Labour accuses George Osborne of "spin" over NHS spending
By Anoosh Chakelian - 02 December 8:14

The shadow health secretary Andy Burnham accuses the Chancellor of "recycling" funds for health spending.

Sabotaging judicial review is one of this government's most vicious acts
By Andy Slaughter and Jeremy Beecham - 01 December 17:29

Removing the right for the individual to seek legal remedy for unlawful behaviour of the state – one of the coalition’s worst moments?

His role in saving the Union, his decisive action during the financial crisis and his championing of the NHS mark Brown out as a political colossus of a kind we never see again.
Gordon Brown leaves British politics with a legacy few can rival
By George Eaton - 01 December 17:13

His role in saving the Union, his decisive action during the financial crisis and his championing of the NHS mark Brown out as a political colossus of a kind we will rarely see again. 

Ed Miliband's seat looks far safer than we thought, after a polling correction
By Anoosh Chakelian - 01 December 15:47

It's far more likely the Labour leader will keep his constituency, Doncaster North, than was suggested last week.

Young people have turned on Nick Clegg. Photo: Flickr/Jason
Why young people could be even easier to ignore at the next election
By Tim Wigmore - 01 December 14:24

The political generation gap could widen as a new voter registration system could stop students voting.

Gordon Brown is to confirm he is standing down at the next election
By Anoosh Chakelian - 01 December 12:54

The former Prime Minister will confirm later today that he will not be running as an MP again.

World Aids Day: why the global diplomatic response to HIV/Aids needs remobilising
By Gareth Thomas - 01 December 11:41

The prevalence of HIV/Aids in Swaziland shows we must redouble international efforts to tackle the epidemic.

Ed Miliband: the government's economic failure has cost every taxpayer £4,000
By Anoosh Chakelian - 01 December 9:48

The Labour leader today will announce new figures condemning the coalition's failure to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.

More borrowing and a stubborn deficit: what will we hear in the Autumn Statement?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 01 December 8:42

George Osborne will deliver his Autumn Statement on Wednesday. What will it contain?

The Chancellor says he has "no plans" to increase the tax: the same phrase he used before the 2010 increase.
Osborne refuses to rule out raising VAT after promising £2bn for NHS
By George Eaton - 30 November 10:44

The Chancellor says he"doesn't have any plans" to increase the tax: the same phrase he used before the 2010 increase. 

The Chancellor has shifted his focus from an absolute surplus to a current surplus.
How Osborne watered down his deficit reduction vote
By George Eaton - 28 November 16:52

The Chancellor has shifted his focus from an absolute surplus to a current surplus. 

We should welcome devolution to Scotland, but let’s not leave London behind
By David Lammy - 28 November 15:55

Radical devolution means new powers for cities, regions and local communities around the country.

Conservatives are pushing for stronger laws to face the threat from Islamic State
By Grant Shapps - 28 November 14:38

How the Communications Data Bill is intended to tackle Islamic State.

Why cracking down on "benefits tourism" won't get David Cameron very far
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 November 12:34

Central to the Prime Minister's plan to "toughen" his stance on immigration is to curb welfare to migrants. But "benefits tourism" is a myth.

By avoiding impossible demands on immigration, the PM put keeping Britain in the EU ahead of appeasing the Tory right.
Cameron's speech was a reaffirmation of faith in EU membership
By George Eaton - 28 November 12:14

By avoiding impossible demands on immigration, the PM put keeping Britain in the EU ahead of appeasing the Tory right. 

Will the next UN Secretary General be a woman?
By David Clark - 28 November 11:18

Buggin's turn principle.

What are EU migrants entitled to in terms of benefits and housing, and when?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 November 9:35

David Cameron wants to delay benefits to EU migrants for four years, Labour for two years. What are they currently entitled to, when, and how much do they claim?

A "game-changing" policy? David Cameron plans for EU migrants to wait four years for benefits
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 November 8:17

In his long-awaited speech on immigration, the Prime Minister will set out benefit restrictions for European migrants, but this is not exactly "game-changing".

The ruling against the former chief whip and David Mellor's snobbish attack on a taxi driver have confirmed the Tories' image as "the party of the rich".
Andrew Mitchell's defeat over plebgate caps a terrible week for the Tories' reputation
By George Eaton - 27 November 17:31

The ruling against the former chief whip and David Mellor's snobbish attack on a taxi driver have confirmed the Tories' image as "the party of the rich". 

The frustrating reality of having Ukip represent the UK’s interests in Europe
By Keith Taylor - 27 November 15:51

I’m afraid to say we made the wrong choice as Ukip are beginning to prove time and time again their insignificance in Europe. 

Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell loses his libel trial, which rules he did say the words alleged
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 November 15:26

The judge has ruled that former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell did say the word "pleb", or something close to it, in his libel trial against the Sun's owners over the Plebgate scandal.

The PM, Labour, SNP and the BBC: the political muddle of Scottish devolution
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 November 14:29

The Smith Commission says Scotland should set its income tax: what is the politics behind this decision?

Ukip are five points behind the Tories in Thanet South with the Lib Dems just three points ahead of Labour in Sheffield Hallam.
Farage struggling and Clegg in danger of losing seat, Ashcroft poll shows
By George Eaton - 27 November 14:03

Ukip are five points behind the Tories in Thanet South with the Lib Dems just three points ahead of Labour in Sheffield Hallam. 

The Smith Commission recommends devolving full income tax powers to Scotland
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 November 8:57

The Commission tasked with deciding which powers to devolve to Scotland's recommendations will make life tricky for Labour.

Unlike the Tories, we will confront the issue of a "two nation" education system.
Only Labour has the will to tackle the private-state education divide
By Jon Ashworth - 26 November 17:56

Unlike the Tories, we will confront the issue of a "two nation" education system. 

Shadow work and pensions secretary says Conservative MPs apologised to her over Duncan Smith's claim that she had not bothered to vote.
Rachel Reeves: Tory MPs apologised to me over "incredibly rude" Duncan Smith
By George Eaton - 26 November 15:20

Shadow work and pensions secretary says Conservative MPs apologised to her over Duncan Smith's claim that she had not bothered to vote. 

Scotland's new pro-independence newspaper deserves its place
By Douglas Beattie - 26 November 14:38

Avowedly pro-independence, The National hit the streets on Monday and sold out in a matter of hours.

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