One of the country's wealthiest businessmen has announced a multi-million pound boost to the UK Independence Party.
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Monday 08 October 2012
The bald head apparently now represents potency and decisiveness, but shiny-headed men are still on the sidelines
Monday 30 July 2012
Three-quarters of local Conservative associations are losing activists as the party suffers a recruitment crisis which has seen membership halve since David Cameron became leader.
Thursday 28 June 2012
It was a question calculated to make the viewers hyperventilate, never mind the subject of the inquisition. When Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight asked the Treasury minister Chloe Smith whether she ever thought she was incompetent, those of us on this side of the screen could only try to catch our breath. Unfortunately for Ms Smith, it was a rhetorical question that demanded answering. We knew the truth: the scene should have been roped off some time earlier, so gruesome had been this car crash of an interview.
Friday 11 May 2012
This is the list of meetings with prime ministers handed to the Leveson Inquiry by Rebekah Brooks.
Sunday 25 March 2012
It was a gaffe-prone Budget, and his reputation has taken a hit. But the true significance is that it underscored the Chancellor's leadership ambitions
Tuesday 13 March 2012
David Cameron will deliver a powerful reminder when he arrives in Washington today that the days are long gone when the Conservative and Republican parties were viewed as transatlantic cousins.
Sunday 13 November 2011
Wednesday 15 June 2011
He looks very familiar.
Monday 21 February 2011
If the United Kingdom pulled out of the European Convention on Human Rights – as some right-wing Tories are demanding – it would be the first country to do so since a junta of neo-fascist colonels seized power in Greece in the 1960s, the Justice Secretary Ken Clarke warned yesterday.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
The power of judges to review ministerial decisions should be diminished, former Tory leader Lord Michael Howard said today.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Minimum sentences for murder are set to be abolished and thousands of people will escape prison altogether as part of the largest shake-up of the criminal justice system in decades.
Sunday 28 November 2010
Friday 26 November 2010
David Cameron's judgment was called into question last night after a new Conservative peer was forced to apologise over remarks that benefit cuts would encourage "breeding" among the poor.
Thursday 04 November 2010
Lord Acton: Hereditary peer who was instrumental in ending the inherited right to vote in the House of Lords
Monday 25 October 2010
Although a hereditary peer, Richard Acton was one of the prime movers of Lords reform that in 1999 led to the end of the inherited right to vote in the Upper House.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
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