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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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”...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. May 11, 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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