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    1. July 22, 2015

      Blair warns Labour not to veer to the left in attack on Corbyn

      Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair has launched an attack on Jeremy Corbyn, the rising leftwing leadership...

    2. July 21, 2015

      Welfare vote highlights Labour’s leadership woes

      When Labour awoke to its biggest electoral defeat for a generation in May, some senior figures begged for the contest...

    1. June 23, 2015

      Chris Woodhead, educationalist, 1946-2015

      Sir Christopher Woodhead, who has died aged 68, rose to prominence as England’s chief inspector of schools in the...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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