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    1. January 29, 2015

      Data on UK schools should assist parents and pupils

      Britain’s parents are known to be a demanding lot, and how they keep schools on their toes is a longstanding feature of UK...

    2. January 29, 2015

      Business faces up to ‘surreal’ mix of UK coalition risks

      Business is being forced to scrutinise the policies of parties it would have previously regarded as largely irrelevant, with...

    3. January 29, 2015

      England’s post-Olympic afterglow is fading fast

      England’s post-Olympic sporting afterglow is fading fast, according to figures published on Thursday. An annual survey by...

    4. January 28, 2015

      Crime victims urged to report offences online

      Victims of non-emergency crimes in England and Wales will be encouraged to report the offences online to save police time as...

    5. January 27, 2015

      Cable criticises Cameron on supermarkets

      David Cameron has been accused of caving in to the Treasury and to big business over proposals to fine Britain’s retailers...

    6. January 27, 2015

      Coalition has failed to tackle regional imbalances, report says

      The UK government has failed to tackle regional imbalances, fix the apprenticeship system and help the long-term unemployed...

    7. January 25, 2015

      Let statisticians cry foul when politicians bend the truth

      Facts matter, and Britain is lucky to have a political system that knows it. Numbers frame our most important debates —...

    8. January 22, 2015

      Britain’s bold move on plain cigarette packaging

      David Cameron has been accused in recent months of presiding over a “zombie government” because his ministers are submitting...

    9. January 22, 2015

      Surge in SNP support forces Labour to rethink power deal

      Amid the political scrambling after the 2010 general election, one of Labour’s most senior MPs, Douglas Alexander, ruled out...

    10. January 22, 2015

      Sharp monthly rise in UK budget deficit

      The coalition government is still struggling to close the UK’s gaping budget deficit, according to figures released on...

    11. January 20, 2015

      Westminster urges fines for retailers selling cut-price milk

      The UK’s dairy farmers need greater protection against rapid cuts to milk prices, which have resulted in some supermarkets...

    12. January 19, 2015

      Talks to form UK coalition must be swift, says Laws

      The next government should be formed within a week, one of the coalition’s most senior ministers has argued, insisting...

    13. January 18, 2015

      Nick Clegg attacks ‘snoopers’ bill as ‘waste of time’

      Nick Clegg has attacked those calling for greater powers for the intelligence services to intercept and retain online data,...

    14. January 16, 2015

      Ed Miliband blames electoral roll ‘scandal’ on coalition reform

      Almost 1m people, largely students and the young, have disappeared from the electoral roll since reforms last year,...

    15. January 15, 2015

      Bankruptcy threshold to rise from £750 to £5,000

      Creditors will find it harder to force people into bankruptcy after the government said it would raise the minimum debt...

    16. January 15, 2015

      White House home truths for David Cameron

      Forget Europe. Britain can always play Greece to America’s Rome. The notion that a special relationship with Washington is a...

    17. January 15, 2015

      English archbishops attack government over rising inequality

      The Church of England has launched a scathing attack on the UK coalition government less than four months before the general...

    18. January 14, 2015

      David Cameron should not have veto on TV debates

      In most western countries, television debates are a familiar part of the choreography of political campaigns at election...

    19. January 13, 2015

      Osborne accused of damaging energy sector

      George Osborne has been accused by a cabinet colleague of damaging the energy sector after the chancellor threatened...

    20. January 12, 2015

      Britain needs to set its housing market in order

      The past five years has not provided an environment auspicious for making a fortune. The financial crisis pitched Britain...

    21. January 12, 2015

      David Cameron calls for UK to plan response to Paris-style attack

      David Cameron has reignited the debate about access to individuals’ communications by intelligence chiefs, suggesting they...

    22. January 12, 2015

      Pension withdrawals set to rise by £6bn

      Some £6bn more than usual could be taken out of private pension plans – three times the government’s official estimate –...

    23. January 8, 2015

      Britain’s NHS stumbles towards a winter crisis

      When its top mandarin unblushingly nominated Britain’s National Health Service as “the proudest achievement of our modern...

    24. January 7, 2015

      David Cameron ‘frustrated’ at delays to Iraq report

      David Cameron says he is “frustrated” by delays to the publication of a “largely finished” report into the Iraq war, which...

    25. January 7, 2015

      Drugmakers threaten NHS with lawsuits over cancer ruling

      Drug companies are threatening legal action against an expected decision to halt National Health Service access to a range...

    26. January 6, 2015

      Osborne warns utilities and airlines to pass on oil price fall

      George Osborne has told airlines and energy companies to pass on to consumers the sharp fall in oil prices, with the...

    27. January 1, 2015

      Britons know their political destiny

      Britain’s general election takes place in May, but it is already over. Most people know how they will vote. Waverers who end...

    28. December 30, 2014

      1985 vs now: Age-old themes of UK politics

      Some issues in British politics never quite go away, whether the need for better bank regulation, concerns about higher...

    29. December 29, 2014

      Government to withhold full UK Muslim Brotherhood report

      A controversial report into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain will not be published in full, the...

    30. December 28, 2014

      Lib Dem minister David Laws attacks Tory plans for spending cuts

      The Conservatives’ public spending plans are tantamount to a political “suicide note” because they would involve...

    31. December 27, 2014

      Ministers blasted over delay to UK blackout helpline

      The government has been accused of leaving families vulnerable to possible power cuts after news that a promised emergency...

    32. December 27, 2014

      UK household incomes forecast to rise next year

      Household incomes are likely to rise in 2015, escaping the weakness of the past four years, though living standards are...

    33. December 26, 2014

      UK government spending: Back to the future

      Britain’s past is dominating the political battle over the nation’s future. With an extremely close election over four...

    34. December 24, 2014

      Alexander attacks Osborne over cuts to UK public services

      George Osborne is planning the “wilful destruction” of public services, according to Danny Alexander, the UK chancellor’s...

    35. December 22, 2014

      Polls point to most unpredictable UK general election in decades

      With less than five months until the UK general election, end of year polls suggest that neither Labour nor the...

    36. December 22, 2014

      Northern Ireland negotiations go through the night

      Politicians in Northern Ireland negotiated through Monday night as they sought to resolve the political and sectarian legacy...

    37. December 21, 2014

      Force foreign graduates to leave UK, May proposes

      Students from outside the EU will be forced to leave the UK after their course finishes under plans being promoted by...

    38. 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...

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