ministry of Fun” is how one online publication refers to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. That has not been...

  13. April 9, 2014

    Sajid Javid replaces Maria Miller as UK culture secretary

    Sajid Javid, a Treasury minister, has been promoted to the cabinet to replace Maria Miller, who resigned as culture...

  14. April 8, 2014

    Net migration cuts would have ‘negative effects’ on UK economy

    The government’s plan to cut net migration will damage Britain’s economy, weaken the public finances and reduce people’s...

  15. April 7, 2014

    UK prime minister offers fresh support to Miller

    David Cameron has defied leading newspapers, many of his own MPs and public opinion by giving a fresh vote of confidence to...

  16. April 7, 2014

    Ukip supporters to stay loyal to party for general election

    Most supporters of the UK Independence party say they will stay with the anti-EU party after European elections in May,...

  17. April 4, 2014

    The challenge set by Nigel Farage

    David Cameron once described the UK Independence party as a movement full of “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists”. And...

  18. April 3, 2014

    Miliband backs Ukip leader’s exclusion from TV debate

    Ed Miliband insisted on Thursday that Nigel Farage should be excluded from any leaders’ debates in the run up to the 2015...

  19. April 3, 2014

    Miller apologises to parliament over excess expenses claims

    Maria Miller, culture secretary, has apologised to parliament after being ordered to repay £5,800 in excess expense claims...

  20. March 31, 2014

    Policy and personality rifts rock No campaign on Scotland

    The latest ructions in the campaign to prevent Scottish independence have highlighted differences of policy and personality...

  21. March 31, 2014

    Labour opinion poll lead shrinks to under 3%

    The Conservatives have narrowed Labour’s opinion poll lead to under 3 per cent, according to a survey that also shows shifts...

  22. March 31, 2014

    Voters are about to wake up and smell the hogwash

    Political commentary depends on amnesia. Events recur, patterns repeat, most of what happens is familiar – and each time it...

  23. March 31, 2014

    George Osborne shifts Tory focus to ‘full employment’ in UK

    George Osborne has targeted “full employment” as the goal of a future Conservative government, as he attempts to redirect...

  24. March 28, 2014

    To fix Europe, Cameron must do business with his rivals

    Brace yourself for a couple of lively months. If this week’s debate between Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg on the “in-out...

  25. March 27, 2014

    Brittan on Britain

    I. Forced Normality My earliest semi-adult memories go back to the long, drawn-out struggle to persuade Sir Winston...

  26. March 27, 2014

    Farage reawakens Tory election fears after Europe debate

    Nigel Farage’s strong performance in Wednesday’s live debate on Europe has reawakened Tory fears that Ukip could split the...

  27. March 26, 2014

    Tories eye visa sleight of hand to flatter immigration figures

    Theresa May is proposing to cut net migration by more than 19,000 ahead of the next general election in a statistical...

  28. March 24, 2014

    Cameron signals move to raise inheritance tax threshold

    David Cameron wants to fight the next election with a revived Tory promise to raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1m, in...

  29. March 24, 2014

    Cameron’s coalition is a bazaar for big, radical ideas

    Historians of the coalition government will have to work out how Britain came to be governed so radically by such...

  30. March 23, 2014

    David Cameron urged to tone down anti-immigration rhetoric

    David Cameron has been urged to tone down his anti-immigration rhetoric by some of his own MPs who have launched a new group...

  31. March 21, 2014

    David Cameron wants Boris Johnson back in parliament

    Boris Johnson has sidestepped a call by David Cameron for him to stand as an MP in 2015, after the prime minister said he...

  32. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Osborne attempts to win back older voters

    George Osborne’s Budget was in many ways aimed at winning back those voters the Conservatives worry are being lost to the UK...

  33. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Reforms appeal to the Tory heartland

    Conservative benches cheered George Osborne’s Budget to the rooftops on Wednesday as the chancellor put next year’s election...

  34. March 19, 2014

    UK Budget 2014: Tories should not expect an election dividend

    This Budget will have little or no political impact. That was probably its main purpose. Any pre-election fiscal excitements...

  35. March 17, 2014

    Pro-European Tories aim to go Mainstream

    A group of pro-European Conservative MPs have relaunched their “European Mainstream” group but fewer than 20 attended the...

  36. March 17, 2014

    Boris Johnson should be allowed to stand as leader, says father

    Boris Johnson should be allowed to stand as Conservative leader, even if he is not an MP, his father has said. The comments...

  37. March 17, 2014

    UK Budget 2014: The wolf at Britain’s door is the Tories’ best ally

    George Osborne’s real achievement as chancellor of the exchequer is that nobody very much cares about the Budget he will...

  38. March 16, 2014

    Scottish Conservatives unite on need for more devolution

    The Conservatives have kicked off Scotland’s spring party conference season with a gathering energised by the looming...

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