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    1. March 31, 2014

      Policy and personality rifts rock No campaign on Scotland

      The latest ructions in the campaign to prevent Scottish independence have highlighted differences of policy and personality...

    2. January 22, 2013

      Olympic Stadium to host major concerts

      The Olympic Stadium will host major music concerts this year while a permanent tenant is found for the east London venue,...

    1. May 22, 2012

      Leveson turns to Labour’s Murdoch links

      After a string of revelations about the close relationship between News International and Conservative politicians, the...

    2. March 18, 2012

      Brahms Unwrapped, Kings Place, London

      The middle of the 19th century was the high point for music in the home. As an affluent and educated middle class grew up...

    3. February 20, 2012

      Border controls on the edge

      No home secretary would have wanted to announce the break-up of the UK Border Agency just five months before visitors begin...

    4. January 29, 2012

      Turner tells of BAE role in ministry

      Mike Turner says he was asked by Tony Blair’s former chief of staff to name his preference for defence secretary when the...

    5. January 29, 2012

      NHS overhaul would face slow burn

      Andrew Lansley’s mighty National Health Service bill will soon return to the Lords, once again raising the temperature of...

    6. November 7, 2011

      May admits extent of lapse unknown

      Theresa May, home secretary, admitted on Monday that she “will never know” how many suspected terrorists, criminals or...

    7. November 4, 2011

      MPs attack agency on missing migrants

      MPs have criticised the UK Border Agency for losing track of a number of immigrants and asylum seekers equivalent to the...

    8. October 14, 2011

      UK gets sixth defence chief in six years

      Liam Fox’s departure from the Ministry of Defence means the department is getting its sixth secretary of state in just six...

    9. FT Alphaville

      June 23, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: The price of Wall Street’s black box JPMorgan Chase...

    10. June 22, 2011

      Our salt risks draining into cyberspace

      The news was dominated on Wednesday by reports of the arrest of a suspected British teenage computer hacker, in connection...

    11. June 2, 2011

      Border agency still ‘not fit’, say MPs

      The UK Border Agency’s failure to remove migrants who have overstayed visas and its ineffectiveness in following up tip-offs...

    12. April 18, 2011

      Cameron leads charge for ‘No’ vote on AV

      David Cameron went on the offensive over the alternative vote on Monday as the prime minister said that he believed “in my...

    13. February 17, 2011

      Think-tank hits at reform policies

      Plans for the reform of policing from the Home Office are the only coherent part of the government’s sweeping agenda of...

    14. January 18, 2011

      Entrepreneurs and the 50p tax rate

      From Prof Richard Green. Sir, John Reid (Letters, January 12) suggests that the 50p tax rate should be removed so that...

    15. December 29, 2010

      AV opponents claim wide Labour backing

      Campaigners against a change in Britain’s voting system claimed the support of 114 Labour MPs on Wednesday in a striking...

    16. November 24, 2010

      Scottish referees urged to call off strike

      Scotland’s football authorities were meeting their referees on Tuesday night in an attempt to persuade them to call off this...

    17. August 16, 2010

      Celtic dives into the red

      Living in the past: Celtic’s turnover was hit by the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League Celtic, which sacked...

    18. Westminster Blog

      July 12, 2010

      Blair thought LibLab coalition would be a grave mistake

      Senior Labour figures including John Reid and David Blunkett spoke out against a Lib-Lab coalition during the post-election...

    19. July 1, 2010

      Clarke's prison shake-up raises doubts on cuts

      Ken Clarke yesterday castigated former Labour home secretaries David Blunkett and John Reid for drawing up prison policy...

    20. June 30, 2010

      Clarke’s jail shake-up stirs budget doubts

      Behind bars: Ken Clarke wants a greater focus on community sentencing for minor offenders Ken Clarke on Wednesday castigated...

    21. Westminster Blog

      June 1, 2010

      Labour leadership: Whose endorsement matters?

      Several major Labour figures are yet to step out and endorse any of the six leadership candidates: whose backing should make...

    22. May 29, 2010

      Critic of Labour policy to take seat in Lords

      Simon Wolfson, chief executive of Next, will take up a seat in the House of Lords - granted for services to business - as...

    23. May 28, 2010

      Critic of Labour policy to take Lords seat

      Simon Wolfson, chief executive of Next, will take up a seat in the House of Lords – granted for services to business – as...

    24. May 28, 2010

      Prescott heads list of new peers

      Veteran former ministers and aides from Labour and the Conservative party form the bulk of a list of 56 new peers who will...

    25. Westminster Blog

      May 28, 2010

      Britain's new peers - the full list of 56

      The official announcement has just come through. There are 56 new peers entering the House of Lords. There are 29 Labour, 16...

    26. Westminster Blog

      May 11, 2010

      Andy Burnham criticises Lib-Lab deal

      I wrote this morning that the Labour momentum was against a deal, with figures such as John Reid and David Blunkett saying...

    27. Westminster Blog

      May 11, 2010

      Growing hostility within Labour to a coalition with the Lib Dems

      I woke up to the dulcet tones of David Blunkett warning that a Lib-Lab coalition may not be quite the panacea that Lord...

    28. Westminster Blog

      May 5, 2010

      Expect a surge of new female Labour MPs

      Two-thirds of Labour’s new candidates in the party’s 40 safest (empty) seats are women, suggesting an imminent influx of...

    29. February 20, 2010

      Blair acolyte to step down as MP

      Labour's ranks of senior Blairites were further depleted yesterday when James Purnell, the former work and pensions...

    30. February 19, 2010

      Blow to Miliband as Purnell quits politics

      Labour’s ranks of senior Blairites were further depleted on Friday after James Purnell, the former work and pension...

    31. Westminster Blog

      February 4, 2010

      Over-compensation: Who paid more than they were asked?

      Alex spotted that Sir John Butterfill paid back £17,478 despite being asked to pay only £2,364. Who else has appeared to...

    32. October 28, 2009

      Brown U-turn on TA budget cuts

      Gordon Brown has completed a U-turn over planned cuts to the Territorial Army training budget, following intense pressure...

    33. October 3, 2009

      Ingenious surgeon who could see through his own body

      John Wild, an Englishman who spent most of his career in the US, was considered the "father" of the use of ultrasound in...

    34. October 2, 2009

      Ingenious surgeon who could see through his own body

      John Wild (pictured left), an Englishman who spent most of his career in the US, was considered the “father” of the use of...

    35. August 15, 2009

      Celtic warns of Setanta effect

      Celtic warned that much of Scottish football was now "edging the narrow line of solvency" because of the recent collapse of...

    36. August 14, 2009

      Celtic warns of Setanta effect

      Celtic warned that much of Scottish football was now “edging the narrow line of solvency” because of the recent collapse of...

    37. March 24, 2009

      Developer enters administration

      Mountgrange Capital, the property company planning Caltongate, a controversial £300m development beside Waverley station in...

    38. Westminster Blog

      November 5, 2008

      Was Mandelson the third choice?

      Amid all the Obamania, don’t miss Sue Cameron’s column today. She says Gordon Brown was casting around for other Blairite...

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