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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

    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...

  37. 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...

  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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