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    1. 13 hours ago

      Pressure mounts on David Cameron over refugee crisis

      David Cameron is facing mounting calls from within his own party for Britain to do more to ease Europe’s worst refugee...

    2. September 2, 2015

      Andy Burnham plans to replace business rates with land tax

      Andy Burnham, the Labour leadership candidate, has called for the abolition of business rates and their replacement...

    1. August 30, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn unites Brownites and Blairites in mutual alarm

      Jeremy Corbyn has succeeded where countless others have failed in uniting the Brownites and Blairites after a decade of...

    2. August 27, 2015

      In Britain, community is a foreign language

      American in its consumerism and European in its godlessness, Britain might have the most individualist culture in the...

    3. August 25, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn poses biggest test for Labour since ‘Gang of 4’

      If Jeremy Corbyn becomes Labour leader on September 12 it will be the biggest test of party discipline since the “Gang...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      August 25, 2015

      Labour candidates live on air

      Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn take part in a radio hustings hosted by presenter Nicky...

    5. August 24, 2015

      Umunna calls for calm after Prescott attacks

      Chuka Umunna has called for “calm” after Lord Prescott accused him and his Labour party colleague Tristram Hunt of...

    6. August 19, 2015

      Renationalising Britain’s railways would be folly

      Many of the radical ideas espoused by the Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn seem unlikely to find favour with...

    7. August 18, 2015

      Privatising rail worked, we just failed to notice

      Both the leading candidates for the leadership of Britain’s opposition Labour party have now committed themselves to...

    8. August 17, 2015

      Andy Burnham and Jeremy Corbyn pledge to work together

      Andy Burnham has reaffirmed his respect for Jeremy Corbyn as part of continued efforts to win over left-leaning voters...

    9. August 13, 2015

      Choose anyone but Corbyn, Kendall tells supporters

      Liz Kendall has urged people voting for a new Labour leader to back anyone except Jeremy Corbyn, saying his victory...

    10. August 12, 2015

      Tony Blair speaks out on ‘danger’ of Jeremy Corbyn victory

      More than 610,000 people have applied for a vote in the Labour leadership contest after a last-minute frenzy of...

    11. August 10, 2015

      Ministers delay vote on bombing Isis Islamist militants in Syria

      Ministers will delay plans to hold a vote on bombing Islamist militants in Syria until late in the year, according to...

    12. August 9, 2015

      HS2 contracts for £7bn put out to tender despite uncertainty

      Contracts worth £7bn for the tunnels and viaducts for HS2 are about to be put out to tender, despite continuing...

    13. August 6, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn spoils the holiday for Cameron

      British politics is in the grip of summer madness. The Labour party is flirting with the idea of choosing the hard-left...

    14. August 5, 2015

      Andy Burnham vows to ban new academies to burnish left-wing appeal

      Andy Burnham has said he would ban new free schools and academies, as the Labour leadership contender looks to burnish...

    15. August 4, 2015

      Vitriol over Corbyn infuriates moderates

      When Chris Leslie, shadow chancellor, tore into Jeremy Corbyn’s “starry-eyed” and “hard left” economic thinking this...

    16. August 3, 2015

      NHS faces squeeze on recruitment as financial pressures bite

      Hospital chief executives have been told by the NHS regulator to fill vacancies only where “essential” as they attempt...

    17. August 3, 2015

      The soft left is the real threat to Labour

      If Britain’s Labour party rounds off this golden summer for Conservative voyeurs by electing Jeremy Corbyn as leader,...

    18. July 29, 2015

      Unison backs Corbyn for Labour leader

      Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign to become Labour leader received a significant boost on Wednesday when the UK’s second largest...

    19. July 29, 2015

      Europe’s left needs radical thinking to face up to the future

      Europe’s social democrats, once a powerful and self-confident force, are in deep disarray, pressed hard on both sides....

    20. July 28, 2015

      Labour carries out ‘due diligence’ in leadership race

      Labour has revealed details of the “rigorous due diligence” it has introduced in an attempt to stop militant...

    21. July 27, 2015

      Burnham criticises ‘frightened’ Labour for lack of radicalism

      Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham will accuse the party on Tuesday of having become too cowardly to enact bold...

    22. July 22, 2015

      YouGov poll that puts Corbyn on course to lead Labour stuns MPs

      Pollsters are supposedly out of favour after failing to foresee the Tory election victory on May 7. But a YouGov poll...

    23. July 22, 2015

      Blair warns Labour not to veer to the left in attack on Corbyn

      Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair has launched an attack on Jeremy Corbyn, the rising leftwing leadership...

    24. July 21, 2015

      Welfare vote highlights Labour’s leadership woes

      When Labour awoke to its biggest electoral defeat for a generation in May, some senior figures begged for the contest...

    25. July 20, 2015

      Labour rebels defy party line on welfare vote

      A fifth of Labour MPs voted against their party’s official position on welfare on Monday night in a vote that exposed...

    26. July 19, 2015

      Cameron and UK need a serious opposition

      David Cameron is a complacent prime minister with much to be complacent about. Ten weeks after renewing his tenure at...

    27. July 17, 2015

      Momentum moves left in Labour contest

      Labour’s Blairite wing is increasingly despairing as momentum in the party leadership contest builds behind Jeremy...

    28. July 13, 2015

      Harriet Harman stirs Labour row over welfare cuts

      An attempt by Harriet Harman to prove that Labour can take tough decisions on welfare descended into acrimony after...

    29. July 12, 2015

      Labour will not oppose government welfare cuts, says Harman

      Harriet Harman, Labour’s acting leader, said her party will not oppose the government welfare bill and will even back...

    30. July 12, 2015

      UK Labour party struggles to learn lessons from election

      Two months after voters went to the polls, Britain’s main opposition party is struggling to learn the lessons from its...

    31. June 21, 2015

      Cameron signals assault on tax credits in search for welfare cuts

      Britain must stop the “merry-go-round” of handing out welfare support to those in jobs, David Cameron said as he...

    32. June 15, 2015

      Four Labour contenders search for a winning formula

      Four candidates are vying to lead Britain’s Labour party into another five years of opposition but all are struggling...

    33. June 8, 2015

      Labour leadership rivals split over referendum campaign

      Splits within the Labour party over how to deal with the EU referendum campaign broke out into the open as the...

    34. June 5, 2015

      Britain’s most hated

      These are tough times for members of the metropolitan elite. Everyone hates us. We are now worse than bankers, lawyers,...

    35. June 1, 2015

      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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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