PM accuses First Minister of a 'diversionary tactic'
Douglas Oakervee has been accused of rarely publicly defending the high-speed rail link since its cost spiralled by around £10bn earlier this summer
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in favour of the project – with the Department of Transport accused of basing projections on “fragile numbers, out of date data and assumptions that do not reflect real life”.
Campaigners against the expensive project accuse the coalition of 'underhand misuse' of money
Ed Balls drew inspiration from children’s television to heap ridicule on the “failing Chancellor” George Osborne over his plans for spending cuts.
Ed Miliband tells Andrew Grice he regrets that David is New York-bound, and does not rule out a comeback
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?
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has acknowledged that Alistair Darling's memoir of life in 11 Downing Street has handed the Conservatives an opportunity to divert attention from the economic difficulties facing the UK.
Alistair Darling confirms that Gordon Brown tried to prise him out of the Treasury in 2009 to put Ed Balls in his place
Former Chancellor Alistair Darling will lift the lid on Gordon Brown's increasingly "brutal and volcanic" demeanour when his memoirs are published next week, according to a Labour-supporting blog.
The former Chancellor tells Andrew Grice how close we came to financial chaos – and why Osborne could push us back to the brink
Gordon Brown's refusal to admit to the need for spending cuts cost Labour the election, Alistair Darling suggested yesterday.
Former chancellor Alistair Darling is to quit front-bench politics after more than two decades, he said today.
The camera that set out to discomfort our leaders has become their new best friend