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Chancellor turns on spending taps in his first Budget

But Labour says claim it is biggest investment since 1950s is ‘sleight of hand’


Ben Chu The struggle over the government’s fiscal rules boils over

With his very public intervention, coming just 14 days before the Budget on 11 March, Sajid Javid has heaped pressure on No 10 not to ditch his framework of fiscal discipline, writes economics editor Ben Chu

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Andrew Grice Is Sajid Javid’s resignation really a victory for Dominic Cummings?

Ministers’ hopes that they had passed ‘peak Dom’ appear to be wide of the mark, writes Andrew Grice

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Editorial Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle will destabilise the government

Editorial: If the prime minister does not rein in his maverick adviser soon, the resentments built up by such conduct will make the case for him

PM says UK and US will suffer if Trump starts trade war over tech tax

Prime minister’s remarks come after US Treasury secretary’s warning that a tax of tech firms could be met with reciprocal measures on car exports