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    1. October 5, 2012

      Politically incorrect

      May 8 1969: the Labour Cabinet, under Harold Wilson, was discussing the Industrial Relations Bill, which was designed to...

    2. October 2, 2012

      Miliband triumphs in initiation rite

      It was like an initiation ritual, comparable to fire-walking or adult circumcision. Son, the party elders must have told Ed...

    1. April 13, 2012

      Twelve days in west Africa

      This is the first in a series of reports from west Africa by the editor of the FT, who has travelled through Nigeria, Ghana...

    2. December 30, 2011

      N Irish hunger strikes made withdrawal an option

      Margaret Thatcher’s government was so shaken by the death of republican hunger strikers in Northern Ireland that it...

    3. June 11, 2010

      Wobbly coalitions can bring sturdier returns

      A week is a long time in politics, as Harold Wilson famously said. David Cameron, installed as prime minister after the UK’s...

    4. May 15, 2010

      Wobbly coalitions can bring sturdier returns

      A week is a long time in politics, as Harold Wilson famously said. David Cameron, installed as prime minister after the...

    5. March 17, 2010

      BA bust-up could sway voters

      Gapper blog (Jonathan Guthrie): A bust-up between British Airways and trades unionists is a top business story in the UK....

    6. December 9, 2009

      Telling it like it is

      The thorny topic of special political advisers was expected to be raised last night at a seminar in the Commons on plans for...

    7. July 4, 2009

      Sporting glory plays its part in recovery

      After Andy Murray, it is the turn of England's cricketers to try to provide the British public with a reason to feel good...

    8. July 3, 2009

      Can sport triumphs kick off recovery?

      After Andy Murray, it is the turn of England’s cricketers to try to provide the British public with a reason to feel good...

    9. December 17, 2008

      Ryanair wins Belgian airport victory

      Ryanair, European largest low fares airline, won a landmark victory on Wednesday in its long-running battle with the...

    10. December 6, 2008

      A master makes his mark

      Professor Martin Daunton, 59, has been master of Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge for the past four years. He is...

    11. December 6, 2008

      A master makes his mark

      Professor Martin Daunton, 59, has been master of Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge for the past four years. He is...

    12. October 1, 2008

      This was not his finest hour

      When Samantha Cameron appeared on the Birmingham platform at the end of her husband’s set-piece speech, she had a strangely...

    13. September 27, 2008

      Diary by Sarah Sands

      At the Henley literary festival one ravishing day in Oxfordshire recently, I chaired a talk by the prolific author AN...

    14. September 1, 2008

      Sector's reasons to be cheerful

      "Crisis, what crisis?" was the misquote commonly attributed to prime minister Jim Callaghan as British manufacturing...

    15. August 31, 2008

      UK engineering pushes ahead

      “Crisis, what crisis?” was the misquote commonly attributed to prime minister Jim Callaghan as British manufacturing...

    16. August 30, 2008

      Theatre Sarah Hemming & Ian Shuttleworth

      Liberty Shakespeare's Globe London SE1 A new play from the poet Glyn Maxwell, which plunges into the turbulent aftermath of...

    17. August 20, 2008

      BAA attacks Commission’s ‘flawed’ analysis

      The Competition Commission’s report on BAA was welcomed by airlines and competing airports, but it was strongly attacked by...

    18. August 7, 2008

      Three little boys

      After the February 1974 general election, when Labour was returned to power under Harold Wilson, the 41-year-old Eric...

    19. May 24, 2008

      Clubs crave an overdue promotion

      It promises to be a refreshing end to a remarkable Championship season. Today's Championship play-off final at Wembley...

    20. May 24, 2008

      Clubs who crave promotion

      It promises to be a refreshing end to a remarkable Championship season. Saturday’s Championship play-off final at Wembley...

    21. May 9, 2008

      Long history of playing the Orange card

      There is a long and inglorious history of Westminster governments striking deals with Ulster politicians to keep themselves...

    22. May 8, 2008

      Playing the Orange card

      There is a long and inglorious history of Westminster governments doing deals with Ulster politicians to keep themselves in...

    23. May 7, 2008

      Why the big tent cannot save Brown

      Just how bad are things for Gordon Brown? As bad as for John Major after Black Wednesday? As bad as for Margaret Thatcher...

    24. May 6, 2008

      Why the big tent cannot save Brown

      Just how bad are things for Gordon Brown? As bad as for John Major after Black Wednesday? As bad as for Margaret Thatcher...

    25. January 25, 2008

      Gag writer needed

      David Cameron looked pretty pleased with himself (when does he not?) on Wednesday, when he said the prime minister had gone...

    26. January 9, 2008

      Blair’s new role is break with tradition

      By accepting a position with JPMorgan, Tony Blair will be clearing a path into the private sector that former Labour prime...

    27. December 28, 2007

      Labour adviser foresaw election defeats

      The 1977 papers show that Labour's top adviser realised the dire state of Britain's economy, a Conservative resurgence...

    28. December 28, 2007

      1977 Files: Adviser foresaw Labour defeats

      The 1977 papers show that Labour’s top adviser realised the dire state of Britain’s economy, a Conservative resurgence under...

    29. November 27, 2007

      Big cats, little cats

      Gordon Brown's cabinet, it is said, is populated with lightweights. Many members lack experience. But are heavyweights...

    30. September 27, 2007

      Fixed parliaments would be fairer

      It could not be more trivial. Forget completely public policy. Today’s British political discussion is not about the result...

    31. September 17, 2007

      Aer Lingus refuses to dance to Ryanair’s tune on EGM

      Aer Lingus has rejected the latest attempt by Ryanair to requisition an extraordinary meeting of Aer Lingus shareholders....

    32. September 5, 2007

      Ryanair requisitions Aer Lingus EGM

      The battle between the Irish carriers leading Irish airlines Ryanair Aer Lingus, which last year defeated a hostile...

    33. September 4, 2007

      Ryanair requisitions Aer Lingus EGM

      The battle between the two Irish airlines Ryanair and Aer Lingus escalated on Tuesday, as Ryanair formally requisitioned an...

    34. July 11, 2007

      Ryanair takes the gloves off

      Ryanair has opened a new front in its ill-tempered battle with the European Commission, slamming the Brussels antitrust...

    35. July 10, 2007

      Ryanair threatens to sue EU over subsidies

      Ryanair has opened a new front in its ill-tempered battle with the European Commission, slamming the Brussels antitrust...

    36. February 15, 2007

      Doomsday machine of the NHS threatens to hoover up our freedoms

      From Mr Robert Snaith. Sir, As one would expect, Amartya Sen's logic is impeccable; and in propounding it he tacitly makes...

    37. February 15, 2007

      Whips necessary for tight squeeze

      In the BBC's dramatisation of House of Cards, the actor Ian Richardson, who died last week, based his portrayal of the...

    38. January 4, 2007

      Ryanair starts French action

      Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost carrier, has started a legal action against the French government to overturn a French...

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