Portrait of the week
The Portrait of the week
Home The Health and Social Care Bill, which changes the organisation of the National Health Service, passed its second reading…
Home The gross domestic product of the United Kingdom shrank by 0.5 per cent in the last quarter of 2010 compared with that quarter the previous year, according to initial figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Home Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, said that the rise in VAT from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent…
Nine men were charged with conspiracy to bomb London targets such as the Stock Exchange and the tower of Big Ben before Christmas.
The Spectator's portrait of 2010
Home Katia Zatuliveter, 25, a Russian working for Mike Hancock, a Liberal Democrat MP who sits on the House of…
The Office for Budget Responsibility said it thought economic growth for 2010 would be 1.8 per cent, not 1.2 per cent as it had previously predicted.
Britain is to lend Ireland up to £9 billion.
Portrait of the week - 20th November
Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, visited China with four Cabinet ministers and 43 business leaders. He said he hoped…
Home A bomb was found at East Midlands airport.
The gross domestic product of the United Kingdom was 0.8 per cent greater in the third quarter of the year than in the previous quarter, which had seen a growth of 1.2 per cent; the new figure was higher than expected.
Home The coalition government announced cuts under the Comprehensive Spending Review of £23.1 billion, or 3.3 per cent of total…
Universities in England should be able to charge unlimited fees, according to a report by Lord Browne of Madingley; students would start repaying loans when their earnings reached £21,000.
Home At the beginning of the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced on the radio that from 2013 child benefits would be withdrawn from any family where one parent earns more than about £44,000 a year.
The Spectator's portrait of the week
Pope Benedict XVI was expected to conclude a four-day state visit to Britain with the beatification of Cardinal Newman in Birmingham, after addressing Parliament at Westminster Hall and meeting the Queen in Edinburgh.
Nearly six million people began to receive letters from HM Revenue & Customs telling them they had paid the wrong amount of tax.
Mr Tony Blair, the former prime minister, published his political memoir, A Journey, in which he said that Mr Gordon Brown drove him to drink, but not an ‘excessively excessive’ amount: ‘The curse of Gordon was to make these people co-conspirators, not free-range thinkers.