Archive of 2009

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Looking back: 2009

Here's our month-by-month review of a very stormy political year.

  • Quentin Davies appeared before the Commons' defence committee

    Sketch: Quentin Davies' blustering masterclass

    Defence minister Quentin Davies showed how nothing quite beats bluster as he bristled his way through an absurd Commons committee grilling.

  • Is the Christmas recess too long?

    MPs' Christmas

    Parliament goes into recess on Wednesday December 16th for the Christmas break, and returns on Tuesday January 5th.

  • Morrissey featured in the Commons today. He won't be pleased.

    Sketch: The Commons debates the Smiths

    Morrissey dominates business questions. But the good life is out there somewhere.

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    Pre-Budget Report as-it-happened

    Welcome to politics.co.uk's as-it-happens page. Here, you can keep up to date on speeches, debates and major political events live, in real time. Just hit refresh on your browser to see the latest developments.

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    PMQs as-it-happened

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  • Parties face longer-term challenge

    Analysis: Longer-term dilemmas lie in wait

    Those with a vague interest in following the state of Britain's coffers may be dimly aware we have a problem with debt. We don't.

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    Pre-Budget Report: Reactions

    Pressure groups, unions and the bookies react to Alistair Darling's Pre-Budget Report (PBR).

  • Alistair Darling has one eye on the red box, another on the ballot box

    PBR analysis: A 'pre-election' report

    Both Alistair Darling and George Osborne repeatedly talked of the "choice" facing the British people. As the shadow chancellor put it, it's the election rather than the Budget which everyone is focusing on.

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