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    1. August 31, 2015

      The opposition is not David Cameron’s biggest problem

      It must count as one of the easiest assignments ever given to the attack unit of any political party. Tory staffers in...

    2. August 31, 2015

      SNP faces growing pressure to reform unified police force

      Opposition parties are piling pressure on the governing Scottish nationalists to reform Scotland’s two-year-old unified...

    3. August 30, 2015

      George Osborne is shown a more generous way to achieve UK surplus

      George Osborne can give parents more help with childcare, build more homes, spend more on infrastructure and still...

    4. August 28, 2015

      Cut the bloated House of Lords down to size

      None of Britain’s major parties are known to have campaigned on a platform of “More Politicians, Now”. Yet the pace at...

    5. August 28, 2015

      Boris’s summer of discontent

      Boris Johnson is planning a political relaunch this autumn to put behind him a dismal summer and to convince sceptical...

    6. August 27, 2015

      Ex-MPs and political aides pack list of new Lords

      Party leaders are packing the House of Lords with former politicians and political aides at an accelerating rate,...

    7. August 27, 2015

      Net immigration to UK hits record high of 330,000

      A rise in the number of foreign nationals seeking work in Britain has pushed net migration to an all-time record of...

    8. August 26, 2015

      New peerages pose questions over expense and credibility of Lords

      A new clutch of 45 peers was appointed on Thursday, mostly from the ranks of former MPs, party advisers and donors —...

    9. August 24, 2015

      It’s as simple as it seems: Corbyn spells disaster for Labour

      Sometimes things are as simple as they seem. There is no profit in searching for complexity or perverse consequences in...

    10. August 17, 2015

      Marx was wrong — politics is Darwinian

      Leadership is to politics what productivity is to economics: not quite the only thing that matters but almost. A party...

    11. August 9, 2015

      A positive plan is needed to decarbonise Britain

      Amber Rudd, the new secretary of state at the Department of Energy and Climate change (DECC), has one of the more...

    12. August 8, 2015

      Somalia corruption probe: minister asked Lord Howard for funding

      A Somali minister wrote to Michael Howard last year requesting “financial support” from the UK oil company which is...

    13. August 7, 2015

      No 10 accused of ignoring Kids Company warnings

      Civil servants and ministers warned Downing Street before the election that funds designated for Kids Company would be...

    14. August 6, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn spoils the holiday for Cameron

      British politics is in the grip of summer madness. The Labour party is flirting with the idea of choosing the hard-left...

    15. August 4, 2015

      Era of deference and denial swirls with child sex allegations

      In the years when Edward Heath was prime minister (1970-1974) the terms paedophile and paedophilia were known mainly by...

    16. August 3, 2015

      UK government can take its time over asset sales

      In July 1979, an article in the Financial Times introduced the public to the word “privatisation” — coined by the then...

    17. July 30, 2015

      Cull their Lordships to save the chamber

      The image of the House of Lords has taken a battering this week. The unacceptable behaviour of a senior member has...

    18. July 28, 2015

      Pensions minister and chancellor divided

      In the heat of the fiercely contested 2015 election battle, the Conservatives took the decision to bring one of the...

    19. July 27, 2015

      Cheers replace jeers for George Osborne the arch-survivor

      When George Osborne handed out medals to Paralympic athletes in 2012 he was booed, the jeers reverberating around...

    20. July 27, 2015

      An early EU referendum will kill off David Cameron’s premiership

      In The Golden Bough, James George Frazer scandalised Victorians by itemising the similarities between myths,...

    21. July 20, 2015

      Parties join to build foundations of Yes to Europe campaign

      Three figures from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties are working together to set up the foundations...

    22. July 20, 2015

      Rutland council targets growth as well as savings

      A world away from Oldham’s metropolitan challenges, Rutland, England’s smallest county, has gambled on growth. The...

    23. July 14, 2015

      Labour and corporate leaders grit their teeth

      David Cameron’s 2006 commitment to “responsible capitalism” used to be mocked by Labour as little more than an...

    24. July 14, 2015

      Conservatives drop plans to relax fox hunting ban

      Constitutional history will be made in the House of Commons on Wednesday by one bill that is being debated and one that...

    25. July 14, 2015

      UK companies told to publish gender pay audits

      Companies with more than 250 employees will have to publish the difference in average pay between men and women workers...

    26. July 13, 2015

      Osborne’s experience of failure is the secret of his success

      George Osborne was not a fool in 2012 and he is not a genius now. His convalescence from ailing chancellor to putative...

    27. July 12, 2015

      Contradictions of the Conservatives’ housing policy

      Britain urgently needs to build more homes. Any discussion of the UK’s housing crisis must focus unswervingly on the...

    28. July 12, 2015

      Michael Gove overturns ban on receiving books in prison

      Prisoners will be able to receive books as gifts direct from relatives and friends rather than being restricted to...

    29. July 11, 2015

      PM ‘seeking EU employment law opt out’

      Downing Street has described as “noise and speculation”, but has not denied, reports that David Cameron is seeking to...

    30. July 10, 2015

      Osborne’s ‘One Nation’ still under construction

      For such a young chancellor, it was a curiously Victorian peroration. George Osborne ended his Budget on Wednesday with...

    31. July 10, 2015

      Conservatives prepare for attack on trade union political funds

      The Conservative government will launch an attack on Labour’s biggest source of funding within days by announcing plans...

    32. July 9, 2015

      Osborne takes on ‘Nimby’ shires with planning shake-up

      George Osborne will announce sweeping planning reforms on Friday to speed up housebuilding in Britain, sidelining...

    33. July 9, 2015

      Ministers delay ‘English votes’ plan

      Ministers have delayed plans to give additional voting rights to MPs from England and Wales on bills affecting their...

    34. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Disraeli’s heir dishes the Labour party

      George Osborne has delivered the first Conservative Budget for 18 years. It is a boldly political one. Yet it also...

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      July 8, 2015

      Working on a Budget

      Chancellor, George Osborne, leaves Downing street to deliver the Budget on Wednesday. The first Budget after the...

    36. July 5, 2015

      Cameron’s war on tax credits could backfire

      Soon the guessing will be at an end. In this year’s election Britain’s Conservative party campaigned on a programme of...

    37. July 3, 2015

      Cameron’s dangerous plan on English votes

      When Scotland voted to reject independence last year many assumed that the United Kingdom had been saved and the issue...

    38. July 3, 2015

      Treasury considers big shake-up of UK pension tax

      Treasury officials are considering a big shake-up of the tax treatment of pensions, prompting warnings from the UK...

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