The Labour London mayoral hopeful warns the policy remains a "tax on London" but Tessa Jowell "welcomes" the changes.
David Lammy stands firm on opposition to mansion tax despite Balls concessions
By George Eaton - 20 October 16:37

The Labour London mayoral hopeful wants higher tax bands introduced by local councils. 

Alan Milburn attacks Miliband for not being "ambitious" enough on the minimum wage - is he right?
By George Eaton - 20 October 10:37

The Labour leader's plan to raise the main rate to £8 by 2020 is more radical than Milburn suggests. 

The Lyons report reveals our politicians' fear to discuss borrowing for investment
By Emran Mian - 20 October 9:27

In its major housing review, Labour seems to be ruling out borrowing more to pay for increased investment. This could be a mistake.

Recent strikes are a make or break moment for the British left, but they're not enough
By Michael Chessum - 20 October 9:16

Simply marching, having trade union general secretaries endorse you, and having essentially symbolic strikes cannot defeat austerity politics.

We need a mayor who works to help Londoners with second jobs, not those with second homes.
When it comes to pay, Londoners need real change
By Sadiq Khan - 18 October 16:24

We need a mayor who works to help Londoners with second jobs, not those with second homes. 

Pledge will be funded through £750m raised by new windfall levy on tobacco firms.
Miliband sharpens NHS dividing line with one-week cancer test guarantee
By George Eaton - 17 October 22:00

Pledge will be funded through £750m raised by new windfall levy on tobacco firms. 

The Tories stand up for the privileged few on climate change
By Maria Eagle - 17 October 17:05

The Tory lurch to the right has shattered the cross-party consensus on climate change policy

Who’s who in the Green party?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 17 October 16:11

As the Greens are experiencing a surge, we ask who the main players are in what could end up being the “Ukip of the left”.

Ukip's European Parliament group has collapsed: what does this mean?
By Catherine Bearder - 17 October 14:11

Why the collapse of Ukip's EU political group is good news for the UK and Europe.

Both parties will be portrayed as unserious and lacking in credibility.
How the Tories plan to attack Labour and Ukip as one
By George Eaton - 17 October 13:24

Both parties will be portrayed as unserious and lacking in credibility. 

Eric Pickles’ planning changes are putting economic recovery at risk
By Nicky Gavron and James Governor - 17 October 12:01

Businesses risk eviction, higher rents and no space to grow if government changes to planning policies are approved.

Inadequate wages and extortionate rents are pushing up the housing benefit bill.
The OBR shows why welfare cuts won't control spending
By George Eaton - 16 October 17:18

Inadequate wages and extortionate rents are pushing up the housing benefit bill. 

Unfinished abolitionists: Britain returns to the frontline of the war on slavery
By Michael Pollitt - 16 October 15:07

After a year in the firing line of a new abolitionist movement, the Home Office is going global with its anti-slavery legislation.

A “game-changing” immigration policy won't help David Cameron now
By Anoosh Chakelian - 16 October 13:40

The Prime Minister is wrong, morally and politically, to seek an even tougher policy on immigration in an attempt to respond to the Ukip threat.

By resisting a progressive measure backed by most Londoners, they have given Sadiq Khan the chance to position himself as the radical candidate.
Why Labour's London mayoral hopefuls might regret their opposition to a mansion tax
By George Eaton - 16 October 13:14

By resisting a progressive measure backed by most Londoners, they have given Sadiq Khan the chance to position himself as the radical candidate. 

Labour must be bolder about curbing the growth of landlord-investors
By Daniel Bentley - 16 October 12:49

The Lyons review is too timid about the principle of putting first-time buyers at the front of the queue.

Relief, resilience and reform: Labour’s strategy to fight hunger
By Jim Murphy - 16 October 10:49

The shadow Dfid secretary Jim Murphy on Labour's three Rs for fighting world hunger.

Could exclusion from the leaders' debates be helping the Greens?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 October 17:49

The furore surrounding the Greens' exclusion from the TV debates could be working in the party's favour.

Fifty years on, the Conservative party's race problem remains
By Tim Wigmore - 15 October 17:02

The ethnic minority population will double to 30 per cent by 2050.

The PM was forced to condemn his welfare minister for saying that disabled people may not be worth the "full wage".
PMQs review: Miliband rattles Cameron with attack on Lord Freud over disabled comments
By George Eaton - 15 October 12:53

The PM was forced to condemn his welfare minister for saying that disabled people may not be worth the "full wage".

Lord Freud's slip is the least of this government's appalling attitude to disabled people
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 October 12:45

The welfare minister's remarks about people not being "worth" the minimum wage is a small example of this government's persistently appalling attitude towards the disabled.

What mainstream politics can learn from the new wave of feminist activism
By Anya Pearson - 15 October 10:17

Why politics in general would benefit from riding the new wave of feminism.

Most of Britain’s parties could be led by women within the next two years
By Kevin Meagher - 15 October 9:27

Two-thirds of our political parties in Westminster could be led by women in the near future.

Former Environment Secretary: climate change forecasts are “wildly exaggerated”
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 October 9:15

The Tory MP and former cabinet secretary Owen Paterson voices his highly sceptical views on climate change and energy.

Scotland and devolution: is Gordon Brown making life difficult for his party?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 October 17:28

The former PM’s promises could cause trouble for Labour.

Shadow justice secretary tasked with preventing loss of voters to left-wing rival.
Exclusive: Sadiq Khan appointed to lead Labour unit on Green Party threat
By George Eaton - 14 October 17:05

Shadow justice secretary tasked with preventing loss of voters to left-wing rival. 

Why is the UK still behind in the global skills race, despite politicians' promises?
By Andrew Adonis - 14 October 16:18

Sense and instability: Andrew Adonis on a new report scrutinising the policies of successive administrations on skills and employment.

Former Tory minister Alan Duncan condemns the “wicked cocktail” of Israel’s settlements
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 October 12:37

The Conservative MP and former Dfid minister launches one of the most outspoken attacks on Israel from a senior British politician.

The PM warns Rochester and Strood voters against Ukip's "national media circus"
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 October 9:51

David Cameron has written a letter to Rochester and Strood constituents, who will be voting in a by-election on 20 November.

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