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    1. December 17, 2014

      Ed Miliband attacks Conservatives’ ‘1930s vision’

      Ed Miliband has accused the Tories of planning to take Britain “back to the 1930s”, as he ended the political year claiming...

    2. December 16, 2014

      Hague lays out options to answer the West Lothian question

      William Hague has tried to solve one of the biggest issues triggered by the referendum on Scottish independence by laying...

    1. December 15, 2014

      Cameron defends plans for cuts as ‘common sense’

      David Cameron has defended Conservative plans for public spending cuts through the next parliament as “sensible and...

    2. December 15, 2014

      David Cameron to defend goal of budget surplus in next parliament

      David Cameron will defend Conservative plans to run a budget surplus in the next parliament, in the face of renewed claims...

    3. December 12, 2014

      Tories plan to restrict voting by Scottish MPs

      Scottish MPs would be banned from having the final say over legislation that does not affect their constituents under...

    4. December 9, 2014

      Fracturing of UK politics complicates general election

      Alex Salmond’s ambition to lead a strong cohort of Scottish Nationalist MPs to “rumble up” Westminster has reinforced...

    5. December 8, 2014

      Coalition suspends ‘war’ to agree deficit plan

      Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will suspend their “war” over future austerity plans this week by publishing a new...

    6. December 5, 2014

      Angry electorate makes politicians fearful

      The textbooks treat election campaigns as moments of expectation. Sometimes even excitement. The organising mood in Britain...

    7. December 4, 2014

      David Cameron’s foreign aid pledge to cost extra £1bn

      Britain will have to spend almost £1bn more than forecast to be sure of meeting its foreign aid commitments this year and...

    8. December 4, 2014

      Vince Cable’s UK budget concerns expose Lib Dem tensions

      Vince Cable has exposed tensions within the Liberal Democrat leadership over economic policy in the wake of the Autumn...

    9. December 4, 2014

      Spending plans open £27bn gap between UK parties

      George Osborne woke up on Thursday and was soon spluttering into his coffee, as he listened to the BBC’s “totally hyperbolic...

    10. December 4, 2014

      Jeremy Thorpe, Liberal leader whose career was cut short by scandal, dies at 85

      Jeremy Thorpe, the former leader of the Liberal party and one of the most flamboyant and controversial figures of British...

    11. Off Message

      December 4, 2014

      Scotland's new political landscape

      The general election in May is one of the most difficult to predict in British history. The result will undermine old...

    12. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: OBR asked to spell out Lib Dem differences

      Vince Cable has asked the Office for Budget Responsibility to spell out the difference between Conservative and coalition...

    13. December 2, 2014

      Ministers propose government-built houses

      Ministers have set out proposals for the government to directly commission house building for the first time. Danny...

    14. December 1, 2014

      Bicester to host next new garden city

      Bicester in Oxfordshire will be unveiled on Tuesday as the location for the coalition’s second new garden city, the...

    15. December 1, 2014

      Will the liberal George Osborne please stand up

      For Samuel Johnson, “the first Whig was the devil”. Eighteenth-century England’s great man of letters had a Tory love of...

    16. December 1, 2014

      Student votes to decide election result in at least 10 UK seats

      Students are likely to tip the balance of power in next year’s general election and could decide the outcome in at least 10...

    17. November 28, 2014

      David Cameron’s EU migrant welfare curbs win broad approval

      David Cameron’s plan to restrict EU migrants’ access to much of Britain’s welfare system was met with broad approval from...

    18. November 27, 2014

      Nigel Farage trails in struggle to win seat

      Nigel Farage will struggle to win a seat at Westminster despite the UK Independence party’s recent successes in two...

    19. November 25, 2014

      Nick Clegg backs curbs on benefits for immigrants

      Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, has cleared the way for a coalition crackdown on the welfare paid to EU migrants,...

    20. November 25, 2014

      Osborne to pledge balanced budget law

      George Osborne will next week announce plans to put into law a promise to balance Britain’s underlying budget deficit by the...

    21. November 21, 2014

      Ukip’s Rochester win: Social media reaction

      The Conservative party defector Mark Reckless has won the Rochester & Strood by-election running for Ukip dealing a blow to...

    22. November 21, 2014

      Ukip’s Mark Reckless wins Rochester by-election

      Rochester rout The UK Independence party on Friday took a second seat in Westminster from the Conservative party as Mark...

    23. November 20, 2014

      Economists raise doubts on tax levers for Holyrood

      The majority of a panel of economists does not believe the benefits of devolving control over income tax to Scotland would...

    24. November 20, 2014

      Terror suspects face enforced relocation after Lib Dem climbdown

      The home secretary will be allowed to move terror suspects away from where they live, after the Liberal Democrats dropped...

    25. November 20, 2014

      Scotland’s opportunity to build a shale industry

      Few would hold up UK energy policy as a model of strategic clarity. But the government’s enthusiasm for shale gas has been...

    26. Westminster Blog

      November 20, 2014

      Why Labour has made no net gains at by-elections this Parliament

      Ed Miliband has fought 20 by-elections as leader of the Labour party: during this time he has gained one seat (Corby) and...

    27. FT Data

      November 19, 2014

      The figures on NHS funding none of the political parties want you to see

      The amount the NHS spends per patient will fall by at least £98 by 2020 under funding pledges made by each of the main...

    28. November 19, 2014

      NHS spending per patient to fall under all main parties’ pledges

      The amount the NHS spends per patient would fall between £98 and £191 – a real term drop in spending of at least £5.5bn – by...

    29. November 18, 2014

      George Osborne accused of ‘grand deception’ on UK deficit

      George Osborne has been accused by his Liberal Democrat deputy at the Treasury of attempting a “grand deception” on voters...

    30. November 13, 2014

      Ukip seeks funds as donations slow

      The former treasurer of the UK Independence party has appealed for donors to give his party more cash, after figures were...

    31. November 12, 2014

      Tory foreign policy comes under attack from Lib Dems minister

      Britain has no coherent foreign policy and is sinking into “sullen and suspicious nationalism”, the Liberal Democrat foreign...

    32. November 11, 2014

      Tories release names of leader club members

      The Conservative party on Tuesday released details of the select group of high value donors on its leaders’ list – a group...

    33. November 5, 2014

      Only 1 in 7 UK voters feels benefit of recovery

      Only one in seven British adults says they can feel the benefit of an economic recovery where they live, illustrating the...

    34. November 4, 2014

      Norman Baker’s exit signals rising UK coalition government tension

      When Norman Baker was deployed to the Home Office last year, he was under no illusion about how tough the brief would be;...

    35. November 3, 2014

      Lib Dem minister Norman Baker quits Home Office post

      The Liberal Democrat minister Norman Baker has resigned his post at the Home Office, complaining that collaboration from his...

    36. October 30, 2014

      Coalition row erupts over drug laws study

      The “toughness” of a country’s drug possession laws has no impact on levels of substance misuse, a Home Office report has...

    37. October 28, 2014

      Coalition partners trade blame for collapse of EU referendum bill

      An attempt by a Conservative backbench MP to legislate for a referendum in 2017 on Britain’s membership of the EU has fallen...

    38. October 23, 2014

      George Osborne says Tories could increase health spending

      George Osborne said it was conceivable the Conservative party could spend an extra £8bn yearly on the NHS by the end of the...

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