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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

      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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    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

      Plot exposes UK cabinet splits

      The relief was palpable on the faces of two British ministers, both supporters of Gordon Brown, prime minister. "Call that a...

    38. January 7, 2010

      Labour’s latest coup unlikely to leave the starting blocks

      You have to feel pity for Gordon Brown. The job of being Britain's prime minister does not seem to get any easier. Over the...

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