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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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