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  1. July 4, 2014

    Warship sails into battle for defence of the UK

    HMS Queen Elizabeth was called into action for the first time on Friday, as the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier – a...

  2. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: End of an era in Fleet Street

    As editor of the Sun newspaper and later chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks was once the most powerful...

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  1. June 20, 2014

    Should Scotland go its own way?

    Independence: An Argument for Home Rule, by Alasdair Gray, Canongate, RRP£9.99, 144 page My Scotland, Our Britain: A Future...

  2. FT Data

    June 17, 2014

    In charts: Scottish attitudes and independence

    The 2013 British Social Attitude survey, released today, mainly focuses on questions of national identity and alongside...

  3. June 13, 2014

    This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this what?

    Freedom, tolerance, the rule of law, personal liberty, respect for institutions: these are the “British values” that David...

  4. June 10, 2014

    Charles Clarke ‘pessimistic’ on Labour winning UK election

    Charles Clarke, the former Labour home secretary, has warned he is “pessimistic” about his party’s chances in next year’s...

  5. June 9, 2014

    Scotland’s voters find ‘Yes’ drive more effective

    Most voters in Scotland think the campaign for independence from the UK has been more effective than the fight to save the...

  6. June 9, 2014

    Gordon Brown warns Scotland could be lost 'by mistake’

    Gordon Brown has warned the pro-union campaign that its “patronising” arguments risk galvanising the nationalist cause and...

  7. June 3, 2014

    Labour kicks off campaign against Scottish independence

    Labour has kicked off its formal campaign against Scottish independence with a call from Gordon Brown, former UK prime...

  8. May 30, 2014

    Freedom from complexity is my ideal tax system

    Wednesday, May 28 was “tax freedom day”. That’s the point in the year, according to the Adam Smith Institute, where the...

  9. May 28, 2014

    The bet on Chinese gamblers

    Which club proprietor in their right mind would decide to increase the annual membership fee of a premium central London...

  10. Nick Butler

    April 27, 2014

    Scotland slips away

    Week by week Scotland seems to slip away. The reaction to the fiasco at the CBI demonstrates just how sensitive business is...

  11. April 22, 2014

    Gordon Brown warns of Scottish pensions ‘time-bomb’

    Gordon Brown, the former UK prime minister, has sought to re-energise a stuttering campaign against Scottish independence...

  12. April 20, 2014

    Gordon Brown to join Scotland unionist campaign as polls narrow

    Gordon Brown will on Tuesday make his first speech on behalf of the cross-party campaign to keep Scotland in the UK as a new...

  13. April 7, 2014

    NHS hospital trust seeks private help

    Britain’s most indebted NHS foundation trust has approached private sector bidders to take over its management in a move...

  14. 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...

  15. March 31, 2014

    Policy and personality rifts rock No campaign on Scotland

    The latest ructions in the campaign to prevent Scottish independence have highlighted differences of policy and personality...

  16. March 31, 2014

    Great orators do not fear repetition

    “War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again . . .” Nobody who has seen Bruce Springsteen cover this song...

  17. March 28, 2014

    Former Whitehall ‘spad’ reveals how ministers are kept in dark

    A former ministerial aide has lifted the lid on the shadowy world of Whitehall special advisers, revealing the ways in which...

  18. March 10, 2014

    Gordon Brown calls for more powers for Scotland

    Two of Scotland’s biggest political figures have set out proposals for major new powers to be granted to Holyrood if Scots...

  19. March 4, 2014

    Blair sent message to Brooks after Milly Dowler story broke, court told

    Tony Blair, the former prime minister, sent a message of support to Rebekah Brooks the day after it emerged that the Sunday...

  20. January 27, 2014

    Labour is confirming critics’ worst suspicions with 50p tax plan

    When Gordon Brown increased Britain’s top rate of income tax in the dismal twilight of his premiership, it was not without...

  21. The World

    January 22, 2014

    Davos: Reflections on the future of work

    The West is forever petrified of Chinese and Indian growth that might destroy advanced economy standards of living....

  22. January 11, 2014

    Brown calls for a ‘strong Scottish parliament’ in UK

    In a major intervention in the fight to keep Scotland in the UK, Gordon Brown, former prime minister, says reforms should...

  23. January 3, 2014

    The devil in the detail of CTFs and Jisas

    It would be an exaggeration to say I spent all Christmas thinking about this. But it was rather odd. Why did the government...

  24. FT Alphaville

    December 19, 2013

    Further Reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - How can there be guilty companies without guilty people? - Just the right amount of violence. -...

  25. December 16, 2013

    Time for Cameron to show he is the main man

    Worse fates can befall a nation than being governed by David Cameron. Britain’s prime minister possesses only one...

  26. Westminster Blog

    December 12, 2013

    How Miliband has toned down his opposition to Heathrow third runway

    Ed Miliband used to hate the Heathrow third runway project so much that he nearly quit as energy secretary towards the end...

  27. December 5, 2013

    Autumn Statement 2013: Ronald Cohen a winner with social capital

    As a friend and financial supporter of Gordon Brown, Sir Ronald Cohen was not the most obvious person for George Osborne to...

  28. Off Message

    November 26, 2013

    Scotland's red white paper

    In 1975, the student rector of Edinburgh university wrote: “Scottish socialists cannot support a strategy for independence...

  29. November 20, 2013

    Mistrust overshadows fresh Iranian nuclear talks

    Just over four years ago, President Barack Obama used a Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh to conduct a diplomatic ambush of...

  30. November 18, 2013

    The British have met crisis with understatement

    What fails to happen can matter as much as what happens. Had Britain experienced a recession around the turn of the...

  31. November 13, 2013

    Empower regions by moving British Museum to North, says adviser

    Cultural attractions such as the British Museum and the Royal Opera House should be relocated to northern cities as part of...

  32. November 11, 2013

    A formula for teaching economics

    There was a time when any self-respecting economics undergraduate could distinguish between neo-Keynesian, new-Keynesian and...

  33. The World

    October 24, 2013

    Merkel's mobile habit

    Merkel's love for her mobile began early on (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images) Gaining access to the personal communications...

  34. Off Message

    October 22, 2013

    John Major proposes another one-off windfall tax

    Prime Minister’s questions are often more fun when they are asked of former occupants of Number 10. This afternoon, Sir John...

  35. October 17, 2013

    Lord Davies: how he leapt outside his comfort zone

    Lord Davies offers an insight into his philosophy when he says: “If you treat the doorman the same as the chairman you will...

  36. September 29, 2013

    Power Trip, by Damian McBride

    Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin, by Damian McBride, Biteback Publishing, RRP£20 The defining characteristics...

  37. September 23, 2013

    Conservatives urge probe of ex-Labour spin-doctor Damian McBride

    The memoirs of Damian McBride, the former Labour spin-doctor, cast a pall over the Labour conference as Tory MPs urged the...

  38. September 20, 2013

    Memoirs stir fears of Labour infighting

    Lurid revelations on the eve of Labour’s conference have cast fresh light on the poisonous relationship between Tony Blair...

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