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  1. July 29, 2014

    Old debts put UK Labour party still deep in the red

    Labour is still deeply in the red despite slashing its net liabilities by more than £20m since 2006, when there were fears...

  2. July 28, 2014

    David Ruffley to stand down as Tory MP

    David Ruffley, a Conservative member of the Commons Treasury committee, is to retire as an MP at the next election after he...

  3. July 27, 2014

    Private prosecutions grow as state bodies retreat in face of dwindling resources

    He was once a wealthy Kenyan businessman who boasted about his connections to the billionaire Hinduja brothers and flaunted...

  4. July 27, 2014

    David Cameron’s four housing ministers

    There have been four housing ministers since David Cameron became UK prime minister in 2010. He used the cabinet reshuffle...

  5. July 27, 2014

    Ed Miliband attacks David Cameron over Russian oligarch donations

    David Cameron has come under further pressure over Russian oligarchs’ donations to his Conservative party with the...

  6. July 25, 2014

    Theresa May: Britain’s Angela Merkel?

    It was billed as “the march of the women” but David Cameron decided well before this month’s ministerial reshuffle that one...

  7. July 24, 2014

    Gaza conflict causes split between main UK parties

    The conflict in Gaza has caused the biggest split between the two main UK parties on the issue for years. The Labour...

  8. July 23, 2014

    David Cameron to play tennis with Russian donor

    David Cameron intends to keep an appointment to play doubles tennis with the wife of a former Russian minister who paid...

  9. July 23, 2014

    Bundesbank chief urges UK to stay in EU

    The head of Germany’s central bank has invoked the ghost of Winston Churchill to urge Britain to stay in the EU, before a...

  10. July 21, 2014

    UK job centres face call for competition

    Private companies and charities should be able to compete with government agencies to help unemployed people find work,...

  11. July 20, 2014

    Tory veteran Ken Clarke warns UK economy remains vulnerable

    Ken Clarke, the former Tory chancellor of the exchequer, has questioned the strength of the UK’s recovery, warning that the...

  12. July 19, 2014

    Lucy Neville-Rolfe appointed UK intellectual property minister

    Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, the former Tesco executive, has quit a series of directorships, including the board of ITV, to...

  13. July 18, 2014

    Lords’ anguish revealed in euthanasia debate

    Peers shared wrenching personal stories of suffering and loss on Friday as they debated whether “right to die” legislation...

  14. July 18, 2014

    Tory jockeying at heart of cabinet reshuffle

    David Cameron convened his new look cabinet for the first time on Friday, following a week that saw the prime minister try...

  15. July 18, 2014

    Conservatives to toughen rules for strike ballots

    The Conservatives are to go ahead with a manifesto proposal to impose a 50 per cent turnout threshold for any strike ballot...

  16. July 17, 2014

    ‘British bill of rights’ moves up Tory agenda

    David Cameron’s Conservatives have long been calling on the prime minister to reassert the sovereignty of parliament over...

  17. July 17, 2014

    Downing Street is more effective than you think

    Reshuffles entrance political junkies. But for Number 10 they are sheer agony. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown sweated for hours...

  18. July 17, 2014

    Clegg defends housing benefit reversal

    Nick Clegg on Thursday defended his decision to call for a major overhaul of the government’s spare room subsidy – the...

  19. July 16, 2014

    Female bishops and David Cameron’s catwalk-ready reshuffle

    What a week for British women. On Monday the Church of England voted to allow women bishops, freeing up many senior roles...

  20. July 16, 2014

    CBI warns politicians not to rock the boat

    The head of Britain’s biggest business lobby group has warned politicians not to wreck the country’s “best economic launch...

  21. July 15, 2014

    Nick Clegg criticises Tories over silence on Hong Kong

    Nick Clegg has criticised his Conservative coalition partners for failing to provide backing for democratic reforms in Hong...

  22. July 15, 2014

    UK aims for top EU economy portfolio

    David Cameron will on Wednesday attempt to seize control of one of Europe’s top economic portfolios after his most sweeping...

  23. July 15, 2014

    Cameron shuffles away from Europe

    Throughout his four years in Downing Street, David Cameron has been allergic to cabinet reshuffles. The prime minister has...

  24. July 15, 2014

    David Cameron injects new blood to revive Conservative party

    All Cabinet reshuffles are an exercise in political cosmetics, but seldom has a prime minister gone to such lengths to...

  25. July 15, 2014

    Cameron gives his government a eurosceptic edge

    David Cameron has given his government a eurosceptic edge with the appointment as foreign secretary of Philip Hammond, a...

  26. July 15, 2014

    The 22-hour massacre does David Cameron no favours

    Oh, those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! They send prime ministers mad. Fifty-two years and a day before David Cameron...

  27. July 15, 2014

    Westminister ‘survivor’ Michael Fallon becomes defence secretary

    The appointment of Michael Fallon as defence secretary will come as a surprise not least because David Cameron had indicated...

  28. July 15, 2014

    Cabinet reshuffle: Cameron demotes Michael Gove to chief whip

    David Cameron has carried out a sweeping reshuffle to put his party on election footing, promoting the eurosceptic Philip...

  29. July 15, 2014

    Esther McVey stays at employment but will attend cabinet

    Esther McVey continues as minister for employment and disabilities, but her role is upgraded to attend cabinet meetings in...

  30. July 15, 2014

    Cabinet reshuffle: Nicky Morgan appointed education secretary

    Nicky Morgan’s elevation to a UK ministerial post had been tipped since the MP for Loughborough first entered parliament in...

  31. July 15, 2014

    Bob Kerslake out in civil service reshuffle

    David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle has extended to the civil service, whose head Sir Bob Kerslake is stepping down after only...

  32. July 15, 2014

    Cabinet reshuffle: Hammond’s rise puts focus on EU debate

    Philip Hammond’s promotion means the UK now has a foreign secretary who has said he favours leaving the EU unless it agrees...

  33. July 15, 2014

    Cabinet reshuffle: William Hague – A story of qualified success

    William Hague to step down as foreign secretary William Hague stood down as foreign secretary on Tuesday but, emotionally,...

  34. July 15, 2014

    Ken Clarke: Veteran minister’s innings will not be last stand

    Ken Clarke – 25 years in cabinet Ken Clarke toasted the end of his cabinet career with a glass of red wine on Monday night...

  35. July 14, 2014

    Expenses rules deter women standing as MPs, says former minister

    Westminster’s new expenses system is making it difficult for women with children to stand as MPs, according to the former...

  36. Westminster Blog

    July 14, 2014

    The symbolic departure of climate change minister Greg Barker

    Greg Barker, the Tory energy minister – who posed with David Cameron in the Arctic eight years ago – is stepping down from...

  37. July 14, 2014

    David Cameron discards ‘male, pale and stale’ in reshuffle

    David Cameron began his ministerial cull at 5pm on Monday, as a succession of predominantly middle-aged, male ministers...

  38. July 14, 2014

    Cameron begins cabinet reshuffle

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron has begun a wide-ranging ministerial reshuffle, with veteran Conservative Ken Clarke, one of...

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