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    1. August 24, 2015

      ‘Corbyn-mania’ lifts Sadiq Khan in London race

      The betting odds for Sadiq Khan to become Labour’s mayoral candidate have sharply narrowed after a huge influx of new...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 29, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - The sad case of Bondcube, and why markets like having middlemen to tell them what the price...

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    1. London and the World

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    1. July 15, 2015

      Mayoral candidate Tessa Jowell: why London risks being two cities

      It’s a warm afternoon in north London, and just inside a sun-flecked mews, along a row of whitewashed walls, a white...

    2. May 22, 2015

      Hopefuls ready London for life after celebrity mayors

      With only a year left to go as London mayor, Boris Johnson now likes to start meetings with his City Hall team by...

    3. May 19, 2015

      Tessa Jowell’s bid to be London mayor focuses on homes

      Tessa Jowell, the former Labour minister, has made housing the centrepiece of her campaign to become London mayor,...

    4. Westminster Blog

      March 5, 2015

      Douglas Alexander in the words of his colleagues

      He is one of the most powerful people in Westminster: shadow foreign secretary and chair of Labour’s entire election...

    5. September 29, 2014

      Who will be the next mayor of London?

      Candidates for the next London mayor Only two people have held the post of elected London mayor since it was created in...

    6. July 21, 2014

      Tony Blair urges Labour to remain party of the centre ground

      Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has urged Labour leader Ed Miliband to stick to the political centre ground,...

    7. February 16, 2014

      Adonis warns Labour of business backlash over mansion tax

      Labour faces a backlash from business people about its proposal for a “mansion tax”, one of the party’s most senior...

    8. November 12, 2013

      Tessa Jowell’s phone hacked 29 times, court hears

      The mobile phone of Tessa Jowell, a Labour cabinet minister, was repeatedly hacked in 2006 by an investigator working...

    9. Westminster Blog

      June 7, 2013

      When Labour's new super-donor was ticked off for selling faulty Lucky Panda

      By Jim Pickard and Elizabeth Rigby John Mills, the Labour donor whose “tax-efficient” gift threatened to overshadow the...

    10. January 22, 2013

      Whitehall can learn from London 2012

      Ministers are frustrated about delivery. Like their Labour predecessors, they complain about delays and question the...

    11. October 2, 2012

      Labour warns of risk to Olympic legacy

      Labour called on the government to improve school sports facilities to secure the Olympic legacy as medallists took to...

    12. July 7, 2012

      The Inventory: Tessa Jowell

      Tessa Jowell, 64, is shadow minister for London and the Olympics. She has been a Labour MP since 1992 and served in...

    13. June 16, 2012

      Queen’s birthday honours

      Knights Bachelor Tony Baldry, MP. Michael Boyd, artistic director, Royal Shakespeare Company. Kenneth Branagh, actor....

    14. March 30, 2012

      Cameron turns to Olympics in difficult week

      Being photographed playing badminton on the lawn of Number 10 was not going to do much to address David Cameron’s image...

    15. February 3, 2012

      Berlusconi: vacuum salesman to prime minister

      September 1936: Born in Milan to middle-class family Early life: During his studies he earns a reputation as a crooner,...

    16. February 1, 2012

      Don’t jump aboard the anti-Dow bandwagon

      The Olympic Games is the biggest show on earth, which makes it a target for those who want to drum up either trouble or...

    17. January 25, 2012

      Olympics official resigns over sponsor

      A commissioner from London 2012’s sustainability watchdog has resigned over Dow Chemical’s sponsorship of this summer’s...

    18. January 8, 2012

      Minister rounds on critics of Olympics spending

      The minister responsible for the Olympics rounded on those attacking the government for spending money to promote the...

    19. December 4, 2011

      Jowell defends stance on Olympic sponsor

      Tessa Jowell insists she is not undermining the reputation of the London Olympics despite leading a campaign against...

    20. November 25, 2011

      IOC joins Olympics boycott spat

      The prospect of India boycotting the London Olympics over Dow Chemical’s sponsorship of the games has prompted the...

    21. November 15, 2011

      Coe defends Dow Olympic sponsor deal

      Lord Coe mounted a spirited defence of London 2012’s sponsorship deal with Dow Chemical on Tuesday, denying that the...

    22. Westminster Blog

      September 14, 2011

      Miliband seeks to appoint Charlie Falconer to shadow cabinet

      Over at the Daily Mail’s new political blog Kirsty Walker speculated this evening about who may be bumped out of the...

    23. July 24, 2011

      Little evidence of Olympics’ ‘Keynesian’ benefits

      Ever since London won its bid to host the Olympics, ministers have stressed the “Keynesian” benefits of spending on...

    24. July 11, 2011

      Fatal flaw in public services white paper

      The reaction on Labour’s benches said it all. Tessa Jowell, the Blairite former Cabinet minister, declared that the...

    25. July 6, 2011

      Alternative Careers No.1: Politician – a hobby or a way of life?

      Is being a politician really a job? There is no set workload, no fixed hours, a loose and volatile management...

    26. June 30, 2011

      Battle is joined over public sector pensions

      Ministers and union leaders are braced for a tense battle as they prepare for talks to prevent a wider dispute this...

    27. June 21, 2011

      Shadow cabinet at odds over VAT

      Tensions emerged in the shadow cabinet on Tuesday as senior Labour MPs expressed annoyance that they were not informed...

    28. Westminster Blog

      June 21, 2011

      Shadow cabinet annoyed that they were not told about VAT cut policy

      Tensions emerged in the shadow cabinet this morning as senior Labour MPs expressed annoyance that they were not...

    29. Westminster Blog

      June 14, 2011

      Exclusive: "Big Society" concept was invented by the Chinese communists

      When Vince Cable said the coalition had “Maoist tendencies” no one took it as a literal suggestion that David Cameron...

    30. May 25, 2011

      Big Society labelled ‘farce’ after new blow

      David Cameron’s “Big Society” dream was said to be “descending into farce” on Tuesday as Lord Wei announced he was...

    31. May 23, 2011

      Cameron revives Big Society concept

      Every member of David Cameron’s cabinet is to undertake at least one day of volunteering a year, the prime minister...

    32. May 9, 2011

      Berlusconi back in court for Mills case

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italian prime minister, has attended a court hearing in Milan where he is on trial for allegedly...

    33. April 11, 2011

      More alleged hacking victims contacted

      Rupert Murdoch’s News International has approached another nine people who claim to be victims in the News of the World...

    34. April 8, 2011

      Not off the hook on phone hacking

      It has taken time, but News International has finally admitted liability for intercepting the telephone messages of...

    35. March 29, 2011

      Charities plan big cuts amid funding fears

      Half of England’s charities are set to shed staff amid expectations that the financial health of the sector will worsen...

    36. February 3, 2011

      Liverpool council quits PM’s Big Society

      David Cameron has suffered an embarrassing setback in his “Big Society” project after one of the four councils chosen...

    37. January 27, 2011

      Pressure grows in NoW phone-hacking saga

      News International was facing mounting pressure as legal documents emerged that allege phone hacking at the News of the...

    38. 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...

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