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Brexit U-turns: who is rowing back on their Project Fear warnings?

25 August 2016 9:35

In the run-up to the referendum, we were warned Brexit would unleash misery. George Osborne suggested a vote for Brexit…

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David Cameron’s larynx comes to his defence on childhood obesity

23 August 2016 13:03

Theresa May was once seen as the continuity candidate to succeed David Cameron. However, since becoming Prime Minister she has gone…

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Philip Hammond will not be a hard-hat chancellor

8 August 2016 17:19

Since Theresa May succeeded David Cameron as Prime Minister, she has wasted no time in putting distance between herself and…

An ode for Theresa May: Spectator poetry competition winners

6 August 2016 9:35

There was a good response to the call for poems on a political theme entitled ‘May day’ but the mood…

Theresa May’s Labour land grab starts today

2 August 2016 8:09

Whilst Labour tangle themselves up in civil war, the Prime Minister is making a move for the party’s economic territory.…

Is Theresa May using Hinkley Point to hold the French hostage over Brexit?

1 August 2016 15:32

Plans to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset suffered a surprise setback on Friday after…

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Osborne’s Hinkley vanity project deserves to be buried alongside his political career

29 July 2016 9:50

Yesterday was supposed to be the day the nuclear button was finally pressed – a vote by the board of…

Hinkley Point is the imperfect answer to a pressing problem

28 July 2016 16:08

Brits had been told that we’d be cooking our turkeys on power generated at Hinkley Point by next Christmas. It’s…

Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News UK, attends The Times CEO summit in London

George Osborne prepares to put pen to paper

28 July 2016 11:07

Although George Osborne is now on the backbench, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer is keen to make sure that he…

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Pre-Brexit jitters? No, Britain boomed during the Referendum campaign

27 July 2016 12:43

It is still a little too early to say for sure that George Osborne’s gloom-laden economic forecasts for post-Brexit Britain…

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George Osborne presses on with his foreign ambitions

25 July 2016 15:56

Although George Osborne was passed over for the role of Foreign Secretary in Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle, the MP for…

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George Osborne – non, je ne regrette rien

18 July 2016 23:29

In David Cameron’s final speech as Prime Minister, he attempted to set out what he would like to be remembered for —…

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Of course Britain is ‘open for business’. That was the point of Brexit

18 July 2016 17:24

Today the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a campaign telling the world that London is ‘still open for business’.…

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Place your bets! Bookies reveal favourites for Theresa May’s Cabinet

13 July 2016 11:33

As Theresa May prepares to move into No.10 today, Britain’s next Prime Minister has a united party behind her. Since…

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Mark Carney clashes with Jacob Rees-Mogg over BoE’s Brexit warnings

12 July 2016 13:12

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Mark Carney’s clash at this morning’s Treasury Committee was a masterclass in passive aggressiveness veiled in pleases…

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‘May Day’: How the papers reacted to our new PM-in-waiting

12 July 2016 8:06

David Cameron is now in in his last full day in Downing Street and already all eyes are on the…

Coffee House Shots: Leadsom drops out – what next for May?

11 July 2016 15:04

Over the course of the past weekend, Andrea Leadsom has come under fire for her comments on having children. Such…

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Can Theresa May nurse the Tories back to health?

11 July 2016 13:23

It might prove easier for the Tories’ new leader Theresa May to reunite the party post referendum than expected. First,…

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And then there was one… Theresa May’s team prepare for government

11 July 2016 13:03

Chris Grayling has given this very brief statement on behalf of Theresa May in the past few minutes: ‘Can I…

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The martyrdom of St Andrea

11 July 2016 13:01

He may have died in the seventeenth century but in his Mysterie of Rhetoric Unvail’d  of 1657 John Smith showed…

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Graham Brady rules out re-opening the Tory leadership contest

11 July 2016 12:47

Following Andrea Leadsom’s announcement that she is bowing out of the leadership race, Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee,…

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Andrea Leadsom: Theresa May is ‘ideally placed’ to implement Brexit

11 July 2016 12:15

Andrea Leadsom has withdrawn from the Tory leadership race, saying ‘the best interests of our country are best served by…

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Andrea Leadsom drops out of leadership race

11 July 2016 11:55

In what must be the shortest-lived leadership campaign in the history of the Conservative Party, Andrea Leadsom has just announced…

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Stephen Crabb sets out nervy Tory leadership pitch ahead of today’s vote

5 July 2016 9:08

Stephen Crabb is one of the least experienced candidates in this Tory leadership contest and that was on show during…

Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News UK, attends The Times CEO summit in London

George Osborne admits he’ll miss his own surplus target

1 July 2016 12:14

Finally George Osborne has seen an upside to Britain voting to leave the European Union. The Chancellor used this morning…