Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
The Government ‘has run out of money’ and cannot afford debt-fuelled tax cuts or extra spending, George Osborne has admitted.
Far from alienating middle America, the progressive movement has captured the public and political imagination
We should use tax to fund public spending, and that’s it, argues Luke Bozier. It shouldn’t be a tool for redistributing wealth
David Cameron did a strange thing as he was leaving the House of Commons after Prime Minister’s Questions this week – he gave Andrew Lansley a fist bump.
Nick Clegg is targeting Tory voters for higher property taxes – but why are David Cameron and George Osborne pandering to him?
The Liberal Democrat leader’s language has steadily become more anti-wealth and is often economically illiterate.
The voters could turn against Labour on benefits just as they have rounded on the Tories over the health service
David Cameron (maybe stretching it a bit) has called business ‘the most powerful force for social progress the world has ever known’.
As we have all learned from the graveyard of failed forecasts, economics is an unerringly inaccurate as well as a dismal science, inextricably bound to the whims of irrational human behaviour.
The Liberal Democrats know vultures are circling, and Labour must ensure voters who feel betrayed come its way and stay
Before the last election Mr Cameron put out a plea for new people to join the Conseravtives as potential MP candidates. He said we need a new influx of professional talent to help us with our deliberations on future policy, and in managing the public sector.
You’ve got to give the Prime Minister credit: no matter how many times his pet phrase gets mocked, he refuses to abandon his faith in it.
The figures detailing Royal Bank of Scotland’s 2011 losses will reignite the row over banking bonuses. The bank, 82 per cent publicly owned since its rescue in 2008, made a loss of £2 billion last year, up from £1.1 billion in 2010.
According to my debit cards, I am Miss Jasmine R Gardner. Yes, everybody, that’s right: I am unmarried. I don’t recall ever giving the bank that information, but it’s clear that at some point I did.
A worrying sense of drift in key policies is damaging the Prime Minister’s authority.
A man drowns in waist-high water: An obsession with red tape is preventing brave police and firefighters from doing their job.
Yesterday, at the end of a rather dull and inconclusive bout of fisticuffs with David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions, Ed Miliband came out with a rather startling prediction. He claimed Labour was set to surge to a 25-point lead in the opinion polls, the NHS reforms would be scrapped, and David Cameron would be forced to resign.
The amount of income tax paid fell sharply last month in the first formal indication that the new 50p higher rate is not raising the expected amount of revenue.
A 21-year-old university graduate is as likely to be unemployed as a 16-year-old who leaves school with one GCSE, official Government research show.
A team of inspectors is to be sent into hundreds of care homes within to check whether elderly people are being treated with dignity.
The reformist credentials of this government are looking increasingly shaky. The only area where real change is taking place is education
I’m all for ‘real jobs that worthwhile people do’, be they in a supermarket or anywhere else. So let’s see those jobs
Michael Deacon watches Health Secretary Andrew Lansley attempt to defend his much-maligned health bill in the Commons.
Last week’s Across The Pond