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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…