Friends of Shaun Bailey claim he was sidelined by Cameron's Etonian aides.
Cameron's clique accused of having "frozen out" his only black adviser
By George Eaton - 11 May 1:35

In another blue-on-blue attack, friends of Shaun Bailey claim he was sidelined by Cameron's Etonian aides.

Tesco's treatment of its workers shows why we must stop subsidising it
By Robert Halfon - 10 May 16:41

After allegations of mistreatment of disabled and agency workers, the government should consider asking Tesco to repay the generous grants it has received, says Conservative MP Robert Halfon.

"If the Queen’s Speech is amended, the Prime Minister must resign"
By George Eaton - 10 May 12:12

Were the EU referendum amendment passed, Cameron would either have to resign or abandon centuries of parliamentary convention.

The EU isn't too big to fail, but it is too important to
By David Miliband - 10 May 10:24

Contrary to Nigel Lawson, the EU is not a monstrous bureaucracy, but the policy mix of austerity and reform is failing.

Is the Scottish public really opposed to nuclear weapons?
By George Eaton - 10 May 8:47

A new poll by Lord Ashcroft contradicts previous findings and shows that more than half of Scots believe Trident should be replaced.

Labour plans to force Commons vote on childcare ratios
By George Eaton - 09 May 17:42

The party seeks to set the coalition parties against each other after Clegg warns that relaxing ratios could damage the quality of childcare.

Farage: more Grillo than Griffin
By Jamie Bartlett - 09 May 16:14

UKIP is the British version of a Europe-wide rejection of mainstream, established politics.

Duncan Smith rebuked by ONS for misuse of benefit statistics
By George Eaton - 09 May 15:08

The claim that 8,000 people moved into work as a result of the benefit cap is "unsupported by the official statistics", says the UK Statistics Authority.

Eton's headmaster on abolishing private schools, Gove's reforms and free schools
By George Eaton - 09 May 13:33

Web-only extracts from Jason Cowley's interview with Eton headmaster Tony Little.

No more parachutes: how Labour is opening up selections
By Jon Ashworth - 09 May 11:53

The election of Emma Lewell-Buck as MP South Shields was the latest example of how the party is widening its candidate pool.

The Tories hit a record poll low as UKIP hits a record high
By George Eaton - 09 May 8:48

With Cameron's party on 27% and Farage's on 17%, the gap between them is now smaller than the gap between Labour and the Tories.

The timing of the move is a political gift to Ed Miliband.
Nadine Dorries's readmission shows Cameron is running scared of UKIP
By George Eaton - 08 May 18:13

The timing of the move is a political gift to Ed Miliband.

Miliband delivers the performance he needed in Queen's Speech debate
By George Eaton - 08 May 16:25

The Labour leader brilliantly ridiculed calls for a Tory-UKIP pact, but his borrowing problem remains.

Labour has a public sector reform agenda. Or does it?
By Rafael Behr - 08 May 14:46

Ed Miliband has said the state needs to change. He also needs to say how.

After Kenya, the UK must compensate the other victims of empire
By Peter Tatchell - 08 May 14:10

Britain should offer similar redress for its bloody colonial wars in Malaya, Aden, Cyprus and the north of Ireland.

The growth-shaped hole in the Queen's Speech
By George Eaton - 08 May 13:18

There was little in the speech to revive growth and employment this side of the election. But can Labour take advantage?

Royal Mail for sale. Queen's head privatised.
Dennis Skinner's best Queen's Speech jokes
By George Eaton - 08 May 12:03

"Royal Mail for sale. Queen's head privatised," the Labour MP declared today. We collect his most memorable bon mots from previous years.

How will Clegg retaliate over the 0.7% aid law?
By Richard Darlington - 08 May 10:01

Cameron's refusal to introduce a bill committing the UK to spending 0.7 per cent of GNI on aid is a breach of the coalition agreement.

After minimum alcohol pricing and plain cigarette packaging are dropped.
Questions for Cameron over Lynton Crosby's links to alcohol and tobacco firms
By George Eaton - 08 May 8:50

After minimum alcohol pricing and plain cigarette packaging are dropped from the Queen's Speech, Labour and Tory MPs point to the election chief's connections.

The New Labour That Wasn’t: lessons for Miliband

If there is a lesson to be learned from the road not taken by New Labour, it is that economic reform and political reform are necessarily connected.

Len McCluskey and "the Blairites": setting the record straight
By George Eaton - 07 May 16:23

The Unite general secretary claims that my piece on him was "a distortion". Here's why it wasn't.

Where will Nigel Farage stand in 2015?
By George Eaton - 07 May 12:42

After confirming that he will stand for a seat, the UKIP leader is likely to have his eye on Boston and Skegness.

Lawson's EU intervention is a preview of the Tory war to come
By George Eaton - 07 May 8:56

If, as Lawson predicts, Cameron's renegotiation strategy fails, the Tory party will suffer its worst split since the reform of the Corn Laws.

The privatisation of Royal Mail: a fire sale to dig Osborne out of a hole
By Chuka Umunna - 06 May 9:41

Ministers are motivated by the desire to make a quick buck, not by what is best for the taxpayer in the long-term.

Local elections: Labour isn't where it needs to be to win
By George Eaton - 03 May 15:52

At this stage of the electoral cycle, the party needs to be performing much better to justify hopes of a majority in 2015.

The MP for Bedfordshire has still not had the Tory whip restored.
Could Nadine Dorries defect to UKIP?
By George Eaton - 03 May 13:11

Five months after the Conservative whip was suspended from the MP for Bedfordshire, it has still not been restored.

Local elections: seven early thoughts on what they mean
By Rafael Behr - 03 May 10:47

UKIP won the day, but not because of Europe, a Tory MP may well defect and parliament will be hung after 2015.

The green shoots of Lib Dem recovery are appearing
By Richard Morris - 03 May 10:25

South Shields was a terrible result, but the party is performing well in its parliamentary strongholds.

The UKIP phenomenon: party makes dramatic gains
By George Eaton - 03 May 8:22

The party has already made 42 gains and is averaging 26 per cent of the vote in those areas where it stood.

Labour holds South Shields as UKIP takes second
By George Eaton - 03 May 0:39

Lib Dems pushed into seventh place as Labour wins in David Miliband's old constituency.

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