Blairites want the party to tackle the perception that it is “soft” on benefit claimants
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Sunday 07 April 2013
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Labour will adopt the high-risk strategy of voting against below-inflation rises in most state benefits in the Commons in the new year.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
In the idiotic claims they make about welfare claimants, the likes of Grant Shapps and George Osborne reveal how completely out of touch they are
Thursday 18 October 2012
The genius of Jimmy Savile is that each day the revelations manage to get worse. By tomorrow, it will turn out he was a commander in the Provisional IRA, and on Saturday that in 1997 he used to drive a Fiat Uno haphazardly round the underpasses of Paris.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Suddenly he struck back. Could this be a new-look, kick-ass Nick Clegg in the making? As usual, the Deputy Prime Minister was attacked from both sides. It's hard to say who he annoys more – the Labour MPs who feel so betrayed, or the Tory backbenchers unable to come to terms with the burden of sharing power with the Liberal Democrats.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
The Tory co-chairman used to like being called Michael Green. And who can blame him? In the age of multiple identity, we all do it. Don't we?
Transport Secretary Justine Greening could resign from Government if David Cameron backs third Heathrow runway
Tuesday 28 August 2012
The Transport Secretary Justine Greening today gave the strongest indication yet that she is backing Boris Johnson’s plan for a new hub airport near London to replace Heathrow.
Friday 17 August 2012
The cost of buying a home in England has rocketed by more than three times the rate of the average salary in the space of a decade, a study found today.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Before they were united in coalition, David Cameron and Nick Clegg agreed on one thing, that the Labour government was employing too many special advisers. There is a serious case for having more, not fewer, of these political appointees who serve their ministers without being restricted by civil service rules about impartiality, despite the controversy surrounding some of them, such as Alastair Campbell or Andy Coulson. But Cameron promised to cap their numbers, while Clegg's position was that there should not be any at all, unless their salaries were paid from party funds.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
Thousands of high-earning council tenants could face rent hikes or eviction under government proposals being published today.
Monday 11 June 2012
He is the Government’s most prolific media operators.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Communities in England were today offered £17 million to help them take advantage of a new scheme allowing them to build facilities like family homes, shops, children's playgrounds and community halls.
Friday 04 May 2012
David Cameron's dream of elected mayors in all major cities looked to be in tatters today.
Thursday 26 April 2012
Complaints come as a senior judge warns local elections present 'enormous opportunities' for vote rigging.
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