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      A new approach to child poverty

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      If euro enthusiasts feel sorry, they might say so

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    1. June 16, 2015

      Freedom of information is Mission Impossible for Downing St emails

      Emails sent from computers in Downing Street are automatically deleted within three months under a system that makes it...

    2. June 9, 2015

      Labour needs an honest debate about Tony Blair

      Labour is formally launching the contest this week to find a new leader to replace Ed Miliband. It does so amid widespread...

    3. May 29, 2015

      Labour’s chance to call time on business-bashing

      As Britain’s Labour party prepares to choose a new leader there are already signs that the candidates see the needs for a...

    4. May 29, 2015

      Cameron shrewdly manages radicals to conquer the centre ground

      Clement Attlee’s postwar Labour government crashed after just six years but, in that time, he bound his Conservative...

    5. May 28, 2015

      After the Middle East, Tony Blair braves new conflict zone

      Having announced his resignation as Middle East envoy, Tony Blair jetted into London last night to take up his new role as...

    6. May 27, 2015

      Tony Blair to step down as Middle East envoy next month

      Tony Blair will step down as Middle East envoy next month, bringing to an end a controversial eight-year role that made him...

    7. May 27, 2015

      Queen’s Speech: Human rights retreat reveals unease over Tory rebels

      David Cameron’s decision to delay the abolition of the Human Rights Act is a signal of his unease in confronting...

    8. May 26, 2015

      Nigeria: The big oil fix

      As petroleum minister during the 1970s oil boom, Muhammadu Buhari set up the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. It is...

    9. May 21, 2015

      We Are Many — film review

      The sturdy documentary We Are Many centres on the worldwide protests against the Iraq war that took place in February 2003....

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      May 20, 2015

      Where should Labour go from here?

      In The Unfinished Revolution, his account of New Labour’s rise to power, Philip Gould wrote that the paradox of 20th century...

    11. May 18, 2015

      Cameron should not expect Europe to fix his problem

      Domestic problems about your country’s relationship with the rest of Europe? If you are British the answer is easy: just...

    12. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Saudi Arabia claims it has the upper hand in the battle for oil dominance . One...

    13. May 12, 2015

      Good corporations should drive the economy

      we will cut spending but not as fast or as nastily as the Conservatives; we be­lieve in a market economy but not very...

    14. May 10, 2015

      Labour war erupts as Blairites turn on Ed Miliband

      Labour’s crushing election defeat has given way to bloodletting, as leading Blairites turn on Ed Miliband and the Labour...

    15. May 8, 2015

      Labour can only win with a progressive message

      So, Francis Maude and I were right. Meeting by chance last week in a hotel in Nottingham we old soldiers spoke about how...

    16. May 8, 2015

      Prepare for the revenge of the Blairites

      Stand by for the revenge of the Blairites. For nearly five years, those who believed in New Labour have been predicting this...

    17. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events May 7 Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip slipped up...

    18. David Allen Green

      April 16, 2015

      If a politician breaks a promise should a voter have a legal remedy?

      Imagine a politician making a clear and specific promise before an election. Imagine then, if you can, that politician...

    19. April 7, 2015

      Tony Blair to take bigger role in Labour election campaign

      Tony Blair’s carefully considered attack on David Cameron’s Europe policy on Tuesday was the start of a wider role for the...

    20. April 7, 2015

      Blair warns of ‘risk’ to business with Tories’ European policy

      Tony Blair has warned that David Cameron’s European policy risks throwing British business into its most anxious and...

    21. March 26, 2015

      Court orders Prince Charles’ letters to ministers be made public

      Letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers should be made public, the UK’s highest court has ruled in the...

    22. March 18, 2015

      Imagining the world of Tony Blair, Middle East peace envoy

      The Arab street was in uproar at the shock news of the departure of its favourite peace envoy. Young men and women, holding...

    23. March 17, 2015

      UK government needs clear goals and a tight grip on spending

      Wednesday’s Budget will put one major question on the political agenda: how can government deliver much better services...

    24. March 16, 2015

      Blair’s Middle East role has run out of road

      When Tony Blair stepped down as Britain’s prime minister in 2007, he declared one of his ambitions would be to help forge a...

    25. FT Alphaville

      March 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Vladimir Putin was ready to put the country’s nuclear weapons on alert during...

    26. March 15, 2015

      Tony Blair poised to step back from Middle East peace envoy role

      Tony Blair is preparing to step back from his role as a Middle East peace envoy as the US and Europe review policy options...

    27. March 15, 2015

      Few results to show for Tony Blair in contentious Middle East role

      Tony Blair — well connected Tony Blair’s role as representative of the “Middle East Quartet” has provided the former British...

    28. March 9, 2015

      ‘The Audience’, New York — review

      Queen Elizabeth II has made all her official visits to the US under Republican administrations, so I am happy to report that...

    29. March 9, 2015

      Labour candidates reject Blair donation

      Two Labour candidates have refused £1,000 donations towards their election campaigns from former leader Tony Blair,...

    30. March 1, 2015

      Rebekah Brooks set for social media return to Murdoch empire

      Rebekah Brooks, the former tabloid newspaper editor who was cleared of all charges in Britain’s phone-hacking scandal, is...

    31. March 1, 2015

      ‘The Extreme Centre: A Warning’, by Tariq Ali: A radical’s rage at the resilience of the right

      Those of a conspiratorial bent need to be comfortable with paradox. So the Americans could never have landed on the moon but...

    32. 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...

    33. February 16, 2015

      Miliband’s tribal loyalties blind him to vested interests

      While Tony Blair was at university, he befriended an Indian postgraduate called Anmol Vellani. Britain’s future prime...

    34. February 13, 2015

      Time to say buy buy from Mining Indaba

      The annual Mining Indaba event in Cape Town has become a place to take the pulse of the world’s industry. So what state is...

    35. February 12, 2015

      The Absence of War, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, UK — review

      In a recent newspaper comment piece, David Hare lamented that the current British Labour party lacks a compelling political...

    36. February 11, 2015

      Lord Browne laments obstacles to Whitehall reform

      Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, has “broken some bones in the civil service” in his drive to overhaul Whitehall,...

    37. February 10, 2015

      Ed Miliband’s union gamble fails to pay off

      Ed Miliband’s promise to recast relations with the trade unions in July 2013 was portrayed as a big gamble that could cost...

    38. February 10, 2015

      Two false paths for Europe — and a new third way

      Europe as an entity and as an ideal is more needed than ever. The individual countries of Europe need the collective power...

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