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Start Brexit talks asap, Iain Duncan Smith demands as Tory splits on the European Union re-emerge

As well as putting pressure on timings, Mr Duncan Smith, one of the Conservative Party's most influential eurosceptic voices, outlined what he thought should be...

Munich shooting: Teenage killer Ali Sonboly 'inspired by far-right terrorist Anders Breivik' and 'used Facebook ...

The country's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats, told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that he planned...

June Portfolio: Telegraph Photographers' Pictures of the Month

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to a crowd of his supporters in Parliament square this evening as members of the labour party try to remove...

UK stripped of final 'AAA' rating and FTSE 350 surrenders £140bn in Brexit aftermath

“We take the view that the deep divisions both within the ruling Conservative Party and society as a whole over the European question may not...

EU referendum: Jeremy Corbyn sacks Hilary Benn from shadow cabinet

The prospect of him remaining as Chancellor until the election of a new Conservative leader has infuriated eurosceptic ministers, who accused him of "scaremongering" and...

Orlando gunman 'was a regular at LGBT nightclub Pulse' before attack 'and used gay dating apps'

Ty Smith said he saw Mateen inside at least a dozen times. Sometimes he would go over in the ... Max Boot, an influential conservative...

EU referendum: Michael Gove prepared to lose his Cabinet job over 'principled decision' on Brexit

Gordon Brown has invoked the spirit of Leicester's underdog Premier League victory as he urged voters in the city to back staying in the EU.

Can we guide England to Euro 2016 victory over Russia...on Football Manager?

I decide on a rather conservative 4-4-1-1 (I don't want to concede, first and foremost, okay?), playing Wayne in his favoured number 10 role behind...

EU offers safety net against Tory devastation, Gordon Brown tells Scots

A vote to leave the European Union could deprive Britain of a vital "safety net" against "further devastation" at the hands of the Tories, Gordon...

Sir Philip Green's inner circle to be grilled by MPs over BHS amid calls he be stripped of knighthood

Also being recalled are Arcadia directors Lord Grabiner, Chris Harris and Paul Budge, Retail Acquisitions' Eddie Parladorio and The Pensions Regulator's chief executive Lesley Titcomb.

EU referendum: John Major and Tony Blair warn Brexit would 'jeopardise the unity' of the UK

Former Prime Ministers Sir John Major and Tony Blair have warned that a vote to leave the EU would be a "historic mistake" which could...

All-female team is Remain campaign's secret weapon to beat Boris Johnson in TV debate

It came as Gordon Brown, the former Labour Prime Minister, announced he will embark on a two-week make or break referendum tour to make the...

EU referendum: Angela Merkel warns Britain 'you will never get results you want if you leave EU'

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has weighed into the Brexit debate, warning at a press conference in Berlin "'you'll never get the results you want...

Families in remote rural homes could be stuck with broadband that might not work if it starts to rain outside

This means that an estimated one million families living in the final five per cent of the UK will have to apply for the fast...

EU referendum: George Osborne admits Treasury doing 'significant' amount of contingency planning for Brexit vote

Former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown today outlined his vision of a Britain that is outward-looking, internationalist and always engaging with the world. He warned...

Ministers pledge to increase internet speeds in rural areas to head off Conservative MPs' concerns raised by ...

Ed Vaizey, the digital economy minister, disclosed the concession ahead of a meeting with Tory MPs to head off concerns raised by The Daily Telegraph's...

David Cameron 'corroding' public trust over immigration targets, says Boris Johnson as PM savages Michael Gove's ...

Theresa May has prepared the ground for a challenge for the Conservative leadership by hiring a former senior political journalist as her official spokesman, The...

After Sadiq Khan's victory, the Tooting by-election gives Tories a chance to make up for Zac Goldsmith's campaign ...

Many London Tories (and not a few Labour people too) believe that a combination of Mr Cameron's lacklustre national campaign and Mr Clarke's performance as...

Scottish Parliament Elections 2016: SNP wins historic third term

Although the vast majority of constituencies were won by the Nationalists, the Conservatives pushed Labour into third place and even drastically cut the majority of...

Letters: Doctors on either side of the picket line stand against Hunt's contract

... Chinedu Nwokoro, Dr Selina Swann, Miss Hannah Travers, Dr Abby Farrell, Dr Aleesha Jethwa, Dr Laura Dunn, Dr Claire Botley, Dr Christopher Lawrence, Dr...

Mothers should vote for Brexit to give their children 'rewarding careers' says Andrea Leadsom

The signatories include respected names such as former chairman of the LIFFE futures exchange Sir Brian Williamson, hedge fund bosses Paul Marshall, chairman and founding...

Why Britain cannot afford to be conned by Cameron's EU 'renegotiation' deal

The Treasury's much mocked propaganda exercise this week, which had such manipulated statistics that Gordon Brown would have blushed to produce them, let one very...

What Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan mean for London's house prices and skyscrapers

It seems a lot of people disagree with poet John Betjeman's dismal “Come friendly bombs” viewpoint. London's housing problems have ... For Labour's Mr Khan,...

In Her Majesty's image: How The Queen has stayed stylish for 90 years

The combination of a block-coloured coat and dress, the black patent shoes (each new pair is 'walked in' by a member of the Palace staff...

The Conservative Party may be destroyed by this European madness

In 1846, Robert Peel – the predecessor David Cameron most admires – did what he believed was the right thing by the country in repealing...

Letters: The new doctors' contract threatens diversity in the medical profession

SIR – On March 31, we read with huge disappointment the Department of Health equality impact assessment of the new junior doctors' contract. The results...

Masters 2016: Augusta National remains a uniquely conservative world at odds with the reality of life on its doorstep

A clue to the political history of Augusta – the city, not the golf club – is that the statue of James Brown is very...

David Jefferies, National Grid chairman

A man of great persuasive charm, Jefferies got on well with the Conservative energy secretary, John Wakeham, who drove the ambitious privatisation timetable. In his...

Winston Churchill's right-hand man and an affair to shake the Establishment

Then, at the beginning of this year, at lunch with a friend in Kent, I met Shelagh, Anthony Montague Browne's widow. I got the impression...

Cameron's tax affairs: Labour are once again falling into the old trap of sneering at wealth

Conservative MPs entertaining thoughts of an early challenge, probably in the wake of the EU referendum, should consider another factor: Gordon Brown's best chance for...

The best British political insults

Writers often have bad things to say about politicians ("they tell lies, even when they don't have to," said Gore Vidal) and have mocked them...

Conservative councillors warn small village schools could be at risk under plans to turn state schools into academies

Roger Gough, Conservative councillor in charge of education in Kent, said there wasn't "demonstrable evidence" that there is a systemic improvement in performance and justifies...

Tory civil war over Europe deepens amid claims Cameron is ignoring Eurosceptic ministers

She also wrote that Mr Johnson has been hurt by Mr Cameron's failure to offer him a "ministerial position commensurate with his talent or standing".

Letters: The In campaign overlooks growing frustration with EU bureaucracy

We are a great people, for whom it has been an honour to bear arms and to parley. But we do need on occasion to...

Never mind benefits, the problem is UK productivity

With the majority of Conservative voters likely to back Leave, the government badly needs the backing of Labour, Lib Dem and SNP supporters who might...

Conservative councillors warn small village schools could be at risk under plans to turn state schools into academies

Roger Gough, Conservative councillor in charge of education in Kent, said there wasn't "demonstrable evidence" that there is a systemic improvement in performance and justifies...

Letters: Uncontrolled borders and immigration do increase risks to Britain

SIR – It appears that a group most likely to vote for Brexit is the 50-plus age group that includes many, even a majority of,...

George Osborne is reaping a political whirlwind of his own creation

It is easy to forget just how dire Britain's economy looked back in 2010, in the dying days of Gordon Brown's government. The Western world...

Morning Briefing: After Brussels

Rob Ford, the populist and scandal-plagued former mayor of Toronto, died on Tuesday, his family announced in a statement. Beloved and ridiculed during his tumultuous...

George Osborne rejects claims he does not care about poor Britons and says their 'aspirations' would be 'crushed ...

Backbench Conservatives rallied around Mr Osborne has he gave his Commons speech, which was seen as an attempt to save his ambition to be the...

Morning Briefing: The sadness of King George

09.30 - UK monthly inflation figures. 10.00 - Treasury Committee quiz Office for Budget Responsibility on last week's Budget. 18.30 - Michael Howard speech on...

Morning Briefing: Beware the IDS on a march

“Mr Duncan Smith is challenging the Prime Minister on the turf that Mr Cameron is most committed to claiming for his own,” writes James Kirkup...

Letters: The resignation of Iain Duncan Smith has exposed the Government's nasty side

SIR – My father was a passionate Liberal and brought me up to believe in a society that cared for everyone irrespective of their race,...

Snoopers' Charter: Government wins vote on Investigatory Powers Bill

... (SNP lead ) defends it: https://t.co/O5GwH9o30K. — David Anderson (@terrorwatchdog) March 15, 2016 .... Sir Edward Leigh, a Conservative MP, kicks off the Investigatory...

The Labour Party is increasingly anti-Semitic

Does Labour, my party, have a problem with anti-Semitism? When someone like Gerry Downing, a member of the Socialist Fight organisation, can demand that the...

Buckingham Palace makes official complaint as Queen is drawn into The Sun's Brexit row over EU referendum

Mirror.co.ukAdams cartoon, March 10 A sneak preview of Telegraph cartoonist Christian Adams' take on today's events. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "We can confirm that...

The Rugby World Cup's 100 greatest moments

Telegraph.co.uk - in picturesTelegraph.co.ukJames O'Connor's brilliant penalty knocks out South Africa in the quarter-finals, 2011: In a tight, low-scoring quarter-final in Wellington, O'Connor landed the...

Letters: Abolishing constituency associations is no way to run the Tory party

Of Oxfordshire's six associations, all except one joined a grouping: the West Oxfordshire Conservative Association – Mr Cameron's own constituency –which refused point blank. Local...

David Cameron: France's Brexit warning is not a 'David Icke-style conspiracy' to keep Britain in EU

... Fear has a new recruit in the French government'. David Davis MP, Conservative GO spokesman and former Shadow Home Secretary, has said France's migrant...

Letters: Short-term politics harm Britain's prospects of thriving outside the EU

I suspect that many Conservative politicians who are in favour of remaining in the EU prefer this option because they expect the Government would be...