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    1. May 29, 2015

      Labour challengers court business in effort to break with past

      Labour’s leadership candidates will take their newfound love for business to another level on Friday, with Andy Burnham...

    2. May 26, 2015

      Chuka Umunna backs Liz Kendall in Labour leadership contest

      The odds on Liz Kendall becoming the next leader of the Labour party have shortened after she secured the support of Chuka...

    1. May 18, 2015

      Cooper seeks to rebuild Labour’s business ties

      Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, will on Tuesday strongly criticise Ed Miliband for “anti-business” policies, in an...

    2. May 18, 2015

      Yvette Cooper makes pitch to Labour’s wavering Blairites

      Ten days into the Labour leadership race, Andy Burnham is frontrunner, but Yvette Cooper is breathing down his neck. The...

    3. May 18, 2015

      Labour’s analysis paralysis blights a party of clever fools

      Politics is a simple game overcomplicated by its worst players. Pity the UK Labour party as it settles down for another term...

    4. May 13, 2015

      Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper join race for Labour leadership

      Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper have joined the race for the leadership of the Labour party as it seeks to claw its way back...

    5. May 11, 2015

      Unions race to sign up members for Labour leadership battle

      Trade unions are racing to sign up “affiliated supporters” to take part in Labour’s leadership election. Some officials...

    6. 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...

    7. May 8, 2015

      Runners and riders in race for Labour leadership

      The departure of Ed Miliband as Labour leader has opened up a race to find his successor from the demoralised ranks of the...

    8. 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...

    9. May 1, 2015

      Britain’s crooks take criminal careers online

      Warnings about the growing threat of cyber crime often conjure images of technical sleuths undertaking sophisticated hacking...

    10. April 20, 2015

      David Cameron pledges to ‘do more’ to help tackle human trafficking

      David Cameron has pledged that Britain “can do more” to help tackle the human trafficking crisis in the Mediterranean, and...

    11. March 1, 2015

      Dispute erupts over Tory plan to ban university extremist preachers

      A senior Conservative has accused Vince Cable of trying to water down proposals to ban extremist speakers from university...

    12. February 22, 2015

      Ease foreign graduate visa restrictions, business leaders urge

      A future government must make it easier for foreign graduates to stay and work in Britain after their studies or the country...

    13. November 18, 2014

      Labour raises by-election stakes with crackdown on jobless migrants

      Jobless migrants from the EU would have to wait for two years before they could claim out-of-work benefits under a...

    14. September 28, 2014

      Skilled migrant cap has damaging effect on UK recovery, says Cable

      Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat business secretary, has called on his Conservative coalition colleagues to scrap their cap...

    15. September 24, 2014

      Cooper to scrap net migration measurement

      The UK Labour party has admitted for the first time that it will scrap the Conservatives’ target to reduce net migration...

    16. September 23, 2014

      Labour vows to scrap Tories’ net migration target

      Labour has admitted for the first time that it will scrap the Conservatives’ target to reduce net migration below 100,000 if...

    17. August 27, 2014

      Ukip has Rotherham in its sights after child sex abuse scandal

      There used to be two constants in Derek and Veronica Reeder’s life: they were from Rotherham and they voted Labour. Now the...

    18. July 17, 2014

      More than half of crimes in England and Wales remain unsolved

      More than half of all crimes in England and Wales are left unsolved by police, according to the first Home Office analysis...

    19. July 14, 2014

      Butler-Sloss stands down after hasty appointment to abuse probe

      Lady Butler-Sloss, a retired judge appointed to probe allegations of child sex abuse by Westminster figures in the 1980s,...

    20. July 7, 2014

      Charity chief to lead child abuse inquiry

      The head of the NSPCC children’s charity is to review the UK government’s handling of child abuse allegations, the home...

    21. July 4, 2014

      David Cameron orders probe into lost child sex file

      David Cameron has instructed the most senior civil servant in the Home Office to investigate what happened to a dossier...

    22. June 12, 2014

      ‘Urgent’ passports to be fast-tracked for free

      Britons who need to travel abroad “urgently” will have their passport applications fast-tracked free of charge, under...

    23. April 10, 2014

      Labour wants students excluded from UK visa cap

      Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, will set out her “progressive” vision for immigration to the UK on Thursday,...

    24. January 4, 2014

      Swinson admits cultural shift still needed on paternity leave

      Plans to allow working fathers more time off to care for babies will have little impact without a huge cultural shift in...

    25. September 25, 2013

      Labour unveils plan to recruit cyber experts into police force

      Yvette Cooper will say the government is failing to tackle online fraud and economic crime as she unveils Labour plans to...

    26. September 23, 2013

      Yvette Cooper feels pressure in HS2 constituency

      When Jill Abson discovered that the government’s proposed high-speed rail line would pass close to her back garden in...

    27. September 22, 2013

      Labour’s Ed Miliband takes aim at Tories on rising cost of living

      Ed Miliband will make the rising cost of living the centrepiece of his conference speech on Tuesday as the Labour leader...

    28. September 4, 2013

      Customs checks overlooked during London Olympics

      The pressure to reduce immigration queues during London’s 2012 Olympic Games led to border officials overlooking important...

    29. August 27, 2013

      Labour launches attack on ‘betrayal’ of working mothers

      New mothers are being “betrayed” by the government as thousands of working women lose their jobs while on maternity leave,...

    30. July 18, 2013

      Cameron hails drop in crime to new low as victory for coalition

      David Cameron has claimed a “magnificent” victory for the coalition government as official figures show crime is at its...

    31. July 9, 2013

      Theresa May outlines scope of UK opt-out of EU justice measures

      Theresa May, home secretary, has announced that Britain wants to remain party to some of the main areas of EU justice...

    32. June 14, 2013

      Labour unveils plans to tackle white collar fraudsters

      Prison sentences for fraudsters, fines for companies and funding for the Serious Fraud Office would all rise under plans...

    33. March 26, 2013

      Border Agency faces split to tackle backlog

      The UK Border Agency is to be dissolved and brought back into the Home Office as part of efforts to tackle the overwhelming...

    34. March 13, 2013

      Migration shown to have low impact on jobs

      Economic research provides some backing for politicians’ claims that immigration hits the jobs and wages of low-paid...

    35. March 6, 2013

      Brazil visa crackdown plan fuels trade fears

      Home Office proposals to impose new visa restrictions on Brazilian visitors to the UK would risk Britain’s relationship with...

    36. March 6, 2013

      Miliband taps into concern on migration

      A Labour government would bring in English language tests for migrants working in the public sector and bolster enforcement...

    37. February 13, 2013

      Police watchdog role to grow

      The role of the police watchdog will be expanded to investigate all serious complaints against officers, under new measures...

    38. January 31, 2013

      Police numbers lowest in over a decade

      Home Office cuts to police budgets have resulted in the number of police officers in England and Wales falling to their...

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