Quote of the Day
By New Statesman - 03 December 7:16

Danny Alexander on Starbucks.

Signs of a left revival in Scotland
By James Maxwell - 30 November 15:30

The independence debate is breathing new life into Scottish socialism.

Neil O'Brien has served as director of Policy Exchange since 2008.
Neil O'Brien appointed special adviser to Osborne
By George Eaton - 30 November 11:15

Policy Exchange director will focus on developing the Conservatives' next manifesto.

The net migration target is bad policy and bad politics
By Sarah Mulley - 30 November 10:23

The cuts to foreign student numbers come at a significant economic cost to the UK.

By-elections: a good night for Labour, a very bad one for the Lib Dems
By George Eaton - 30 November 7:15

Labour secured comfortable victories in yesterday's three by-elections, while the Lib Dems finished eighth in Rotherham.

Clegg joins Miliband in supporting state-backed press regulation
By George Eaton - 29 November 16:32

Cameron is left as the only one of the three main party leaders opposed to statutory underpinning of the new system.

Cameron rejects state-backed regulation but Miliband accepts it
By George Eaton - 29 November 15:37

Prime Minister says he has "serious concerns and misgivings" over writing the new press regulatory system into law.

No, Leveson hasn't banned "off-the-record" briefings
By George Eaton - 29 November 14:42

Why journalists are wrong to panic.

Why Cameron shouldn't celebrate the fall in net migration
By George Eaton - 29 November 12:35

Reducing net migration by cutting foreign student numbers is an act of economic masochism.

Why is the left silent on the scourge of consumerism?
By Neal Lawson - 29 November 11:19

Labour must look beyond the politics of more and recognise that the good life cannot be bought off a shelf.

Leveson day: what happens when?
By George Eaton - 29 November 9:02

Your timetable for today.

Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation.
What will Leveson say about media ownership?
By George Eaton - 28 November 16:41

Miliband called for a cap of 20-30 per cent on newspaper market share when he appeared before the inquiry.

Revealed: the cuts hit hardest where jobs are fewest
By Rafael Behr - 28 November 14:25

New data shows that the spending cuts are deepest in areas with the highest claimant count per vacancy.

PMQs review: a win for Miliband as Leveson looms
By George Eaton - 28 November 13:09

The Labour leader exposed the coalition's failure on the Work Programme.

Why the left and the right are getting it wrong on poverty
By Claudia Wood - 28 November 11:47

Demos's new research shows that poverty can be both an economic and social phenomenon.

Could Labour lose the Rotherham by-election?
By George Eaton - 28 November 8:45

The party still expects to win but is increasingly nervous about the UKIP threat.

Does Mark Carney really deserve his reputation as a super-banker?
By Dan McCurry - 27 November 15:26

The new Bank of England governor shouldn't be given so much credit for Canada's economic success.

Leveson must mark the beginning of change, not the end
By Nigel Warner - 27 November 11:36

We need a new platform-neutral regulator that no longer treats newspapers, broadcasters and websites as if they live in discrete little boxes.

The failure of the Work Programme
By George Eaton - 27 November 10:19

Just 3.5 per cent of the 878,000 jobseekers referred to the programme have found work for six months or more.

Labour steps up its attack on the 50p tax cut
By George Eaton - 27 November 8:33

New figures show that 8,000 millionaires will gain an average of £107,500 from the abolition of the top tax rate.

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries.
How will Nadine Dorries fare with the voters in 2015?
By George Eaton - 22 November 15:41

Forty five per cent of Tory voters say they are less likely to vote for her, but here's why she's likely to hang on.

A very modest Lib Dem rebellion on the benefits cap
By Rafael Behr - 22 November 13:50

Sarah Teather dodged a vote the first time round, now she has sided with Labour.

The Lib Dems must not accept more welfare cuts in return for new taxes
By Prateek Buch - 22 November 12:22

Higher taxes on the rich will not protect the poorest if spending is slashed.

Leveson report to be published next Thursday
By New Statesman - 22 November 10:57

The inquiry's report into the "culture, practices and ethics" of the press will be released at 1:30pm on 29 November.

Charities revolt against plan to abolish housing benefit for under-25s
By George Eaton - 22 November 8:49

13 charities, including Shelter, Barnardo’s and the Teenage Cancer Trust, warn that the move will "take away a vital safety net".

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries.
Quote of the Day
By New Statesman - 22 November 7:25

Nadine Dorries on being voted out of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here.

Israel still has Iran in its sights
By George Eaton - 21 November 16:03

Israeli spokesman Mark Regev tells the NS that "a nuclear-armed Iran is something we will not accept".

Why MPs are having a tantrum over votes for prisoners
By Rafael Behr - 21 November 15:18

MPs believe they are fighting a defensive action from a position of weakness.

PMQs review: Cameron leaves the Tories wanting more
By George Eaton - 21 November 12:55

The PM demolished Miliband as he declared that the Labour leader had "impersonated more politicians than Rory Bremner".

Why Israel's action in Gaza is not "disproportionate"
By Prof Alan Johnson - 21 November 11:51

Proportionality is not the same thing as symmetry. Israel must counter the developing threat from Hamas.