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    1. May 24, 2015

      Labour drops opposition to EU referendum

      The Labour party has performed a striking u-turn and dropped its opposition to a referendum on EU membership. Under Ed...

    2. May 18, 2015

      ‘Giant’ John Bercow back in the Speaker’s seat as MPs reconvene

      John Bercow, the colourful and often controversial Speaker of the Commons, was returned to his post and hailed as a “giant”...

    1. May 18, 2015

      Cooper seeks to rebuild Labour’s business ties

      Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, will on Tuesday strongly criticise Ed Miliband for “anti-business” policies, in an...

    2. May 18, 2015

      Harman calls for public to get involved in Labour leader contest

      Harriet Harman, Labour’s interim leader, has promised to “let the public in” to help choose a successor to Ed Miliband, in...

    3. May 10, 2015

      Labour war erupts as Blairites turn on Ed Miliband

      Labour’s crushing election defeat has given way to bloodletting, as leading Blairites turn on Ed Miliband and the Labour...

    4. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events May 7 Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip slipped up...

    5. 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 a...

    6. March 27, 2015

      The turnout gap: canvassing the women’s vote

      Harriet Harman has pressed various Labour leaders to allow her to run a dedicated women’s election campaign, and this year...

    7. Westminster Blog

      February 10, 2015

      No white van, man - Labour women go on tour in pink minibus

      Labour’s most senior women are to tour 70 marginal constituencies in a hot pink “woman to woman” campaign bus as the...

    8. August 26, 2014

      Tories accused over funds for campaigns in key seats

      Labour will accuse the Tories on Tuesday of bankrolling their election campaign in marginal seats with “shady money” from...

    9. July 24, 2014

      Labour floats levy on Premier League TV rights revenue

      Labour has accused Premier League clubs of not contributing enough to grassroots football and suggested that they may be...

    10. January 28, 2014

      Labour forms unit to draw up policy for UK creative industries

      Labour has appointed a task force of executives to draw up a policy blueprint for Britain’s creative industries as the...

    11. November 3, 2013

      Miller says newspaper publishers ‘free to decide’ on royal charter

      Maria Miller, the culture secretary, has said newspaper publishers will be free to decide whether to sign up to the royal...

    12. September 12, 2013

      Harman takes issue with plan for policing BBC

      Harriet Harman, deputy leader of the Labour party, has attacked proposals from Maria Miller, culture secretary, to police...

    13. June 19, 2013

      The trial of Fred Goodwin

      The parliamentary commission on standards in UK banks has come up with the politically expedient idea of a new criminal...

    14. April 8, 2013

      Labour turns radical on welfare reform

      Labour sought to reposition itself as radical on welfare reform on Sunday as it became anxious about losing ground to the...

    15. Westminster Blog

      March 18, 2013

      Tory MPs voice concerns over Leveson deal

      David Cameron is currently leading a debate in the Commons over the deal struck late last night to regulate the press with a...

    16. Westminster Blog

      March 18, 2013

      Was Cameron asleep while the press deal was done?

      Since Thursday, the manoeuvrings over press regulation have taken increasingly more surreal turns. First we had the prime...

    17. March 18, 2013

      Parties reach deal on UK press regulation

      Britain’s newspapers faced a new era of press regulation on Monday, after political leaders struck an outline cross-party...

    18. March 11, 2013

      Progress on press regulation elusive

      Talks between the three main party leaders on the Leveson proposals for press regulation are at risk of collapsing, Labour...

    19. March 8, 2013

      Mars and Venus – how women invest

      Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, there has been plenty of comment – most notably from Labour’s...

    20. January 22, 2013

      Letwin to publish press regulation plan

      Oliver Letwin is expected this week to publish his proposals for press regulation backed by a royal charter in an effort to...

    21. December 10, 2012

      Press pushes ahead on self regulation

      Newspaper groups are pushing ahead with their own proposal for a new press watchdog despite publication of a draft bill for...

    22. December 3, 2012

      Press laws not ruled out, Tories say

      Maria Miller has warned that the Conservative party will rethink its opposition to new press laws as recommended by Lord...

    23. December 2, 2012

      Cameron urges editors to act quickly

      David Cameron will this week urge newspaper editors to get their act together and create a powerful independent press...

    24. November 22, 2012

      BBC Trust defends Entwistle pay-off

      The BBC Trust on Thursday defended paying the former director-general £450,000 when he left the broadcaster after the...

    25. November 12, 2012

      Concerns grow over BBC chief’s pay-off

      Pressure on the former BBC director-general to refuse his full £450,000 payout grew on Monday as the government warned that...

    26. November 12, 2012

      Davie moves to restore trust in BBC

      The acting director-general of the BBC moved swiftly on Monday in an attempt to restore trust in the broadcaster’s...

    27. November 9, 2012

      Cameron faces squeeze on press reform

      David Cameron is facing a three-way political squeeze to face down Britain’s powerful newspaper lobby and agree to some form...

    28. November 7, 2012

      Clegg backs cross-party talks on Leveson

      Nick Clegg has agreed to Labour’s calls for cross-party talks on the recommendations made by Lord Justice Leveson’s report...

    29. Westminster Blog

      November 7, 2012

      PMQs: Noteless Nick unites the coalition

      Nick Clegg always has a hard time taking over from the prime minister at PMQs. Without the vocal support of hundreds of his...

    30. October 28, 2012

      Labour calls for press complaints body

      Harriet Harman has warned that the press cannot enjoy a “business as usual” system of self-regulation in the wake of the...

    31. October 15, 2012

      Call for independent Savile investigation

      Ed Miliband has called for an independent investigation into the BBC’s handling of the Jimmy Savile scandal, following...

    32. September 20, 2012

      Spoof Clegg fees apology video goes viral

      A spoof video of Nick Clegg apologising for breaking a promise on student tuition fees went viral on the internet on...

    33. August 5, 2012

      Harman regrets Labour gambling reform

      Labour was wrong to have relaxed gambling laws in such a way that high-stakes betting machines could be installed in high...

    34. July 15, 2012

      Hunt defends games security ‘hitch’

      Jeremy Hunt has described G4S’s failure to supply enough security guards for the Olympics as a mere “hitch”, even as Labour...

    35. Westminster Blog

      June 20, 2012

      PMQs: Hague reminds Tories of the leader he nearly was

      As Chris Bryant, the Labour MP, reminded his Twitter followers during today’s PMQs: Blair was right about Hague: good jokes,...

    36. June 8, 2012

      Stock market molecules

      With a syringe in one hand, a pre-labelled test tube in the other, smelling salts in his pocket and a centrifuge and 30kg of...

    37. June 8, 2012

      Osborne to appear at Leveson inquiry

      George Osborne will be among the senior politicians called to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry next week, joining David...

    38. June 1, 2012

      Hunt to face vote seeking independent probe

      Jeremy Hunt is to face a Commons vote calling for an independent investigation into claims he breached the ministerial code,...

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