Duncan Smith rejects evidence-based policy: "I believe this to be true"
By George Eaton - 15 July 9:41

There's no evidence for his claim that 8,000 people moved into work as a result of the benefit cap but he "believes" it regardless.

Five things Iain Duncan Smith doesn't want you to know about the benefit cap
By George Eaton - 15 July 8:35

Including why an out-of-work family is never better off than an in-work family, why it will cost more than it saves and why it will increase homelessness.

The New Statesman contributor is chosen.
Rowenna Davis selected as Labour candidate for Southampton Itchen
By George Eaton - 14 July 18:59

The New Statesman contributor is chosen to contest the marginal seat currently held by John Denham.

David Miliband warns Labour that the Tories could win a majority in 2015
By George Eaton - 14 July 10:41

Miliband predicts that there will not be a coalition government after the next election and says this could be "a great prize for the Tories".

David Miliband's Ditchley Lecture: After the "decade of war"
By David Miliband - 14 July 9:31

The full text of the former foreign secretary's final speech before he leaves for New York to become head of the International Rescue Committee.

What sort of prime minister would Miliband make?
By Kevin Meagher - 13 July 15:10

For a leader who clearly favours consensus over conflict, Miliband will need to get used to saying 'no' to groups and lobbies who have previously enjoyed an easy ride with Labour.

Without childcare support, low-paid workers will lose out under Universal Credit
By Katie Schmuecker - 13 July 14:42

The decision to only provide help with childcare costs to those paying income tax means work will not pay for 900,000 families.

Liberals need to challenge inequalities of economic power
By Prateek Buch - 12 July 17:08

To recover from the longest crisis of living standards in memory, we must address fundamental questions around ownership and democracy.

Why Jon Cruddas could be Labour's new election co-ordinator
By George Eaton - 12 July 15:40

One radical option under discussion is to merge the role of election co-ordinator with that of policy co-ordinator.

UKIP membership hits 30,000. Could it overtake the Lib Dems next?
By George Eaton - 12 July 14:52

The party's membership has risen by a remarkable 8,500 since March.

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Labour hopes to defeat Caroline Lucas after dramatic local by-election win in Brighton
By George Eaton - 12 July 12:28

The party celebrates after winning a seat off the Greens in one of the safest wards in Lucas's constituency.

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Childcare: the gaping hole in the government’s growth plans
By Lucy Powell - 12 July 10:56

High-quality childcare should be seen by government as an issue for business and a key infrastructure priority. But ministers have nothing to say on the subject.

Labour argue that the Tory strategist is to blame.
Cameron challenged over Lynton Crosby's business links after plain cigarette packaging is shelved
By George Eaton - 12 July 9:02

Labour and Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston argue that the Tory strategist, whose company has close links to the tobacco industry, is to blame for the decision.

Why the left shouldn't fear the rise of Englishness
By Richard Wyn Jones - 11 July 17:07

From the Levellers to Orwell, from the Quakers to Tawney, radicals can take inspiration from a hugely impressive tradition of English social radicalism.

How the Labour leadership result changes under a one-member-one-vote system
By George Eaton - 11 July 15:05

Had MPs' votes been treated in the same way as party members', Ed Miliband would have won a landslide victory.

Miliband matches Clegg's pledge not to accept a pay rise. Will Cameron?
By George Eaton - 11 July 12:28

The Labour leader's promise not to accept the £7,604 pay rise to £74,000 leaves the PM as the odd one out.

Why English euroscepticism could doom the Union
By Sunder Katwala - 11 July 11:08

With Scottish voters far more pro-European than their English counterparts, the increasing doubt over EU membership could shift the odds in favour of independence.

Are MPs underpaid? The key numbers
By George Eaton - 11 July 9:09

MPs' current salary of £66,396 puts them in the top 5 per cent of earners but they are paid significantly less than parliamentarians in other countries.

Labour’s vision for a green economic future
By Ed Balls - 10 July 20:00

Unlike the Conservatives, a Labour government would make sustainable energy a major national priority and give business the confidence to invest.

The coalition's dramatic retreat over Universal Credit
By George Eaton - 10 July 16:04

The programme will now apply to just ten job centres, less than 1.5 per cent, this October.

Leader: Ed Miliband has shown leadership and courage
By New Statesman - 10 July 15:44

With a mixture of high-minded principle and political cunning, he has reimagined the Labour-unions link for a less collectivist age.

Clegg should take the high ground with Miliband and shame the Tories into action
By Richard Morris - 10 July 14:15

If he wants to solve his party's funding problems, the Lib Dem leader should form an alliance with Labour.

PMQs review: Miliband puts Cameron on the back foot
By George Eaton - 10 July 13:12

Cameron looked evasive as he responded to Miliband's call for a limit on MPs' outside earnings with a reheated attack on the unions.

Why inequality has fallen and why it's set to rise from now on
By George Eaton - 10 July 10:52

The gap between the rich and the poor has narrowed as real earnings have fallen but the coalition's welfare cuts mean it is set to widen from now on.

Exclusive: Miliband's donation cap will be £5,000
By George Eaton - 10 July 8:44

A Labour source says the party's proposed cap on donations from all sources will be set at the lower level of £5,000, not £10,000.

Miliband is remaking Labour as a true people's party
By Owen Smith - 09 July 16:30

The reforms announced today will enhance Labour's traditional links and lay the foundations for new, open and powerful alliances.

Daily Mail corrects misleading benefit statistics as DWP prepares for MPs' grilling
By George Eaton - 09 July 14:53

The paper admits it was wrong to state that 878,000 people on incapacity benefit dropped their claims, rather than face a new medical assessment.

Muslims, benefits and teenage pregnancies: the perils of perception
By Bobby Duffy and Hetan Shah - 09 July 13:44

The scale of our collective error is startling, as a new survey by Ipsos MORI shows.

Miliband throws down a challenge to Cameron on second jobs and party funding
By George Eaton - 09 July 12:47

The Labour leader shifts the focus from the unions by calling for new limits on MPs' outside earnings and a cap on party donations.

Why Miliband's union reforms are bigger than Clause IV
By George Eaton - 09 July 11:31

While the rewriting of Clause IV by Blair was of largely symbolic significance, the changes proposed by Miliband would have dramatic consequences for Labour's funding.

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