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    1. January 25, 2016

      Internal Labour report slams party’s election strategy

      Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of “burying” an internal Labour report that warned the party was seen as “nice” but also...

    2. January 7, 2016

      Labour moderates should not serve Corbyn

      After this week, Jeremy Corbyn will not be doubted when he says he wants to change Britain’s Labour party. The...

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      Just as digital technology has disrupted business, Jeremy Corbyn and his far-left supp...
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      Obsession with ‘tapering’ is making it harder to digest key economic data...
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    1. January 7, 2016

      Scottish Labour launches campaign against Brexit

      Scottish Labour supporters of EU membership have launched a campaign against Brexit that aims to learn from the party’s...

    2. January 4, 2016

      Sir Nick Macpherson to step down from Treasury

      Sir Nick Macpherson, the top official at the Treasury, is stepping down after a decade running an institution that had...

    3. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Top UK Treasury official to leave in March

      The top civil servant at the UK Treasury will leave this year after more than a decade in the job. Sir Nicholas...

    4. December 13, 2015

      The week: December 14

      • Gordon Brown, the former UK prime minister, is to become an adviser at Pimco, the $1.5tn US asset manager. In his...

    5. December 9, 2015

      Tony Blair urges Labour leadership to take up Blairism

      There are few members of the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour party today willing to offer a full-throated defence of Blairism....

    6. December 9, 2015

      Alistair Darling joins board of Morgan Stanley

      Alistair Darling, the former British chancellor of the exchequer, is to join the board of Morgan Stanley, following his...

    7. December 8, 2015

      Former UK PM Gordon Brown to join Pimco as adviser

      The former UK prime minister Gordon Brown has taken his first large-scale role in the private sector since leaving...

    8. December 6, 2015

      From ‘Yes we can’ to #JezWeCan victory

      Is Jeremy Corbyn Britain’s first digital party leader? The bearded 66-year-old Labour leader is more likely to be...

    9. December 3, 2015

      UK public services: Reshaping the state

      From championing free trade to its leading role in the Suffragette movement, Manchester, in England’s industrial north,...

    10. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: Osborne’s tax credit U-turn is sign of weakness

      The British parliament customarily receives the chancellor of the exchequer’s set-piece statements in silence so,...

    11. November 25, 2015

      ‘Excess winter deaths’ stir fears over NHS ability to cope

      The capacity of the National Health Service to cope with a difficult winter has been called into question by figures...

    12. FT Alphaville

      November 19, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Fresh look at HBOS £20bn failure

      Former HBOS executives could find themselves the subject of fresh investigations, following the release of a...

    13. November 2, 2015

      Government to propose extra welfare powers for Scotland

      David Mundell is to propose changes to the Scotland Bill this week, as the Scottish secretary attempts to rebut...

    14. October 26, 2015

      George Osborne’s tanks on Labour’s lawn blow up

      At his Summer Budget in July, two months on from the Conservative election victory he helped plot, George Osborne set...

    15. October 14, 2015

      The riff: Mastered by ‘The Apprentice’

      In a lecture this week on business ethics, author Margaret Heffernan referred to a law firm that had hired four...

    16. October 8, 2015

      Gordon Brown accuses government of betrayal over Scottish powers

      Gordon Brown has accused the Conservative government of failing to live up to promises of new powers for Scotland, a...

    17. October 6, 2015

      Critic of George Osborne quits as head of NIESR think-tank

      Jonathan Portes has stepped down as director of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, as the...

    18. September 28, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn has risen because the stakes are low

      Nobody who asks for “authenticity” in politicians understands how decadent this sounds. Most people in most societies...

    19. September 28, 2015

      Team McDonnell: meet Labour’s seven economic advisers

      Economists and opposition politicians have long attracted each other. For politicians, the academics provide...

    20. September 16, 2015

      UK’s enviably smooth economic recovery

      A penchant for blithe optimism is no virtue in a British finance minister. The chancellors that gained lasting acclaim...

    21. September 16, 2015

      Cameron duels with Corbyn in hope of harming Labour brand

      David Cameron’s first Commons duel with Jeremy Corbyn was a revealing first indication of the tactical respect and...

    22. September 11, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn onslaught threatens doom for Blairites

      They were the political leviathans of their generation who built up an election-winning powerhouse. Tony Blair, Gordon...

    23. August 27, 2015

      Labour in ‘mortal danger’ if Corbyn wins, warns Mandelson

      Lord Mandelson, one of the founding fathers of the New Labour project, has given warning that a Jeremy Corbyn victory...

    24. August 27, 2015

      The Labour party is in mortal danger

      It would be a sad and possibly final chapter in the British Labour party’s history. If the leadership election that...

    25. August 26, 2015

      Chilcot resists push for deadline on Iraq war report

      Sir John Chilcot has resisted calls to set an immediate deadline on when he will publish his report into the Iraq war,...

    26. August 16, 2015

      Brown makes veiled plea to reject Corbyn

      Gordon Brown has issued a thinly veiled appeal for the Labour party to resist the temptation to elect committed...

    27. August 11, 2015

      Labour MPs call on Gordon Brown to halt Jeremy Corbyn bandwagon

      Labour MPs are calling on Gordon Brown to come out against Jeremy Corbyn as supporters of the other three candidates...

    28. July 27, 2015

      Burnham criticises ‘frightened’ Labour for lack of radicalism

      Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham will accuse the party on Tuesday of having become too cowardly to enact bold...

    29. July 21, 2015

      George Osborne’s dirigiste approach is good economics

      The 2015 election was an almost unmitigated disaster for Ed Miliband and the UK Labour party. Yet there was one...

    30. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Osborne unbound delivers a blow to the state

      George Osborne’s Budget ended a fight that began 10 years ago. At 34, he was pitted against Gordon Brown, the Labour...

    31. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Poundland breaks a billion

      Sales at the discount retailer pass a big landmark, Playtech is raising £250m and Gordon Brown is having more troubles...

    32. June 17, 2015

      Osborne stirs a UK debate over surplus that smacks of irrelevance

      George Osborne stirred up Britain’s economics debate last week by proposing legislation to ensure the nation runs a...

    33. June 9, 2015

      Labour needs an honest debate about Tony Blair

      Labour is formally launching the contest this week to find a new leader to replace Ed Miliband. It does so amid...

    34. May 8, 2015

      Boardroom trades, May 9

      The board table at AstraZeneca is chock-full of non-executives: only two executive directors have places on the board...

    35. 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...

    36. May 6, 2015

      Brown and Darling lead election exodus of Commons heavyweights

      When Britain votes on Thursday, the drama will be played out without some of its leading characters, notably two Scots...

    37. Westminster Blog

      May 6, 2015

      How Scotland has put a spanner in Labour's electoral arithmetic

      Labour strategists are blaming the likely loss of at least 30 seats in Scotland for projections suggesting that the...

    38. May 6, 2015

      Does it matter which ‘soap powder brand’ wins UK election?

      City analysts are supposed to be good at spotting risks. But a perusal of brokerage research on the election shows they...

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