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    1. January 4, 2014

      Swinson admits cultural shift still needed on paternity leave

      Plans to allow working fathers more time off to care for babies will have little impact without a huge cultural shift in...

    2. October 1, 2012

      Ethanol plant to boost biofuel output

      One of Europe’s biggest ethanol plants is poised to start production in northern England, part of a surge of biofuel...

    1. June 24, 2010

      Consultants all

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

    2. 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...

    3. February 19, 2010

      Blow to Miliband as Purnell quits politics

      Labour’s ranks of senior Blairites were further depleted on Friday after James Purnell, the former work and pension...

    4. September 13, 2009

      Moving so many ministers makes for bad policy

      At this summer’s Chartered Institute of Housing conference the chairman introduced John Healey as “the third housing...

    5. July 28, 2009

      Britain's 'new politics' is nothing of the sort

      It was with a sinking feeling that I beheld Chloe Smith, the 27-year-old victrix for the Conservative party of last week's...

    6. July 27, 2009

      Britain’s ‘new politics’ is nothing of the sort

      It was with a sinking feeling that I beheld Chloe Smith, the 27-year-old victrix for Britain’s Conservative party of last...

    7. July 14, 2009

      First Great Western back on track

      A rail franchise that became notorious for large numbers of train cancellations and poor punctuality has shown sufficient...

    8. July 1, 2009

      Rail companies ‘must honour’ agreements

      Lord Adonis, with his slight frame and cerebral manner, may not conform to the traditional image of an enforcer. Yet the...

    9. April 4, 2009

      Western line train operator gets back on track

      A train operator threatened with being stripped of its franchise 13 months ago is within reach of joining the industry's...

    10. April 3, 2009

      Western line train operator back on track

      A train operator threatened with being stripped of its franchise 13 months ago is within reach of joining the industry’s top...

    11. February 19, 2009

      Trains cost 50% more than in rest of Europe

      Rail fares in Britain are on average 50 per cent higher than the rest of Europe, a study has shown, putting pressure on...

    12. February 19, 2009

      UK train fares 50% higher than rest of Europe

      Rail fares in Britain are on average 50 per cent higher than the rest of Europe, a study has shown, putting pressure on rail...

    13. January 15, 2009

      Equitable: one of Labour’s shabbiest episodes

      The problems of Equitable Life are rooted in the late 1980s and early 1990s and were due to the way it tried to handle...

    14. January 10, 2009

      Ministers set to back Heathrow expansion

      BAA, the owner of Heathrow, is expected to receive government backing next week for a third runway at the west London...

    15. January 10, 2009

      Ministers set to back Heathrow expansion

      BAA, the owner of Heathrow, is expected to receive government backing next week for a third runway at the west London...

    16. January 9, 2009

      Cabinet set to back Heathrow expansion

      BAA, owner of Heathrow, is expected to receive government backing next week to build a third runway at the London airport....

    17. October 30, 2008

      Minister backs electric rail routes

      Geoff Hoon, newly-appointed transport secretary, yesterday threw his weight behind rail electrification and a potential...

    18. Westminster Blog

      October 3, 2008

      Lessons from the reshuffle

      Fortunately I’m off on a long weekend, racing up the M1 away from all the action in Westminster. But I couldn’t resist some...

    19. October 2, 2008

      Brown to unveil limited cabinet shake-up

      Gordon Brown will on Friday reshuffe his cabinet, seeking to capitalise on an improved showing in the opinion polls after a...

    20. October 2, 2008

      Brown poised to shuffle ministers

      Gordon Brown is expected to carry out a minor ministerial reshuffle either today or tomorrow. The shake-up will see the...

    21. September 27, 2008

      Kelly calls on Brown to hold centre ground

      Ruth Kelly, the outgoing transport secretary, on Friday urged Gordon Brown not to abandon the centre ground of politics and...

    22. September 27, 2008

      Kelly calls on Brown to hold centre ground

      Ruth Kelly, the outgoing transport secretary, yesterday urged Gordon Brown not to abandon the centre ground of politics and...

    23. September 25, 2008

      Kelly's successor must sort out traffic

      The most burning issue in the bulging in-tray that will greet Ruth Kelly's successor as transport secretary is likely to be...

    24. September 25, 2008

      Cabinet warns against big shake-up

      Gordon Brown's cabinet yesterday took the unusual step of warning the prime minister against a sweeping ministerial...

    25. September 25, 2008

      Timing crucial when it comes to musical chairs

      Tony Blair was famously hopeless at reshuffling his cabinet, even at the height of his powers. Next week Gordon Brown is...

    26. September 24, 2008

      Timing crucial in musical chairs

      Tony Blair was famously hopeless at reshuffling his cabinet, even at the height of his powers. Next week Gordon Brown is...

    27. September 24, 2008

      Feuds fade as faithful sing in harmony

      Labour activists left Manchester with a spring in their step on Wednesday as Harriet Harman, deputy leader, closed the...

    28. Westminster Blog

      September 24, 2008

      Ruth Kelly's conscience

      The transport secretary is resigning to spend more time with her family. It is an old and familiar formula. In fact Mrs...

    29. September 24, 2008

      Cabinet warns Brown against big shake-up

      Caption text Gordon Brown’s cabinet on Wednesday took the unusual step of warning the prime minister against a sweeping...

    30. Westminster Blog

      September 18, 2008

      Is Greg Pope a Catholic?

      There are rumblings from within Labour that Ruth Kelly will lose her job in the coming weeks, specifically because of her...

    31. September 15, 2008

      Business urges Heathrow expansion

      Ministers and business leaders this weekend threw their weight behind a third runway at Heathrow - setting the government...

    32. September 14, 2008

      Business urges Heathrow expansion

      Ministers and business leaders threw their weight this weekend behind a third runway at Heathrow – setting the government...

    33. September 13, 2008

      Queue is no cue for aid

      It's September, the TV is again showing queues of disgruntled voters, ministers are issuing calming statements. Never mind...

    34. September 12, 2008

      Government holds talks with travel industry

      The government on Friday said it was holding talks with representatives from the travel industry following the collapse of...

    35. September 9, 2008

      Cabinet given home truths on away day

      Gordon Brown drew on some "West Midlands wisdom" yesterday as he convened his cabinet in Birmingham to show his embattled...

    36. September 9, 2008

      Cabinet given home truths on away day

      Gordon Brown drew on some “West Midlands wisdom” on Monday as he convened his cabinet in Birmingham to show his embattled...

    37. August 7, 2008

      Three little boys

      After the February 1974 general election, when Labour was returned to power under Harold Wilson, the 41-year-old Eric...

    38. August 3, 2008

      Blairites will turn up heat on Brown

      Senior Blairites are planning to turn up the political heat on Gordon Brown this summer, with a series of articles and...

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