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      Labour launches anti-Semitism inquiry

      Labour has launched an inquiry into anti-Semitism within the party after days of rows on racism, an issue that is...

    2. April 8, 2016

      Cameron admits gaining from Panama fund

      David Cameron has bowed to a week of political pressure and disclosed that he had made money from an offshore fund....

    1. April 7, 2016

      Brexit would gravely weaken both UK and Europe, says Major

      A British vote to leave the EU would “gravely weaken” Europe and could trigger the end of the continent’s influence as...

    2. February 25, 2016

      Jeremy Corbyn ties up with the wrong crowd

      In the absence of non-EU referendum matters, British politics has descended into jibes about “your mum”. At Prime...

    3. January 12, 2016

      Labour in disarray as Trident policy row resurfaces

      Labour is braced for more resignations over the party’s policy on renewing Trident amid growing tensions between...

    4. Fast FT

      January 5, 2016

      Shadow culture secretary victim of Corbyn reshuffle

      Michael Dugher, former shadow culture secretary, announced that he had been sacked by Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour...

    5. December 30, 2015

      ‘Authoritarian’ claims levelled at UK PM David Cameron

      David Cameron has been accused of “authoritarian” tendencies by Lord Kerslake, the former head of the civil service,...

    6. November 22, 2015

      Freedom of information in the UK is a fundamental civic right

      The belief that access to information about government is a fundamental civic right lay behind the long campaign for...

    7. Westminster Blog

      October 29, 2015

      Controversial Falkirk figure is latest name in frame to join Corbyn top team

      Recent appointments by Jeremy Corbyn have shown a Labour leader in no mood to compromise with his internal critics:...

    8. October 9, 2015

      Britain’s misjudged frenzy over sex abuse

      Ever since revelations emerged about long-running child sexual abuse by the entertainer Jimmy Savile, Britain has been...

    9. October 9, 2015

      Concern mounts over police handling of Westminster sex abuse claims

      Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, has partially apologised for his role in publicising unfounded rape allegations...

    10. October 8, 2015

      David Cameron, Twitter and things that aren’t the same as Britain

      “Let me put it as simply as I can, Britain and Twitter — they are not the same thing,” said David Cameron in his party...

    11. September 27, 2015

      Labour leadership softens line amid disunity at the top

      Labour’s new leadership has signalled its readiness to compromise on the economy, Syria and the Trident nuclear...

    12. September 13, 2015

      Corbyn told he will not be given free rein to run party

      Jeremy Corbyn has one of the biggest mandates to lead a mainstream political party in modern British history. He...

    13. September 13, 2015

      Watson’s lifetime of loyalty to Labour

      Tom Watson was only a teenager when trade unions joined forces with moderate MPs such as Neil Kinnock to defeat the...

    14. September 7, 2015

      Favourite for Labour deputy leader warns of disunity

      The frontrunner to become Labour’s deputy leader has warned against the danger of rebellion and disunity as the party’s...

    15. May 26, 2015

      Labour’s Tom Watson steps into limelight

      One of Labour’s most influential fixers is stepping into the limelight. As the UK’s main opposition party gropes for...

    16. May 17, 2015

      Andy Burnham’s quest for Labour leadership picks up pace

      Andy Burnham has picked up momentum in the race to become Labour leader after securing the support of Rachel Reeves,...

    17. May 11, 2015

      Unions race to sign up members for Labour leadership battle

      Trade unions are racing to sign up “affiliated supporters” to take part in Labour’s leadership election. Some officials...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. July 5, 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. October 17, 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. May 5, 2012

      Murdoch diminished?

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

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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