How Labour's proposed new leadership election system would work
By George Eaton - 16 January 16:01

The introduction of a one-member-one-vote system would dramatically reduce the disproportionate power wielded by MPs.

Miliband's big opportunity is to unite the middle and working class
By David Boyle - 16 January 12:17

By promising fundamental changes to the economy, the Labour leader can carve out a new coalition which quietly puts to bed the old battle lines of the 1980s.

Progressive parties should cut National Insurance, not income tax
By Adam Corlett - 16 January 9:36

Rather than raising the personal allowance or introducing a 10p rate, the Lib Dems and Labour should cut NI if they want to help the poorest.

Labour remain ahead in European election poll, but who'll triumph in May?
By George Eaton - 16 January 8:37

UKIP trails Labour by six points but, as in 2009, the party is hoping for a late surge in the polls.

No 10’s “barnacle-stripping” has failed to keep irreconcilable Tory tribes on message
By Rafael Behr - 15 January 23:19

Any communications strategy devised in Downing Street also has to compete with noisy agendas elsewhere in the party.

Lib Dem source: "hell will freeze over" before Chris Rennard resumes roles
By George Eaton - 15 January 14:37

A party source rejects the former chief executive's suggestion that he could resume his roles after being cleared of sexual harassing female party members.

PMQs review: one for Miliband to forget as Cameron takes the gloves off
By George Eaton - 15 January 13:24

The "truce" between the two leaders lasted just a week as Cameron declared that Miliband had "all the moral authority of the Reverend Flowers".

Only Labour can be trusted to strengthen the minimum wage
By Ian Murray - 15 January 10:29

Despite ministers promising to name and shame firms which aren’t paying the legal minimum, not a single firm has been named so far.

Labour pins Osborne down on bank bonuses
By George Eaton - 15 January 8:36

The party challenges the Chancellor to veto any move by RBS to double the bank bonus cap under new EU rules.

Right to Buy is making the housing crisis worse. Here's how to reform it
By Tom Copley - 14 January 16:23

The government should ban private landlords from buying former council housing and abolish discounts on the properties.

Inflation is down, but the Tories shouldn't declare the living standards crisis over
By George Eaton - 14 January 13:59

Average wages are still rising slower than prices and will almost certainly be lower in 2015 than they were in 2010.

Cameron's flooding review must test the nation's preparedness for climate change
By Guy Shrubsole - 14 January 11:20

To date, the coalition has unforgivably weakened Britain's climate adaptation plans.

Miliband pitches for the middle class: five observations
By George Eaton - 14 January 9:12

The Labour leader reaches beyond his party's core vote and acknowledges that the living standards crisis began before the coalition.

Duncan Smith hints at cut in the benefit cap
By George Eaton - 13 January 15:59

Work and Pensions Secretary says "we will keep the policy under review" when asked whether the cap could be reduced from £26,000.

It's time to give our education system a year off from reform
By Joe Hallgarten - 13 January 14:17

A politics-free period in schools could improve outcomes faster than any policy change.

Why the SNP shouldn't be celebrating the UK's pledge to guarantee Scotland's debt
By George Eaton - 13 January 11:40

The move reflects the justified belief among investors that Scotland's debt position would be weaker than that of the UK.

Tory group Renewal: capitalism needs "emergency shock treatment"
By George Eaton - 13 January 8:54

The Conservative organisation is wise to warn that the party should not position itself as the defender of a market system that is not working for the low-paid.

If the Tories lose the next election, Clegg must leave with them
By Tom Watson - 10 January 16:12

To allow the Liberal Democrats to swap sides without incurring any penalty would offend the essential order of our democracy.

Miliband, Clegg, Cameron in a row
General election leader debates: It's two-against-one for 3-3-3
By Rafael Behr - 10 January 14:42

Miliband and Clegg are ready to sign up to three debates over three weeks. They say Cameron is running scared.

Why the Lib Dems won't be choosing their coalition partner anytime soon
By Richard Morris - 10 January 12:11

If the election results in another hung parliament, the party will side with whichever partner gives it the most liberal government.

It's all the other police deaths that should really trouble our politicians
By Stephen Bush - 10 January 10:52

Almost a thousand people have died in police custody since 1990 in Britain, and only one police officer has faced any sort of professional sanction.

The case for a Labour EU referendum pledge is weaker than ever
By George Eaton - 10 January 9:00

Promising an in/out vote would shift the debate back onto Tory territory and could wreck a future Miliband premiership.

Anxiety over voter fraud must not stifle electoral registration
By Stephen Twigg - 09 January 17:41

By rushing the implementation of the new scheme, the government risks leaving millions off the register.

The Lib Dems must make tackling long-term youth unemployment their mission
By Mathew Hulbert - 09 January 16:32

It is a moral duty as well as an economic necessity to do all we can to ensure that all young people are the best educated and well resourced in the world.

Ed Balls on why he's committed to "responsible capitalism"
By George Eaton - 09 January 14:53

The shadow chancellor rejects claims that he lacks enthusiasm for Miliband's agenda and declares his support for "a different kind of economy".

Why the No campaign should encourage Cameron to debate Salmond
By David Talbot - 09 January 11:07

The Prime Minister's persistent refusal to debate Salmond will become a running sore and an increasingly dominant aspect of the campaign.

Why Clegg's head is no longer the price of a Labour-Lib Dem coalition
By George Eaton - 09 January 9:02

With Labour uncertain of winning a majority and the Deputy PM certain to be around in May 2015, Miliband and Balls can no longer afford to treat him as a barrier to an agreement.

Miliband’s enemies don’t know what to make of him – the trouble is, neither do his friends
By Rafael Behr - 08 January 23:30

Part of the problem is that even Labour MPs find their boss remote.

Why the Tories have more in common with the Romanians than they think
By Nicholas Hillman - 08 January 16:52

It's a sweet irony that Margaret Thatcher is the heroine both of some of those who wish to come here and many of those who oppose their doing so.

Exclusive: Ed Balls interview: I could go into coalition with Clegg
By George Eaton - 08 January 14:30

The shadow chancellor says for the first time that he could work with the Lib Dem leader, supports airport expansion and says history will "paint a different picture" of Gordon Brown.