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      April 26, 2016

      Tough on the high street: Austin Reed enters administration

      The British high street suffered its second casualty of the week on Tuesday when fashion brand Austin Reed officially...

    2. April 23, 2016

      Austin Reed files notice of intention to appoint administrators

      Menswear brand Austin Reed holds two royal warrants, outfitted Winston Churchill and celebrities including The Beatles,...

    1. April 22, 2016

      Turner is new face of £20 note

      JMW Turner, the painter born in London in 1775, will be the face on the new £20 banknote, the Bank of England announced...

    2. April 22, 2016

      Boris Johnson accused of racism in Obama row

      Boris Johnson has been accused of “dog-whistle racism” after suggesting that the “part-Kenyan” Barack Obama has an...

    3. April 22, 2016

      Boris Johnson’s Obama comments were ill advised but not racist

      We have entered the phoney war stage of the British referendum campaign. This is the period when each side is cranking...

    4. April 14, 2016

      Why the Brexit crowd wants to silence Obama

      Barack Obama is due in London next week. Encouraged by his host David Cameron, the US president is likely to intimate...

    5. April 1, 2016

      Britain’s national living wage — economists debate pros and cons

      Sir Winston Churchill allegedly once said that if you put two economists in a room, you will get two opinions, unless...

    6. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      UK updates nuclear weapons contract

      The UK’s Ministry of Defence has updated a contract that will see US defence contractor Lockheed Martin and Serco, the...

    7. March 16, 2016

      Lessons from post-election Tory Budgets

      The hard work for chancellors starts after the election is won. It is a time of difficult judgments: should they try to...

    8. March 15, 2016

      The UK economy has changed, so must the way we measure it

      Britain’s Central Statistical Office (now the Office for National Statistics) was founded in 1941 following a direct...

    9. February 26, 2016

      The bloody history of civil war in the Tory party

      That the Conservative party believes as much in the strong state as it does in the free economy has long been both its...

    10. February 25, 2016

      Serco narrows losses in battle to recover

      Rupert Soames, chief executive of Serco, invoked the hard-fought Battle of Waterloo to describe his struggle to turn...

    11. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      Serco narrows losses, claims 'good progress'

      Serco has succeeded in narrowing its losses as chief executive Rupert Soames continues efforts to revive the challenged...

    12. February 23, 2016

      Eurocrat left best-placed to unravel London Stock Exchange deal

      The UK has won an exemption from ever closer union with Europe. The deal evidently does not include the London Stock...

    13. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      FirstFT - The man who narrates his dreams

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. The end of the Mugabe era After a...

    14. February 22, 2016

      Boris Johnson has failed the Churchill test

      In his highly entertaining biography of Winston Churchill, Boris Johnson observes that — “To some extent all...

    15. February 20, 2016

      How Britain’s special relationship has changed

      David Cameron called it a “live and let live approach”, an attempt to redefine Britain’s relationship with the EU,...

    16. November 23, 2015

      Churchillian flourishes that can structure a speech today

      “He who fails to plan,” as a thousand management consultants will tell us, “is planning to fail.” This commonplace —...

    17. October 16, 2015

      ‘No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money,’ by David Lough

      Today’s politicians can rarely hide their finances from the X-ray vision of the press. Witness the American obsession...

    18. October 15, 2015

      Calling card game a sport proves a bridge too far for judges

      Bridge players have lost a legal fight to have the popular card game classed as a sport. Mr Justice Dove on Thursday...

    19. September 25, 2015

      ‘The Maisky Diaries’, edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky

      Almost no Soviet officials kept personal diaries in the 1930s and 1940s. It was too dangerous. Under Joseph Stalin’s...

    20. September 20, 2015

      Face of Britain, National Portrait Gallery, London

      “The faces which look out at us from the past are the surest indication we have of the meaning of an epoch.” So said...

    21. September 18, 2015

      Corbyn is disastrous — but not for the reasons you’d think

      The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader is a disaster. That is the consensus, it seems, of most people other...

    22. September 15, 2015

      Critics hit out at Corbyn silence to national anthem

      Jeremy Corbyn, the new Labour leader, has become embroiled in another controversy after standing silently as the...

    23. FT Alphaville

      June 22, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Aggreko's Weston does the splits

      Aggreko’s Chris Weston is putting his stamp on the rental group with a reorganisation, while Cinven has sold a 30 per...

    24. May 19, 2015

      Bank of England seeks artistic person of note as face of £20

      Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, has opened a contest to find the new face of the £20 note. A two-month period of...

    25. May 1, 2015

      The Life of a Song: ‘Downtown’

      Fifty years ago the man who coined the phrase “special relationship” died. Winston Churchill was 90 and had lived long...

    26. April 27, 2015

      England spells more trouble for union than Scotland

      Winston Churchill was eloquently stumped by Russia, but the “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” could be his...

    27. April 21, 2015

      UK’s weak productivity invites a bolder response

      Raise the subject of productivity in any gathering of UK economists and the mood will surely darken. Insofar as...

    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...

    29. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Netanyahu plays Churchill in Washington

      When Benjamin Netanyahu rises to speak in Congress later on Tuesday he will become the first foreign leader since...

    30. February 27, 2015

      War fashion: rationed wardrobes

      As the second world war brought death and destruction to civilians on Britain’s home front, it also invaded that most...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      January 30, 2015

      Sir Winston Churchill's funeral anniversary

      The Havengore, the boat which carried Sir Winston Churchill along the Thames during his state funeral in 1965, is...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      January 30, 2015

      Reflection of Churchill

      The statue of Britain’s former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is reflected onto the rain covered pavement in front of...

    33. January 23, 2015

      The great leader born of a great crisis

      After his long and almost unimaginably full life and his state funeral, the body of Sir Winston Churchill was brought...

    34. December 29, 2014

      CEOs and chairs: hot seat

      Winston Churchill was right about democracy: it is the worst form of government, except for all the others. What might...

    35. November 20, 2014

      Mayor of London caught up in US tax dispute

      Boris Johnson has admitted that the US authorities are pursuing him for an unpaid tax demand. The Conservative mayor of...

    36. FT Alphaville

      October 31, 2014

      The perpetual battle over War Loan

      The British government isn’t renowned for its wonderful financial decisions. But among the best must be the...

    37. October 31, 2014

      UK to repay tranche of perpetual war loans

      One of Britain’s oldest and most unusual national debts is to be repaid, marking the end of an era for a government...

    38. October 24, 2014

      ‘The Churchill Factor’, by Boris Johnson

      Whatever has the mayor of London done now? Whatever makes him think that a prominent British politician with a...

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