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The Memo That Gives The Game Away

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The bully boy who's never really changed

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Now he's gone too far

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Bookworm who turned

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Heseltine joins Blair Euro-alliance

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Politics: Tory MPs open leadership selection to whole party

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Tory MPs to let rest of party vote for leader

Tory MPs are balloting today on the way they select their next leader after William Hague. Colin Brown, Chief Political Correspondent, says they are likely to support a system that could have given former Chancellor Ken Clarke victory over Mr Hague.

Politics: Tories plan American style primary for London mayor

The official Tory candidate to become Mayor of London is to be selected by a one member one vote ballot of the Tory Party in the South East. Colin Brown, Chief Political Correspondent, says Lord Archer is miles ahead in the popularity stakes.

Patten puts down marker for mayor

Chris Patten, the last governor of Hong Kong has admitted publicly for the first time that he would like to become the elected mayor of London "if the job was right".

Archer offers job to London mayor rival

Lord Archer has offered a potential rival candidate for the post of mayor of London the job of deputy mayor in return for not standing against him.

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What is it about Rita Fan that makes Hong Kong hate her so?

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Sunday at the supermarket: a time to shop and vote

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Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
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Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

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What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

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Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

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The new hatched, matched and dispatched

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Why do we have blood types?

Are you my type?

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Honesty box hotels

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Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

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