Portrait of the week

Portrait of the week

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Home Iain Duncan Smith resigned as Work and Pensions Secretary two days after the Budget, throwing the government into a…

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19 March 2016 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, kept talking of the ‘next generation’. He outlined cuts…

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12 March 2016 9:00 am

Home The Bank of England arranged for banks to be able to borrow as much money as they needed around…

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5 March 2016 9:00 am

Home An official analysis by the Cabinet Office said that if Britain left the EU it would lead to a…

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27 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, having continued talks through the night in Brussels, announced that he had achieved a ‘special status’ for…

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20 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, spent time in Brussels before a meeting of the European Council to see what…

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13 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that if Britain left the European Union, France could stop allowing British officials…

Portrait of the Week: David Cameron’s EU deal and the death of Terry Wogan

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, made a speech in Wiltshire about a letter from Donald Tusk, the president of…

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30 January 2016 9:00 am

Home Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, prepared a paper on the four areas of concern between Britain…

Portrait of the week: English lessons, civil partnerships, the price of oil

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that Muslim women must learn English, and that those who had entered on…

Portrait of the week: Junior doctors on strike

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that, on Britain’s place in the European Union, ‘what I would like to…

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9 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, decided to allow ministers to campaign for either side in the referendum on membership…

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2 January 2016 9:00 am

Home Thousands of houses were flooded in York, Leeds, Manchester and other parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire, after weeks of…

Portrait of the Year

12 December 2015 9:00 am

January David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that only electing the Conservatives could ‘save Britain’s economic recovery’. Labour unveiled a…

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5 December 2015 9:00 am

Home The House of Commons voted on air strikes in Syria. Labour MPs had been allowed a free vote by…

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28 November 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, announced, as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review, plans for two 5,000-strong…

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21 November 2015 9:00 am

Home After the killings in Paris, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that seven terrorist attacks on Britain had been…

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14 November 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, outlined four changes he sought in Britain’s membership of the EU. He wanted to…

Lest we forget

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7 November 2015 9:00 am

Home The all-party Foreign Affairs Committee urged David Cameron, the Prime Minister, not to press ahead with a Commons vote…

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29 October 2015 9:00 am

Home After it was twice defeated in the Lords on its plans to reduce working tax credits, the government announced…

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24 October 2015 9:00 am

Home Xi Jinping, the ruler of China, came, with his wife Peng Liyuan, a folk singer, for a state visit…

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17 October 2015 8:00 am

Home Two groups were launched, one in favour of remaining in the European Union and the other in favour of…

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10 October 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, told  the Conservative party conference in Manchester: ‘We need a national crusade to get…

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3 October 2015 8:00 am

Home In his speech at the Labour party conference, much of it taken from material that had been on the…

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26 September 2015 8:00 am

Home In a speech at the Shanghai stock exchange, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced a feasibility study…