Sean O’Grady: The worst is yet to come

In Britain alone we’ve committed almost £1 trillion (a million million) to the banking system, and the strains are becoming unbearable. Sooner o…

Britain’s recession record

Author: By Russell Lynch, PA The financial crisis and eventual nationalisation of many banks has been the defining feature of the slump, which Lord Tu…

1,500 land registry jobs axed

Author: By Alan Jones, Press Association Union leaders condemned the announcement, which they said had “shocked” workers. Offices in Peter…

Mandelson defends public assets sale

Author: Press Association The Prime Minister will today give details of an initial round of disposals that could raise £3 billion over the next two ye…

Hamish McRae: This public-spending squeeze will be much tighter than people expect

George Osborne’s warning at the Tory conference of cuts to come was portrayed as being risky, for he did at least acknowledge that public spendi…

Labour rebels set to renew assault on Brown

Author: By Andrew Grice Rebel Labour MPs are discussing a plan to field a “Brown must go” candidate for the post of chairman of the Parlia…

Cameron: things can only get better ? eventually

Author: By Andrew Grice, Political Editor In his keynote speech to the Tory conference, Mr Cameron will declare he is “ready” to be prime …

Cameron faces backlash on Europe as conference begins

Author: By Jane Merrick and Brian Brady The start of the Conservative conference in Manchester looked set to be overshadowed by escalating demands for…

Recession is nearly over but recovery is fragile, says IMF

Author: By Sean O’Grady, Economics Editor “The advanced economies, hit particularly hard by financial crises and the collapse in world tra…

Only Labour will protect public services, says Brown

Author: By Andrew Woodcock and Joe Churcher, PA Speaking on the first day of Labour’s last annual conference before the election in Brighton, Mr…