Government departments have effectively been banned from promoting initiatives that are not central to the party’s key election themes of crime, the economy, immigration and welfare
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Thursday 31 January 2013
Conservative Cabinet ministers are pressing for another round of cuts in the welfare budget in an attempt to protect their own departments from the Treasury’s demand for a further £10bn of savings.
Monday 21 January 2013
Burmese troops attacked rebel positions in north-east Kachin yesterday despite a ceasefire order from the President and an invitation to the insurgents to take part in peace talks.
Friday 18 January 2013
England manager had a stint at Ewood Park
Wednesday 02 January 2013
A third of the money the Government spends on overseas aid should be diverted to the military budget so that Britain’s armed forces can respond better to natural catastrophes like earthquakes and tsunamis, a right-wing policy institute argues.
Sunday 16 December 2012
The death toll from a typhoon that devastated mountainous and coastal towns in the southern Philippines with ferocious winds and flash floods this month has risen to more than 1,000.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Chancellor warns he will squeeze departmental budgets so he can find £5bn to boost economy
Saturday 10 November 2012
Justine Greening is supposed to have told the Prime Minister, when he made her Secretary of State for International Development in September: "I didn't come into politics to distribute money to people in the Third World."
Andrew Mitchell denies 'rogue minister' accusation after controversially approving £16 million Rwanda aid package on last day as International Development Secretary
Thursday 08 November 2012
The former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell today denied he acted as a “rogue minister” when he controversially approved £16 million in aid for Rwanda on his last day in the job.
Saturday 20 October 2012
In the end Andrew Mitchell simply had too many enemies and too few friends to survive.
Thursday 11 October 2012
Mr Cameron deserves to be commended for his efforts to lead the Conservatives from the front
Saturday 25 August 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac swept across Haiti's southern peninsula early today, dousing a capital city prone to flooding and areas of the poor nation still trying to recover from the terrible 2010 earthquake.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
Iran has appealed for foreign help to deal with the aftermath of the deadly twin earthquakes that hit it last weekend after initially claiming it was not needed.
Friday 10 August 2012
David Cameron today spoke of his hopes for a summit to tackle hunger, but admitted: “There's no one single answer to this.”
Saturday 14 July 2012
Gordon Brown is to become the United Nations' special envoy for education, furthering his long-standing aim to ensure that all the world's children get the chance to go to school.
Sunday 08 July 2012
International donors pledged more than £10 billion today in badly-needed development aid for Afghanistan over the next four years when most foreign troops will leave, as President Hamid Karzai urged the international community not to abandon his country.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
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