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Defence secretary Philip Hammond might step down and gun for Prime Minister David Cameron’s job as leader of the Tory party, the FT has reported.
The killing of a serving soldier on Wednesday afternoon in Woolwich was a consequence of UK foreign policy, the leader of the Green Party has warned.
Speculation has been flying about the possible formation of a left wing “super-union” after members of the Public and Commercial Services union backed merger talks if approached by Unite, the UK’s largest trade union.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt has launched a fierce defence of his company’s tax arrangements, arguing that the fault resided with the “irrational” tax system.
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Bookies have floated a number of ideas to mark the ex-Prime Minister’s passing
Sinking the Belgrano was a crime? Not even the Argentinians believe that
Anti-Thatcher protesters swept Trafalgar Square and the streets of Brixton in celebration last night over the death of former Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
The front pages of the national newspapers marking the death of Margaret Thatcher
A lookback at Baroness Thatcher’s best moments
He’s not like Obama but if you want to think that, he won’t stop you
How Westminster’s finest stay constantly coiffed and craftily concealed
Thousands of Brits have called on IDS to take the £53 challenge. How easy would it be for him?
Editor's comment: As the OBR damns Osborne's housing scheme, is it time for a radical new governance model?
Help to Buy will inflate property prices, says the OBR. So why didn’t the government find that out before it announced this risky scheme?
Could comedian Eddie Izzard succeed as London Mayor in 2020?
Who has the fanciest footwork in Westminster?
The London Labour MEP gives the Chancellor both barrels
There are flashes of boldness and brilliance here, but other bits of the Budget are a bit banal. Does it do enough?
For all the incessant hollering at both ends of the isle, today’s budget was more or less what most had expected – a so, so mish-mash of compromises. There was some good news, some bad news but not all that many shocks, especially given that the London Evening Standard leaked most the juicy facts online before the big speech.
Beer guru Pete Brown says the Budget is the day that kicking pubs stopped
Chancellor George Osborne has until now resisted the urge to join social networks, probably fearing the barrage of hilarious attacks that would follow his arrival.
All the punditry, proposals and pontification about Osborne’s 2013 Budget
Government waste is a troublesome enemy. You think you’ve got rid of it but it comes back.
Entrepreneurs and managers tell us exactly what they need to create economic growth and jobs
Will it be a bore-fest or does Osborne have tricks up his sleeve?