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04 Aug 2015 12:02
George Osborne has faced scrutiny after he sanctioned the first sale of the public stake in Royal Bank of Scotland.
The Government owns almost 80% of the bank after it was bailed out at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.
The then-Labour government paid approximately 500p per share, but the first return to the private sector has brought in 330p per share.
The Government sold off a 5.4% stake in the bank to institutional
04 Aug 2015 10:56
Ed Miliband’s campaign team struggled to find a minimum wage worker for a 2013 media event due to the party being so “out of touch”, the party’s former campaigns adviser has said.
Former mentor to Barack Obama, Arnie Graf, was enlisted by Labour in 2011 to help revive the party’s grass roots before being relieved of his duties in 2014.
But Graf has now revealed the story of a PR plan that almost failed because Labour was “not in relationship with
04 Aug 2015 07:55
MPs should consider retiring after 25 years in office to “let some new thinking in”, Andy Burnham has said.
In an interview with GQ magazine, the shadow health secretary was asked whether he expected to be a politician for the rest of his life.
“I think modern politics is intense - it's changed in my 14 years in Parliament,” he replied.
“I always felt I would give it my all for 20, 25 years.
03 Aug 2015 12:54
David Cameron will be using his holiday to draw up a battle plan to cement his centre-ground legacy and prevent Labour from marginalising the Tories, writes George Pascoe-Watson in his latest column for TP.
The Portland Communications partner and former Sun political editor states:
"The Conservative Party stands at the crossroads of a historic opportunity. Get it right and it will rule Britain for another 100 years.
"Position itself as the natural party of government,
03 Aug 2015 08:01
David Cameron is “unsure, inexperienced, oblique and largely uncommitted” on foreign affairs, a close aide told former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton in 2009.
The Times reports that Sidney Blumenthal sent Clinton a series of messages ahead of the 2010 general election referring to the prime minister.
In October 2009, Blumenthal, a White House aide to the secretary of state’s husband Bill Clinton, warned:
“A Cameron government would be more aristocratic and even narrowly Etonian…Sharply contrasting
31 Jul 2015 17:01
If the Jeremy Corbyn bandwagon rolls on to 12 September and the left wing MP is elected Labour leader, what does the party do next?
This is the question that Dan Hodges attempts to answer in his latest column for TP.
Hodges writes that:
“The modernising and pragmatic elements within Labour’s ranks will have no option but to fight, or watch their party die.
“The issue is how
31 Jul 2015 12:14
They may have their musical differences, but Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has endorsed Public Enemy fan Liz Kendall for Labour leader.
Rowntree spoke out as Jeremy Corbyn continues to hoover up trade union endorsements, while Andy Burnham now has his own celebrity supporter in the form of comedian David Walliams.
In recent days, Kendall has seen her odds lengthen to 33/1 as she becomes something of a rank outsider. She was also the only leadership
31 Jul 2015 11:19
Liz Kendall has criticised a union for describing Blairites as a “virus” within the Labour party.
When endorsing Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership bid yesterday, the CWU described the left-winger as the “antidote” to policies supported by the likes of Lord Mandelson.
Kendall, who is seen as the most Blairite of the leadership contenders, was asked by soon-to-be BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg whether the comments from CWU’s deputy general secretary Dave Ward were offensive.
30 Jul 2015 15:11
Three trade unions, including one previously run by Labour heavyweight Alan Johnson, have now endorsed Jeremy Corbyn as their preferred Labour leadership candidate.
After Unison’s announcement on Wednesday, the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) and the Communications Workers' Union (CWU) have followed suit.
The TSSA today announced it was backing Corbyn for leader and Angela Eagle for deputy leader. Its leader Manuel Cortes said:
“People are fed of machine politicians who never give an answer.
30 Jul 2015 11:15
David Cameron has come under-fire for his description of migrants - years after William Hague was embroiled in the same controversy during his time as Tory leader.
As thousands of migrants risk their lives to reach the UK from Calais each week, the prime minister spoke this morning of a "swarm" of people trying to get through the Channel Tunnel:
“This is very testing...You have got a swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean, seeking