Britain's wage crisis: what's the problem?
By Simon Wren-Lewis - 29 March 13:39

An essay by Simon Wren-Lewis, Professor of Economic Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University and a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford University, which appears in the latest collection from the Resolution Foundation.

Have Labour pulled ahead? It's complicated
By Stephen Bush - 29 March 11:32

The first post-debate poll has good news for Labour. But don't get too excited. 

Labour's anti-immigrant mug: the worst part is, it isn't a gaffe
By Stephen Bush - 28 March 18:03

The party is under fire for its latest round of mugs. But the problem is bigger than a bargain-basement bit of crockery.

What's wrong with Britain's railways?
By Lilian Greenwood - 27 March 17:49

The coalition government have no plan for Britain's railways - the only way to change their future is to change the government.

It's time for women to take a lead in British politics
By June Eric-Udorie - 27 March 15:55

Women! British politics needs us.

Party like it's 1974: why a book about the Seventies is suddenly relevant again
By Stephen Bush - 26 March 16:48

Simon Hoggart and Alistair Michie's history of the Lib-Lab pact 1977-78 will feel eerily familiar to any student of the Coalition.

I'm not sure if the SNP believe what they're saying. But you certainly shouldn't
By Nigel Dodds - 26 March 15:06

The SNP’s goal at Westminster is obvious. They aim to get out of England an answer they failed to get in Scotland.

Sketch: The Alex Salmond procession comes to London
By Harry Lambert - 24 March 14:16

An adoring crowd hung on the former First Minister’s words at a book signing last night.

The rise of the SNP is a phenomenon without precedent – new predictions are guesswork
By May2015 - 05 March 18:25

Like the US housing crisis, the rise of the SNP is an ‘out-of-sample’ event. It’s unclear how forecasters should react.

Video: What does Gogglebox think of David Cameron?
By May2015 - 03 March 10:25

The cast of Channel 4’s hit show talk politics.

Politics can’t be improved until we give people the ‘Power to Create’
By Adam Lent - 01 March 20:49

The solution to our political and social problems can only be found by unleashing the creativity of the stifled 75 per cent.

Will Tory MPs like David Nuttall back another Tory-Lib coalition or join Ukip?
By Harry Lambert - 23 February 14:31

Backbench anti-EU MPs like David Nuttall could hold the balance of power in the next Parliament.

Castle Point: Farage, Carswell and co. descend on Essex’s Canvey Island
By May2015 - 17 February 15:49

On Thursday Nigel Farage kicked off Ukip’s general election campaign in surreal surroundings.

Senator Joe McCarthy. Photo: Getty
Are you now or have you ever been a TERF?
By Terry MacDonald - 16 February 16:39

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". 

The Greens are a joke, and Labour shouldn't be frightened of saying so
By Conor Pope - 22 January 12:31

Labour's response to the Greens shows a mixture of arrogance and lack of self-confidence; it needs to fight rather than flatter them.

Sketch: Ed Miliband meets young people
By Harry Lambert - 09 December 17:25

We re-run yesterday’s unremarkable debate between Ed Miliband and young people.

Teens today.
Are my generation really as boring as everyone says?
By Jess Williams - 19 September 11:50

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.

Scottish independence: how inequality is fragmenting our nation
By Duncan Exley - 17 September 10:20

We are now a nation torn apart (soon perhaps literally) by inequality, and the danger is Scotland is merely the beginning

Kellie Maloney being interviewed on ITV's Good Morning Britain, 13 August
Kellie Maloney, Newsnight and the debate the transgender community refused to have
By Miranda Yardley - 18 August 10:19

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?

Boris Johnson visited the Husseini Mosque in Northholt during his mayoral campaign in 2008.
Should religion ever play a role in policy-making?
By Muddassar Ahmed and Kishan Manocha - 08 August 15:13

As market and utilitarian analyses increasingly dominate our public discourse, religious voices could offer fresh insights.

A high wire act.
Robert Webb: Roll up, roll up, to see a man talking about feminism. What could possibly go wrong?
By Robert Webb - 07 August 13:01

A man complaining about “anti-male sexism” is the sound of a man crying about lost advantages. Huge, man-made, God-thundering advantages.

Putin is in international disgrace - the west must make him feel it
Any financial loss to Britain mustn’t obscure the aim of sanctions on Russia
By Robert Macquarie - 04 August 13:19

The cost of recent economic sanctions will be felt in the west, but it’s a cost we can – and should – withstand. 

NHS staff at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
The UK’s mental health care is in crisis – the next government must act urgently
By George Gillett - 01 August 10:59

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

London black cabs taking part in an anti-minicab protest on the Mall, in 2009. Photo: Getty Images
Black cabs are going to war with apps like Uber for the taxi supremacy of London
By John Harvey - 08 May 14:50

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.

A big lecture theatre at a university. (Photo: teddy-rised/Flickr)
There are fewer than 100 black professors in Britain - why?
By William Ackah - 28 March 15:26

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 Montgomerie, and you are not my able-bodied saviour. Listen!
By Hannah Buchanan - 29 December 17:08

"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."

New Statesman
Leader: Labour has a bold economic programme but can it win the people’s trust?
By New Statesman - 03 October 15:33

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.

Chris Christie.
Louise Mensch: the Conservatives can learn from the failures of the Republican Party
By Louise Mensch - 30 September 14:30

Writing from her new home in New York, Louise Mensch argues that Britain needs more politicians like Chris Christie and Arnold Schwarzenegger.