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    1. July 14, 2016

      New PM Theresa May culls Cameron’s cabinet

      Theresa May conducted a ruthless cull of David Cameron’s old cabinet as she put together a new administration with a...

    2. Westminster Blog

      July 14, 2016

      May overhauls top team - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 19:22 on 14 Jul 2016. Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister, has announced...

    1. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      Eurosceptic MPs rally behind Cameron

      Votes have yet to be counted in the UK’s EU membership referendum but a number of Eurosceptic Conservative MPs –...

    2. May 13, 2016

      An imperfect BBC is baked into the British psyche

      To comprehend David Cameron’s world view, and to understand why he has just ducked a fight over the future of the BBC,...

    3. May 12, 2016

      Cameron pulls back from war with the BBC

      One year after being returned to power at the general election, David Cameron finds himself besieged on numerous...

    4. May 12, 2016

      BBC pushes back against government plans

      The BBC’s director-general has opposed a plan for the government to appoint almost half its board, arguing that it...

    5. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      BBC Trust to be abolished, replaced by 'unitary board'

      The BBC’s current governing body will be scrapped and replaced by a new unitary board, with the broadcaster free to...

    6. David Allen Green

      April 29, 2016

      Press regulation: why 'section 40' on litigation costs should not be implemented

      During the recent controversy about John Whittingdale, his private life and his relationship with the press, one...

    7. David Allen Green

      April 18, 2016

      The Privacy Dances

      Two news stories about privacy have dominated the London-based media for the last week or so. The first is about the...

    8. April 13, 2016

      Downing Street backs Whittingdale over press regulation

      Downing Street has expressed full confidence in John Whittingdale, rejecting calls from Labour for the culture...

    9. March 15, 2016

      A reform that threatens the BBC’s independence

      Politicians of all parties routinely pay lip service to the idea of the BBC’s independence. At the same time, they are...

    10. March 3, 2016

      Horseracing levy replacement tackles online betting loophole

      The horseracing industry’s finances are to be revolutionised next year by the abolition of a betting tax dating back to...

    11. March 2, 2016

      Equality fears over Channel 4 privatisation

      Trevor Phillips, former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has warned that privatising Channel 4 would...

    12. February 21, 2016

      ‘Gang of six’ free to spread Eurosceptic message after Brexit deal

      David Cameron on Sunday found himself at odds with almost a quarter of his cabinet over Europe, as a “gang of six”...

    13. February 2, 2016

      Digital democracy divides Westminster

      When Barbara Gordon heard the government was consulting on the future of the BBC, she fired up her email and sent off...

    14. January 28, 2016

      Five programmes to secure future of Channel 4

      It has been the commercial counterweight to ITV, the editorial competitor to the BBC and the launch pad for...

    15. January 7, 2016

      Child obsesity prompts Hunt to seek curbs on TV junk food adverts

      Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, is pushing for restrictions on the advertising of junk food to children, to the...

    16. December 30, 2015

      UK national archives: release of thousands of papers delayed

      The annual release of government papers is considerably lighter than usual after the Cabinet Office delayed the release...

    17. November 5, 2015

      Margaret Thatcher dress row brings out the Norman Bates in Tories

      There is something rather unsettling about the sight of male Conservative ministers talking of their desire to see...

    18. October 27, 2015

      Minister opens way to further BBC funding cuts

      The BBC could face further funding cuts after the culture secretary John Whittingdale said a deal between the...

    19. October 8, 2015

      BBC defends its light entertainment role

      The BBC has defended its most popular entertainment shows, saying its content should be “clearly distinguishable from...

    20. September 18, 2015

      Drive to end mobile ‘not spots’ falls short of expectations

      Last summer David Cameron complained of struggling to get hold of world leaders when on holiday in Cornwall because the...

    21. September 10, 2015

      Former Channel 5 boss Dawn Airey departs from Yahoo

      Dawn Airey has left Yahoo after two years leading the company’s European operations to “pursue external opportunities”....

    22. September 1, 2015

      Picture palaces fall prey to developers

      When it was built in 1926, the Kensington Cinema (now the Odeon) was the biggest film theatre in England. It was...

    23. August 16, 2015

      Gove calls for BBC licence fee reform

      The UK justice secretary has urged colleagues to consider decriminalising non-payment of the BBC licence fee, citing...

    24. July 22, 2015

      ‘No evidence licence fee payer wants smaller BBC’ says trust head

      The BBC Trust has hit back at suggestions that the broadcaster’s remit should be curbed, saying it should keep...

    25. July 16, 2015

      The BBC is in need of reform, not evisceration

      It is not uncommon for British governments to have tense relations with the BBC. Few have embarked on a term of office...

    26. July 16, 2015

      Battle for BBC steps up a gear

      The creative head of the UK’s biggest TV production company has warned the government against a “dinner party” approach...

    27. July 16, 2015

      Fears over BBC green paper soothed by ‘generic’ tone

      A potentially inflammatory green paper on the future of the BBC is in fact “extremely generic” and “doesn’t take a...

    28. July 12, 2015

      BBC faces second bruising funding battle with government

      The BBC is facing the second part of a bruising funding battle with government this week, as ministers prepare a...

    29. June 21, 2015

      BBC chief says licence fee has at least ‘10 years of life left’

      Britain’s television licence fee has at least “ten years of life left in it”, Tony Hall, the director-general of the...

    30. June 5, 2015

      BBC slims down with £87m property sale at former TV headquarters

      The BBC has sold £87m of property at its former television headquarters in an effort to demonstrate its financial...

    31. June 4, 2015

      England ready to stand in as 2022 World Cup hosts

      England is ready to host the 2022 World Cup if asked to do so in the wake of the bribery and corruption allegations...

    32. May 13, 2015

      The Conservatives’ battle over immigration, tourists and students

      “UK Border” is the sign that greets passengers arriving at Heathrow. The airport is not on the border. It is in a west...

    33. May 11, 2015

      David Cameron reshuffles with manifesto in hand

      Sajid Javid has been appointed business secretary and Amber Rudd becomes energy secretary as David Cameron reshuffles...

    34. May 11, 2015

      John Whittingdale appointed as culture secretary

      David Cameron has appointed John Whittingdale as culture secretary — bringing an influential eurosceptic into the...

    35. May 11, 2015

      Profiles: David Cameron’s ministerial line-up

      After announcing the most important members of his first all-Tory cabinet on Friday and over the weekend, David Cameron...

    36. September 8, 2013

      Abolition of BBC Trust backed by head of parliamentary committee

      The head of a parliamentary committee which scrutinises the media has said he would support abolishing the BBC Trust,...

    37. July 20, 2013

      Murdoch denies that he knew of police payments

      Rupert Murdoch has denied suggestions that he knew of payments made by journalists to the police, as the 82 year-old...

    38. May 27, 2013

      Proposed UK extremist broadcast and web ban hits resistance

      Senior politicians and media figures on Monday described Theresa May’s proposals to bar radical preachers from the...

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