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  1. Westminster Blog

    October 8, 2013

    Miliband demanded loyalty, and got it

    Despite the protestations of those close to Ed Miliband, yesterday’s Labour reshuffle looked very much like a cull of the...

  2. September 27, 2011

    Tories claim Labour U-turn on media licences

    Labour has been accused of executing the “fastest U-turn in history” after Ivan Lewis, the shadow culture secretary,...

  1. August 28, 2011

    Labour seeks stop-gap media controls

    Labour is seeking to embarrass the government by pushing for stop-gap rules to tighten controls on media ownership in the...

  2. August 16, 2011

    Goodman letter raises more questions

    If Rupert Murdoch was betting that his appearance before a panel of MPs last month was the high water mark of the...

  3. Westminster Blog

    August 11, 2011

    Will the riots derail the economic recovery further?

    Sir Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, said yesterday that it was too early to say whether the riots would have...

  4. June 7, 2011

    ITV and C4 flinch at local TV aid request

    The government wants commercial television companies to contribute tens of millions of pounds to support a project to launch...

  5. June 5, 2011

    Rich friends scarce after poll defeat

    When Labour was in power, many of the most powerful business leaders in Britain beat a path to its door. Now in opposition...

  6. May 11, 2011

    Miliband urged to broaden appeal

    Ed Miliband has been warned by one of his senior frontbenchers that Labour is still seen as the “party of the north” and is...

  7. May 10, 2011

    Hunt abandons local TV ‘spine’ plan

    The government faced calls on Tuesday to clarify its policy of establishing a network of local television companies after it...

  8. March 3, 2011

    Murdoch’s rivals press for legal action

    Rupert Murdoch’s commercial rivals reacted angrily to Jeremy Hunt’s provisional decision to accept a deal that would allow...

  9. February 14, 2011

    Cuts will widen arts divide, warns Eyre

    Cuts to arts organisations will result in “cultural apartheid”, according to Sir Richard Eyre, the writer-director and...

  10. January 19, 2011

    News Corp raises idea of Sky News sale

    News Corp has told the UK government that it might be prepared to make a concession – with the hiving off of Sky News one...

  11. January 19, 2011

    UK seeks local TV operators

    Media companies will on Wednesday be asked by the government to come forward with business plans if they are interested in...

  12. January 18, 2011

    Labour warns Hunt on News Corp

    News Corp cannot be allowed to “make the law or break the law”, Labour’s spokesman on media issues will say on Wednesday, in...

  13. December 29, 2010

    AV opponents claim wide Labour backing

    Campaigners against a change in Britain’s voting system claimed the support of 114 Labour MPs on Wednesday in a striking...

  14. December 15, 2010

    Local TV will need subsidy, report finds

    Ministers’ plans for a network of local television companies can be achieved, but a subsidy will be required if inevitable...

  15. October 8, 2010

    Johnson named shadow chancellor

    Labour leader Ed Miliband has defied Ed Balls by denying him the coveted post of shadow chancellor and instead appointing...

  16. Westminster Blog

    October 7, 2010

    The shadow cabinet in order of votes

    When I tipped John Healey as a possible shadow chancellor this morning it might have seemed outlandish to some, given his...

  17. Westminster Blog

    September 29, 2010

    The list of 49 candidates for the shadow cabinet

    As I revealed earlier Rosie Winterton is set to be the new chief whip; she is the only person standing for the job....

  18. December 30, 2009

    China and UK in diplomatic row after Briton's execution

    Britain and China were yesterday engaged in a fierce diplomatic argument after the Chinese government executed a UK citizen...

  19. December 30, 2009

    Execution sparks UK-China clash

    Britain and China were yesterday engaged in a fierce diplomatic argument after the Chinese government executed a UK citizen...

  20. December 29, 2009

    China and UK in rift over drug execution

    Britain and China were on Tuesday engaged in a fierce diplomatic argument after theChinese government executed a UK citizen...

  21. October 28, 2009

    Tibetans executed over rioting

    Two Tibetans have been executed for inciting riots in Lhasa last year, a Chinese government spokesman confirmed yesterday....

  22. October 27, 2009

    Beijing confirms two Tibetans executed

    Two Tibetans have been executed for inciting riots in Lhasa last year, a Chinese government spokesman confirmed on Tuesday....

  23. Westminster Blog

    June 8, 2009

    The reshuffle is (almost) completed

    Most of the ministerial changes have been made. Here is the list, courtesy of PA. Some initial observations: Lord Drayson is...

  24. November 29, 2008

    South Africa returns to fold in fight with Aids

    South Africa will step back into the international fold of the fight against HIV today as the Aids epidemic, which spread...

  25. November 29, 2008

    South Africa returns to fight against Aids

    South Africa will step back into the international fold of the fight against HIV on Saturday as the Aids epidemic, which...

  26. Westminster Blog

    September 16, 2008

    What will it take to dislodge Gordon Brown?

    Since last night’s BBC broadcast about an imminent rebellion from a minister of state there has been a frenzied race to name...

  27. August 18, 2008

    Brown urged to increase tax on richest

    A minister has called on Gordon Brown to consider increasing the taxation of high earners to protect the middle classes, in...

  28. July 31, 2008

    Miliband refuses to rule out challenge to Brown

    Labour's leadership crisis burst into the open yesterday as David Miliband repeatedly refused to rule out a challenge to...

  29. April 11, 2008

    Back off, you slags

    It is good to see the cabinet becoming more representative of Labour's core electorate by converting itself into the...

  30. March 31, 2008

    Brown issues rallying call to quell unrest

    Gordon Brown will on Monday attempt to rally an anxious parliamentary party ahead of key local elections, amid warnings from...

  31. October 11, 2007

    Labour denies move to free social care

    The government denied on Wednesday that it was “signalling the end” of means-testing for social care after Alistair Darling,...

  32. October 11, 2007

    Labour denies move to free social care

    The government denied yesterday that it was "signalling the end" of means-testing for social care after Alistair Darling,...

  33. August 17, 2007

    NHS staff face shake-up

    Some 1,200 staff could leave the NHS to sell their services back to it in Hull, which includes the Yorkshire constituency...

  34. August 17, 2007

    NHS staff face shake-up

    Some 1,200 staff could leave the NHS to sell their services back to it in Hull, which includes the Yorkshire constituency of...

  35. March 20, 2007

    Brown allies play down effect on leadership juggernaut

    Lord Turnbull’s stinging assessment of Gordon Brown’s “Stalinist ruthlessness” caused deep anger among the chancellor’s...

  36. February 14, 2007

    Johnson gains in race to be Labour deputy

    A clutch of up-and-coming ministers, drawn from supporters of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, have thrown their weight behind...

  37. January 25, 2007

    Extra £70m to be pumped into health and social care

    More than £70m is to be pumped into supporting social enterprises in health and social care over the next four years, Ivan...

  38. January 13, 2007

    FINANCE CORNER

    Networkers reunited Second Chance Tuesday, the networking evening for new media companies and potential investors, returns...

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