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  1. September 17, 2014

    Somalia to rewrite contracts in response to corruption concerns

    Somalia is cancelling or renegotiating a series of high-profile contracts ranging from oil exploration to port operations as...

  2. September 16, 2014

    Cameron faces showdown with Tory backbenchers over Scots pledges

    David Cameron is heading for a showdown with Tory backbenchers over the last-minute flurry of pledges he has made to the...

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  1. September 16, 2014

    ‘Barnett formula’ could have MPs tearing their hair out

    What a difference a few years and a closely-fought independence referendum can make. Back in 2010, David Cameron, then...

  2. September 16, 2014

    Cameron in last-ditch pledge to Scots

    David Cameron has joined his political rivals to reassure Scotland on future government spending, during a last-ditch visit...

  3. September 12, 2014

    London mayor Boris Johnson selected as Tory candidate in Uxbridge

    Boris Johnson is a step closer to returning to Westminster next year after being selected to fight a safe Tory seat in the...

  4. September 10, 2014

    Tory MPs to demand more powers for England

    Conservative politicians are mobilising to demand a proper settlement for English voters after the three main political...

  5. September 9, 2014

    Scottish independence: Conservative MPs take issue with proposed Holyrood powers

    Recriminations were beginning to fly in Westminster on Tuesday as MPs took issue with a pledge by the three main political...

  6. September 9, 2014

    Pro-Union parties back swift deal on ‘modern home rule’ for Scots

    An accelerated timetable to give more tax and spending powers to the Scottish parliament was backed by Labour, Tory and...

  7. September 9, 2014

    Impractical promises will not convince a sceptical electorate

    Pause before you promise. Most politicians will spend the long pre-election period campaigning rather than governing. You...

  8. September 7, 2014

    Britain rises up rankings of climate-friendly generation

    The UK has become one of the world’s most climate-friendly countries in the past year after a record 34 per cent jump in...

  9. September 7, 2014

    Cameron’s fate as prime minister hangs on Scotland vote

    David Cameron’s future could hang on the outcome of next week’s Scottish independence referendum, despite the prime...

  10. September 5, 2014

    Conservative party seeks to tap elderly expat vote

    The Conservative party plans to give millions of mostly elderly Britons living overseas the right to vote in Westminster...

  11. September 3, 2014

    May polishes pitch for Tory leadership with vision on welfare

    Theresa May will on Wednesday issue a reminder that she is still among the frontrunners to be the next leader of the...

  12. September 1, 2014

    Cameron’s uneasy peace on Europe at risk

    Is the Conservative party heading for another meltdown on Europe? With memories still uncomfortably fresh of the infighting...

  13. September 1, 2014

    Cameron moves to calm Tory nerves on Ukip surge

    David Cameron will this week urge Tory MPs not to throw away the 2015 general election with another round of infighting on...

  14. September 1, 2014

    Ukip’s first rebel claims ‘bullying’ by Tory MPs

    A former Tory MP who defected to the UK Independence party in 2008 was bullied “emotionally and physically” by his former...

  15. September 1, 2014

    Cameron plays his part with polish but no panache

    There are no solutions,” said the American scholar Thomas Sowell in the best one-line distillation of politics on record,...

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    September 1, 2014

    Ukip do like to be beside the seaside

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage (left) and Conservative MP for Clacton-on-Sea Douglas Carswell who has announced he is defecting to...

  17. August 28, 2014

    Cameron braves Scottish visit to defend union

    David Cameron issued a passionate defence of the UK and its economic benefits at a dinner of Scottish members of the CBI...

  18. August 28, 2014

    Cameron’s problem over immigration

    David Cameron’s immigration policy has always boiled down to one key pledge. He has promised to reduce annual net migration...

  19. August 28, 2014

    Douglas Carswell’s defection to Ukip risks Tory split in run-up to election

    When Nigel Farage convened a snap Ukip press conference on Thursday morning, journalists assumed he wanted to talk about...

  20. August 28, 2014

    Tory maverick jumps ship and takes gamble on re-election

    Tory defector Douglas Carswell’s role as one of Westminster’s most maverick politicians may be connected to his unusual...

  21. August 28, 2014

    Carswell defection is a pivotal moment for Cameron’s Tories

    In a general election as excruciatingly tight as next year’s will be, almost any event can be said to be decisive. So we...

  22. August 28, 2014

    Ukip defection exposes Tory faultlines

    David Cameron was on Thursday night fighting to restore order in his party after the defection of a leading Tory eurosceptic...

  23. August 27, 2014

    Westminster disorder as Bercow backs Australian for venerable job

    For more than 650 years, the post of clerk of the House of Commons has seldom entered the public consciousness, but that has...

  24. August 27, 2014

    Swedish-run UK school seeks to improve performance

    Unusually for a headteacher in England, Alison Tilbrook displays a Swedish flag in her office and reports three times a week...

  25. August 26, 2014

    Farage to stand in Thanet seat as Johnson pins hopes on Uxbridge

    Boris Johnson has confirmed he is seeking the safe Conservative seat of Uxbridge and West Ruislip in next year’s general...

  26. August 26, 2014

    Tories accused over funds for campaigns in key seats

    Labour will accuse the Tories on Tuesday of bankrolling their election campaign in marginal seats with “shady money” from...

  27. August 20, 2014

    UK Labour party extends lead into Tory territory

    Labour is extending its lead into Conservative territory, underlining the challenge David Cameron faces to win an outright...

  28. August 13, 2014

    UK Conservatives beat Labour on political donations

    The Conservatives raised almost twice the amount of political donations than Labour in the second quarter of the year after...

  29. August 12, 2014

    George Osborne plays increasing role in UK foreign policy

    William Hague’s exit from the UK Foreign Office has opened the way for George Osborne to play a greater role in setting...

  30. August 12, 2014

    UK prisoners lose case for damages over votes

    European judges have spared Britain from paying damages to prisoners whose human rights were violated because they were...

  31. August 11, 2014

    A censorious creed that gnaws away at the Conservative vote

    Modern London is a Conservative creation. When Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1979, it was dowdy, depopulating...

  32. August 11, 2014

    UK sends reconnaissance jets to Iraq but resists bigger role

    Britain is sending Tornado fighter jets to northern Iraq for possible use in surveillance operations over Mount Sinjar, part...

  33. August 8, 2014

    Lady Warsi’s exit reveals wider poll danger for Tories

    The Conservative party has long been proud of its strong support for Israel. But the shock resignation this week of Lady...

  34. August 8, 2014

    Cameron reveals businesswomen among new Tory peerages

    David Cameron has appointed a series of leading businesswomen to the House of Lords with peerages going to Karren Brady,...

  35. August 7, 2014

    Boris Johnson starts from behind in any Tory leadership race

    Boris Johnson will spend the coming months building support among Conservative MPs as he prepares for a possible party...

  36. August 7, 2014

    Scotland opens issue of autonomy across UK

    With its independence referendum only six weeks away, Scotland is on the brink of key changes in its relationship with the...

  37. August 7, 2014

    Boris Johnson eyes Uxbridge as springboard to Westminster

    Uxbridge is the furthest stop on the Metropolitan line travelling west out of London into leafy suburbia. But the safe Tory...

  38. August 7, 2014

    UK parties outline Scottish ‘devo max’ proposals

    The main political parties at Westminster have pledged to give extra powers to Scotland if it votes to stay in the UK –...

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