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    1. July 18, 2016

      Philip Hammond, the Treasury’s shape-shifting survivor

      Something in his stoop, greyness and aquiline nose suggests Arsène Wenger, the football coach and fellow fiscal...

    2. June 30, 2016

      UK move to set CO2 target faces challenge

      The UK agreed on Thursday to set a legally binding goal committing the country to steep cuts in carbon dioxide...

    1. May 26, 2016

      A Brexit myth of Brussels (mis)rule

      Britain is (mis)ruled by Brussels. European federalists have demoted the Westminster parliament to the status of a...

    2. May 24, 2016

      Democracy is being undermined by ‘responsive’ politics

      Like everyone else in Britain, I received last week a communication from the Electoral Commission about the coming EU...

    3. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Gove sets out post-Brexit 'relationship of free trade'

      Remain campaigners have repeatedly called on eurosceptics to set out their vision of what Britain’s relationship with...

    4. March 22, 2016

      Nigel Lawson rejects trade reprisals in event of Brexit

      Nigel Lawson, until recently the chairman of a campaign for Britain to leave the EU, said the UK should not reciprocate...

    5. March 13, 2016

      Michael Gove and Gisela Stuart to head Vote Leave group

      Justice secretary Michael Gove and the German-born Labour MP Gisela Stuart have been named as joint heads of the Vote...

    6. February 3, 2016

      Lord Lawson named head of Vote Leave campaign

      Lord Lawson, the former Tory chancellor, has been named chairman of Vote Leave, as part of an attempt to draw a line...

    7. January 21, 2016

      Buy-to-let landlords rush to beat UK stamp duty surcharge

      Buy-to-let landlords determined to complete purchases before a new tax surcharge comes into effect in April are piling...

    8. January 17, 2016

      Cabinet minister to lead Brexit group, says Lord Lawson

      The campaign to leave the European Union will be led by a Tory cabinet minister, former chancellor Lord Lawson said, as...

    9. November 24, 2015

      NHS secures further £3.8bn for patient care

      The head of England’s NHS has secured an extra £3.8bn for patient care next year, after convincing the chancellor that...

    10. October 28, 2015

      Cameron warns against Norwegian-style settlement with Brussels

      David Cameron has said he would “guide very strongly against” the UK aspiring to a “Norway-style” deal outside the EU...

    11. October 22, 2015

      Osborne stands firm despite tax credits unease

      George Osborne has mounted a robust defence of his decision to cut tax credits in the face of growing pressure from...

    12. October 22, 2015

      Tory eurosceptics hit out at Mark Carney over pro-EU speech

      Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, was on Thursday accused by former Tory chancellor Lord Lawson of “wading in” to...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      October 6, 2015

      A difference of opinion on Europe

      Former chancellor Nigel Lawson (left) and former business secretary Lord Peter Mandelson at the Institute of Directors...

    14. October 6, 2015

      Lawson and Mandelson in ‘battle of the lords’ over EU

      Two hundred miles from the Conservative party conference in Manchester, a “battle of the lords” was taking place on the...

    15. October 4, 2015

      David Cameron must stop UK’s drift towards Brexit

      When David Cameron addresses the Conservative party faithful in Manchester on Wednesday he will be in a far more...

    16. October 1, 2015

      David Cameron faces brewing EU storm at Tory conference

      David Cameron flew back from the Caribbean island of Grenada on Thursday and into the familiar signs of an autumn...

    17. October 1, 2015

      Lawson’s long journey to Brexit figurehead

      Lord Lawson’s emergence as the figurehead of the Conservative Brexit campaign marks the culmination of an intriguing...

    18. October 1, 2015

      Lawson to head Tory eurosceptic drive

      Two former Conservative chancellors have stepped up pressure on the UK prime minister to harden his stance on EU...

    19. September 16, 2015

      UK’s enviably smooth economic recovery

      A penchant for blithe optimism is no virtue in a British finance minister. The chancellors that gained lasting acclaim...

    20. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Osborne heralds end to New Labour era

      As George Osborne rose to speak, Nigel Lawson, the last Conservative chancellor to reform the state with such unbridled...

    21. July 7, 2015

      George Osborne fights off Tory calls to cut top rate of tax

      George Osborne has rebuffed calls from senior Tories to cut the top rate of income tax from 45p to 40p, arguing that it...

    22. June 25, 2015

      Free Lunch: The wrong tax reform

      No bang, no buck In the run-up to his first true blue Budget, chancellor George Osborne has been told by his...

    23. June 24, 2015

      George Osborne urged to cut top tax rate to 40p

      Former Conservative chancellor Lord Lawson on Wednesday night urged George Osborne to cut the top income tax rate to...

    24. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events ***May 7*** Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip...

    25. April 29, 2015

      Cameron’s pledges unwise or costly or both, says Lawson

      David Cameron has been accused by Lord Lawson, former Conservative chancellor, of making a flurry of promises that are...

    26. April 28, 2015

      Andrew Porter: a personal memoir

      I first encountered Andrew Porter — who died on April 3 — 62 years ago when I went to call on him at the tall, narrow...

    27. March 18, 2015

      History lessons from Britain’s pre-election Budgets

      George Osborne’s 2015 Budget sets out a programme for government in the next five years ahead of the general election...

    28. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Nigel Lawson warned of poll tax catastrophe

      Nigel Lawson tried to prevent one of the biggest political disasters of the Thatcher years when he warned in May 1985...

    29. May 7, 2014

      Former chancellors warn of housing bubble danger

      Three former chancellors of the exchequer have urged George Osborne to rethink his Help to Buy programme, with the OECD...

    30. May 7, 2014

      George Osborne faces growing calls to scale back Help to Buy

      In the next three years, George Osborne’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme aims to prop up almost a tenth of the...

    31. April 8, 2014

      UK diplomat wins prize for Brexit plan

      A 30-year-old British diplomat based in the Philippines has won €100,000 – and risked incurring the wrath of his...

    32. April 1, 2014

      Tough challenges for new NHS boss

      Simon Stevens, the new head of the National Health Service in England, has set out his mission to “think like a...

    33. March 19, 2014

      Budget 2014: Reforms appeal to the Tory heartland

      Conservative benches cheered George Osborne’s Budget to the rooftops on Wednesday as the chancellor put next year’s...

    34. March 16, 2014

      Forecasts of slower growth from 2015 will temper Budget largesse

      George Osborne will announce in Wednesday’s Budget the largest annual upgrade to economic growth since the millennium,...

    35. March 14, 2014

      Osborne woos working-class vote with Budget tax cuts

      George Osborne is to reject calls from senior Tories to use his Budget next week to give special help to “the squeezed...

    36. February 26, 2014

      Climate change one of ‘most serious threats’ we face, says Cameron

      Man-made climate change is among the greatest threats confronting the world, David Cameron declared on Wednesday, as...

    37. February 24, 2014

      UK pension providers set to be forced to disclose costs

      Pension companies will be forced to reveal an array of charges that are currently not disclosed, under reforms...

    38. February 16, 2014

      Ed Miliband puts climate change centre stage

      The floods and storms of the past month have prompted a fresh Westminster row over climate change even as official...

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