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    1. October 21, 2014

      ‘Too little progress’ in removing foreign criminals, says NAO

      Ministers have made little progress in removing thousands of foreign criminals from the UK, despite up to £1bn spent over...

    2. September 5, 2014

      Rotherham abuse scandal turns spotlight on police commissioners

      When Theresa May set out her vision for the role of police and crime commissioners three years ago, she promised fellow...

    1. June 10, 2014

      Charles Clarke ‘pessimistic’ on Labour winning UK election

      Charles Clarke, the former Labour home secretary, has warned he is “pessimistic” about his party’s chances in next year’s...

    2. November 14, 2013

      Charles Clarke says he threatened to sue Sun over affair story

      Former Labour home secretary Charles Clarke told an Old Bailey trial that he threatened to sue The Sun newspaper when faced...

    3. November 1, 2013

      Coulson and Brooks both authorised corrupt payments, court hears

      Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson both authorised corrupt payments to public officials, a jury was told on Friday as it...

    4. February 6, 2012

      Police defend EU arrest warrants

      Senior figures at Scotland Yard have warned of the risks to policing if the UK were to opt out of the European Arrest...

    5. January 4, 2011

      Clegg’s bigger office is a welcome gift

      Nick Clegg’s Christmas card featured his family as gingerbread figures – the DPM himself complete with BlackBerry and yellow...

    6. September 28, 2010

      Manufacturing: Faster decision-making and fewer dud products

      George Kessler weaves through the maze of metallic grey automata that dominate the floor of his east London factory....

    7. Westminster Blog

      June 1, 2010

      Labour leadership: Whose endorsement matters?

      Several major Labour figures are yet to step out and endorse any of the six leadership candidates: whose backing should make...

    8. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2010

      Election 2010 live blog: the view from 2am

      With Jim and Alex on frontline duties, Kiran Stacey, a fellow political hack, will man this live blog. Jim, Alex and others...

    9. April 27, 2010

      Best of the blogs

      My fantasy is a Government of National Unity to reform our finances and the political system. We can include talent from all...

    10. Westminster Blog

      April 26, 2010

      Expert panel: Fantasy coalition cabinets

      The FT’s expert election panel will occasionally be giving their thoughts on running themes of the campaign. Today, we asked...

    11. April 15, 2010

      Pilgrim Clarke finds faith in the system

      He stood on the doorsteps of Norwich South less like a politician and more like a medieval mendicant friar, if mendicant...

    12. April 14, 2010

      Pilgrim Clarke finds faith in the system

      He stood on the doorsteps of Norwich South less like a politician and more like a medieval mendicant friar, if mendicant...

    13. March 9, 2010

      Act that protects officials, not secrets

      From Mr Colin Clark. Sir, Congratulations to Sir Samuel Brittan for highlighting the secrecy that surrounds the advice of...

    14. January 11, 2010

      Boost for education technology

      Lord Puttnam, the film producer and Labour peer, is to lead a taskforce to look at ways to boost education technology...

    15. December 14, 2009

      Myners dismisses City ‘supertax’ fears

      Lord Myners has dismissed City fears over a new bonus “supertax” by arguing that bankers should blame their boards and...

    16. October 14, 2009

      Call for police mergers to cope with cuts

      Police forces around the country must be allowed to merge if they are to maintain front-line services while coping with...

    17. October 13, 2009

      Call for police mergers to cope with cuts

      Local mergers of police forces must be allowed if they are to maintain frontline services while coping with deep cuts to the...

    18. September 25, 2009

      Stick together or lose, says Denham

      Labour must hold its coalition of left and right together to stay in power and cannot risk becoming a minority party, John...

    19. September 25, 2009

      Stick together or lose, says Denham

      Labour must hold its coalition of left and right together to stay in power and cannot risk becoming a minority party, John...

    20. September 25, 2009

      Fast fashions and Tory politics

      It was all a bit peculiar. The opening day of London Fashion Week was terribly Tory-tastic. It wasn't just the shoulder...

    21. September 24, 2009

      Fast fashions and Tory politics

      It was all a bit peculiar. The opening day of London Fashion Week was terribly Tory-tastic. It wasn’t just the shoulder pads...

    22. September 24, 2009

      Labour's support in north collapses

      Labour's lead over the Conservatives in the north of England, its traditional electoral stronghold, has collapsed under...

    23. September 23, 2009

      Warning on Labour cash crunch for poll

      It could be “almost impossible” for Labour to raise enough money to fight a general election campaign next year, a former...

    24. Westminster Blog

      September 23, 2009

      Clarke warns of Labour potential collapse

      Sorry, I forgot to mention the real killer warning from Charles Clarke: “A resounding defeat of the type many predict if we...

    25. Westminster Blog

      September 23, 2009

      Charles Clarke speaks

      I said I’d pass on the highlights of the Clarke speech (he is talking right now): Here are a few of his thoughts in potted...

    26. Westminster Blog

      September 23, 2009

      Charles Clarke renews attack on prime minister

      The impact of Charles Clarke’s criticism of Gordon Brown has diminished somewhat with time and repetition. That said, his...

    27. August 26, 2009

      Sage voice for plant science silenced

      Scienceblog (Clive Crook): Sad news on my return from holiday. Chris Lamb, director of the John Innes Centre in Norwich for...

    28. July 10, 2009

      Labour scents chance to wound Cameron

      Lord Mandelson spearheaded a concerted attack on Andy Coulson, one of David Cameron's closest advisers, as the embattled...

    29. July 9, 2009

      Reluctant centre of a political storm

      Andy Coulson, the director of communications for David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative party, has again reluctantly...

    30. June 14, 2009

      North Norwich: ‘We’ve lost faith’

      Ian Gibson’s seat is still warm. The MP for Norwich North quit last week, triggering a by-election, after Labour’s expenses...

    31. June 9, 2009

      Showdown with MPs 'a non-event' as unity prevails

      Labour party heavyweights weighed in behind Gordon Brown yesterday as the prime minister told a crunch meeting of Labour...

    32. June 9, 2009

      Brown fights off rebels

      Gordon Brown last night routed an attempted coup to remove him from Downing Street, as party heavyweights rallied behind...

    33. June 8, 2009

      Drama ‘just not there’ as Brown sees off rebels

      Labour party heavyweights weighed in behind Gordon Brown on Monday as the prime minister told a crunch meeting of Labour MPs...

    34. June 8, 2009

      Brown fights off Labour rebels

      Gordon Brown routed an attempted coup to remove him as Britain’s prime minister on Monday night, as party heavyweights...

    35. June 5, 2009

      Rebels hope for ‘golden scenario’

      The campaign to unseat Gordon Brown has been marred by several strategic errors – but it may still gather sufficient...

    36. June 5, 2009

      Rebels hope for 'golden scenario'

      The campaign to unseat Gordon Brown has been marred by several strategic errors - but it may still gather sufficient...

    37. Westminster Blog

      June 4, 2009

      Labour's worst case scenario

      Alex wrote at midnight (still no pay rise alas) that financial self-interest could prevent some Labour MPs joining the...

    38. May 2, 2009

      Disasters amplify sense of waning grip on party

      When even Labour backbenchers compare their own government to John Major's regime in its dying days, it is a vivid sign of...

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