Backbench anti-EU MPs like David Nuttall could hold the balance of power in the next Parliament.
On Thursday Nigel Farage kicked off Ukip’s general election campaign in surreal surroundings.
The term TERF - "trans exclusionary radical feminist" has become internet shorthand for "transphobic bigot". The odd thing is that most people hold beliefs which could see them labelled a "TERF".
Labour's response to the Greens shows a mixture of arrogance and lack of self-confidence; it needs to fight rather than flatter them.
We re-run yesterday’s unremarkable debate between Ed Miliband and young people.
The Department of Health has reported a decrease in drinking, drugs and pregnancy among teenagers - but our generation has problems of its own, writes Jess Williams.
We are now a nation torn apart (soon perhaps literally) by inequality, and the danger is Scotland is merely the beginning
On 11 August, I was asked to appear on the BBC’s Newsnight with two other transgender journalists. Hours later, they pulled out - amid a welter of accusations that I was a "violent transphobe" who does not believe in trans people's "right to exist". As a trans woman myself, is what I have to say really so unsayable?
As market and utilitarian analyses increasingly dominate our public discourse, religious voices could offer fresh insights.
A man complaining about “anti-male sexism” is the sound of a man crying about lost advantages. Huge, man-made, God-thundering advantages.
The cost of recent economic sanctions will be felt in the west, but it’s a cost we can – and should – withstand.
Mentally ill patients forced to travel hundreds of miles for treatment, forcible sectioning in order to get beds and medical students begging for greater teaching on psychiatry: we're not getting it right
Words are cheap.
London taxi drivers have protested, and are planning further protests, against apps like Uber which offer the same convenience at (they say) an illegally cheap price.
It is hard to think of an arena of UK public life where the people are so poorly represented and served on the basis of their race.
"I am not your totem, Tim. Nor do I want to be used as a vehicle to facilitate the poisoning of the pro-choice standpoint."
Julia Hobsbawm's diary.
Mr Miliband has reminded us again of his talents as a rhetorician but it is his party’s conduct in the next year that will determine whether he is rewarded with the chance to serve.
Writing from her new home in New York, Louise Mensch argues that Britain needs more politicians like Chris Christie and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
We’re swamped by a tide of reaction and instant opinion churned out by the second on Twitter, writes Jason Cowley. But as Franzen, Obama and Miliband show, instant gratification won’t secure our grasp of events.
Increasingly, just as poverty itself is linked to ignorance or moral failings, poor parenting is associated with being poor.
The Tories now have fewer members than ever before - and their financial situation has hardly changed. But they'd be wise to address the decline anyway.
The problem with Universal Credit, the return of the TSB and a memory lapse at the theatre.
Vicky Pryce on UKIP's respectable friends and Prisonomics.
The religious language of sin and shame informs Tory welfare rhetoric, with its pulpit-thumping over "strivers" and "scroungers". But their overhaul has nothing to do with compassion or principle.
While the US continues to deliberate their course of action, so, too, does Hezbollah. After depending upon the Syrian regime for so long, how will they retaliate in the event of air strikes?
Ed Miliband has now sacrificed millions in donations, as well as one of his party’s main bargaining chips, without securing any concessions in return.
David Cameron didn't get his way with Syria. It may seem counterintuitive, but this won't reflect badly on him.
Peter Wilby's "First Thoughts" column: the day I dined with David Frost, why we should stay out of Syria, and who will really benefit from Vodafone selling its stake in Verizon Wireless.