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Delivered to a backdrop of mounting concern over coronavirus, Rishi Sunak’s first Budget turned on the taps to end a decade of austerity. The FT’s George Parker delves into the detail of the chancellor’s fiscal package
As Theresa May becomes the latest leader of her party to be taken down by the Europe question, the jostling for the Tory leadership will now move out into the open, writes George Parker
Once they have been broken, Parliament’s conventions will be hard to repair. But what is happening now is extreme politics, and the madness will eventually pass, writes George Parker
Conservative hard Brexiteers have inflicted another humbling defeat on Theresa May. But Downing Street insiders insist that in the end the PM will emerge from the political rubble clutching a Brexit deal, writes George Parker
Conservative MPs, voters and even political journalists don't want to hear it, but going back to the country could be the Prime Minister's only escape from the trench warfare at Westminster, writes George Parker
Conservative gloom is deep ahead of their conference next week. They know they need to change – or demography will do for them.
Cold-shouldered by EU leaders, under pressure from Westminster and her cabinet – Theresa May’s task of delivering Brexit just got tougher, writes George Parker
After Article 50, the deluge. The sheer volume of domestic legislation that will be spawned by Brexit is now becoming clear, after the government produced a user guide to the so-called great repeal bill. Research by the House of Commons library suggests that ministers could import up to 19,000 EU rules and regulations to the British statute book. Not all of it, as a government white paper made clear, is a cut and paste job.
Philip Hammond packed his Budget speech with jokes, but with a tax move that was a ‘clear breach’ of a manifesto promise, it's not so funny for the country
Theresa May's trip to the US was a bold diplomatic stroke. But her offer of a 2017 state visit could backfire spectacularly.