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  1. July 16, 2014

    Cameron faces reproach and scorn over Gove’s demotion

    David Cameron faces growing recriminations over his cabinet shake-up, indicating that the reshuffle could store up trouble...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Listless David Cameron lost authority by indulging Maria Miller

    David Cameron’s handling of the Maria Miller expenses affair raises as many questions about the UK prime minister as it does...

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  1. March 28, 2014

    Jens Stoltenberg named as new head of Nato

    Norway’s former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg is to be the new head of Nato, member states decided on Friday, as the...

  2. March 2, 2014

    Conservative party still hopes to meet migration target

    The Conservative party has said it still hopes to meet its “tens of thousands” net migration target before the next election...

  3. October 25, 2013

    Liam Fox pours doubt on army reservists plan

    Liam Fox, the former defence secretary, has cast doubt on the government’s plans to use reserve forces to plug the gap...

  4. June 14, 2013

    Michael Hintze’s knighthood recognises huge contribution to arts

    Michael Hintze – one of the Conservative party’s biggest donors, and a leading UK donor to the arts – has been made a...

  5. June 14, 2013

    Queen’s birthday honours list gets back to business

    Michael Hintze, the hedge fund boss and Conservative party donor, has been created a knight in the Queen’s birthday honours...

  6. March 14, 2013

    Tories gripped by a ‘puritanical zeal’

    David Cameron set the backdrop to next week’s Budget in a recent speech in which he adopted the classic Conservative...

  7. March 12, 2013

    Cameron tells Tories to stop feuding

    Conservative MPs were on Tuesday told to stop their introspective feuding as David Cameron tried to calm his party’s nerves...

  8. March 11, 2013

    Fox maps out post-2015 Tory agenda

    Liam Fox has become the latest senior Conservative to map out a post-2015, or post-David Cameron, Tory agenda as MPs...

  9. 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 savings...

  10. February 18, 2013

    Supply matters – but so does demand

    At long last, the defenders of George Osborne’s deficit-reduction strategy have come up with a reasoned case. The thoughtful...

  11. January 25, 2013

    Many Tories to vote against gay marriage bill

    Scores of Tory MPs are set to defy David Cameron when a bill to legalise same-sex marriage is debated in the House of...

  12. January 17, 2013

    Lib Dems condemned over Cameron remarks

    Nick Clegg was left deeply embarrassed on Thursday night as members of his party sought to score political points over David...

  13. December 9, 2012

    Warning for Cameron on EU clawback

    David Cameron’s attempts to claw back powers from Brussels have hit an early setback after a senior EU commissioner insisted...

  14. October 29, 2012

    Labour party calls for EU budget cut

    The UK opposition Labour party has called for a real terms cut in the budget for the EU ahead of a crucial parliamentary...

  15. October 5, 2012

    Cameron’s mission

    On Tuesday David Cameron will speak to a Conservative party that has never believed so little in his leadership....

  16. October 4, 2012

    BAE tie-up bad for UK, warns Darling

    Alistair Darling has made a forceful intervention in the plans by EADS to combine with BAE Systems, saying British interests...

  17. September 16, 2012

    Major warns Tories over leadership challenge

    Sir John Major has warned rebellious Conservative backbenchers that “regicide is not a good idea” after weeks of disgruntled...

  18. September 12, 2012

    Psychodrama hears Conservative voices

    The movie Psycho is remembered best for its shower scene. But for me, it was always the terrifying denouement when Lila...

  19. August 23, 2012

    Greening gave up career to enter politics

    Unlike many of the career politicians now dominating the House of Commons, Justine Greening pursued a successful business...

  20. July 2, 2012

    PM mocked for ‘hokey-cokey’ over Europe

    David Cameron was accused on Monday of doing the “hokey-cokey” after he insisted he wanted Britain to stay in the EU but...

  21. July 2, 2012

    Blackmail cannot be UK’s Europe policy

    “Life outside the EU holds no terror.” With that single phrase, Liam Fox has placed himself at the head of the large faction...

  22. July 1, 2012

    Cameron in delicate balancing act over Europe

    David Cameron was on Sunday accused of playing to the gallery of Eurosceptics in his own Conservative party by opening up...

  23. July 1, 2012

    Cameron considers EU referendum

    David Cameron has reopened the thorny debate over the terms of Britain’s membership of the EU by signalling he might hold a...

  24. May 14, 2012

    MoD plugs £38bn budget ‘black hole’

    Philip Hammond, defence secretary, has declared the government has eliminated a £38bn black hole in the Ministry of Defence...

  25. May 9, 2012

    Fox blamed for backing wrong aircraft

    Senior government figures have turned on Liam Fox, the former defence secretary, as his successor Philip Hammond prepares to...

  26. April 9, 2012

    It is time the dilettante PM got a grip

    With Britain’s parliament in recess, David Cameron might want to pause this week and have a think about his premiership, and...

  27. April 6, 2012

    Falklands bravado won’t ensure Britain’s security

    Three decades ago, Britain fought what will almost certainly prove its last colonial war, to recover the Falklands Islands...

  28. March 27, 2012

    Tories battle to retain wealthy backers

    The Conservatives are battling to retain their wealthiest backers as the party struggles to contain the fallout from the...

  29. March 16, 2012

    Calls for greater PM adviser powers

    MPs have attacked the notion that David Cameron’s adviser on ministers’ interests is independent and called on the coalition...

  30. February 24, 2012

    In the long run, there’s logic to Liam Fox

    ‘The pressing case to cut both taxes and spending’ Title of Liam Fox’s article in the Financial Times this week I see Liam...

  31. February 24, 2012

    A covert means of taxing people

    From Dr Lawrence Haar. Sir, In his article “The pressing case to cut both taxes and spending” (Comment, February 22) the...

  32. February 22, 2012

    Boost for Britain

    The state of the UK economy has stabilised in the past few months. The expectation is now for a period of near-stagnation,...

  33. February 22, 2012

    Unions hit back at call for cut in workplace rights

    Union leaders have hit back at Tory calls for a radical cut in workplace rights amid mounting backbench pressure on George...

  34. Westminster Blog

    February 22, 2012

    Fox reappears to intervene in the Budget debate

    Liam Fox has been making waves this morning with this opinion piece in the Financial Times. Here is our news story off the...

  35. February 21, 2012

    Fox leads call to cull business tax

    Liam Fox has largely kept his counsel since he resigned as defence secretary last October. His intervention in today’s...

  36. February 21, 2012

    Osborne urged to cut taxes on business

    George Osborne has come under renewed pressure from the Conservative right to cut business taxes and simplify labour laws in...

  37. February 21, 2012

    The pressing case to cut both taxes and spending

    There is a problem with the British economy. Debt and an inability to compete have been worsened by debilitating regulation...

  38. February 3, 2012

    Lucky Dave’s show goes on as an(other) irritant departs

    Lady luck shines brightly on David Cameron. The Prime Minister is riding high in the polls in spite of deep economic gloom....

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