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    1. February 3, 2014

      Gove’s combative approach sharpens his critics’ claws

      Many teachers, unions and Liberal Democrats dislike him. Backbench Tories love him. This week’s controversies over fresh...

    2. February 3, 2014

      Michael Gove rejects Ofsted cronyism claims

      Michael Gove has denied that the education department is made up of a “gallery of nodding dogs”, following a row over...

    1. February 7, 2013

      Schools to embrace financial education

      Financial education looks set to become part of the national curriculum in England from 2014 after the Department for...

    2. January 28, 2013

      Schools to cut back on practical courses

      Schools are cutting back on their work-focused, technical and practical courses in response to changes to the design of the...

    3. February 29, 2012

      Labour vows to rebuild relations with business

      Labour on Wednesday admitted it had “lost the trust” of business and vowed to rebuild relations in the wake of concerns...

    4. February 6, 2012

      David Miliband warns on youth unemployment

      David Miliband has stepped back into the political fray, urging the government to do more to tackle youth unemployment and...

    5. January 3, 2012

      How we can persuade the Iranians to stop short of a bomb

      From Sir John Thomson. Sir, Michael Herzog (Letters, December 22) is right to assert that Israel is actively debating the...

    6. December 22, 2011

      Israel is wide awake as decision time approaches on nuclear Iran

      From Brig-Gen (Rtd) Michael Herzog. Sir, While David Miliband and Nader Mousavizadeh warn that “war talk” regarding Iran’s...

    7. December 20, 2011

      Top Revenue official accused of providing ‘imprecise answers’

      Dave Hartnett, the Revenue’s top tax official, came under fire on Tuesday for giving “imprecise, inconsistent and...

    8. December 20, 2011

      MPs condemn tax breaks for big business

      Senior tax officials were on Monday lambasted by MPs over “serious concerns” that large companies were treated more...

    9. December 6, 2011

      West must abandon its ‘bipolar’ policy choice over Iran

      From Mr Reza Ladjevardian. Sir, David Miliband and Nader Mousavizadeh correctly point out the potential dangers of increased...

    10. October 19, 2011

      Watchdog warns councils over school finances

      Local authority state schools need stronger financial supervision, according to a report by the National Audit Office,...

    11. September 25, 2011

      Older Miliband pledges loyalty to brother

      By Jim Pickard, Political Correspondent David Miliband pledged allegiance to his younger brother on Sunday night, in a...

    12. September 16, 2011

      MPs warn on ambulance accountability

      Uncertainty over who will commission ambulance services in the reformed NHS at a time when big improvements in efficiency...

    13. May 24, 2011

      IT group’s NHS contract bid under fire

      The biggest contractor to the troubled NHS IT programme was accused on Tuesday of seeking a one-third reduction in the cost...

    14. April 1, 2011

      Hodge attacks ‘toothless’ rail regulator

      The regulator meant to keep a control on spending by the company that owns Britain’s rail network has “no teeth”, the chair...

    15. March 7, 2011

      A lucrative business in washing reputations

      Britain is suffering one of its periodic spasms of moral indignation. Politicians and professors have been caught consorting...

    16. February 8, 2011

      Beware of billets doux to dictators

      As ever it is the small touches that are the giveaways. Take former PM Gordon Brown sucking up to Libya over the release of...

    17. January 20, 2011

      Hodge warns on ministerial accountability

      Ministers and civil servants cannot be held properly to account because they move on too often, the chair of parliament’s...

    18. December 28, 2010

      Coalition dismisses role for David Miliband

      Downing Street on Monday night dismissed as “complete nonsense” a newspaper report that the coalition was considering...

    19. December 14, 2010

      Plea for end to Khodorkovsky ‘persecution’

      A group of western politicians has urged Dmitry Medvedev, Russian president, to “end the persecution” of Mikhail...

    20. November 8, 2010

      Don’t be too à la carte at Seoul’s high table

      From Shanghai to Seoul, David Cameron, the UK’s Conservative prime minister, has an important opportunity this week. But...

    21. October 24, 2010

      Kashmir a Himalayan test of US diplomacy

      Barack Obama raised hackles in New Delhi two years ago when, still a presidential candidate, he talked of the need to...

    22. October 3, 2010

      No foreign jobs on offer for Miliband

      William Hague says he will not nominate David Miliband for the post of European Union foreign minister, nor any other...

    23. September 29, 2010

      David Miliband quits frontline politics

      David Miliband has confirmed he is to quit frontline politics and will return to the backbenches to let his brother, Ed,...

    24. September 28, 2010

      Brothers at odds over break with past

      Ed Miliband on Tuesday ruthlessly jettisoned the baggage of New Labour, condemning the Iraq war as “wrong” in a conference...

    25. September 27, 2010

      Tears for loser as jobs decision looms

      ‘Don’t worry, I’ll be fine’: David Miliband gives a speech on Monday that was described by shadow cabinet colleagues as the...

    26. September 27, 2010

      ‘Prawn cocktail offensive’ urged on business

      Ed Miliband needs a “prawn cocktail offensive” to convince business he is a leader it can work with after he beat their...

    27. September 27, 2010

      Abel speech by brother without killer instinct

      Officially, the speech did not exist. It was not listed in the Conference Arrangements Committee’s supposedly immutable...

    28. September 27, 2010

      David Miliband calls for Labour to unite

      David Miliband on Monday called on Labour to end the “cliques, factions and soap operas” of the party’s recent past and...

    29. September 26, 2010

      Milibands risk split over deficit

      Band of brothers: Labour’s new leader Ed Miliband repeated his position on Sunday that he would be more cautious over the...

    30. September 26, 2010

      Focus falls on the brother who lost

      What happens next to Labour depends a great deal not on the victor of Saturday’s leadership contest, but on the vanquished...

    31. September 24, 2010

      Odds shorten dramatically on Ed Miliband

      The odds on Ed Miliband becoming Labour’s next leader were dramatically slashed on Friday as his camp proclaimed their...

    32. September 13, 2010

      David Miliband refuses to pledge name to rally

      Labour’s leadership candidates all pledged support for the union movement during their final hustings at the Trades Union...

    33. September 12, 2010

      Ed Miliband’s poll lead ‘wakes up’ brother

      David Miliband admitted his campaign received a “wake-up call” at the weekend as polls showed that his brother Ed had taken...

    34. September 1, 2010

      Rivals leave next Labour leader a conundrum

      On one thing the candidates for the Labour leadership seem to agree. They want to leave behind the bitter arguments and...

    35. September 1, 2010

      Blair warns Labour of cost in drift to left

      Tony Blair warned the Labour party on Wednesday that it would lose “even bigger next time” if it drifted off to the left, in...

    36. August 30, 2010

      Miliband shrugs off Mandelson support

      Potent challenger: but Ed Balls’ endorsement of either Miliband brother could swing momentum their way David Miliband,...

    37. August 30, 2010

      Q&A: Labour leadership candidates

      The race is on: (from left) Andy Burnham, David Miliband, Diane Abbott, Ed Balls and Ed Miliband The five candidates for...

    38. August 29, 2010

      Milibands in neck and neck finish

      Ballot papers go out this week for Labour supporters to decide their next party leader in a contest that appears to have...

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