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    1. May 11, 2015

      New Conservative MPs show shift in attitude to Brussels

      Laura Sandys, one of the Conservative’s most pro-European MPs, was succeeded on Friday in South Thanet by Craig Mackinlay —...

    2. May 6, 2015

      Brown and Darling lead election exodus of Commons heavyweights

      When Britain votes on Thursday, the drama will be played out without some of its leading characters, notably two Scots whose...

    1. March 12, 2015

      Cameron accused of ‘cavalier attitude’ to military spending

      David Cameron has been accused by a former Tory defence secretary of taking a “cavalier attitude” to military spending, as...

    2. February 27, 2015

      Labour edges ahead in election outcome predictor

      A poor week for some of the general election’s protagonists has done little to change the likely result, according to the...

    3. February 26, 2015

      Fifty shades of Green: a tale of two political spankings

      Stuttering incoherence is never a good look for a politician. Natalie Bennett, the leader of the Greens, who are on a bit of...

    4. February 24, 2015

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s 40-year career cut short by scandal

      Cut off by Downing Street and disowned by fellow MPs, Sir Malcolm Rifkind had little option on Tuesday but to cut his losses...

    5. February 24, 2015

      Lobbyists pervert politics and earn their infamy

      Even distinguished former foreign secretaries such as Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind might be forgiven for having...

    6. February 24, 2015

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind steps down as intelligence committee chairman

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind has announced he is quitting as an MP and stepping down as the chairman of the parliamentary committee...

    7. February 23, 2015

      Rifkind fights for his reputation

      Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former foreign secretary, was fighting to save his reputation last night after the Conservative...

    8. February 23, 2015

      David Cameron rules out restrictions on MPs’ second jobs

      David Cameron has ruled out new restrictions on MPs’ second jobs, resisting pressure from Ed Miliband to take action after...

    9. February 22, 2015

      Former foreign secretaries caught in undercover sting over payments

      Two former foreign secretaries, Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, have been caught in an undercover sting offering to help...

    10. December 14, 2014

      British MPs ask for redacted material in US Senate torture report

      The US is to be asked by senior British MPs to hand over redacted material documenting Britain’s role in the CIA’s post-9/11...

    11. November 4, 2014

      Spy chief gambles on public fear of terrorism

      British cabinet ministers are rarely so bold in public, let alone the most secretive men in the country. So it is a sign of...

    12. August 21, 2014

      US and allies must join Assad to defeat Isis, warns British MP

      The US and its allies must be prepared to work with the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad to have any hope of defeating the...

    13. July 1, 2014

      Britain should renew Trident nuclear weapons says report

      Britain should renew its nuclear weapons programme, according to a cross-party group of MPs and experts, although it should...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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