By George Eaton - 07 February 8:56
The Education Secretary's decision to bow to his critics and retain GCSEs is, in a competitive field, the most humiliating retreat yet from a coalition minister.
By Jon Cruddas - 06 February 17:00
The head of Labour's policy review on "earning and belonging".
By David Skelton - 06 February 15:34
Both parties have to make clear how they would cut the cost of living, increase the supply of housing and help low-paid workers.
By Rafael Behr - 06 February 14:32
A half-hearted commitment to renewal would make an easy concession to Lib Dems in future coailtion talks.
By George Eaton - 06 February 13:22
By repeatedly insisting that the "bedroom tax" was not a tax, the Prime Minister gave the phrase new life.
By George Eaton - 06 February 10:33
Surprise defeat over press regulation will force the Tories to overturn Lords amendments in the Commons. But will Labour and the Lib Dems let them?
By George Eaton - 06 February 8:38
Twenty two Labour MPs and four Liberal Democrat MPs voted against the equal marriage bill last night.
By George Eaton - 05 February 19:35
136 Conservative MPs voted against the bill, with 127 voting in favour.
By Jon Stone - 05 February 16:02
Requiring all employers to pay a living wage would stimulate the economy, save the state money and ensure that work always pays.
By Tom Mludzinski - 05 February 14:20
Clegg has a chance to prove the Lib Dems won't be wiped out in 2015 and Cameron a chance to show how the Tories could win a majority.
By George Eaton - 05 February 12:27
Conservative MPs use the existence of civil partnerships as an argument against gay marriage but a significant number voted against them in 2004.
By Richard Morris - 05 February 10:40
Party activists are tired of being told that there is such a paucity of Lib Dem talent that the former Energy Secretary leaves a vacuum behind him.
By George Eaton - 05 February 9:26
It was the dramatic advances in gay rights delivered by the Blair government that made the introduction of equal marriage possible.
By Rafael Behr - 04 February 16:25
Tory MPs see the Education Secretary's politicisation of his department as a case study in how to beat the Whitehall system.
By Tim Finch - 04 February 15:27
State-backed regulation would be much the best outcome. But Oliver Letwin's proposal of a Royal Charter might just be acceptable.
By George Eaton - 04 February 13:22
Lib Dem activists point out that the party has gained seats in recent local elections.
By George Eaton - 04 February 10:41
Former Lib Dem Energy Secretary announces that he will resign his Eastleigh seat after changing his plea to guilty following the opening of his trial.
By George Eaton - 04 February 8:48
The Chancellor backs down and announces that regulators will have the power to break up banks that try to evade new rules.
By George Eaton - 01 February 13:48
After the PM falsely claimed the coalition "was paying down Britain’s debts", the UK Statistics Authority points out that the national debt has risen by £300bn.
By George Eaton - 01 February 11:40
Tory MPs need to remember that just six per cent of voters name the EU as one of the most "important issues" facing Britain.
By George Eaton - 01 February 9:11
Conservative MPs are planning to demand the removal of Osborne as Chancellor if the economy fails to recover by May.
By Clare McNeil - 31 January 16:51
Public debate is in a bad way when efforts aimed at achieving a better gender balance can be dismissed.
By George Eaton - 31 January 12:11
A single parent working part-time on the minimum wage could pay £404 more in council tax from this April.
By George Eaton - 31 January 9:20
Defence Secretary forced to clarify that the PM's pledge to protect spending only applies to defence equipment, not the total budget.
By Matthew Pennycook - 31 January 8:09
The decision to reduce the budget for council tax support by 10 per cent means low-income households face a tax increase of up to £600.
By Maurice Glasman - 30 January 17:34
The German economy, with its works councils, its regional banks and its vocational training system was much better equipped to deal with globalisation than we were.
By Roy Hattersley - 30 January 15:30
The Prime Minister may encourage Tory Europhobes to believe he can change the shape of the EU — but, as our history shows, he can’t.
By Ed Wallis - 30 January 14:41
New polling by the Fabian Society shows that 18-34 year olds are significantly more pro-European than the previous generation.
By George Eaton - 30 January 13:19
The Labour leader had the stats on his side but will voters accept his distinction between 'good' borrowing and 'bad' borrowing?
By Rafael Behr - 30 January 11:53
The afternoon's Europe debate is purposely designed to discomfit Labour. But Miliband's high-minded opposition is a risky strategy.