By Lucy Powell - 06 February 10:48
Unless there is investment to help schools build nursery classrooms, this announcement is meaningless for parents.
By George Eaton - 06 February 8:23
Former cabinet ministers Peter Hain and John Healey argue that the party must make an explicit case for investment if it is to counter the Tories' attack lines before the election.
By George Eaton - 05 February 16:12
The party once attracted far more female than male support but since 2005 the reverse has been true.
By New Statesman - 05 February 15:21
Unlike the education secretary, Tristram Hunt has nothing to say on the dominance of the private schools.
By George Eaton - 05 February 13:23
The coalition made the Labour leader's point for him as it fielded an entirely male frontbench.
By Michael McTernan and Claudia Chwalisz - 05 February 11:04
The party should radically devolve power and budgets to bridge the gap between "representative" and "responsible" government.
By George Eaton - 05 February 8:54
The Lib Dems says the top tax rate will be cut "over my dead body". But he said the same about the 50p rate in 2011.
By Guy Shrubsole - 04 February 12:34
We need a concerted national debate about how we best protect ourselves from increasingly extreme weather.
By George Eaton - 03 February 15:28
The founder of the academies programme says Labour peer Sally Morgan "should be reappointed as chair of Ofsted, to preserve its independence and integrity."
By George Eaton - 03 February 12:45
The mayor wants strikes to be banned unless 50 per cent of staff vote, but turnout in the 2012 mayoral election was just 38 per cent.
By David Bell - 03 February 9:39
The Education Secretary has fallen for his own hype.
By George Eaton - 03 February 8:59
The Education Secretary's running battles with teachers and "the blob" do not endear him to voters.
By Michael Kenny - 31 January 16:15
The challenge for mainstream parties is to express and ground alternative ideas of the English nation and to connect these to a renewed case for the Union.
By John Healey - 31 January 14:05
The great council housing boom of the post-war years was only achieved by public investment. The same action is needed now.
By George Eaton - 31 January 10:32
The Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that there is unlikely to be a "strong recovery" in living standards and that wages are still likely to be lower in 2015 than they were in 2010.
By George Eaton - 31 January 8:50
After Cable criticised "the pace and scale of cuts" set out by George Osborne after 2015, Alexander releases new figures extending the Chancellor's plan until 2020-21.
By Peter Kenway - 30 January 16:41
Provided growth is strong and sustained, Labour will be able to dramatically increase investment while still reducing debt as a proportion of GDP.
By Katie Ghose - 30 January 14:43
Were England and Wales to adopt proportional representation, 27 of the party's 69 electoral deserts would return Labour councillors.
By Peter Hain - 30 January 11:54
"Could a common state solution more easily resolve the deadlock than the two-state solution I and many others have long-favoured?"
By George Eaton - 30 January 11:54
The Labour MP and former cabinet minister says a one-state solution could "more easily resolve the deadlock than the two-state solution I and many others have long favoured".
By George Eaton - 30 January 8:51
Balls has left himself with room to borrow to invest but the party's fiscal rules mean total spending will be falling for almost every year of the next parliament.
By William Bain - 29 January 16:11
The Governor of the Bank of England made clear that a successful currency union requires fiscal union, the very thing the Scottish First Minister is in politics to end with the rest of the UK.
By Olaf Cramme and Nick Pearce - 29 January 14:50
Social investment welfare spending is central to future prosperity and the state has to become a more active and assertive economic actor.
By George Eaton - 29 January 13:08
The Labour leader broke with his new sober style and hammered Cameron over his refusal to rule out cutting the top tax rate again.
By George Eaton - 29 January 10:53
Gloria De Piero says "This result comes as little surprise when you remember Nick Clegg leads a Parliamentary Party which has as many men with knighthoods as it has women MPs."
By Anthony Painter - 29 January 10:26
Both private and public sector organisations need to relearn Roosevelt's great insight: privileges provoke responsibilities.
By George Eaton - 29 January 9:04
The UK will accept just 500 refugees from the country, compared to the 10,000 taken by Germany.
By Kevin Meagher - 28 January 18:42
Rather than hyperbole over a national growth figure, we need regionalised figures to show how prosperity is unevenly spread.
By George Eaton - 28 January 13:31
Despite being repeatedly pressed by Ed Balls at Treasury questions, the Chancellor refuses to comment on whether the Tories want to reduce the top rate from 45 per cent to 40 per cent.
By George Eaton - 28 January 10:45
The economy is still 1.3 per cent smaller than before the recession and the recovery remains the slowest since 1870s.