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  1. August 31, 2014

    UK poll points to political deadlock

    As MPs return to Westminster this week, the leading parties face a political deadlock which has seen the electorate’s views...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. August 26, 2014

    Rotherham leader stands down over child exploitation scandal

    An estimated 1,400 children have been sexually exploited in Rotherham since 1997 after “blatant” failure by the police and...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. August 19, 2014

    Chuka Umunna says UK economic rebalancing ‘mired in chaos’

    Efforts to rebalance the UK economy away from London and the southeast using a regional growth fund have been “mired in...

  6. 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...

  7. August 10, 2014

    Ukip sets its sights on Labour heartlands

    The UK Independence party will next month hold its annual conference in Ed Miliband’s Doncaster constituency – at a local...

  8. August 10, 2014

    Ukip’s message resonates with Thurrock voters

    Locals in Thurrock still talk about the lightning strike that years ago hit a business park on the north side of the...

  9. August 8, 2014

    Labour urges coalition to speed review of arms sales to Israel

    Labour has stepped up pressure on the coalition over the conflict in Gaza by urging it to accelerate its review of UK arms...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 –...

  12. August 5, 2014

    UK political parties make joint pledge on Scottish devolution

    Just hours before the biggest set-piece debate so far of the Scottish independence campaign, the leaders of the UK’s three...

  13. July 31, 2014

    UK Help to Buy scheme used by almost 40,000 people

    Nearly 40,000 people have bought a home through the “Help to Buy” programme, ministers announced on Thursday, as they sought...

  14. July 30, 2014

    Balls attacks Conservative economic priorities

    The British public have endured the biggest drop in average earnings in real terms since the Victorian era, Ed Balls said on...

  15. July 29, 2014

    Old debts put UK Labour party still deep in the red

    Labour is still deeply in the red despite slashing its net liabilities by more than £20m since 2006, when there were fears...

  16. July 29, 2014

    Labour spending pledge limits Lyons’ scope for reform

    A housing review for the Labour party will dash the hopes of those calling for a wholesale end to restrictions on council...

  17. July 28, 2014

    Property tycoon Sir David Garrard gives £500,000 to Labour party

    Labour has received one of its biggest private donations under Ed Miliband’s leadership with property tycoon Sir David...

  18. July 28, 2014

    Ed Miliband’s talk of big ideas makes for risky politics

    Ed Miliband is an intellectual revolutionary. We know this because he keeps telling us. In a self-exposing speech last...

  19. July 25, 2014

    Ed Miliband admits he cannot compete with PM on photo-ops

    Ed Miliband on Friday admitted that he was hopeless at photo-opportunities but insisted that he provided real leadership...

  20. July 24, 2014

    Gaza conflict causes split between main UK parties

    The conflict in Gaza has caused the biggest split between the two main UK parties on the issue for years. The Labour...

  21. July 24, 2014

    Labour floats levy on Premier League TV rights revenue

    Labour has accused Premier League clubs of not contributing enough to grassroots football and suggested that they may be...

  22. July 23, 2014

    UK private sector tenants have highest rents and poorest housing

    The UK’s growing ranks of private sector tenants face the highest housing costs in the country, according to figures...

  23. July 21, 2014

    UK’s Ed Miliband takes tough stance on Ukraine in US

    UK opposition leader Ed Miliband called for Europe to “step up” its response to the crisis in eastern Ukraine as he arrived...

  24. July 21, 2014

    Miliband confronts UK Labour activists on spending policy

    Labour leader Ed Miliband was so keen to prove his financial discipline at a key policy forum that he deployed several...

  25. July 21, 2014

    The Tony Blair legacy is electoral domination, not policy

    Tony Blair became leader of the Labour party 20 years ago this week. What if that event, which the former prime minister...

  26. July 20, 2014

    Labour grassroots ideas brought down to earth

    The atmosphere was electric as Labour delegates gathered this weekend for their one-off “National Policy Forum”: at least in...

  27. July 20, 2014

    Unite leader urges return of Labour’s ‘big beasts’

    Len McCluskey, head of Britain’s biggest union Unite, has urged Ed Miliband to bring more “big beasts” back into the Labour...

  28. July 18, 2014

    CBI questions Labour’s part-nationalisation rail plans

    John Cridland, the head of the CBI employers’ federation, has questioned the wisdom of Labour’s plans to part-nationalise...

  29. July 17, 2014

    Clegg defends housing benefit reversal

    Nick Clegg on Thursday defended his decision to call for a major overhaul of the government’s spare room subsidy – the...

  30. July 16, 2014

    CBI warns politicians not to rock the boat

    The head of Britain’s biggest business lobby group has warned politicians not to wreck the country’s “best economic launch...

  31. July 16, 2014

    Labour plans part nationalisation of UK railways

    Labour has insisted that part-nationalisation of the railway system will not scare away private companies, claiming...

  32. July 10, 2014

    Celebrities line up to back Labour party fundraiser

    Artworks by Sir Antony Gormley, Sir Anish Kapoor and Grayson Perry – some of Britain’s best known contemporary artists –...

  33. July 8, 2014

    Labour will introduce ‘technical degrees’, Miliband to say

    A Labour government would introduce “technical degrees”, backed by employers and universities, for youngsters who do not...

  34. July 7, 2014

    UK’s Labour leads Conservatives in latest opinion polls

    Two opinion polls gave Labour a seven-point lead over the Conservatives on Monday, suggesting the boost to David Cameron’s...

  35. July 7, 2014

    Sharp cuts and dull protests augur ill for Labour

    As harrowing as the 1980s were for the British left, they should entertain the prospect that this decade will be worse. Even...

  36. July 6, 2014

    Ed Miliband and British business

    With less than a year to Britain’s next general election, Ed Miliband, Labour’s leader, faces an uphill struggle. At this...

  37. July 3, 2014

    Tories raise cash and laughs, but Labour’s not smiling

    The chance to play doubles tennis with David Cameron and Boris Johnson fetched £160,000 at this year’s Conservative summer...

  38. 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...

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