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    1. July 15, 2016

      Redesigning Conservatism will be harder than May thinks

      Until a new prime minister promises to govern for the privileged few, make the UK less unified and ignore social...

    2. July 13, 2016

      David Cameron’s legacy will go deeper than the Europe question

      Europe has helped to destroy five of the past six Conservative prime ministers: Harold Macmillan, Edward Heath,...

    1. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Stephen Crabb to stand for Prime Minister

      Stephen Crabb, the work and pensions secretary, has confirmed he is standing to replace David Cameron as UK Prime...

    2. June 20, 2016

      Brexit would be an irrevocable mistake, says Sir John Major

      Sir John Major, the former Conservative prime minister, has said Britain will not seek to rejoin the EU if it votes to...

    3. June 16, 2016

      Why Britain might be about to vote for Brexit

      Can you trust anyone, any more? A hallmark of the EU referendum has been the sheer quantity of untruths told by both...

    4. June 9, 2016

      Brexit ‘wholly negative’ for Ireland, warn Blair and Major

      A vote for Britain to leave the EU will have a “wholly negative effect” on relations with Ireland, John Major and Tony...

    5. June 9, 2016

      Major and Blair warn Brexit could harm peace in Northern Ireland

      Tony Blair warned the Northern Ireland peace process could be at risk as he joined fellow former prime minister Sir...

    6. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Brexit countdown: Vote Leave MP defects

      Here’s a taste of today’s UK politics email. You can sign up for the full briefing here. Sarah Wollaston has become the...

    7. June 5, 2016

      John Major hits at ‘squalid’ Leave campaign

      The splits in the Conservative party over Europe deepened yesterday when Sir John Major launched a stinging attack on...

    8. April 7, 2016

      Brexit would gravely weaken both UK and Europe, says Major

      A British vote to leave the EU would “gravely weaken” Europe and could trigger the end of the continent’s influence as...

    9. March 25, 2016

      The reasons for the Tory infighting over Europe

      Few things are more hurtful than to discover, in middle age, that one is never going to be offered an important job....

    10. March 21, 2016

      The Tories are in government but are ungovernable

      The election-winning Conservative prime minister could carry millions. He could not carry Iain Duncan Smith. Rebellion...

    11. March 18, 2016

      Former Tory leader converted to fight for social reform

      Iain Duncan Smith led the Conservative party through its darkest days of recent times. Elected leader when the Tories...

    12. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Pro-Brexit Tories may be 'unmanageable' if UK stays

      Call it Project Fear or whatever you like but much has been written so far about what could happen if British voters...

    13. March 1, 2016

      Would Brexit lead to Scotland leaving the UK?

      The only indication of the border on the Solway flatlands is an English/Gaelic sign welcoming motorists to Scotland....

    14. February 26, 2016

      The bloody history of civil war in the Tory party

      That the Conservative party believes as much in the strong state as it does in the free economy has long been both its...

    15. January 25, 2016

      Cecil Parkinson, Thatcher’s soulmate, dies aged 84

      Cecil Parkinson, who died on Monday at the age of 84, belonged, albeit fleetingly, to that unfortunate group of...

    16. January 22, 2016

      New Conservative MPs warn old guard on rekindling Europe feud

      Westminster’s new generation of Conservative MPs is to warn older Tories not to rekindle the party’s bitter infighting...

    17. December 23, 2015

      Hague’s Brexit stance angers Eurosceptics

      David Cameron has been accused of deploying former Tory leaders Lord Hague and Sir John Major to make the case for...

    18. December 16, 2015

      UK leaving EU would be ‘dangerous’, warns John Major

      Sir John Major, former prime minister, has warned that it would be “dangerous” for Britain to leave the EU and that the...

    19. October 27, 2015

      Britain’s House of Lords becomes a force to be reckoned with

      On Monday the House of Lords amended George Osborne’s tax credit proposals by requiring the UK’s Conservative...

    20. September 1, 2015

      Cameron wisely refrains from fighting old battles

      Asked to condense into one phrase what is worst about the European Union, many Conservatives would plump for “The...

    21. August 27, 2015

      In Britain, community is a foreign language

      American in its consumerism and European in its godlessness, Britain might have the most individualist culture in the...

    22. July 11, 2015

      PM ‘seeking EU employment law opt out’

      Downing Street has described as “noise and speculation”, but has not denied, reports that David Cameron is seeking to...

    23. May 25, 2015

      Tory MPs told to stay in London to maximise slender majority

      The Conservative chief whip has told ministers to limit their travel plans for the first few months of the parliament...

    24. May 21, 2015

      Politicians seek ‘backstory’ and ‘narrative’ to bridge voter gap

      Before we get started, let me tell you a bit of my backstory. I know you want to get into the meat of this article but...

    25. May 17, 2015

      Danish solution offers lessons for Cameron on EU negotiations

      The year was 1992 and Denmark was stranded. The Maastricht treaty had been rejected, a second EU referendum loomed, yet...

    26. May 11, 2015

      Tory MPs cheer as David Cameron vows to fight for better EU deal

      David Cameron on Monday began his fight to “get a better deal” in Europe to resounding cheers from 330 newly elected...

    27. May 8, 2015

      An ever more fragile union

      Britain has a Conservative government. David Cameron has confounded the pollsters, and left egg on the faces of the...

    28. May 8, 2015

      Cameron will mourn the coalition

      My successor, Sir Jeremy Heywood, has a much less difficult job today than many expected: it will not be a coalition of...

    29. May 8, 2015

      It is 1992 all over again for David Cameron’s Conservatives

      David Cameron was euphoric: addressing party workers in the afterglow of his election victory at his campaign...

    30. May 6, 2015

      General election: Where fear and negative campaigning pervaded

      When historians come to look back at the UK general election campaign of 2015 they might well come to view it as the...

    31. April 21, 2015

      David Cameron steps up attacks on Labour-SNP alliance

      David Cameron stepped up his attacks on a possible Labour-SNP alliance after the general election, ignoring a chorus of...

    32. April 21, 2015

      Why the Scottish nationalists cannot call the shots

      Britain is set to wake up on May 8 as a helpless hostage in the custody of a few dozen Scottish Nationalists. So say...

    33. Off Message

      April 21, 2015

      Scotland's fiscal cliff

      Beyond the immediate political battles being fought by the Labour party against the Scottish National party, and the...

    34. April 21, 2015

      Sir John rides in to rescue UK from rebellious north

      Suddenly, into a campaign that is turning nasty without ever having got passionate, stepped Britain’s best-loved living...

    35. April 21, 2015

      Tory grandees at odds over tactics on SNP

      Conservative tactics of talking up the Scottish National party have been denounced as “short-term and dangerous” by...

    36. FT Data

      April 9, 2015

      Datawatch: the stock market and general elections

        A robust FTSE provides scarce comfort for incumbents. While the boom in 1987 did coincide with Margaret Thatcher’s...

    37. March 27, 2015

      The sludge report

      If current UK election campaign were to have a colour, it would be a muddy sludge. It’s not just the tone of the...

    38. March 9, 2015

      ‘The Audience’, New York — review

      Queen Elizabeth II has made all her official visits to the US under Republican administrations, so I am happy to report...

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