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    1. July 13, 2016

      Theresa May’s in-tray — Brexit, the economy and social reform

      Theresa May arrives at the black door of Number 10 to be greeted by a daunting set of challenges. The new prime...

    2. Brussels Blog

      July 6, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: A very British breakdown

      To get the Brussels Briefing into your inbox, sign up here. The British establishment is set to receive another beating...

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    1. July 5, 2016

      Ken Clarke offers candid assessment of Tory contenders

      Theresa May is a “bloody difficult woman” and Michael Gove would “go to war with at least three countries at once”, Ken...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 5, 2016

      Sky News goes feral (and why Ken Clarke is just terrific)

      Click this before some higher up at Sky intervenes…     ...

    3. July 1, 2016

      Michael Gove says Brexit should not start this year

      Michael Gove has said Britain should not trigger Article 50, the legal mechanism for leaving the EU, until at least...

    4. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      Clarke: Gove would do us a favour to stand down now

      Ken Clarke, the former Chancellor and backbench Conservative MP, has said Michael Gove would “do us all a favour” if he...

    5. June 28, 2016

      Cameron urges EU partners to heed lessons of Brexit vote

      David Cameron will urge European leaders on Tuesday to learn the lessons of Britain’s vote to leave the EU as he makes...

    6. June 19, 2016

      Ken Clarke to end near 50-year career as MP

      Ken Clarke, the former Tory chancellor, is to step down as an MP at the next election, bringing down the curtain on a...

    7. April 18, 2016

      Brexit will cost households ‘£4,300 a year’

      Leaving the EU would cost UK households £4,300 a year making them “permanently poorer”, chancellor George Osborne said...

    8. April 16, 2016

      Tory grandee increases Brexit pressure on Cameron

      David Cameron will “not last 30 seconds” as prime minister if Britain votes to leave the EU, according to former...

    9. 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...

    10. March 18, 2016

      Devolution plans provoke fury among Eurosceptic MPs

      MPs from the Tory shires already had their hands full fighting the EU. Now they have found a new type of overlord to...

    11. February 25, 2016

      Chief in public eye used to pressure

      Sharon White took a breather from an exhausting round of interviews on Thursday in which she had defended Ofcom’s...

    12. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Top UK Treasury official to leave in March

      The top civil servant at the UK Treasury will leave this year after more than a decade in the job. Sir Nicholas...

    13. October 12, 2015

      Pro-EU In campaign launches with politicians in the shadows

      The cross-party campaign to keep Britain in the EU has officially been launched — with the politicians kept firmly in...

    14. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Echoes from Conservative-only Budget 19 years ago

      George Osborne on Wednesday delivers the first Conservative-only Budget since Ken Clarke in 1996. At the time, Mr...

    15. June 19, 2015

      Time to add colour to Aim market’s game of chance

      Ah, 1995. If the past is a monochrome memory, let me remind you — this was the year that chancellor Ken Clarke cut the...

    16. March 25, 2015

      Highs and lows of the UK’s coalition government

      Britain’s first peacetime coalition since the 1930s wound up this week with a low-key celebration: David Cameron handed...

    17. November 14, 2014

      Fewer staff frustrate Clarke’s work ethic

      Staff shortages across prisons in England and Wales this year have been blamed for an increase in unrest, assaults and...

    18. October 5, 2014

      Theresa May revives attempt to abolish SFO

      Theresa May is to revive plans to abolish the UK’s main anti-fraud and corruption agency and bring it into her new...

    19. September 26, 2014

      MPs sceptical and anxious over Isis strikes

      The vote was decisive and deceptive. An overwhelming majority of 481 gave the impression that the House of Commons was...

    20. July 20, 2014

      Tory veteran Ken Clarke warns UK economy remains vulnerable

      Ken Clarke, the former Tory chancellor of the exchequer, has questioned the strength of the UK’s recovery, warning that...

    21. July 17, 2014

      ‘British bill of rights’ moves up Tory agenda

      David Cameron’s Conservatives have long been calling on the prime minister to reassert the sovereignty of parliament...

    22. July 15, 2014

      Ken Clarke: Veteran minister’s innings will not be last stand

      Ken Clarke – 25 years in cabinet Ken Clarke toasted the end of his cabinet career with a glass of red wine on Monday...

    23. July 14, 2014

      David Cameron discards ‘male, pale and stale’ in reshuffle

      David Cameron began his ministerial cull at 5pm on Monday, as a succession of predominantly middle-aged, male ministers...

    24. June 11, 2014

      City scandals prompt review of UK anti-bribery standards

      Downing Street has ordered a wide-ranging review of the UK’s ability to tackle bribery and white-collar crime amid...

    25. April 30, 2014

      Farage admits ‘bottling’ chance to stand for parliament

      Nigel Farage has dashed expectations that he could use the imminent by-election in Newark to stand for Parliament in...

    26. March 17, 2014

      Pro-European Tories aim to go Mainstream

      A group of pro-European Conservative MPs have relaunched their “European Mainstream” group but fewer than 20 attended...

    27. January 28, 2014

      Ministers clash over EU regulatory burden

      The Conservative party’s internal divisions over Europe surfaced again on Monday, as two ministers publicly disagreed...

    28. beyondbrics

      January 13, 2014

      New York headlines

      * Thai protesters block roads as Bangkok faces shutdown * Hindu minority hit by Bangladesh violence * Supreme Court to...

    29. January 12, 2014

      Clarke rejects talk of ‘vast migrations’

      David Cameron’s claim that the EU’s free-movement rules have led to “vast migrations” and unacceptable levels of...

    30. January 12, 2014

      Ken Clarke visits China with health service trade in his sights

      Ken Clarke, the veteran cabinet minister, begins a five-day trade visit to China on Monday saying he wants to increase...

    31. October 30, 2013

      Sharon White is first woman named Treasury permanent secretary

      Sharon White has become the first woman – and the first black person – to be appointed as a permanent secretary at the...

    32. October 23, 2013

      Chris Grayling seeks to cut cost of car insurance

      Plans to make whiplash victims sit through examinations by independent medical panels will form the centrepiece of a...

    33. October 9, 2013

      Home Office takes lead role in fighting corruption

      The Home Office will take control of all anti-corruption policy making across government as part of an overhaul of how...

    34. Westminster Blog

      August 13, 2013

      Is this the most curious political donation in recent British history?

      It’s not totally unheard of for political donors to spread their largesse over more than one party. (Andrew Rosenfeld,...

    35. August 6, 2013

      Fracking licences granted in 13 cabinet members’ seats, study finds

      More than half of Britain’s cabinet ministers could see shale gas exploited in their constituencies, according to...

    36. July 1, 2013

      Regulation writers to be forced to consider growth impact

      Government agencies with control over policies as diverse as highways, health and safety or the environment will be...

    37. June 10, 2013

      Ken Clarke denies Bilderberg is part of global conspiracy

      Ken Clarke, the UK cabinet veteran, on Monday denied that the Bilderberg Group of politicians, business leaders and...

    38. May 28, 2013

      Relaxation of UK bribery law on government agenda

      An important piece of the UK’s anti-bribery legislation is to be reconsidered and potentially watered down by the...

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