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    1. 15 hours ago

      Labour has nothing left to say on tax

      Here is something that no candidate for the Labour party leadership will say, or perhaps even think. It is an internally...

    2. May 29, 2015

      Labour’s chance to call time on business-bashing

      As Britain’s Labour party prepares to choose a new leader there are already signs that the candidates see the needs for a...

    1. May 29, 2015

      Labour challengers court business in effort to break with past

      Labour’s leadership candidates will take their newfound love for business to another level on Friday, with Andy Burnham...

    2. May 26, 2015

      Chuka Umunna backs Liz Kendall in Labour leadership contest

      The odds on Liz Kendall becoming the next leader of the Labour party have shortened after she secured the support of Chuka...

    3. May 21, 2015

      Politicians seek ‘backstory’ and ‘narrative’ to bridge voter gap

      Before we get started, let me tell you a bit of my backstory. I know you want to get into the meat of this article but I...

    4. May 20, 2015

      Liz Kendall bolstered in race for Labour leadership

      Liz Kendall’s position as the main Blairite candidate for the Labour leadership was bolstered after she received the backing...

    5. May 18, 2015

      Cooper seeks to rebuild Labour’s business ties

      Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, will on Tuesday strongly criticise Ed Miliband for “anti-business” policies, in an...

    6. May 18, 2015

      Labour’s analysis paralysis blights a party of clever fools

      Politics is a simple game overcomplicated by its worst players. Pity the UK Labour party as it settles down for another term...

    7. May 18, 2015

      Harman calls for public to get involved in Labour leader contest

      Harriet Harman, Labour’s interim leader, has promised to “let the public in” to help choose a successor to Ed Miliband, in...

    8. May 18, 2015

      Q&A: Is Len McCluskey Labour’s kingmaker?

      Len McCluskey, boss of Unite, has raised eyebrows by suggesting the union could end its financial support for Labour,...

    9. Off Message

      May 18, 2015

      In Scotland, trade unionists are already leaving Labour behind

      On Saturday, Jim Murphy announced he will resign as leader of the Scottish Labour party, calling Len McCluskey, general...

    10. May 17, 2015

      David Cameron faces pressure to hold EU referendum next year

      David Cameron is under pressure to bring forward the date of his EU referendum to 2016 to limit business uncertainty from a...

    11. May 17, 2015

      Andy Burnham’s quest for Labour leadership picks up pace

      Andy Burnham has picked up momentum in the race to become Labour leader after securing the support of Rachel Reeves, one of...

    12. May 13, 2015

      Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper join race for Labour leadership

      Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper have joined the race for the leadership of the Labour party as it seeks to claw its way back...

    13. May 11, 2015

      Unions race to sign up members for Labour leadership battle

      Trade unions are racing to sign up “affiliated supporters” to take part in Labour’s leadership election. Some officials...

    14. May 10, 2015

      Labour war erupts as Blairites turn on Ed Miliband

      Labour’s crushing election defeat has given way to bloodletting, as leading Blairites turn on Ed Miliband and the Labour...

    15. May 10, 2015

      Chuka Umunna attacks Labour for failing to win over middle class

      The Labour MP Chuka Umunna has attacked his party for not doing enough to win over aspirational middle-class voters before...

    16. May 8, 2015

      General election: Battle for Labour’s soul

      Within hours of Ed Miliband’s resignation, Labour MPs were turning their attention to the potentially bruising leadership...

    17. May 8, 2015

      Runners and riders in race for Labour leadership

      The departure of Ed Miliband as Labour leader has opened up a race to find his successor from the demoralised ranks of the...

    18. May 8, 2015

      Labour can only win with a progressive message

      So, Francis Maude and I were right. Meeting by chance last week in a hotel in Nottingham we old soldiers spoke about how...

    19. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events May 7 Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip slipped up...

    20. May 3, 2015

      Miliband allies work on ‘Save Ed’ campaign

      Allies of Ed Miliband have discussed how to keep the Labour leader in his post if both main parties fail to win a majority...

    21. May 3, 2015

      Andy Burnham vows to reset public expectations of NHS

      Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has vowed to “reset” the public’s expectations of the NHS if Labour wins power, saying...

    22. April 22, 2015

      Labour and Lib Dems compete on public sector pay pledges

      Andy Burnham promised no real-terms pay cuts for NHS staff and Nick Clegg pledged the same for all public sector workers, as...

    23. April 9, 2015

      Sharp rise in patients waiting for NHS treatment

      The number of people waiting longer than the 18-week target to start National Health Service treatment has almost doubled...

    24. January 27, 2015

      Labour seeks private health company levy

      Private healthcare companies face a new levy to pay for training NHS staff under a future Labour government, Ed Miliband...

    25. January 15, 2015

      Food companies give frosty reception to Labour sugar clamp

      Tony the Tiger, for decades the emblem of Kellogg’s Frosties cereal, could find himself off the supermarket shelf if the...

    26. January 15, 2015

      Labour pledges limits for unhealthy food marketed to children

      A Labour government would introduce limits on the levels of fat, salt and sugar manufacturers are allowed to include in food...

    27. January 5, 2015

      Data cast doubt on Andy Burnham’s NHS privatisation claims

      At the heart of Labour’s attack on Conservative management of the NHS on Monday was a claim that the coalition’s actions...

    28. December 10, 2014

      Third of NHS contracts go to private sector

      Private sector groups have won a third of the contracts to provide NHS clinical services awarded in England since the...

    29. November 30, 2014

      Osborne attempts to check Labour’s focus on NHS with £2bn pledge

      The general election may be five months away but George Osborne’s announcement of £2bn extra for the National Health Service...

    30. 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...

    31. September 3, 2014

      NHS hospitals struggle to lure private patients

      The sums earned by the National Health Service from treating private patients have barely risen even though most foundation...

    32. FT Data

      July 30, 2014

      Doctor's orders

      In news that will delight statisticians everywhere the distinction between the mean and the median finally has the political...

    33. July 29, 2014

      £5.8bn of NHS work being advertised to private sector

      About £5.8bn of NHS work is being advertised to the private sector in moves that are slowly transforming the nature of...

    34. June 22, 2014

      Senior Labour figures come out in defence of leader Ed Miliband

      Lord Kinnock and senior Labour front bench politicians have come to the defence of Ed Miliband, praising his “political...

    35. March 17, 2014

      NHS redundancy payouts spark row over health service reforms

      A row has broken out over millions of pounds in redundancy payments for NHS staff who were later rehired to other health...

    36. March 11, 2014

      MPs back powers to close fiscally healthy hospital wards

      The health secretary will be able to close departments in financially strong hospitals to safeguard weaker neighbours...

    37. March 9, 2014

      NHS invites bids for Staffordshire outsourcing deals worth £1.2bn

      The NHS is embarking on its biggest and most wide-ranging outsourcing of services so far by inviting companies to bid for...

    38. November 10, 2013

      Private hospitals on standby to provide winter cover for NHS

      Private hospital groups are on standby to provide thousands of beds and operating theatre spaces this winter as nervousness...

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