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      UK government spending: Back to the future

      Britain’s past is dominating the political battle over the nation’s future. With an extremely close election over four...

    2. December 23, 2014

      Every bed occupied in Tooting emergency department

      It is a December weekend afternoon in one of London’s biggest accident and emergency departments and every available bed is...

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      Interview with David Laws, education minister, as changes to the system bring testing ...
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    1. December 19, 2014

      Four PMs missed out on Butler reforms

      Sir, Whatever other advantages may have been conferred on Jonathan Farrington by a grammar school education (Letters,...

    2. December 16, 2014

      UK prime minister rejects radical police reforms

      David Cameron has rejected an idea from Britain’s most senior police officer to cut the number of police forces in England...

    3. December 14, 2014

      British MPs ask for redacted material in US Senate torture report

      The US is to be asked by senior British MPs to hand over redacted material documenting Britain’s role in the CIA’s post-9/11...

    4. December 12, 2014

      A diplomatic figleaf for the Parthenon Marbles

      There is nowhere quite like a temple of high culture in which to make friends and influence people. In 2000, the soon-to-be...

    5. November 27, 2014

      Politicians pile chips high to gamble again on Scotland’s future

      Tony Blair once called devolution “a dangerous game to play”. On Thursday Westminster’s politicians piled the chips high in...

    6. November 24, 2014

      Cameron needs to lift British politics out of its petty state

      Grief is supposed to move in five stages from denial to acceptance. Since losing its empire Britain has skipped from the...

    7. Westminster Blog

      November 20, 2014

      Why Labour has made no net gains at by-elections this Parliament

      Ed Miliband has fought 20 by-elections as leader of the Labour party: during this time he has gained one seat (Corby) and...

    8. November 7, 2014

      The Queen’s wine merchants

      Two or three times a year I spend a morning beneath Buckingham Palace with the chairmen of Britain’s two oldest wine...

    9. October 29, 2014

      Top-up bill row masks steep rise in UK payments to Brussels

      The noisy arguments over Britain’s £1.7bn bill for extra EU budget contributions covering a 12-year period have obscured the...

    10. October 29, 2014

      Rainmaker Klein stays in the shadows as Glencore eyes Rio Tinto

      Where is Michael Klein when you need him? The former Citi supremo, who brokered talks between Ivan Glasenberg and Mick Davis...

    11. October 14, 2014

      Terror suspect had Blair address, court told

      A man suspected of plotting a Mumbai-style terrorist attack in Britain may have identified former prime minister Tony Blair...

    12. October 5, 2014

      Senior Labour figures criticise Ed Miliband

      Ed Miliband’s performance at last month’s Labour conference was criticised at the weekend by senior party figures as new...

    13. October 2, 2014

      Ofcom chief Ed Richards to stand down

      Ed Richards is to step down as the head of communications regulator Ofcom after eight years adjudicating disputes between...

    14. September 22, 2014

      Ed Balls delivers a touch of mush on a pink background

      Ed Balls gave his big conference speech in front of a backdrop that said simply “Labour’s Plan for Britain’s Future”. It did...

    15. September 21, 2014

      US confident of allies’ support in air strikes on Isis

      Allies of the US are ready to begin bombing Islamist extremists in Iraq and Syria, according to the country’s ambassador to...

    16. September 19, 2014

      The way back for Labour in Scotland

      In the end, despite the wobbles, Scotland voted No by a very big margin. The late rally to the United Kingdom had many...

    17. The World

      September 15, 2014

      Au revoir and thank you to Mr Van Rompuy

      It’s time to say “thank you” to Herman Van Rompuy. Mr Van Rompuy, 66, is nearing the end of five years as the first...

    18. August 29, 2014

      America: the best place to be British

      It was a hot night in a bar at my British university, 20-odd years ago. A group of young American women had come over for a...

    19. August 22, 2014

      David Cameron caught in holiday dilemma

      On vacation with the prime minister After David Cameron returned from his second summer holiday to deal with the aftermath...

    20. August 21, 2014

      Britain’s problem with jihadism

      The videotaped killing of James Foley, an American journalist, at the hands of a British Islamist militant offers a chilling...

    21. August 19, 2014

      Raytheon’s timeline of problems with UK border control

      2003: UK prime minister Tony Blair launches the eBorders programme, promising that the database of foreign travellers...

    22. August 18, 2014

      Number 10 is reduced to an office of stately weakness

      At the turn of the millennium, peace and prosperity were leaving Britain’s cognoscenti with frustratingly little to moan...

    23. August 8, 2014

      Boardroom trades August 9

      Stephen Blair made his second purchase in E2V Technologies this week, having joined the company this year from Spectris, a...

    24. August 4, 2014

      Small-scale vision is right for post-imperial Britain

      Does America Need a Foreign Policy? asked the title of a book by Henry Kissinger in 2001. It turned out to be a cheeky ruse...

    25. The World

      August 4, 2014

      Iraq's Christians are just one victim of a bloody conflict

      The call this weekend by bishops of the Church of England for the UK to grant asylum to the Christians driven out of the...

    26. August 3, 2014

      Doubts cast over David Cameron completing full term if re-elected

      Supporters of George Osborne and Boris Johnson are increasingly convinced David Cameron will not continue as prime minister...

    27. 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, warning...

    28. July 21, 2014

      The Tony Blair legacy is electoral domination, not policy

      Tony Blair became leader of the Labour party 20 years ago this week. What if that event, which the former prime minister...

    29. July 18, 2014

      The radical reformer felled by his imaginary Blob

      I am a child of the Blob. My mother was a teacher. I am biased but she was a good one; parents gave her fancy chocolates at...

    30. July 18, 2014

      Lords’ anguish revealed in euthanasia debate

      Peers shared wrenching personal stories of suffering and loss on Friday as they debated whether “right to die” legislation...

    31. July 17, 2014

      Downing Street is more effective than you think

      Reshuffles entrance political junkies. But for Number 10 they are sheer agony. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown sweated for hours...

    32. July 17, 2014

      UK deal reached on sensitive Iraq war files

      Agreement has been reached on the release of sensitive documents as part of the much-delayed Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq...

    33. July 17, 2014

      Tony Blair to advise on Azerbaijan gas project

      Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has been hired to advise a BP-led consortium on the export of natural gas...

    34. July 17, 2014

      Letters to IRA suspects found to be ‘flawed’ but not unlawful

      Official letters given to IRA suspects telling them they would not be prosecuted for Troubles-related offences after the...

    35. Off Message

      July 16, 2014

      Michael Gove's unfinished revolution

      Shortly after Margaret Thatcher died, Chris Husbands wrote of her: She established more comprehensive schools than any other...

    36. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - It’s important to distinguish between criticism of dark pools generally, and Barc’s dark pool in...

    37. June 25, 2014

      Hacking trial: Blair offered support to Brooks but not Dowlers

      The parents of Milly Dowler believe Tony Blair should apologise for offering his support to Rebekah Brooks over phone...

    38. June 24, 2014

      Hacking trial: Top legal team defended Rebekah Brooks

      Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, had the benefit of one of the best legal teams in...

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