Defeated parties do not regain power by fighting old battles but by convincing voters that they have changed.
Miliband won't win by telling voters how great New Labour was
By George Eaton - 28 January 16:16

Defeated parties do not regain power by fighting old battles but by convincing voters that they have changed.

What are the political implications of moving Trident to Wales?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 January 16:10

Whispers of our nuclear deterrent relocating from Scotland to Wales could be a clever move by the Tories.

The PM's sheer chutzpah allowed him to command the session.
PMQs review: Cameron's "weaponise" charge throws Miliband off balance
By George Eaton - 28 January 13:27

The PM's sheer chutzpah allowed him to command the session. 

Labour's NHS plan: selective rhetoric or socialist principle?
By Benedict Cooper - 28 January 11:04

Key details are "thunderingly absent" in Andy Burnham's ten-year plan for the NHS, but his stark anti-market tones are comforting after four-and-a-half years of business talk.

What the Katie Price benefits row reveals about our paradoxical attitudes towards the system
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 January 8:57

The celebrity model has defended spending taxpayers’ money on care for her disabled son.

London's planning regulations are weaker – and affordable housing has suffered
By James Murray - 27 January 15:52

We're going to have to be clear what homes we want, clear how we're going to get them – and clear when to stare our opponents down.

Labour can't escape its Blairite past on the NHS, so it should stop crying "privatisation"
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 January 14:50

Alan Milburn, the former Health Secretary under Tony Blair, has criticised Ed Miliband's agenda on the health service.

Labour will focus on tackling domestic violence – new research could help
By Vera Baird - 27 January 13:42

A Police and Crime Commissioner is making the case for domestic violence perpetrator programmes.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip
The Queen would have to wait over eight years for a council house
By Ashley Cowburn - 27 January 11:38

Over half of first-time Green voters support retaining the monarchy. It’s unlikely they would be thrilled to see the Queen placed on the social housing register.

“Coalition is a contract, not a marriage”. Photo: YouTube screengrab
“We aren’t dead”: the new Lib Dem president Sal Brinton on her party’s prospects
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 January 9:04

The Lib Dem peer who has just taken up the party's presidency talks electoral strategy, the Lord Rennard case, and why Nick Clegg shouldn't have made coalition look like “a marriage”.

"I want to go and debate": David Cameron on the televised leaders' debates
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 January 8:42

The Prime Minister has said he would only agree to the TV debates under certain circumstances.

Why the TV debates would hurt the Lib Dems
By George Eaton - 26 January 17:05

Without a distinctive message to offer, Nick Clegg's party could be left looking irrelevant. 

Students mock Nick Clegg / Peter Macdiarmid
Reducing tuition fees: is Labour about to propose a tax cut for the rich?
By Tim Wigmore - 26 January 16:18

Labour’s mooted tuition fee policy would increase inequality.

The irony of arch EU prevaricator David Cameron crying "economic uncertainty" over Syriza's win
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 January 13:57

The Prime Minister is concerned about the financial instability Syriza's win could bring to Europe – when he's the one promising a referendum that would be deeply destabilising.

"A decision for them": Ed Miliband's notably cautious reaction to Syriza's win
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 January 13:17

The Labour leader has responded rather late, and very carefully, to the Greek anti-austerity party's election win.

The Labour left demand a change of direction - why their intervention matters
By George Eaton - 26 January 11:08

The party's backbenchers recognise that political instability could allow them to increase their influence over the leadership. 

Are we any closer to a deal on the televised leaders' debates?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 January 9:17

The broadcasters' new offer of a seven-way panel means the Tories are willing to negotiate.

Anti-austerity party Syriza wins Greece’s general election
By New Statesman - 26 January 8:35

The party’s leader, and future prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has vowed to end Greece’s “five years of humiliation and pain”.

The party's policies do not measure up to the needs of post-recession Britain.
Labour needs more radical policies to avoid losing its base
By Matthew Sowemimo - 23 January 17:07

The party's policies do not measure up to the needs of post-recession Britain.

The party recognises the danger that the Tories could win by taking a large number of seats off the Lib Dems.
Labour is waking up to the issue of tactical voting
By George Eaton - 23 January 14:54

The party recognises the danger that the Tories could win by taking a large number of seats off the Lib Dems. 

True conservatives should call greed to account and be as sceptical of big business as they are of big government.
The attacks on the Archbishops show how the right has fallen into market fundamentalism
By Nigel Dodds - 23 January 10:33

True conservatives should call greed to account and be as sceptical of big business as they are of big government.

The coalition’s changes have cost the average family more than £1,000 a year. Photo: Getty
IFS report dispels Osborne’s myth that we’re “all in it together”
By Ashley Cowburn - 23 January 9:47

Middle to higher income households, according to a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, have actually escaped “remarkably unscathed” from the coalition’s austerity drive.

Back to the future? Britain’s 1975 referendum on Europe
By Richard Roberts - 23 January 9:21

On this day 40 years ago, Harold Wilson announced that a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Community would be held within six months.

Renters have few rights in a sector run by hobbyists
By Dan Wilson Craw - 22 January 17:20

Landlords have all the perks of being a business but none of the responsibility.

Why has the SNP changed its definition of voting only on "Scottish matters"?
By Michael Gray - 22 January 17:07

Preparing for power, home and abroad.

The latest dispute could provide Cameron with another excuse to avoid taking part.
The DUP demand to be included in the TV debates - will the Tories support them?
By George Eaton - 22 January 16:46

The latest dispute could provide Cameron with another excuse to avoid taking part.  

David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon. Photo: Getty
“Tartan Tories?”: devolution wrangling makes life difficult for Labour – and helps the SNP
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 January 16:15

Could Smith Commission negotiations help Scottish nationalists by keeping a right-wing government in Westminster?

Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has died
By New Statesman - 22 January 15:00

The Tory politician well-known as Margaret Thatcher's Home Secretary has passed away, after a long battle with cancer.

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