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      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 with...

    2. 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 surplus...

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    1. 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 widespread...

    2. 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 at the...

    3. 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 home...

    4. 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 whose...

    5. 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 party...

    6. 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 have...

    7. May 5, 2015

      Gordon Brown rules out Labour deal with SNP

      Labour has sought to stave off a threatened rout in Scotland at the hands of the Scottish National party by insisting there...

    8. May 2, 2015

      Labour rolls out big guns to shore up Scottish support

      Scottish Labour rolled out its big guns to bolster support in its heartlands on Saturday in an effort to avoid an electoral...

    9. 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...

    10. April 30, 2015

      The looming post-election nightmare of stealth taxes

      Alice Cooper, the US rock star famous for his gorily theatrical stage shows, sang: “I’m top prime cut of meat, I’m your...

    11. April 21, 2015

      Ministers silent over reports of new delay to Chilcot inquiry

      Ministers have refused to comment on reports that the Chilcot report into the Iraq war has been delayed again and is not...

    12. April 16, 2015

      General election: SNP confronts Labour big beast in his den

      By some accounts Gordon Brown helped save the global financial system and by others he saved the unity of the UK — but he...

    13. April 10, 2015

      Why save for children when you could save for yourself?

      I spent a good part of the Easter weekend grappling with the practical ramifications of new rules intended to improve...

    14. March 30, 2015

      The people who want to run Britain

      David Cameron David Cameron faces a general election on May 7 and the polls are tight. His campaign advisers insist that...

    15. 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...

    16. March 29, 2015

      Net migration negativity in the UK clouds a brighter picture

      Ever since the former prime minister Gordon Brown’s promise of “British jobs for British workers” shone a spotlight on the...

    17. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Back to Brown, Beatles or Baldwin?

      Is public spending being cut to the level of 2000, the mid-1960s or the 1930s? Cutting public spending back to the time of...

    18. March 13, 2015

      Save for your children

      Parents with child trust funds (CTFs) will finally be able to get a better deal by transferring the cash to more competitive...

    19. February 4, 2015

      Scotland’s power in a future of instability

      By the time the polls closed in last September’s independence referendum, a triumphant Alex Salmond was convinced he had...

    20. February 3, 2015

      Hague raises English veto on financial bills

      English MPs should have a veto over English rates of income tax and other financial matters affecting England, William...

    21. February 2, 2015

      Labour promises Scotland greater welfare spending powers

      Labour has promised to give Scotland greater welfare spending powers beyond those agreed with other UK parties, including...

    22. January 2, 2015

      David Cameron and Gordon Brown worked together on Scotland

      David Cameron and Gordon Brown suspended years of animosity to co-ordinate their efforts to keep Scotland within the union,...

    23. December 26, 2014

      UK government spending: Back to the future

      Britain’s past is dominating the political battle over the nation’s future. With an extremely close election over four...

    24. December 19, 2014

      Four PMs missed out on Butler reforms

      Sir, Whatever other advantages may have been conferred on Jonathan Farrington by a grammar school education (Letters,...

    25. November 27, 2014

      Politicians pile chips high to gamble again on Scotland’s future

      Tony Blair once called devolution “a dangerous game to play”. On Thursday Westminster’s politicians piled the chips high in...

    26. November 25, 2014

      Jim Murphy backs devolution of income tax to Scotland

      Jim Murphy, the favourite to become Scottish Labour leader, is backing the devolution of income tax to Scotland, shrugging...

    27. November 23, 2014

      Brown set for life beyond Westminster

      Over a year ago, speaking at a panel discussion in Qatar, Gordon Brown described himself as an “ex-politician”: he hastily...

    28. November 2, 2014

      Darling on Gordon Brown and Scottish Labour

      Alistair Darling famously claimed that Gordon Brown “unleashed the forces of hell” on him after he accurately predicted the...

    29. October 27, 2014

      Gordon Brown rules out bid to lead Scottish Labour

      Gordon Brown has ruled out a bid to become the new leader of Scottish Labour, dashing the hopes of supporters who believed...

    30. October 24, 2014

      Johann Lamont quits as Scottish Labour leader

      Johann Lamont, Labour’s leader in Scotland, has resigned in acrimony as Ed Miliband attempts to revive his party’s fortunes...

    31. October 17, 2014

      Gordon Brown raises the stakes in Scotland fight

      Labour tensions over whether to hand over 100 per cent of income tax powers to the Scottish parliament have widened, after...

    32. October 14, 2014

      Labour snubs talks on ‘English votes for English laws’

      Labour is to boycott cross-party talks on “English votes for English laws” amid claims from former prime minister Gordon...

    33. October 10, 2014

      Edinburgh demands ‘full fiscal responsibility’ for Scotland

      Scotland’s nationalist government has called for “full fiscal responsibility” to be transferred to Edinburgh. The demand...

    34. October 3, 2014

      The Slow Lane: The curse of small-mindedness

      Along time ago, while being interviewed for a teacher-training place at Manchester University, I was asked what I considered...

    35. October 2, 2014

      Vox Scots: the No voters want to forget, the Yes voters plan to fight on

      The dust has settled on the Scottish independence referendum. Where does the 55 per cent No vote leave our panel? Are they...

    36. September 30, 2014

      Brown calls on Scots to petition London over devolution ‘vow’

      Labour former prime minister Gordon Brown has called on Scots to sign a petition asking the main UK parties to stick to a...

    37. September 21, 2014

      Scotland’s No echoes Europe’s Yes to grand coalitions

      The union is saved. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, has resigned. All the ink spilled on the benefits...

    38. September 20, 2014

      Brown sets out timetable for new Scottish powers

      Gordon Brown, former UK prime minister, on Saturday vowed to ensure that promises made by politicians to deliver more powers...

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