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  1. January 28, 2013

    Advantages of HS2 divide MPs

    The proposed route of the planned HS2 high-speed link was trending high on Twitter on Monday morning as politicians,...

  2. November 19, 2012

    Cameron promises faster decision making

    David Cameron pledged on Monday to speed up government decisions and build roads and railways faster as the government came...

  1. Westminster Blog

    July 8, 2012

    Statistics authority rules on Dromey vs Shapps row

    Grant Shapps, the hyper-energetic housing minister, has been under fire from Labour who accuse him of playing fast and loose...

  2. April 4, 2012

    Mortgage fears cloud right-to-buy relaunch

    The ambitious scale of David Cameron’s relaunched “Right to Buy” scheme is in doubt amid fears that many council tenants...

  3. Westminster Blog

    April 3, 2012

    Is the new "Right to Buy" too good to be true?

    David Cameron’s relaunched “Right to Buy” scheme is ambitious, but do the numbers quite stack up? The first question is...

  4. February 16, 2012

    House building data prompt row

    House building has dropped by 11 per cent in the first 18 months of the coalition compared with the equivalent period before...

  5. 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...

  6. November 24, 2011

    Social housing starts slow to a trickle

    The number of social homes being built in England has slowed to a trickle, according to official figures that show the...

  7. July 5, 2011

    Immigration cap ‘risk’ to business, warn MPs

    Home Office policies that aim to reduce net migration by restricting the entry of skilled workers bring “significant risks...

  8. Westminster Blog

    July 12, 2010

    Westminster select committees: latest membership including LibDems

    I’ve added today’s list of new Lib Dem members of select committees to create a more comprehensive database of names. There...

  9. March 26, 2010

    Councils poised to regain right to housing cash

    Councils will be allowed to keep their rents and the proceeds from the sale of homes under an overhaul of local authority...

  10. March 25, 2010

    Councils to regain right to housing cash

    Councils will be allowed to keep their rents and the proceeds from the sale of homes under an overhaul of local authority...

  11. March 16, 2010

    Protectionist 'Cadbury's Law' is last thing UK needs

    At today's meeting of the House of Commons business, innovation and skills committee, Jack Dromey, deputy general secretary...

  12. March 15, 2010

    Protectionist ‘Cadbury’s Law’ is last thing UK needs

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the House of Commons business, innovation and skills committee, Jack Dromey, deputy general...

  13. Westminster Blog

    December 3, 2009

    Jack Dromey to run for Unite leadership?

    Britain’s biggest union will get its first solo leader next autum and the result could be significant for British politics...

  14. Westminster Blog

    September 30, 2009

    Harry Potter to save Labour

    Jack Dromey, Labour Treasurer, has just revealed that JK Rowling – who has helped Labour in the past – is going to “support...

  15. August 5, 2009

    Family politics

    Prepare to say goodbye to one husband-and-wife team of MPs - the Wintertons - and hello to a new one: the Harmans. I'm told...

  16. May 19, 2009

    Wind-turbine retreat inspires job-saving plea

    Trade unionists will make a last-ditch attempt on Tuesday to save more than 600 jobs in the UK’s fledgling renewable energy...

  17. May 19, 2009

    Wind-turbine retreat inspires trade unionists' job-saving plea

    Trade unionists will make a last-ditch attempt today to save more than 600 jobs in the UK's fledgling renewable energy...

  18. March 3, 2009

    Idealist with strong union power base

    Back in 1997 few would have bet on Harriet Harman being one of the few Labour MPs to still be in cabinet more than a decade...

  19. Westminster Blog

    July 31, 2008

    The truth about the "dramatic improvement" in Labour's pension fund

    The Treasurers’ report* in Labour’s annual accounts says there has been a “dramatic improvement” in Labour’s pension fund....

  20. July 31, 2008

    Labour given extra year to repay donors

    Powerful donors who lent £15m to Labour in the run-up to the last election, much of which is now due for repayment, have...

  21. July 31, 2008

    Labour given extra year to repay donors

    Powerful donors who lent £15m ($30m) to Labour in the run-up to the last election, much of which is now due for repayment,...

  22. December 1, 2007

    Three lines of inquiry: lone official, misapplication of law, or conspiracy?

    Detectives investigating why Labour accepted unlawful donations from middlemen will test three main theories: the "lone...

  23. December 1, 2007

    Analysis: three lines of inquiry

    Detectives investigating why Labour accepted unlawful donations from middlemen will test three main theories: the “lone...

  24. November 30, 2007

    The trouble with complex conduits

    Who ever said the Labour party finds it hard to understand the world of finance? Notebook can reveal that there are eerie...

  25. November 29, 2007

    The trouble with complex conduits

    Who ever said the UK’s Labour party finds it hard to understand the world of finance? Notebook can reveal that there are...

  26. November 29, 2007

    Dromey kept in the dark again

    Jack Dromey, the Labour treasurer, yesterday professed ignorance of the nature of significant donations made to his party...

  27. November 28, 2007

    Ministers under the microscope

    HARRIET HARMAN Leader of the Commons, deputy leader and chair of Labour party Why is she involved? She accepted a £5,000...

  28. November 27, 2007

    Brown battles to limit scandal fallout

    Gordon Brown on Wednesday faced calls to sack a leading Labour fundraiser as the prime minister battled to limit the fallout...

  29. September 27, 2007

    Conference snippets

    Quotes “And who is David Cameron’s chosen candidate to be Mayor of London? A gaffe-prone, TV quiz-show clown. A Bullingdon...

  30. September 12, 2007

    CBI chief urges greater private equity disclosure Tuc conference

    Richard Lambert, head of the CBI employers' group, yesterday backed calls for greater disclosure and tax clarity in the...

  31. September 11, 2007

    CBI chief warns on buyout tax quick fix

    Richard Lambert, head of the CBI employers’ group, on Tuesday backed calls for greater disclosure and tax clarity in the...

  32. July 20, 2007

    Recrimination in the air at end of honours saga

    It has been one of the most high profile and contentious police investigations of modern times. Never before has a sitting...

  33. July 4, 2007

    Illogical to let private equity drive employment law

    From Mr Peter Frost. Sir, Jack Dromey, deputy general secretary of the T&G section of Unite, makes an impassioned plea for...

  34. July 3, 2007

    Unite seeks protection for jobs after takeovers

    The conflict between trade unions and the private equity industry deepened today with calls to extend the reach of job...

  35. July 3, 2007

    Unite seeks job protection after takeovers

    The conflict between trade unions and the private equity industry deepened on Tuesday with calls to extend the reach of job...

  36. July 2, 2007

    Protect workers from the private equiteers

    Workers deserve better in private equity deals. As the trade union currently dealing with 660 job cuts at private...

  37. April 21, 2007

    Troubled times: from £14m in loans to 136 people interviewed by police

    Spring/summer 2005 Labour secretly raises £14m in loans from 12 wealthy business backers to fight the election. Autumn 2005...

  38. January 23, 2007

    BA calls for Acas in effort to avoid cabin crew strike

    British Airways yesterday called for talks at Acas, the conciliation service, in an effort to avert strike action next week...

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