Chancellor has demanded £11.5bn in spending reductions, with most Whitehall departments required to find savings of up to 10%
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Monday 24 November 2008
Sunday 26 October 2008
Saturday 23 August 2008
Monday 07 July 2008
Ken Livingstone, the former London mayor, has accused his successor, Boris Johnson, of failing properly to vet his deputy, Ray Lewis, because he was "desperate" to hire him quickly.
Tuesday 01 July 2008
Plans to ban Scottish MPs from voting on laws for England will be published by the Conservative Party today.
Thursday 12 June 2008
Peter Thurnham had that combination of a social conscience with free market instincts which characterised an important strand of 20th-century Conservatism, but which could be found also in parts of the Liberal Party. It can be no great surprise, therefore, that he found himself able to join the Liberal Democrats in 1996 when he decided that the Conservative Party lacked decency; and there were many who shared his dismay over the activities which led to the Scott and Nolan reports and which seemed to be exemplified in the Neil Hamilton affair.
Sunday 13 April 2008
On Friday Alistair Darling told reporters in Washington that there would not be a house price crash in Britain. Aargh!
Tuesday 11 March 2008
He may be Britain's Prime Minister, but Gordon Brown has been deemed too obscure to merit a place in Madame Tussauds.
Thursday 06 March 2008
Nick Clegg was the surprise main casualty of a heated battle over Europe last night, as the House of Commons rejected calls for a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.
Thursday 21 February 2008
Confusion arose last night over whether the nationalisation of Northern Rock could result in the Government running its own offshore, off-balance-sheet vehicle – an arrangement ministers have lambasted private sector firms for using.
Friday 01 February 2008
MPs are likely to be able to carry on employing members of their families at the taxpayers' expense in spite of the scandal over the disgraced Tory MP Derek Conway, who was expelled from the Commons for 10 days yesterday.
Saturday 20 May 2006
Gordon Brown was given his best start to a fiscal year since he became Chancellor yesterday, according to official figures showing the public finances unexpectedly swung into the black in April.
Saturday 20 May 2006
Thursday 20 October 2005
Sunday 18 September 2005
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
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