Blair ‘happy to be out of race for Europe job’

Author: By Andrew Grice, Political Editor Close friends of the former prime minister said he was “entirely happy” with his current roles ?…

Tories accuse Brown of selling out the City in deal with France

Author: By Andrew Grice, Political Editor, and Sean O’Grady, Economics Editor The Tories claimed the Prime Minister made a secret deal with Nico…

European leaders choose the path of least resistance

Author: By Andrew Grice, John Lichfield and Vanessa Mock in Brussels Following a trade-off that managed to juggle the competing demands from Europe&#8…

Brown tries to put policy above personality

Author: By Andrew Grice, Political Editor As Labour promised a “big choice” election, Mr Brown announced a series of new “guarantees…

Government lays out election agenda

Author: By Andrew Grice, Political Editor The list of Bills included in the Queen?s Speech today includes measures to help the most needy old people r…

The Big Question: Who will be the EU’s first president, and why is the role so contentious?

Author: By Andrew Grice, Political Editor What’s new about the role? It will replace the “Buggins’s turn” rotating presidency …

TV bosses act over election debates deadlock

Author: By Andrew Grice, Political Editor BBC, ITV and BSkyB bosses will meet representatives from Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in …

Mandelson to become Government’s ‘TV face’

Author: By Andrew Grice, Political Editor The Business Secretary is expected to answer journalists’ questions on camera once a week following a …

Labour confident of success in by-election

Author: By Andrew Grice, Political Editor In July last year, the party suffered a spectacular defeat in a by-election in Glasgow East, one of its safe…

Three more government drugs advisers quit

Author: By Andrew Grice, Political Editor The Home Secretary suffered a setback when another three members of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Dr…