Devolution: we must go beyond an English Parliament to the cities, towns and regions
By David Lammy - 30 September 14:46

Power must be devolved not just to the UK’s nations but to its cities, towns and regions.

Why isn’t counter-radicalisation working?
By John Denham - 30 September 12:13

When counter-radicalisation is failing it is time to return to evidence based policy not dig deeper into political prejudices.

Universal Credit boss quits as IDS ramps up the programme’s delivery
By Anoosh Chakelian - 30 September 12:02

While Iain Duncan Smith puts on a positive front for party conference, the saga of DWP’s welfare reforms continues.

"I have a double battle on my hands": watch David Cameron's Newsnight interview
By Anoosh Chakelian - 30 September 9:03

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 tests Nicky Morgan must pass if the Tories are to change on education
By Tristram Hunt - 30 September 2:35

The new Education Secretary should end the use of unqualified teachers and match Labour's pledge to teach English and maths till 18.

Boris Johnson: vacuum cleaner abuse, Emperor Augustus, and loyalty
By Anoosh Chakelian - 29 September 19:49

The Mayor of London gave a markedly loyal speech today, among the usual characteristic flourishes. Is defence against Ukip uniting the Tories?

Defection reflections: how Ukip hijacked Tory party conference
By Anoosh Chakelian - 29 September 17:59

Mark Reckless defecting from the Conservatives to Ukip means rumours of further converts are defining this year’s party conference.

Tories and Labour are stuck in a crisis over Englishness
By Anoosh Chakelian - 29 September 14:32

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.
Osborne sets a new welfare trap for Labour with unprecedented squeeze on the poor
By George Eaton - 29 September 14:26

The planned £3bn cut in benefits is designed to force Labour to say which taxes it would raise or which cuts it would make. 

There's no point in the Tories yearning for their missed majority in 2010
By Richard Morris - 29 September 11:55

"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.

George Osborne needs wage growth not spending cuts
By Nida Broughton - 29 September 10:02

Tax revenues flowing into the Treasury would make a big difference to the amount of spending cuts needed.

George Osborne: the EU referendum would be a free vote for Tory backbenchers
By Anoosh Chakelian - 29 September 9:06

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.
Cameron echoes Blair: If we can't beat this opposition "we don't deserve to be in politics"
By George Eaton - 29 September 1:23

PM's attack on "complete shower of an opposition" recalls Blair's final speech as Labour leader.

Tory leadership "concerned" Chris Kelly MP will be next to defect
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 September 19:36

Conservative HQ is very concerned about Ukip "piling on the pressure" for another Tory MP to defect.

Which Tory MP will defect to Ukip next?
By Kevin Meagher - 28 September 18:49

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.

William Hague: don't say "you have to be privileged" to be a top Conservative
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 September 17:05

The former Tory party leader, who is standing down in 2015, gave some advice to his party in his last conference speech.

"He lied and he lied and he lied": how are the Tories tackling defections to Ukip?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 September 16:02

The Tories need to play on the fact that Ukip is still not a credible party.

Brooks Newmark MP's resignation will add to David Cameron's women problem
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 September 13:41

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.
Cameron's pledge to cut the benefit cap: good politics, but terrible policy
By George Eaton - 28 September 10:49

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."
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip
By George Eaton - 27 September 15:15

Rochester and Strood MP says the Conservative leadership "aren't serious about the change that I think this country needs."

Nigel Farage, gunning for Labour Photo: Derek Bennett
Ukip's war on Labour
By Tim Wigmore - 26 September 18:35

There simply isn’t much room for the party to grow on the right.

Those who voted against military action included 24 from Labour and six Tories.
Iraq vote: the 43 rebel MPs
By New Statesman - 26 September 18:07

Those who voted against military action included 24 from Labour and six Tories. 

Will they soon return for a vote on action in Syria?
MPs vote to back airstrikes against Isis in Iraq by 524-43
By George Eaton - 26 September 17:44

Will a vote on action in Syria be next?

Labour faces the question of how credible voters think Ed Miliband’s story is
By John Gaffney - 26 September 16:48

Who is he and what does he stand for?

Is Ukip poised to give Labour a "black October?"
By Kevin Meagher - 26 September 16:13

Will there be by-election blues in Heywood and Middleton for Labour?

I turned on the TV to find my old classmates had become Isis militants
By Nathan Akehurst - 26 September 15:15

How it feels to watch the news and see that your old school friends are jihadists fighting with Islamic State.

Red Ukip: a new political force?
By Tim Wigmore - 26 September 15:02

Ideas well to the left of the Labour party are not compatible with Ukip's traditional libertarian selling point.

Ukip tax policy: blue collar or white tie?
By Tim Stacey - 26 September 13:50

Ukip's tax announcements are ostensibly to help blue-collar workers, but the wealthy would gain the most from them.

How do we breathe new life into our coastal towns, which are now key Ukip targets?
By Nick Faith - 26 September 13:16

 Ukip will throw the kitchen sink at coastal towns next year, such as South Thanet, Folkestone and Skegness. How to dodge the purple rosette?

Ineffective and expensive: why Britain should not support airstrikes in Iraq
By Sunny Hundal - 26 September 12:58

The campaign that British MPs are being asked to join will almost certainly be ineffective, carry on for years and cost us billions of pounds.

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