Politicians, both here and across the pond, have written a surprising amount of poetry over the years. Here are some of the best (or worst) bits.
These protests have the capacity to alter the political trajectory not just of China, but of the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.
The former leader of the British National Party has been expelled from the party.
A policy rich and politically artful speech invited voters to take another look at the man they could soon evict.
The Prime Minister gave a speech to Conservative party conference packed with policy announcements.
No more blues.
Ukip spreading itself too thinly for the Labour vote could result in damaging splits in the People's Army.
Ed Miliband has set himself an ambitious target to change the shape of the economy by 2025; he can create a new dividing line with the Tories on improving living standards for millions of low-paid workers.
Some Conservatives are nervous about what their party will look like beyond coalition with the Lib Dems. Both their and voters' views jar with the PM's insistence that he doesn't want another coalition.
Power must be devolved not just to the UK’s nations but to its cities, towns and regions.
When counter-radicalisation is failing it is time to return to evidence based policy not dig deeper into political prejudices.
While Iain Duncan Smith puts on a positive front for party conference, the saga of DWP’s welfare reforms continues.
The Prime Minister attempted to assert his "modern compassionate Conservative" credentials on Newsnight last night.
The new Education Secretary should end the use of unqualified teachers and match Labour's pledge to teach English and maths till 18.
The Mayor of London gave a markedly loyal speech today, among the usual characteristic flourishes. Is defence against Ukip uniting the Tories?
Mark Reckless defecting from the Conservatives to Ukip means rumours of further converts are defining this year’s party conference.
A Conservative party conference fringe event revealed both the Tories’ and Labour’s problem with defining Englishness.
The planned £3bn cut in benefits is designed to force Labour to say which taxes it would raise or which cuts it would make.
"Look at what you would've won" is a fruitless strategy for the Tories at their conference; the Lib Dems' plummet in popularity is still a worthwhile price to pay for what the coalition has achieved.
Tax revenues flowing into the Treasury would make a big difference to the amount of spending cuts needed.
The Chancellor says that a vote on Britain's EU membership would be unwhipped for Conservative backbench MPs.
PM's attack on "complete shower of an opposition" recalls Blair's final speech as Labour leader.
Conservative HQ is very concerned about Ukip "piling on the pressure" for another Tory MP to defect.
Gordon Henderson MP once said the politician he most admires is Nigel Farage; there are many signs that point to him being the next defector.
The former Tory party leader, who is standing down in 2015, gave some advice to his party in his last conference speech.
The Tories need to play on the fact that Ukip is still not a credible party.
The disgraced minister for civil society was a founder of the Tory campaign Women2Win.
A reduction in the cap from £26,000 to £23,000 would dramatically increase child poverty.
Rochester and Strood MP says the Conservative leadership "aren't serious about the change that I think this country needs."