The chief secretary to the Treasury is the cabinet minister responsible for controlling public expenditure and number two to the reigning chancellor.
An new Guardian-ICM poll suggests that most Scots want Holyrood to be able to set corporation tax rates. The poll also reiterates the surge of the SNP.
Proposals to introduce ‘pop-up’ courts Labour hope will solve the issues created by Grayling’s austerity measures
Political pundits are hedging their bets as never before. Their crystal balls reveal only a thick fog of uncertainty.
They are pro-European, socially liberal, regard unemployment and poverty as more important issues than race relations or immigration, and the vast majority are regular users of social media.
Senior MPs and Foreign Office officials have raised concerns about the UK’s ability to conduct its next six-month presidency of the EU – scheduled for the second half of 2017 – because it is likely to coincide with an in/out referendum if the Tories win the next general election.
This year may have been all about Alex Salmond and Nigel Farage. But who should we watch out for in 2015?
The Green party have had a good year, whilst support of the main parties has shrunk. What challenges does the party face in 2015?
With 2014 almost over, the success of UKIP this past year is looked at whilst the party's challenges in 2015 are examined.
This past year has been a mixed one for the Conservatives. How will they do next year?
Second world war veterans have warned that Britain should stay in the EU or otherwise risk the stability in Europe that they fought to ensure.
David Cameron will draw on a pageant of historical episodes, from the Roman empire to the fall of the Berlin Wall to argue that Britain’s destiny is inextricably bound up with Europe’s, and voting to remain in the EU on 23 June is the patriotic choice.
David Cameron is under pressure to justify Zac Goldsmith’s London mayoral campaign, after the leader of Muslim Conservatives called it a disgusting and risible attempt to smear Labour’s winning candidate, Sadiq Khan.