All the talk has been of cabinet reshuffles in the run-up to the party conference season – but now it looks like they may be delayed until after it is over.
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Iron Lady’s pages are for turning: Loyal Tories make Margaret Thatcher’s life story their top choice of summer reading
Sunday 18 August 2013
The hefty biography of former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, written by the ex-Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore, may not seem the obvious pick for most people to while away hours on the beach with. But a poll of MPs by ComRes found that it was the Conservatives’ favourite to pack away.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Move could help counter claims made by ministers that economic crisis was caused by previous Labour government
Sunday 03 February 2013
We no longer have reasoned arguments between people who know what they're talking about, interspersed with intelligent contributions from the audience
On the police commissioner campaign trail with John Prescott as he addresses the (not quite) masses in Hull's main square
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Subtract the three Union officials, the nine badge wearing local party members and the city's three Labour MPs - including former Home Secretary Alan Johnson – from the total at the John Prescott for Police and Crime Commissioner rally in Hull's Queen Victoria Square, and the is attendance figure is hovering around the zero mark.
Friday 20 July 2012
Immigration rules that have been in operation for four years had to be rushed from the Home Office to the House of Lords yesterday, in the hope of saving the system from collapse.
Wednesday 04 July 2012
Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon is swapping anarchy for current affairs to appear on Question Time.
Saturday 03 December 2011
The Independent's Dave Brown has been named political cartoonist of the year by the Cartoon Art Trust.
Wednesday 23 November 2011
A police bodyguard was sacked last night following an investigation into claims he had an affair with the wife of the former Home Secretary, Alan Johnson.
Sunday 25 September 2011
Free of front-bench responsibility, the former home secretary is happy to catch up on his reading – and pass on some advice to his leader. John Rentoul meets Alan Johnson
Sunday 04 September 2011
Another memoir from a former member of Brown's government adds brushstroke detail and depth to his monster status
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Hundreds of the country's most experienced police officers who were forced to retire under a legal loophole are being encouraged to return to Britain's second largest force as unpaid special constables.
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg last night made last-ditch pleas to the public to defy David Cameron and the pollsters by supporting a historic change to the voting system in tomorrow's referendum.
Sunday 17 April 2011
Friday 01 April 2011
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
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