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Past articles by Ben:

Bottle of wine to cost 45p more in alcohol tax raid

Rise in duties in upcoming Budget to push up prices during cost of living crisis → Read More

Sick note crackdown to get more people back into work

Doctors told to sign fewer patients off under proposals to reinvigorate the economy → Read More

France 'concerned' about state of Britain's Armed Forces

Sources claim Nato is worried about UK capability amid wrangles over funding and depleted reserves from donations to Ukraine → Read More

Energy bailout to cost half as much as feared

MPs and economists call for tax cuts as predicted size of subsidies slashed to £69bn → Read More

Thatcherites join rebellion against Rishi Sunak’s promise to slash EU red tape

Former ministers sign letter voicing their disapproval ahead of legislation being debated on Monday → Read More

Labour to promise new security pact with EU and closer ties with Brussels

The party will outline foreign policies it would implement if it wins the next general election → Read More

Rishi Sunak puts maths at the heart of his vision for Britain

Prime Minister sets out principles in major speech as he battles with striking unions and NHS backlog → Read More

Sajid Javid to step down as Tory exodus grows

Former health secretary says that after 'much reflection' he has decided not to stand again at the next general election → Read More

What Rishi Sunak and Joe Biden did

Lack of talks about a UK-US free trade deal is a marked contrast to his predecessors, especially Theresa May and Boris Johnson → Read More

Liz Truss doubles down on tax cuts at £1,500-a-head Tory fundraising dinner

Prime Minister among a host of Cabinet ministers to attend the Carlton Political Dinner at The Dorchester this week → Read More

Eight options Liz Truss can choose from to boost government savings

The Prime Minister and Kwasi Kwarteng, her Chancellor, are under pressure to deliver a plan to restore economic stability → Read More

Travel for veterans to remembrance services 'remains free', insists Transport Secretary

Anne-Marie Trevelyan said she was 'appalled' by reports that veterans would have to pay for their travel → Read More

Income taxes to rise by £21bn despite Budget cuts

The average household will be £1,450 per year worse off after stealth raid, according to the IFS → Read More

Disruption is the price of success, insists Liz Truss

My reforms may not be popular but they will end the ‘drift and delay’, Prime Minister to say in Party Conference speech → Read More

The secret midnight meeting that killed off the 45p tax cut

In Liz Truss's suite, PM and Kwasi Kwarteng compared the feedback received from MPs - and the mood was grim → Read More

How top Treasury sacking signalled trouble ahead for Kwasi Kwarteng

Inside story: Absence of senior figures meant Chancellor's tax cutting broadside caught the markets out with 'absolutely zero warning' → Read More

Pension funds crisis forces £65bn bailout by Bank

Number 10 adamant that Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng will not resign → Read More

First Cabinet minister switches support from Rishi Sunak to Liz Truss

Exclusive: Read Sir Robert Buckland’s reasons for backing the Foreign Secretary in the Tory leadership race → Read More

Whitney Houston vs Heart Noughties: The music driving the two Tory campaigns

Rishi Sunak prefers modern music while Liz Truss reveals her love for classic hits - and karaoke → Read More

Advantage Liz Truss in the race to be prime minister

Foreign Secretary becomes the favourite to defeat Rishi Sunak after Tory MPs vote her into final two of leadership contest → Read More