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    1. May 25, 2016

      Vote Leave is damaging Britain’s political culture

      The campaign being waged by Vote Leave ahead of the EU referendum is unlike any that has been seen in British politics....

    2. May 25, 2016

      The Vote Leave campaign resorts to conspiracy theories

      How does the Vote Leave campaign intend to win the EU referendum? From the off, it insisted that it would paint an...

    1. May 23, 2016

      Brexit would create a ‘DIY recession’

      David Cameron will warn on Tuesday that the cost of a typical four-person holiday to Europe will rise by £230 if...

    2. April 26, 2016

      Conservatives come under fire over child refugees vote

      Critics have attacked the Conservative party for its reluctance to admit 3,000 child refugees from Europe, claiming...

    3. April 25, 2016

      Brexit campaigners warn immigration ‘out of control’

      The Brexit campaign on Monday sought to regain the initiative after US President Barack Obama’s forthright intervention...

    4. April 15, 2016

      Thatcher education secretary questions state school plans

      A former education secretary under Margaret Thatcher has added his voice to the growing disquiet among Conservative...

    5. March 29, 2016

      George Osborne’s ‘radical and untested’ pay policy divides experts

      George Osborne’s decision to sharply increase Britain’s minimum wage is a “radical and untested policy” that he should...

    6. March 25, 2016

      George Osborne damaged but survives week of chaos

      David Cameron and George Osborne feared they could lose the entire Budget in the aftermath of the row over disability...

    7. March 24, 2016

      Osborne fights back after Budget battering

      George Osborne on Thursday tried to draw a line under the disastrous political unravelling of his Budget, turning his...

    8. March 23, 2016

      Labour MPs ranked by loyalty to Corbyn

      A leaked spreadsheet ranking Labour MPs by their loyalty to Jeremy Corbyn, their leader, convulsed the party on...

    9. March 22, 2016

      Government U-turn on opposition funding

      Ministers have dropped plans to slash state funding for opposition parties in the latest U-turn designed to cool...

    10. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      Another bad day in the office for sterling

      Sterling has dropped by 0.9 per cent against the dollar today, and by a similar degree against the euro, leaving market...

    11. March 22, 2016

      Osborne seeks to limit damage after cuts ‘mistake’

      George Osborne fought to save his chancellorship on Tuesday, admitting he had made “a mistake” in trying to cut...

    12. March 22, 2016

      Sterling slides on negative sentiment with renewed Brexit worries

      The pound slid on Tuesday as sentiment towards the UK turned negative, reflecting a combination of internal government...

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      March 22, 2016

      UK Budget revisions 'credit negative', says Moody's

      A reduction in GDP growth forecasts and an increase in debt forecasts in the UK’s Budget, presented last week, are...

    14. March 21, 2016

      Welfare cuts cannot only fall on the working poor

      David Cameron and George Osborne have repeatedly declared since their election victory in May that the Conservatives...

    15. March 21, 2016

      How the star players on rival Brexit teams line up

      Britain’s June 23 referendum on the EU will take the historic decision whether the country remains a member of the bloc...

    16. March 21, 2016

      The Tories are in government but are ungovernable

      The election-winning Conservative prime minister could carry millions. He could not carry Iain Duncan Smith. Rebellion...

    17. March 21, 2016

      Cameron moves to stamp authority on Tories

      David Cameron has made an impassioned defence of his record as prime minister, insisting he is committed to improving...

    18. March 21, 2016

      Cameron moves to close down VAT rebellion

      Downing Street will seek to close down a rebellion over VAT on Tuesday by making the highly unusual move of accepting...

    19. March 21, 2016

      Cameron set for Commons showdown after Duncan Smith quits

      David Cameron faces a parliamentary confrontation on Monday after dissent over his government’s cuts to disability...

    20. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Sterling stumbles amid heightened political stress

      With three months to go before the referendum on European Union membership, fresh political risk in the UK is the last...

    21. March 20, 2016

      Duncan Smith’s departure threatens to derail universal credit

      Away from the controversy over disability benefit, Iain Duncan Smith’s departure threatens what was to be his lasting...

    22. March 20, 2016

      Iain Duncan Smith thrusts dagger at chinks in the Tories’ armour

      It was not only a resignation; it was also a suicide bombing, by a man who has a short fuse, and accumulated...

    23. March 20, 2016

      Uncomfortable truths of George Osborne’s fiscal policy

      Iain Duncan Smith once described himself as the quiet man of British politics. After his tumultuous resignation as work...

    24. March 20, 2016

      Tories battle to contain internal civil war

      Downing Street was on Sunday battling to contain a civil war within the Conservative party as the fallout from the...

    25. March 20, 2016

      Welfare straits: How benefits saga hurt Osborne

      In private, George Osborne admits some policies only made it into the last Conservative manifesto because it was felt...

    26. March 20, 2016

      Personal experience of welfare system may help Crabb at DwP

      The son of a single mother who grew up on a Welsh council estate, Stephen Crabb, the new work and pensions secretary,...

    27. March 20, 2016

      Iain Duncan Smith resignation echoes Tories’ old Europe splits

      When Iain Duncan Smith quit David Cameron’s cabinet on Friday, it was perhaps the most explosive resignation in British...

    28. March 20, 2016

      UK minister Duncan Smith’s departure sows political chaos

      When Iain Duncan Smith quit as Britain’s pensions minister on Friday, it was perhaps the most explosive resignation in...

    29. March 20, 2016

      Iain Duncan Smith launches fresh attacks on government over welfare

      Former work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has launched a stinging attack on the government as the...

    30. March 19, 2016

      Profile: Stephen Crabb

      One of the brightest talents among the younger generation of Conservative politicians has been appointed to succeed the...

    31. March 19, 2016

      Stephen Crabb replaces Duncan Smith as work and pensions secretary

      Stephen Crabb has been appointed work and pensions secretary as David Cameron moved swiftly on Saturday to try to...

    32. March 19, 2016

      Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation risks tearing Tories apart

      Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation on Friday evening was a shock. The former work and pensions secretary has been unhappy...

    33. March 19, 2016

      Iain Duncan Smith quits with fierce attack on Osborne

      Iain Duncan Smith has dramatically quit as work and pensions secretary, claiming he had been forced by George Osborne...

    34. March 18, 2016

      Former Tory leader converted to fight for social reform

      Iain Duncan Smith led the Conservative party through its darkest days of recent times. Elected leader when the Tories...

    35. March 18, 2016

      Quiet man lights fire under Tory tensions

      George Osborne was under instruction from Downing Street to keep his Budget low key, play it safe and avoid inflaming...

    36. March 18, 2016

      Disability benefits row sparks Conservative blame game

      George Osborne had hoped to use his spring Budget as the moment to calm Tory nerves after weeks of infighting over...

    37. March 17, 2016

      Osborne faces rebellion over cuts to disability benefits

      George Osborne’s Budget balancing act became even more precarious as he faced a growing rebellion by Tory MPs over a...

    38. March 4, 2016

      Parliament put on hold to avoid Tory split

      The government is clearing the parliamentary agenda of anything that could fuel Conservative tensions over Brexit in an...

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