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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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