Eric Pickles

Osborne sets agenda for 'scroungers and waste' election

Wed 26 Jun, AT 15:26
The Mole

Chancellor's Spending Review sends clear signal the Tories will go into election as cost-cutting party

George Osborne defies right-wing Tory calls for more welfare cuts

Tue 28 May, AT 09:54
The Mole

Iain Duncan Smith was ready to cut welfare by further £3bn to fund defence; no thanks says the Chancellor

Michael Gove: Nimbys are enemies of freedom

One-Minute Read
Fri 17 May, AT 09:30

Education Secretary claims those fighting reforms are anti-aspiration - but what of his own ambitions?

Problem family in Barnet costs state £345,000 per year

One-Minute Read
Wed 23 Jan, AT 10:11

Shocking data from London and beyond shows what 'troubled families' are costing the taxpayer

44 Tories call for state press regulation on eve of Leveson

First Post
Fri 9 Nov, AT 11:19

After Boris Johnson and Michael Gove speak out against statutory regulation, other Tories break ranks

Planning laws part 2: Tories prepare for civil war again

Talking Point
Mon 3 Sep, AT 15:55

Cameron and Osborne hope relaxing planning laws will drag UK out of recession - but we've been here before

Sainsbury's chief opposes longer Sunday opening hours

One-Minute Read
Mon 20 Aug, AT 12:16

Plans to extend Olympic opening hours are 'not a magic answer' for UK economy


Rattled: IDS charges Flanders with 'peeing all over industry'

Mon 20 Aug, AT 07:48
The Mole

Iain Duncan Smith's attack on BBC economics editor is further evidence of panic at lack of real growth