Why politicians should stop dismissing the importance of ideology
By Eliane Glaser - 19 August 9:03

We need ideas and idealism as well as processes and action; our problem is not too much politics, but not enough.

Imagining the “family test” in action since the coalition came in
By Anoosh Chakelian - 19 August 8:43

How David Cameron's "family test" would have worked if it had been brought in from 2010.

"No one is in control": Watch Stella Creasy MP's Twitter Talk
By Anoosh Chakelian - 18 August 14:49

The Labour MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy gave a speech at Twitter HQ about why we should be impatient to take control of our world.

A citizen's income of £71 a week per person would make Britain fairer
By Lauren Razavi - 18 August 13:04

With the potential to appease both the left and the right of the political spectrum, the citizen’s income concept could well mark the road to a fairer, more equal welfare system in Britain.

One month to go: what voting No in the Scottish referendum can offer Labour voters
By Douglas Alexander - 18 August 12:21

With one month of campaigning left until the Scottish independence referendum, why would Scotland remaining in the Union benefit Labour supporters?

Why does the PM now want to apply a "family test" to every future domestic policy?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 18 August 9:21

The Prime Minister will make a speech today saying all domestic policies should be examined for their “impact on the family”.

Defence Secretary: the UK military could be involved in Iraq “for months”
By Anoosh Chakelian - 18 August 8:22

The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says that Britain’s role in Iraq has extended beyond humanitarian assistance.

Leader of the Scottish Greens: "You don’t need to like Alex Salmond to vote Yes"
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 August 15:36

The co-convenor of the Scottish Greens, Patrick Harvie, on why his party supports Scottish independence, and how it's not all about the SNP.

Rather than choosing a former Ukip leader as their candidate in South Thanet, the party should have selected a liberal figure capable of winning tactical votes.
Why the Tories have picked the wrong man to take on Farage
By George Eaton - 15 August 13:56

Rather than choosing a former Ukip leader as their candidate in South Thanet, the party should have selected a liberal figure capable of winning tactical votes. 

Why raising the personal allowance won't help people on low incomes
By Spencer Thompson - 15 August 12:21

As a strategy for tackling low pay, raising the personal allowance ran out of usefulness several years ago.

The UK would “favourably consider” arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 August 8:57

The government would supply weapons to the Kurds fighting extremists in Iraq, if they request arms.

Is the Labour party finally beginning to engage on education?
By Dan Holden - 15 August 7:30

After years of hardly trying to counter the coalition’s regressive education reforms, Labour finally seems to have begun to make a move.

With students paying more than ever, richer data is needed for them to accurately know how much their course will enhance their prospects.
What is the value of university?
By Ryan Shorthouse - 14 August 18:05

With students paying more than ever, richer data is needed for them to accurately know how much their course will enhance their prospects. 

We need to reform regressive taxes, not progressive ones.
The Lib Dems' tax cut plans won't help the poorest
By Tim Stacey - 14 August 17:12

We need to reform regressive taxes, not progressive ones. 

Shadow transport secretary says former cabinet minister has "a huge contribution still to make to politics".
Alan Johnson should return to the shadow cabinet, says Mary Creagh
By George Eaton - 14 August 15:09

Shadow transport secretary says former cabinet minister has "a huge contribution still to make to politics".

The shadow transport secretary on Labour's rail plans, Alan Johnson's possible comeback and why she doesn't regret her comments on Thomas The Tank Engine.
Mary Creagh interview: "We’ve got the biggest shake-up of the railways since privatisation"
By George Eaton - 14 August 14:28

The shadow transport secretary on Labour's rail plans, Alan Johnson's possible comeback and why she doesn't regret her comments on Thomas The Tank Engine. 

Parliament shouldn’t need recalling; it should meet throughout the summer anyway
By Kevin Meagher - 14 August 13:03

We need reforms to parliament's summer recess in order to address the inevitable annual calls for it to be recalled over the break.

Nick Clegg has pre-empted an expected Tory manifesto commitment.
The Lib Dems steal a march on the Tories by pledging to cut National Insurance
By George Eaton - 14 August 11:25

Nick Clegg has pre-empted an expected Tory manifesto commitment. 

What does the US response to stranded refugees in Iraq mean for David Cameron?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 August 8:37

As the US reports fewer stranded refugees on Mount Sinjar than expected, how can the PM respond to the decreasing likelihood of a rescue operation?

The emphatic rejection of Toryism in London shows that much of modern Britain – even if it holds centre-right views – is not comfortable with the Conservative Party.
Ethnic minorities mean that John Major would not win today
By Tim Wigmore - 13 August 20:15

The emphatic rejection of Toryism in London shows that much of modern Britain – even if it holds centre-right views – is not comfortable with the Conservative Party.

The SNP is paying the price for its botched currency logic.
Why is everything going wrong for the Scottish Yes campaign?
By James Maxwell - 13 August 16:04

The SNP is paying the price for its botched currency logic.

One of the questions facing David Cameron as he returns from his holiday.
Will the UK follow France and arm the Kurds?
By George Eaton - 13 August 12:39

One of the questions facing David Cameron as he returns from his holiday. 

We must not find ourselves wondering how this humanitarian crisis spiralled further and further out of control.
For the desperate of Iraq there is no quick fix, but we can help alleviate some of the suffering
By Jim Murphy MP - 13 August 12:03

We must not find ourselves wondering how this humanitarian crisis spiralled further and further out of control.

GDP may be rising, but wage growth is at its lowest level on record. There is no recovery for most voters.
Falling wages show why the Tories aren't benefiting from the return of growth
By George Eaton - 13 August 10:32

GDP may be rising, but wage growth is at its lowest level on record. There is no recovery for most voters. 

The destruction of this Caliphate must come from a Muslim-led force.
The US and the UK can’t defeat ISIS – Arab states have to take the lead
By Sunny Hundal - 12 August 8:32

The destruction of this caliphate must come from a Muslim-led force. 

Downing Street is wrong to reject demands for a recall on the grounds that "our focus is humanitarian support".
MPs want a chance to debate Iraq whether or not military action is planned
By George Eaton - 11 August 10:34

Downing Street is wrong to reject demands for a recall on the grounds that "our focus is humanitarian support". 

The Conservatives need to change more than just their leader if they are to win a majority.
Boris would boost Tory support by just one point if he became leader
By George Eaton - 10 August 10:10

The Conservatives need to change more than just their leader if they are to win a majority. 

When funding is tight, we need a shift away from sticking plaster services to radical early intervention.
Big reform, not big spending, will save Sure Start
By Lucy Powell - 10 August 0:01

When funding is tight, we need a shift away from sticking plaster services to radical early intervention. 

The Kurdistan Region needs more than words of solidarity or humanitarian assistance.
Parliament should be recalled to authorise military support for Iraq
By Mike Gapes - 09 August 19:57

The Kurdistan Region needs more than words of solidarity or humanitarian assistance. 

The Ukip leader finally makes his choice.
Farage to stand for selection in South Thanet
By George Eaton - 08 August 15:48

Ukip leader plans to run in Tory-held constituency where his party currently polls first. 

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