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    1. May 10, 2015

      David Cameron promises renewal — with familiar faces

      David Cameron will on Monday put the finishing touches to his cabinet and address his 330 newly elected Conservative MPs,...

    2. May 8, 2015

      Osborne returns as Cameron’s righthand man

      David Cameron has reappointed George Osborne as his chancellor, with a sensitive new role in renegotiating a better deal for...

    1. May 6, 2015

      Brown and Darling lead election exodus of Commons heavyweights

      When Britain votes on Thursday, the drama will be played out without some of its leading characters, notably two Scots whose...

    2. Westminster Blog

      April 30, 2015

      Live: Election 2015 - The leaders' Q&A

      This Live Blog session closed at 21:57 on 30 Apr 2015.In the last of four televised events, the leaders of the three main...

    3. March 26, 2015

      Government loses attempt to oust Speaker

      David Cameron’s authority was dealt a blow by his own backbenchers, after his attempt to oust the Speaker of the House of...

    4. March 25, 2015

      Rules change puts John Bercow’s future as Speaker in doubt

      The future of John Bercow, the Commons Speaker, was thrown into doubt on Wednesday night after William Hague used his last...

    5. March 4, 2015

      Sheep’s eyes and witchetty grubs — a test for British diplomacy

      There are many ways to be a good diplomat — and, with geopolitics from Moscow to the Middle East looking increasingly...

    6. February 26, 2015

      Fight or flight will be the UK’s choice on defence

      Britain is heading for a general election whose outcome is unpredictable. What is not in doubt, however, is that whichever...

    7. February 25, 2015

      Thatcher’s boy William Hague bows out with warning on defence

      William Hague has urged Britain to protect its military spending commitments in the face of a “systemically less stable...

    8. February 10, 2015

      Angelina Jolie opens LSE centre studying war violence against women

      Europe’s first academic centre studying violence against women in war zones has been opened in London by the actor and UN...

    9. February 3, 2015

      Tories eye voting curbs on Scottish MPs

      William Hague claimed on Tuesday to have solved one of the thorniest problems in British politics as he unveiled his...

    10. February 3, 2015

      David Cameron’s flawed plan for English devolution

      When Scotland voted to reject independence last September many assumed that the union had been saved and the national...

    11. February 3, 2015

      Hague raises English veto on financial bills

      English MPs should have a veto over English rates of income tax and other financial matters affecting England, William...

    12. Westminster Blog

      January 23, 2015

      Ukip top donor calls for greater use of private companies in the NHS

      The insurance tycoon bank-rolling the Ukip election campaign has called for the state to be slashed and for a major overhaul...

    13. January 23, 2015

      Tycoon Arron Banks unrepentant for backing Ukip

      Arron Banks cannot stand metropolitan types, bankers, “pinkos” and former public school boys. The insurance tycoon who is...

    14. January 21, 2015

      Iran demand stalls move to reopen British embassy in Tehran

      Efforts to reopen Britain’s embassy in Iran have been stalled by a dispute over Tehran’s demands to inspect two containers...

    15. December 22, 2014

      Lord Ashcroft becomes independent opinion pollster

      Lord Ashcroft, once notorious for his “non-dom” tax status, has become an independent opinion pollster in one of the most...

    16. December 18, 2014

      Big pay rise for Osborne aide fuels anger over special advisers

      David Cameron and Nick Clegg are accused of breaking promises to limit spending on ministers’ special advisers after a 17...

    17. December 16, 2014

      Hague lays out options to answer the West Lothian question

      William Hague has tried to solve one of the biggest issues triggered by the referendum on Scottish independence by laying...

    18. December 12, 2014

      Tories plan to restrict voting by Scottish MPs

      Scottish MPs would be banned from having the final say over legislation that does not affect their constituents under...

    19. December 8, 2014

      Tories split over Scots vote reform plans

      David Cameron is heading for a clash with his own party over his attempts to redraw the British constitution in the wake of...

    20. 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...

    21. November 14, 2014

      Britain’s Foreign Office loses direction as more cuts loom

      Once the hub of a global empire, Britain’s sprawling Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been among the bigger victims of...

    22. November 11, 2014

      Tories release names of leader club members

      The Conservative party on Tuesday released details of the select group of high value donors on its leaders’ list – a group...

    23. October 14, 2014

      Labour snubs talks on ‘English votes for English laws’

      Labour is to boycott cross-party talks on “English votes for English laws” amid claims from former prime minister Gordon...

    24. October 14, 2014

      Alex Salmond warns of new Scotland independence referendum

      Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, has warned that Scots could demand a second referendum on independence if...

    25. October 10, 2014

      Tory MPs eye revolt over Scottish funding

      David Cameron is facing a challenge from Tory MPs over his pledge to maintain higher public spending in Scotland even as...

    26. October 6, 2014

      Ukip set to give Clacton’s forgotten voters a voice

      Electoral history is likely to be made on Thursday on the Essex coast with Douglas Carswell set to become the first person...

    27. September 25, 2014

      Manchester boosts case for more autonomy

      Greater Manchester has strengthened its case for more autonomy after the region’s 10 local councils agreed to produce a...

    28. September 25, 2014

      Tory MPs attack David Cameron over Scots funding promise

      A new flank of dissent is opening up in the Conservative party over David Cameron’s handling of the Scottish independence...

    29. September 24, 2014

      David Cameron and Hassan Rouhani meet in UN amid signs of thaw

      British prime minister David Cameron on Wednesday met Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, the first such encounter...

    30. September 22, 2014

      Cameron pushes for ‘English votes for English laws’

      David Cameron has told his party he wants to introduce laws before the next election to prevent Scottish MPs from voting on...

    31. September 10, 2014

      Tory MPs to demand more powers for England

      Conservative politicians are mobilising to demand a proper settlement for English voters after the three main political...

    32. August 12, 2014

      George Osborne plays increasing role in UK foreign policy

      William Hague’s exit from the UK Foreign Office has opened the way for George Osborne to play a greater role in setting...

    33. July 16, 2014

      Cameron faces reproach and scorn over Gove’s demotion

      David Cameron faces growing recriminations over his cabinet shake-up, indicating that the reshuffle could store up trouble...

    34. July 15, 2014

      Cameron shuffles away from Europe

      Throughout his four years in Downing Street, David Cameron has been allergic to cabinet reshuffles. The prime minister has...

    35. July 15, 2014

      Cameron gives his government a eurosceptic edge

      David Cameron has given his government a eurosceptic edge with the appointment as foreign secretary of Philip Hammond, a...

    36. July 15, 2014

      Cabinet reshuffle: Hammond’s rise puts focus on EU debate

      Philip Hammond’s promotion means the UK now has a foreign secretary who has said he favours leaving the EU unless it agrees...

    37. July 15, 2014

      Cabinet reshuffle: William Hague – A story of qualified success

      William Hague to step down as foreign secretary William Hague stood down as foreign secretary on Tuesday but, emotionally,...

    38. July 14, 2014

      William Hague steps down as foreign secretary

      William Hague has stepped down as foreign secretary, paving the way for a far-reaching cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday as David...

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