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  1. March 2, 2014

    Peter Hain calls for Bloody Sunday amnesty

    Peter Hain, the former secretary of state for Northern Ireland, has argued that British soldiers involved in the Bloody...

  2. February 27, 2014

    Murky deals that led Northern Ireland to brink of fresh crisis

    The events that led Northern Ireland to the brink of a constitutional crisis this week began more than 10 years ago, behind...

  1. Westminster Blog

    October 30, 2013

    PMQs: Cameron is fighting on Miliband's turf

    In the wake of the Labour party conference, hacks returned from Brighton with one question for Tory advisers: how will you...

  2. June 3, 2013

    David Cameron pressed to pledge vote on arms for Syria rebels

    David Cameron came under strong pressure from Conservative and Labour MPs on Monday to promise there will be a formal vote...

  3. February 17, 2013

    Warning over Bristol port scheme

    Bristol’s political and business leaders have warned of the damage to the regional economy from the planned Severn tidal...

  4. December 17, 2012

    Severn barrage backers seek investors

    The group hoping to build a £25bn barrage across the Severn Estuary has broken its silence, vowing that its proposed scheme...

  5. November 7, 2012

    Would-be mayors oppose Severn barrage

    Next week’s Bristol mayoral election has thrown up one issue on which all main candidates are agreed – the planned tidal...

  6. August 19, 2012

    Cameron boost to Severn barrage scheme

    David Cameron has asked ministers to look into controversial proposals for a £30bn project to build a giant tidal barrage...

  7. August 10, 2012

    Law to stop ridicule of judges under review

    The Law Commission has launched a consultation on whether to scrap the criminal offence of “scandalising the court”, which...

  8. May 18, 2012

    Hain adds momentum to Severn barrage project

    When politicians quit, they normally say it is because they are too ill, too old or too much in need of time with their...

  9. Westminster Blog

    May 17, 2012

    Northern Ireland attorney-general drops prosecution vs Hain

    Peter Hain will be breathing a sigh of relief today after the Northern Ireland attorney-general has dropped a legal action...

  10. May 15, 2012

    Miliband carries out limited reshuffle

    Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, has put the party’s policy review in the hands of Jon Cruddas, an east London backbencher,...

  11. May 14, 2012

    Miliband to get back on track with reshuffle

    Ed Miliband is planning to stamp his authority on Labour this week with an expected reshuffle and an attempt to get the...

  12. May 14, 2012

    Hain quits shadow cabinet to promote Severn barrage

    Peter Hain has stepped down from the shadow cabinet to use his political influence to help turn the perennial idea of a...

  13. May 4, 2012

    Welsh Labour makes strong poll gains

    Welsh Labour has emerged as the clear winner after making sweeping gains throughout Wales, including in the former Liberal...

  14. September 22, 2011

    Obama fundraising inspires Labour

    Members of the public who sign up as Labour supporters to obtain a vote in the next leadership election will be approached...

  15. September 20, 2011

    Miliband eyes party vote reform

    Members of the public with Labour-leaning sympathies will be invited to take part in the party’s next leadership contest as...

  16. September 15, 2011

    Four dead in Welsh mining accident

    Rescuers on Friday confirmed the death of all four miners trapped 300ft underground after water flooded a shaft at one of...

  17. September 13, 2011

    Union leaders resist Miliband reform plans

    Union leaders are resisting attempts by Ed Miliband to weaken their grip over Labour’s policy apparatus before the party’s...

  18. August 3, 2011

    Unions ready to rebuff Miliband reform

    Trade unions are preparing to use their dominant vote at Labour’s autumn conference to resist any attempt by Ed Miliband to...

  19. June 26, 2011

    Gove tells teachers to shun union militancy

    Michael Gove has warned against union “militancy” ahead of a walkout on Thursday by up to 750,000 teachers and public sector...

  20. May 6, 2011

    Labour just short of Cardiff majority

    Labour pulled off a victory in the Welsh assembly elections, gaining four crucial seats, but remained tantalisingly short of...

  21. March 16, 2011

    More than 100 MPs defy Miliband on AV

    Labour MPs have refused to back the stance of Ed Miliband on changing the voting system in a show of defiance towards the...

  22. December 29, 2010

    AV opponents claim wide Labour backing

    Campaigners against a change in Britain’s voting system claimed the support of 114 Labour MPs on Wednesday in a striking...

  23. Westminster Blog

    October 7, 2010

    The surprise names who didn't make the shadow cabinet - and who came last

    Ben Bradshaw’s failure to make the shadow cabinet is not such a surprise, despite his manifest talents; he didn’t have...

  24. Westminster Blog

    September 29, 2010

    The list of 49 candidates for the shadow cabinet

    As I revealed earlier Rosie Winterton is set to be the new chief whip; she is the only person standing for the job....

  25. September 27, 2010

    Miliband to mark break with Brown era

    Step change: new leader Ed Miliband arrives at the conference on Monday Ed Miliband will on Tuesday position himself against...

  26. Westminster Blog

    July 30, 2010

    How the opinion polls were wrong about Labour deputy leadership race

    A postscript to my earlier blog about the Balls campaign being on the ropes. Here is a YouGov poll of Labour members from...

  27. Westminster Blog

    July 5, 2010

    Stampede for places in Labour's shadow cabinet

    You may think it’s still months away. But the manoeuvrings have already begun. Up to 40 Labour MPs are likely to put...

  28. June 1, 2010

    Darling backs David Miliband’s bid for leadership

    David Miliband’s leadership campaign received a significant boost on Tuesday as he won the backing of Alistair Darling,...

  29. 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...

  30. Westminster Blog

    May 10, 2010

    Election 2010 live blog: Gordon Brown statement

    5.55pm: After only an hour, I’m signing off this live blog now to let Jim and Alex take over with their own separate posts....

  31. Westminster Blog

    May 7, 2010

    Election night 2010 live blog: the morning after

    With Jim and Alex on frontline duties, Kiran Stacey, a fellow political hack, will man this live blog. Jim, Alex and...

  32. May 7, 2010

    Election landscape begins to change

    The election landscape was changing last night as the results began to flood in.Scotland Labour, which has led the opinion...

  33. May 5, 2010

    30-second catch-up

    *Labour cabinet ministers including Ed Balls and Peter Hain backed tactical voting to "keep the Tories out". But the idea...

  34. May 5, 2010

    Brown woos undecided voters

    Gordon Brown last night urged his party to fight for every vote and to persuade what he claimed were a record number of...

  35. May 4, 2010

    Brown urges a fight for every vote

    Gordon Brown is urging his party to fight for every vote and to persuade what he claimed were a record number of undecided...

  36. Westminster Blog

    May 4, 2010

    Darling wouldn't want to be Labour leader "for five minutes"

    Alistair Darling hosted an event this morning at a Labour event high in the Centrepoint tower. I asked him if there was any...

  37. May 4, 2010

    Labour ministers urge tactical voting

    Senior Labour ministers called on Tuesday for Labour and Liberal Democrat supporters to vote tactically to keep the...

  38. Westminster Blog

    May 4, 2010

    Election morning briefing

    Gordon Brown and cabinet host a Labour campaign event in Manchester David Cameron campaigns in Northern Ireland and the...

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