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    1. October 20, 2014

      Sir John Hoskyns: Tory adviser who called Thatcher ‘incompetent’

      Sir John Hoskyns, who has died aged 87, was a businessman who became the pugnacious first head of Margaret Thatcher’s policy...

    2. October 19, 2014

      Sir Andrew Likierman of London Business School on good leaders

      Are you a successful leader? How would you know? Probably even more importantly, how would others know? These are questions...

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    1. Kuwait 2013

      The democratic sheen that many Kuwaitis have long pointed to with pride is being tarnished...
    2. Private Business 2013

      Often in the shadow of their quoted rivals, Britain’s growing number of private busine...
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    1. October 9, 2014

      Lord Bell’s textbook for old school public relations

      “Everyone’s entitled to put their point of view across,” says Lord Bell, reclining at his desk near London’s Sloane Square,...

    2. September 22, 2014

      Hong Kong students strike for democracy

      Hong Kong students demand democracy Thousands of Hong Kong students began a week-long strike on Monday to protest against...

    3. September 11, 2014

      ‘Background guy’ plays major role in fightback against Yes camp

      The business fightback against Scottish independence has been organised from behind a desk in 10 Downing Street by a former...

    4. The A-List

      September 3, 2014

      The contested ties between asset prices and QE

      The development of economies can to some extent be predicted. For example, when an economy has recently been growing at a...

    5. August 29, 2014

      America: the best place to be British

      It was a hot night in a bar at my British university, 20-odd years ago. A group of young American women had come over for a...

    6. August 11, 2014

      A censorious creed that gnaws away at the Conservative vote

      Modern London is a Conservative creation. When Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1979, it was dowdy, depopulating...

    7. August 7, 2014

      The truth and lies of Scottish and EU secessionists

      This week’s television debate between Alex Salmond, the pro-independence Scottish first minister, and Alistair Darling,...

    8. August 3, 2014

      Doubts cast over David Cameron completing full term if re-elected

      Supporters of George Osborne and Boris Johnson are increasingly convinced David Cameron will not continue as prime minister...

    9. July 31, 2014

      European history lesson gives Cameron a headache

      Britain’s attempt to renegotiate its ties with the European Economic Community ahead of the 1975 referendum created...

    10. July 24, 2014

      Why tax systems are trickier than Martian algebra

      Tax is a divisive subject but everyone seems to agree on one point: taxes are too complicated and should be simpler....

    11. FT Photo Diary

      July 23, 2014

      Cameron visits Shetland Islands

      Stefan Rousseau/Pool/Getty Prime Minister David Cameron is the first prime minister to visit the Shetland Islands in 34...

    12. Off Message

      July 16, 2014

      Michael Gove's unfinished revolution

      Shortly after Margaret Thatcher died, Chris Husbands wrote of her: She established more comprehensive schools than any other...

    13. Off Message

      July 13, 2014

      The Scottish government is misleading Scots about oil

      Why North Sea oil and gas is important Without North Sea oil and gas it is unlikely that there would even be a referendum on...

    14. July 11, 2014

      Lessons in cultural capital

      Every era gets the art it deserves,” declares the German academic and respected collector Harald Falckenberg. I sometimes...

    15. July 4, 2014

      Patten attacks China over Hong Kong judiciary remarks

      Chris Patten, the former British governor of Hong Kong, has waded into a heated debate about the territory’s relationship...

    16. June 20, 2014

      Wonderland, Hampstead Theatre, London

      Thirty years after the miners’ strike, this epic new play by Beth Steel (the daughter of a miner) looks back at this crucial...

    17. June 20, 2014

      China calls Hong Kong democracy poll ‘illegal’

      Hong Kong residents have cast more than half a million votes in an unofficial democracy referendum that the Chinese...

    18. June 15, 2014

      Brian Ager, journalist, 1935-2014

      When the Financial Times was shifting to computerised production in the 1980s, a cadre of unbylined newsroom staff came into...

    19. June 13, 2014

      Frenetic jester who went for the jugular

      Just as punk rock transformed British popular music in the late 1970s with its rawness and aggression, the new wave of...

    20. May 27, 2014

      Mark Carney warns of dangers of growing inequality

      Inequality is “demonstratively” growing and risks undermining the basic social contract of fairness, Mark Carney, the Bank...

    21. May 22, 2014

      Confrontation flares yet crime falls on Theresa May’s beat

      Once, the thin blue line referred to the colour of the police force’s politics as well as its uniforms. But, as Theresa...

    22. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2014

      Guest Post: is Modi a Thatcher or a Hitler?

      By Deepak Lal In the midst of an interminable election, all the opinion polls are predicting an absolute majority for the...

    23. 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...

    24. March 28, 2014

      ‘The Europe Dilemma’, by Roger Liddle

      The Europe Dilemma: Britain and the Drama of EU Integration, by Roger Liddle, IB Tauris RRP£14.99/$35, 352 pages Think of...

    25. March 11, 2014

      Miners’ strike anniversary rekindles calls for inquiry

      The fall of an industry A fine summer day in a Nottinghamshire pit town that began with 40,000 striking miners marching with...

    26. March 7, 2014

      Ralph Bahna, travel and leisure executive, 1942-2014

      Barely a year into his time as chief executive of Cunard, Ralph Bahna found himself at the helm of a line with no liners. It...

    27. March 7, 2014

      The state school revival has traded equality for aspiration

      So Beatrice Gove is to go to a state school. Her father, Michael Gove, is the first Conservative education secretary ever to...

    28. February 27, 2014

      Merkel will not banish Britain’s EU demons

      Margaret Thatcher was right. Campaigning to keep Britain in the EU, the former Conservative leader declared that Europe...

    29. February 26, 2014

      The Full Monty, Noël Coward Theatre, London – review

      This exuberant stage adaptation, written by Simon Beaufoy and based on his 1997 film about stripping steelworkers, comes to...

    30. January 20, 2014

      Online viewing threatens BBC licence fee

      It is among the simplest of taxes, which survived the ire of Margaret Thatcher and now generates nearly £4bn a year. Yet...

    31. January 18, 2014

      Lord McAlpine: Tory fundraiser and Thatcher’s loyal confidant

      Lord McAlpine, who has died aged 71, was the Conservative party’s dynamic chief fundraiser during the prime ministership of...

    32. January 17, 2014

      Labour line of attack echoes with spirit of ‘79

      Injecting competition into banks. Promising cheap energy. Attacking tax evasion. Introducing wealth taxes. Tackling unused...

    33. January 9, 2014

      Free polarised politics from its intellectual vacuum

      Cynics who say power is all that counts in politics forget that power without ideas is just improvisation. It is ideas that...

    34. January 2, 2014

      Archives 1984: Thatcher’s bad holidays and good hair days

      When is a holiday not a holiday? For Margaret Thatcher, it seems, downtime was not an option. The release of the former...

    35. January 2, 2014

      Archives 1984: Thatcher considered using troops in miners’ strike

      Margaret Thatcher drew up plans to declare a state of emergency and call in troops to move coal at the height of the miners’...

    36. January 2, 2014

      Archives 1984: Thatcher’s struggles provide lesson for Cameron

      If David Cameron thinks he has had a hard time getting his ministers to agree to spending cuts, he can take some comfort...

    37. January 2, 2014

      Archives 1984: Thatcher believed public would back chemical weapons

      Margaret Thatcher believed public opinion would back the build-up of a western chemical weapons programme to counter the...

    38. January 2, 2014

      Archives 1984: Thatcher agreed release of Fletcher’s killer

      Margaret Thatcher sanctioned the release of the alleged murderer of a police officer shot outside the Libyan embassy in...

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