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    1. August 28, 2015

      Cut the bloated House of Lords down to size

      None of Britain’s major parties are known to have campaigned on a platform of “More Politicians, Now”. Yet the pace at...

    2. August 26, 2015

      New peerages pose questions over expense and credibility of Lords

      A new clutch of 45 peers was appointed on Thursday, mostly from the ranks of former MPs, party advisers and donors —...

    1. August 26, 2015

      Rise of Corbyn puts Lib Dems in a bind

      The rise of Jeremy Corbyn as a serious contender to lead the UK’s main opposition party has put its third political...

    2. July 20, 2015

      Parties join to build foundations of Yes to Europe campaign

      Three figures from the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties are working together to set up the foundations...

    3. July 16, 2015

      Tim Farron wins Liberal Democrat leadership contest

      Tim Farron has been elected the next leader of the Liberal Democrats, promising to restore the battered morale of party...

    4. July 15, 2015

      UK Liberal Democrats set to shift left after leadership race

      Tim Farron is odds-on to be elected leader of the Liberal Democrats on Thursday. But whether he or his rival Norman...

    5. David Allen Green

      July 9, 2015

      Gove must sort out bad MoJ policy-making if he is to uphold the rule of law

      A curious Martian looking down at the government departments in Whitehall would not work out much about the British...

    6. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: George Osborne’s most audacious gamble

      After Wednesday’s Budget no one can accuse George Osborne of lacking audacity. Delivering the first such wholly...

    7. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Osborne Toryism sprawls across political spectrum

      George Osborne called it a “Budget for working people” and a “one nation Budget” but there was another phrase which...

    8. July 3, 2015

      Osborne to raise inheritance tax limit for property to £1m

      George Osborne will unveil plans in the Budget to end inheritance tax on properties worth up to £1m, at last fulfilling...

    9. July 2, 2015

      SNP mocks Evel plans for Commons bills

      The Scottish National party has mocked the government over its proposals to give English MPs a veto over laws affecting...

    10. June 24, 2015

      Osborne’s opportunity for audacious tax reform

      George Osborne has delivered six budgets, never once with a free hand. The chancellor endured five years of...

    11. June 24, 2015

      Beleaguered Liberal Democrats face uphill challenge to rebuild

      On the wall of the Liberal Democrats headquarters, where a timer used to count down the number of days until the...

    12. June 24, 2015

      Farron urges Lib Dems to move back to centre left

      The most likely next leader of the Liberal Democrats has warned his party it could cease to exist in the next few...

    13. June 19, 2015

      What’s in the box, George?

      Having recently emerged from the political cauldron of the general election, UK investors welcomed the shift from the...

    14. June 5, 2015

      Kennedy suffered haemorrhage as ‘consequence of alcoholism’

      Charles Kennedy died as a result of his long battle with alcoholism, a post-mortem examination of the former Liberal...

    15. June 2, 2015

      Charles Kennedy, former Liberal Democrat leader, 1959-2015

      Charles Kennedy was one of the most talented and charismatic politicians of his generation, but his early death and...

    16. June 2, 2015

      Politicians pay tribute to former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy

      Politicians and commentators from across the political divide have paid tribute to Charles Kennedy, the former Liberal...

    17. May 29, 2015

      Legal challenge filed over election of Scotland’s only Lib Dem MP

      Scottish independence campaigners have filed a legal challenge to the election of Scotland’s sole surviving Liberal...

    18. May 28, 2015

      Addison Lee founder helped Conservatives build election war chest

      A large sum from the founder of the Addison Lee cab company helped the Conservative party pull in 50 per cent more in...

    19. May 27, 2015

      Crowdfunding drive to challenge Alistair Carmichael’s election

      Campaigners for Scottish independence raised more than £25,000 in less than a day for a proposed legal effort to void...

    20. May 22, 2015

      Scottish National party takes stewardship of two Commons committees

      The Scottish National party has secured the stewardship of two parliamentary committees that give it unprecedented...

    21. May 21, 2015

      House of Lords poised for more combative role

      It is a little after lunch and in the Brougham room of the House of Lords library a blue-suited baroness is quietly...

    22. May 18, 2015

      ‘Giant’ John Bercow back in the Speaker’s seat as MPs reconvene

      John Bercow, the colourful and often controversial Speaker of the Commons, was returned to his post and hailed as a...

    23. May 15, 2015

      How Nuneaton swung behind the Tories

      Labour has a problem and her name is Jody Hall. The Nuneaton resident, who works in admin, is the daughter of a former...

    24. May 13, 2015

      Conservative vote rose in seats receiving extra government money

      The Conservative party won a bigger vote swing last week in areas where they had spent significant amounts of...

    25. May 13, 2015

      Ennobled opponents prepare to disrupt Cameron’s plans

      After five years of coalition government and compromise, David Cameron’s Conservatives will resume business in the...

    26. FT Data

      May 12, 2015

      Britain's general election: why Labour lost

      Before Labour tear themselves apart trying to figure out how to proceed from the general election result it’s worth...

    27. David Allen Green

      May 12, 2015

      Why repealing the Human Rights Act is not going to be easy

      The United Kingdom’s Conservative party no longer has to share power as part of a coalition. Now it has a majority in...

    28. May 11, 2015

      David Cameron has to make sense of an unclear mandate

      The moral of the story is that nobody knows anything. On the eve of Britain’s general election these certainties ruled:...

    29. May 11, 2015

      Tim Farron hints at Lib Dem leadership bid

      Tim Farron has stolen a march on Norman Lamb, his rival for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats, by securing the...

    30. May 9, 2015

      General election: London swings to the left

      Amid terrible results in the UK as a whole, Labour sought consolation in the party’s performance in London, where it...

    31. May 8, 2015

      Tories tighten grip on councils as Labour retreats to heartlands

      The Conservatives have tightened their grip on England’s local councils after Thursday’s elections, echoing their...

    32. May 8, 2015

      Victory over two Eds better than one

      David Cameron went to Buckingham Palace at lunchtime to tell the Queen he had won a majority and not to worry her royal...

    33. May 8, 2015

      After a famous win, the chance to restore the United Kingdom

      David Cameron’s election victory has sprung one of the biggest surprises of the modern British political era. After a...

    34. May 8, 2015

      Result marks miserable denouement of Clegg’s ambition

      William Hague recounts the story of how, after a day negotiating the Conservative -Liberal Democrat coalition...

    35. May 8, 2015

      General election: Tory majority spurs speculation over green policies

      The election of the first Conservative majority government in nearly 20 years has begun a round of speculation about...

    36. Westminster Blog

      May 8, 2015

      Election live: Cameron's victory

      Welcome to our live election coverage, bringing you the latest reaction to the Tories winning an unexpected majority –...

    37. May 8, 2015

      Nick Clegg’s political legacy lies in tatters

      Nick Clegg believed his political legacy would be to show voters the benefits of European-style coalitions, the likes...

    38. May 8, 2015

      The UK general election in five charts

      The Conservative party looks set to form the next government with its seat total rapidly approaching the 326 needed for...

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