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I am told by a normally reliable source that the election is over and that we are now entering a new era in British public life, one which will irrevocably change the face of British politics, which is what people always say when we have a change of government.

Battle of the tycoons that led to saga of disgrace grace

It started in Mohamed al Fayed's sumptuous office in Harrods and by last night was stalling the start of the Conservative offensive in the election campaign.

Sleaze report casts shadow over MPs

Ten Tories who must wait until after the election to see if they are in the clear

Brown and Clarke to clash in TV debate

The Televised debate has finally arrived in British politics. The Shadow Chancellor, Gordon Brown, is to argue the state of the economy with the Chancellor, Kenneth Clarke.

A bird's eye view of the main players

It's been a wonderful winter for spotting garden birds. Our suburban bird table has been graced as never before with long-tailed tits, siskins, greenfinches and even the odd brambling. It has been the same all over the country. But from the birds' point of view, it's not been a good year at all.

Mightier than the sword

He holds no government position or party office. He's no longer even a Tory. But Lord McAlpine's book is spreading fear in Westminster. By Donald Macintyre

Howard is forced into retreat on Police Bill

Michael Howard has been forced into a second embarrassing climbdown over controversial plans to allow police to "bug and burgle" private property without prior consent.

Letter: Toyota warning means Britain must choose to join Europe or join the Third World

Sir: Sir Teddy Taylor's Article "Beware! VAT on food" (29 January), though broadly accurate, is misleading in one notable omission - we already have VAT on food in the UK. Most snacks, biscuits, confectionery, fruit juices and soft drinks incur VAT at 17.5 per cent, which was not imposed by Brussels but under the present government. Other EU countries tax these products at lower rates.

Former ministers share pounds 500,000 `goodbye' cash

More than 70 Tory former ministers who have resigned or been sacked since the 1992 general election have shared pounds 467,000 in tax-free "golden goodbyes", Labour claimed yesterday.

Is that true?

Labour and the Tories exchanged insults over Labour's claims that the Tories could impose VAT on food after the election, but who is right? writes Colin Brown.

The UK is investing in a better class of boom

Despite all the hype surrounding the high street, the personal sector saving ratio remains as high as in recession. Meanwhile, the Government has shown an amazing degree of prudence pre-election. High domestic savings often mean high domestic investment, but only if the fundamentals are right. They are. Having become so conditioned down the years to associate the UK economy with a failure to invest, it is capital rather than consumer spending which is more likely to boom in 1997. A strong bull case is growing for investment. First, demand is accelerating. Moving from a growth rate of 2 per cent to an above-trend rate of growth has significance for investment, over and above its role in reducing spare capacity. The fact that GDP is accelerating is also important. Students of basic economics will recognise the "accelerator model" of investment. Historically, accelerations in GDP have been closely followed by increases in investment.

Major prepares to launch spring offensive

John Major will launch the Conservatives' spring offensive next week with his first Downing Street press conference since June 1995.

One word from Clarke causes Major spasm

The benches behind Ken seethed. Half of them believe there is a German conspiracy to dominate Europe

Trickery used to meet EMU targets

Europhiles fight back: Treasury fights to meet currency criteria

HM Treasury warning: Tories harm your wealth

The average family's tax burden is to fall marginally from 35.3 per cent to 35.1 per cent of gross earnings next year - but it remains two percentage points higher than it was at the last election. It is also three points higher than in 1978-79, when Labour was last in office.
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