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  1. March 31, 2014

    MPs call for BBC World Service safeguards

    Several senior MPs have risked accusations of inconsistency after they called for the BBC to confirm long-term funding for...

  2. March 10, 2014

    Gordon Brown calls for more powers for Scotland

    Two of Scotland’s biggest political figures have set out proposals for major new powers to be granted to Holyrood if Scots...

  1. February 11, 2014

    MPs voice concerns on BBC World Service

    There are insufficient guarantees about the future of the BBC World Service, leading MPs have warned, despite a pledge by...

  2. January 22, 2013

    Labour attacks 5,300 army job cuts

    Labour has accused the government of a “carry on regardless” strategy, after ministers announced 5,300 army job losses on...

  3. Westminster Blog

    December 21, 2012

    New US-UK extradition row breaks out over former UBS Libor trader

    A major new extradition row has broken out between Britain’s Serious Fraud Office and the US Department of Justice over...

  4. October 15, 2012

    Cameron signs and heads south

    Alex Salmond called it an “historic day” as he and David Cameron put the finishing touches to a deal that could put an end...

  5. July 16, 2012

    Cameron and Clegg seek to heal rifts

    David Cameron and Nick Clegg will this week attempt to heal coalition fractures after the acrimony over Lords reform with a...

  6. June 17, 2012

    Trident review to go ahead, say Lib Dems

    Senior Liberal Democrats insist that a review of the future of nuclear weapons will not be affected by a Ministry of Defence...

  7. May 31, 2012

    Home Office hits back at university plea

    The Home Office hit back at recent calls from British universities for foreign students to be excluded from the government’s...

  8. May 28, 2012

    Lib Dems vow to stay for full term

    Nick Clegg’s closest allies have vowed the Liberal Democrats will stick with the coalition for the full five-year term,...

  9. May 21, 2012

    Trident renewal contracts to be announced

    Ministers will announce this week which companies have been awarded £350m of contracts to begin design work on a new fleet...

  10. May 18, 2012

    Trident and the costs of deterrence

    Since 2006, the British government has been committed in principle to the full replacement of the country’s independent...

  11. May 17, 2012

    UK in cold war doctrine rethink

    The 40-year-old cornerstone of Britain’s nuclear deterrent doctrine – the ability to overwhelm Moscow’s ballistic missile...

  12. March 21, 2012

    Study counts cost of Trident

    Britain would save almost £84bn over the next 50 years if it were to abandon plans to replace the submarines that launch its...

  13. March 7, 2012

    Bomb kills six soldiers in Afghanistan

    A roadside bomb has killed six British soldiers in southern Afghanistan, inflicting the worst loss of life for British...

  14. March 2, 2012

    Clegg promises more powers if Scotland rejects independence

    Nick Clegg has promised that Scotland could enjoy more powers if it rejected independence and said the country was poised to...

  15. January 13, 2012

    Ooh aah président

    It is a great sadness that Eric Cantona’s flirtation with the idea of running for the French presidency may be no more than...

  16. January 11, 2012

    Ministers to take the fight to Scotland

    Westminster heavyweights are lining up visits to Scotland in the next few weeks as the campaign to save the Union picks up...

  17. August 21, 2011

    Cameron warned on human rights

    David Cameron has been warned by a senior Liberal Democrat to avoid trying to “water down” Britain’s commitment to human...

  18. May 6, 2011

    Forced retreat to ‘shires and suburbs’

    Liberal Democrats have taken their worst electoral hiding since the 1980s, as voters thanked them for their first year in...

  19. April 25, 2011

    Partners have little to celebrate

    David Cameron and Nick Clegg have long agreed that it is essential to the coalition that they maintain good relations at the...

  20. April 19, 2011

    UK sends military advisers to Libya

    Britain is to step up its support for rebels in eastern Libya fighting Muammer Gaddafi by sending 10 senior military...

  21. March 29, 2011

    UK moves to expel five Libyan diplomats

    Britain is taking steps to expel five Libyan diplomats from the embassy in London, William Hague, UK foreign secretary,...

  22. March 8, 2011

    Cameron praises ‘excellent’ foreign secretary

    David Cameron has thrown a protective arm around his “excellent foreign secretary” amid widespread political and media...

  23. March 7, 2011

    Hague defends ‘farcical’ Libya mission

    William Hague, the UK foreign secretary, blamed “a serious misunderstanding” for a botched military operation to send a...

  24. Westminster Blog

    January 18, 2011

    Will Chris Huhne regret attending BP's Russian signing ceremony?

    The energy secretary was at last Friday’s signing of the BP deal with Rosneft, although he says he had no involvement in...

  25. January 17, 2011

    Huhne under fire for blessing BP tie-up

    The government was on Monday accused of double standards on human rights, following the decision of Chris Huhne, energy...

  26. December 10, 2010

    Lib Dems

    Ed Miliband had a look of mischief in his eye as he walked across the Commons floor, placed his hand on Simon Hughes’s back...

  27. December 9, 2010

    Lib Dems pay price for vote to raise fees

    Ed Miliband had a look of mischief in his eye as he walked across the Commons floor, placed his hand on Simon Hughes’s back...

  28. December 9, 2010

    Clegg’s soft left and Tory right unite in revolt

    The casus belli was university tuition fees, but the rebellion in the House of Commons by Liberal Democrat and Conservative...

  29. Westminster Blog

    December 9, 2010

    The Tories and Lib Dems who rebelled over tuition fees

    I’m told by Commons’ sources that the six Tory rebels over tuition fees were Andrew Percy, David Davis, Philip Davies, Mark...

  30. December 9, 2010

    Government sees off tuition fees rebellion

    Two demonstrators stand on top of a bonfire in Parliament Square as students demonstrate in central London against planned...

  31. December 8, 2010

    Tories fight to contain tuition fee rebels

    Conservative whips were struggling last night to prevent a Liberal Democrat rebellion on tuition fees spreading to its own...

  32. December 6, 2010

    Clegg pushes for support on tuition fees

    Nick Clegg has made a last-ditch attempt to get his Liberal Democrat party to back plans almost to treble tuition fees,...

  33. December 3, 2010

    Cable breaks ranks to back tuition fees rise

    Vince Cable has confirmed that Nick Clegg would be unable to maintain any semblance of Liberal Democrat party unity over...

  34. November 29, 2010

    Clegg plea to students over fee protests

    Nick Clegg pleaded with students on Monday not to let the row over fee increases “sabotage” efforts to encourage people from...

  35. November 2, 2010

    Cap draws muffled Lib Dem dissent

    A coalition plan for a near-trebling of the cap on student fees to £9,000 has drawn only muffled dissent from Liberal...

  36. September 20, 2010

    Sombre tone lifts hearts and minds

    This was Nick Clegg’s austerity speech: sparse, sombre, lasting only 38 minutes. At times a lecture, at other times a plea...

  37. Westminster Blog

    September 17, 2010

    Further reading

    Vince Cable repeats warning about impact of immigration cap – FT I’m not a Tory, insists Nick Clegg - Times (£) Union plot...

  38. September 16, 2010

    Think again before Trident is all at sea

    Britain is engaged in a strategic defence review. Nothing, we are told, is off the table. So precarious is our economic...

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