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    1. 9 hours ago

      British politicians left to rue a week of class-related faux pas

      Andrew Mitchell has become the latest in a forlorn line of Conservative politicians who have trudged through Britain’s libel...

    2. 11 hours ago

      David Cameron’s EU migrant welfare curbs win broad approval

      David Cameron’s plan to restrict EU migrants’ access to much of Britain’s welfare system was met with broad approval from...

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    1. 11 hours ago

      David Cameron returns to sense on EU migration

      David Cameron’s premiership has been dogged by the vexed questions of immigration and Europe. Under pressure from the rise...

    2. 17 hours ago

      David Cameron caves in to reality on immigration

      There is, it turns out, a limit to what David Cameron will do to pacify his Conservative party. In the weeks before his...

    3. November 27, 2014

      Andrew Mitchell faces £3m bill after ‘Plebgate’ case is thrown out

      Andrew Mitchell faces a legal bill of up to £3m after a High Court judge threw out the “childish” claim by the Tory former...

    4. November 27, 2014

      Westminster cuts the purse strings to Scotland

      By the time they reached the final straight of the Scottish independence campaign, Britain’s main political parties were in...

    5. November 27, 2014

      Nigel Farage trails in struggle to win seat

      Nigel Farage will struggle to win a seat at Westminster despite the UK Independence party’s recent successes in two...

    6. November 25, 2014

      Pro-Brussels Tories begin fightback

      Exasperated by eurosceptic Tories making all the running, pro-European Conservative MPs have finally decided to fight back...

    7. November 24, 2014

      Cameron pressed to make key address

      David Cameron was trying to finalise his long-awaited speech on EU immigration on Monday, amid signs that the longer he...

    8. November 24, 2014

      Cameron needs to lift British politics out of its petty state

      Grief is supposed to move in five stages from denial to acceptance. Since losing its empire Britain has skipped from the...

    9. November 21, 2014

      Nigel Farage to target ‘dozens of seats’ in general election

      Sustained by a couple of pints of bitter at his victory party in the Tap’n’Tin nightclub and “42 minutes sleep”, Nigel...

    10. November 21, 2014

      White van Dan demands Labour apology

      The owner of a house draped in England flags in Rochester, who found himself at the centre of a political storm that led to...

    11. November 21, 2014

      What Ukip’s win in Rochester means for its chances in 2015

      Last night the UK Independence party won its second seat in Britain’s parliament. The result was not simply a product of...

    12. November 21, 2014

      David Cameron must reframe his response to Ukip

      Victory for Mark Reckless in the Rochester and Strood by-election marks another sobering week for David Cameron’s...

    13. November 21, 2014

      Ukip’s Rochester win: Social media reaction

      The Conservative party defector Mark Reckless has won the Rochester & Strood by-election running for Ukip dealing a blow to...

    14. November 21, 2014

      Main parties to blame for their agonies over Ukip

      Imagine an American passing through London for the first time on Thursday night. He watches the news in his hotel suite and...

    15. November 21, 2014

      Ukip defeats Conservatives again to win British by-election

      Rochester rout The anti-immigrant UK Independence party has snatched a second seat in parliament from the ruling...

    16. November 21, 2014

      Ukip’s Mark Reckless wins Rochester by-election

      Rochester rout The UK Independence party on Friday took a second seat in Westminster from the Conservative party as Mark...

    17. November 21, 2014

      Labour caught in Rochester Twitter storm

      Billed as a two-horse race between the Conservatives and UK Independence party, Thursday’s crunch by-election ended up with...

    18. November 20, 2014

      Tories fear defections as Rochester votes

      Voters in Rochester and Strood have started casting their ballots in a by-election that is expected to see Mark Reckless...

    19. November 19, 2014

      Judges criticised over use of legal terms

      A retired English judge has opened a new front in the war on waffle, saying his former colleagues “echo in a different...

    20. November 19, 2014

      NHS spending per patient to fall under all main parties’ pledges

      The amount the NHS spends per patient would fall between £98 and £191 – a real term drop in spending of at least £5.5bn – by...

    21. November 19, 2014

      Tories braced for Rochester by-election defeat

      David Cameron vowed to halt the advance of the UK Independence party on the banks of the River Medway in Rochester, but...

    22. November 18, 2014

      George Osborne accused of ‘grand deception’ on UK deficit

      George Osborne has been accused by his Liberal Democrat deputy at the Treasury of attempting a “grand deception” on voters...

    23. November 17, 2014

      Tories should call off search for anti-Ukip strategy

      There is a default explanation for the rise of the UK Independence party, and it does not add up. According to this theory,...

    24. November 17, 2014

      Cameron changes tack on economy amid ‘headwinds’

      For months, David Cameron has painted a radiant picture of the UK recovery. In his autumn conference speech, he boasted...

    25. November 16, 2014

      Cameron says future Tory government would cut income tax

      David Cameron has insisted that a future Tory government would cut income tax and has “no plans” to raise VAT to fund the...

    26. November 14, 2014

      David Cameron haunted by spectre of losing second seat to Ukip

      Dropping into a citizenship class, the school canteen and posing with a gaggle of Strood Academy pupils for a quick...

    27. November 14, 2014

      The Tories have won the economic argument but do UK voters care?

      There is a chess board in the anteroom of George Osborne’s office in 11 Downing Street, imploring you to liken electoral...

    28. November 13, 2014

      Salmond signals preference for Labour minority rule

      The Scottish National party would favour a Labour minority government over a new coalition, Scotland’s outgoing first...

    29. November 13, 2014

      Ukip seeks funds as donations slow

      The former treasurer of the UK Independence party has appealed for donors to give his party more cash, after figures were...

    30. November 12, 2014

      Tory foreign policy comes under attack from Lib Dems minister

      Britain has no coherent foreign policy and is sinking into “sullen and suspicious nationalism”, the Liberal Democrat foreign...

    31. November 11, 2014

      Tories release names of leader club members

      The Conservative party on Tuesday released details of the select group of high value donors on its leaders’ list – a group...

    32. November 11, 2014

      Perils of Heathrow airport U-turn weigh on parties

      The Tories are expected to carry out a U-turn over Heathrow next year if the Davies commission throws its weight behind a...

    33. November 10, 2014

      Commons chaos caps bad day for David Cameron on Europe

      David Cameron suffered another night of Conservative division over Europe after ministers were accused of a “sly” and...

    34. November 9, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Election winner faces unfinished business

      Days before the 2010 general election, George Osborne sat in a pub, reflecting on warnings that his plans for spending cuts...

    35. November 9, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Blow for Cameron as UK faces deeper cuts

      George Osborne must cut deeper into the budgets of the army, police and courts as the annual savings needed to meet his...

    36. November 9, 2014

       How correlation can win election for Tories

      Correlation is an important concept in fund management. It is a fact UK prime minister David Cameron should take note of, as...

    37. November 7, 2014

      Cameron faces legal challenge over European arrest warrant

      David Cameron looked to have contained a political rebellion over legislation to keep Britain in the European arrest warrant...

    38. November 6, 2014

      The folly of Tory MPs over Europe’s arrest warrant

      Electoral history suggests that if Britain’s Conservatives wish to win next year’s general election, their best tactic would...

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