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  1. November 7, 2013

    Parliamentary panel fails to serve up a good grilling

    As Britain’s spymasters lined up for an unprecedented public hearing with parliament’s intelligence and security committee...

  2. November 6, 2013

    Britain’s spymasters step out of shadows

    The heads of the UK security services have long been the most secretive officials in the British state, people who almost...

  1. September 1, 2013

    Cameron rules out rerun of Syria vote

    David Cameron has ruled out trying to reverse last week’s humbling Commons defeat on British military intervention in Syria,...

  2. August 21, 2013

    Do not blindly trust official guardians of our security

    Last month technicians from GCHQ, the UK electronic surveillance agency, stood over journalists from The Guardian newspaper...

  3. August 2, 2013

    Surveillance cash claims put spotlight on Britain’s eavesdroppers

    Britain’s top spies will be asked to report to a parliamentary committee over revelations the US has funded the UK’s largest...

  4. June 17, 2013

    UK political divisions over Syria resurface

    David Cameron’s support for arming Syria’s rebel forces was undermined on Monday when Boris Johnson, London mayor, said such...

  5. January 17, 2013

    Pro-EU Tories urge ‘positive leadership’

    Pro-European Conservative MPs on Thursday urged the prime minister to use his speech on Britain’s relationship with Brussels...

  6. November 9, 2012

    Tory MPs push PM on press

    Conservative MPs and peers tried to strengthen David Cameron’s resolve in taking on the newspaper industry on Friday, amid...

  7. November 9, 2012

    Tories warn against press self-regulation

    A group of more than 40 Conservative MPs has written to warn David Cameron that the newspaper industry’s proposals for press...

  8. October 19, 2012

    Cameron reaffirms support for Huawei

    Downing Street has come out in support of Huawei Technologies amid growing concern in Westminster over the Chinese company’s...

  9. April 10, 2012

    Whitehall refuses to rule out Libya rendition deal

    The government is not ruling out the possibility of reaching an out of court settlement with Abdul Hakim Belhadj, the Libyan...

  10. April 9, 2012

    Alarm over fresh rendition allegations

    Coalition MPs have described fresh allegations that British ministers approved the 2004 rendition of a terror suspect to the...

  11. March 30, 2012

    Low potato prices hold back Continental

    Lower potato prices in Ukraine caused by a bumper 2011 harvest held back profits at Continental Farmers Group, in spite of...

  12. March 21, 2012

    Study counts cost of Trident

    Britain would save almost £84bn over the next 50 years if it were to abandon plans to replace the submarines that launch its...

  13. September 13, 2011

    PM faces party struggle over boundaries

    David Cameron faces a struggle to placate dozens of Conservative MPs left angry about the boundary commission’s proposals...

  14. September 12, 2011

    Cameron to focus on trade with Russia

    David Cameron will today seek to put to one side the troubled relationship between Russia and Britain as he uses a one-day...

  15. March 14, 2011

    Cameron steps up calls for Libya no-fly zone

    The “clock is ticking” on Libya and the time to shape events to counter Muammer Gaddafi’s regime is running out, David...

  16. March 12, 2011

    EU must make a wider offer – with conditions

    From Lord Mandelson, Lord Kinnock, Lord Ashdown and others. Sir, As European politicians start to formulate a response to...

  17. December 14, 2010

    Plea for end to Khodorkovsky ‘persecution’

    A group of western politicians has urged Dmitry Medvedev, Russian president, to “end the persecution” of Mikhail...

  18. August 20, 2010

    Brittan in wings for 100 days

    The day that the new leadership coalition was sealed in May, Lord Brittan found himself nearby at Westminster at his last...

  19. May 19, 2010

    Bercow re-elected as Speaker

    A rumoured rebellion against the re-election of John Bercow as Speaker failed to take off yesterday, as he was confirmed in...

  20. May 18, 2010

    Bercow remains speaker in new parliament

    A rumoured rebellion against the re-election of John Bercow as speaker failed to take off on Tuesday, as he was confirmed in...

  21. May 13, 2010

    Political minds on Unilever board

    The newest Unilever director Sir Malcolm Rifkind and the retiring Unilever director Lord Brittan both had part of their...

  22. May 10, 2010

    In Conservative ranks, pragmatism takes priority over unease at a deal

    David Cameron was "very chipper and calm" yesterday, according to aides - but the same cannot be said of the Tory MPs whom...

  23. May 10, 2010

    In Conservative ranks, pragmatism takes priority

    David Cameron leaves his home on Sunday David Cameron was “very chipper and calm” on Sunday, according to aides, but the...

  24. March 4, 2010

    Unilever relations

    Unilever chairman Michael Treschow is swapping Tory peer Lord Brittan for the peer's second cousin once removed, Sir Malcolm...

  25. January 22, 2010

    Aberdeen protest

    Just as well Sir Malcolm Rifkind is used to tough ballots as the ex-Tory politician was among a trio of long-serving...

  26. October 6, 2009

    Plea for unity as rift on Europe risks boiling over

    David Cameron was forced to appeal for party unity as Conservative divisions over Europe spilled into the open yesterday,...

  27. July 16, 2009

    Brown denies lack of support for troops

    Gordon Brown yesterday strongly denied equipment shortages were costing soldiers' lives in Afghanistan as he prepared for a...

  28. July 15, 2009

    Britain must work with Europeans on defence

    Of all the public expenditure decisions that the next government will have to take, none will be more difficult than the...

  29. June 20, 2009

    The Diary: Sarah Sands

    The hottest entertainment this summer is live and spontaneous. Blur’s secret reunion gig at an east London record store last...

  30. February 25, 2009

    Include Iran’s neighbours in last big push

    From Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP. Sir, Gideon Rachman is absolutely correct (“Nuclear Iran? Decision time is here”, February 24)...

  31. December 1, 2008

    At no time have I defended Putin or invasion of Georgia

    From Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP. Sir, Denis MacShane writes, in relation to Russia’s invasion of Georgia, that “Malcolm Rifkind,...

  32. May 20, 2008

    Clarke willing to reinforce frontbench

    Kenneth Clarke is ready to return to frontline politics if asked by David Cameron after a Conservative election victory to...

  33. December 12, 2007

    Armor rejects concerns

    The interim chief executive of ArmorGroup has said the security company chaired by Sir Malcolm Rifkind has "nothing to...

  34. November 28, 2007

    ArmorGroup suffers 41% hit

    Shares in ArmorGroup International slumped 41 per cent yesterday after the defence contractor parted company with its chief...

  35. November 28, 2007

    Armor chief leaves amid profit warning

    Shares in ArmorGroup International slumped nearly 40 per cent yesterday after the defence contractor parted company with...

  36. November 27, 2007

    ArmorGroup suffers 41% hit

    Shares in ArmorGroup International slumped 41 per cent on Tuesday after the defence contractor parted company with its chief...

  37. October 28, 2007

    Tory plan ‘will lead to UK break-up’

    Ministers on Sunday accused David Cameron, Conservative party leader, of threatening to “break up” the UK with proposals to...

  38. February 8, 2007

    SFO is 'actively' pursuing corruption allegations

    The Serious Fraud Office is "actively" pursuing cases of alleged corruption involving British companies, and the government...

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