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    1. May 26, 2015

      Cameron to push ahead with extension of Right to Buy scheme

      David Cameron will push ahead with plans to extend a subsidised house-buying scheme to 1.3m housing association tenants,...

    2. May 25, 2015

      The cold-blooded case for staying in Europe

      Three is a pattern. First, there was the derisive media coverage of the campaign against Scottish independence last year....

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    1. May 25, 2015

      Tory MPs told to stay in London to maximise slender majority

      The Conservative chief whip has told ministers to limit their travel plans for the first few months of the parliament to...

    2. May 24, 2015

      Conservatives rule out reviving plans to make sackings easier

      The Conservative party has decided against reviving plans to allow businesses to sack employees at will, as it embarks on a...

    3. May 22, 2015

      Bank of England mis-sends Brexit email to press

      The Bank of England was forced on Friday night to confirm that it was secretly researching the financial impact of a...

    4. May 22, 2015

      Steve Hilton: the Tory guru out of step with political realities

      Were he not so well acquainted with Britain’s prime minister, it is unlikely you would have heard of Steve Hilton. That the...

    5. May 22, 2015

      No news is good news for government spin doctors

      Whitehall departments have been ordered to cancel minor initiatives and keep ministers off the airwaves to give the public...

    6. May 22, 2015

      Former communities secretary Eric Pickles awarded knighthood

      Relieved of his role as the UK’s communities secretary in last week’s cabinet reshuffle, Eric Pickles was on Friday given a...

    7. May 21, 2015

      House of Lords poised for more combative role

      It is a little after lunch and in the Brougham room of the House of Lords library a blue-suited baroness is quietly dozing...

    8. May 21, 2015

      Cameron and Osborne pick journalists for key government jobs

      David Cameron and George Osborne have handed key jobs to three senior journalists as they rebuild their political operation...

    9. May 20, 2015

      Cameron starts push for reform with EU leaders

      David Cameron will fly to Riga on Thursday night for the start of a push to secure a British reform agenda in the EU, as...

    10. May 20, 2015

      Europe: The British question

      Membership costs: UK’s leading voices vs Europe’s power brokers David Cameron had not expected to win outright. But...

    11. May 20, 2015

      Former banker considers bid to lead UK Treasury committee

      A former investment banker is considering a bid to lead the Treasury select committee, promising to end “banker-bashing” and...

    12. Off Message

      May 20, 2015

      Where should Labour go from here?

      In The Unfinished Revolution, his account of New Labour’s rise to power, Philip Gould wrote that the paradox of 20th century...

    13. May 20, 2015

      To avoid Syriza’s fate over the EU, Britain must embrace fudge

      A new government is elected with a substantial mandate to renegotiate the relationship with European institutions....

    14. May 19, 2015

      David Cameron to put EU referendum at heart of Queen’s Speech

      David Cameron told ministers on Tuesday that he would put the Conservatives’ pledge to hold a referendum on Britain’s...

    15. May 18, 2015

      Cameron likely to drop plan to shrink Commons

      David Cameron is likely to drop plans to reduce the number of MPs to 600 as the prime minister tries to avoid an early...

    16. May 18, 2015

      David Cameron warned on ‘dangers’ of rapid EU negotiation

      David Cameron has been urged not to negotiate a new EU deal for Britain at breakneck speed, amid fears that such an approach...

    17. May 18, 2015

      ‘Giant’ John Bercow back in the Speaker’s seat as MPs reconvene

      John Bercow, the colourful and often controversial Speaker of the Commons, was returned to his post and hailed as a “giant”...

    18. May 18, 2015

      Cameron confirms commitment to NHS in ‘one-nation’ speech

      David Cameron will on Monday put the National Health Service at the centre of his first significant speech since the...

    19. May 16, 2015

      George Osborne announces ‘Budget for working people’ in July

      George Osborne will set out a “Budget for working people” on July 8 to implement some of the Conservative election pledges,...

    20. May 15, 2015

      David Cameron squeezed by pleas for power on both sides of border

      David Cameron faces intensifying rival pressure from London and Edinburgh, as a leading Tory backbencher insists on more...

    21. May 15, 2015

      Kind of blue: Confessions of a shy Tory

      It turns out that I am a shy Tory. It has taken me a while to come out but at least I can console myself with the thought...

    22. May 15, 2015

      How Nuneaton swung behind the Tories

      Labour has a problem and her name is Jody Hall. The Nuneaton resident, who works in admin, is the daughter of a former coal...

    23. May 15, 2015

      The most important MP you may never have heard of

      Graham Brady is the most important man in the new parliament of whom you might never have heard. The fact that David Cameron...

    24. May 14, 2015

      The mistake that could trigger Brexit

      Amid the sound and fury that will soon describe Britain’s relationship with Europe, the standard-bearers for Brexit in David...

    25. May 13, 2015

      Conservative vote rose in seats receiving extra government money

      The Conservative party won a bigger vote swing last week in areas where they had spent significant amounts of government...

    26. David Allen Green

      May 13, 2015

      Tories and civil liberties: the fascinating appointment of Dominic Raab

      There is a misconception that the UK’s Conservative party is opposed to fundamental constitutional reform. And it is a...

    27. May 13, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon calls for more talks on devolved powers

      The Scottish government has demanded a new round of devolution discussions, saying last week’s general election result...

    28. May 13, 2015

      Ennobled opponents prepare to disrupt Cameron’s plans

      After five years of coalition government and compromise, David Cameron’s Conservatives will resume business in the House of...

    29. May 13, 2015

      Germany not rushing to compromise over EU for Cameron’s sake

      David Cameron might have felt encouraged about engaging Berlin in his drive for big EU reforms after German chancellor...

    30. May 13, 2015

      The Conservatives’ battle over immigration, tourists and students

      “UK Border” is the sign that greets passengers arriving at Heathrow. The airport is not on the border. It is in a west...

    31. May 13, 2015

      Greg Clark faces challenge to fulfil promises on home ownership

      New communities minister Greg Clark faces the difficult task of fulfilling his party’s election promise to get more people...

    32. May 13, 2015

      David Cameron to unveil measures against extremism

      David Cameron is to unveil measures aimed at confronting the “poisonous” ideology of extremism and ending what he said was a...

    33. May 12, 2015

      Tories plan stricter rules on UK strike ballots

      The Conservative government will press ahead with significant changes to Britain’s strike laws, pleasing business but...

    34. May 12, 2015

      The spirit of Thatcher returns to Victoria Street

      Scrapping the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is one of those ideas that has been kicked around Whitehall for...

    35. May 12, 2015

      Duncan Smith now has to deliver on vision for welfare reform

      Iain Duncan Smith’s reappointment as work and pensions secretary this week signals the government’s renewed commitment to...

    36. FT Data

      May 12, 2015

      Britain's general election: why Labour lost

      Before Labour tear themselves apart trying to figure out how to proceed from the general election result it’s worth taking a...

    37. May 12, 2015

      Scotland’s powers to be limited to those already agreed

      Ministers will push through plans for powers to be transferred to the Scottish parliament by the end of the summer, but will...

    38. May 12, 2015

      David Cameron insists on EU treaty change

      David Cameron has insisted he needs an EU treaty change before he can sell a new deal on Europe to the British people, but...

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