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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. May 31, 2012

    Hunt fights for his survival

    Jeremy Hunt’s involvement with the Leveson inquiry has been a marathon rather than a sprint, with no final report on his...

  29. April 26, 2012

    Tories challenge Cameron on Hunt inquiry

    David Cameron has come under fire from his own MPs after refusing to launch an inquiry into the handling of News Corp’s bid...

  30. Westminster Blog

    April 25, 2012

    Exclusive: Harriet Harman's letter to David Cameron

    Labour’s deputy leader, Harriet Harman, is about to send a letter to David Cameron calling for potential breaches of the...

  31. March 30, 2012

    The Diary: Sarah Sands

    Careers are romances, and I would describe one newspaper as the love of my life. Aged 25, and with a baby in my arms, I...

  32. Westminster Blog

    March 14, 2012

    PMQs: Tory backwoodsmen use chance to embarrass Clegg

    The most interesting thing about today’s session of prime minister’s questions was not the contest between Nick Clegg and...

  33. March 14, 2012

    UK unemployment total remains flat

    The labour market has shown further signs of brightening as unemployment remained stable at 2.67m in the three months to...

  34. February 27, 2012

    Labour turns on charm for creative industries summit

    Labour’s top team will on Tuesday launch a charm offensive with creative industries in its first big engagement with...

  35. Westminster Blog

    January 19, 2012

    Jack Dromey forced to make semi-apology to the Commons over Unite payments

    There is a Parliamentary report out today into Jack Dromey, Labour MP for Birmingham Erdington, over his failure to register...

  36. January 17, 2012

    Union boss blasts Labour over austerity

    The boss of Britain’s largest union and one of the Labour party’s most prominent backers has launched a vicious attack on Ed...

  37. December 21, 2011

    Labour hires chief of staff after 15-month search

    Ed Miliband has filled a key vacancy in his inner circle with the appointment of a new chief of staff who was previously a...

  38. October 11, 2011

    Dubai trip raises more questions for Fox

    Liam Fox’s claims about his relationship with friend Adam Werritty have been called into question after it was reported Mr...

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