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in favour of the project – with the Department of Transport accused of basing projections on “fragile numbers, out of date data and assumptions that do not reflect real life”.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
Former Home Secretary, backed by ex-Chancellor, expresses concern about Labour’s public appeal
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?
News that knighthood got clean bill of health after collapse of RBS fuels row about 'political' decision
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
Ok, he's stopped touching his face. That's an improvement, it shows progress. At this rate he'll be ready to be prime minister when Sam Miliband comes of age (and pips his father to the vote while uncle David laughs).
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
Civil servants will for the first time help Britain's political parties to stitch together a post-election agreement if the general election results in a hung parliament.