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    1. July 26, 2013

      Cameron’s critics have much venom but little sense of history

      After three years in office, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron leads a coalition that has fallen low in public esteem....

    2. April 10, 2013

      Thatcher rifts re-emerge in parliament

      Margaret Thatcher was recognised across the political divide on Wednesday as a politician “who defined her age”, with...

    1. March 13, 2013

      Judging the honesty of British politics

      One of the great things about the British political system is its extraordinary integrity and honesty. Everyone says so....

    2. January 30, 2013

      Police forces veto G4S outsourcing deal

      Three police forces have abandoned a planned outsourcing contract with the security company G4S after their newly appointed...

    3. October 5, 2012

      Politically incorrect

      May 8 1969: the Labour Cabinet, under Harold Wilson, was discussing the Industrial Relations Bill, which was designed to...

    4. June 17, 2012

      Staycations breathe life into Welsh leisure sectors

      Mark Woolfenden jokes that he “swapped spin doctoring for spin drying” when he gave up a city job with Citigate Dewe...

    5. April 2, 2012

      Liberation wars and the Galloway spring

      George Galloway’s hailing of his by-election victory as a “Bradford spring” shows the deaf ear to irony we have come to...

    6. February 27, 2012

      The Liberals and the House of Lords

      Just over a hundred years have passed since Herbert Asquith’s Liberal government made a first stab at reforming the House of...

    7. February 23, 2012

      Tax England’s green and pleasant land

      “Roads are made, streets are made . . electric light turns night into day. . . To not one of those improvements does the...

    8. December 5, 2011

      David Lloyd Leisure plans to appoint adviser

      David Lloyd Leisure, the European fitness club operator part owned by Lloyds Bank, plans to appoint an investment bank in...

    9. November 11, 2011

      The Beauty and the Sorrow

      In December 1920 David Lloyd George, the Liberal prime minister who had just led Britain to victory in the first world war,...

    10. October 24, 2011

      A penny for the anti-capitalist guy

      Guy Fawkes seems an unlikely man of the moment. On November 5 a few Britons will burn him in effigy on Bonfire Night, a...

    11. September 30, 2011

      UK start-ups head for Chile

      A clutch of nine UK-based start-ups are set to relocate their operations halfway across the world to Chile, lured by the...

    12. August 14, 2011

      Low-cost fitness chain looks to bulk up

      A low-cost UK fitness chain that caters to commitment-phobes has secured funding to double in size. Pure Gym, which offers...

    13. June 17, 2011

      Lords reform to struggle to meet deadline

      Nick Clegg’s 2015 deadline for House of Lords reform may be missed because of recalcitrant politicians in both chambers, the...

    14. June 13, 2011

      Sanctions are much less effective than we’re led to believe

      From Mr Lindsay Peter Mackenzie. Sir, While Joseph Nye claims economic sanctions can make a “big difference” (“Syria can...

    15. May 4, 2011

      Interview: Running and reading fit into a life of travel

      It is clear from the way Paul Brooks talks that he enjoys running. The chief financial officer of Experian, the FTSE-100...

    16. October 19, 2010

      Whitbread thrives in coffee shops and hotels

      Grinding beans: the group believes UK customers will seek out ‘everyday affordable treats’ from Costa Coffee Alan Parker...

    17. July 27, 2010

      Future generations will curse us for cutting in a slump

      In 1937 Keynes wrote: “The boom, not the slump, is the right time for austerity at the Treasury.” Jean-Claude Trichet,...

    18. July 5, 2010

      Lloyds’ housekeeping fails to sweep up debt exposure

      After months of speculation, Lloyds Banking Group has finally confirmed the sale of 70 per cent of its Integrated Finance...

    19. July 5, 2010

      Lloyds sells BoS private equity unit stake

      Architect of a large-scale restructuring: Truett Tate, head of Lloyds Banking’s corporate division, wants to retain many...

    20. June 29, 2010

      Femocrat in the land of the larrikin

      Four years ago Mark Latham, a former Australian Labor leader, warned that "the Aussie bloke is in crisis and in danger of...

    21. June 29, 2010

      Femocrat in the land of the larrikin

      Four years ago Mark Latham, a former Australian Labor leader, warned that “the Aussie bloke is in crisis and in danger of...

    22. June 7, 2010

      HBOS managers to survive unit sale

      Bankers at a private equity arm of HBOS that made heavy losses will continue to manage its assets after an anticipated £500m...

    23. June 6, 2010

      HBOS managers to survive unit sale

      Bankers at a private equity arm of HBOS that made heavy losses will continue to manage its assets after an anticipated £500m...

    24. May 17, 2010

      A history lesson on coalitions for Liberals

      The formation of a coalition government in Britain is rather like the eruption of a volcano in Iceland. It is not supposed...

    25. May 16, 2010

      Britain is no stranger to successful coalitions

      The formation of a coalition government in Britain is rather like the eruption of a volcano in Iceland. It is not supposed...

    26. May 15, 2010

      Where to now?

      David Cameron, Britain's new prime minister, sat in the cabinet room in 10 Downing Street on Thursday morning, his...

    27. April 9, 2010

      Man in the News: Nick Clegg

      Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats have had only a passing acquaintance with power in Britain since the days when politicians...

    28. March 25, 2010

      Ballot box Budgets

      In its lasting im-pact, David Lloyd George's so-called People's Budget was one of the most dramatic in Britain's budgetary...

    29. February 22, 2010

      SCM launches emerging market income fund

      Somerset Capital Management, the boutique founded by Jacob Rees-Mogg, is launching one of the UK’s first global emerging...

    30. October 28, 2009

      Knightly hunger

      Forget all that stuff about Gordon Brown dithering between KitKats and cream puffs. The real crunch is at the Treasury....

    31. October 27, 2009

      Storms lie ahead for politics' odd couple

      Mervyn King and George Osborne are the odd couple of British politics: a self-consciously cerebral governor of the Bank of...

    32. October 26, 2009

      Storms lie ahead for politics’ odd couple

      Mervyn King and George Osborne are the odd couple of British politics: a self-consciously cerebral governor of the Bank of...

    33. October 9, 2009

      Armchair generals

      John Hutton: The relationship between politicians and the military in any democracy has to rest on one cardinal principle:...

    34. October 8, 2009

      Military and Whitehall must both pipe down

      The relationship between politicians and the military in any democracy has to rest on one cardinal principle: that it is the...

    35. October 1, 2009

      Tax land values, not properties on it

      From Mr Jack Bovill. Sir, Martin Wolf’s comment on mansions tax, while 49 per cent on target, misses the point that the rise...

    36. August 31, 2009

      Aristocrats

      Aristocrats: Power, Grace and Decadence – Britain’s Great Ruling Classes from 1066 to the Present By Lawrence James Little,...

    37. August 12, 2009

      Hair raising

      The reputation of the moustache was already under strain after the fall from grace of Sir Allen Stanford, the Texan tycoon....

    38. July 12, 2009

      Four shots and decades of rivalry

      olitics, says John Campbell, is inescapably about power. “Ideas prosper only through the flawed men and women who champion...

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