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25 April 2015 9:00 am

Home The prospect of a parliamentary alliance between Labour and the Scottish National Party injected an element of fear into…

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18 April 2015 9:00 am

Home Launching the Conservative party manifesto, David Cameron, the party leader, told voters he wanted to ‘turn the good news…

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11 April 2015 9:00 am

Home Tony Blair, the former prime minister, opposed a referendum on membership of the EU. In a speech at Sedgefield…

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4 April 2015 9:00 am

Home The nation greeted with well disguised enthusiasm the beginning of the general election campaign after the dissolution of parliament.…

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28 March 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, who was cutting up lettuce in his kitchen, told James Landale of the BBC that he would not…

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21 March 2015 9:00 am

Home In a Budget intended to have ‘no gimmicks, no giveaways’, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, offered pensioners…

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14 March 2015 9:00 am

Home Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, said that ‘a huge burden of responsibility’ lay with those who acted as apologists…

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7 March 2015 9:00 am

Home The man seen in several Islamic State videos of hostages being beheaded, nicknamed Jihadi John by the British press,…

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28 February 2015 9:00 am

Home Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former Conservative foreign secretary, resigned as chairman of Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee and promised…

‘What’s the point of inviting the hard-working poor to our fundraising balls? They pay taxes so don’t have any money.’

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21 February 2015 9:00 am

Home The annual rate of inflation fell to 0.3 per cent as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (or to 1.1…

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14 February 2015 9:00 am

Home Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary, told Parliament that Britain reserved the right to supply arms to Ukraine, as ‘We…

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7 February 2015 9:00 am

Home MPs voted by 382 to 128 to make Britain the only country to allow genetic modification of embryos to…

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31 January 2015 9:00 am

Home Party leaders mercilessly launched 100 days of campaigning before the general election on 7 May. David Cameron, the Conservative…

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24 January 2015 9:00 am

Home More than 1,100 imams and Islamic leaders received a letter from Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, and Lord Ahmad…

The pen is mightier than the sword

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17 January 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that he wanted to change the law so that there would be no…

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10 January 2015 9:00 am

Home The electorate was bombarded with contrary claims by parties beginning campaigns for the election in May. David Cameron, the…

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3 January 2015 9:00 am

Home King’s Cross railway station was out of operation, stranding thousands, and Paddington saw badly delayed services after Network Rail…

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13 December 2014 9:00 am

January Floods covered 28,000 acres of the Somerset Levels. Ukip suspended an Oxfordshire councillor for saying floods were God’s punishment…

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6 December 2014 9:00 am

Home The government spent days announcing how the Autumn Statement would allocate funds. ‘Frontline’ parts of the National Health Service…

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29 November 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, spent a few days announcing things. She broadcast on the Andrew Marr Show on…

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22 November 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said: ‘Red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global…

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15 November 2014 9:00 am

Home The government, expecting a backbench rebellion over the European Arrest Warrant, did not present it for a separate vote…

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8 November 2014 9:00 am

Home Fiona Woolf, the Lord Mayor of London, resigned as the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse…

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1 November 2014 9:00 am

Home The last British combat troops turned over Camp Bastion in Helmand to Afghan forces and withdrew from Afghanistan after…

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25 October 2014 9:00 am

Home A hundred firemen could not prevent wooden cooling towers at Didcot B gas-fuelled power station in Oxfordshire from burning…