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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Friday 21 January 2011
Thursday 20 January 2011
Shadow chancellor Alan Johnson dramatically quit the Labour front bench tonight 'for personal reasons to do with my family'.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Bob Diamond, the banana who runs Barclays, must have promised himself to be as boring as possible in front of the Treasury Select Committee. He succeeded spectacularly with one lapse. His answer to all questions contained a mix and match of the following: resolution and recovery process with capital rules on the architectural changes of the integrated universal banking model going forward. It's a fridge magnet game and the winner gets £100m. Well done, Bob. All that good work went to nought with his observation that bankers should stop apologising for the crash. That met with a united response. Maybe he'll turn down his bonus.
Monday 10 January 2011
The shadow Chancellor, Alan Johnson, was forced to admit yesterday he did not know what the UK's national insurance tax rate was, an admission seized upon as his latest public slip-up.
Thursday 30 December 2010
Tuesday 28 December 2010
Monday 27 December 2010
Sunday 26 December 2010
Thursday 23 December 2010
Wednesday 15 December 2010
Senior officials have called for contingency plans to be drawn up in case the Government's economic strategy is blown off course by the crisis in the eurozone, it emerged yesterday.
Monday 06 December 2010
Government plans which could potentially see no scientists sitting on its drugs advisory council are "worrying", campaigners said today.
Friday 03 December 2010
A scathing assessment of Gordon Brown's "abysmal track record" by American officials based in London has been revealed in the latest leaks of US diplomatic cables.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
In his autumn statement to MPs yesterday, George Osborne went as far as saying that Britain's economic recovery is "on track" and that "the plan is working". The Chancellor deserves top marks for self-confidence. But he knows full well that it is too soon to be so certain.
Saturday 27 November 2010
"Yes, I am a socialist, I'm not embarrassed about it," Ed Miliband declared yesterday on 5 Live.
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