UK politics

David Cameron


post 30 July 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Inside the Gaza UN school 'shelled by Israel'

I've just been to the UNRWA school in Jabalia, where 15 people were killed by what appears to be an Israeli shell as they were sheltering in a classroom.

article 27 July 2014 UK
Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband calls for public PMQs

Labour leader Ed Miliband said he would subject himself to a regular interrogation by ordinary voters at Westminster if he becomes prime minister.

article 27 July 2014 UK, Ukraine
MH17: No armed mission to crash site, says Dutch PM

The Netherlands, Australia and Malaysia rule out sending an international armed mission to secure the site in Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 crashed, the Dutch prime minister says.

post 25 July 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Osborne marks GDP moment

George Osborne's response to news that Britain has recovered all the ground lost in the recession of 2008-09 speaks volumes of a government that believes it can win the election.

post 22 July 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Flight MH17 - Putin tacks to restrain EU

European leaders will gather today for a foreign ministers' meeting that is expected to be dominated by the issues of Russia and Ukraine. But what will actually be done?

post 21 July 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Russia: EU sanctions inch forward again

Don't hold your breath for a thunderclap of judgement on Russia tomorrow at the EU foreign ministers' gathering. You might get some tough rhetoric but you will not see a major escalation of sanctions.

article 21 July 2014 UK, Ukraine
OSCE inspector at MH17 crash site
Putin under pressure over MH17 crash site

Vladimir Putin's closest allies face sanctions if the Russian president does not help secure the MH17 crash site, UK politicians warn  but Mr Putin dismisses such threats.

post 15 July 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Reshuffle leaves Cameron with dangerous lack of legal experience

David Cameron's reshuffle exposes a lack of legal experience in the upper ranks of government - not to mention a growing pool of unhappy men in their 50s on the backbenches.

article 15 July 2014 UK
Ciaran Jenkins by 'Bedroom tax' study raises serious questions

The day of a major cabinet reshuffle can often be used for other purposes, for example quietly unveiling a report into the much-criticised "bedroom tax". So is the much-maligned policy working?