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    1. March 16, 2016

      Brexiters attack ‘perfunctory scare story’ in speech

      George Osborne triggered a row with his party’s Eurosceptics by mentioning the economic impact of leaving the EU in his...

    2. March 3, 2016

      French minister’s warning puts focus on border deals

      The warning by French economy minister Emmanuel Macron that thousands of migrants could head from Calais to Kent if...

    1. FT Data

      March 2, 2016

      Immigration statistics: what’s behind the numbers row?

      Why is one measure of EU immigration to Britain nearly three times as high as the other? That is the question...

    2. February 26, 2016

      The bloody history of civil war in the Tory party

      That the Conservative party believes as much in the strong state as it does in the free economy has long been both its...

    3. December 4, 2015

      Questions about Cameron’s political purpose persist 10 years on

      David Cameron celebrates the 10th anniversary of his election as leader of the Conservative party on Sunday — an event...

    4. December 2, 2015

      Cameron struggles to find consensus on Syria vote

      David Cameron urged MPs to “come together” in the fight against Isis in Syria, but during a Commons debate lasting more...

    5. November 22, 2015

      Freedom of information in the UK is a fundamental civic right

      The belief that access to information about government is a fundamental civic right lay behind the long campaign for...

    6. November 18, 2015

      Campaigners fear watering down of Freedom of Information Act

      It was the policy that made Tony Blair call himself a “naive, foolish, irresponsible nincompoop” in his memoir. As...

    7. November 6, 2015

      UK government’s missed chance to fix broken surveillance system

      The UK security services have at last begun to put some effort into their PR. With the publication of the draft...

    8. October 12, 2015

      Tories to drop plan for social media limits on trade unions

      Ministers are preparing to drop a plan in the UK for trade unions to reveal to the police two weeks in advance any...

    9. September 15, 2015

      Margaret Hodge to lead group focusing on ‘responsible’ tax

      Labour MP Margaret Hodge, who led the political backlash against tax avoidance is to head a new cross-party group...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. August 25, 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. June 8, 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. December 20, 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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