There were a limited number of new measures, but it is the headline figures on growth that ministers will really want to shout about.Read the full story ›
The budget just gets put out over a week now, no longer as a single day event, or the mini budget as we should more accurately call this.Read the full story ›
With the Autumn Statement fast approaching, we'll be discussing and hopefully explaining what can be expected in the next big announcement.Read the full story ›
One might argue that David Cameron has just given a speech about a problem that doesn't exist and it is definitely one he can't change.Read the full story ›
Britain's membership of the EU is hotly debated - but even if we left, could we ever really be free? Tom Bradby went to Iceland to find out.Read the full story ›
There is no doubt that other political parties, particularly the Tories, have tried pretty hard to trash Ukip. It doesn't seem to have affected them very much, partly because the people who are voting for Ukip or are tempted to do so believe that they are voicing uncomfortable truths, that the liberal media doesn't want to talk about.
That said, I've found tonight Ukip officials acknowledging that any hint of extremism does damage them, because people want to speak uncomfortable truths, but they don't want to be seen as extreme.
There are two questions about this: One did Mark Reckless say anything out of line, and secondly did people find that extreme. I have to say I wasn't there, I don't know.
From what I can hear it does look as though he was implying that people already settled here wouldn't necessarily be aloud to stay if Ukip were in power and that certainly isn't the normal party line. He has backtracked of course and I think people are going to look at that and decide what they make of it.
It is very hard for the Labour Party to get rid of its leaders, and there is virtually no chance of Ed Miliband being removed before the General Election.
So what is this latest rebellion about? Yes, he is behind on leadership ratings, but he is seen as being more in touch with voters' concerns than his opponents - so it is not all bad.
Essentially, this is a morale problem. A lot of Conservative MPs are now beginning to believe that they might win this election. Few Labour MPs feel the same.
That is what Ed Miliband needs to change in a hurry.
While writing The Great Fire, I was interested to find striking parallels between Britain in 1666 and modern-day equivalents.Read the full story ›
Questions to be asked over meaning behind Lord Freud's comments relating to disabled workers.Read the full story ›