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    1. August 10, 2015

      Ministers delay vote on bombing Isis Islamist militants in Syria

      Ministers will delay plans to hold a vote on bombing Islamist militants in Syria until late in the year, according to...

    2. July 28, 2015

      Labour carries out ‘due diligence’ in leadership race

      Labour has revealed details of the “rigorous due diligence” it has introduced in an attempt to stop militant...

    1. 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...

    2. July 26, 2015

      Labour insists on pressing ahead with leadership contest

      The Labour party has insisted it will press ahead with its leadership contest, in spite of claims that left winger...

    3. July 20, 2015

      Labour rebels defy party line on welfare vote

      A fifth of Labour MPs voted against their party’s official position on welfare on Monday night in a vote that exposed...

    4. July 14, 2015

      PM seeks Labour backing for bombing campaign in Syria

      Three of Labour’s most senior MPs made a rare appearance at the government’s National Security Council on Tuesday as...

    5. July 14, 2015

      The long wait for equal pay audits is finally over

      Opposition politicians are not usually granted a policy home-run. Yet on Tuesday that is just what Prime Minister David...

    6. July 13, 2015

      Harriet Harman stirs Labour row over welfare cuts

      An attempt by Harriet Harman to prove that Labour can take tough decisions on welfare descended into acrimony after...

    7. July 13, 2015

      Cameron orders more SAS and drone missions against Isis

      David Cameron has directed defence chiefs to escalate SAS and drone missions against the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    8. July 12, 2015

      Labour will not oppose government welfare cuts, says Harman

      Harriet Harman, Labour’s acting leader, said her party will not oppose the government welfare bill and will even back...

    9. July 8, 2015

      Labour thrown by Osborne’s minimum wage bombshell

      Labour accepted the Tories’ broad proposals to cut the deficit and the need for pay restraint in the public sector in a...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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”...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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