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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. July 14, 2014

      Can you slay a dragon twice?

      A generation ago strikes were do-or-die affairs lasting weeks or, in the case of the UK’s 1984-85 coal miners’ strike,...

    24. July 11, 2014

      UK avoids comment on Beijing’s ‘white paper’ on Hong Kong

      The UK government has avoided taking a stance on a controversial Chinese document on Hong Kong that has sparked concerns...

    25. July 7, 2014

      George Osborne praises new Indian PM Narendra Modi

      George Osborne has welcomed the “ambition, drive and pace” of Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, as the chancellor...

    26. July 6, 2014

      Foreign office brings in £5bn for Britain

      Diplomats generated more than £5bn in business for British companies in the first quarter, according to the Foreign Office’s...

    27. July 3, 2014

      William Hague and George Osborne to visit new Indian PM

      William Hague and George Osborne will head to India next week to meet Narendra Modi, the country’s recently elected prime...

    28. June 26, 2014

      Cast adrift – island Britain needs a foreign policy

      Britain is an island that has lost its moorings. What it needs is a foreign policy. Not another vainglorious attempt to...

    29. June 17, 2014

      Britain rebuilds diplomatic ties with opening of Tehran embassy

      Britain and Iran will re-establish diplomatic relations within weeks when the UK reopens its embassy in Tehran, William...

    30. June 16, 2014

      William Hague announces closer ties with Iran

      William Hague said on Tuesday that circumstances were “right” to reopen Britain’s embassy in Iran. He told parliament in a...

    31. June 13, 2014

      US claims Russia supplied tanks to Ukraine separatists

      The US claimed on Friday that Russia had supplied tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in eastern Ukraine and warned...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      June 13, 2014

      Jolie and Pitt arrive for the Global Summit

      Carl Court/AFP/Getty Angelina Jolie, the American actress and special UN envoy, and her husband actor Brad Pitt, arrive on...

    33. May 17, 2014

      Britain offers Nigeria military advisers as Boko Haram plan emerges

      PARIS, May 17 – Britain offered on Saturday to send advisers to help the Nigerian military organise its efforts to fight...

    34. April 28, 2014

      Alex Salmond commits Scotland to Europe

      Alex Salmond will seek to place his nation “at the heart of the European project” on Monday in a speech aimed at countering...

    35. April 23, 2014

      Privacy, Donmar Warehouse, London – review

      Privacy: if you value yours, don’t consent to the jaunty request in the email that follows your ticket booking. For you...

    36. April 15, 2014

      William Hague warns against ‘creeping oligarchisation’ of Balkans

      William Hague warned on Tuesday of the “creeping oligarchisation” of the Balkans and parts of southeastern Europe. The UK...

    37. March 19, 2014

      Prospect of tough sanctions on Russians hits City realpolitik

      Russia and the City For weeks now, the UK government has talked tough over Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Foreign secretary...

    38. March 18, 2014

      Hague’s hawkish rhetoric belies dilemma for Britain

      Britain will fight for the strongest and widest agreement on European sanctions against Russia after Vladimir Putin...

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