Party strategists know they cannot rely on the 'cost of living crisis' to carry them to victory in next year's general election
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Thursday 16 May 2013
Plan unveiled that would allow patients to sign a disclaimer asking for help to end their lives
Sunday 05 May 2013
The results of last Thursday’s council elections confirm Labour's modest but steady progress since its historic general election defeat in 2010. Labour made significant advances, even though many seats being fought were in hostile territory. New leadership has begun to reinvigorate the party, and a wide-ranging policy review is underway. The Tory-led Coalition appears increasingly accident prone, and is being dragged to the right by an insurgent Ukip threat, crushing David Cameron's hopes of establishing a new brand of centrist conservatism.
Thursday 02 May 2013
Jittery party demands more detail on economic policy as poll lead narrows
Monday 29 April 2013
Anyone who finds dachshunds charming and humorous immediately goes up in my estimation. Even certain former British prime ministers
Friday 19 April 2013
Welcome back our peerless spymaster, with another novel that unmasks low deeds in high places
Monday 15 April 2013
I arrived back from holiday to find the country divided and inflamed once more
Thatcher's march to war in the Falklands won an election - and her funeral will process to the same jingoistic tune
Thursday 11 April 2013
War is no fit "theme" for a funeral, says Afghanistan veteran Joe Glenton
Tuesday 09 April 2013
That was the truly poisonous part of her legacy in this country
Sunday 31 March 2013
His legacy is the modern Labour Party
Sunday 24 March 2013
As a young MP in 2005, David Cameron was so disenchanted by Lynton Crosby's concentration on immigration during that year's general election campaign that he kept the issue out of his constituency pamphlets.
Paywall UK: Nick Clegg's security bonds for immigrants attacked as 'unworkable, impractical and discriminatory'
Friday 22 March 2013
Visitors from 'high risk' nations to be asked for deposits of £1,000 or more
Thursday 21 March 2013
Greg Dyke, former Director-General of the BBC, has been appointed as Chairman of the FA.
Friday 08 March 2013
US Outlook It's depressing to see trouble return to the mineral-rich African state of Guinea.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Michael Gove was dismissive when asked in an interview with Jan Moir in the Daily Mail whether his alleged university nickname of “Donkey” – based on an unnamed anatomical oddity discovered in what the paper calls a “five-in-a-bed romp” – was true. “It wasn’t like some sort of Last Tango in Paris-type affair. I don’t recall being called Donkey, no,” he told the paper.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
It was not easy being a man in the rapidly de-industrialising Britain of the 1980s. Gone was the job for life at the local pit/foundry/ship works where your father had toiled and possibly his father too. The loss of chief breadwinner status sparked a masculinity crisis stripping a generation of their self-esteem as they squared up to a future stacking shelves at Morrison’s.
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
- 1 Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
- 2 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 3 Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad and potatoes for Jagermesiter and vodka
- 4 Here’s the damning letter Robin Williams wrote to his Mrs Doubtfire co-star's principal after they expelled her
- 5 Ferguson protests: 90-year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein ‘arrested’ by police during St Louis demonstrations