Rosie Jones

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George Osborne recovers his swagger with economy on the mend

Michael Heseltine had a very simple rule. Give me economic growth, the former deputy prime minister used to say, and I will deliver you political …

Growth of 0.6% may not look much, but it's a huge deal for George Osborne

When he was at the Treasury, Gordon Brown enjoyed waxing lyrical about Britain's growth record under Labour. The number of successive quarters of expansion had risen above 60 by the time Brown became prime minister, allowing him to trumpet the longest uninterrupted period of rising national output …

Labour calls for investigation into rise in deaths of older people

Labour is calling on the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to mount an urgent investigation into a sustained rise in deaths of older people over the …

Too much, too fast: the government's 'welfare revolution' starts to unwind

Buried beneath the news of Prince George's arrival on Monday was an announcement from the Department for Work and Pensions that staff working for the …

Government urged to end private school subsidies for military personnel

The government is facing calls to end an "absolute scandal" in which the Ministry of Defence pays private school fees for the children of serving …

NHS privatisation fears deepen over £1bn deal

The NHS is embarking on its single biggest outsourcing of services so far by inviting bids for a contract that will be worth between £700m and £1.1bn.<p>…

David Cameron: No UK troops going to Mali

The UK will support France in its Mali campaign, David Cameron has told the BBC's Today programme.<p>The UK prime minister said he would not be sending troops, but would back up the French military with planes.

BBC News - Today - Clegg warning on UK/EU 'uncertainty'

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned against a "prolonged period of uncertainty" about the UK's relationship with the EU.<p>Speaking to Today programme presenter Justin Webb, Mr Clegg said the coalition had already legislated for a referendum if powers were to be transferred from Britain to …

Ken Clarke: Leaving EU would be catastrophic

Britain's membership of the European Union is a divisive issue, but many Conservative and Labour ministers are in agreement that the UK should remain within it.<p>Conservative cabinet minister Ken Clarke said on Wednesday that Britain leaving the EU would be a "fatal mistake".<p>He and Labour's Peter …

Philip Hammond: Defence spending to focus on front line

The prime minister has said he will stick to a promise that defence spending will increase after 2015.<p>He gave the commitment back in 2010 at a time when the defence budget was being cut.<p>But the forecasts for the economy were better then and the chancellor has since made it clear that government …

Paying £25 to See Your Doctor Is Cruel, But It's a Definite Possibility Under a Tory-Liberal Government Determined to Undermine Public Services

Nye Bevan has been rolling in his grave so much this year I doubt he can remember whether he's facing up or down. After NHS privatisation was finally …

Pakistan Needs Help in Combatting Its Terrorists

For the last few weeks the Parliamentary Human Rights Group has been sending reports to the UN Special Rapporteurs on Extrajudicial Executions and …

Ed Miliband Is an Unusually Strong Leader

Prime Minister David Cameron has a new plan to win the election. It is quite simple. He will call leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband weak at every …

Serco: the company that is running Britain

In May this year, a huge company listed on the London Stock Exchange found itself in the midst of controversy about a prison it runs for the government – Thameside, a newly built jail next to Belmarsh, in south-east London. A report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate found that 60% of its inmates were …

Egypt restores feared secret police units

Egypt's interim government was accused of attempting to return the country to the Mubarak era on Monday, after the country's interior ministry announced the resurrection of several controversial police units that were nominally shut down following the country's 2011 uprising and the interim prime …

Middle East peace talks under way

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are beginning intensive talks in Washington on Tuesday aimed at reviving the moribund Middle East peace process amid warnings that this could be the last chance to reach an agreement to end the historic conflict.<p>As the two teams met on Monday evening for an iftar …

The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Come over to the blue side.<p>Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a …