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    1. October 16, 2014

      Israel is losing its friends in the world

      Britain’s parliament voted the other day to recognise the state of Palestine. The decision will not change anything on the...

    2. March 26, 2014

      US ‘bullying’ UK banks and hindering legal trade with Iran

      Washington is “bullying” UK banks into refusing to support legal exports to Iran, costing British companies hundreds of...

    1. January 31, 2014

      Jack Straw calls on UK to reopen diplomatic ties with Iran

      Britain should re-establish full diplomatic relations with Iran within months, according to Jack Straw, the former foreign...

    2. January 7, 2014

      Jack Straw leads delegation of British politicians to Tehran

      Former foreign secretary Jack Straw has met a group of Iranian MPs in Tehran as he leads a delegation of British politicians...

    3. December 19, 2013

      British officials knew of abuse in Afghanistan and Iraq

      British officials and ministers were aware of abuse and the use of “extreme harshness” against detainees in Afghanistan and...

    4. January 4, 2013

      A walk with the FT: The Pendle Hill route, near Blackburn, Lancashire

      In 1652 an itinerant preacher named George Fox wrote in his journal that “I spyed a great high hill caled pendle hill & I...

    5. December 19, 2012

      MPs seek bigger Whitehall jobs role

      Moves to give ministers more say over the appointment of senior civil servants would not “imperil” Whitehall’s independence,...

    6. September 28, 2012

      UK government adds backing to BAE deal

      The UK government swung its weight behind BAE Systems’s tie-up with EADS after concluding that the €34bn deal would make up...

    7. September 27, 2012

      UK fears French BAE-EADS stake push

      France is pushing for its government to hold a large stake in the €34bn defence and aerospace group to be created by...

    8. September 14, 2012

      Hillsborough compounds siege mentality

      “Margaret Thatcher said ‘jump’ and senior officers said ‘how high?’”. Thus one policeman recalls the famously close...

    9. September 13, 2012

      Calls mount for Hillsborough prosecutions

      The most senior serving policeman involved in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster said he had “nothing to hide” amid growing...

    10. May 16, 2012

      Straw swapped regular ‘gossip’ with Brooks

      Jack Straw, the Labour MP and former cabinet minister, told the Leveson inquiry into media ethics that he met Rebekah Brooks...

    11. April 18, 2012

      Straw faces lawsuit on Libya rendition claims

      A Libyan military commander is threatening a civil legal action against Britain’s former foreign secretary, alleging that...

    12. April 17, 2012

      Straw calls for information act exemption

      Jack Straw, the former cabinet minister, has called for the Freedom of Information Act to be diluted to give governments...

    13. April 11, 2012

      Blair says his government opposed rendition

      Tony Blair has insisted he was not aware of any occasion that his government dropped its opposition to rendition amid claims...

    14. March 26, 2012

      ‘Cash for access’ inquiry calls grow

      David Cameron has been forced to reveal the names of Tory donors invited to dinners at his official residences as pressure...

    15. February 7, 2012

      MPs attack May over suspected terrorist

      Theresa May faced relentless questioning from MPs across the political spectrum on Tuesday, as adversaries on both sides of...

    16. November 9, 2011

      May resists attacks over Clark resignation

      Theresa May stood firm on Wednesday amid a storm of attacks from opposition benches over the loosening of security checks at...

    17. November 9, 2011

      Insurers under pressure

      Motor insurance is a business under pressure like never before. Recent years have seen the industry continually paying out...

    18. September 21, 2011

      Spads seen as vital to government

      Clare Short, the Labour former cabinet minister, famously dubbed special advisers as “the people who live in the dark”, but...

    19. Westminster Blog

      September 14, 2011

      Miliband seeks to appoint Charlie Falconer to shadow cabinet

      Over at the Daily Mail’s new political blog Kirsty Walker speculated this evening about who may be bumped out of the shadow...

    20. September 12, 2011

      Cameron to focus on trade with Russia

      David Cameron will today seek to put to one side the troubled relationship between Russia and Britain as he uses a one-day...

    21. September 9, 2011

      Back from the Brink

      When Alistair Darling oversaw Britain’s roads and railways as secretary of state for transport, one of his officials dubbed...

    22. September 9, 2011

      Minister condemns insurance ‘racket’

      Jonathan Djanogly, the UK justice minister, has condemned the system of insurers selling customer accident details to...

    23. August 15, 2011

      Time for America to drop ‘terror’ tag on Iranian group

      From Ms Laila Jazayeri. Sir, As an Iranian woman who has lost her husband for freedom and democracy in Iran and as the...

    24. August 11, 2011

      Osborne insists on UK deficit cuts

      George Osborne has faced down fierce pressure to reverse police cuts in the wake of this week’s riots, warning that any...

    25. June 28, 2011

      Axa drops referral fees in personal injury claims

      Axa has unilaterally declared it will no longer accept referral fees in personal injury claims and called on the government...

    26. June 20, 2011

      City minister unsure of the fate of the euro

      Mark Hoban, the City minister, has refused to rule out the possibility of the eurozone collapsing, as he confirmed that the...

    27. Westminster Blog

      June 20, 2011

      Rebel MPs urge Cameron to carry out ban of circus animals

      David Cameron’s coalition is facing a rebellion this week over its decision to block a ban on tigers and other wild animals...

    28. June 19, 2011

      Coalition faces mauling over tiger ban

      David Cameron’s coalition is facing a rebellion this week over its decision to block a ban on tigers and other wild animals...

    29. May 20, 2011

      Super-injunctions and open justice

      Britain has developed a legal process that allows people to defend their privacy from the media. But the country has never...

    30. April 28, 2011

      Britain withdraws Syrian wedding invite

      Syria’s ambassador to London has been barred from attending the royal wedding after Buckingham Palace yielded to criticism...

    31. December 8, 2010

      Blair called back before Iraq Inquiry

      Tony Blair has been recalled before the Iraq Inquiry as Sir John Chilcot’s committee enters a final round of evidence...

    32. October 20, 2010

      Clarke to cut inmate numbers in policy U-turn

      Ken Clarke has promised to slash the prison population to 82,000 by 2015, heralding a U-turn in Tory criminal justice policy...

    33. September 29, 2010

      Heir to Blair makes the ‘ultimate sacrifice’

      David Miliband and wife Louise Shackleton outside their London home. Mr Miliband was seen as being able to reach out to...

    34. September 21, 2010

      Former ministers face shadow cabinet upset

      Former Labour cabinet ministers face competing against virtual unknowns from the party ranks for seats on the shadow cabinet...

    35. September 9, 2010

      Bond project aims to cut rate of reoffending

      Kenneth Clarke talks to inmates at Peterborough prison in Cambridgeshire on Thursday “The weakest part of the whole of the...

    36. September 8, 2010

      Cameron’s father dies on holiday in France

      David Cameron with his father Ian earlier this year David Cameron’s father has died at the age of 77 after suffering a...

    37. September 6, 2010

      Electoral reformers face uphill struggle

      Campaigners for electoral reform said they faced an uphill battle to achieve a change in the voting system, even as the...

    38. Westminster Blog

      September 6, 2010

      Did Blair ever really support FOI?

      Much has been made in the last few days about Tony Blair’s apparent U-Turn on the Freedom of Information Act, which allows...

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