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    1. April 24, 2014

      Coulson accused of ‘hypocrisy’ over Blunkett confrontation

      Andy Coulson, the former editor of News of the World, has been accused of “pure hypocrisy” for confronting David Blunkett...

    2. April 16, 2014

      Phone hacking: Andy Coulson ‘shocked’ by Blunkett voicemails

      Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World, was played parts of hacked voicemail messages left by a former home...

    1. February 26, 2014

      Brooks denies co-operation between Sun and NoTW on Blunkett story

      Rebekah Brooks has told her trial that there was no co-operation between the Sun, which she edited, and its sister paper the...

    2. November 11, 2013

      Blunkett aides knew of his affair, hacking trial told

      A former adviser to David Blunkett has told an Old Bailey trial that a number of people working for Mr Blunkett at the Home...

    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. October 31, 2013

      Coulson confronted Blunkett over ‘hacked’ details of affair

      Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor, confronted David Blunkett in 2004 about the former home secretary’s affair...

    5. Westminster Blog

      August 20, 2013

      Shadow cabinet reshuffle: Reeves to DWP?

      Labour people are starting to come back from their holidays, and they are in a mood little short of despair. Ed Miliband’s...

    6. July 2, 2013

      Pressure on Labour over election candidates’ union links

      Pressure is building on Ed Miliband to explain what he knows about allegations that Britain’s largest union sought to “buy”...

    7. June 17, 2013

      Labour promises ‘parent-led’ academies and stricter oversight

      Stricter oversight of failing schools and new, “parent-led” academies will be part of Labour’s education policy if the party...

    8. March 15, 2013

      UK citizenship tests: why we need them

      It’s Monday morning, and the queue stretches all the way up the imposing staircase of the town hall in the London borough of...

    9. November 27, 2012

      Coalition faces split over Leveson

      David Cameron, the Conservative prime minister and Nick Clegg, his Liberal Democrat deputy, have been preparing to make...

    10. April 19, 2012

      May under growing pressure over Qatada

      Theresa May is under growing pressure over her attempts to deport the terror suspect Abu Qatada after it emerged that the...

    11. April 13, 2012

      Blunkett hits at police support officer push

      Former home secretary David Blunkett has hit out at plans to expand the role of police community support officers in South...

    12. February 23, 2012

      From humble start to multinational outlook

      From its beginnings in 1991 as a small company whose mission was to retrain steelworkers, A4e has grown into a multinational...

    13. February 7, 2012

      MPs attack May over suspected terrorist

      Theresa May faced relentless questioning from MPs across the political spectrum on Tuesday, as adversaries on both sides of...

    14. December 5, 2011

      MP hits at extradition agreements

      A backbench motion calling for urgent reform of the UK’s extradition rules with the US and the European arrest warrant was...

    15. 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 shadow...

    16. August 15, 2011

      Choice of US ‘super-cop’ attacked

      David Cameron risks ignoring British success on policing gangs by relying on advice from Bill Bratton, the so-called US...

    17. June 10, 2011

      King tops business-heavy honours list

      Mervyn King has been knighted in the Queen’s birthday honours list, one of the most high-profile recipients in a list that...

    18. February 15, 2011

      AV system too costly, say No campaigners

      Opting for the alternative vote system will cost millions of pounds that would be better spent on hospitals and schools, No...

    19. January 17, 2011

      Familiar policy ideas would curtail growth

      From David Blunkett MP. Sir, It is fashionable for politicians to avoid commenting on decisions of the Bank of England’s...

    20. 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 striking...

    21. December 14, 2010

      PM to be Godless in Downing Street

      Looks like David Cameron has lost his battle to keep GOD by his side for another couple of years. The prime minister is keen...

    22. Westminster Blog

      November 11, 2010

      Political déjà vu: The never ending benefit crackdown

      David Cameron has announced some genuinely tough penalties for jobseekers who step out of line. But it is no revolution in...

    23. November 5, 2010

      Abu Hamza wins appeal to keep UK passport

      Abu Hamza, the radical preacher, has won his appeal against the government’s attempts to strip him of his British passport,...

    24. October 26, 2010

      Identity fraud unit will lack the right tools

      From David Blunkett MP. Sir, The government has just announced that it intends to set up a cross-departmental identity fraud...

    25. September 24, 2010

      Blaming politicians for market failure is a bit rich

      From David Blunkett MP. Sir, The speech by Vince Cable, the business secretary (reports, September 22 and 23), has...

    26. Westminster Blog

      September 7, 2010

      UFOs, suburban golfers and the US-UK extradition treaty

      How much longer will the UK subject its citizens to an extradition regime that acts like a mindless and robotic catapult,...

    27. Westminster Blog

      July 12, 2010

      Blair thought LibLab coalition would be a grave mistake

      Senior Labour figures including John Reid and David Blunkett spoke out against a Lib-Lab coalition during the post-election...

    28. July 1, 2010

      Clarke's prison shake-up raises doubts on cuts

      Ken Clarke yesterday castigated former Labour home secretaries David Blunkett and John Reid for drawing up prison policy...

    29. June 30, 2010

      Howard says jailing criminals protects public

      Michael Howard, the former Conservative leader, on Wednesday inflamed the row over plans by Ken Clarke to cut the prison...

    30. June 30, 2010

      Clarke’s jail shake-up stirs budget doubts

      Behind bars: Ken Clarke wants a greater focus on community sentencing for minor offenders Ken Clarke on Wednesday castigated...

    31. June 17, 2010

      Companies still need specialists in ‘soft’ matters

      From Mr Robert Mabro. Sir, David Blunkett (Letters, June 14) asks the important question about BP chief executive Tony...

    32. June 14, 2010

      The day my heart bled for Hayward

      From David Blunkett MP. Sir, The absence from the public stage of the chairman of BP during the traumatic events that have...

    33. 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...

    34. Westminster Blog

      May 23, 2010

      Does Kinnock's endorsement make any difference?

      Neil Kinnock has come out in support of Ed Miliband’s leadership candidacy today in the Observer. (UPDATE – and on the BBC...

    35. May 19, 2010

      Bercow re-elected as Speaker

      A rumoured rebellion against the re-election of John Bercow as Speaker failed to take off yesterday, as he was confirmed in...

    36. May 18, 2010

      Bercow remains speaker in new parliament

      A rumoured rebellion against the re-election of John Bercow as speaker failed to take off on Tuesday, as he was confirmed in...

    37. May 14, 2010

      Anger brews over new parliament rules

      Anger was building on Friday over the new coalition government’s plans to make it more difficult to dissolve parliament.The...

    38. May 12, 2010

      Sir Gus is the real election winner

      As the great hung parliament fiasco moved into its fifth bewildering day of uncertainty and backbiting (didn't you just love...

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