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    1. September 19, 2014

      Cameron’s constitutional pledge sparks debate in Wales

      David Cameron’s promise of a new constitutional settlement for the UK has been broadly welcomed in Wales but the Labour...

    2. July 17, 2014

      Letters to IRA suspects found to be ‘flawed’ but not unlawful

      Official letters given to IRA suspects telling them they would not be prosecuted for Troubles-related offences after the...

    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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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....

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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