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    1. December 22, 2014

      Lord Ashcroft becomes independent opinion pollster

      Lord Ashcroft, once notorious for his “non-dom” tax status, has become an independent opinion pollster in one of the most...

    2. October 20, 2014

      Energy policy should let the market pick the winners

      Owen Paterson, the former environment secretary, is right about at least one thing: UK climate change policy is not going...

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    1. Special report: Durban 2011 Review

      Nearly 200 nations gathered in the South African city of Durban to negotiate a success...
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    1. Westminster Blog

      June 19, 2014

      Ashcroft polling spells trouble for Lib Dems

      Nick Clegg celebrates the Eastleigh byelection result For well over a year, the Liberal Democrats have told supporters,...

    2. May 2, 2014

      Constance Briscoe jailed for 16 months

      One of Britain’s best known barristers and part-time judge has been jailed for 16 months for perverting the course of...

    3. May 1, 2014

      Judge faces jail for lying to police in Huhne case

      A high-profile barrister and judge faces jail after being convicted of conspiring to pervert the course of justice for lying...

    4. March 4, 2014

      Liberal Democrats name team to lead coalition negotiations

      Nick Clegg has named a five-person Liberal Democrat team, headed by close ally Danny Alexander, to prepare for coalition...

    5. January 31, 2014

      Jury fails to reach verdict on Constance Briscoe

      The jury in the case of prominent barrister and part-time judge Constance Briscoe were on Friday discharged after failing to...

    6. January 15, 2014

      Judge was ‘prepared to lie’ to police

      A prominent barrister and part-time judge “was prepared to lie” to police about her role in a scandal that led to the...

    7. July 30, 2013

      Vicky Pryce divested of her royal honour

      Vicky Pryce’s fall from grace was completed on Tuesday after the high-flying economist who served time in prison joined Fred...

    8. July 11, 2013

      Denis MacShane charged with false accounting over expenses

      Denis MacShane, the former Labour minister, has been charged with false accounting over nearly £13,000 of expenses, the...

    9. May 15, 2013

      Quarter of jurors misunderstand law of contempt, research shows

      Nearly a quarter of jurors in criminal trials do not understand how the law of contempt of court applies to their use of the...

    10. May 13, 2013

      Huhne and Pryce released after two months of eight-month sentences

      Chris Huhne, former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister, and ex-wife Vicky Pryce were released from jail on Monday after...

    11. April 22, 2013

      Huhne and Pryce poised for release

      Vicky Pryce and her disgraced former husband Chris Huhne could be released from prison as early as next month. Huhne and his...

    12. March 13, 2013

      Judging the honesty of British politics

      One of the great things about the British political system is its extraordinary integrity and honesty. Everyone says so....

    13. March 11, 2013

      Huhne sentencing marks end of political career

      The sentencing of Chris Huhne to eight months in jail for perverting the course of justice has terminated the political...

    14. March 11, 2013

      Huhne and Pryce jailed for eight months

      Chris Huhne, the former minister and his ex-wife, Vicky Pryce, one of Britain’s leading economists, have each been sentenced...

    15. March 7, 2013

      Vicky Pryce found guilty

      Vicky Pryce, one of Britain’s leading economists, and her disgraced former husband, Chris Huhne, a Liberal Democrat...

    16. March 1, 2013

      Tory right wing puts Cameron on probation

      David Cameron was on Friday put on probation by anxious Tory right-wingers after the Conservatives slumped to third place in...

    17. March 1, 2013

      Lib Dems sweep to Eastleigh victory

      The Liberal Democrats swept to victory in Eastleigh in a stunning by-election result that saw the Conservatives driven into...

    18. February 25, 2013

      Eastleigh poll points to Clegg lifeline

      The Liberal Democrats remained confident of victory in this week’s Eastleigh by-election as a new opinion poll suggested the...

    19. February 25, 2013

      Pryce jury told to consider case ‘afresh’

      A new jury for the retrial of Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of former minister Chris Huhne, was warned on Monday that the...

    20. beyondbrics

      February 22, 2013

      Further reading: London's lessons

      Friday’s picks from the beyondbrics team: London must demand higher corporate governance standards after Bumi affair; three...

    21. Westminster Blog

      February 21, 2013

      Who will be the real winners and losers in Eastleigh?

      Boris Johnson and Maria Hutchings campaigning in Eastleigh We are now just a week from the Eastleigh byelection and the...

    22. The World

      February 21, 2013

      Mexico's "Chris Huhne affair"

      Last Sunday morning, “El Niño Verde” – as Jorge Emilio González, a young Mexican senator, is known – was driving down a...

    23. February 20, 2013

      Pryce faces retrial after jury discharged

      One of the most high-profile recent criminal trials in the UK collapsed on Wednesday after the jury trying the case of Vicky...

    24. February 18, 2013

      We are forgetting the golden rule

      The supposed breakdown of trust, as the philosopher Onora O’Neill once pointed out, is a cliché of our times. But scandals...

    25. February 14, 2013

      Cameron turns right to woo Eastleigh voters

      David Cameron has tacked to the right in advance of the closely watched by-election in Eastleigh, telling local voters he...

    26. February 12, 2013

      Pryce no quivering jelly, says prosecutor

      Vicky Pryce cannot expect a jury to believe that she had “no real choice” when she took speeding points from her former...

    27. Westminster Blog

      February 12, 2013

      Eastleigh voters would choose "none of the above"

      Nick Clegg in Eastleigh Nick Clegg yesterday won the race to become the first party leader to get to Eastleigh, where the...

    28. February 11, 2013

      Lib Dems face national test in Eastleigh

      Liberal Democrat strategists have insisted for the last two years that reports of the party’s demise are premature, and that...

    29. February 11, 2013

      Daughter tells court of pressure on Pryce

      The eldest daughter of Vicky Pryce, the former wife of disgraced ex-cabinet minister Chris Huhne, has told a London court...

    30. February 8, 2013

      Pryce ‘ashamed’ of Huhne article

      Vicky Pryce, Chris Huhne’s former wife, told a court she was “ashamed and upset” when a newspaper article appeared revealing...

    31. Westminster Blog

      February 8, 2013

      Chris Huhne turned down Treasury job

      Jane Croft, our law courts correspondent, brings us an interesting side note from yesterday’s (fairly harrowing) evidence...

    32. February 7, 2013

      Bitterness of Huhne break-up laid bare

      The full bitterness of the marriage break-up between Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce was laid bare in a London courtroom as she...

    33. February 7, 2013

      Pryce ‘shocked’ over Huhne’s speeding move

      Vicky Pryce, the former wife of disgraced ex-cabinet minister Chris Huhne, was “shocked” and “absolutely furious” after...

    34. February 5, 2013

      Jury hears Huhne’s ex-wife wanted revenge

      Vicky Pryce, ex-wife of Chris Huhne “wanted revenge” and hoped to “destroy her husband’s career” by leaking details of his...

    35. February 4, 2013

      Huhne succession key test for coalition

      The departure of Chris Huhne, the former Liberal democrat cabinet minister, who stepped down as an MP on Monday after...

    36. Westminster Blog

      February 4, 2013

      What Chris Huhne said when he resigned

      After pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice, Chris Huhne made this statement outside the court: Having taken...

    37. February 4, 2013

      Huhne faces jail after guilty plea

      Chris Huhne faces a possible jail sentence after quitting as a Liberal Democrat MP following a last minute admission to a...

    38. January 30, 2013

      Plan to decarbonise Scots power

      The Scottish government has announced plans to decarbonise its electricity generation by 2030, putting pressure on the...

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