You're not allowed to punch people. Since when is that a left-right issue?
By Julia Hartley-Brewer - 25 March 17:11

Jeremy Clarkson wasn't fired because of the PC brigade or the leftie BBC. You're not allowed to hit people - end of story.

"I hope and pray he doesn’t get elected": Ukip founder Alan Sked on Nigel Farage
By James Nickerson - 25 March 16:06

James Nickerson meets Alan Sked, the man who created Ukip.

Shadow chancellor rules out tax rise after Miliband's refusal to do so at PMQs.
Balls closes down Tory attack with pledge not to raise National Insurance
By George Eaton - 25 March 15:38

Shadow chancellor rules out tax rise after Miliband's refusal to do so at PMQs. 

The left must speak out about the horror in Venezuela
By James Bloodworth - 25 March 15:21

Venezuela has gone from the Left's great hope to a scene of despair. We must speak out, or be discredited.

"Left" is a tainted word in our broken establishment: do we need a new way to define ourselves?
By Eliane Glaser - 25 March 15:02

Post-politics: what has killed our democracy, and can we bring it back to life?

The Labour leader was caught unawares by the PM's promise not to increase the tax.
PMQs review: Cameron's surprise pledge not to raise VAT floors Miliband
By George Eaton - 25 March 13:25

The Labour leader was caught unawares by the PM's promise not to increase the tax. 

The Green party welcomes Russell Brand's support
By Anoosh Chakelian - 25 March 13:00

Following the comedian and campaigner's complimentary remarks, the Greens open the door to an official endorsement.

Ukip MEP Roger Helmer falls asleep in the European Parliament. Photo: Twitter
An EU explainer for the easily bored: how much influence does the UK really have in Europe?
By Frances Robinson - 25 March 11:38

Frances Robinson tells us all we need to know about how successful Britain could be in a renegotiation of its EU membership.

Alex Salmond: "I'm not saying I would rival David Beckham, but..."
By Stephen Bush - 25 March 11:25

Alex Salmond's interview with our editor, Jason Cowley, has provoked a storm online. Here are the best bits that didn't make the final cut.

Patriotism and the Left
By Lisa Nandy - 25 March 10:52

Lisa Nandy's speech on the Left, patriotism and solidarity.

Ed Miliband's constitutional proposals are more popular than you'd think
By Daniel Kenealy and Jan Eichorn - 25 March 10:09

New research shows that Miliband's approach to constitutional reform is more popular than the right-wing press would have you believe. He must be louder about it.

Why the SNP tide won't go out any time soon: love of nation is more important than numbers
By Aidan Kerr - 25 March 8:31

A mere change at the top of the Scottish Labour party, or a fall in oil prices, won't change hearts or minds. 

The next Mayor of London must be able to control rents and raise wages
By Gareth Thomas - 25 March 8:00

Labour's national agenda sets a promising direction - but London's next Mayor must seek the powers to to go further.

We have to offer the working poor something better than mere survival
By Joe Anderson - 24 March 17:51

Our energies are focussed on getting people back into work. But we need a better offer for people working on low incomes better than subsistence.
 

After David Cameron got heckled, what did Liz Kendall say to Age UK?
By Liz Kendall - 24 March 15:51

Liz Kendall's speech to Age UK - full text
 

People looking for work need support, not sanctions
By James Bolton - 24 March 11:29

The DWP's sanctions regime puts the most vulnerable at risk. The next government - of whatever hue - must do better.

Harriet Harman hits out at the left's "politically correct" anti-feminist arguments
By Stephen Bush - 24 March 11:08

Harriet Harman on the pink bus, Labour's diversity problem, and whether or not feminism is too middle-class nowadays.

Cameron's loose lips won't cost the Tories the election - but his silence just might
By Stephen Bush - 24 March 10:06

David Cameron is under fire for revealing he won't stand for a third term. But it isn't even his biggest mistake this month.

Who is that in David Cameron's kitchen?
By Media Mole - 24 March 8:00

Forget the Tory leadership race. There's a ghost in the Cameron kitchen!

Labour will not raise VAT - Balls makes election pledge
By George Eaton - 23 March 22:00

Shadow chancellor opens new dividing line with the Tories by vowing to avoid raising "the tax that hits everyone". 

The Prime Minister has turned himself into a lame duck and all but invited Tory MPs to oust him.
Cameron's pledge not to serve a third term as PM is one of his biggest errors
By George Eaton - 23 March 18:42

The Prime Minister has taken voters for granted and invited Tory MPs to oust him. 

Jeremy Paxman loves David Cameron - but Team Miliband aren't worried
By Stephen Bush - 23 March 18:27

Jeremy Paxman's latest comments about the state of British politics will chill Labour partisans - but Team Miliband aren't worried.

5 things we learned from the Chancellors' debate
By Stephen Bush - 23 March 16:51

Labour are still haunted by the past, the Conservatives have no plan for housing in the forseeable future, and the first leaders' debates looks likely to be a snoozefest.

The Tories want to give away houses to make sure we have enough houses
By Jonn Elledge - 23 March 15:52

Black is white. War is peace. Madness is sanity.

Tories unveil a poster of Ed Miliband dancing to Alex Salmond "calling the tune"
By Anoosh Chakelian - 23 March 14:41

The Conservatives are releasing a poster warning against SNP influence over Labour.

Tories are pushing the Prime Minister to consider how he could work with Salmond's party in a hung parliament.
Will Cameron rule out a deal with the SNP?
By George Eaton - 23 March 12:38

Tories are pushing the Prime Minister to consider how he could work with Salmond's party in a hung parliament. 

We can only stand up to Russian propaganda by being true to ourselves
By David Clark - 23 March 11:33

Russian attempts to blame the West or Ukrainian fascists for the crisis in Ukraine are nonsense, but if we don't stay true to our values, we'll hand the Kremlin another PR victory.

Exclusive: Labour MP says the public think Ed Miliband is aloof and more of a toff than Cameron
By Ashley Cowburn - 23 March 9:00

Rochdale Labour MP, Simon Danczuk, said that Labour's north London elite view of the world doesn't play in Rochdale, Rotherham, Rugby - or anywhere else begining with an "r" outside the M25.

The British Left is out of ideas
By Max Harris - 23 March 8:22

The picture at two recent conferences was the same: despair, anger, and a lack of ideas. 

Climbdown for Cameron but disappointment for Miliband as agreement reached over debates
By Stephen Bush - 21 March 15:49

The broadcasters have reached an accord over the debates, but who's the winner here?

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