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    1. February 19, 2016

      Election inquest lambasts Lib Dem strategy

      For many politicos, the 2015 general election proved that you should never pay too much attention to opinion polls. The...

    2. February 5, 2016

      Danny Alexander: I am right man for AIIB

      Danny Alexander, the former Treasury minister appointed vice-president of a Chinese-led Asian investment bank, has...

    1. February 5, 2016

      Danny Alexander confirmed in senior AIIB role

      Danny Alexander has been confirmed as a senior executive at China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a...

    2. January 28, 2016

      George Osborne tries to sell former deputy to China

      China has signalled its unhappiness that George Osborne, chancellor of the Exchequer, has picked his former deputy, Sir...

    3. January 26, 2016

      Beijing ‘unimpressed’ by Danny Alexander’s nomination for Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

      Beijing is unhappy with the UK’s decision to send former Liberal Democrat minister Sir Danny Alexander to its...

    4. January 25, 2016

      Danny Alexander heading for Beijing in top AIIB role

      Danny Alexander, the former Treasury minister, is poised to move to Beijing in a hotly contested carve-up of senior...

    5. October 12, 2015

      Pro-EU group ready to take on Brexit lobby

      The campaign to keep Britain in the EU will be launched on Monday amid claims the government is sending mixed signals...

    6. May 8, 2015

      Nick Clegg resigns as Liberal Democrats suffer electoral catastrophe

      Nick Clegg resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats on Friday, saying his party had suffered the worst losses in its...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron looks set to return to Downing Street while the SNP has swept...

    8. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events ***May 7*** Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip...

    9. April 30, 2015

      General election: Tories and Lib Dems clash over benefits

      George Osborne on Thursday rejected Liberal Democrat claims that the Conservatives had put forward “secret” proposals...

    10. Westminster Blog

      April 23, 2015

      Danny Alexander: the 'ludicrously optimistic' battler

      Danny Alexander is in tiggerish mood as he poses for photographs by the banks of the sparkling river Ness at the foot...

    11. April 23, 2015

      Labour and Tories ramp up attacks over economy

      The economy will be the focus of Labour and Tory attacks on Thursday as both parties warn about the impact of each...

    12. March 27, 2015

      The sludge report

      If current UK election campaign were to have a colour, it would be a muddy sludge. It’s not just the tone of the...

    13. March 23, 2015

      Danny Alexander in monster battle for Scottish Lib Dems’ survival

      If the Loch Ness Monster had a vote in May’s general election, it would surely back Danny Alexander, its local Liberal...

    14. March 19, 2015

      Treasury rejects regulation clamp on UK tax advisers

      The Treasury has rejected MPs’ arguments that the tax industry “cannot be trusted to regulate itself” and has called on...

    15. March 19, 2015

      Treasury announces tax crackdown rules

      A new offence that will see companies charged if they fail to prevent tax evasion was announced on Thursday, as the...

    16. March 19, 2015

      Danny Alexander draws fire for ‘alternative Budget’ statement

      The Liberal Democrats would cut government spending back to its lowest level in nearly 20 years, Danny Alexander...

    17. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Lib Dems attack Osborne over austerity

      Senior Liberal Democrats attacked the Conservatives on Wednesday over their plans for austerity in the next parliament,...

    18. March 16, 2015

      North Sea oil groups set for tax breaks in Budget

      North Sea oil producers are set to benefit from UK Budget tax cuts, Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury,...

    19. March 16, 2015

      UK Treasury launches review of business rates before Budget

      The Treasury will on Monday launch a review of business rates, raising the prospect of a new system for levying a tax...

    20. March 14, 2015

      Lib Dems promise crackdown on tax dodgers

      Danny Alexander has hit out at tax avoidance, comparing it to benefit fraud, and promising that a crackdown on “tax...

    21. March 6, 2015

      Fuel price cut for remote areas

      A scheme that discounts motor fuel in the UK’s most remote areas will be extended, following approval from the European...

    22. March 4, 2015

      Eurostar sale raises £757m for Treasury

      The Treasury has sold its 40 per cent stake in the Eurostar cross-Channel train service for £585m, almost twice the sum...

    23. March 1, 2015

      Danny Alexander calls for extra £1bn levy on UK banks

      Danny Alexander is pressing George Osborne to introduce a £1bn annual levy on banks in this month’s Budget to help...

    24. February 23, 2015

      George Osborne vows crackdown on banks that facilitate tax evasion

      George Osborne has promised a legal crackdown on banks that facilitate tax evasion, saying that he will use his Budget...

    25. February 9, 2015

      US and UK politicians press for HSBC clampdown

      US and UK politicians called for a regulatory clampdown on HSBC after Europe’s biggest bank by assets was hit by...

    26. December 24, 2014

      Alexander attacks Osborne over cuts to UK public services

      George Osborne is planning the “wilful destruction” of public services, according to Danny Alexander, the UK...

    27. December 8, 2014

      Coalition suspends ‘war’ to agree deficit plan

      Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will suspend their “war” over future austerity plans this week by publishing a new...

    28. Off Message

      December 4, 2014

      Scotland's new political landscape

      The general election in May is one of the most difficult to predict in British history. The result will undermine old...

    29. December 2, 2014

      Ministers propose government-built houses

      Ministers have set out proposals for the government to directly commission house building for the first time. Danny...

    30. December 1, 2014

      Government to back £1bn Swansea tidal project

      Plans for a £1bn tidal lagoon to generate power in Swansea Bay will be given a boost when ministers announce the start...

    31. December 1, 2014

      Clegg plans £2bn route upgrade to reach out to Land’s End

      Nick Clegg, UK deputy prime minister, will announce plans on Monday to spend £2bn on improving the main route to the...

    32. November 23, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Osborne pressed to reform taxes or see UK oil and gas decline

      Oil companies want George Osborne to make good his promise of tax reforms to encourage more investment in the North Sea...

    33. November 18, 2014

      George Osborne accused of ‘grand deception’ on UK deficit

      George Osborne has been accused by his Liberal Democrat deputy at the Treasury of attempting a “grand deception” on...

    34. November 12, 2014

      Wage growth finally outstrips inflation

      Wage growth, the long missing ingredient in the UK’s economic recovery, finally appears to be emerging. For the first...

    35. November 9, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Non-protected departments in line of fire

      Britain and the cuts: departments at risk A stark message greeted the coalition government when it took charge in 2010....

    36. November 6, 2014

      Supermarkets cut petrol prices after chancellor’s criticism

      Leading petrol retailers have responded to exhortations from the government to pass on recent falls in the cost of...

    37. October 28, 2014

      Public sector executives face redundancy rule change

      Well-paid public sector workers laid off and reappointed later will have to pay all or part of their redundancy money...

    38. October 19, 2014

      Treasury rules out election giveaways as tax revenues fall short

      Cabinet ministers have been warned by the Treasury that it is likely they will have to rein in their spending in the...

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