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    1. June 8, 2015

      David Cameron in U-turn over Conservative eurosceptics

      David Cameron has retracted a threat to all cabinet ministers that they would have to quit if they wanted to campaign...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Former banker considers bid to lead UK Treasury committee

      A former investment banker is considering a bid to lead the Treasury select committee, promising to end...

    1. David Allen Green

      May 13, 2015

      Tories and civil liberties: the fascinating appointment of Dominic Raab

      There is a misconception that the UK’s Conservative party is opposed to fundamental constitutional reform. And it is a...

    2. May 11, 2015

      Tory MPs cheer as David Cameron vows to fight for better EU deal

      David Cameron on Monday began his fight to “get a better deal” in Europe to resounding cheers from 330 newly elected...

    3. November 26, 2014

      Publish guidance on lethal drone strikes, says former GCHQ chief

      A former head of GCHQ has urged foreign secretary Philip Hammond to publish secret guidelines governing how ministers...

    4. November 26, 2014

      Banks need a generation to change culture, report says

      It will take British retail banks a generation to change the aggressive sales culture which has provoked a string of...

    5. August 24, 2014

      Cameron under pressure to take tougher action on extremists

      David Cameron came under pressure from Boris Johnson on Monday to take tougher action against Britons who fight with...

    6. April 11, 2014

      Celebrity sex case acquittals raise questions for CPS

      Acquittals of famous figures on sex charges, culminating in the clearing of former House of Commons deputy Speaker...

    7. April 6, 2014

      Davis calls for action on tech sector

      Technology companies could be driven out of Britain by the government surveillance activities exposed by Edward...

    8. November 21, 2013

      Treasury should have spotted Co-op weakness says Davis

      The Treasury has been accused by a senior Tory MP of missing warnings that the Co-op bank’s bid to buy 630 Lloyds bank...

    9. October 18, 2013

      Vintage fashion draws record prices at auction

      Could the most lucrative investment portfolio you own be hiding in your closet? Important fashion items from the 20th...

    10. August 8, 2013

      Brokers fined over Reliance share price manipulation

      The UK financial regulator has fined two advisers and is planning enforcement action against a third in three cases all...

    11. June 7, 2013

      Cameron under pressure over spying claims report

      GCHQ, the UK security service in charge of telecommunications, is preparing a report on the US Prism spy programme,...

    12. June 3, 2013

      UK energy minister attacks climate sceptics as bill set for vote

      Ed Davey sought to prove he remained committed to the green agenda on Monday as the energy secretary prepared for a...

    13. March 13, 2013

      UK alcohol pricing plans in disarray

      David Cameron’s plans to make retailers charge a minimum price for alcohol are in disarray as senior Conservatives...

    14. March 1, 2013

      Eastleigh result set to reverberate

      There were two winners in the Eastleigh by-election and two big losers on a night of high political tension. The...

    15. February 27, 2013

      Tories face ‘crisis’ if poor result in Eastleigh

      David Cameron will face a “crisis” if the Conservatives come third in the Eastleigh by-election behind the Liberal...

    16. February 5, 2013

      Mistrust and anger fester among Tories

      David Cameron’s problems with his party have at their heart a simple fact: his failure to win an outright Tory majority...

    17. December 19, 2012

      Second arrest in ‘plebgate’ probe

      A second man has been arrested as part of the inquiry into the Downing Street row which led to the resignation of...

    18. December 12, 2012

      Roche pressed to refund UK

      Roche, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, is coming under pressure to reimburse £500m paid by the government for...

    19. December 7, 2012

      Tories dig in for defence battle

      Conservative MPs are preparing to do battle with George Osborne in the run-up to next year’s spending review over...

    20. November 25, 2012

      Johnson warns against ‘in-out’ EU vote

      Boris Johnson has distanced himself from rightwing Tory calls for an “in-out” referendum on Britain’s EU membership in...

    21. October 10, 2012

      Downing St caught in BAE-EADS crossfire

      Downing Street was caught in the crossfire from the collapse of the BAE-EADS talks as Tory MPs questioned why the...

    22. October 7, 2012

      Conference notebook: the enemy within

      ● For those Tories looking to vent their spleen at their Liberal Democrat coalition partners, it seems that Vince Cable...

    23. October 5, 2012

      MPs urge Cameron to veto BAE-EADS deal

      David Cameron suffered a large-scale revolt on Friday after 45 Conservative MPs signed a letter demanding that the...

    24. October 4, 2012

      BAE tie-up bad for UK, warns Darling

      Alistair Darling has made a forceful intervention in the plans by EADS to combine with BAE Systems, saying British...

    25. September 20, 2012

      Deficit battle blazes trail for big decisions

      Nothing is more important to the coalition than its central mission to rectify Britain’s public finances. But as the...

    26. September 20, 2012

      When the personal becomes political

      British entertainer Max Bygraves, who died this month, had a catchphrase of “I wanna tell you a story”. However,...

    27. Westminster Blog

      September 18, 2012

      David Davis issues fierce criticism of the BAE-Eads merger

      David Davis has added his weight to mounting Conservative criticism of the BAE-EADS merger as the two companies held a...

    28. September 17, 2012

      Tory critics of BAE-EADS become louder

      David Davis has added his weight to mounting Conservative criticism of the BAE-EADS merger as the two companies held a...

    29. September 12, 2012

      Psychodrama hears Conservative voices

      The movie Psycho is remembered best for its shower scene. But for me, it was always the terrifying denouement when Lila...

    30. September 5, 2012

      Act on the real causes of UK woes, Mr Osborne

      When George Osborne is already faced with a cacophony of unsolicited advice on kick-starting the economy, I am wary to...

    31. September 3, 2012

      Reshuffle pulls Cameron in two directions

      David Cameron’s opening move of his first significant reshuffle was to appoint as chief whip one of the few ministers...

    32. September 2, 2012

      Cameron seeks fresh growth strategy

      David Cameron will this week attempt to inject life into Britain’s stagnant economy and fend off growing Tory criticism...

    33. June 14, 2012

      Move to ease fears over police ‘snoop’ plans

      Theresa May has sought to damp criticism of her plans to give police and intelligence services more powers to access...

    34. June 10, 2012

      Osborne told to stop blaming eurozone

      George Osborne has been warned by Tory MPs not to use the eurozone crisis as “an alibi” for Britain’s poor economic...

    35. May 22, 2012

      Court rules prisoners have right to vote

      Prisoners in the UK must be given the right to vote but ministers will have some latitude in deciding which inmates...

    36. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2012

      Parliament refuses to reveal cost of Lords reform

      The House of Lords authorities are refusing to hand over officials’ estimates of how much it will cost taxpayers to...

    37. May 6, 2012

      Cameron faces clamour from party right

      David Cameron will this week try to relaunch the coalition with a commitment to focus on the economy, but risks being...

    38. FT Alphaville

      April 4, 2012

      Hannam, spun

      Just when we were considering launching the Ian Hannam is Innocent OK? campaign, this crosses our radar… The former JP...

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