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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.

Miliband rebuffs Balls – and his strategy for tackling the Tory cuts

The new Labour leader's choice of Alan Johnson as shadow Chancellor is a signal of economic intent, says Andrew Grice

Alan Johnson named as shadow chancellor

Alan Johnson was appointed to the key role of shadow chancellor in Ed Miliband's first shadow cabinet today.

Alan Johnson leads fight against Government's cuts programme

Alan Johnson's reputation as a good-natured bruiser ready to tackle any fight will be sorely tested in the key role of shadow chancellor.

Jack Straw: Labour must respond to 'squeezed middle'

Labour will only return to power if it responds to the concerns of middle Britain, shadow justice secretary Jack Straw warned today.

Michael Brown: The only generation that matters

The election of Ed Miliband means that the wretched cult of callow political youth has now infected all three main political parties

Alan Johnson: A letter to the new Labour leader

The Shadow Home Secretary gets in early with six pieces of advice for the younger Miliband who came out on top yesterday

Bickering to the end, battle of the Milibands goes down to the wire

Friends of David accuse rival of bid to influence betting market

Theresa May has deserted women in hunt for cuts, says Alan Johnson

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has relegated the fight against the ill-treatment of women under Treasury pressure to find big cuts in her £10bn-a-year budget, her predecessor in the role claims today.

Overseas students fuel 20% migration rise

Net migration to the UK soared by more than 20% last year, fuelled by growing numbers of overseas students and a drop in the number of Britons leaving to live abroad, figures showed today.

Theresa May scraps power to ban domestic abusers from victims' homes

A scheme to protect women from domestic abuse by removing violent partners from the family home is being scrapped by the Government as part of its drive to cut public spending.

Home Secretary announces end to 'ludicrous' system of Asbos

The Home Secretary yesterday read the last rites for Tony Blair's flagship policy for dealing with noisy neighbours, drunk teenagers, fly-tippers, graffiti artists and vandals.

Terror suspects can sue for damages

Terror suspects could sue the Government for damages over the use of control orders which breached their human rights, after a ruling by the Court of Appeal yesterday.

Julie Burchill: The trouble with politicians is the older they get, the more they act like teenagers

If politics is showbusiness for ugly people, these beauties feel entitled to go the whole hog when it comes to regressing

Elected police chiefs in two years, says May

The Home Secretary confirmed yesterday that directly elected police commissioners will take charge of police forces in England and Wales two years. Announcing what she called "the most radical reforms to policing in at least 50 years", Theresa May also announced the formation of a National Crime Agency.

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