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The Tories will offer a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union and Labour should too. That’s the opinion of a senior member of the last administration.

“Shoot the strikers,” declared Jeremy Clarkson.

Not only has Europe been on the brink of meltdown this autumn, but so have our MPs. Only seven of 75 constituencies in my home patch, the North West, are untouched by the meddling hands of boundary officials.

David Cameron looks like the cat that got the cream despite the fact that he faces a winter of economic crisis after the party conferences.

After a summer of ugly behaviour and tumult, can we expect the same from the politicians attending the forthcoming party conferences?

It’s the end of Murdocracy!” exclaimed Martin Bell to a nonplussed audience enjoying a river cruise before buying one of the former Tatton MP’s numerous books.

Have the fortunes of the Coalition Government bottomed out? Could the revamping of the health bill be the turning point?

The Conservatives could win the next election and rule until 2025.

The Romans organised circuses to keep the vulgar populi distracted from affairs of state. The Coalition Government gives us a royal wedding.

Will Nick Clegg and all his works (including the alternative vote) provide the lightning conductor for the nation’s wrath on 5 May?

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.