Cuts are not quite as advertised.
Conservative targets for 1% annual savings in the next two years will actually feel like more than 5% for a swathe of government departments.
Think about the question and the words don’t matter.
No-one wants to run a 'No' campaign these days but it actually won't make much of a difference.
Justice Secretary Michael Gove is overseeing human rights reform.
The Conservatives have got it half-right by seeking to repeal the Human Rights Act. Too bad they want to replace it with something almost as unhelpful.
She’s got skills.
The new government wants to take on failing and coasting schools, but they may not have the right tools for the job.
Legal folly and un-Conservative.
Cameron backs down on plans to cut ties with Europe to avoid a backbench revolt -- but this isn't over.
Just the two of us.
The EU membership renegotiations are already leaving David Cameron behind, but he can still seize the initiative again.
Together forever? Maybe not…
Renegotiation, reform, repatriation - only one will work.
‘It might take more than the king’s horses and the king’s men, your Highness’
The Bingham report on how to stabilise the UK is well meaning but out of step with the reality of the situation.
Bad acronym, bad treaty.
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Why everyone should be worried about TTIP and CETA.
The electoral phenomenon that left David Cameron smiling will have huge implications for future battles.
'Shy Tories' doesn't cut it. There is another anomaly in the election poll data which offers a more useful angle on what went wrong.
Balancing act. JCB is unruffled by Brexit risks.
A digger maker and a banking giant have livened up the EU referendum debate this week. And they have marked out for David Cameron some tricky politics as Britain's future in Europe comes to a head.
What there’s not enough of.
Since the heady talk of a "march of the makers" in 2011, UK industrial policy has been patchy at best. No wonder the trade deficit is at its widest ever.
‘And was Jerusalem builded here…“
For all the harm that austerity may have done, it looks to have galvanised music from the margins
‘We both knew that wouldn’t fly, Dave.’
It's obvious why the Smith Commission would never work.
Tens of thousands have signed a petition for the north of England to join Scotland. But deeper cooperation rather than secession is the answer.
Shoot for the moon, Dave.
Caught between unruly backbenchers and Brussels, the PM is running out of options.
Knocking on the door.
A cabinet reshuffle has reflected the standing of the Chancellor after a successful campaign. The hope will be that the flexibility that got him here continues.
Difficulties need flagging up.
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The SNP's big Scottish victory might appear to put full fiscal autonomy right back on the agenda. But here's why it doesn't.
Women in the front row after cabinet reshuffle.
After all the speculation, we now know how all the parties fared in the general election. But what about women? Was this a good outcome for them? The answer is a qualified yes. Women comprised a record…
The fearsome 56?
Scotland's pre-eminent historian analyses the road ahead for Scotland and the United Kingdom.