New Statesman
David Cameron has Miliband on his mind and nothing new to say
By Rafael Behr - 02 October 13:37

Cameron’s speech failed to address the underlying challenge that the opposition leader posed: how and when should government intervene in private markets that are failing to deliver for voters?

Cameron's policy-free speech leaves Labour centre-stage
By George Eaton - 02 October 12:57

The PM dismissed Miliband's ideas as a mixture of cheap gimmickry and dangerous socialism. But with the market failing to deliver for the majority, the voters may not.

New Statesman
Cameron should seize the internationalist mantle he renounced last week
By Kirsty McNeill - 02 October 10:51

As the PM's failure to attend the UN showed, Downing Street seems asleep on the job when it comes to elevating him into the statesman role he craves and the country needs.

It's not the House of Commons that's "a boys' public school", it's the Tory party
By Seema Malhotra - 02 October 10:05

Claire Perry glosses over the problem that she and other Conservatives face when talking about women and politics - they voted for the policies that have hit women's lives the hardest.

Labour keeps up its attack on the Daily Mail as cracks appear in the paper's defence
By George Eaton - 02 October 8:27

Deputy editor Jon Steafel admits that it was an "error of judgement" to feature a picture of Ralph Miliband's grave with the accompanying pun "a grave socialist".

How Labour could still save the Royal Mail from privatisation
By Conrad Landin - 01 October 17:41

A pledge by Miliband to renationalise the postal service could scare off potential private investors.

George Osborne's Conservative fringe appearance: 10 things we learned
By George Eaton - 01 October 15:36

Including, his parents were non-Tory voters and Gordon Brown is the only politician "he found it impossible to have a civil relationship with".

Six questions for Chris Grayling on human rights
By Sadiq Khan - 01 October 13:04

The Justice Secretary's assault on the Human Rights Act is legally illiterate and betrays a breathtaking ignorance of our history.

Jeremy Hunt refuses to condemn Daily Mail attacks on Ralph Miliband
By George Eaton - 01 October 10:18

The Health Secretary says Ed Milband's father was "no friend of the free market" as Clegg offers the Labour leader his support.

Cameron clears the way for Boris to return as an MP
By George Eaton - 01 October 9:03

The PM reveals for the first time that he has discussed the possibility of the Mayor returning to the Commons in 2015 and says that he "absolutely" could do so.

Miliband's defence of his father against the Daily Mail is a defining moment
By George Eaton - 30 September 23:07

The Labour leader's response to the smearing of his father is a demonstration of his commitment in his speech to "stand up to the strong".

Memo to Labour and the Tories: centrism hasn't been replaced - it's just been suspended
By Anthony Painter - 30 September 18:33

Once one party manages to unify pragmatic and more ideological support, the other will be locked out.

Farage says that "a couple of dozen" Tory MPs would be open to pacts with UKIP
By George Eaton - 30 September 17:38

The UKIP leader's figure is "spot on", says Conservative MP Philip Hollobone.

What will you cut next, Mr Osborne?
By Andrew Harrop - 30 September 15:00

The Tories' plans mean that tax giveaways can only be funded by even deeper cuts somewhere else. Labour should take a different path.

Osborne's comparison of Miliband to Marx shows how wrong-footed the Tories have been
By George Eaton - 30 September 13:46

If the Labour leader is a Marxist, so are most of the public. They recognise that the market isn't working for the majority.

The Tories' Help to Work will do nothing to solve the jobs crisis
By Liam Byrne - 30 September 10:56

Unlike Labour's Jobs Guarantee, Osborne's plan will mean people are still allowed to languish on the dole for years without ever having a proper job.

The Chancellor insists that his economic plan is a plan for living standards.
Osborne ducks the living standards challenge
By George Eaton - 30 September 8:52

The Chancellor insists that his economic plan is a plan for living standards. But the pre-crash years showed that growth is no guarantee of rising incomes.

Cameron jokes about "mental health lobby" after describing Miliband's plans as "nuts"
By George Eaton - 29 September 11:11

The PM digs himself a deeper hole on The Andrew Marr Show.

It's Miliband's 40% strategy that should really worry the Tories
By George Eaton - 29 September 10:14

Forget talk of a "35% strategy", the Labour leader is constructing a new centre-left agenda with the potential to build a cross-class coalition.

If Cameron's marriage tax break is his answer, he's asking the wrong question
By Rachel Reeves - 28 September 18:00

At a time when millions of people are facing a cost of living crisis we should be helping all families and not just some.

Five problems with the Tories' marriage tax allowance
By George Eaton - 28 September 0:04

Including, only a third of married couples will actually gain, it discriminates against single parents and it reduces work incentives.

Even Lynton Crosby must know the Tories are on the wrong side of the energy debate
By Owen Smith - 27 September 17:07

By defending a broken energy market, the Conservatives have shown how out of touch they are with consumers.

Why is Labour so quiet on education?
By Dan Holden - 27 September 16:23

The rush of policy announcements at conference seemed to miss out the area where change has been greatest.

Ed Miliband
Consumer Socialism? Ed might be onto something here
By Rafael Behr - 27 September 13:45

The Labour leader is right to make defending consumers a mission of the left. But that means tackling failed state services too.

After Labour's offer, the political battle on childcare has heated up
By Vidhya Alakeson - 27 September 12:00

The party needs to show how new 'guarantees' will be delivered. If not, the Tories, with their offer of more money in parents’ pockets, could win the all-important female vote.

It's unaccountable corporations, not socialism and the state, that the public loathe
By James Bloodworth - 27 September 10:24

In whipping itself into a frenzy over Miliband’s plan to freeze energy prices, the right has turned a blind eye to mounting revulsion over private firms.

The Tories that Cameron and Osborne need to listen to
By George Eaton - 27 September 9:15

Conservative group Renewal's pledge card calls for an increase in the minimum wage, the building of one million homes, free party membership for trade unionists and action against "rip-off companies".

While Labour supports working people, the Tories prioritise the privileged few
By Chris Leslie - 26 September 17:12

Cameron and Osborne are more concerned with defending bumper bonuses for bankers than measures to tackle the cost of living crisis.

After Labour's leftwards lurch, the Lib Dems have the centre all to themselves
By Richard Morris - 26 September 16:43

With Labour preaching socialism and the Tories chasing after UKIP, Clegg will be rather pleased with how things have turned out.

Blair on Miliband's speech: "I’m not going to comment on the policy"
By George Eaton - 26 September 15:59

The former PM's silence is evidence of his scepticism.

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