David Cameron

David Cameron has been MP for Witney since 2001. He was elected leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005 and after the 2010 general election became – at 43 - the youngest British premier since Lord Liverpool in 1812.

Short of an overall majority, he formed a coalition government – the first since the second world war - with the Liberal Democrats.

Cut bloated House of Lords down to size

A surfeit of donors, cronies and ex-MPs corrodes trust in UK politics

Boris’s summer of discontent

Tory pretender plans relaunch as post-election star fades

Ministers to alter money-laundering rules

Move follows complaints from businesses about additional costs

UK migration target a damaging sideshow

Making the country a less attractive place to visit is not a coherent policy

Andy Burnham has failed to show he has any independent identity, which does not tally with today's population

Community a foreign language in Britain

The UK’s atomisation should show up in public life but politicians struggle to talk about the individual

Britain’s never-ending inquiry into the Iraq war

The remit of Chilcot’s investigation was far too broad

Starter homes too expensive, says Shelter

Study challenges view of affordability by typical earners

Chilcot resists push for report deadline

‘Maxwellisation’ right-of-reply process extends inquiry timetable

Rush hour workers pass Tower Bridge in the financial district of the City of London January 29, 2013.
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Gender pay gap widest at top of ladder

Difference is greatest at senior levels and among older workers

Labour Leader Candidate Jeremy Corbyn
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PM’s Syria plan imperilled if Corbyn wins

Cameron unlikely to push ahead with air strikes without consensus

Corbyn really is a disaster for Labour

The mere act of choosing the most extreme leader in its history might be impossible to live down

David Cameron wants to capitalise on his general election triumph
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Marx was wrong — politics is Darwinian

Cameron’s resignation as prime minister will change UK politics more than anyone appreciates

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UK’s P2P lenders turn attention to Asia

Dearth of bank credit means region is ‘fertile ground’

London’s turning . . . 

‘London’s excruciating price tag is not just a vulnerability but also a sign of success’

Adult learning

Migrants and ministers need English help

The UK insists immigrants learn the language yet the government has slashed spending on teaching

Vote delayed on bombing Isis in Syria

Fears that Labour contest will make support harder to build

Positive plan needed to decarbonise Britain

UK energy secretary must move beyond sweeping away ‘green crap’

© Licensed to London News Pictures.05/08/2015. London, UK. Protesters demonstrate outside the Kids Company Centre in Kenbury Street, south east London today about the closure of the youth charity, the Kids Company led by Camila Batmanghelidjh. The Kids Company has been hit by financial impropriety and sex abuse claims. Photo credit : Vickie Flores/LNP
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No 10 accused of ignoring Kids Company alert

Cabinet Office said before election that cash should be redirected

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Money-laundering ‘enablers’ targeted

UK pressure grows on lawyers, estate agents and accountants

Civil servants embedded with Kids Company

Fresh questions over government links with bankrupt charity

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Corbyn spoils the holiday for Cameron

The fissures in British politics reach well beyond the spectacle of Labour’s leadership race

Watchdog talks led to Kids Company probe

Regulator acted on concerns expressed over how charity was run

Kids Company founder hits back at government

Batmanghelidjh says charity treated ‘like a football’

Cameron criticised over migrant crisis

Humanitarian issues not acknowledged, says opposition

Calais crisis stirs debate on migration

Opinion polls find support still strong for Britain to stay in EU

Sturgeon defiant on Scots’ referendum right

First minister challenges view that No 10 could block second vote

Europe must take long view on migration

No quick gesture can stop desperate people coming to the continent

Plans revealed to tackle migrants crisis

Prime minister warns of disruption at Channel tunnel

Sir Simon Fraser, departing permanent secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Mandarin worries on diplomacy cuts crunch

Departing permanent undersecretary sees potential problems ahead

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Cyber insecurity: Going dark

US tech companies are shielding more data from government. But is it now harder to track terrorists?

Cull their Lordships to save the chamber

A revising House must be a ‘think again’ not a ‘yield or we veto’ place, writes Julian Grenfell

Companies to reveal anti-slavery efforts

About 12,000 businesses affected by £36m disclosure threshold

UK and France beef up Calais security

Ministers from both countries point finger at Eurotunnel

PM presses ahead with appointing new peers

Cameron expected to nominate 50 Lords to upper house

Doubt cast on property transparency plan

Information on foreign company ownership available, estate agents say

Cameron’s Brexit strategy

PM could not block referendum, says SNP

Suggestions dismissed that Number 10 could halt second referendum

PM to tackle ‘dirty money’ in UK property

Data on ownership by foreign companies to be published

Cameron replaces business advisory board

New executive group to assist No 10 in run-up to EU referendum

PM to meet EU leaders in quest for deal

Osborne upbeat as Cameron seeks to convey sense of progress