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    1. 10 hours ago

      Former miner and veteran Labour politician Lord Mason dies at 91

      Lord Roy Mason of Barnsley, who has died after a long illness at the age of 91, was a veteran Labour politician and served...

    2. 12 hours ago

      Manifesto promises aim to boost UK productivity

      Tackling stagnant UK productivity is one of the most pressing challenges facing whichever party wins the general election on...

    1. 16 hours ago

      General election: Labour ahead by 2 points in latest Populus poll

      Labour are two points ahead of the Conservatives, according to the latest poll by Populus, which shows the past week of...

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      Why Miliband wouldn't need the SNP to become PM

      I highly recommend this post by Carl Gardner, a barrister and former government lawyer, about the legal basis for what...

    3. April 20, 2015

      Labour and Conservatives neck and neck among student voters

      The two main UK political parties are neck and neck among university students, according to a new poll that puts both Labour...

    4. April 19, 2015

      Parties form consensus on tax avoidance crackdown

      Business is braced for a slew of new anti-avoidance measures after the UK general election next month as politicians compete...

    5. April 19, 2015

      Minority at Westminster not ideal but workable

      Britain’s reputation for political stability might not survive the year. Of all the likely outcomes of the general election...

    6. April 19, 2015

      Cameron warns Labour-SNP government would be ‘very frightening’

      David Cameron has stepped up his rhetoric against the Scottish National party, warning that a Labour government propped up...

    7. April 19, 2015

      Future UK Labour government will give workers a say on the boss’s pay

      A future UK Labour government would force companies to parachute a worker representative on to their remuneration committee...

    8. April 17, 2015

      Scots Labour leader Jim Murphy faces losing seat, suggests poll

      The Scottish National party is on course to inflict the final indignity on Labour by unseating Jim Murphy, its Scottish...

    9. April 17, 2015

      UK election rivals fail to land knockout blow as time runs short

      With under three weeks to go to election day, David Cameron and Ed Miliband are starting to resemble two prize fighters...

    10. April 17, 2015

      Labour seeks common ground with Lib Dems for future coalition

      Ed Miliband’s allies have started poring through the Liberal Democrat manifesto, claiming there is a “pretty substantial...

    11. April 17, 2015

      UK parties reveal their plans for your wealth

      It’s the most unpredictable election in years, but will you be better or worse off at the end of it? Which of the...

    12. April 17, 2015

      General election: The parallels with 1970’s shock result

      Human beings are hard-wired to search for patterns and parallels — especially those that seem to confirm their existing...

    13. April 17, 2015

      A wake-up call for those sick of politics

      The other night I asked myself whether, if this general election were my first, I would take the trouble to vote. I wasn’t...

    14. April 17, 2015

      General election: TV debate was like a dysfunctional wedding

      As so often — especially during this say-nothing campaign — it was the unsaid that stuck in the mind. As the credits rolled...

    15. April 17, 2015

      General election: Simulations put Labour-led coalition ahead

      The current Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition has a less than 5 per cent chance of continuing into the next parliament...

    16. April 17, 2015

      Labour promises clamp on unpaid internships

      Ed Miliband will promise on Friday that a Labour government would ban companies from offering unpaid internships of longer...

    17. April 16, 2015

      Leaders’ TV debate: The highs and lows

      Ed MilibandLabour party leader Key Quote: “David [Cameron], if you think this election is about leadership, debate me one on...

    18. April 16, 2015

      Miliband rejects Sturgeon’s election pitch for anti-Tory deal

      Ed Miliband was on Thursday night forced to fend off the offer of a post-election deal with Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish...

    19. April 16, 2015

      Lord Janner will not face child sex charges because of ill-health

      Lord Janner will be spared charges for alleged child sex crimes committed 25 years ago because he has Alzheimer’s disease...

    20. April 16, 2015

      Five things to know about the British election

      Very occasionally in politics things turn out to be as they seem. This may prove true of Britain’s election campaign. The...

    21. April 16, 2015

      Historian Tristram Hunt puts skills at centre of education’s future

      Tristram Hunt, television historian, son of a Labour peer, expensively educated, alumnus of the Cambridge Footlights, says...

    22. April 16, 2015

      General election: SNP confronts Labour big beast in his den

      By some accounts Gordon Brown helped save the global financial system and by others he saved the unity of the UK — but he...

    23. April 16, 2015

      General election: Donation data reveal Labour’s reliance on unions

      Labour’s increasing reliance on the unions for finance in the run-up to the general election has been highlighted by new...

    24. April 15, 2015

      Lies, damned lies and the British election

      Britain’s politicians have been setting out their election stalls. To read the Conservative and Labour manifestos is to...

    25. April 14, 2015

      Ashcroft poll sends warning to Tories

      David Cameron’s upbeat manifesto message was tempered by a more ominous one from Lord Ashcroft, as the Tory peer released...

    26. April 13, 2015

      Cameron to expand Right to Buy to regain initiative from Miliband

      David Cameron will on Tuesday attempt to seize back the political initiative from a confident Ed Miliband, proclaiming the...

    27. April 13, 2015

      Labour manifesto allows room for extra spending

      Despite opening his election manifesto with a sweeping commitment to a “budget responsibility lock”, economists said Ed...

    28. April 13, 2015

      Miliband’s belated vow to do his fiscal homework

      British elections are usually won by the party most trusted with the economy. Both of the men vying to be prime minister...

    29. April 13, 2015

      Manifesto receives mixed reaction from business

      Businesses welcomed Labour’s promise to be fiscally prudent while improving Britain’s infrastructure on Monday, but they...

    30. April 13, 2015

      Ed Miliband distances himself from tax and spending

      There were echoes of the 1970s as Ed Miliband set out his election manifesto at an event in Manchester: with policies...

    31. April 13, 2015

      UK opposition Labour party promises fiscal responsibility

      Britain’s main opposition Labour party put fiscal responsibility at the heart of its election manifesto, as it sought to...

    32. April 13, 2015

      Ed Miliband has never sounded more prime ministerial

      It was a darkened hall, but small, as if set up for a party conference in a very very thin year. And it was cold:...

    33. April 13, 2015

      General election: Ed Miliband’s manifesto pledges

      The highlights of the Labour manifesto, launched on Monday by Ed Miliband with the slogan “Britain can be better”, include:...

    34. April 13, 2015

      General election: Miliband stresses frugality at manifesto launch

      Ed Miliband insisted he would be more fiscally responsible than Gordon Brown or Tony Blair as he promised to fund all...

    35. April 13, 2015

      Parties change tack as UK general election comes closer

      Lynton Crosby, the Conservative election chief, likes to remind his political charges that the process of changing public...

    36. April 12, 2015

      Labour seeks to narrow gap on public spending

      Ed Miliband will on Monday put public finances at the heart of Labour’s election manifesto as he attempts to secure a...

    37. April 12, 2015

      Labour to crack down on private equity managers

      A crackdown on alleged tax abuses by private equity managers has been drawn up by Labour as part of a £7.5bn plan to “come...

    38. April 12, 2015

      Labour and Lib Dems attack Tories over inheritance tax change

      A Conservative proposal to remove houses worth up to £1m from inheritance tax came under fire on Sunday for...

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