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    1. July 31, 2016

      Goldman Sachs faces further questions from MPs

      Goldman Sachs has been asked to give details of any paid work it has done for Tina Green, as MPs continue to question...

    2. July 16, 2016

      Labour’s war spirals out of control

      Rape threats; homophobic abuse; bricks thrown through windows, MPs barracked and jeered by angry crowds. Jeremy Corbyn...

    1. Westminster Blog

      June 15, 2016

      BHS collapse: MPs question Sir Philip Green - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 15:53 on 15 Jun 2016. Sir Philip Green faced MPs to give his account of what happened...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 15, 2016

      A Knight Bachelor of the Realm

      Would you mind not looking at me like that all the time. It’s really disturbing. Your lady here is sort of suggesting...

    3. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Sir Philip to appear before MPs over BHS

      Sir Philip Green will, after all, attend parliament on Wednesday to face questions about the collapse of BHS. The...

    4. June 13, 2016

      Parliamentary power and Sir Philip Green

      Britain is living through an age of cynicism about politics and politicians. Seven years after the Westminster expenses...

    5. June 13, 2016

      Labour is skirting around UK voters’ core concerns

      You know things are getting serious when Gordon Brown is wheeled out. The former Labour prime minister will deliver a...

    6. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      Opening Quote: Sir Philip Green; Inmarsat; Russian gold

      Sterling is under pressure ahead of next week’s EU referendum, Sir Philip Green is set to be grilled by MPs on the...

    7. June 11, 2016

      BHS inquiry: Philip Green calls for Frank Field to resign

      Sir Philip Green has called on the chairman of the parliamentary committee probing the collapse of high street mainstay...

    8. June 10, 2016

      BHS: No cash, no experience, no problem

      It was an “honest deal” with “no skeletons in the cupboard”. So Sir Philip Green described the sale of BHS, his...

    9. June 3, 2016

      Sir Philip Green considered walking away from BHS sale

      Sir Philip Green’s deep concerns about selling BHS to a former bankrupt were exposed on Friday after published...

    10. Westminster Blog

      May 24, 2016

      Why do some Corbynistas favour Brexit?

      Hundreds of trade unionists from across Europe will descend upon Paris on May 28 for a rally in support of Brexit: by...

    11. May 10, 2016

      Should grandstanding MPs be allowed to force people to appear?

      Calls for a new law to criminalise those who refuse to appear before MPs will have been boosted by the revelation on...

    12. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Opening Quote: BHS probe; salad days for Greggs

      MPs begin an inquiry into BHS’s collapse, it’s salad days for Greggs’ healthier menu, Dignity mourns a lower death...

    13. May 5, 2016

      Sir Philip Green calls on MP to resign from BHS inquiry

      Sir Philip Green has reacted furiously to suggestions that his knighthood could be at risk over the BHS pension gap and...

    14. May 5, 2016

      Sir Philip Green’s statement on Frank Field

      “I am horrified that Frank Field is prepared to make comments like this in public. I had in principle agreed to attend...

    15. May 1, 2016

      MP calls on Sir Philip Green to ‘respond promptly’ over BHS

      The chairman of a parliamentary committee looking into the collapse of BHS has called on Sir Philip Green to “respond...

    16. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      MPs to examine BHS pensions deficit

      The UK’s work and pensions committee has said it will investigate the potential fallout of rescuing pensioners at BHS,...

    17. March 31, 2016

      MPs warn against return of the pauper’s funeral

      Britain risks slipping back into a system of “miserable pauper’s funerals” because burial costs have risen sharply in...

    18. March 2, 2016

      Rival Brexit campaigns home in on Labour fringe MPs

      The few Labour politicians who want Britain to leave Europe have existed on the fringe of the party for decades: they...

    19. February 7, 2016

      Charity trustees should know when things are going wrong

      Whose job is it to regulate the angels? When Kids Company, which helped deprived inner-city children, imploded last...

    20. January 18, 2016

      Ex-minister urges reforms to get benefits claimants into work

      More reforms are needed to help the most disadvantaged benefits claimants find work and encourage those on low wages to...

    21. December 10, 2015

      MPs call on business to play its part in eradicating hunger

      Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, has added his voice to demands from leading politicians for the government and...

    22. October 28, 2015

      UK MPs to probe reforms to state pension

      MPs will investigate how the government has told people about a planned overhaul of the state pension, in response to...

    23. October 19, 2015

      MPs warn of pension changes ‘endangering savers’

      The government has come under fire over the introduction of pension freedoms, with a committee of MPs accusing it of...

    24. June 25, 2015

      Pensions industry faces inquiry into ‘rip-offs’ after reforms

      Potential “rip-offs” by the pensions industry in the wake of government reforms are to be the target of an inquiry by...

    25. October 17, 2014

      The working classes deserve respect

      In the lovely new British film Pride, a busload of London gay activists heads for a Welsh village to support the coal...

    26. October 16, 2014

      The competing pressures on Ed Miliband

      MPs Labour’s near-defeat in Heywood & Middleton last week has sent tremors through the party’s heartlands. Frank Field,...

    27. Westminster Blog

      September 7, 2011

      Dorries' amendment might actually be scuppered by pro-lifers

      MPs are currently debating whether charities who carry out abortions should also be allowed to offer patients...

    28. February 8, 2011

      Manchester council attacks ‘ideological’ cuts

      Manchester city council accused the government of hitting the poorest hardest as it unveiled £279m of cuts over two...

    29. Westminster Blog

      February 4, 2011

      Another Labour figure joins Cameron's GOAT herd

      My colleague Nick Timmins passes on the information that Julian  Le Grand, the former health adviser to Tony Blair, is...

    30. February 4, 2011

      UK creates task force to aid staff mutuals

      Julian Le Grand, former health adviser to Tony Blair, is to lead a task force aimed at helping public servants quit...

    31. Westminster Blog

      January 13, 2011

      Adonis turns down government role

      I revealed in this morning’s FT that Andrew Adonis has turned down a post as the government’s fuel poverty tsar – the...

    32. January 12, 2011

      Adonis rejects Cameron job offer

      David Cameron has made his most audacious attempt so far to bring former New Labour ministers into his “big tent”...

    33. Westminster Blog

      January 7, 2011

      Former Labour minister turns down coalition job

      David Cameron has proved remarkably adept at drafting former Labour ministers into his “big tent”. It is a device...

    34. December 28, 2010

      Coalition dismisses role for David Miliband

      Downing Street on Monday night dismissed as “complete nonsense” a newspaper report that the coalition was considering...

    35. December 3, 2010

      UK report calls for child welfare overhaul

      Britain needs a “historic shift” in the way it combats child poverty, away from giving poor families more money and...

    36. FT Alphaville

      October 5, 2010

      Archbishop admonishes City

      The top bankers gathered at Mansion House in the heart of London’s City financial district for a summit on restoring...

    37. October 4, 2010

      Bad actions stick, archbishop tells City

      Top bankers gathered at Mansion House on Monday morning for a summit on restoring “values and trust” in the City...

    38. September 7, 2010

      Protect Sure Start, urges poverty tsar

      Sure Start – Labour’s flagship programme for increasing the life chances of children – must be protected from the...

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