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      The people who want to run Britain

      David Cameron David Cameron faces a general election on May 7 and the polls are tight. His campaign advisers insist that...

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      Cameron kicks off tightest UK election in a generation

      David Cameron travelled to Buckingham Palace on Monday to inform Queen Elizabeth of the dissolution of parliament,...

    1. March 29, 2015

      The curtain falls on a successful coalition

      When in 2010 David Cameron struck a deal to rule in partnership with the Liberal Democrats, he wrong-footed both the pundits...

    2. March 27, 2015

      What business wants from the UK election

      The Financial Times asked the chairmen and chief executives of FTSE 100 companies for views on the UK’s political parties...

    3. March 27, 2015

      Scottish National party prepares to storm UK House of Commons

      The Scottish National party will demand millions of pounds in public money and a central role in the UK’s parliament if, as...

    4. March 27, 2015

      The sludge report

      If current UK election campaign were to have a colour, it would be a muddy sludge. It’s not just the tone of the debate,...

    5. March 27, 2015

      Business fears SNP-Labour ‘nightmare’

      UK business leaders are increasingly concerned that May’s general election will result in a Labour-led government backed by...

    6. March 27, 2015

      Populus Predictor suggests Ed Miliband is more likely to be PM

      Research group Populus has published the latest update to its Predictor, a proprietary computer model which analyses polling...

    7. March 24, 2015

      Defiant Nick Clegg hails ‘durability of coalition’

      Nick Clegg struck a defiant note as he made what may have been his final appearance at the dispatch box as deputy prime...

    8. March 23, 2015

      Minister tells over-55s to leave pension decision until autumn

      The pensions minister has advised over-55s considering cashing in their pension pots in April to wait until the autumn, as...

    9. March 23, 2015

      May waters down extremism plan after Tory and Lib Dem opposition

      Theresa May has had to water down government proposals to combat extremism after at least seven of her Conservative Cabinet...

    10. March 23, 2015

      Ukip commits to Nato defence target

      The UK Independence party has become the first political party to commit to maintaining the defence budget at the level...

    11. March 23, 2015

      Danny Alexander in monster battle for Scottish Lib Dems’ survival

      If the Loch Ness Monster had a vote in May’s general election, it would surely back Danny Alexander, its local Liberal...

    12. March 21, 2015

      Party leaders agree to TV election debate

      There will be no head-to-head debate between David Cameron and Ed Miliband under a deal announced by Britain’s leading...

    13. March 20, 2015

      Parties seek to woo UK small company bosses

      Britain’s three leading parties were in Birmingham for the annual Federation of Small Businesses conference on Friday,...

    14. March 20, 2015

      London’s changing face benefits Labour campaign

      A phalanx of Labour activists in red cagoules works its way down a street near the Brent Cross shopping centre in north west...

    15. March 20, 2015

      Candidates slug it out in south London ground war

      For those who like their election races close, Croydon Central promises to be a photo finish. Caravans of candidates and...

    16. March 19, 2015

      Budget cash aimed at marginals brings ‘pork-barrel’ charge

      Labour has accused George Osborne of dipping into the “pork barrel” after it emerged the chancellor’s Budget contained...

    17. March 19, 2015

      Danny Alexander draws fire for ‘alternative Budget’ statement

      The Liberal Democrats would cut government spending back to its lowest level in nearly 20 years, Danny Alexander announced...

    18. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Lib Dems attack Osborne over austerity

      Senior Liberal Democrats attacked the Conservatives on Wednesday over their plans for austerity in the next parliament,...

    19. March 17, 2015

      Cameron agrees to one 7-way election debate

      The prospect of at least one televised leaders’ election debate edged closer on Monday after David Cameron finally agreed to...

    20. March 15, 2015

      George Osborne attempts pre-election Budget balancing act

      George Osborne promised on Sunday that this week’s Budget would feature “no giveaways, no gimmicks”; it will be a sober...

    21. March 15, 2015

      Osborne says ‘no giveaways’ in Budget

      George Osborne will put tax cuts and new freedoms for pensioners to sell their annuities at the centre of this week’s...

    22. March 15, 2015

      Nick Clegg tells Lib Dems they will ‘defy the odds’ at election

      Nick Clegg closed the Liberal Democrats’ spring conference on Sunday with a claim that his party would “defy the odds” in...

    23. March 14, 2015

      Lib Dems promise crackdown on tax dodgers

      Danny Alexander has hit out at tax avoidance, comparing it to benefit fraud, and promising that a crackdown on “tax dodgers”...

    24. March 13, 2015

      Minority UK government would be better than a coalition

      Residents of the Westminster political village seem agreed on two things: that no party will achieve a majority of seats in...

    25. March 12, 2015

      UK election looks set to boost number of women MPs

      The May general election could see the biggest increase in female representation in the House of Commons since 1997,...

    26. March 12, 2015

      Nick Clegg’s likely successor prepares to rebuild Lib Dems

      Tim Farron, the favourite to succeed Nick Clegg as Liberal Democrat leader, has declared that his party only deserves “two...

    27. March 12, 2015

      Lib Dem quits amid donation allegations

      The former head of fundraising for the Liberal Democrats has stepped down as a party election candidate after being caught...

    28. March 10, 2015

      Half of voters still floating, say pollsters

      Nearly half of the people certain to vote on May 7 still have not made up their minds who to support, according to polling...

    29. March 9, 2015

      Disclosing pay ratios would contribute to a public debate

      Sir Martin Sorrell has balanced his criticism of Labour’s “business bashing” tendencies by pointing to the uncertainties...

    30. March 9, 2015

      Tories accused of ‘extreme’ cutback plans

      Ed Balls, Labour’s shadow chancellor, will on Monday accuse the Conservatives of planning “extreme and risky” spending cuts...

    31. March 6, 2015

      Large UK companies will be told to publish gender pay-gap details

      Large companies will have to publish the pay gap between male and female staff after a last-minute intervention by the...

    32. March 6, 2015

      Election race tightens as main parties fail to break through

      With two months to go till election day, the polls, the Populus/Hanover Election Outcome Predictor and the situation on the...

    33. March 5, 2015

      Cameron and Miliband should go head-to-head

      David Cameron’s declaration that he will not hold a head-to-head television debate with Ed Miliband during the general...

    34. March 4, 2015

      Ashcroft polls suggest near wipeout for Labour in Scotland

      The Scottish National party is just a percentage point away from seizing the seat of Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy in...

    35. March 4, 2015

      TV channels push Cameron on poll debate

      Sky News and Channel 4 have launched a last-ditch attempt to drag David Cameron into taking part in a televised election...

    36. March 1, 2015

      Danny Alexander calls for extra £1bn levy on UK banks

      Danny Alexander is pressing George Osborne to introduce a £1bn annual levy on banks in this month’s Budget to help eliminate...

    37. March 1, 2015

      Dispute erupts over Tory plan to ban university extremist preachers

      A senior Conservative has accused Vince Cable of trying to water down proposals to ban extremist speakers from university...

    38. March 1, 2015

      Vince Cable to steer opposition to third runway at Heathrow

      Vince Cable, the UK business secretary, is to become the figurehead of opposition to building a third runway at Heathrow...

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