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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Wednesday 27 February 2013
David Cameron has said that the Government needs to go “further and faster” to bring down the deficit after the loss of Britain’s coveted AAA credit rating.
Monday 25 February 2013
Oxfam is to donate its 70-year archive to Oxford University's Bodleian Libraries, it was announced today.
Thursday 21 February 2013
If David Cameron wants to up military spending he should have the courage to say so
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Money earmarked for foreign aid could be switched to the Ministry of Defence in an attempt to focus more resources on bringing peace and stability to warzones, David Cameron has signalled.
Friday 08 February 2013
Bishops fear Sheldon Adelson’s €22bn casino will lead poor Spaniards into gambling addiction
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Families face further tax rises or more cuts to welfare spending because of the continuing weakness of the economy, a respected think tank warned today.
Pensioners' fuel allowance, free TV licence and bus passes at risk as Downing Street admits pledge to protect them only applies until 2015
Friday 01 February 2013
New doubts were raised today about the future of pensioners' benefits, after Downing Street made clear that the Prime Minister's pledge to protect them applies only until the 2015 general election.
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."
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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