UKIP's membership surges towards 30,000
By George Eaton - 21 May 12:56

After gaining 2,000 members this month, UKIP now has 27,517 and expects to pass the 30,000 mark once the backlog is cleared.

How Cameron is misleading over prosecutions for price fixing
By Emily Thornberry - 21 May 10:29

The real obstacle is not an absence of applicable law, but the woeful underfunding of fraud investigation and prosecution.

How Salmond is using EU uncertainty to boost Scottish independence
By George Eaton - 21 May 9:11

The Scottish First Minister is encouraged by a new poll showing that support for independence dramatically increases when the prospect of UK withdrawal from the EU is raised.

Labour comes to Cameron's rescue as gay marriage wrecking amendment is defeated
By George Eaton - 20 May 23:21

Ed Miliband advised Labour MPs to vote against the amendment, rather than abstain, after Tory whips warned they could be defeated.

UKIP just two points behind the Tories in new poll
By George Eaton - 20 May 19:35

Support for UKIP surges to a record high of 22 per cent in the latest Survation poll, with the Tories down five points to 24 per cent.

It's Michael Gove who is undermining school standards
By Stephen Twigg - 20 May 16:03

Instead of playing to the gallery, the Education Secretary needs to learn from what works.

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Bercow seeks to reassure after MP's office is searched by police
By George Eaton - 20 May 15:08

The Speaker attempts to show that lessons have been learned from the Damian Green affair, telling MPs that he "considered the warrant personally".

Labour abandons support for gay marriage "wrecking" amendment
By George Eaton - 20 May 13:22

The party tables its own rival amendment to establish a consultation on introducing civil partnerships for heterosexual couples.

Cameron has not only lost control of his party, he has lost sight of the national interest
By Emma Reynolds - 20 May 9:26

The chaos in the Conservative Party is a distraction from the real priorities for people across the country: jobs, growth and living standards.

Equality campaigners divided over "wrecking" amendment to gay marriage bill
By George Eaton - 20 May 9:12

While some support the introduction of civil partnerships for heterosexuals, others warn of a "dark" and "cynical" attempt by Tory MPs to destroy the bill.

Labour’s five steps to tackle tax avoidance

David Cameron has failed to bring forward the changes which are needed to bring transparency. Labour would develop a robust and effective corporation tax system.

Does boredom explain the Tories’ rebellious class of 2010?
By Ben Mitchell - 17 May 17:15

This parliament has shown what happens when you leave too many MPs unoccupied.

No, Farage, the protesters weren't anti-English, they were anti-UKIP
By George Eaton - 17 May 14:54

It's right-wing bigotry that the protesters are "virulently opposed" to, not "the English".

Conservatives for Cable: why the Tories want a new Lib Dem leader
By George Eaton - 17 May 10:32

To win the next election, the Tories need a left-leaning Lib Dem leader who can win over Labour voters in Tory-Labour marginals.

Philip Hammond taken to task over anti-gay rights record
By George Eaton - 17 May 8:50

The Defence Secretary says civil partnerships make the introduction of equal marriage unnecessary, but he didn't vote for them in 2004.

The Conservative MP criticises the PM's U-turn.
Sarah Wollaston: Cameron has caved in to lobbyists on minimum alcohol pricing
By George Eaton - 16 May 14:55

The Conservative MP criticises the PM's U-turn and says "we should all be aware" of Lynton Crosby's links to the alcohol and tobacco industries.

Miliband's agenda lacks a whole lot more than an EU referendum
By Rafael Behr - 16 May 13:37

The Labour line that Europe is a needless distraction would sound better if the opposition had more to say on everything else.

Clegg hits back at Gove over claims of Lib Dem leadership plot
By George Eaton - 16 May 9:51

The Education Secretary "knows a thing or two about leadership ambitions", says Clegg on his LBC phone-in show.

Harman reveals that female TV presenters disappear after they turn 50
By George Eaton - 16 May 8:45

Women account for 53 per cent of all over-50s but just 18 per cent of TV presenters above that age.

Clegg's EU referendum move raises the pressure on Miliband
By George Eaton - 15 May 17:19

The Deputy PM has said it is now a question of "when, not if" a referendum will be held. Does Miliband agree?

PMQs review: Harman hammers absent Cameron
By George Eaton - 15 May 13:11

With the aid of some fine lines, Labour's deputy leader ridiculed the PM's EU panic.

On child poverty, choosing services over benefits is a progressive dead end
By Alison Garnham - 15 May 11:36

Labour must prioritise investment in universal childcare alongside income support, rather than simply trading one off against the other.

The EU referendum leaflet that will haunt Clegg today
By George Eaton - 15 May 8:52

As Clegg stands in for David Cameron at PMQs, Tory MPs will seize the opportunity to remind him of his past promise to hold an in/out EU referendum.

The Lib Dems promise to back the 'largest' party - but do they mean votes or seats?
By Richard Morris - 14 May 15:53

It’s entirely possible that Labour could end up with the most seats but a smaller share of the vote than the Tories.

Help To Buy is in a mess - here's how Osborne can rescue it
By Hannah Fearn - 14 May 14:35

To avoid a "second home subsidy", the government must limit the scheme to first-time buyers.

What if Labour wins on 34% or less of the vote?
By George Eaton - 14 May 11:52

Some in the party fear it could face a "crisis of legitimacy" if it wins an outsized majority on a thin slice of the vote.

The Tories have descended into madness on Europe - Labour should leave them to it
By George Eaton - 14 May 8:28

Ed Miliband should hold his nerve and resist demands to make his own hasty referendum pledge.

If it is to be a "one nation" party, Labour must support an EU referendum
By David Green - 13 May 13:44

Miliband is making a strategic mistake by aligning the party with an EU political elite intent on exerting control over all 27 members states, regardless of the wishes of each electorate.

Labour MP submits Queen's Speech amendment on NHS privatisation
By George Eaton - 13 May 11:52

John Mann respectfully regrets that "a bill to call a referendum on reversing NHS privatisation was not included in the Gracious Speech".

Would Cameron vote to leave the EU today? He needs an answer
By George Eaton - 13 May 10:42

After Gove and Hammond's interventions, the Prime Minister will find it harder to sit on the fence at his press conference with Obama today.

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