Portrait of the week

Portrait of the week

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Home The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined 50 heads of state at the St Symphorien cemetery near Mons to…

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2 August 2014 9:00 am

Home Britain is to halve to three months the time that EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits,…

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26 July 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, told Parliament that President Vladimir Putin of Russia should end his country’s support for…

Portrait of the week: ministerial musical chairs, women bishops, giant snails

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Home In a ministerial reshuffle, William Hague, who promised to leave Parliament at the election, was made Leader of the…

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12 July 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, ordered a review, taking perhaps ten weeks, by Peter Wanless, the head of the…

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5 July 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, rang Jean-Claude Juncker to congratulate him on being nominated by EU heads of government…

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28 June 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, fought a last-ditch battle against the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the…

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21 June 2014 8:00 am

Home With war engulfing Iraq, Britain set about reopening its embassy in Tehran, closed in 2011. William Hague, the Foreign…

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14 June 2014 8:00 am

Home After an Ofsted inspection of 21 schools in Birmingham (none of them faith schools), against the background of allegations…

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7 June 2014 9:00 am

Home The government scrabbled together material for the Queen’s Speech, which promised measures to allow money to be put into…

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31 May 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, responded to the triumph of the UK Independence Party in the European elections (which…

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24 May 2014 9:00 am

Home Demand for housing posed ‘the biggest risk to financial stability’ according to Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank…

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17 May 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said on television that he was ‘bullish’ about negotiating change for Britain in the…

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10 May 2014 9:00 am

Home AstraZeneca’s board rejected an increased takeover bid of £63 billion by Pfizer. Commenting on the bid in Parliament, Vince…

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3 May 2014 9:00 am

Home The British economy grew by 0.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2014, disappointing hotheads who’d expected 1 per cent. It…

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26 April 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, appeared in public with George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer — the first…

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19 April 2014 9:00 am

Home Nigel Evans, who had resigned as deputy speaker before being cleared of a bundle of rape and sexual assault…

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12 April 2014 9:00 am

Home Maria Miller resigned as Culture Secretary after a week of being the centre of a game of hunt-the-issue. She…

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5 April 2014 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, made ‘a commitment to fight for full employment in Britain’ and for…

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29 March 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that inheritance tax ‘shouldn’t be paid by people who’ve worked hard and saved…

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22 March 2014 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said that the economy was working but the job…

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15 March 2014 9:00 am

Home Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour party, promised that, if elected, his administration would hold a referendum on…

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8 March 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said Russia was to blame for ‘violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of another…

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1 March 2014 9:00 am

Home Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo detainee who won substantial compensation after suing the British government, was arrested in Birmingham…

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22 February 2014 9:00 am

Home It would be ‘extremely difficult, if not impossible’ for an independent Scotland to join the European Union, José Manuel…