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article 01 April 2014 UK
News
Royal Mail: 'Cautious approach cost taxpayer millions'

Taxpayers missed out on millions of pounds because of the way the government handled the sale of Royal Mail, the spending watchdog says.

post 06 March 2014
Read more on Michael's blog If coalition relations are bad now, what will they be like when the general election comes round?

Never before do I recall a minister publicly attacking another in such stark, vituperative terms as in today's spat between Vince Cable and James Brokenshire over immigration.

article 28 January 2014 Business
After years of lacklustre growth, the recovery appears to be taking off at last. Good news for Chancellor George Osborne, but even he is not celebrating yet (Getty)
by Economy growing - but Britain not out of the woods

After years of lacklustre growth, the recovery appears to be taking off at last. Good news for Chancellor George Osborne, but even he is not celebrating yet.

post 07 January 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Coalition hopes to get its kicks from minimum wage

On the minimum wage, the government is hoping to have something it will be able to point at that will allow it to say to voters that it is taking care of the less well paid.

article 07 January 2014 UK
News
Cameron's 'impractical' pledge on net migration

The government's pledge to cut net migration to the "tens of thousands" by the next election is impractical and almost certain to be broken, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.

post 18 December 2013
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Operation 'get up Tory noses'

First it was Norman Baker serving under Theresa May at the Home Office. Now Simon Hughes has been offered a job in the Justice Department that he just couldn't refuse.

article 17 November 2013 UK
News
Trade union 'intimidation' tactics probed

David Cameron orders an inquiry into the "intimidation" tactics of the trade unions in the wake of the Grangemouth oil refinery closure but is warned against the risk of "union-bashing".

video 11 October 2013 UK

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Will Royal Mail privatisation hurt or help? - video

As investors help Royal Mail shares soar on their stock market debut, Krishnan Guru-Murthy asks Tory MP Brooks Newmark and columnist Owen Jones whether the sell-off will harm or help the business.

article 11 October 2013 UK
Royal Mail share prices soar (picture: Reuters)
Paul Mason by Royal Fail? Why are investors getting 'free money'?

Paul Mason watches Royal Mail shares hit the market - and asks why, in an era of food banks and falling wages, the government is allowing the "better off" to cash in through privatisation.