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  1. May 4, 2014

    Political row intensifies over Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca

    The political row over Pfizer’s bid for AstraZeneca intensified on Sunday as Ed Miliband, leader of the opposition Labour...

  2. March 16, 2014

    Forecasts of slower growth from 2015 will temper Budget largesse

    George Osborne will announce in Wednesday’s Budget the largest annual upgrade to economic growth since the millennium, but...

  1. September 1, 2013

    John Kerry says US tests prove sarin used in Syria attacks

    John Kerry, the US secretary of state, on Sunday strengthened the case for military action against Bashar al-Assad’s regime...

  2. July 14, 2013

    David Miliband urges leaders to embrace ‘political Islamism’ in Egypt

    David Miliband, the former foreign secretary, has broken ranks with world leaders by describing the military intervention in...

  3. April 8, 2013

    Labour turns radical on welfare reform

    Labour sought to reposition itself as radical on welfare reform on Sunday as it became anxious about losing ground to the...

  4. Westminster Blog

    March 24, 2013

    Boris Johnson's BBC Night-Mair

    With Andrew Marr off sick, his stand-in this morning was Eddie Mair, who proceeded to put Boris Johnson through the most...

  5. February 10, 2013

    Long-term care funding plan criticised

    A £1bn-a-year plan that will set a lifetime limit on the sums elderly people must pay for care risks backfiring after...

  6. January 13, 2013

    Labour seeks to end corporate tax secrecy

    Labour has vowed to end the “tax secrecy” enjoyed by large multinational companies as it launches a consultation to explore...

  7. January 6, 2013

    Cameron in eurozone integration threat

    David Cameron has thrown down the gauntlet to Paris and Berlin, warning that he would block moves to closer eurozone...

  8. January 6, 2013

    PM defends child benefit changes

    David Cameron has defended the decision to remove child benefit on Monday from those on higher earnings as “the right...

  9. October 28, 2012

    Labour calls for press complaints body

    Harriet Harman has warned that the press cannot enjoy a “business as usual” system of self-regulation in the wake of the...

  10. October 14, 2012

    Probe into alleged lobbying by generals

    Retired generals and admirals could have their access to senior policy makers “shut down” amid claims that some abused their...

  11. October 7, 2012

    Cameron vows to abide by Leveson proposal

    David Cameron has confirmed that he will stand by his previous vow to implement the Leveson inquiry’s recommendations but...

  12. October 7, 2012

    Hunt under fire over abortion comments

    David Cameron has insisted the government has no plans to cut the limit on when women can have abortions from the current 24...

  13. September 23, 2012

    Use pension to get mortgage, says Clegg

    Parents in work should be able to use pension savings to help their children buy a first property, according to proposals...

  14. September 16, 2012

    Major warns Tories over leadership challenge

    Sir John Major has warned rebellious Conservative backbenchers that “regicide is not a good idea” after weeks of disgruntled...

  15. September 2, 2012

    Cameron seeks fresh growth strategy

    David Cameron will this week attempt to inject life into Britain’s stagnant economy and fend off growing Tory criticism of...

  16. July 16, 2012

    Cameron and Clegg seek to heal rifts

    David Cameron and Nick Clegg will this week attempt to heal coalition fractures after the acrimony over Lords reform with a...

  17. July 15, 2012

    Hunt defends games security ‘hitch’

    Jeremy Hunt has described G4S’s failure to supply enough security guards for the Olympics as a mere “hitch”, even as Labour...

  18. July 8, 2012

    MPs to debate Lords reform

    MPs will begin debating historic but controversial plans to make the House of Lords a mostly elected body on Monday, with...

  19. Westminster Blog

    April 15, 2012

    What would a £5k donation cap mean for Labour?

    Ed Miliband took us all by surprise this morning when he went on the Andrew Marr show with a genuinely new proposal to...

  20. March 18, 2012

    Osborne sets out case for 50p rate cut

    George Osborne on Sunday began the complex political task of explaining how a Budget that abolishes the 50p top rate of tax...

  21. March 18, 2012

    Osborne promises tax crackdown

    George Osborne has promised to “aggressively” crack down on stamp duty avoidance in next week’s Budget, as he attempts to...

  22. January 8, 2012

    Cameron vows executive pay crackdown

    David Cameron has vowed to crack down on the “market failure” that has led to what he called “excessive growth” in executive...

  23. December 19, 2011

    National Grid hit by London fears of dividend cut

    Fears of a dividend cut forced National Grid lower as the wider London market drifted. The risk of unfavourable UK price...

  24. December 11, 2011

    Cameron warned on EU triumphalism

    Nick Clegg has warned David Cameron to show no signs of triumphalism when the prime minister reports back to MPs on Monday...

  25. December 11, 2011

    Clegg warns of isolation after EU veto

    Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, says he was “bitterly disappointed” by the outcome of the Brussels summit, but...

  26. November 27, 2011

    Osborne to underwrite business loans

    George Osborne has announced plans for a £20bn national loan guarantee scheme which he claims could cut borrowing costs for...

  27. November 16, 2011

    Africa voices anger over Cameron’s aid threat

    David Cameron’s threats to limit aid to countries that fail to relax laws against homosexuality have prompted a backlash...

  28. October 30, 2011

    Armed guards on UK vessels to counter piracy

    British merchant vessels sailing round the coast of Somalia are to be allowed to carry armed guards to protect themselves...

  29. October 30, 2011

    Cameron reviews links with European Union

    David Cameron says he is actively seeking ways to rebalance the UK’s relationship with the European Union but indicated that...

  30. October 9, 2011

    Reclaim power from EU, says Major

    The UK should use the eurozone crisis as an opportunity to reclaim powers from the European Union, Sir John Major has...

  31. October 2, 2011

    Cameron looks to show his caring side

    David Cameron will this week position himself as a “modern compassionate Conservative” as he seeks to maintain his appeal to...

  32. October 2, 2011

    Cameron rejects calls to repatriate powers from Brussels

    David Cameron, the British prime minister, has rejected calls for an immediate return of powers from Brussels to London,...

  33. October 2, 2011

    Cameron defends growth plans

    David Cameron has defended his plan for growth, announcing new incentives to encourage developers to build houses, as the...

  34. September 25, 2011

    Miliband vows to cap university fees

    Labour would reverse an imminent cut in corporation tax for the banks and hit the highest-paid graduates with higher...

  35. September 18, 2011

    Lib Dems ramp up rhetoric against wealthy

    Vince Cable on Monday told corporate Britain he was no longer prepared to accept “pay-outs for failure” among executives as...

  36. September 11, 2011

    Huhne adds voice to 50p tax debate

    Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrat cabinet minister, has sparked a coalition disagreement on the 50p tax with a warning that...

  37. September 11, 2011

    Rise in pension age to take effect earlier

    An increase in the state pension age to 67 will take effect in the coming decade rather than in the 2030s, Iain Duncan...

  38. September 4, 2011

    Darling launches stinging attack on King

    Alistair Darling has launched a stinging attack on Sir Mervyn King, claiming the Bank of England governor did not understand...

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