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  1. May 14, 2012

    Miliband to get back on track with reshuffle

    Ed Miliband is planning to stamp his authority on Labour this week with an expected reshuffle and an attempt to get the...

  2. May 3, 2012

    Mandelson to call for referendum on EU

    Lord Mandelson, former Labour business secretary, will call on Friday for a referendum on Britain’s EU membership, saying...

  1. February 24, 2012

    The workshop that was

    Surrender: How British Industry Gave up the Ghost, 1952-2012, by Nicholas Comfort, Biteback Publishing, £20, 354 pages Queen...

  2. February 15, 2012

    Business support scheme extended

    Ministers will allow more companies to apply for one of the government’s key business support schemes as UK businesses...

  3. February 10, 2012

    Rothschild loses Mail libel case

    Nat Rothschild, the billionaire financier, has lost a high-profile libel lawsuit against the publishers of the Daily Mail as...

  4. June 21, 2011

    Corporate chiefs hungry to dine with Lib Dems

    Business leaders wanting to rub shoulders with senior Liberal Democrats at their autumn conference in Birmingham have seen...

  5. May 15, 2011

    EU acts over alleged Chinese subsidies

    Paper round: the European Union has accused Beijing of using illegal subsidies to boost Chinese industry The European Union...

  6. March 12, 2011

    EU must make a wider offer – with conditions

    From Lord Mandelson, Lord Kinnock, Lord Ashdown and others. Sir, As European politicians start to formulate a response to...

  7. February 28, 2011

    Miliband warns on ‘cost of living crisis’

    Millions of ordinary families face a “cost of living crisis” as a result of the government’s spending cuts, rises in value...

  8. February 2, 2011

    Military must give reformers free rein

    From Lord Mandelson of Foy and Hartlepool. Sir, Bassma Kodmani puts her finger on the key point in Egypt today (“Army will...

  9. January 3, 2011

    Politics: A good genie, already out of its bottle

    Is the tide of globalisation turning? There are reasons to be anxious, to be sure, but there are also signs pointing to a...

  10. 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...

  11. November 26, 2010

    Triumphs, failures and Mandelson

    TV watching demands discrimination. Programmes come at you in unending streams. To organise your responses and to avoid...

  12. November 10, 2010

    Trade agreement: Landmark deal with Europe to cut tariffs

    Whether you are eyeing the South Korean market to sell whelks or to build sewage plants, you have until July to study how a...

  13. November 3, 2010

    Woolas verdict could alter political activism

    Political campaigning could be permanently changed on Friday when a special election court rules on whether the Labour MP...

  14. October 25, 2010

    The New Machiavelli

    The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World, by Jonathan Powell, Bodley Head RRP£20, 352 pages As Tony...

  15. September 28, 2010

    Business fears over ‘living wage’ plan

    Business leaders scrutinising Ed Miliband’s debut speech as Labour leader found plenty to be concerned about. While Mr...

  16. August 30, 2010

    Miliband shrugs off Mandelson support

    Potent challenger: but Ed Balls’ endorsement of either Miliband brother could swing momentum their way David Miliband,...

  17. August 16, 2010

    Coalition urged to give support to industry

    The Labour government failed to act quickly enough to defend industry and the coalition risks making the same mistake,...

  18. July 30, 2010

    Minimising the damage from a reduction in science spending

    From Lord Mandelson. Sir, Like Lord Browne of Madingley, I, too, once questioned the use of public spending on science and...

  19. July 24, 2010

    The Third Man

    Peter Mandelson, Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Margaret Beckett during the 1997 general election campaign...

  20. July 18, 2010

    Is globalisation on the retreat in 2011?

    The FT’s first comment offering of 2011 is a special debate on the most important global issue of the coming year: will this...

  21. July 16, 2010

    Outside Edge: Political froth will aid the memoir

    Tony Blair may or may not be livid with his former political aide de camp Peter Mandelson for publishing his memoirs, with...

  22. July 14, 2010

    Mandelson’s memoirs reveal Labour split

    Gordon Brown’s battles with Alistair Darling over the Treasury’s growth forecasts have been laid bare by Peter Mandelson, in...

  23. June 19, 2010

    Ode to Grainge

    Suited executives and politicians stood out among the celebrity studded line-up gathered at a farewell do for Universal...

  24. June 14, 2010

    Sarah Brown to tell of life 'behind the black door' of Downing St

    Sarah Brown is to publish a "very personal" memoir next April - beating into print her husband Gordon, the former prime...

  25. June 11, 2010

    Oil, oil everywhere, so Tony H is sunk

    BP chief executive Tony Hayward increasingly resembles Coleridge's Ancient Mariner, an oiled pelican slung around his neck,...

  26. June 10, 2010

    Oil, oil everywhere, so Tony H is sunk

    BP chief executive Tony Hayward increasingly resembles Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner, an oiled pelican slung around his neck,...

  27. May 19, 2010

    Labour overrode senior officials to sign off spending

    Labour ministers overrode warnings from senior civil servants on 10 occasions during their final year in office, signing off...

  28. May 18, 2010

    Labour overrode officials to sign off spending

    Labour ministers overrode warnings from senior civil servants on 10 occasions during their final year in office, signing off...

  29. May 12, 2010

    Privy Council advises the Queen

    The Queen, like the political classes, was watching and waiting yesterday. But unlike the massed ranks of MPs, she was also...

  30. May 11, 2010

    Privy Council advises the Queen

    The Queen, like the political classes, was watching and waiting on Tuesday. But unlike the massed ranks of MPs, she was also...

  31. May 7, 2010

    Results shatter Lib Dem breakthrough hopes

    Although the party could still hold the balance of power in any coalition talks, the Liberal Democrats were the big losers...

  32. May 3, 2010

    Industry cool on Labour's revival efforts

    Manufacturers have delivered a setback to Labour in a Financial Times poll that reveals only one in six of them is impressed...

  33. May 3, 2010

    Manufacturers find policies wanting

    All of the political parties are paying lip service to the need for the economy to achieve more balanced growth and be less...

  34. April 28, 2010

    Time for big shift to private spending

    From Prof Nick Bosanquet. Sir, Half-congratulations to Sir Samuel Brittan for raising the alarm on the returning cult of big...

  35. April 23, 2010

    Arriva deal exposes the flaws in a patriotic defence

    A foreign, state-owned company takes control of a British group with more than 23,000 UK employees at the heart of the...

  36. April 21, 2010

    Parties spurn Brown’s overtures

    Gordon Brown meets young people on the campaign trail at Swalec stadium, Cardiff, on Wednesday. One insider called hugging...

  37. April 16, 2010

    The rank outsider wins weird night

    Within moments of the debate finishing, the result was in. At the back of the media hall in Manchester the party spokesmen...

  38. April 13, 2010

    How board directors can help cool 'deal heat'

    How should board directors respond to what Jack Welch called one of the deadly sins of mergers and acquisitions - "deal...

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