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  1. 11 hours ago

    Swedish-run UK school seeks to improve performance

    Unusually for a headteacher in England, Alison Tilbrook displays a Swedish flag in her office and reports three times a week...

  2. August 25, 2014

    Clegg calls for relaxation of visa rules in battle for skilled workers

    Nick Clegg has called for a relaxation of visa rules for students and IT workers from India and other non-EU countries, amid...

  1. August 25, 2014

    Vince Cable aims to close zero hour law loopholes

    Employers who try to dodge new laws on zero hours contracts could face legal penalties, as ministers attempt to show they...

  2. August 19, 2014

    Lib Dems reinstate Rennard to party

    The Liberal Democrats have reinstated Lord Rennard to the party and decided not to take any further disciplinary action...

  3. August 15, 2014

    Lib Dems plan freedom of information rules for private companies

    Water companies, the “Big Six” energy suppliers and housing associations would be forced to open their books to the public...

  4. 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...

  5. August 12, 2014

    George Osborne plays increasing role in UK foreign policy

    William Hague’s exit from the UK Foreign Office has opened the way for George Osborne to play a greater role in setting...

  6. August 10, 2014

    UK government at loggerheads over Israel arms sales

    The prime minister and deputy prime minister are at loggerheads over whether the UK should continue selling weapons to...

  7. 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...

  8. 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 –...

  9. 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...

  10. August 4, 2014

    Nick Clegg to call for tighter migrant controls

    Nick Clegg will seek to tone down his reputation as the most Europhile pro-immigration political leader in Westminster as he...

  11. August 1, 2014

    Cameron and Osborne accused of ‘pork barrel’ politics

    David Cameron and George Osborne were accused by the Liberal Democrats of “cynically using public money to go after marginal...

  12. August 1, 2014

    Clegg safe for now despite Lib Dem woes

    Coalition government has cost Nick Clegg dear: the Liberal Democrats have lost one-third of their members, some 1,500...

  13. August 1, 2014

    Senior Lib Dems warn Clegg against further coalition

    Senior Liberal Democrats are warning Nick Clegg against forming another coalition if next year’s election produces a hung...

  14. 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...

  15. July 21, 2014

    Chancellor backs down on cutting carbon targets

    George Osborne has been forced to back down from an attempt to weaken measures to tackle global warming, the Financial Times...

  16. July 17, 2014

    Downing Street is more effective than you think

    Reshuffles entrance political junkies. But for Number 10 they are sheer agony. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown sweated for hours...

  17. 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...

  18. July 15, 2014

    Reshuffle: Nicky Morgan expected to make peace with UK teachers

    Nicky Morgan, the incoming education secretary, will be expected to make peace with England’s teachers before the election,...

  19. Westminster Blog

    July 14, 2014

    The symbolic departure of climate change minister Greg Barker

    Greg Barker, the Tory energy minister – who posed with David Cameron in the Arctic eight years ago – is stepping down from...

  20. July 14, 2014

    Danny Alexander accused of ‘pork barrel politics’

    After four years of cuts, George Osborne is not only the Treasury minister enjoying the prospect of distributing government...

  21. July 11, 2014

    David Cameron puts ministers on alert for imminent reshuffle

    David Cameron has put his ministers on alert for a reshuffle on Monday amid suggestions that the shake-up of the...

  22. July 10, 2014

    Enacting security law by guillotine

    In the 12 months since Edward Snowden delivered his first revelations about state surveillance in the US and Britain, there...

  23. July 10, 2014

    UK unveils emergency data law to underpin security surveillance

    David Cameron is to push though emergency laws to allow police and security agencies to maintain access to phone and email...

  24. July 2, 2014

    Tory MPs and backbenchers set for showdown over aid target

    Conservative ministers are set for a showdown with their own backbenchers by pledging to enshrine in law a government...

  25. July 2, 2014

    Change rules for Commons seats review, urge MPs and peers

    David Cameron’s failure to cut the size of the House of Commons in 2012 may be viewed by historians as the moment he lost...

  26. July 1, 2014

    Tory manifesto to focus on education, welfare reform and values

    Raising education standards, instilling Britons with a greater sense of national identity and reforming welfare will be at...

  27. June 29, 2014

    UK students still back Nick Clegg despite tuition fee protest

    Nick Clegg still draws relatively more support from students than the rest of the population despite the anger on campuses...

  28. June 25, 2014

    Doubts grow over Davies report on Heathrow

    Lord Heseltine and Lord Adonis have warned that the disagreement over whether to expand Heathrow is unlikely to be resolved...

  29. Westminster Blog

    June 19, 2014

    Ashcroft polling spells trouble for Lib Dems

    Nick Clegg celebrates the Eastleigh byelection result For well over a year, the Liberal Democrats have told supporters,...

  30. Westminster Blog

    June 17, 2014

    Tax relief on pensions to become election battlefield

    Tax relief on pensions looks set to become a key battleground at next year’s general election with Labour and the Lib Dems...

  31. June 15, 2014

    Party leaders join forces for pro-union campaign

    The Scottish leaders of the three main UK political parties are to appear together to show voters they are serious about...

  32. Off Message

    June 10, 2014

    British lessons with Michael Gove

    With the honourable exception of the pupils who have to take their GCSEs in a climate of ill-informed hysteria, there is...

  33. June 9, 2014

    Nick Clegg attracts criticism after crunch Lib Dem party meeting

    Nick Clegg has attracted criticism from some in his party for claiming to have gained the support of every Liberal Democrat...

  34. June 6, 2014

    Five Whitehall lessons that Sir Humphrey never learnt

    Benjamin Franklin once said that by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. But when I started work as a special...

  35. June 4, 2014

    A coalition coming apart at the seams

    When British governments approach a general election they tend to lighten their legislative programme. The Queen’s Speech on...

  36. June 4, 2014

    Coalition injects life in to final acts

    Reform of pensions, changes to fracking regulation and a shake-up of the Highways Agency will be enacted in law in the...

  37. Off Message

    June 4, 2014

    Centrifugal Britain

    (A question from the 2011 census.) “Devolution will be and is the salvation of the UK”, Tony Blair said in 1999. Fifteen...

  38. June 4, 2014

    Coalition insists ideas still flow

    David Cameron and Nick Clegg will insist that the coalition has not run out of energy or ideas as the prime minister and his...

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