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    1. February 27, 2015

      UK urged to be ‘premier partner’ in Arctic

      A feeble approach to promoting Britain’s interests in the Arctic means that the UK risks being outmanoeuvred by other...

    2. February 24, 2015

      UK passes legislation to allow three-parent babies

      Britain has become the first country to pass legislation permitting the creation of babies with DNA from three people. As...

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    1. Executive Diversity

      Corporations have played a significant part in raising awareness of LGBT rights around...
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    1. February 24, 2015

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s 40-year career cut short by scandal

      Cut off by Downing Street and disowned by fellow MPs, Sir Malcolm Rifkind had little option on Tuesday but to cut his losses...

    2. The World

      February 24, 2015

      For a fallen superpower, neglect is worse than dislike

      A useful report on EU-Russian relations was published last week by the EU committee of Britain’s House of Lords, the upper...

    3. February 22, 2015

      Former foreign secretaries caught in undercover sting over payments

      Two former foreign secretaries, Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, have been caught in an undercover sting offering to help...

    4. February 17, 2015

      Peers call for UK broadband to be classed as public utility

      Broadband should be defined as a public utility to guarantee unimpeded universal internet access for people across the UK,...

    5. February 10, 2015

      Britain’s House of Lords needs to be downsized

      The British public has become deeply cynical about the political class at Westminster. Few issues ought to provoke its ire...

    6. February 10, 2015

      Cameron urged to give up right to nominate peers

      The prime minister should give up his right to nominate new peers to the House of Lords before the next election to avoid...

    7. February 6, 2015

      Seeing the whites of company chiefs’ eyes

      The completely unexpected decoupling of the Swiss franc from the euro inevitably caught many currency traders out, with...

    8. February 5, 2015

      UK pension reforms a ‘shambles’, says Labour peer

      Pension reforms will allow claimants to game the UK benefits system and are a “shambles”, lawmakers have warned ministers....

    9. January 28, 2015

      The Ruling Class, Trafalgar Studio 1, London — review

      It begins with an act of auto-erotic asphyxiation in a cocked hat and tutu. It continues with a full-size, working crucifix...

    10. January 18, 2015

      The real climate battle after a sweltering 2014

      The announcement that last year was the warmest on record puts another nail in the coffin of climate denial. Not that one...

    11. January 18, 2015

      Government delays push for pension transparency

      The UK government has delayed introducing legislation that would put an end to non-disclosure agreements between pension...

    12. January 7, 2015

      David Cameron ‘frustrated’ at delays to Iraq report

      David Cameron says he is “frustrated” by delays to the publication of a “largely finished” report into the Iraq war, which...

    13. December 30, 2014

      New year honours: Start-up investor Brent Hoberman awarded CBE

      For all their talk of being “disruptive”, internet entrepreneurs show signs of becoming the new establishment. Brent...

    14. December 30, 2014

      Baroness Deech: divorce laws ‘urgently in need of reform’

      In a small room tucked away down the labyrinth of corridors in the House of Lords, Baroness Deech points to an oil painting...

    15. December 22, 2014

      Theresa May to make third effort to name head of abuse inquiry

      Theresa May will next month make a third attempt to propose a suitable person to run an inquiry into the alleged sexual...

    16. December 17, 2014

      Church of England appoints first woman bishop

      The Church of England has announced its first appointment of a female bishop, choosing Cheshire vicar the Reverend Libby...

    17. November 28, 2014

      PD James, crime novelist, 1920-2014

      More than any other British writer, PD James elevated the detective story into the realms of literature, with the psychology...

    18. November 26, 2014

      UK drinks sector fights alcohol price rules

      On the same day that an anti-alcohol pill became available on prescription for people who drink the equivalent of at least...

    19. November 19, 2014

      UK ministers unlikely to try to overturn pub beer-tie vote

      It was a defeat the UK government was not expecting, but officials admitted it was probably too late to do much about it, as...

    20. November 17, 2014

      UK anti-slavery watchdog tells business to clean up supply chains

      Britain’s first anti-slavery commissioner is threatening to expose companies that fail to take steps to eradicate forced...

    21. November 9, 2014

      The juggling secrets of a serial board director

      A portfolio career, especially at a senior level, involves an array of commitments and international travel. How does...

    22. October 28, 2014

      House of Lords votes to amend criminal justice and courts bill

      The Ministry of Justice suffered a serious setback on Monday night when the House of Lords voted to amend part of its...

    23. August 28, 2014

      Privately educated dominate UK’s top jobs

      Britain is “a deeply elitist country”, says the head of a government-appointed commission that has found the top jobs are...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. July 15, 2014

      Lord Hill headed for Brussels

      Jonathan Hill, a former political adviser and lobbyist, has been nominated by David Cameron to be Britain’s next European...

    29. July 12, 2014

      Former Archbishop drops opposition to assisted dying

      The controversial campaign to legalise assisted dying for terminally ill people has gained a surprising and influential new...

    30. July 4, 2014

      Lords to grill accountancy watchdog on ‘going concern’ rules

      The UK accountancy regulator is to be grilled by the House of Lords later this month on its controversial proposals on going...

    31. July 3, 2014

      Parliament to probe role of lord chancellor

      The 900-year-old role of Britain’s lord chancellor, who officially ensures the independence of the courts, will come under...

    32. June 23, 2014

      Top UK judge warns on rise in poor quality legislation

      The president of the UK’s highest court has expressed concern about the “ever increasing quantity and often poor quality of...

    33. June 17, 2014

      Archbishop of Canterbury warns banks are still ‘too big to fail’

      The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the impetus for reforming the banking system is fading, even though taxpayers...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      June 4, 2014

      Queen Elizabeth attends state opening of parliament

      Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth leaves Buckingham Palace to attend the state opening of parliament. She will...

    35. June 3, 2014

      Labour kicks off campaign against Scottish independence

      Labour has kicked off its formal campaign against Scottish independence with a call from Gordon Brown, former UK prime...

    36. June 1, 2014

      Tories set to devolve greater tax powers to Scotland

      The Conservatives will on Monday offer Scotland control of income tax in a rethink of decades of party policy that it hopes...

    37. June 1, 2014

      Saatchi to introduce bill on cancer experiments in Lords

      Doctors would have more freedom to use experimental treatments on patients suffering from cancer and other diseases under...

    38. May 28, 2014

      Nick Clegg survives coup plot as chief critic quits party

      Nick Clegg appears to have survived an abortive coup attempt to oust him as leader of the Liberal Democrats after the...

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