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    1. Westminster Blog

      November 20, 2014

      Why Labour has made no net gains at by-elections this Parliament

      Ed Miliband has fought 20 by-elections as leader of the Labour party: during this time he has gained one seat (Corby) and...

    2. June 25, 2014

      Obituary: Norman Willis, trade union leader

      Norman Willis, who led the Trades Union Congress through one of the most turbulent periods in Britain’s industrial history,...

    1. June 22, 2014

      Senior Labour figures come out in defence of leader Ed Miliband

      Lord Kinnock and senior Labour front bench politicians have come to the defence of Ed Miliband, praising his “political...

    2. May 23, 2014

      Ukip takes the saloon vote – other parties should look elsewhere

      What just happened? There is a simple way to describe the local election results. Labour sweeps London. The UK Independence...

    3. Off Message

      November 28, 2013

      Boris could learn from London

      Boris Johnson’s speech on Wednesday night to the Centre for Policy Studies is receiving attention for his comments on...

    4. August 26, 2013

      UK political parties trade barbs on funding

      Ed Miliband is a “weak leader buffeted by union pressure”, Michael Gove will say on Tuesday as the Tories ramp up their...

    5. October 16, 2012

      Danish bite back at broken promises

      Leftwing politicians in western Europe have not had the best crisis. But few have had such a torrid time as Helle...

    6. August 20, 2012

      Miliband ought to be having sleepless nights

      Radiating from the pages of every account of Tony Blair’s years in opposition is his political paranoia. No opinion poll...

    7. February 23, 2012

      Labour MP charged over alleged brawl

      An MP who allegedly became involved in a bar brawl at the House of Commons has been charged with three counts of common...

    8. November 7, 2011

      Philip Gould, strategist of New Labour, dies

      Philip Gould, the Labour peer and one of the central strategists of Tony Blair’s New Labour project, has died of cancer....

    9. September 14, 2011

      Danish candidate keeps history in mind

      For more than a year, opinion polls have shown Helle Thorning-Schmidt on course to become Denmark’s first woman prime...

    10. September 3, 2011

      A key moment in our political history

      From Mr Richard Evans. Sir, I read with fascination Brian Groom’s pithy review of Chris Mullin’s third and final volume of...

    11. 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...

    12. Westminster Blog

      January 25, 2011

      A public rapprochement for the brothers Miliband

      A rumour has been circulating for a while about David and Ed Miliband staging an imminent public rapprochement in an attempt...

    13. November 10, 2010

      Labour to attack Brown’s record on economy

      Alan Johnson, the shadow chancellor, is to launch an attack on Gordon Brown’s stewardship of the economy, saying he allowed...

    14. September 26, 2010

      Miliband must win hard-headed middle

      Even Ed Miliband’s triumphant supporters will feel nervous awaiting his first speech as Labour leader. Having been selected...

    15. August 11, 2010

      Straw gives backing to David Miliband

      David Miliband’s Labour leadership campaign will win the endorsement of Jack Straw, the former justice secretary, on...

    16. June 12, 2010

      Prelude to Power

      Prelude to Power: The Alastair Campbell Diaries Volume I, by Alastair Campbell, Hutchinson RRP£25, 774 pages The very first...

    17. Westminster Blog

      June 1, 2010

      Labour leadership: Whose endorsement matters?

      Several major Labour figures are yet to step out and endorse any of the six leadership candidates: whose backing should make...

    18. Westminster Blog

      May 23, 2010

      Does Kinnock's endorsement make any difference?

      Neil Kinnock has come out in support of Ed Miliband’s leadership candidacy today in the Observer. (UPDATE – and on the BBC...

    19. April 20, 2010

      TV debates we would have loved

      The drama of the first leaders' debate makes one yearn for those television contests that never were. The best would surely...

    20. April 19, 2010

      TV debates we would have loved

      The drama of the first leaders’ debate makes one yearn for those television contests that never were. The best would surely...

    21. April 12, 2010

      Why leaders are out in front

      Gordon Brown's mob-handed announcement of the election served only to confirm that the Labour party continued to regard its...

    22. April 12, 2010

      Why leaders are out in front

      Gordon Brown's mob-handed announcement of the election served only to confirm that the Labour party continued to regard its...

    23. April 11, 2010

      Why party leaders are out in front

      Gordon Brown’s mob-handed announcement of the election served only to confirm that the Labour party continued to regard its...

    24. March 17, 2010

      Britain thrived during Major’s tenure

      From Prof Steve H. Hanke. Sir, The unflattering “pull quote” that accompanied Martin Wolf’s article “The British election...

    25. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2010

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Wolfgang Schäuble: European monetary union in crisis Greece has...

    26. March 12, 2010

      The British election that both sides deserve to lose

      Mirror, mirror, on the wall who is the least ugly of them all? This is how I feel when I examine the alternatives offered by...

    27. March 11, 2010

      The British election that both sides deserve to lose

      Mirror, mirror, on the wall who is the least ugly of them all? This is how I feel when I examine the alternatives offered by...

    28. March 4, 2010

      'A genuine British radical' and 'link to a more heroic age'

      Gordon Brown led tributes yesterday to the "indomitable" Michael Foot, the former leader of the Labour party, who has died...

    29. March 3, 2010

      Tributes to ‘genuine radical’ Michael Foot

      Gordon Brown on Wednesday led tributes to the “indomitable” Michael Foot, the former leader of the Labour party, who has...

    30. February 8, 2010

      Cameron ducks risk of an Obama snub

      David Cameron has abandoned plans to seek a pre-election White House meeting with Barack Obama, the US president, amid fears...

    31. February 7, 2010

      UK opposition leader ducks risk of Obama snub

      David Cameron with Barack Obama in London last year. The Tory leader has abandoned plans for a pre-election meeting at the...

    32. January 7, 2010

      The pair who attempted to topple the prime minister

      Patricia Hewitt With her warm but faintly prim manner Patricia Hewitt cuts a rather incongruous figure as the joint leader...

    33. January 6, 2010

      The plotters

      PATRICIA HEWITT With her warm but faintly prim manner Patricia Hewitt cuts a rather incongruous figure as the joint leader...

    34. Westminster Blog

      November 27, 2009

      Flashback Friday: some great political broadcasts from the archive

      MacDonald stands before hedge to lecture housewives on currency markets embed1 . Tony Benn tests the amazing swivel chair at...

    35. October 5, 2009

      Little Englanders are of little use to America

      David Cameron wants to go to Washington for an audience with Barack Obama. He would like to bypass Brussels. If, as seems...

    36. October 1, 2009

      Readers lead for paper that backs winners

      Academics and media commentators said yesterday that The Sun's decision to end 12 years of support for the Labour party...

    37. September 30, 2009

      Sun follows the reader in rejecting Labour

      Academics and media commentators said that The Sun’s decision to end 12 years of support for the Labour party within hours...

    38. September 30, 2009

      The Sun likes to back a racing certainty

      The Sun, which is endorsing the Tories for the election, has never been quite able to stick with one political party, but...

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