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Sunday 14 July 2013
Lynton Crosby under more pressure following Government’s decision to abandon tobacco pledge
Monday 01 July 2013
Recommended increase was expected to add up to £10,000 to backbenchers' salaries in 2015
Thursday 13 June 2013
The former European Commissioner says displays of disunity could sink Conservative chances at the next election
Thursday 30 May 2013
Conservative chairman Grant Shapps has been rebuked by the UK's statistics watchdog for wrongly claiming that nearly one million people on incapacity benefit (IB) had dropped their claims rather than face medical checks.
Friday 19 April 2013
Blairites want the party to tackle the perception that it is “soft” on benefit claimants
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.
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
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