Ed Balls could consider increasing the top rate of tax to 55p or even 60p if he became Chancellor, former Trade minister Digby Jones claimed today.
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Mark Leftly: British business must make contingency plans in case the Scots decide to go their own way
Friday 24 January 2014
Westminster Outlook: North of the border, BAE builds an array of warships for the Ministry of Defence
Friday 15 November 2013
This was like being slowly televisually strangled, but I couldn't turn it off
Friday 27 September 2013
PM accuses First Minister of a 'diversionary tactic'
Exclusive: ‘Captain Invisible’ goes missing in inaction - HS2 chief takes three months off with torn calf muscle
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Douglas Oakervee has been accused of rarely publicly defending the high-speed rail link since its cost spiralled by around £10bn earlier this summer
Monday 09 September 2013
The controversial High Speed Two (HS2) rail project has received one of its most damning assessments yet – just days after the Prime Minister called for a fightback in favour of the project – with the Department of Transport accused of basing projections on “fragile numbers, out of date data and assumptions that do not reflect real life”.
Sunday 25 August 2013
Labour has threatened to withdraw support for the HS2 rail project if the bill rises above £50 billion.
Sunday 25 August 2013
Campaigners against the expensive project accuse the coalition of 'underhand misuse' of money
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Former Home Secretary, backed by ex-Chancellor, expresses concern about Labour’s public appeal
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Move could help counter claims made by ministers that economic crisis was caused by previous Labour government
Friday 02 August 2013
“One year mair, one year less,” rumbles Gordon Brown, thinking back to the homespun sayings of his hometown of Kirkcaldy - this one a somewhat cynical birthday greeting.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Figures reveal nearly a million people have been out of work for more than a year
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Ed Balls drew inspiration from children’s television to heap ridicule on the “failing Chancellor” George Osborne over his plans for spending cuts.
'David doing this will be good for our relationship': Ed Miliband’s farewell to brother David he beat to become Labour leader
Friday 29 March 2013
Ed Miliband tells Andrew Grice he regrets that David is New York-bound, and does not rule out a comeback
Thursday 21 March 2013
It used to be said that the best Chancellors are like snake oil salesman. Alas for this one, he's not too good at selling things. But will it cost him or his party?
The Sketch: A distinct shortage of AAA metaphors as George Osborne still blames Labour for economic woes
Monday 25 February 2013
It may be that most of the Tory backbenchers who are really perturbed by George Osborne’s dogged pursuit of Plan A simply failed to turn up for his ritual session in the noisy parliamentary equivalent of the stocks to which Ed Balls subjected him today. But they left the field clear for awe-inspiringly repetitive variations on a theme, that Labour was still exclusively to blame for the trouble we’re in. Including the “humiliation” as Balls put it, of losing a Triple A credit rating the “downgraded” Chancellor had once so prized.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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