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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. October 29, 2012

      Cameron EU stance hit from both sides

      Downing Street has insisted David Cameron will be “sticking to his guns” to pursue a real terms freeze in the EU budget...

    24. October 29, 2012

      Labour party calls for EU budget cut

      The UK opposition Labour party has called for a real terms cut in the budget for the EU ahead of a crucial parliamentary...

    25. September 28, 2012

      Cameron hints at EU referendum after 2015

      David Cameron has given a strong hint that he would support a referendum on a new European treaty after the next election....

    26. July 23, 2012

      Miliband to meet Hollande in Paris

      Ed Miliband will become the first senior UK politician to meet François Hollande at the Elysée palace in Paris on Tuesday....

    27. June 4, 2012

      Two Eds grow together as Balls’ star rises

      When Ed Miliband became the Labour party leader almost two years ago, he was determined to block one man from becoming...

    28. June 1, 2012

      ‘Buy British’ drive takes a dead-end turn

      ‘The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been criticised for failing to buy British-made cars for its major embassies Only...

    29. Westminster Blog

      June 1, 2012

      The Washington embassy and its foreign-made cars

      The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been criticised for failing to buy British-made cars for its major embassies...

    30. May 29, 2012

      FCO steers into trouble over car purchases

      The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been criticised for failing to buy British-made cars for its major embassies...

    31. May 7, 2012

      Hollande success awkward for Cameron

      When David Cameron phoned François Hollande to congratulate the new French president on Sunday night – saying they would...

    32. February 3, 2012

      Feelings run high in Goodwin’s home town

      Residents of Fred Goodwin’s home town of Paisley are traditionally known as “Buddies”. But, at the moment, there are not...

    33. Westminster Blog

      December 12, 2011

      Labour to LDs: Work with us on Europe

      Douglas Alexander has written a piece for the New Statesman trying to prise open the cracks in the coalition over Europe. In...

    34. December 9, 2011

      Eurosceptics celebrate use of veto

      David Cameron’s surprise use of the UK’s veto in Brussels was the cause of celebration among domestic eurosceptics who have...

    35. November 14, 2011

      Labour signals change of Europe policy

      Douglas Alexander, shadow foreign secretary, has said Labour would oppose any transfer of powers to the European Union that...

    36. October 12, 2011

      Scottish boundary changes cut seven MPs

      Plans to cut the number of Scottish Westminster MPs from 59 to 52 at the next general election could prove a dilemma for the...

    37. August 22, 2011

      Regime collapse relieves Cameron

      David Cameron’s political gamble to intervene militarily in Libya appeared to pay off on Monday as rebel forces edged closer...

    38. August 21, 2011

      Clegg to insist plans ‘under way’ for Libya

      Nick Clegg will on Monday insist the coalition allies have “learnt the lesson of Iraq” and made substantial plans for the...

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