Farage needs to explain why he could prevent the referendum he has always wanted.
Ukip still claim Labour will promise an EU referendum - but what if they're wrong?
By George Eaton - 27 August 15:44

Farage needs to explain why he could prevent the referendum he has always wanted. 

During an unexpected boom in the industry, David Cameron is fumbling on slavery
By Michael Pollitt - 27 August 14:15

As slavery all over the world is more prolific and lucrative than ever, a new British abolitionist movement is beginning. Just like 200 years ago, however, it is encountering “dark forces” at the top.

Carnival clearing, not backing Boris, and Korean comparisons: politics in Kensington
By Andrew Lomas - 27 August 10:18

Andrew Lomas is new to the borough of Kensington and Chelsea as a Labour councillor. Here he tells us some truths about the area and its history, as he cleans up after Notting Hill Carnival.

From surviving to leading: the women changing how we look at domestic abuse
By Charlotte Smith - 27 August 8:39

How women as community leaders can combat domestic abuse.

Scottish business leaders call for No vote
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 August 8:17

More than 130 businesses have signed a letter in the Scotsman newspaper calling on Scotland to vote against independence.

The British public embraces foreign students; politicians should do so too
By Tim Wigmore - 26 August 15:41

The public’s views on immigration are more nuanced than is often assumed.

Rotherham Council leader stands down as report finds 1400 children exploited over 16 years
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 August 15:33

The leader of Rotherham Council, Roger Stone, is standing down, as a report finds a "collective failure" by both the police and the local council to stop the abuse of children in the area.

Boris Johnson intends to stand in Uxbridge and South Ruislip
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 August 14:45

The Mayor of London, who surprised no one earlier this month by announcing he'd return to parliament, will seek to stand in Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

Why the government must pledge to eliminate sink estates in ten years
By Gavin Knight - 26 August 12:04

Deprived estates can be recovered from within; the government must commit to a ten-year programme to clean them up with them help of dedicated individuals.

Police adopt new stop and search code of conduct: analysing Theresa May's role
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 August 8:26

Tracking the Home Secretary's tenacity on stop and search is an interesting context for the police now having agreed to adopt a new code of conduct.

The Scottish First Minister skillfully outplayed the Better Together head, but his victory may count for little.
Salmond triumphs over Darling – but will it make any difference?
By George Eaton - 25 August 22:51

The Scottish First Minister skilfully outplayed the Better Together head, but his victory may count for little. 

In 2005, the Mayor argued that the right to a fair trial "must remain an inalienable principle of our law".
When Boris attacked Blair's "astonishing" assault on the right to trial
By George Eaton - 25 August 14:31

In 2005, the Mayor argued that the right to a fair trial "must remain an inalienable principle of our law".

Conservative party conference. Photo: Getty
Angela Eagle: The Tories have broken their promises on political reform
By Angela Eagle - 23 August 10:16

David Cameron has reinforced the political power of a few big money donors and well established vested interests, argues the shadow leader of the Commons.  Now that his grassroots have taken flight he is even more reliant on the privileged few he uses his power to support.

Would you watch a film about Nick Clegg? Channel 4 thinks so
By Anoosh Chakelian - 21 August 16:50

A new TV drama will include the Lib Dem leader as its central character, in a show about the creation of the coalition.

Young people need more help moving from education into work
By Tony Dolphin - 21 August 16:12

The latest NEETs figures show that many of the children receiving their GCSE results today won't have a smooth journey from education into work.

If Israel has better drones than anyone, why are so many innocent people dying?
By Ann Rogers - 21 August 16:01

Manless in Gaza: the story of how civilians have lost the drone war.

Why Ukip's new manifesto ideas are worrying
By Justin Cash - 21 August 11:33

How many of their new, worrying ideas make it through to the final manifesto will be key in setting the tone of an undoubtedly aggressive campaign by Ukip.

For the sixth time since Boris became Mayor, Londoners will be hit with transport fare hikes
By Val Shawcross - 21 August 9:21

The Mayor's planned above-inflation jump in fares will negatively impact London's commuters, and is just one aspect of the wider poor transport legacy of his mayoralty.

It’s GCSE results day, but what did our party leaders get in their school exams?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 21 August 8:53

As hundreds of thousands of teenagers will receive their GCSE results today, we look back to see what our party leaders achieved at school.

It’s GCSE results day, but what did our party leaders get in their school exams?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 21 August 8:53

As hundreds of thousands of teenagers will receive their GCSE results today, we look back to see what our party leaders achieved at school.

When climate change denial is promoted in mainstream news
By Bob Ward - 20 August 14:25

Including articles and comments from figures such as Matthew Ridley and Nigel Lawson without balance misleads the British public.

Theresa May's plans for writing a new domestic abuse offence into law
By Anoosh Chakelian - 20 August 14:01

The Home Secretary is consulting on creating a new crime of domestic abuse.

Young people are being let down by sex education in schools
By Chris Sherwood - 20 August 12:36

The current provision of relationship and sex education in schools isn’t adequate for many young people.

Foreign Secretary: British nationals involved in IS atrocities
By Anoosh Chakelian - 20 August 9:04

Philip Hammond says the UK is “very much aware” of Brits becoming involved in the Islamic State militant group.

Lord Rennard’s suspension from his party has been lifted
By Anoosh Chakelian - 20 August 8:39

The peer who the Lib Dems suspended after sexual harassment allegations has had his party membership reinstated.

Notting Hill notebook: a Labour councillor doing politics in the Royal Borough
By Andrew Lomas - 19 August 17:12

Andrew Lomas is new to the borough of Kensington and Chelsea as a Labour councillor. Here are his first impressions of canvassing in one of London's wealthiest areas.

Failed government IT projects could lose taxpayers £1bn
By Anoosh Chakelian - 19 August 16:36

The Home Office has been ordered to pay £224m to a defence contractor; government IT project waste is really adding up.

Are migrants good for the UK economy?
By Carlos Vargas-Silva - 19 August 12:35

Analysing two apparently contradictory studies that have been published about the impact of migration on the UK economy.

DWP accused of hiding universal credit failings: why is IDS still in a job?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 19 August 10:39

Iain Duncan Smith is under further scrutiny as the public accounts committee accuses his department of obscuring problems with the universal credit scheme.

Why politicians should stop dismissing the importance of ideology
By Eliane Glaser - 19 August 9:03

We need ideas and idealism as well as processes and action; our problem is not too much politics, but not enough.

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