Portrait of the week

Portrait of the week

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…

Portrait of the week

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…

Portrait of the week

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…

Portrait of the week

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…

Portrait of the week

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Home In the shadow cabinet chosen by the new Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, the Exchequer went to John McDonnell, a…

Portrait of the week

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, told Parliament that he had authorised the killing, on 21 August, by means of…

Portrait of the week

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Home The Government decided after all to retain the rules preventing ministers and their departments from publishing campaign material, ‘with…

Portrait of the week

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Home Harriet Harman, the acting leader of the Labour party, said that 3,000 people had had any votes they cast…

Portrait of the week

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Home Andrew Burnham described calls from Yvette Cooper, a rival candidate for the Labour leadership, for him to withdraw from…

Portrait of the week

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Home The Metropolitan Police encouraged people to celebrate VJ Day despite reports in the Mail on Sunday (picked up from…

Portrait of the week

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Home Tom Hayes, aged 35, a former City trader who rigged the Libor rates daily for nearly four years while…

Portrait of the week

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Home A man died when 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais in one night. The…

Portrait of the week

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Home Parents would be able to have their children’s passports removed if they were suspected of planning to travel abroad…

Portrait of the week

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Home The government postponed a Commons vote on relaxing the Hunting Act in England and Wales after the Scottish National…

Portrait of the week

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Home In his Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, slowed the planned rate of bringing in £12 billion…

Portrait of the week

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Home At least 30 British people were among 38 shot dead at a beach resort at Sousse in Tunisia by…

Portrait of the week

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Tens of thousands took part in a demonstration in London against austerity, and thousands more in other cities. Russell…

Portrait of the week

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Talha Asmal, aged 17, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, died in a suicide bomb attack on forces near an oil…

Portrait of the week

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said of the EU referendum: ‘If you want to be part of the government,…

Portrait of the week

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, toured Europe trying to gain support for reforms to favour Britain’s position in the…

Portrait of the week

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Home A Bill to enable a referendum on whether voters wanted Britain to ‘remain’ in the European Union figured in…

Portrait of the week

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The annual rate of inflation turned negative in April, for the first time since 1960, with deflation of 0.1…

Portrait of the week

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, soon got used to the surprise of the Conservatives being returned in the general…

Portrait of the week

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The country went to the polls. David Cameron, the Conservative leader, prepared by going around with his sleeves rolled…

Portrait of the week

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The British economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, the slowest quarterly growth for…