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    1. June 9, 2015

      Tory eurosceptics gather under banner of sovereignty

      When Britain votes on whether to stay part of the EU, one word will be constantly on the lips of those campaigning for...

    2. Westminster Blog

      June 8, 2015

      How Osborne uses Treasury support group to build MPs support

      George Osborne is encouraging new Conservative MPs to join a Treasury “support committee” as the chancellor looks to...

    1. 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...

    2. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Thatcher policy fight over ‘Big Bang’ laid bare

      A highly charged debate in Margaret Thatcher’s policy unit over the merits of the “Big Bang” in the City has been laid...

    3. December 16, 2014

      Hague lays out options to answer the West Lothian question

      William Hague has tried to solve one of the biggest issues triggered by the referendum on Scottish independence by...

    4. October 2, 2014

      John Redwood, the EU and some friendly advice for business

      In a surprising intervention for a former Tory cabinet minister, the rightwing eurosceptic John Redwood warned...

    5. September 29, 2014

      David Cameron ‘not heartbroken’ if UK leaves EU

      David Cameron said he would not be heartbroken if the UK left the EU, insisting he felt “1,000 times more strongly...

    6. September 28, 2014

      David Cameron dragged back to the John Major years

      David Cameron described it as “not an ideal start”. In reality the defection of a second Conservative MP to the UK...

    7. September 21, 2014

      Hill prepares for Brussels’ baiting

      Confirmation hearings for EU commissioners are the closest Brussels comes to blood sport, and this time around few...

    8. September 10, 2014

      Tory MPs to demand more powers for England

      Conservative politicians are mobilising to demand a proper settlement for English voters after the three main political...

    9. May 16, 2014

      Conservative right wing backs down from Cameron revolt

      David Cameron’s critics on the Conservative right have abandoned plans for a full-scale revolt against his leadership...

    10. April 17, 2014

      Weighing up Europe and emerging markets

      If you were an international bond investor, which of these entities would you lend to? Country A is an economic...

    11. April 2, 2014

      Polls give Farage second debate win over Clegg

      Both the Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence party claimed victory last night after the second of two live...

    12. March 19, 2014

      Budget 2014: Reforms appeal to the Tory heartland

      Conservative benches cheered George Osborne’s Budget to the rooftops on Wednesday as the chancellor put next year’s...

    13. February 28, 2014

      Not the Reit time to exit commercial property

      Exchange traded funds invested in property have had a great run since the turn of the share markets in 2009. Buying the...

    14. January 17, 2014

      My finger’s on the ‘buy China’ button

      If you have $3.8tn in the bank you should be well-insulated from the worst economic shocks. For years, China has been...

    15. January 2, 2014

      Archives 1984: Redwood’s tale of the Big Bang

      Once upon a time there lived a noble and chivalrous group of knights in a great big castle called the Stock Exchange....

    16. January 2, 2014

      Archives 1984: Thatcher considered using troops in miners’ strike

      Margaret Thatcher drew up plans to declare a state of emergency and call in troops to move coal at the height of the...

    17. December 13, 2013

      Looking to emerging markets in 2014

      What can an investor do when deposit rates are so low and bonds look vulnerable? This central question hangs over...

    18. November 15, 2013

      A year on, shares are still the best bet

      Was that it? The strong share market recoveries of 2009-10 have given way to on-off markets. Periods of enthusiasm for...

    19. November 14, 2013

      Charles Stanley to buy investment manager Evercore Pan-Asset

      Charles Stanley is to buy Evercore Pan-Asset, the investment manager specialising in low-cost index tracker funds,...

    20. September 20, 2013

      Property shares race ahead of reality

      When I set up the notional exchange traded fund (ETF) portfolio, I liked property and property shares. The commercial...

    21. August 16, 2013

      Shifting exposure towards the euro

      Since our notional portfolio began in November 2012, the stars of the fund have been the US equities. They are now up...

    22. July 5, 2013

      Tapering signals suggest we’ve seen the best

      Markets took a tumble in the last weeks of June. It happened mostly because Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal...

    23. Martin Wolf's Exchange

      May 23, 2013

      Austerity in the Eurozone and the UK: Kill or Cure?

      On Monday 13th May, I participated in a debate on austerity organised by the New York Review of Books, held in the...

    24. Westminster Blog

      April 25, 2013

      Steve Hilton's back - or is he?

      The guru is back. Steve Hilton, fresh from his sojourn in the US, is to return to Number 10 to advise the new political...

    25. March 20, 2013

      Budget 2013: Tories cheer ‘sensible direction’

      George Osborne’s Budget attempts to woo small businesses, working families and would-be homeowners was cheered by his...

    26. March 11, 2013

      Fox urges chancellor to cut taxes

      Liam Fox will on Monday urge the chancellor to use his upcoming Budget to suspend capital gains tax and stop taxing...

    27. February 24, 2013

      UK downgrade reignites austerity debate

      Vince Cable has warned George Osborne not to give in to calls from the Conservative backbenches for more tax and...

    28. February 4, 2013

      Protection and pain is name of game

      Britain is coming towards the end of the third year of deficit reduction. Eight years are planned in total. Debate was...

    29. January 11, 2013

      Wanted: seasoned pro for junior portfolio

      One of my resolutions for 2013 is to stop worrying about Greece, Spain, hard landings and fiscal cliffs. Instead, I...

    30. January 10, 2013

      Tory eurosceptics rail against US over EU

      Washington’s public plea to David Cameron for Britain to remain in the EU was met with indignation from pockets of the...

    31. January 10, 2013

      Talk of ‘shirkers’ echoes Victorian past

      Kill me sooner than take me there,” cried Betty Higden, in Charles Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend, when faced with the...

    32. January 7, 2013

      Time to lower the gambling stakes?

      As a student, I spent my vacations working in William Hill betting shops. It was more of an education than university –...

    33. May 7, 2012

      Hollande success awkward for Cameron

      When David Cameron phoned François Hollande to congratulate the new French president on Sunday night – saying they...

    34. April 23, 2012

      Osborne’s Bank of England plan criticised

      George Osborne returned to the Commons on Monday after a month of criticism of his Budget, only to walk into fresh...

    35. Westminster Blog

      March 14, 2012

      PMQs: Tory backwoodsmen use chance to embarrass Clegg

      The most interesting thing about today’s session of prime minister’s questions was not the contest between Nick Clegg...

    36. February 14, 2012

      Tory MPs call for UK growth Budget

      George Osborne faces growing pressure from Conservative MPs and business leaders to produce a show-stopping growth...

    37. February 10, 2012

      England waves flag of nationalism

      Thelma McGrail will soon start putting out the flags ahead of the biggest day of her year: St George’s day. Mrs...

    38. February 1, 2012

      MPs oppose ‘witch-hunt’ in business

      Labour and Tory MPs have joined forces to oppose a “witch-hunt” against discredited business leaders, as anxiety grows...

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