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.

Some MPs are urging Miliband to follow Cameron's example and refresh his team.
Will there be a Labour reshuffle?
By George Eaton - 02 June 15:03

Some MPs are urging Miliband to follow Cameron's example and refresh his team.

Progressive parties should use the opportunity of the economic recovery to suggest that politics can lift its sights.
To challenge nationalism, liberals must be bolder about what they can achieve
By Emran Mian - 02 June 11:13

Progressive parties should use the opportunity of the economic recovery to suggest that politics can lift its sights. 

By promising to save the most popular public service from a funding crisis, Miliband can put the Tories on the backfoot.
A tax rise for the NHS would be good policy and politics for Labour
By George Eaton - 02 June 8:46

By promising to save the most popular public service from a funding crisis, Miliband can craft a potent dividing line with the Tories.

Ukip leader says "For half the country it benefited them, for the other half it didn't."
Farage tries to shed his Thatcherite skin
By George Eaton - 01 June 10:24

Ukip leader says "For half the country it benefited them, for the other half it didn't."

The government has grown in size but has seriously diminished in purpose.
Cameron's zombie government is out of ideas and out of steam
By Angela Eagle - 01 June 9:34

The government has grown in size but has seriously diminished in purpose.

The government must speak out firmly against her barbaric sentence and call on the Sudanese government to revoke it.
We must stand up for Meriam Ibrahim and other persecuted Christians
By Douglas Alexander - 31 May 9:22

The government must speak out firmly against her barbaric sentence and call on the Sudanese government to revoke it.

The party should face a far more rigorous examination of its unscientific beliefs
It's time to challenge Ukip over its climate change denial
By Bob Ward - 30 May 15:46

The party should face a far more rigorous examination of its unscientific beliefs.

Chris Leslie argues that progressives have a duty to prove the public sector can be fiscally responsible.
Labour's axeman puts the left-wing case for deficit reduction
By George Eaton - 30 May 12:40

Chris Leslie argues that progressives have a duty to prove they can be fiscally responsible.

Our boldest claims should be reserved not for data, but for the values we hold.
The Piketty row shows we should focus on the moral case against inequality
By Alison McGovern - 30 May 11:13

Our boldest claims should be reserved for the values we hold, not for uncertain data.

With a week to go, the party's eight-point lead is too small for comfort.
Tories ahead in Newark by-election poll, but Ukip could still win
By George Eaton - 30 May 8:14

With a week to go, the party's eight-point lead is too small for comfort.

Selective education works for the chosen few, but the rest do worse than under a non-selective system.
Grammar schools don’t help the poor – the evidence grows
By Tim Wigmore - 29 May 17:28

Selective education works for the chosen few, but the rest do worse than under a non-selective system. 

He must use its publication to remind voters of how he has learned from the mistakes of New Labour.
The Iraq inquiry is an opportunity for Miliband
By George Eaton - 29 May 16:43

He must use its publication to remind voters of how he has learned from the mistakes of New Labour. 

David Cameron on a visit to Hammersmith in 2011
How the Tories lost David Cameron’s favourite council
By Lucy Fisher - 29 May 14:26

The Conservatives' shock loss of Hammersmith and Fulham last week rocked the party. Why did the celebrated Tory borough swing to Labour?

The demise of the BNP is an important achievement which tells us something positive about Britain.
The strange death of British fascism
By Sunder Katwala - 29 May 12:00

The demise of the BNP is an important achievement which tells us something positive about mainstream civic society and politics in Britain.

"We cannot afford to be two nations in retirement where the benefits of growth accrue to only a few."
Rachel Reeves's speech on a better deal for savers: full text
By Rachel Reeves - 29 May 11:26

"We cannot afford to be two nations in retirement where the benefits of growth accrue to only a few."

The Lib Dem leader has avoided a palace coup but party activists are circling.
Will Clegg suffer death by a thousand cuts?
By George Eaton - 29 May 8:32

The Lib Dem leader has avoided a palace coup but party activists are circling. 

The party president is the only major figure to have been untainted by coalition and by allegations of plotting.
Farron is in a stronger position than ever to be the next Lib Dem leader
By George Eaton - 28 May 16:56

The party president is the only major figure to have been untainted by coalition and by allegations of plotting.

Who runs the No campaign and why are they trying to insult me?
Better Together vs the truth
By James Maxwell - 28 May 15:55

Who runs the No campaign and why are they trying to insult me?

Lib Dem peer says his efforts to "expose and end cash-for-peerages in all parties, including our own" have failed.
Lord Oakeshott accuses the Lib Dems of "cash-for-peerages"
By George Eaton - 28 May 13:21

Lib Dem peer says his efforts to "expose and end cash-for-peerages in all parties, including our own" have failed.

Lord Oakeshott resigns from the Lib Dems over leaked Clegg poll
By George Eaton - 28 May 12:28

Peer leaves the party and warns it is "heading for disaster" under Clegg.

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