The former PM has had plenty of time to give us a glimpse of what his "progressive" Britain might look like. We’re still waiting.
The trouble with Gordon Brown
By James Maxwell - 11 June 11:00

The former PM has had plenty of time to give us a glimpse of what his "progressive" Britain might look like. We’re still waiting.

After the loss of her special adviser, the Home Secretary is now under attack over a huge backlog of passport appplications.
Is Theresa May's luck finally running out?
By George Eaton - 11 June 8:53

After the loss of her special adviser, the Home Secretary is now under attack over a huge backlog of passport appplications.

The government's policy of Individual Electoral Registration will make things worse.
One website won't solve the voter registration problem
By Stephen Twigg - 10 June 18:21

The government's policy of Individual Electoral Registration will make things worse.

Inequality is the single biggest threat to our economy, our society and to the wellbeing of the British people today.
Sadiq Khan's speech on inequality: full text
By Sadiq Khan - 10 June 12:00

Inequality is the single biggest threat to our economy, our society and to the wellbeing of the British people today.

People need to be able to feel they can effect change in their own backyard before they can change the world.
To build a popular environmentalism we need to restore people's pride of place
By Ed Wallis - 09 June 18:57

People need to be able to feel they can effect change in their own backyard before they can change the world.

Did she know the letter was going to be released at some point? And why did it take three days for it to be removed?
The questions Theresa May won't answer over her letter to Gove
By George Eaton - 09 June 16:10

Did she know the letter was going to be released? And why did it take three days for it to be removed?

This week's summit must not be the culmination of the government's efforts.
We need to do go much further to end sexual violence in conflict
By Kerry McCarthy - 09 June 9:51

This week's summit must not be the culmination of the government's efforts.

The Deputy PM's rejection of "austerity forever" is an important point of difference with the Tories.
Clegg's pledge to borrow to invest moves the Lib Dems closer to Labour
By George Eaton - 09 June 8:24

The Deputy PM's rejection of "austerity forever" is an important point of difference with the Tories. 

Home Secretary accused by Labour of breaking the ministerial code and ordered to appear before select committee.
The pressure rises on Theresa May
By George Eaton - 08 June 17:18

Home Secretary accused by Labour of breaking the ministerial code and ordered to appear before select committee.

Even at a time of austerity, it is a small price for a big gain.
Labour should pledge to make the government a living wage employer
By Paul Hackett - 06 June 15:47

Even at a time of austerity, it is a small price for a big gain. 

Michael Dugher writes to Jeremy Heywood protesting at the use of "long-term plan" in the address.
Labour makes official complaint over use of Conservative slogan in Queen's Speech
By George Eaton - 06 June 10:24

Michael Dugher writes to Jeremy Heywood protesting at the use of "long-term plan" in the address.

The Newark by-election saw centre-left voters back the Tories to stop Ukip.
Tactical voting against Ukip is bad news for Farage
By George Eaton - 06 June 9:26

The Newark by-election saw centre-left voters hold their noses and back the Tories to stop Ukip. 

The party holds the seat with a majority of more than 7,000 as the Lib Dems are pushed into sixth place.
Tories comfortably defeat Ukip in Newark by-election
By George Eaton - 06 June 5:32

The party holds the seat with a majority of more than 7,000 as the Lib Dems are pushed into sixth place.

US president says he wants the UK to remain "united" and that "it looks like things have worked pretty well".
Obama comes out against Scottish independence
By George Eaton - 05 June 15:48

US president says he wants the UK to remain "united" and that "it looks like things have worked pretty well".

A leaked Ofsted report says that pupils were not protected from extremist views.
May takes round one in battle with Gove
By George Eaton - 05 June 14:43

A leaked Ofsted report says that pupils were not protected from "the risks associated with extremist views".

Remembering our D-Day heroes
By Vernon Coaker - 05 June 11:05

This anniversary marks one of the last chances we will have to thank them for their selflessness, courage, determination and sacrifice.

Like the Chancellor, the party has a vested interest in convincing voters that the crisis is over. But it isn't.
On the economy, the SNP is starting to sound Osborne-esque
By James Maxwell - 05 June 9:36

Like the Chancellor, the party has a vested interest in convincing voters that the crisis is over. But it isn't.

Election strategist Lynton Crosby has warned them that it helps Labour.
Why the Tories have stopped talking about the NHS
By George Eaton - 05 June 8:38

Election strategist Lynton Crosby has warned them that it helps Labour, which has a double-digit lead on the issue.

The Labour leader sought to present himself as a man with the ambition and imagination to speak for an alienated public.
Miliband frames himself as an anti-politician
By George Eaton - 04 June 17:23

The Labour leader presented himself as a man with the ambition and imagination to speak for an alienated public.

Alex Salmond as Kim Jong-il. Montage by Dan Murrell
Alistair Darling interview: “Salmond is behaving like Kim Jong-il”
By New Statesman - 04 June 14:05

In this week’s cover story, New Statesman editor Jason Cowley interviews Alistair Darling, leader of the Better Together campaign, Labour MP and former chancellor. Darling is fighting back, with one hundred days to save the Union of Great Britain.

 

Cameron's caution prevailed over the Lib Dems.
Why was the ban on circus animals dropped from the Queen's Speech?
By George Eaton - 04 June 13:51

Cameron's caution prevailed over the Lib Dems.

Queen Elizabeth II Attends The State Opening Of Parliament
Queen’s speech at a glance
By Lucy Fisher - 04 June 12:43

A round-up of the legislative agenda announced for the coalition's last Parliament.

The Home Secretary is now echoing the concerns raised for months by the opposition.
The Gove-May spat is a gift for Labour
By George Eaton - 04 June 9:34

The Home Secretary is now echoing the concerns raised for months by the opposition. 

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith will table a motion criticising the government for not giving voters the full power to recall MPs guilt of wrongdoing.
Cameron faces rebellion over recall bill "stitch up"
By George Eaton - 04 June 8:18

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith will table a motion criticising the government for not giving voters the full power to remove MPs guilt of wrongdoing. 

The party is still achieving record ratings in the national polls.
Newark doesn't show that Ukip's bubble has burst
By George Eaton - 03 June 15:40

The party is still achieving record ratings in the national polls. 

Stephen Dorrell. Photo: NHS Confederation/Flickr
Why has Stephen Dorrell stood down as health select committee chair?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 03 June 11:57

The Conservative MP is said to want to contribute to the healthcare debate "from a less overtly political position". 

Shadow justice secretary pre-empts expected Tory move by promising new guidance on the Human Rights Act.
Sadiq Khan tries to shoot the Tory fox on human rights reform
By George Eaton - 03 June 11:43

Shadow justice secretary pre-empts expected Tory move by promising new guidance on the Human Rights Act. 

An ambitious growth plan could be implemented with no public borrowing at all.
Why is the alternative to austerity kept such a secret?
By Michael Meacher - 03 June 9:50

An ambitious growth plan could be implemented with no public borrowing at all. 

It's not up to the unelected commission to determine Britain's policies, but it has reason and evidence on its side.
The EU's wise advice to the UK shouldn't be ignored
By George Eaton - 03 June 8:39

It's not up to the unelected commission to determine Britain's policies, but it has reason and evidence on its side. 

Lord Ashcroft's poll puts them 15 points ahead of Ukip, but they trail Labour by nine points nationally.
Tories on course to comfortably win Newark by-election
By George Eaton - 02 June 16:37

Lord Ashcroft's poll puts them 15 points ahead of Ukip, but they trail Labour by nine points nationally.

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