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  1. July 25, 2014

    Ed Miliband admits he cannot compete with PM on photo-ops

    Ed Miliband on Friday admitted that he was hopeless at photo-opportunities but insisted that he provided real leadership...

  2. July 18, 2014

    Cameron’s trouble with women

    When David Cameron was leader of the opposition, one of his most embarrassing moments came in the early days when he rode a...

  1. July 15, 2014

    UK aims for top EU economy portfolio

    David Cameron will on Wednesday attempt to seize control of one of Europe’s top economic portfolios after his most sweeping...

  2. July 15, 2014

    David Cameron injects new blood to revive Conservative party

    All Cabinet reshuffles are an exercise in political cosmetics, but seldom has a prime minister gone to such lengths to...

  3. July 15, 2014

    Cabinet reshuffle: Cameron demotes Michael Gove to chief whip

    David Cameron has carried out a sweeping reshuffle to put his party on election footing, promoting the eurosceptic Philip...

  4. July 7, 2014

    Political risks top concerns for UK company finance chiefs

    Political risks created by next year’s general election and a potential EU referendum concern the finance chiefs of...

  5. July 6, 2014

    Ed Miliband and British business

    With less than a year to Britain’s next general election, Ed Miliband, Labour’s leader, faces an uphill struggle. At this...

  6. June 25, 2014

    Ed Balls challenges Tory opposition to manifesto audits

    Ed Balls, shadow chancellor, has claimed George Osborne is running scared over Labour’s call for the independent fiscal...

  7. June 23, 2014

    Labour to take on outsourcing companies if it wins election

    Labour will mount an assault on big outsourcing companies if it wins the election, reducing their role in delivering the...

  8. June 23, 2014

    Farage urges ‘direct democracy’ in bid to check government power

    British voters should be given the final say on any government policy through a referendum if enough people sign a petition...

  9. June 20, 2014

    Ed Miliband struggles to shake off leadership questions

    Miliband’s up and downs Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, likes sympathetic audiences: his big speech this week on welfare...

  10. June 12, 2014

    Scots would vote Yes if certain of David Cameron election victory

    A majority of Scots would vote to leave the UK if they were sure that David Cameron would continue as prime minister after...

  11. June 10, 2014

    Charles Clarke ‘pessimistic’ on Labour winning UK election

    Charles Clarke, the former Labour home secretary, has warned he is “pessimistic” about his party’s chances in next year’s...

  12. June 3, 2014

    Newark hints at general election Culloden for Ukippers

    Having reduced the political establishment to gibbering wrecks, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s great march on London faltered and...

  13. May 26, 2014

    Nigel Farage: ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’

    Nigel Farage addressed journalists in the basement of an expensive London hotel on Monday and told them: “If any of you...

  14. May 23, 2014

    Vote points to hung parliament in 2015

    Projections from Thursday’s local elections point to a hung parliament in Britain’s 2015 general election with Labour as the...

  15. May 23, 2014

    Ukip still faces struggle for success in 2015 general election

    Despite its success in Thursday’s local elections, Ukip still faces a struggle to win seats in next year’s general election....

  16. May 19, 2014

    Business chiefs hostile to Labour’s minimum wage pledge

    Business chiefs have given a hostile reception to Labour’s promise to raise the national minimum wage significantly if the...

  17. May 18, 2014

    Ed Miliband to vow minimum wage rise if he wins general election

    Ed Miliband will fight the next election on a promise to “significantly increase” the national minimum wage as the Labour...

  18. May 15, 2014

    Stick to your guns, David Axelrod tells UK Labour party

    David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama who is now working for the Labour party, has urged Ed...

  19. May 15, 2014

    Family fortunes lead political battle over equality

    The question of who owns what promises to be a defining issue of next year’s general election. One key issue is whether the...

  20. Westminster Blog

    May 13, 2014

    Where has Labour's poll lead gone?

    Four polls have been published in the last 24 hours, all suggesting the same thing: the race for next year’s general...

  21. May 12, 2014

    UK opinion polls put Tories ahead of Labour

    Two opinion polls give the Conservatives a lead over Labour for the first time since the aftermath of George Osborne’s...

  22. May 9, 2014

    Cameron provokes anger over plan to exclude Clegg from TV debate

    David Cameron has sparked anger among his Liberal Democrat coalition colleagues by suggesting he could hold a televised...

  23. May 7, 2014

    Labour promises ‘radical offer’ to voters

    Ed Miliband has promised to fight the next general election on “the boldest, most radical offer laid before the British...

  24. May 6, 2014

    Most Ukip voters plan to stick with party in 2015

    More than half of those voting Ukip in this month’s European elections also intend to support the anti-EU party in next...

  25. May 6, 2014

    Voters turn against big-business culture, claims Populus survey

    Almost two-thirds of voters, including half of Conservative supporters, want the next government to be tougher with big...

  26. May 6, 2014

    Public trust in big business falls away among Britons

    When Britons go to the polls in exactly a year’s time they will be voting for a moment of reckoning for big business,...

  27. May 6, 2014

    David Cameron sharpens tools to chip away at Nigel Farage support

    David Cameron admits it will be tough to beat Ukip in this month’s European elections. “For Nigel Farage it’s like a pub...

  28. April 28, 2014

    Boris should stick to running London

    Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has long been one of Britain’s most flamboyant politicians. Blond, voluble, ambitious,...

  29. April 28, 2014

    Drug cocktail gives Whitehall a headache

    Pfizer’s proposed takeover of AstraZeneca set alarm bells ringing across Whitehall on Monday, as ministers braced themselves...

  30. April 27, 2014

    Opposition plans to ambush ‘zombie government’

    Labour is planning to spring a series of ambushes on the coalition government in the form of surprise debates over the...

  31. April 27, 2014

    Nick Clegg warns against TV debate exclusion

    Nick Clegg is considering a legal challenge if David Cameron tries to exclude him from televised leaders’ debates at next...

  32. April 18, 2014

    Ed Miliband hires Obama adviser David Axelrod for election bid

    The UK’s general election campaigns will be fought out by an American, an Australian and a South African, now that all three...

  33. April 16, 2014

    The challenges for Labour pile up

    In the four years since the 2010 general election, the Conservatives and Labour have set out two contrasting visions for the...

  34. April 7, 2014

    Ukip supporters to stay loyal to party for general election

    Most supporters of the UK Independence party say they will stay with the anti-EU party after European elections in May,...

  35. April 3, 2014

    Miliband backs Ukip leader’s exclusion from TV debate

    Ed Miliband insisted on Thursday that Nigel Farage should be excluded from any leaders’ debates in the run up to the 2015...

  36. April 2, 2014

    ‘Dysfunctional’ Labour team battles over party’s direction

    When Len McCluskey urged Ed Miliband this week to adopt a more radical programme, he crystallised a debate that has been...

  37. March 31, 2014

    Labour opinion poll lead shrinks to under 3%

    The Conservatives have narrowed Labour’s opinion poll lead to under 3 per cent, according to a survey that also shows shifts...

  38. March 31, 2014

    Voters are about to wake up and smell the hogwash

    Political commentary depends on amnesia. Events recur, patterns repeat, most of what happens is familiar – and each time it...

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