By resisting a progressive measure backed by most Londoners, they have given Sadiq Khan the chance to position himself as the radical candidate.
Why Labour's London mayoral hopefuls might regret their opposition to a mansion tax
By George Eaton - 16 October 13:14

By resisting a progressive measure backed by most Londoners, they have given Sadiq Khan the chance to position himself as the radical candidate. 

Labour must be bolder about curbing the growth of landlord-investors
By Daniel Bentley - 16 October 12:49

The Lyons review is too timid about the principle of putting first-time buyers at the front of the queue.

Relief, resilience and reform: Labour’s strategy to fight hunger
By Jim Murphy - 16 October 10:49

The shadow Dfid secretary Jim Murphy on Labour's three Rs for fighting world hunger.

Could exclusion from the leaders' debates be helping the Greens?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 October 17:49

The furore surrounding the Greens' exclusion from the TV debates could be working in the party's favour.

Fifty years on, the Conservative party's race problem remains
By Tim Wigmore - 15 October 17:02

The ethnic minority population will double to 30 per cent by 2050.

The PM was forced to condemn his welfare minister for saying that disabled people may not be worth the "full wage".
PMQs review: Miliband rattles Cameron with attack on Lord Freud over disabled comments
By George Eaton - 15 October 12:53

The PM was forced to condemn his welfare minister for saying that disabled people may not be worth the "full wage".

Lord Freud's slip is the least of this government's appalling attitude to disabled people
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 October 12:45

The welfare minister's remarks about people not being "worth" the minimum wage is a small example of this government's persistently appalling attitude towards the disabled.

What mainstream politics can learn from the new wave of feminist activism
By Anya Pearson - 15 October 10:17

Why politics in general would benefit from riding the new wave of feminism.

Most of Britain’s parties could be led by women within the next two years
By Kevin Meagher - 15 October 9:27

Two-thirds of our political parties in Westminster could be led by women in the near future.

Former Environment Secretary: climate change forecasts are “wildly exaggerated”
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 October 9:15

The Tory MP and former cabinet secretary Owen Paterson voices his highly sceptical views on climate change and energy.

Scotland and devolution: is Gordon Brown making life difficult for his party?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 October 17:28

The former PM’s promises could cause trouble for Labour.

Shadow justice secretary tasked with preventing loss of voters to left-wing rival.
Exclusive: Sadiq Khan appointed to lead Labour unit on Green Party threat
By George Eaton - 14 October 17:05

Shadow justice secretary tasked with preventing loss of voters to left-wing rival. 

Why is the UK still behind in the global skills race, despite politicians' promises?
By Andrew Adonis - 14 October 16:18

Sense and instability: Andrew Adonis on a new report scrutinising the policies of successive administrations on skills and employment.

Former Tory minister Alan Duncan condemns the “wicked cocktail” of Israel’s settlements
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 October 12:37

The Conservative MP and former Dfid minister launches one of the most outspoken attacks on Israel from a senior British politician.

The PM warns Rochester and Strood voters against Ukip's "national media circus"
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 October 9:51

David Cameron has written a letter to Rochester and Strood constituents, who will be voting in a by-election on 20 November.

Why tax reform should be Labour's top priority
By Chris Nicholas - 14 October 8:45

Tax reform is central to the clear, credible and persuasive economic story the Labour party needs for winning the general election.

MPs overwhelmingly back Palestinian statehood in a historic vote
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 October 8:28

MPs have voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state alongside Israel in a symbolic vote.

The Labour leader told the PLP that victory is "doable", but warned: "There will be ups and downs which make the last few weeks look easy".
Miliband tells Labour MPs: I won't let victory "slip away"
By George Eaton - 13 October 20:34

The Labour leader tells a private meeting of his parliamentary party that he won't allow it to fall into "the bad habits of the past". 

Tackling apathy: forget conference halls, politics should be more like the pub
By Mark Ferguson - 13 October 15:29

At present, politics is too small, too piecemeal and too insular to create real change for Britain.

The Tory right is becoming desperate on climate change and energy
By Bob Ward - 13 October 14:28

The former environment secretary will tell climate change sceptics this week that his party should adopt Ukip policies.

They hope the inclusion of Green leader Natalie Bennett would boost her party at the expense of Labour and the Lib Dems.
Why the Tories might demand the Greens are included in the TV debates
By George Eaton - 13 October 11:28

They hope the inclusion of Green leader Natalie Bennett would boost her party at the expense of Labour and the Lib Dems. 

Why MPs should vote to recognise Palestine
By Andy Slaughter and Martin Linton - 13 October 10:21

MPs have a rare chance to vote on Palestinian statehood today.

Money matters: why Labour may need the Lib Dems more then the Tories do
By Richard Morris - 13 October 9:34

Will the decision whether or not to go into coalition in 2015 depend more on money than on principle?

What is David Cameron’s “rescue package” for schools?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 13 October 9:10

The Prime Minister is proposing an intervention to save failing schools. 

Healthcare strikes have worked before – could they save the NHS?
By Neil Singh - 13 October 7:45

Today is the first NHS strike since action over pay 32 years ago; health workers at the frontline know that if they do not act soon, the NHS will decompensate and fail.

The clash between those who want a tougher stance, and those who want to maintain a liberal approach, is intensifying.
Ukip's ascent has sharpened Labour's immigration divide
By George Eaton - 10 October 16:53

The clash between those who want a tougher stance, and those who want to maintain a liberal approach, is intensifying. 

Forget the seaside: it's the rural vote, stupid
By William Cash - 10 October 15:10

Post-Clacton, how can the Tories contain the collapse in their core vote?

Chuka Umunna's speech to mark Black History Month: full text
By Chuka Umunna - 10 October 13:15

The shadow business secretary on the need for better representation in parliament, Brixton's Black British story, and the Rooney Rule.

Ukip should examine its own record over a disability “tirade”
By Richard Howitt - 10 October 9:43

There’s a lot of intellectualising about Ukip at present, but a simple truth is that they’re not very nice people.

Our hard-fought victory in Heywood & Middleton stands in stark contrast to the Tories' collapse in Clacton.
The by-elections show Labour can be confident of election victory
By Michael Dugher - 10 October 9:29

Our hard-fought victory in Heywood & Middleton stands in stark contrast to the Tories' collapse in Clacton. 

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