Search for Charles Falconer and
    1. January 7, 2016

      Labour moderates should not serve Corbyn

      After this week, Jeremy Corbyn will not be doubted when he says he wants to change Britain’s Labour party. The...

    2. December 3, 2015

      Michael Gove throws out mandatory court charge

      Michael Gove, the justice secretary, has scrapped a mandatory court charge barely nine months after it was introduced....

    1. September 30, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn under fire for stance on nuclear weapons

      Jeremy Corbyn was plunged into a row with some of his most senior colleagues on the last day of the Labour conference...

    2. September 14, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn makes John McDonnell shadow chancellor

      John McDonnell — a hardline leftwinger who has described bankers as “jokers”, has said he is opposed to Bank of England...

    3. July 18, 2014

      Lords’ anguish revealed in euthanasia debate

      Peers shared wrenching personal stories of suffering and loss on Friday as they debated whether “right to die”...

    4. July 12, 2014

      Former Archbishop drops opposition to assisted dying

      The controversial campaign to legalise assisted dying for terminally ill people has gained a surprising and influential...

    5. March 1, 2012

      Setting son

      Much has been made of James Murdoch’s resignation as chairman of News International, the scandal-stricken UK newspaper...

    6. Westminster Blog

      September 14, 2011

      Miliband seeks to appoint Charlie Falconer to shadow cabinet

      Over at the Daily Mail’s new political blog Kirsty Walker speculated this evening about who may be bumped out of the...

    7. February 7, 2011

      Coalition insists May 5 vote on AV will go ahead

      Jim Pickard, Political Correspondent The public will still get to vote on electoral reform on May 5 in spite of the...

    8. January 13, 2011

      Labour accused of delaying voting reform

      Taxpayers could be hit with an extra bill of £17m if the referendum on the alternative vote is delayed from its planned...

    9. December 29, 2010

      AV opponents claim wide Labour backing

      Campaigners against a change in Britain’s voting system claimed the support of 114 Labour MPs on Wednesday in a...

    10. October 4, 2009

      Supreme Court forecast to have big impact

      The new Supreme Court, which hears its first appeal on Monday, will trigger bigger changes to the substance and style...

    11. June 8, 2009

      Brown faces crucial date with mutineers

      Gordon Brown today faces a critical showdown with rebel Labour MPs who plan to use a meeting of the parliamentary...

    12. June 8, 2009

      Brown faces crucial showdown with mutineers

      Gordon Brown today faces a critical showdown with rebel Labour MPs who plan to use a meeting of the parliamentary...

    13. June 7, 2009

      Mutineers plan assault on Brown

      Gordon Brown faces a critical showdown on Monday with rebel Labour MPs who plan to use a meeting of the parliamentary...

    14. December 1, 2007

      Labour Party figures likely to face questioning

      Some who look set to be called in by the police: ●David Abrahams, the Newcastle-based philanthropist who donated more...

    15. October 17, 2007

      Public pays up

      Not just snouts in the trough but trotters too. The BBC has been squandering £5,000 on a drinks party for MPs; Sir...

    16. October 16, 2007

      Labour MP hits at Brown over EU treaty

      Gordon Brown was on Monday denounced by a senior Labour MP for taking a “patently dishonest position” in refusing to...

    17. October 16, 2007

      Labour MP hits at Brown over EU treaty

      Gordon Brown was yesterday denounced by a senior Labour MP for taking a "patently dishonest position" in refusing to...

    18. May 25, 2007

      Darling in call for FoI controls

      Tighter controls on freedom of information are needed to avoid damaging "good government," Alistair Darling, the trade...

    19. May 24, 2007

      Observer: More lese majesty from Labour

      Has the Blair government upset the palace? Word in Whitehall is that the government neglected to tell the Queen that it...

    20. May 10, 2007

      Crowded field jostles to replace Prescott

      John Prescott, veteran deputy prime minister, on Thursday brought the curtain down on one of politics’ most colourful...

    21. May 10, 2007

      Jail terms to be cut by new Ministry of Justice

      Jail sentences for non-violent offenders would be cut to help ease prison overcrowding in proposals released by the...

    22. May 9, 2007

      Warning over resources for split ministry

      Trade unions, prison reform campaigners and opposition MPs warned on Tuesday that today's creation of a new Ministry of...

    23. May 7, 2007

      Brown set to become PM with no contest

      The endorsement of Tony Blair and other key Blairites at the start of a momentous week for British politics means...

    24. May 7, 2007

      Reid's departure leaves Brown with a clear route to No 10

      John Reid, the home secretary, yesterday paved the way for Gordon Brown's accession as Labour leader next week by...

    25. May 7, 2007

      Blair throws his weight behind Brown

      Tony Blair has given his explicit backing to Gordon Brown's campaign to become Labour's next leader, fuelling...

    26. April 24, 2007

      Home Office overhaul fuels Whitehall tensions

      Tony Blair will today put his personal stamp on a reorganisation of the Home Office when he chairs a new cabinet...

    27. March 29, 2007

      Split gives new powers to home secretary

      Tony Blair will today give the green light to the biggest overhaul of the Home Office in decades, splitting the...

    28. March 28, 2007

      Split gives home office new powers

      Tony Blair will on Thursday give the green light to the biggest overhaul of the Home Office in decades, splitting the...

    29. February 1, 2007

      Lord Goldsmith smiling through

      Things couldn’t get much worse for attorney-general Lord Goldsmith – unless of course, he is called on to give an...

    30. January 22, 2007

      Blair looks at plans to split Home Office role

      Plans to split the Home Office into two departments are being studied by Tony Blair and could be implemented before he...

    31. January 22, 2007

      MPs told to avoid graft row

      Ministers were told tostop public attacks on police investigating cash-for-honours allegations, as the government...

    32. December 27, 2006

      Lawyers expect firms to seek LSE listing

      Just over half the UK's top law firms expect to see their peers list on the London Stock Exchange as a result of new...

    33. October 26, 2006

      FoI COSTS JUST £35m A YEAR

      Freedom of information costs the government a mere £35m a year, according to independent research, writes Nicholas...

    34. September 6, 2006

      THE GROWING DIVIDE

      Backing Blair KAREN BUCKA Blair loyalist elected in 1997, who is known, nonetheless, for being independent. She was...

    35. August 28, 2006

      Allies try to quash questions on Blair's departure

      Tony Blair's closest allies yesterday attempted to quell speculation about how long the prime minister intends to...

    36. July 7, 2006

      Entrepreneur caught up in storm over meetings with ministers

      For an intensely private man, Philip Anschutz appears to like spending time with Labour ministers. The Denver-based...

    37. July 4, 2006

      The Way We Live Now

      Remember when Helene Hayman as a young MP in the mid-1970s shocked the establishment by suggesting she might like to...

    38. June 11, 2006

      This Week in the UK

      The economy is back in focus, the prime minister prepares for the EU summit, and the arguments over going to war in...

    Search for Charles Falconer and