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  1. July 7, 2014

    Q&A: Westminster child sex abuse claims

    Theresa May, the home secretary, is expected to announce later on Monday a wide-ranging inquiry into how her department...

  2. July 6, 2014

    Home Office civil servant called to explain child abuse files loss

    The most senior official at the Home Office has been summoned by a committee of MPs to explain how his department lost 114...

  1. 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’...

  2. 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...

  3. April 16, 2013

    Cameron cannot revive Thatcherism

    Margaret Thatcher’s death must have been particularly poignant for Conservative ministers. Their electoral fortunes now...

  4. January 2, 2012

    Thatcher and the state – a coda

    By Brian Groom Britain appears unsure whether it is living in 2012 or 1982 – and whether Margaret Thatcher, rather than...

  5. December 23, 2011

    Biopic stirs admiration and controversy

    As one of the main orchestrators behind Margaret Thatcher’s ejection from Downing Street in 1990, Lord Heseltine is a...

  6. September 30, 2011

    Lord Tebbit

    Former party chairman who held various cabinet roles under Margaret Thatcher. Vociferously rightwing and anti-Europe, he has...

  7. September 30, 2011

    Five ideas for David

    This weekend thousands of Tory activists will descend on Manchester for a gathering that may well turn into a group...

  8. September 18, 2011

    McGuinness named Ireland presidential candidate

    Martin McGuinness, the former IRA commander turned deputy first minister in Northern Ireland, has been formally named as...

  9. June 9, 2011

    Cameron fends off attack from archbishop

    David Cameron was forced to defend his public service reforms after an outspoken attack by the archbishop of Canterbury, who...

  10. April 1, 2011

    Tory anxiety rises about health reform

    Conservative fears about Andrew Lansley’s health reforms were underlined on Friday when Lord Tebbit attacked them – and...

  11. October 28, 2010

    Cameron wins backing on EU budget

    David Cameron’s campaign to pare back the European Union budget won qualified support on Thursday, after 10 leaders signed a...

  12. August 3, 2010

    Taliban is winning Afghan war, says Zardari

    Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan’s president, gave warning on Tuesday that Nato forces were “losing the war against the Taliban”...

  13. July 28, 2010

    Cameron faces only a dinner party revolt

    Anumber of rightwing Conservative MPs are confused and uneasy. Though they do not believe that their leaders are a brace of...

  14. July 19, 2010

    Neurosis develops over special rapport

    During last year’s G20 summit in Pittsburgh, Gordon Brown, then the UK prime minister, and the British media spent their...

  15. Westminster Blog

    June 28, 2010

    When Labour told claimants to get on their bikes

    You may have noted the mock horror from Labour about IDS’s comments to the Sunday Telegraph yesterday that those on benefits...

  16. June 2, 2010

    Treasury chief under pressure over contracts

    Danny Alexander, the new chief secretary to the Treasury, has only weeks to decide whether to revoke almost 100 government...

  17. June 1, 2010

    Treasury chief under pressure over contracts

    Danny Alexander, the new chief secretary to the Treasury, has only weeks to decide whether to revoke almost 100 government...

  18. May 13, 2010

    An awfully civil partnership

    Downing Street's rose garden was tastefully arranged as if in readiness for a wedding; though in this case it was more of a...

  19. May 12, 2010

    An awfully civil partnership

    Downing Street’s rose garden was tastefully arranged as if in readiness for a wedding; though in this case it was more of a...

  20. Westminster Blog

    May 5, 2010

    Election must reads: Evening edition

    London: the key seats – The Guardian EU warns on UK deficit – Politics Home Lib Dems squezed on both sides – The Times Nerd...

  21. April 20, 2010

    Cameron to relax more for TV

    David Cameron will change his body language rather than his rhetoric for Thursday's second televised leaders' debate in an...

  22. Westminster Blog

    April 16, 2010

    Election must reads: Evening edition

    Lex on the election debate – The FT Clegg promised the earth and got away with it – Norman Tebbit The case for Nick Clegg –...

  23. Westminster Blog

    April 12, 2010

    Election must reads: Evening edition

    On the Labour manifesto: Britain’s Labour party banks on, er, bank regulation – The FT Labour’s manifesto launch – Adam...

  24. Brussels Blog

    January 20, 2010

    News round-up: Brussels

    Bulgaria’s embattled nominee bows out (Tony Barber and Joshua Chaffin, FT) FT rating of EU commissioners-designate (FT...

  25. August 5, 2009

    Park life

    Lord Tebbit, who has just published a book on how to cook game, recently told the FT that he enjoyed the taste of woodcock...

  26. July 28, 2009

    Cricket tests the Scots

    Lord Tebbit 's " cricket test " in 1990 questioned the loyalties of ethnic minorities by asking whether British Asians...

  27. July 28, 2009

    Divided loyalties

    Notebook (Brian Groom): Lord Tebbit 's " cricket test " in 1990 questioned the loyalties of ethnic minorities by asking...

  28. July 25, 2009

    Let respectful dissent replace vilification

    From Mr David Nachfolger. Sir, Jan Moir’s Lunch with Norman Tebbit is a wonderful example of how much we can respect those...

  29. July 17, 2009

    Lunch with the FT: Lord Tebbit

    A weekday lunchtime in the Goring hotel, central London. Here, captains of industry, newspaper executives and politicians...

  30. July 15, 2009

    On his bike, but nowhere to go

    Norman Tebbit would be proud. On a sunny Friday morning, Nigel Larkins is literally on his bike and looking for work down...

  31. July 14, 2009

    On his bike, but nowhere to go

    Norman Tebbit would be proud. On a sunny Friday morning, Nigel Larkins is literally on his bike and looking for work down at...

  32. June 4, 2009

    Murdoch-friendly scourge of militants

    Eric Hammond, former leader of the EETPU electricians' trade union, will be remembered primarily for his secret deal in...

  33. May 21, 2009

    Tax clampdown on second homes to hit workers and couples

    Relocated workers, newly married couples and part-time property developers are more likely to face a tax bill when they sell...

  34. May 13, 2009

    Rebuke for Tebbit over poll remarks

    Lord Tebbit, former Conservative chairman, earned a stinging rebuke from David Cameron yesterday after he urged voters to...

  35. May 12, 2009

    Fishermen’s fury at ‘fiddlers’

    Hartlepool’s electorate has garnered a reputation for spirited independence, exemplified in the choice of a man in a monkey...

  36. May 12, 2009

    Rebuke for Tebbit over poll remarks

    Lord Tebbit , former Conservative chairman, on Tuesday earned a stinging rebuke from David Cameron after he urged voters to...

  37. January 12, 2009

    Tory peer warns against Clarke return

    A senior Conservative peer and donor has launched a scathing attack on the prospect of David Cameron appointing "old...

  38. October 28, 2008

    Get on your bike and go shopping

    A recession is beginning but will it be like the 1990s, the 1980s, the 1970s or the 1930s? We do not know yet but, amid all...

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