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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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