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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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....

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. January 28, 2013

    Date set for Huhne speeding points trial

    The trial of Chris Huhne, the former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister, and his former wife Vicky Pryce is set to begin next...

  35. January 10, 2013

    Clegg sees ‘sombre’ outlook for 2015 poll

    Nick Clegg on Thursday gave the bleakest assessment yet by a senior minister about the likely economic outlook at the next...

  36. Westminster Blog

    November 23, 2012

    Will the coalition's energy truce hold firm?

    Aides to senior government ministers were at pains to insist that the energy deal finally signed off at about 6pm on...

  37. November 22, 2012

    Davey defends contentious energy agreement

    Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrat energy secretary, defended his green energy deal on Friday, after coming under fire for...

  38. Westminster Blog

    October 16, 2012

    A year after energy summit Downing Street fails to get a grip on energy prices

    It is one year since David Cameron summoned the biggest power companies to an “energy summit” at Downing Street where they...

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