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    1. January 23, 2015

      Broadcasters step up pressure on Cameron to enter debates

      UK broadcasters stepped up pressure on party leaders to take part in TV debates ahead of May’s general election by...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Concerns over future of entrepreneurs’ tax relief

      Small businesses and tax experts have warned against changes to a popular tax break for company owners which has been...

    1. January 23, 2015

      Greens contemplate life beyond the fringe

      They detect an upside to economic growth of zero. They see scant need for armed forces. They would decriminalise membership...

    2. January 22, 2015

      David Cameron’s bluff called on UK televised poll debates

      Broadcasters have called David Cameron’s bluff by setting out new proposals for televised election debates that would...

    3. January 22, 2015

      Surge in SNP support forces Labour to rethink power deal

      Amid the political scrambling after the 2010 general election, one of Labour’s most senior MPs, Douglas Alexander, ruled out...

    4. January 21, 2015

      Lord Oakeshott gives Miliband a boost

      A former Liberal Democrat peer and close ally of Vince Cable is giving hundreds of thousands of pounds to 30 Labour...

    5. January 21, 2015

      Cameron frustrated by delayed Chilcot inquiry into Iraq war

      David Cameron has expressed frustration at delays to publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war after it emerged...

    6. January 20, 2015

      Monty Python scenario that shows Britain is a constitutional mess

      Britain needs a constitutional rethink. To concentrate minds, it might be helpful to contemplate a nightmare; one so...

    7. Westminster Blog

      January 20, 2015

      Are the Labour and Lib Dem mansion taxes exactly the same?

      Tony Blair used to say that his mission would be complete when the Labour party “learned to love” Peter Mandelson. That...

    8. January 19, 2015

      Talks to form UK coalition must be swift, says Laws

      The next government should be formed within a week, one of the coalition’s most senior ministers has argued, insisting...

    9. January 19, 2015

      Tories pledge £300m for UK entrepreneur start-up loans

      The Conservatives have pledged to ensure that at least £300m will be lent to start-up companies over the five years of the...

    10. January 18, 2015

      UK poll outcome ‘most unpredictable’ for almost a century

      The May general election is “the most unpredictable” for almost a century with no “safe outcome”, City bankers say, meaning...

    11. January 16, 2015

      Ed Miliband blames electoral roll ‘scandal’ on coalition reform

      Almost 1m people, largely students and the young, have disappeared from the electoral roll since reforms last year,...

    12. January 14, 2015

      David Cameron should not have veto on TV debates

      In most western countries, television debates are a familiar part of the choreography of political campaigns at election...

    13. January 14, 2015

      Rivals join forces against David Cameron over TV debates

      David Cameron should be represented by an empty podium if he refuses to take part in television debates in the run-up to the...

    14. January 12, 2015

      David Cameron calls for UK to plan response to Paris-style attack

      David Cameron has reignited the debate about access to individuals’ communications by intelligence chiefs, suggesting they...

    15. January 11, 2015

      House prices in Tory seats rise 8 times faster than in Labour ones

      Homes in Conservative constituencies outside London have seen house price inflation at eight times the rate of Labour...

    16. FT Data

      December 30, 2014

      The ten charts of 2014

      We produce a lot of charts at the FT. Here are ten of the most notable, which illustrated some of the biggest stories of the...

    17. December 28, 2014

      Lib Dem minister David Laws attacks Tory plans for spending cuts

      The Conservatives’ public spending plans are tantamount to a political “suicide note” because they would involve...

    18. December 24, 2014

      Alexander attacks Osborne over cuts to UK public services

      George Osborne is planning the “wilful destruction” of public services, according to Danny Alexander, the UK chancellor’s...

    19. December 22, 2014

      Polls point to most unpredictable UK general election in decades

      With less than five months until the UK general election, end of year polls suggest that neither Labour nor the...

    20. December 19, 2014

      Ukip rules out coalition role without EU referendum

      The UK Independence party will not join a formal coalition but will prop up a minority government if allowed a referendum on...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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