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    1. September 22, 2014

      Jim Murphy resists call to seek Labour party leadership in Scotland

      Jim Murphy, the shadow development secretary, is resisting senior Labour party colleagues who are urging him to seek the...

    2. September 19, 2014

      The way back for Labour in Scotland

      In the end, despite the wobbles, Scotland voted No by a very big margin. The late rally to the United Kingdom had many...

    1. September 19, 2014

      Jubilation for No campaigners as Scotland rejects independence

      Anxiety turned first to relief, and then to jubilation at the Better Together campaign party in Glasgow overnight as results...

    2. September 8, 2014

      Future of the Union: Confidence rises and complacency fades

      Yes: Strategy was always to build support for late surge The weekend’s YouGov survey that found Scotland’s independence...

    3. September 2, 2014

      Egg-proof Murphy rallies the nay-sayers

      If Jim Murphy was worried about the “no” campaign’s shrinking lead in Scotland’s referendum debate, the Labour MP did not...

    4. August 31, 2014

      Alex Salmond dismisses claims of Yes campaign intimidation

      Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, has dismissed as “ridiculous” claims that independence campaigners had made a...

    5. May 13, 2014

      Scottish Nationalists hail report of ‘disarray’ in No camp

      Scottish nationalists have seized on the latest report of strains in the campaign against independence, saying a Daily Mail...

    6. March 6, 2014

      Scottish Labour’s infighting endangers ‘no’ campaign

      Deep divisions emerged within the Scottish Labour party over plans to be unveiled this month that propose the control of...

    7. Westminster Blog

      October 8, 2013

      Miliband demanded loyalty, and got it

      Despite the protestations of those close to Ed Miliband, yesterday’s Labour reshuffle looked very much like a cull of the...

    8. October 7, 2013

      Labour’s modernisers lose out to high-flying intake

      Ed Miliband demoted a trio of leading figures from the Blairite wing of the Labour party on Monday as he sought to inject...

    9. October 6, 2013

      Privatised arms procurement plans in Labour’s sights

      Plans to put private companies in charge of buying weapons for British armed forces will come under fresh attack this week...

    10. Westminster Blog

      September 2, 2013

      Labour's foreign policy angst

      When Ed Miliband was deliberating last week on the approach to take for Thursday’s vote on military strikes against Syria,...

    11. March 7, 2013

      MPs warn on defence spending

      Military spending must stay above 2 per cent of gross domestic product if the UK is to maintain international commitments,...

    12. January 22, 2013

      Labour attacks 5,300 army job cuts

      Labour has accused the government of a “carry on regardless” strategy, after ministers announced 5,300 army job losses on...

    13. October 1, 2012

      Speak, or forever hold your notes

      ● Ed Miliband’s speech today is being billed as “highly personal”, but will the Labour leader go one step further by...

    14. July 5, 2012

      Army to lose 20% of regular soldiers

      The British army has announced its largest overhaul in 50 years, proposing to cut its regular forces 20 per cent – to about...

    15. July 5, 2012

      Hammond reveals depth of defence cuts

      The British Army is set to lose 17 of its 136 major units as it aims to cut regular forces by 20,000 over the next eight...

    16. June 4, 2012

      Two Eds grow together as Balls’ star rises

      When Ed Miliband became the Labour party leader almost two years ago, he was determined to block one man from becoming...

    17. May 9, 2012

      Fox blamed for backing wrong aircraft

      Senior government figures have turned on Liam Fox, the former defence secretary, as his successor Philip Hammond prepares to...

    18. April 16, 2012

      Aircraft carriers will not be reconfigured for French

      The UK will not reconfigure its aircraft carriers so that French fighter jets can land on them, senior government officials...

    19. March 18, 2012

      MoD considers fighter jet U-turn

      Labour has attacked the prospect of another U-turn on Britain’s choice of jet fighter to fly off the Royal Navy’s new...

    20. February 24, 2012

      Labour leaders at odds over bonus excess

      Ed Miliband, Labour leader, and Ed Balls, his shadow chancellor, are at odds over the party’s attack on excessive bonuses,...

    21. January 28, 2012

      Labour warns on defence procurement overhaul

      Labour has warned the government against outsourcing control of defence procurement days before ministers unveil plans for a...

    22. January 25, 2012

      MPs call armed forces cuts ‘grotesque’

      By Carola Hoyos and Kiran Stacey in London Forcing troops into redundancy while civilian staff avoid such action is...

    23. January 17, 2012

      MoD announces fresh round of job cuts

      Britain’s Ministry of Defence has announced the latest tranche of redundancies to be carried out in the UK armed forces,...

    24. Westminster Blog

      January 11, 2012

      Miliband goes on the defensive in PMQs

      This was a dangerous PMQs for Ed Miliband. The Christmas break has not been particularly good for the Labour leader, with...

    25. January 9, 2012

      Miliband admits need to be tough on spending

      Ed Miliband will on Tuesday seek to improve Labour’s economic credibility by admitting the party will not be able to make...

    26. November 18, 2011

      MoD spends £564m on technical consultants

      Defence officials have spent just under £600m originally earmarked for military equipment on a fleet of technical...

    27. Westminster Blog

      October 12, 2011

      Labour MP asks National Fraud Intelligence Bureau to look into Werritty

      Jim Murphy, shadow defence secretary, has backed a call by a Labour backbencher for the authorities to investigate Adam...

    28. October 10, 2011

      Fire intensifies on defence secretary

      Liam Fox has broken the code governing ministers’ behaviour in two key ways as a result of his close friendship with Adam...

    29. October 7, 2011

      Fox orders probe amid security fear

      Liam Fox has ordered an investigation into allegations that he compromised national security by allowing a close friend to...

    30. September 22, 2011

      Obama fundraising inspires Labour

      Members of the public who sign up as Labour supporters to obtain a vote in the next leadership election will be approached...

    31. September 1, 2011

      Fox defends armed forces lay-offs

      Liam Fox, the defence secretary, said Britain’s defence capability would grow in the second half of this decade as sweeping...

    32. June 27, 2011

      Fox launches attack on Ministry of Defence

      Liam Fox attacked the Ministry of Defence for being overly bureaucratic and indecisive as he set out plans for a shake-up at...

    33. June 23, 2011

      Fox reveals Libyan war costs hit £260m

      The Libya conflict will cost the UK £260m over six months, the government has revealed. Liam Fox, the defence secretary,...

    34. May 25, 2011

      Ashcroft to advise on military bases in Cyprus

      Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative party donor, has been appointed a government adviser on UK military bases in Cyprus in spite...

    35. May 24, 2011

      Minister denies Apache Libya decision

      No decision has yet been taken on deploying armoured Apache attack helicopters to the Nato-led mission in Libya, Nick...

    36. Westminster Blog

      May 1, 2011

      Is Labour's position on Libya subtly changing?

      To all intents and purposes Labour’s position on Libya is still the same; that is, the party backs the government in the...

    37. March 1, 2011

      UK to cut forces by 11,000

      The Ministry of Defence published plans on Tuesday to make redundant 11,000 people in the three armed services during the...

    38. February 15, 2011

      Army says sorry for sacking by e-mail

      The army on Thursday apologised to 38 British soldiers – including one serving in Afghanistan– who were sacked by e-mail....

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