Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the world leaders to adopt an International Yoga Day, saying that by changing lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change.
Mark Reckless has just left the Conservative Party and joined Ukip. He is announcing his defection on the stage at the party’s conference to huge cheers.
Mark Reckless, Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood, announced his defection to Ukip at the party’s conference in Doncaster today.
The future does not simply morph into a benign shape through hope. It must be made good by resilience in the face of panic – a leader learns this in conflict
The leaden speeches at this year’s UN climate summit shows our leaders’ gullibility
It’s not selfish to take responsibility for yourself, your family and your community
There was not a doubt that the “Make in India” campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be a roaring success. It was a curious coincidence that China announced a “Made in China” campaign the same day to incentivise high-tech imports and research and development to boost its manufacturing sector, which has seen some slackening in recent months.
Parliament’s vote to endorse military action in Iraq against Isil has many implications, but one of the most striking is that Britain will remain a nation at war.
All you need to do is take a cursory glance to when they were last in power to see the potential hypocrisy
To win a Get Out vote in an EU referendum campaign, they will need sober answers to everything, not tides of emotion
It would be almost impossible to run anything if staff only turned up when they felt like it, but they should be offered greater flexibility
The team involved has been criticised for publishing results before they were peer reviewed. But this is what science is: debate, discussion, deliberation
The major parties are nevertheless watching closely: Ukip has become a real and enduring force
Whatever happened to the conviction and consistency of Cameron’s early years as party leader? Nowadays, it’s hard to know what his beliefs really are.
The response to his gaffe has been scathing, but Labour’s leader should have known better
The onus is on all of us Londoners to reward those businesses who have been the outriders for this community movement
Global warming hysteria has cost jobs and prosperity. But since the world hasn’t warmed for almost two decades it’s hardly surprising that world leaders can’t even be bothered to turn up to the latest UN climate summit.
When British planes fly to Iraq, will they really be doing more than “mowing the grass”?
The more we learn about Ed Miliband’s speech (to be given later this afternoon), the clearer the dividing lines that it is drawing are. The word is that Miliband will announce more money for the NHS paid for by a combination of taxes on mansions, hedge funds and big tobacco.
Allister Heath reveals why he thinks that the ‘Mansion Tax’ proposed by Ed Miliband would be an economic disaster
No-one has died. No-one has been stabbed. Someone, I suppose, may have been punched. So let’s retain some sense of perspective as we consider and try to make sense of the last few days in Scotland. It is only day five. People deal with grief at different speeds.
Ed Miliband will announce a 10-year plan for Britain including plans to double the number of first-time buyers by building 200,000 homes a year
Also: questions on next week’s party conference. Are you going? And if not, why not?
A federal system needs a strong bond to hold individual elements together. Postwar Germany had that; it’s doubtful the UK does
A group of local mothers are squatting next to London’s Olympic Park to tell the government we need social housing, not social cleansing
Chuka Umunna is the last disciple of the third way standing. At a Times fringe earlier, he was full of praise for centre-left European reformers such as the Italian PM Matteo Renzi and French PM Manuel Valls. Indeed, when Umunna spoke approvingly of the battle that Valls is having with his own party one sensed that it was something that Umunna would like to do himself.
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