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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. September 14, 2012

    Hillsborough compounds siege mentality

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

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. September 9, 2011

    Minister condemns insurance ‘racket’

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

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. September 1, 2010

    Blair reveals his highs and lows

    In his long-awaited memoirs, Tony Blair, former UK prime minister, has revealed the delight of his government ministers when...

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