Norman Lamont

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Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond, photographed with prime minister Theresa May during  a visit an engineering training facility in  Birmingham on Monday. Photograph:  Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images

Inherent to the idea of “economy” are trade-offs. More of this for less of that. Voters live with trade-offs in their personal finances, as do politic(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and Boris Johnson: former leadership contender believed to back “the idea of public-sector workers getting a better deal”. Photograph: Leon Neal/PA

Theresa May’s government appeared in disarray over public service pay on Monday night, with ministers calling for a cap on pay increases to be lifted (...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage at the launch of a new Leave poster campaign in London on Thursday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

With less than a week to go before Britain’s EU referendum, almost every poll shows Leave ahead by a comfortable margin and big business is getting th(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage launchs a Leave poster campaign on Thursday before the death of MP Jo Cox.  Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Campaigning in the British EU referendum was suspended yesterday afternoon after a violent attack led to the death of Labour MP Jo Cox. The shockin(...)

British chancellor George Osborne at the annual “Dinner to the Bankers and Merchants” at the Mansion House in London on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The light-hearted fun that dominated Wednesday’s campaign following the “battle of the Thames” between Nigel Farage and Bob Geldof swiftly turned to h(...)

A man stands in front of a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California. Voters there have strongly supported a measure to sharply curtail the number of medical such dispensaries  in Los Angeles. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

While we were busy eliminating smoking by making the packets look like cool posters from the golden era of Italian horror, something considerably more(...)