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  1. September 12, 2013

    UK Royal Mail privatisation has been on the cards for 20 years

    Ministers have been eyeing privatisation of Royal Mail for more than two decades. If the latest attempt is successful, Vince...

  2. July 12, 2012

    BT chairman grilled over football rights

    Sir Michael Rake, chairman of BT, has admitted that the UK telecoms group had attempted an audacious raid for Sky’s rights...

  1. August 5, 2011

    Fund investors left to wander desert of consultation

    Do you consider hidden payments to fund platforms, for listing and promoting certain funds, to be mildly irritating, or...

  2. July 14, 2011

    Darroch does multi-tasking

    It was a busy day for BSkyB chief Jeremy Darroch on Wednesday. As a Marks and Spencer director, he attended the retailer’s...

  3. May 9, 2011

    Booming India is rich with opportunities for UK business

    When David Cameron announced last year that the UK would aim to double bilateral trade with India by 2015, it seemed an...

  4. December 17, 2010

    Give up the drink

    Diageo numbers man Nick Rose, who departs the drinks group at the end of the year, is adding to his portfolio by joining the...

  5. July 7, 2010

    UK India Business Council is starting to make a difference

    From Ms Patricia Hewitt. Sir, Shefaly Yogendra (Letters, July 5) is right to say that small and medium-sized enterprises...

  6. June 24, 2010

    Consultants all

    Former government ministers with clearance for new jobs in business since the May election are, so far, relatively...

  7. June 8, 2010

    Tricky problems to dance around

    This is day 29 of Con-Lib government and Vince Cable is still there. There will be tensions aplenty for the coalition's most...

  8. June 7, 2010

    Tricky problems to dance around

    This is day 29 of Con-Lib government and Vince Cable is still there. There will be tensions aplenty for the coalition’s most...

  9. Westminster Blog

    May 19, 2010

    The life of a special adviser, warts and all

    Mark Davies, who served in the trenches with Jack Straw for five years, was one of the most effective, professional and down...

  10. March 27, 2010

    The Diary: Rory Bremner

    There was something almost predictable about the fact that the three prominent Labour figures caught out in the “cash for...

  11. March 26, 2010

    Hewitt no-show

    BT senior director Patricia Hewitt was a no-show at the International Corporate Governance Network conference she had been...

  12. March 24, 2010

    Lobbying scandal dents UK ruling party's hopes

    Britain's ruling Labour party yesterday sought to limit the fallout from the latest scandal to hit Westminster as both it...

  13. March 24, 2010

    Rake tone deaf

    BT is turning a deaf ear to the furore surrounding its senior director Patricia Hewitt .The phone group led by chairman Sir...

  14. March 24, 2010

    Labour trio inquiry seen as urgent by both parties

    The parliamentary standards body has been urged by both Labour and the Tories to investigate claims about three former...

  15. March 23, 2010

    Labour trio inquiry seen as urgent

    The parliamentary standards body has been urged by both Labour and the Tories to investigate claims about three former...

  16. March 23, 2010

    Labour suspends ex-ministers over lobbying

    Three former Labour Cabinet ministers were suspended from the parliamentary party last night over allegations they tried to...

  17. March 23, 2010

    Hewitt on pay

    Patricia Hewitt , wearing her hat as a BT director, is in the ironic position of appearing at a corporate governance...

  18. March 22, 2010

    Labour suspends ex-ministers in lobbying row

    Three former Labour Cabinet ministers were suspended from the parliamentary party last night over claims that they tried to...

  19. Westminster Blog

    March 21, 2010

    Brown's enemies laid low by lobbying allegations

    I’m sure at one level Gordon Brown must be furious about today’s story in the Sunday Times, which doesn’t exactly look great...

  20. Westminster Blog

    March 16, 2010

    Purnell, Milburn, Kelly, Hewitt, Jowell: All members of Unite

    Before lunch I attended an amusing Tory event designed to reinforce the impression that Labour has reverted to Old Labour....

  21. February 20, 2010

    Blair acolyte to step down as MP

    Labour's ranks of senior Blairites were further depleted yesterday when James Purnell, the former work and pensions...

  22. February 12, 2010

    Hoon to step down at election

    Geoff Hoon, the former defence secretary who launched an abortive coup against the prime minister last month, is to stand...

  23. February 11, 2010

    Hoon bows to pressure to step down as MP

    Geoff Hoon, the former defence secretary who launched an abortive coup against the prime minister last month, is to stand...

  24. February 5, 2010

    Mine hosts: how members entertained on the House

    The secret life of MPs as banqueting impresarios came to the fore yesterday as it emerged that Commons facilities had been...

  25. February 4, 2010

    How MPs entertained on the House

    The secret life of MPs as banqueting impresarios came to the fore on Thursday as it emerged that Commons facilities had been...

  26. January 19, 2010

    Plot against PM was 'distraction'

    For several hours after the launch of the abortive Labour leadership coup on January 6, Alistair Darling remained hidden...

  27. January 18, 2010

    Plot against PM was ‘distraction’

    For several hours after the launch of the abortive Labour leadership coup on January 6, Alistair Darling remained hidden...

  28. January 12, 2010

    Brown tries to steady Labour's nerves

    Gordon Brown, Britain's prime minister, tried last night to stamp his authority on a bemused and demoralised governing...

  29. January 12, 2010

    Party rallies in display of Labour solidarity

    Gordon Brown presided over a show of Labour unity last night at a Westminster gathering designed to pave over any internal...

  30. January 11, 2010

    Labour puts on display of solidarity

    From left: Ed Balls, Lord Mandelson and Gordon Brown show they are ‘one of a team, not a team of one’ at Downing Street on...

  31. January 8, 2010

    Cabinet pressure mounts on Brown

    Gordon Brown has been told by two of his most senior ministers to change his leadership style, clarify Labour's election...

  32. January 8, 2010

    'Plotter' on board

    BT chairman Sir Mike Rake might have been surprised to see the telecom group's senior director Patricia Hewitt stirring...

  33. January 8, 2010

    UK premier vows to change leadership style

    Gordon Brown, Britain's prime minister who is facing another party rebellion against his leadership, has promised senior...

  34. January 8, 2010

    Brown taken to task on poll strategy

    Gordon Brown yesterday joked about the attempted coup by Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt, telling participants at a London...

  35. January 7, 2010

    Cabinet cracks put Brown on back foot

    Gordon Brown on Thursday joked about the attempted coup by Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt, telling participants at a London...

  36. January 7, 2010

    Cabinet pressure mounts on Brown

    Gordon Brown has been told by two of his most senior ministers to change his leadership style, clarify Labour’s election...

  37. January 7, 2010

    UK premier faces party revolt

    Gordon Brown, UK prime minister, yesterday faced a grave challenge to his premiership, delivering a serious blow to his...

  38. January 7, 2010

    Conservatives struggle to hide their glee

    The Tories struggled to hide their satisfaction yesterday as Labour's rebel duo delivered with panache the general election...

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