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    1. July 29, 2015

      Unison backs Corbyn for Labour leader

      Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign to become Labour leader received a significant boost on Wednesday when the UK’s second largest...

    2. July 21, 2015

      The risk of fumbling the Europe poll

      A national referendum is always a momentous event, and it carries monumental risks. To hold one such referendum in a...

    1. June 22, 2015

      If euro enthusiasts feel sorry, they might say so

      An ambitious youngster wavering between a political career and business should consider the parable of Ed Balls. In...

    2. May 8, 2015

      Victory over two Eds better than one

      David Cameron went to Buckingham Palace at lunchtime to tell the Queen he had won a majority and not to worry her royal...

    3. May 8, 2015

      General election: Battle for Labour’s soul

      Within hours of Ed Miliband’s resignation, Labour MPs were turning their attention to the potentially bruising...

    4. Westminster Blog

      May 8, 2015

      Election live: Cameron's victory

      Welcome to our live election coverage, bringing you the latest reaction to the Tories winning an unexpected majority –...

    5. 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...

    6. May 8, 2015

      Ed Miliband resigns after worst Labour election result since 1987

      Ed Miliband stepped down as Labour leader on Friday after the party’s worst general election defeat since Margaret...

    7. May 7, 2015

      Parties use new tactics to reach women ahead of election

      Ed Balls appears outside the Chalk & Linen coffee shop in Coleshill brandishing an enormous Tupperware box filled with...

    8. April 30, 2015

      Balls seeks to reassure sceptical City over taxes and regulation

      Ed Balls, shadow chancellor, has sought to reassure a sceptical City that an incoming Labour government would not drive...

    9. April 28, 2015

      Miliband to shift campaign focus back to cost of living

      Ed Miliband will try to shift the UK general election campaign back to living standards on Wednesday by promising that...

    10. April 27, 2015

      Ed Balls says Scottish nationalist MPs would focus on referendum

      Scottish nationalist MPs would spend their time in Westminster trying to secure a second independence referendum if...

    11. Nick Butler

      April 27, 2015

      Energy security — the top priority for any government

      Keeping the lights on is one of the core responsibilities of any government. If the lights go out, the government soon...

    12. April 12, 2015

      Labour to crack down on private equity managers

      A crackdown on alleged tax abuses by private equity managers has been drawn up by Labour as part of a £7.5bn plan to...

    13. April 10, 2015

      Labour takes aim at SNP fiscal autonomy ‘bombshell’

      Labour has wheeled out its big guns to take aim at what it considers a weak point in the seemingly inexorable advance...

    14. April 9, 2015

      Co-op vote could end support for Labour MPs

      Financial support for prominent Labour MPs including shadow chancellor Ed Balls, Stella Creasy and Chris Leslie could...

    15. April 8, 2015

      Ed Balls had warned non-dom changes could lose money

      Labour’s plan to scrap Britain’s 200-year-old “non-domicile” rule ran into trouble on Wednesday after it emerged that...

    16. April 8, 2015

      Next UK prime minister urged to take charge of trade policy

      Britain’s next prime minister should take personal charge of export policy in a bid to reverse the country’s declining...

    17. April 7, 2015

      Labour and Tories trade blows over plans for ‘secret’ tax rises

      The Conservative and Labour parties on Monday ushered in the new tax year by trading blows over each other’s “secret...

    18. March 31, 2015

      Ed Balls stokes uncertainty over high speed rail project

      Ed Balls has stoked uncertainty surrounding HS2 , suggesting that a new trans-Pennine rail route [HS3] could be built...

    19. March 31, 2015

      Rival UK economic plans come under scrutiny

      Conservative plans to cut borrowing more quickly than their political rivals would slow the recovery a little, but make...

    20. March 30, 2015

      Labour’s business manifesto is unlikely to win FTSE 100 votes

      Labour’s launch of its business manifesto on the first full day of campaigning felt like getting a chore out of the...

    21. March 30, 2015

      UK election 2015: Labour strains

      After weeks of shadowboxing and phoney wars the UK general election kicked off in earnest on Monday with Ed Miliband,...

    22. March 30, 2015

      Miliband faces dilemma over chancellor choice

      If Ed Miliband defies the bookmakers’ odds and makes it into Downing Street in May, he has a difficult decision in his...

    23. March 27, 2015

      The sludge report

      If current UK election campaign were to have a colour, it would be a muddy sludge. It’s not just the tone of the...

    24. March 25, 2015

      David Cameron promises not to raise VAT

      David Cameron has unexpectedly ruled out raising Value Added Tax after the election, delighting his own party and...

    25. March 22, 2015

      Call on Co-op Group to maintain Labour-linked party funding

      A battle is on to preserve Labour-linked party funding from the Co-operative Group ahead of a crunch vote in May. The...

    26. March 20, 2015

      Osborne’s secret weapon is his monstrously inept adversaries

      There is an arcane debate about whether backgammon is a game of chance or skill. Chancellor George Osborne played to...

    27. March 19, 2015

      Budget 2015: Osborne hits back at ‘rollercoaster’ spending claims

      George Osborne has denied claims that public spending under a Conservative government would follow a “rollercoaster”...

    28. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: ‘Grown-up’ speech dashes hopes for sweeteners

      George Osborne’s sixth Budget failed to excite his Conservative colleagues on Wednesday as the chancellor resisted the...

    29. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Ed Balls rebuts claim of higher living standards

      Labour MPs were buoyed by a confident and scathing performance by Ed Miliband in response to George Osborne’s Budget,...

    30. March 16, 2015

      SNP set to shake up Westminster, says Alex Salmond

      The Scottish National party will "shake Westminster to its foundations, " says Alex Salmond, its former leader. He said...

    31. March 11, 2015

      Free Lunch: The politics of austerity backtracking

      Political capital is there to be spent A week from today, George Osborne presents the last UK Budget of this parliament...

    32. March 9, 2015

      Tories accused of ‘extreme’ cutback plans

      Ed Balls, Labour’s shadow chancellor, will on Monday accuse the Conservatives of planning “extreme and risky” spending...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. February 24, 2015

      Labour to include allowances in bank bonus tax

      Labour will announce plans on Wednesday to extend the reach of its bank bonus tax, amid anxiety in Downing Street that...

    36. February 22, 2015

      Ministers set aside £2bn to write off student loans this year

      Ministers have set aside £2bn to cover potential write-downs in the value of existing student loans in this financial...

    37. February 15, 2015

      Labour draws up plans for review into HMRC dealings

      The firestorm sparked by the release of secret files on HSBC’s Swiss operations continued to rage over the weekend, as...

    38. February 13, 2015

      Bankers face extension of pay clawbacks to 10 years

      Bankers found guilty of wrongdoing could see their bonuses and fixed pay clawed back even if the offence took place 10...

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