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  1. August 13, 2014

    A lament for golf’s lost art of shot-making

    “Everything today is bam bam smash,” says Freddie “Boom Boom” Couples, as he settles into a leather armchair. The career of...

  2. March 26, 2014

    Balls joins Osborne to vote for welfare cap despite trap claims

    George Osborne and Ed Balls walked through the Commons division lobbies together on Wednesday as MPs from all parties voted...

  1. March 23, 2014

    Labour party gets behind flexible UK pensions

    Labour has belatedly swung its weight behind government plans to overhaul pensions, several days after shadow chancellor Ed...

  2. October 6, 2013

    Labour MPs to join Tory rebels in push for EU vote

    Labour MPs are set to join a leading Conservative eurosceptic in pushing for an EU referendum before the next election, in a...

  3. September 22, 2013

    Ed Miliband’s minimum wage plans not bold enough says Watson

    Tom Watson, Labour’s former elections supremo, has poured cold water on Ed Miliband’s review of the minimum wage by...

  4. July 8, 2013

    Miliband must renounce more than Unite’s tactics

    If he graduates from Labour party leader to prime minister, Ed Miliband will have to defend British interests against the...

  5. Westminster Blog

    July 5, 2013

    Why has Labour handed its Falkirk file to the police?

    Another strange twist in the Labour/Falkirk story. After days of insisting this was an internal party matter, the party has...

  6. July 5, 2013

    Labour hands Falkirk selection inquiry to police

    Labour has handed to the police a file on its independent inquiry into alleged fixing of the party’s candidate selection...

  7. July 4, 2013

    Tom Watson quits as Labour election co-ordinator

    Ed Miliband’s election campaign chief quit on Thursday and two Labour members were suspended, in a growing dispute over an...

  8. January 28, 2013

    Advantages of HS2 divide MPs

    The proposed route of the planned HS2 high-speed link was trending high on Twitter on Monday morning as politicians,...

  9. January 8, 2013

    Labour plans Obama-style poll onslaught

    Labour plans to flood its target seats with a thousand activists as it deploys Obama-style tactics in a bid to win the 2015...

  10. Westminster Blog

    October 22, 2012

    Chuka Umunna writes to Information Commission over construction blacklist

    The UK building industry could face compensation claims running to hundreds of millions after a legal battle was launched by...

  11. October 19, 2012

    Labour MP makes ‘secret blacklist’ appeal

    Tom Watson, the Labour MP, has called on the Information Commission to write to thousands of construction workers to tell...

  12. October 16, 2012

    Call for Murdoch to split top jobs

    A majority of shareholders not affiliated with News Corp’s controlling family has for the first time voted for Rupert...

  13. October 15, 2012

    Murdoch hopes for peaceful annual meeting

    Rupert Murdoch was busy last week preparing for Tuesday’s annual meeting at the Fox studio lot in Los Angeles, but News...

  14. Westminster Blog

    August 7, 2012

    The departure of Louise Mensch

    Louise Mensch was something of a Marmite character in Westminster but she was never boring; the Commons will be slightly...

  15. May 22, 2012

    Watson claims NoTW had him followed

    Senior journalists at the News of the World commissioned covert surveillance of Tom Watson, the Labour MP who has been an...

  16. May 4, 2012

    Murdoch diminished?

    Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain, by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman, Allen Lane, RRP£20,...

  17. May 2, 2012

    Clegg backs MPs’ criticism of Murdoch

    Nick Clegg waded into the political row over Rupert Murdoch’s fitness as a businessman on Wednesday when he said a...

  18. May 1, 2012

    Annex reveals split along party lines

    An annex at the end of the culture committee’s report details which paragraphs were put to a vote of committee members and...

  19. Westminster Blog

    April 30, 2012

    Culture committee riven by party political divide ahead of report

    Tory and Labour members of the culture select committee are at odds over how far to criticise the Murdoch family barely 24...

  20. April 29, 2012

    MPs divided over tone of hacking report

    Tory and Labour members of the culture select committee are at odds over how far to criticise the Murdoch family just days...

  21. April 25, 2012

    What politicians lost to Murdoch

    Lord Leveson’s inquiry into the British press on Wednesday tackled one of the most pressing mysteries facing government and...

  22. April 19, 2012

    Press group accused of intimidating MPs

    News International acted like a “shadow state”, intimidating MPs as they investigated phone hacking by its journalists,...

  23. April 18, 2012

    MP to publish phone hacking account

    The UK parliament’s biggest thorn in News Corp’s side will on Thursday renew his assault on phone-hacking journalists and...

  24. Westminster Blog

    April 8, 2012

    Which party will be the loser on May 3?

    The run-up to local elections is always characterised by a playing down of expectations: as Ed Miliband has proved this...

  25. Westminster Blog

    April 3, 2012

    DCMS committee to criticise Crone and Myler in late April report

    A committee of MPs is set to publish a report criticising two former News International employees, Colin Myler and Tom...

  26. February 13, 2012

    Sun’s Kavanagh complains of ‘witch hunt’

    The Sun newspaper’s associate editor, Trevor Kavanagh, penned a trenchant defence of the tabloid’s journalists and press...

  27. February 2, 2012

    The Sun says tweets and blogs threaten future of paper

    Online news sources such as Twitter and celebrity-focused blogs could put newspapers like The Sun out of business, its...

  28. November 10, 2011

    James Murdoch holds line on phone hacking

    For the second time in four months, James Murdoch was accused of misleading a parliamentary committee on Thursday when the...

  29. November 10, 2011

    MPs hit at James Murdoch’s competence

    In a gruelling examination lasting almost three times its scheduled length, MPs landed no blows on James Murdoch over his...

  30. November 10, 2011

    MPs attack James Murdoch over hacking email

    Fighting to preserve his reputation, James Murdoch had to fend off accusations of dishonesty, racketeering and incompetence...

  31. Material World

    November 10, 2011

    James Murdoch fights back in army green

    James Murdoch. AP Photo/Parliamentary Recording Unit via APTN. OK, I know he’s in the line of fire on the whole News Corp...

  32. November 10, 2011

    Murdoch denies misleading parliament

    James Murdoch, the chairman of News International, repeated denials on Thursday that he did not see significant documents...

  33. October 21, 2011

    Murdoch defiant in face of attacks

    An irritable but defiant Rupert Murdoch offered no concessions to investors at the News Corp annual meeting, even as he was...

  34. October 21, 2011

    News Corp prepares for stormy annual meeting

    As News Corp prepares for what could be an awkward meeting with shareholders disturbed by the phone hacking scandal, its UK...

  35. October 20, 2011

    News Corp’s US investors warned of risks

    US investors are underestimating the risks News Corp faces stemming from the UK phone-hacking scandal, one of the members of...

  36. October 19, 2011

    MP to join US News Corp protest

    Tom Watson, one of Rupert Murdoch’s most dogged antagonists in the British parliamentary investigation into phone hacking at...

  37. Westminster Blog

    October 7, 2011

    Miliband reshuffle a strange mix of boldness and caution

    Many of those who care enormously about the Labour reshuffle have probably seen it already on Twitter or on the party blogs....

  38. October 7, 2011

    Miliband reshuffles shadow cabinet

    Ed Miliband has freshened up his front bench team by promoting six newly-elected MPs and dispensing with several more...

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