Air pollution in London is set to haunt Boris Johnson again
By Murad Qureshi - 10 September 8:19

Air pollution in London will haunt the Mayor of London once again, as his appearance at parliament's Environment Committee today marks an annus horribilis for air quality in the capital.

David Cameron: “We do not want this family of nations to be ripped apart”
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 September 7:57

The Prime Minister’s last-minute plea to Scotland.

How the Square Mile could be an unexpected counter to our “Downton Abbey-style society”
By Mark Boleat - 09 September 14:26

After recent reports that Britain is "deeply elitist", the City of London insists that social mobility is being championed where you would least expect.

Why a climate change agreement next year could be global diplomacy's last stand
By Alastair Harper - 09 September 14:15

With the golden age of international diplomacy behind us, the UK government has today published its thoughts on why a global deal on climate change is going to happen and is in our interest.

Leaders pull out of PMQs because of Scotland: a show of desperation?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 09 September 12:31

The three main party leaders have put out a joint statement saying they won't partake in Prime Minister's Questions tomorrow, because they want to concentrate on the Scottish referendum campaign.

Are MPs too busy to keep their promise to the world’s poorest?
By Richard Darlington - 09 September 10:57

This week, 100 MPs need to turn up to vote on the 0.7 per cent spending commitment on international development. At the moment, it's too close to call whether the bill will pass.

Labour must act in Scotland no matter the outcome of the referendum
By Douglas Beattie - 09 September 9:09

Independence or not, Labour in Scotland needs to feel distinctly separate these days, when so many in a land once seen as red in tooth and claw are supporting the nationalist cause.

Gordon Brown: the man who will save the Union?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 09 September 8:30

The UK press is praising the former Labour Prime Minister for his 11th-hour intervention, suggesting he should have had a more significant role in the Better Together campaign.

The former PM seizes the initiative on a plan for further devolution to Scotland.
Brown takes charge as Cameron backs his plan for "Scottish Home Rule"
By George Eaton - 08 September 18:54

The former PM seizes the initiative with a timetable for further devolution to Scotland. 

It don't matter if you're left or right: a new manifesto campaign
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 September 16:57

The Social Economy Alliance is launching a new "stealth campaign" today, splicing photos of left and right-wing figures' faces and plastering them around Westminster Tube.

Chuka Umunna's speech to the TUC: full text
By Chuka Umunna - 08 September 15:47

The shadow business secretary's message is pro-worker, pro-business.

The timing of the vote, the wording of the question, and allowing 16-17-year-olds to vote.
How Salmond outplayed Cameron in the Scottish referendum talks
By George Eaton - 08 September 15:45

The timing of the vote, the wording of the question, and allowing 16-17-year-olds to vote. 

Labour’s civil service reform proposals are wise, but could be derailed by a future coalition
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 September 15:37

The shadow cabinet office minister Michael Dugher has announced Labour’s plans for government: parties’ attitudes towards the civil service are vital, particularly in an age of coalition politics.

The Scottish independence surge has forced a complacent and smug elite to take notice
By Jason Cowley - 08 September 13:03

Alex Salmond, whose political mission from the outset was to destroy Great Britain, might end up creating the conditions in which it can be remade and thus saved.

Alistair Darling: “I’m confident we will win the day”
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 September 8:37

Opponents of Scottish independence are cranking up their campaign.

Labour leader will tell the TUC general council: "What working people have in common matters more than any division of creed, race or region. Or even nation."
Miliband on Scotland: class solidarity must trump national divisions
By George Eaton - 08 September 0:07

Labour leader will tell the TUC general council: "What working people have in common matters more than any division of creed, race or region. Or even nation."

The decision to keep devo max off the ballot paper may come to be seen as the Unionists' biggest error.
Westminster prepares to offer further powers to Scotland - but is it too little, too late?
By George Eaton - 07 September 15:40

The decision to keep devo max off the ballot paper may come to be seen as the Unionists' biggest error. 

Pro-independence side takes the lead for the first time with less than two weeks to go.
Scottish Yes campaign two points ahead in new poll
By George Eaton - 06 September 22:00

Pro-independence side takes the lead for the first time with less than two weeks to go. 

With Labour planning to amend the bill, Clegg's party could still be caught between two stools.
Lib Dems defeat the Tories over bedroom tax reform - but would they vote to scrap it?
By George Eaton - 05 September 15:09

With Labour planning to amend the bill, Clegg's party could still be caught between two stools. 

If Scotland votes Yes, will there be a silver lining for the rest of the UK?
By Emran Mian - 05 September 15:08

 Scottish independence negotiations could give the rest of the UK something like the civic conversation that Scotland is currently enjoying.

How much of a threat is Ukip to the Lib Dems?
By Richard Morris - 05 September 13:43

The Liberal Democrats aren't as universally europhile as you think.

Out of office, Brown has bared the socialist soul he previously disguised.
Gordon Brown has bared the socialist soul he hid as Prime Minister
By George Eaton - 05 September 12:58

Fighting against Scottish independence, the former PM makes the case for social justice far better now than when he was in office. 

Political parties woo parents' votes with childcare pledges – but it's not enough
By Caroline Davey - 05 September 12:15

Childcare proposals such as the Lib Dems' announcement this week are not close enough to a vision of free, universal childcare that parents need.

TTIP: the biggest threat to democracy you've never heard of
By Dan Holden - 05 September 11:19

A trade agreement between the EU and the US currently under secret negotiation will have a profound impact upon our democracy, but it’s been overshadowed by more typical eurosceptic coverage in the media.

Nato stands for bombed-out Afghan schools, not Obama grinning for photo-ops
By Kate Hudson - 05 September 9:02

Kate Hudson, general secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, explains why she has been protesting the arrival of the Nato Summit in Newport.

As we rely on Russia and the Middle East for energy, Nato must face the energy security challenge
By Neil Morisetti - 05 September 8:35

Currently, we depend on both Russia and the Middle East for much of our energy; the Nato summit's priority should be to tackle the energy security challenge.

British military involvement in Iraq could begin "within weeks"
By Anoosh Chakelian - 05 September 8:20

David Cameron hinted that the UK will soon join the US in air strikes on Islamic State.

£10 an hour: the Greens' new target for minimum wage
By Natalie Bennett - 05 September 7:13

For the Green party, asking nicely for employers to pay a living wage isn't enough.

Shadow London minister will not follow David Lammy in launching mayoral bid before the election.
London mayoral race: Sadiq Khan "to focus all his effort" on general election
By George Eaton - 04 September 18:01

Shadow London minister will not follow David Lammy in launching mayoral bid before the election. 

David Cameron says he won't resign if Scotland votes for independence
By Anoosh Chakelian - 04 September 16:46

As polls narrow, and a Yes vote in the Scottish referendum becomes increasingly possible, the PM insists he won't resign if the Union breaks up.

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