One Nation veteran steps down from the government before he is pushed.
Ken Clarke resigns as Cameron's reshuffle begins
By George Eaton - 14 July 17:56

One Nation veteran steps down from the government before he is pushed.

Caroline Spelman. Photo: Getty
IPSA has made the expenses system like the "19th century" for women MPs
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 July 16:03

A report launched by the women in parliament APPG today highlighted the thorny battleground of MPs' expenses as an obstacle for female politicians.

The Home Secretary failed to carry out the most basic background checks.
The blame for the Butler-Sloss debacle rests with Theresa May
By George Eaton - 14 July 14:19

The Home Secretary failed to carry out the most basic background checks. 

Former High Court judge steps down over conflicts of interest.
Dame Elizabeth Butler Sloss resigns as head of child abuse inquiry
By George Eaton - 14 July 12:00

Former High Court judge steps down over conflicts of interest. 

David Cameron. Photo: Getty
Reshuffle speculation: a round-up
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 July 8:58

A shake-up of government figures is expected early this week. Here are the latest rumours.

Business minister will replace Alistair Carmichael as Scottish Secretary following the independence referendum.
Lib Dems delay Jo Swinson's promotion to the cabinet
By George Eaton - 12 July 10:33

Business minister will replace Alistair Carmichael as Scottish Secretary following the independence referendum. 

The party says the watchdog should track the government's record after progress goes into reverse.
Labour calls for OBR to monitor child poverty rates
By George Eaton - 11 July 21:00

The party says the watchdog should track the government's record after progress goes into reverse. 

The pair are divided over where future welfare cuts should be made and Universal Credit.
How Duncan Smith's departure would help Osborne
By George Eaton - 11 July 16:50

The pair are divided over where future welfare cuts should be made.

The departure of Ken Clarke and George Young from the cabinet will mark the end of a long political tradition.
Cameron's reshuffle will cull the last of the One Nation Tories
By George Eaton - 11 July 12:35

The departure of Ken Clarke and George Young from the cabinet will mark the end of a long political tradition. 

The departure of Ken Clarke and George Young from the cabinet will mark the end of a long political tradition.
Cameron's reshuffle will cull the last of the One Nation Tories
By George Eaton - 11 July 12:35

The departure of Ken Clarke and George Young from the cabinet will mark the end of a long political tradition. 

Nick Clegg. Photo: Getty
The Lib Dems have a future, but Clegg’s neo-liberals are finished
By Kevin Meagher - 11 July 12:08

In rediscovering the value of wielding influence rather than power, the Lib Dems should reconnect with their social democratic heritage.

Health Secretary agrees to look at Labour MP's plan to raise National Insurance to fund higher spending.
Jeremy Hunt to meet Frank Field to discuss NHS funding crisis
By George Eaton - 10 July 18:22

Health Secretary agrees to look at Labour MP's plan to raise National Insurance to fund higher spending. 

Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg hold a news conference to announce the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill on 10th July 2014. Photo: Getty Images
Laurie Penny on surveillance: Cameron's cynical appeal to three of the Four Horsemen of the Infocalypse
By Laurie Penny - 10 July 15:23

The emergency surveillance law being rushed through Parliament next week exploits all the usual moral panic suspects - criminals, terrorists and paedophiles - to undermine our fundamental rights.

Business minister, who recently returned from maternity leave, would replace Ed Davey.
Exclusive: Jo Swinson tipped to enter cabinet in Lib Dem reshuffle
By George Eaton - 10 July 13:01

Business minister, who recently returned from maternity leave, would replace Ed Davey. 

Despite the media assault on Miliband, the party is seven points ahead.
Why Labour is cheered by its continuing poll lead
By George Eaton - 09 July 17:18

Despite the media assault on Miliband and the strengthening economic recovery, the party is seven points ahead. 

The PM's blast at Miliband over tomorrow's strike secured him victory.
PMQs review: Cameron scrapes a dirty win
By George Eaton - 09 July 13:25

The PM's blast at Miliband over tomorrow's strike secured him victory. 

Ministers' claims contradicted as civil service head says "we shouldn't beat about the bush: it hasn't been signed off".
Universal Credit business case still not approved by the Treasury
By George Eaton - 07 July 19:50

Ministers' claims contradicted as civil service head says "we shouldn't beat about the bush: it hasn't been signed off".

His claim that Labour has moved too far to the left is based on a misreading of public opinion.
The centre ground isn't where Peter Mandelson thinks it is
By George Eaton - 07 July 12:02

The claim that Labour has moved too far to the left is based on a misreading of public opinion. 

The Labour leader has asked radical questions but some have been disappointed with the answers.
On rail policy and more, Labour is leaving space to its left
By George Eaton - 04 July 14:22

Miliband has asked radical questions but the answers have been too cautious for some.

"The Tories just don't understand that there is a difference between public services and businesses."
Sadiq Khan's speech on the future of public services: full text
By Sadiq Khan - 04 July 12:07

"The Tories just don't understand that there is a difference between public services and businesses."

Large companies are increasingly troubled by the threat of EU withdrawal under the Tories.
Labour's opposition to an EU referendum is its trump card with business
By George Eaton - 03 July 16:36

Large companies are increasingly troubled by the threat of EU withdrawal under the Tories.
 

The Labour leader's vision of "responsible capitalism" would gain credibility if he could find more responsible capitalists.
Miliband champions business. Now he needs business to champion Miliband
By George Eaton - 03 July 7:34

The Labour leader's vision of "responsible capitalism" would gain credibility if he could find more responsible capitalists.

While the the Tories are increasingly reliant on a small pool of mega rich donors, Labour is rebuilding itself as a movement.
The Tories want to buy Britain, but they're losing the campaigning battle
By Jon Ashworth - 02 July 17:06

While the the Tories are increasingly reliant on a small pool of mega rich donors, Labour is rebuilding itself as a movement. 

In Labour's "economy week", its leader avoided the subject.
PMQs review: Miliband plays it safe by going on the NHS
By George Eaton - 02 July 13:19

In Labour's "economy week", its leader avoided the subject.

Miliband's party will not be cast as the only one that "doesn't trust the people".
Lib Dem decision not to guarantee EU referendum offers relief for Labour
By George Eaton - 02 July 11:15

Miliband's party will not be left as the only one that "doesn't trust the people".

"The socialism of the future will be about creating power together for individual freedom."
Jon Cruddas's speech on radical hope: full text
By New Statesman - 01 July 18:37

"The socialism of the future will be about creating power together for individual freedom."

The Labour leader routed the PM in the Commons as he derided "a masterclass in how to alienate your allies".
Miliband makes hay of Cameron's "utter humiliation" over Europe
By George Eaton - 30 June 17:17

The Labour leader routed the PM in the Commons as he derided "a masterclass in how to alienate your allies".

Chancellor George Osborne
Merging income tax and NIC: the Chancellor's calculations
By Lucy Fisher - 30 June 11:07

The proposed plan could increase pressure for tax cuts and undermine the contributory principle.

Shadow chancellor commits Labour to retaining "the most competitive corporation tax rate in the G7".
Balls seeks to reassure business by pledging to maintain low rate of corporation tax
By George Eaton - 29 June 23:00

Shadow chancellor commits Labour to retaining "the most competitive corporation tax rate in the G7".

The Labour leader will now need to go even further to meet demands for a "radical offer".
Cruddas's attack has raised the bar for Miliband
By George Eaton - 29 June 12:13

The Labour leader will now need to go even further to meet demands for a "radical offer".

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