Week of June 5 – June 11
10:21 am EST June 10, 2012
Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
Britain is the largest and potentially the most influential of all the non-euro members
George Osborne must stop blaming the eurozone crisis for Coalition's failure to tackle recession in Britain, senior Conservatives warned last night.
This morning on 5live I admitted, under duress, my begrudging admiration for David Cameron. Don’t worry, it’s limited.
This morning, the Sun on Sunday reported the CBI's frustration at the number of young people leaving education without the skills necessary to hold down a job.
Chancellor George Osborne, writing in the Sunday Telegraph, says further pooling of sovereignty must be limited to the countries in the eurozone.
For a time, I was a devotee of Ayn Rand's ideas. Now I see what a pernicious philosophy rational egoism is – and how dumb!
We're growing to like Wallace Miliband - though his sidekick Ed Balls is no loveable Gromit.
The previous government showed what could be done. Our present leaders are unravelling all its good work
In New York, huge sodas have been banned. Here, by contrast, junk food giants are sponsoring the Olympics
Before David Cameron’s trip to Berlin later today, George Osborne appeared on the Today Programme to emphasise that in the event of a Eurozone banking union, Britain would require safeguards.
English people like Jeremy Clarkson who shrug at the prospect of Scottish independence are guilty of “narrow nationalism,” Ed Miliband said today.
Plans by eurozone leaders to sort out its financial crisis could end up marginalising the Square Mile
Labour should not be afraid to talk about England's national identity, Ed Miliband has said, but he rejected calls for an English Parliament.
Chancellor George Osborne has defended budget U-turns on the so-called pasty tax and charity tax, telling the Today programme that they show the government was "not too embarrassed to put down the shovel and climb out" of a hole.
Appearing on the Today programme this morning, George Osborne said there is "no way" Britain will be part of any proposed EU banking union, and will require "certain safeguards" if one came into force.
Jim Pickard examines the leadership style, highs, lows and maybes of Ed Miliband’s tenure to date. Will he rout his party naysayers, bring Ed Balls onside and surprise us all, come 2015?
Chris Bruni-Lowe of the People’s Pledge campaign lays out his organisation’s strategy for ensuring a full national vote on Britain’s place in Europe
Right after President Obama’s phone call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling on her to do something to rescue the eurozone, she has the Prime Minister exhorting her to do precisely the same thing in his visit today.
The Baroness was put in a near-impossible position by her leader and political patron, writes Paul Goodman.
The national character has been on display during the Jubilee celebrations — and it’s bad news for ideologues
Two Tory MPs have expressed an interest in being the next party leader to me in private. But do their ponderings offer more than words? And would a leadership contest really happen before the next election?
Ed Miliband must favour his instincts over voices urging him to the right, writes Mary Riddell.
It's not just about the current economic environment. History shows that slashing budgets always leads to recession
Celebrity-obsessed and clueless reporting makes the national broadcaster look silly , argues Stephen Pollard.
An inquiry in to whether Conservative Party co-chairman Baroness Warsi breached the ministerial code will pick up any loose ends, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
Nick Clegg is finished. But if Vince Cable leads an anti-austerity rebellion, he can help save his party and the UK economy too
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