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Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Iain Duncan Smith puts ministerial career on the line after rolling out a barrel-full of jargon and clichés
Thursday 05 September 2013
It’s a sure sign that a minister is under pressure when the jargon level rises. As Iain Duncan Smith defended himself today the jargonometer surged into the red zone.
Tuesday 03 September 2013
The Al-Jazeera Egypt network, along with three other stations known to have covered Muslim Brotherhood protests have been told to stop broadcasting by an Egyptian court.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
The shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Liam Byrne, has launched an attack on Iain Duncan Smith, claiming there “seems to be something very wrong in the mind” of the Work and Pensions Secretary.
Sunday 18 August 2013
One of the country’s biggest academy chains is busting the Government’s pay ceiling for public sector workers by offering all its teachers a 1.5 per cent pay rise.
Sunday 18 August 2013
Chicken, beef and egg inspectors have had £1m of tax on personal car use picked up over the past decade by the Scottish government, according to a whistleblower who signed off many of the expenses. Charles Russell, Scotland's senior poultry officer for 21 years, told The IoS that 19 cars are allocated to low- and mid-ranking civil servants, who saved £4,000-£6,000 every year in tax as a result of this perk. These officials also include six horticultural officers and eight school inspectors.
Saturday 17 August 2013
More than one-third of civil servants believe the Government is botching its attempt to cut the size of Whitehall by allowing the most talented workers to leave.
Plain cigarette packaging: Labour urges Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood to intervene over Lynton Crosby 'lobbying'
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Labour have attempted to ratchet up the pressure on Britain’s most senior civil servant to intervene in the row over allegations that the Conservatives’ election guru used his position to lobby ministers on behalf of private clients.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
Conservative party election strategist denies discussed tobacco issues with PM or Health Secretary
Friday 19 July 2013
Reform is coming to the Civil Service, but some worry it will harm more than help
Monday 15 July 2013
Inside Whitehall: The Civil Service is a very, very big organisation and it needs someone with corporate expertise to run it
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Underpaid? There’s little sympathy for MPs. And they can pay for their own tea
Thursday 11 July 2013
Sir Ian Kennedy seemed stolidly unmoved by the prevailing view. He said it was a ‘very good deal’
Thursday 11 July 2013
Civil service boss Sir Bob Kerslake blamed for slow pace of reform, in role described as ‘impossible’ by critics
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was allegedly paid from a slush fund operated by the governing People’s Party (PP) when he was a minister in the 1990s, according to documents published in the newspaper El Mundo. The accusations drew denials from the PP and calls for Mr Rajoy’s resignation, from opposition parties weary of austerity measures and an economy mired in recession.
Monday 08 July 2013
Agreement on reform reached despite debt inspectors warning of an 'uncertain economic outlook'
Public sector workers to lose automatic pay rises, as Chancellor George Osborne unveils further £11.5 billion cuts
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Chancellor says public sector pay rises will be limited to an average of up to one per cent for 2015-16, adding 'but the biggest reform we make on pay is to automatic progression pay'
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Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
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