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  1. 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...

  2. 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 Nigel...

  1. 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 Snowden,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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 Commons...

  7. 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 openly...

  8. 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 lessons...

  9. 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 Democrats...

  10. 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 at...

  11. 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 Andrew...

  12. 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 stockpiles of...

  13. 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 defence...

  14. 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...

  15. 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 coalition...

  16. 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 has...

  17. 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 prime...

  18. 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 interests...

  19. 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 latest...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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 offer...

  25. 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 likely...

  26. 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 of...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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 this...

  30. 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 replace...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. April 4, 2012

    Hannam is clearly a victim of injustice

    Shortly before I became chairman of the Future of Banking Commission, I interviewed a leading City lawyer about the causes...

  34. April 2, 2012

    Data watchdog joins email ‘snooping’ row

    The data protection watchdog has weighed into a row over planned government surveillance of email, Skype calls and social...

  35. April 1, 2012

    Senior Tory attacks proposed internet law

    Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs have criticised government proposals for legislation that would force internet service...

  36. April 1, 2012

    Office, not upbringing, is what turns politicians into targets

    When I arrived in Berlin in 1994 the newspapers were full of articles about a debilitating condition known as...

  37. March 30, 2012

    Petrol and pasties dent Cameron’s image

    When voters think of David Cameron, Conservative strategists want two words to spring to mind: tough and fair. But after a...

  38. March 16, 2012

    The Diary: Jan Dalley

    If you find yourself sitting next to a stranger at some function, and the conversation is less than sparkling, try saying...

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