By Richard Morris - 09 April 15:49
As Owen Jones and Evan Harris show, you can make more headway pushing your agenda from the TV studios in Millbank than the green benches over the road.
By George Eaton - 09 April 12:49
Norman Lamont is wrong to suggest that inequality increased "much more" under Labour. It surged under Thatcher and rose slightly under Blair and Brown.
By Rafael Behr - 09 April 11:57
Everyone waited for the Labour leader to say something on welfare. He did but (for obvious reasons) no one noticed.
By George Eaton - 09 April 9:41
In opposition, Cameron recognised the profound limits of Thatcher's approach. But in office he has retreated into dogmatism.
By George Eaton - 08 April 18:31
Thatcher squeezed public services but high unemployment meant spending rose by an average of 1.1% a year.
By George Eaton - 08 April 16:26
"She moved the centre ground of British politics," the Labour leader said. He is trying to achieve the same feat today.
By George Eaton - 08 April 13:22
How Barack Obama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ed Miliband and others have responded to the former prime minister's death.
By Kevin Meagher - 08 April 11:00
The Conservatives' claim to be anything other than a predictably right-wing party is the real casualty of last week.
By George Eaton - 08 April 8:59
Miliband will announce that the party would give councils new powers to limit the spread of payday lenders and betting shops on the high street.
By David Talbot - 05 April 16:04
The Tories' fratricidal infighting may well ensure an outcome they despise even more than their leader: the election of a Labour government.
By George Eaton - 05 April 15:23
The PM says welfare must not be "a lifestyle choice". But Philpott's wife and girlfriend were in work.
By George Eaton - 05 April 12:16
New figures from the party show that 643 bankers earning more than £1m a year will receive an average of £54,000 from the cut in the 50p tax rate.
By George Eaton - 05 April 11:05
Former prime minister says that the 2010 election "would have been tighter" if he had remained Labour leader.
By George Eaton - 05 April 9:20
Balls and Miliband will come under ever greater pressure to say whether Labour will match the coalition's post-election spending plans.
By George Eaton - 04 April 22:33
The Treasury says that Osborne was unaware his car had been parked in a disabled bay after he got lunch at an M4 service station.
By George Eaton - 04 April 15:06
The Chancellor's decision to exploit the public grief over the deaths of the Philpott children in order to make the case for cutting welfare is political opportunism at its worst.
By Adam Tinson - 04 April 12:25
440,000 families will lose £16.90 a week as they are hit by both the bedroom tax and cuts to council tax support.
By George Eaton - 04 April 10:46
Those calling for child benefit to be limited to the first two offspring need to explain why children should be punished for being born into large families.
By George Eaton - 04 April 9:14
The PM's decision to reject calls for a "viable cheaper option" represents an opportunity for Labour to woo the Lib Dems.
By James Plunkett - 03 April 16:36
The task is to seek material gains through a new, less transactional politics.
By George Eaton - 03 April 15:09
David Cameron has already outlined the draconian cuts a Conservative majority government would make.
By Brie Rogers Lowery - 03 April 12:01
By seizing upon a moment of perceived hypocrisy, the petition made the welfare debate accessible to the public, says the UK director of Change.org.
By George Eaton - 03 April 8:40
Ministers consider plans to force workers to increase their hours or change jobs in return for receiving Universal Credit payments.
By George Eaton - 02 April 16:44
Excessive rents and substandard wages are to blame for soaring housing benefit payments, not workshy 'scroungers'.
By George Eaton - 02 April 14:18
Iain Duncan Smith's cabinet colleagues have chosen not to match his boast that he could live on £53 a week.
By George Eaton - 02 April 12:37
George Osborne abolished the top rate of tax after it "only" raised £1bn - but which welfare cuts could have been avoided for that amount?
By James Maxwell - 02 April 11:06
The SNP could use Labour’s promise to maintain coalition austerity policies to increase union support.
By George Eaton - 02 April 8:50
A rare speech from the submarine Chancellor as more than 118,000 people challenge his cabinet colleague to live on £53 a week.
By Mark Thompson - 29 March 18:22
With hung parliaments likely to become the norm, the kind of strop that Tory MPs are now throwing will be utterly counterproductive.
By George Eaton - 29 March 13:24
The "bedroom tax", the new Poll Tax and the 1% cap on benefit increases will squeeze the poor as never before.