The PM believes that there is "no legal barrier" to action, but wants to "proceed on the basis of consensus".
Cameron wants airstrikes in Syria - but fears Labour opposition
By George Eaton - 26 September 12:55

The PM believes that there is "no legal barrier" to action, but wants to "proceed on the basis of consensus". 

Foreign Secretary: the US legal basis for action in Syria “looks robust”
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 September 8:54

Today, parliament will vote on the UK using airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq. 

New York mayor met the shadow London minister for 45 minutes before he addressed the Labour conference.
Exclusive: Bill de Blasio and Sadiq Khan meet to discuss fight against inequality
By George Eaton - 25 September 17:39

New York mayor met the shadow London minister for 45 minutes before he addressed the Labour conference. 

Politicians need to understand that housing is an essential utility, just like water
By Alex Hilton - 25 September 15:54

The housing market today is unbearable, and if Ed Miliband doesn’t get that, I suggest he signs up for a few more empathy lessons.

The devolution debate should be focused on fairness, not patriotism
By Richard Morris - 25 September 14:57

Democracy shouldn't make you pick sides.

Why it's imperative that young people don't take democracy for granted
By Sophy Ridge - 25 September 14:31

Sky News political correspondent Sophy Ridge on the insidious impact on democracy of young people switching off from the voting process.

David Cameron says the UK will “play its part” in the fight against Islamic State
By Anoosh Chakelian - 25 September 8:48

The Prime Minister, speaking at the UN, has said that Britain will join in confronting the militant group.

The first Democratic mayor of New York since 1993 says "If you reject the cold complacency of the status quo, its power will erode."
Bill de Blasio's speech to the Labour conference: full text
By New Statesman - 24 September 15:42

The first Democratic mayor of New York since 1993 says "If you reject the cold complacency of the status quo, its power will erode."

How does Andy Burnham plan to pay for integrating health and social care?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 24 September 13:24

In 2012, the shadow health secretary admitted in his conference speech he didn't have "all the answers" for funding whole-person care. His speech this year shows this remains the case.

The policy gives Labour multiple opportunities to frame the Conservatives as the party of the rich.
Why the mansion tax is so deadly for the Tories
By George Eaton - 24 September 12:27

The policy gives Labour multiple opportunities to frame the Conservatives as the party of the rich. 

Can cross-party consensus be found on solving the English Question?
By Akash Paun - 24 September 11:05

How to answer the West Lothian Question in practice.

Islamic State airstrikes: parliament could be recalled on Friday
By Anoosh Chakelian - 24 September 10:42

David Cameron is moving the UK closer to military action in the Middle East.

Labour leader forgot key passage during 64-minute, no-notes performance.
The missing section on the deficit and immigration from Miliband's speech
By George Eaton - 23 September 19:17

Labour leader forgot key passage during 65-minute, no-notes performance. 

Labour, Lib Dems and a mansion tax: what’s the story?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 23 September 17:29

Ed Miliband has announced that he will fund the NHS using a mansion tax. What’s the story of how Labour came to adopt this Lib Dem policy?

The Labour leader's speech was politically astute and intellectually coherent, but it rarely inspired.
Miliband plays to Labour's strengths but fails to bring flat conference to life
By George Eaton - 23 September 17:13

The Labour leader's speech was politically astute and intellectually coherent, but it rarely inspired.

Ed Miliband announces £2.5bn of funding to save the NHS
By Anoosh Chakelian - 23 September 14:15

It will be funded by a mansion tax, cracking down on tax avoidance and fees for tobacco firms.

Labour's real devolution challenge comes from its own MPs, not troublesome Tories
By Anoosh Chakelian - 23 September 10:31

As the party powers through its last conference before the election, the idea of “English votes for English laws” plagues the leadership. And it's not just Tory MPs who are causing the trouble.

Labour leader will promise "a plan for the next ten years: Britain 2025" in his conference speech.
Miliband challenges Cameron's long-term plan with "plan for 2025"
By George Eaton - 22 September 22:00

Labour leader will outline six "national goals" for the next decade in his conference speech. 

Ed Miliband is expected to announce the policy in his conference speech tomorrow.
Balls refuses to deny plan to use mansion tax to "save NHS"
By George Eaton - 22 September 19:22

Ed Miliband is expected to announce the policy in his conference speech tomorrow. 

Party maintains tough fiscal stance by ruling out allowing local authorities to borrow more to build.
Labour will not lift cap on council borrowing for housebuilding
By George Eaton - 22 September 16:07

Party continues tough fiscal stance by ruling out allowing local authorities to borrow more to build. 

“It's nasty and personal”: why is Chuka Umunna railing against “bloodsport” politics?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 September 15:24

The shadow business secretary is calling for a change in the way we do politics. But why?

Shadow chancellor closes down Tory attack by ruling out option of borrowing for infrastructure projects.
Balls binds Labour to austerity with promise of no extra borrowing
By George Eaton - 22 September 13:42

Shadow chancellor closes down Tory attack by ruling out option of borrowing for infrastructure projects. 

Islamic State: Tony Blair says the UK should not rule out ground troops
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 September 11:49

The former Prime Minister warns that the only way to tackle Islamic State could be on the ground.

Why does Labour want to be the new Conservative party when it comes to police reform?
By Kevin Meagher - 22 September 11:24

Pledging to scrap police and crime commissioners shows Labour going cold on holding the force to account.

Post-No Scotland: should the SNP have made a more radical offer?
By Jamie Maxwell - 22 September 10:57

The failure to bring a greater number of affluent Scots on board raises questions about the SNP’s “de-risking” strategy.

Labour need to address the self-employment problem
By Nida Broughton - 22 September 10:25

Of all workers in the UK, over one in every seven is self-employed. Labour should account for this in its economic proposals.

Is the Labour leadership preparing for a coalition?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 September 9:57

Harriet Harman may hand over the DCMS brief if she takes a leading role in negotiations with the Lib Dems.

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