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  1. August 27, 2014

    Russians cool on luxury London homes as Italians move in

    Wealthy Russians are cooling on London’s luxury houses, leaving Italians as the only large group of buyers increasing their...

  2. August 27, 2014

    Westminster disorder as Bercow backs Australian for venerable job

    For more than 650 years, the post of clerk of the House of Commons has seldom entered the public consciousness, but that has...

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  1. August 26, 2014

    Black hole looms in UK defence, study says

    A new black hole will open up in Britain’s military budget after 2015, according to independent research commissioned by the...

  2. August 26, 2014

    Deloitte warns on UK political risks

    Political uncertainty surrounding next year’s UK general election is at the top of the corporate agenda, according to David...

  3. August 25, 2014

    The messy UK may get even messier

    Is an English backlash on its way after Scotland’s independence referendum? Whatever happens on September 18, the United...

  4. August 22, 2014

    Britain should join bombing of Isis in Iraq, says Liam Fox

    Britain should start bombing jihadis in northern Iraq, says former defence secretary Liam Fox, as pressure builds on the...

  5. August 21, 2014

    Rail subsidies fall 40% in five years

    Rail subsidies have fallen almost 40 per cent over the past five years, according to statistics released by the Department...

  6. August 21, 2014

    US and allies must join Assad to defeat Isis, warns British MP

    The US and its allies must be prepared to work with the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad to have any hope of defeating the...

  7. August 21, 2014

    Tube strike hits London commuters

    London Underground shut parts of the Central line and all of the Waterloo and City line on Friday as train drivers took...

  8. August 21, 2014

    Proportion of high GCSE passes rises

    The proportion of teenagers achieving A*-C grades at GCSE has risen for the first time in three years, with just over...

  9. August 19, 2014

    Chuka Umunna says UK economic rebalancing ‘mired in chaos’

    Efforts to rebalance the UK economy away from London and the southeast using a regional growth fund have been “mired in...

  10. August 19, 2014

    UK’s female managers face ‘midlife pay crisis’

    The gender pay gap among managers in the UK is substantially worse higher up the ladder, according to a survey from the...

  11. 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...

  12. August 18, 2014

    Ukip MEP is wrong on Hitler’s oratory

    “Adolf Hitler – a monster, but a marvellous orator.” So runs the cliché. And it is that same cliché that an MEP for...

  13. August 17, 2014

    Whitehall report into Muslim Brotherhood delayed by wrangling

    The publication of a UK government report into the Muslim Brotherhood has been delayed as ministers and officials wrangle...

  14. August 17, 2014

    Councils privatise their legal departments

    A growing number of councils across the UK are trying to privatise their legal departments as they seek to bolster their...

  15. August 15, 2014

    Lib Dems plan freedom of information rules for private companies

    Water companies, the “Big Six” energy suppliers and housing associations would be forced to open their books to the public...

  16. August 15, 2014

    Be honest about Network Rail’s £34bn debt

    Network Rail, that phoenix from the ashes of Railtrack, was set up as a “not for profit” company. Well, it has certainly...

  17. August 14, 2014

    Rank to build digital empire on ‘bedrock’ casino and bingo venues

    The new head of Rank Group insisted its casino and bingo venues would remain the “bedrock” of the business as he laid out...

  18. August 12, 2014

    UK ready to suspend arms exports to Israel

    Twelve licences for British companies to sell arms to Israel will be suspended if hostilities in Gaza resume, after the...

  19. 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...

  20. August 12, 2014

    Network Rail debt move goes off track

    Ministers are exploring ways to reverse the accounting changes that will next month see Network Rail’s £34bn of gross debts...

  21. August 8, 2014

    Labour urges coalition to speed review of arms sales to Israel

    Labour has stepped up pressure on the coalition over the conflict in Gaza by urging it to accelerate its review of UK arms...

  22. August 8, 2014

    Lady Warsi’s exit reveals wider poll danger for Tories

    The Conservative party has long been proud of its strong support for Israel. But the shock resignation this week of Lady...

  23. August 8, 2014

    Cameron reveals businesswomen among new Tory peerages

    David Cameron has appointed a series of leading businesswomen to the House of Lords with peerages going to Karren Brady,...

  24. August 7, 2014

    Boris Johnson eyes Uxbridge as springboard to Westminster

    Uxbridge is the furthest stop on the Metropolitan line travelling west out of London into leafy suburbia. But the safe Tory...

  25. August 7, 2014

    The truth and lies of Scottish and EU secessionists

    This week’s television debate between Alex Salmond, the pro-independence Scottish first minister, and Alistair Darling,...

  26. August 5, 2014

    Warsi’s shock exit over Gaza fuels Tory party unease

    Baroness Warsi was Britain’s first female Muslim cabinet minister and the embodiment of the modern Conservative party that...

  27. August 5, 2014

    Lady Warsi resigns in Gaza protest

    Foreign Office minister Lady Warsi has announced her resignation, citing her opposition to the government’s policy on Gaza....

  28. August 4, 2014

    Downing St reviews £8bn arms sales to Israel

    Britain is reviewing £8bn worth of arms exports to Israel in the light of the country’s military campaign in Gaza. Downing...

  29. August 4, 2014

    Boris Johnson to question Britain’s EU membership

    Boris Johnson knows how to pick his moments. In the dead of August, with David Cameron on holiday, the London mayor will...

  30. August 4, 2014

    A split from the UK would not threaten Scottish banks

    As the debate over Scottish independence enters its final stage, careful analysis is giving the lie to the unionists’...

  31. August 3, 2014

    Long-distance London commuters push up local house prices

    London’s strong housing market is pushing up prices in other parts of the country as workers commute ever longer distances...

  32. August 1, 2014

    Scottish ‘Yes’ voters upstage naysayers at Edinburgh Fringe

    With just 47 days to go until Scotland’s independence referendum, Edinburgh’s summer festival season has given one polemical...

  33. August 1, 2014

    Cameron and Osborne accused of ‘pork barrel’ politics

    David Cameron and George Osborne were accused by the Liberal Democrats of “cynically using public money to go after marginal...

  34. August 1, 2014

    Clegg safe for now despite Lib Dem woes

    Coalition government has cost Nick Clegg dear: the Liberal Democrats have lost one-third of their members, some 1,500...

  35. August 1, 2014

    Senior Lib Dems warn Clegg against further coalition

    Senior Liberal Democrats are warning Nick Clegg against forming another coalition if next year’s election produces a hung...

  36. August 1, 2014

    MPs accuse Whitehall of failing to protect whistleblowers

    Whitehall departments and other public bodies have failed to prevent whistleblowers from being victimised, and some have...

  37. July 31, 2014

    UK Help to Buy scheme used by almost 40,000 people

    Nearly 40,000 people have bought a home through the “Help to Buy” programme, ministers announced on Thursday, as they sought...

  38. July 31, 2014

    European history lesson gives Cameron a headache

    Britain’s attempt to renegotiate its ties with the European Economic Community ahead of the 1975 referendum created...

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