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Airbus warns Brexit puts investment in UK at risk

Thu, 21 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Leaving EU would make Britain less competitive Airbus chief says

Monster housing market graph

3 graphs that show what a monster the housing market is becoming

Wed, 20 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It’s the overgrown creature we’re still feeding and doing nothing to control.

Tristram Hunt

Tristram Hunt will not contest Labour leadership

Wed, 20 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The Labour MP instead backs Liz Kendall

John Mills

Top Labour donor John Mills: Labour came across as anti-business

Wed, 20 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The Labour Party needs to provide “reasonably business-friendly policies”, says Mills

David Cameron points to the City

Dear Cameron, here are 7 energy & environment challenges you must address

Tue, 19 May 2015| By Michael Liebreich

From floods to fracking…

O'Flynn UKIP

UKIP's economics spokesman Patrick O’Flynn steps down

Tue, 19 May 2015

“I would like to apologise directly to Nigel for the phrase ‘snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive’”

Yvette Cooper and Ed Miliband

Yvette Cooper takes pro-business Blairite position in leadership race

Tue, 19 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Cooper hits out at Miliband’s “anti-business” rhetoric

Garden Bridge London

The Garden Bridge is a waste of public money, says mayoral candidate Christian Wolmar

Tue, 19 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

It’s not a transport project, and makes no coherent sense, Wolmar says

David Cameron at party conference

Could Cameron make a drastic new move on bankers’ pay?

Tue, 19 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Perhaps, if a former adviser has his way

Potential labour leaders

In it to win it: Could these potential leaders save the Labour Party?

Mon, 18 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

After “Red-Ed”, what direction will Labour take next?

George Osborne

Axe to fall on Whitehall with civil servants facing 100,000 job cuts

Mon, 18 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

“Bloody” spending review will make civil service smallest in recent history

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey

Unite boss Len McCluskey threatens to withdraw support from Labour Party

Mon, 18 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Unite boss Len McCluskey has threatened to withdraw support from the Labour Party unless it elects the “correct leader”.

Chuka Umunna

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna withdraws from Labour leadership contest

Fri, 15 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

“I have not found it to be a comfortable experience,” he says.

Rainbow flag westminster LGBT

The UK celebrates having the world’s gayest parliament

Thu, 14 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

We’re leading the way in LGBT representation

Mark Carney BoE bank seated gesticulating

Carney’s punchy nuggets: BoE chief on the EU, and why UK productivity is not harmed by foreign workers

Thu, 14 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Bank of England chief executive Mark Carney has said that cheap foreign Labour is not harming Britain’s productivity, in fact the reverse.

Sajid Javid MP

Pale and male no more: Why the new Department of Business bodes well for boardroom diversity

Thu, 14 May 2015| By Frances Dickens

Astus CEO Frances Dickens has high hopes for Business Secretary Sajid Javid

Spider

What are the Black Spider Memos? Read Prince Charles’s letters in full

Thu, 14 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Here’s why everyone is going on about the Black Spider Memos

Farage UKIP arms pint beer

UKIP crisis: campaign chief labels Farage “snarling, aggressive man”

Thu, 14 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Disunity in UKIP grows after Farage’s electoral failure

Cameron/Spiderman

This David Cameron/Spiderman mash-up is actually funnyVideo

Thu, 14 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It pretty much represents how the PM must have been feeling on Friday morning

Sadiq Khan Tooting

Sadiq Khan to run for Mayor of London

Wed, 13 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Sadiq Khan, the Labour MP for Tooting, has formally declared his intention to run for Mayor of London.

David Cameron

We’ve been too tolerant for too long, says Cameron, signalling a tough new stance on extremism

Wed, 13 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

This is the first measure Cameron wants to bring in that the Lib Dems wouldn’t have agreed with. And it’s a big one

David Cameron on Radio

9 ways David Cameron’s new cabinet is seriously problematic

Wed, 13 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Here are the things that could cause huge problems for the PM

Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna to run for Labour leader

Tue, 12 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has announced his decision to run for the leadership of the Labour party.

Nigel Farage

5 awkward U-turns by Nigel Farage

Tue, 12 May 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

As UKIP rejects Nigel Farage’s resignation

BBC

Has Cameron declared war on the BBC?

Tue, 12 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Future in doubt for world’s oldest national broadcasting organisation

Firemen strike

The new government plans to make it harder for employees to strike. Here’s how

Tue, 12 May 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Proposals will make it harder for unions to call a strike

Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar just resigned from the Labour Party - here's why

Mon, 11 May 2015

Lord Sugar fires himself from the Labour Party

Ed Balls grim

Ed Balls and Vince Cable to get “golden goodbye” payoff packages worth £88,000

Mon, 11 May 2015| By Harry Cockburn

They lost their seats, but they’re not out of pocket

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Simon Woodroffe, founder, Yo! Sushi and Yotel

YO! Sushi millionaire Simon Woodroffe: "No more migrants until we get our sh** together"

Thu, 30 Apr 2015

Why the Labour Party scares the ex-Dragons’ Den star

Christian Wolmar

Meet Christian Wolmar, the outsider with a real chance of becoming London mayor

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Could the relatively unknown cycling supporter pedal his way to victory?