Both before and after the next election, Farage's party is likely to remain.
Danny Alexander says "UKIP will come and UKIP will go", he shouldn't be so sure
By George Eaton - 30 June 11:01

Both before and after the next election, Farage's party is likely to remain a significant presence.

Morsi has betrayed the Egyptian revolution
By Charlotte Allan - 29 June 13:24

Worsening safety for women, breakdowns in the rule of law, crackdowns on cultural activity and police abuse - the Arab Spring wasn't meant to end like this.

Chuka Umunna's speech on a better capitalism: full text
By Chuka Umunna - 29 June 11:40

"The global economy is changing – but that doesn’t mean we’re powerless to shape our destiny."

A member of the PCS union wears a George Osborne face mask.
How Osborne's shares for rights scheme has flopped
By George Eaton - 29 June 10:46

Only six companies have enquired about the Chancellor's plan to allow workers to give up employment rights in return for shares.

Osborne's new welfare measures are anything but fair
By Alison Garnham - 27 June 16:17

Regardless of the actual levels of need, the poor will lose out under the Chancellor's cap.

The Spending Review will widen the north-south divide
By Ed Cox - 27 June 15:31

Squeezing disproportionate amounts of public spending out of the regions will leave the country fiscally unbalanced and with regional disparities on the scale of most developing nations.

McCluskey denounces "smear campaign" and threatens legal action against Labour
By George Eaton - 27 June 13:25

In a letter leaked to The Staggers, the Unite general secretary hits out over the Falkirk selection row.

How the Lib Dems broke their promise to block new welfare cuts
By George Eaton - 27 June 12:23

The party vowed to block further welfare cuts but the seven-day wait for benefits amounts to a £245m cut.

The odds are still against Scottish independence, but every vote will count
By Mark Diffley - 27 June 10:12

The closer the contest is, the more likely radical changes to the devolution settlement become.

Osborne forced to admit he misled MPs over infrastructure spending
By George Eaton - 27 June 8:58

"It was a re-announcement," the Chancellor concedes after the Spending Review figures show capital investment is still being cut.

Labour tries to avoid falling into Osborne's welfare trap
By George Eaton - 26 June 18:39

Balls signals that he is willing to support the Chancellor's new curbs on claimants, including a seven-day wait for benefits.

George Osborne and Danny Alexander leave the Treasury for the House of Commons b
Osborne's cuts will cost Britain in the long run
By Sonia Sodha - 26 June 15:25

Through his narrow focus on making the books add up now, the Chancellor is piling up social costs for the future.

Osborne hits the unemployed and poor students
By George Eaton - 26 June 14:37

A new seven day wait before people can claim benefits and a freeze in student maintenance grants will hit the poor hardest.

If Osborne wants growth, he must protect science and our universities
By Bob Ward - 26 June 11:39

The huge cuts to laboratories and equipment have already undermined the UK's world class science base.

Three things to bear in mind when watching Osborne today
By James Plunkett - 26 June 11:01

Why everyone’s pretty much making it up.

Why is the Spending Review being held now? So Osborne can try and beat up Ed Balls
By George Eaton - 26 June 8:27

The Chancellor's decision to set out plans for 2015-16 nearly two years in advance has everything to do with politics and nothing to do with economics.

How Osborne can avoid more failure on infrastructure
By Will Straw - 25 June 17:29

Three years have been wasted as infrastructure 'plans' have failed to progress to projects. In the Spending Review, the Chancellor has a chance to reverse course.

Ladbrokes pays out £10,000 after Labour MP calls Osborne "Jeffrey"
By George Eaton - 25 June 14:55

After taking bets that Obama's error would be repeated in the Commons, the bookmaker pays out a record amount for a novelty political bet.

Why Labour should be wary of attacking Osborne over borrowing
By George Eaton - 25 June 13:34

By repeatedly criticising the Chancellor for missing his deficit targets, the party risks reinforcing the impression that borrowing is always an economic ill.

The forward march of zero-hours contracts must be halted
By Matthew Pennycook - 25 June 12:47

The benefits these contracts provide come at too high a price for the overwhelming majority of those employed on them.

After the new Lawrence scandal, the Met can't afford to come up empty this time
By Sunder Katwala - 25 June 10:37

The long era of the cover-up has unravelled, for perhaps the last time. Transparency now is crucial to any credible effort to restore trust.

Only a third of married couples will actually gain, it discriminates
Five problems with the Tories' married couple's tax allowance
By George Eaton - 25 June 9:30

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

The Tories are hurting, not helping the working class
By Liam Byrne - 24 June 16:36

Behind the government's rhetoric, things aren't getting better for working people. They’re getting much, much worse.

Why the Tories will have to consider NHS charges after 2015
By George Eaton - 24 June 13:30

With George Osborne determined to avoid further tax rises, patient charges will be the only way to solve the health funding crisis.

Miliband's offer of austerity in a red rosette is failing voters
By Mark Serwotka - 24 June 11:44

If austerity is wrong and counter-productive when the Tories do it, it will be wrong and counter-productive whoever does it.

Labour promises higher benefits for older people, but who will pay?
By George Eaton - 24 June 9:03

Having pledged to stick to Osborne's spending limits, more generous benefits for some will need to be paid for by cuts or tax rises elsewhere.

Labour needs to go much further on fiscal responsibility
By Hopi Sen and Anthony Painter - 21 June 16:39

The party should publish a series of potential fiscal rules for discussion and replace the VAT cut with a stimulus based on growth-raising capital investment.

Labour steals a march on the Tories by vowing to punish land hoarding
By George Eaton - 21 June 14:59

Miliband says councils could be given the power to fine developers who fail to build on sites with planning permission, or to buy the land back.

Beyond satire: the Tory right's "alternative Queen's Speech"
By George Eaton - 21 June 11:38

Bills to privatise the BBC, restore the death penalty, ban the burqa, leave the EU and introduce Margaret Thatcher Day are among the 40 proposed by Tory MPs.

Watch: Nigel Farage denounces tax avoidance in speech last month
By George Eaton - 21 June 9:18

The UKIP leader, who set up an offshore tax fund on the Isle of Man, told the European parliament that tax avoidance was about "the perception of fairness".

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