Politically toxic plan from Lib Dem MP.
Jeremy Browne's manifesto would be electoral suicide for the Lib Dems
By George Eaton - 08 April 10:13

Policies such as cutting the top rate of tax, reducing NHS spending and introducing for-profit free schools are politically toxic. 

The Culture Secretary is surely considering falling on her sword.
It just gets worse for Maria Miller - how long can she survive?
By George Eaton - 08 April 8:38

Under fire from her colleagues and the voters, the Culture Secretary is surely now considering whether all sides would be best served by her falling on her sword. 

Labour leader promises to end a "century of centralisation".
Miliband shows his hand on English devolution
By George Eaton - 07 April 23:00

Labour leader promises to end a "century of centralisation" by giving city regions major new powers and funding.

The party should start talking about responsible capitalism in a global context.
Labour needs to turn up the volume on international development
By Richard Darlington - 07 April 16:31

Why is Labour not yet talking about responsible capitalism in a global context?

Party denies community organiser has been fired and says he will be back in the UK as soon as possible.
Labour has "programme of work" ready for Arnie Graf
By George Eaton - 07 April 14:54

Party denies community organiser has been fired and says he will be back in the UK as soon as possible.

The data contradicts the rhetoric.
The middle hasn't been squeezed as much as you think
By Emran Mian - 07 April 12:29

The middle 20 per cent of working age households in 2011-12 had on average the same real-terms income as four years before.

The health service is likely to be exempt.
The biggest threat to the NHS is the Tories, not the EU-US trade deal
By John Healey - 07 April 9:33

There are good grounds for believing we will succeed in ensuring the NHS is exempt from the transatlantic agreeement. 

Why Miliband is sticking to his "cost-of-living" attack
By George Eaton - 07 April 8:42

A few months of wage rises won't be enough to repair the severed link between growth and earnings for most. 

The Better Together head gave a notably tetchy interview.
Darling's rattled performance will increase No campaign anxieties
By George Eaton - 06 April 10:58

Better Together head gives tetchy interview after new Scottish independence poll confirms the gap has narrowed to just five points.

Conservative peer hits out at eurosceptics.
Exclusive: Michael Heseltine: EU referendum will have a "chilling effect" on business
By George Eaton - 02 April 13:47

Conservative peer also says that Britain will join the euro, that UKIP is a "racist" party and that Boris Johnson shouldn't stand for parliament before 2016.

PMQs review: Going postal over Royal Mail privatisation
By Rafael Behr - 02 April 13:34

Miliband's focused outrage cuts through Cameron's red mist.

Michael Heseltine interview: “One day Britain will join the euro”
By George Eaton - 01 April 13:42

At the age of 81, Michael Heseltine has an enthusiasm for politics that remains undiminished. He thinks Ukip is a far-right, racist party, that Boris Johnson should see out his term as mayor – and that Labour elected the wrong Miliband

The party is giving more power and responsibility to individuals.
Liberals are well served by the Conservative Party
By Ryan Shorthouse - 28 March 15:17

With each week, the party is giving more power and responsibility to individuals to shape their own destiny - the essence of liberalism.

Tory minister says policy was "never all about saving money".
Esther McVey flounders as bedroom tax failure becomes clear
By George Eaton - 28 March 10:12

Conservative minister says policy was "never all about saving money" but just six per cent of tenants have downsized.

Just 6% of tenants affected have moved but the measure is saving money.
Bedroom tax survey poses headaches for the Tories and Labour
By George Eaton - 28 March 8:44

Just 6% of tenants affected have moved but the measure is saving money.

"We will strive to turn prisons into engines of work, education and training."
Sadiq Khan's speech on prison reform: full text
By Sadiq Khan - 27 March 19:45

"We will strive to turn prisons into engines of work, education and training."

We need a state annuity scheme.
How Labour can trump Osborne's pensions reforms
By Nick Pecorelli - 27 March 16:40

A state annuity scheme would improve the public finances, provide financial security and raise living standards.

News Corp head says Tories must do deal with UKIP.
Rupert Murdoch predicts Labour victory in 2015
By George Eaton - 27 March 14:18

News Corp head says Cameron "will be dead meat" if the Tories fail to do a deal with UKIP.

The Deputy PM needs a lot more passion.
To burst the Farage bubble, Clegg needs to win hearts, not just heads
By Richard Morris - 27 March 13:46

Next week, the Deputy PM needs some pointed barbs, a few more jokes and a lot more passion.

The sick and disabled may fare no better under a new provider.
Atos's departure isn't enough - fit for work tests aren't working
By George Eaton - 27 March 12:19

Unless the system itself is reformed, the sick and disabled will fare no better under a new provider.

While ministers were nowhere to be seen, Caroline Flint was on the Daybreak sofa.
Labour wins race to claim credit for energy market inquiry
By George Eaton - 27 March 8:45

While ministers were nowhere to be seen, Caroline Flint was on the Daybreak sofa.

Labour MPs fear going into battle without defences against predictable Tory onslaughts.
The sound of Labour silence: Miliband can’t rely on the Tories to keep hurting Cameron for him
By Rafael Behr - 26 March 23:31

Labour MPs fear going into battle without defences against predictable Tory onslaughts.

Polls called it for Ukip but the Lib Dems are happy.
Clegg and Farage both got what they needed out of this debate
By Rafael Behr - 26 March 21:08

Audiences called the debate for Ukip but the Lib Dems are happy to have established their leader as the man who dares defend Britain's EU membership.

The Deputy PM's pragmatic case for the EU gave him the edge over the tetchy UKIP leader.
Hard-headed Clegg trumps Farage in LBC debate
By George Eaton - 26 March 20:50

The Deputy PM's pragmatic case for the EU gave him the edge over the tetchy UKIP leader.

Thirteen Labour MPs voted against Osborne's new measure.
Labour welfare cap rebels: the full list
By George Eaton - 26 March 16:09

Thirteen Labour MPs, including Diane Abbott and Tom Watson, voted against George Osborne's new cap on welfare spending.

Nigel Farage
Labour can’t stand Farage but they don’t want him to fail
By Rafael Behr - 26 March 14:14

Miliband’s reliance on Ukip taking votes from the Tories puts the opposition in an uncomfortable moral position.

To settle his party's nerves, the Labour leader needs another trump card.
PMQs review: Miliband's price freeze saves him - but he needs a new hit
By George Eaton - 26 March 13:20

To settle his party's nerves, the Labour leader needs another trump card.

The average British voter is not convinced by the case for the EU, nor persuaded that we would be better off out.
Clegg and Farage need to reach beyond their bases
By Sunder Katwala - 26 March 10:06

The average British voter is not convinced by the case for the EU, nor persuaded that we would be better off out.

Work and Pensions Secrretary warns "the money we have is finite".
Duncan Smith: welfare cap will force ministers to choose between families and the disabled
By George Eaton - 26 March 9:04

The Work and Pensions Secretary says the policy "is not about punishing people, it's about saying that the money we have is finite."

The vice chancellors’ confidence in further fee hikes is misplaced.
Universities need to look beyond higher tuition fees
By John Denham MP - 25 March 19:03

Vice chancellors should join the discussion about alternatives to the current model.

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