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    1. May 11, 2015

      Sajid Javid boldly goes to Planet Business

      Sajid Javid will surely see his appointment as business secretary through the framing device of Star Trek, a favourite TV...

    2. May 8, 2015

      General election: A Labour defeat the Tories cannot celebrate

      Imagine a general election in which the Conservative party has been wiped out by Labour in Surrey and across its other home...

    1. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron looks set to return to Downing Street while the SNP has swept up in...

    2. May 8, 2015

      Lib Dem ministers, Labour shadow chancellor among election victims

      A crop of top politicians including Nigel Farage, Ed Balls, Vince Cable, Danny Alexander and Douglas Alexander have lost...

    3. May 8, 2015

      General election: Labour’s Douglas Alexander loses out to SNP

      Labour’s election chief lost his previously rock-solid seat to a 20 year-old newcomer on Thursday night, one of the most...

    4. May 4, 2015

      Labour hopes 5m ‘doorstep conversations’ will win over voters

      By Friday, Labour’s campaign chief Douglas Alexander may be Britain’s foreign secretary. Or he may be jobless, beaten by a...

    5. April 12, 2015

      Douglas Alexander fights to hold Paisley seat

      A month from now, Douglas Alexander may well be offered the grandest, if not most consequential, job at the prime minister’s...

    6. March 17, 2015

      Labour extends lead in swing seats, Ashcroft poll finds

      Labour is increasing its lead over the Conservatives in key general election swing seats, according to the latest polls by...

    7. Westminster Blog

      March 5, 2015

      Douglas Alexander in the words of his colleagues

      He is one of the most powerful people in Westminster: shadow foreign secretary and chair of Labour’s entire election...

    8. March 5, 2015

      Labour poll general Douglas Alexander faces dire SNP threat

      Opinion polls suggest that the Scottish National party could take several senior Labour scalps in May, including the man in...

    9. March 4, 2015

      David Cameron rules out head-to-head TV election debate

      David Cameron has finally ruled out taking part in a head-to-head election debate with Ed Miliband, amid Conservative fears...

    10. January 20, 2015

      Labour to ‘reset’ UK relations with Europe

      Labour would “review, repair and reset” Britain’s relations with Europe if it wins the election, promising to increase the...

    11. January 9, 2015

      Channels confident general election debates will go ahead

      Broadcasters are confident that they will hold debates before May’s election between leaders of the main parties, despite a...

    12. January 3, 2015

      Labour focuses election campaign on NHS

      Labour will on Sunday put “saving the NHS” at the heart of its general election efforts as the main opposition seeks to...

    13. December 7, 2014

      Labour urges business chiefs to join ‘patriotic’ EU fight

      Labour is attempting to build bridges with business as the party urges corporate leaders to do their “patriotic duty” and...

    14. December 1, 2014

      Will the liberal George Osborne please stand up

      For Samuel Johnson, “the first Whig was the devil”. Eighteenth-century England’s great man of letters had a Tory love of...

    15. November 5, 2014

      Miliband shakes up campaign team

      Ed Miliband has shaken up his campaign team six months ahead of the general election as polls show Labour slumping to its...

    16. October 16, 2014

      Ed Miliband forms anti-Ukip unit

      Ed Miliband has asked four of his most senior MPs in northern English seats to form an anti-UK Independence party unit to...

    17. September 22, 2014

      Miliband plans mansion tax to boost NHS

      Ed Miliband will announce plans on Tuesday to use a “mansion tax” and an annual profit tax on tobacco companies to fund...

    18. September 22, 2014

      Douglas Alexander urges Labour party to woo big businesses

      Labour’s campaign chief has urged his party to build better relations with corporate Britain, as senior figures admit that...

    19. September 19, 2014

      Scottish referendum: How complacency nearly lost a united kingdom

      When scholars come to write the history of Scotland’s 2014 independence campaign they may conclude the UK was saved by an...

    20. September 19, 2014

      Cameron’s constitutional pledge sparks debate in Wales

      David Cameron’s promise of a new constitutional settlement for the UK has been broadly welcomed in Wales but the Labour...

    21. September 8, 2014

      A bad campaign is not the real unionist problem for Scotland

      Big things do not happen for small reasons. When countries go to war it is because their vital interests clash; when a...

    22. September 3, 2014

      Sturgeon hails ‘momentum’ behind Scotland’s ‘Yes’ campaign

      The deputy leader of the Scottish nationalists said the campaign for independence had “extraordinary momentum” in a live...

    23. August 8, 2014

      Labour urges coalition to speed review of arms sales to Israel

      Labour has stepped up pressure on the coalition over the conflict in Gaza by urging it to accelerate its review of UK arms...

    24. July 20, 2014

      Labour grassroots ideas brought down to earth

      The atmosphere was electric as Labour delegates gathered this weekend for their one-off “National Policy Forum”: at least in...

    25. July 7, 2014

      A classic way to give public speakers rhythm

      “I am Scottish by birth, by choice and by aspiration,” the UK’s shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander declared the...

    26. June 23, 2014

      Polish ministerial ally of Cameron embarrasses PM on EU

      David Cameron’s problem in finding allies in Europe has been graphically summed up by Poland’s foreign minister, who claimed...

    27. May 13, 2014

      Scottish Nationalists hail report of ‘disarray’ in No camp

      Scottish nationalists have seized on the latest report of strains in the campaign against independence, saying a Daily Mail...

    28. April 2, 2014

      ‘Dysfunctional’ Labour team battles over party’s direction

      When Len McCluskey urged Ed Miliband this week to adopt a more radical programme, he crystallised a debate that has been...

    29. March 30, 2014

      Labour party plans pledge to cut university tuition fees

      Labour is gearing up for a manifesto pledge to cut university tuition fees by at least £3,000 a year, in a pre-election...

    30. Westminster Blog

      March 12, 2014

      What does each party really think on Europe?

      Ed Miliband’s op-ed for the FT today on Europe has finally crystallised what each of the parties’ European position will be...

    31. March 11, 2014

      Miliband knocks down early EU vote

      Ed Miliband has vowed that a Labour government would only hold an EU referendum before 2020 in the “unlikely” event of a new...

    32. March 6, 2014

      Scottish Labour’s infighting endangers ‘no’ campaign

      Deep divisions emerged within the Scottish Labour party over plans to be unveiled this month that propose the control of...

    33. December 13, 2013

      Books: on Britain’s place in the world

      How We Invented Freedom and Why It Matters, by Daniel Hannan, Head of Zeus, RRP£20, 400 pages Old Links and New Ties: Power...

    34. Westminster Blog

      September 2, 2013

      Labour's foreign policy angst

      When Ed Miliband was deliberating last week on the approach to take for Thursday’s vote on military strikes against Syria,...

    35. May 20, 2013

      William Hague hints at veto of Syria arms ban

      William Hague, foreign secretary, declared on Monday that Britain will veto the renewal of the EU arms embargo on Syria next...

    36. May 12, 2013

      Labour warns of Washington alarm over Cameron’s EU stance

      David Cameron has “set alarm bells ringing in Washington” over Britain’s position in the EU, the Labour party has said, as...

    37. Westminster Blog

      January 16, 2013

      PMQs: Cameron loses first battle in war over Europe

      Douglas Alexander was touring television studios this morning explaining why he thought holding a referendum on Britain’s EU...

    38. December 27, 2012

      Van Rompuy warns Cameron on EU powers

      David Cameron’s drive to repatriate powers from the Brussels risks damaging the EU and could cause the collapse of the...

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