Education Secretary says in response to presenter's use of the N-word: "He's been clear in his apology and I think we should leave matter there".
Gove says Clarkson should not be sacked for using the N-word
By George Eaton - 02 May 10:11

Education Secretary says "He's been clear in his apology and I think we should leave matter there".

Whenever faced with a choice between caution and boldness, Miliband has opted for boldness.
Labour's radicals are winning the policy battle
By George Eaton - 02 May 9:15

The party's rents policy shows that those wanting to expand, not "shrink", the offer are leading the way.

Backing tech, thinking global and reducing the tax burden for entrepreneurs will make Britain an economic world-beater once more.
How to build an innovation economy
By George Freeman - 01 May 16:41

Backing tech, thinking global and reducing the tax burden for entrepreneurs will make Britain an economic world-beater once more.

There are 37 Labour target seats in which the number of privately-renting swing voters exceeds the ruling party's majority.
How private renters could swing the election for Labour
By George Eaton - 01 May 15:04

There are 37 Labour target seats in which the number of privately-renting swing voters exceeds the ruling party's majority. 

The lack of supply is the principal cause of unaffordable rents and house prices.
Labour will get Britain building to tackle high rents
By Hilary Benn - 01 May 14:05

The lack of supply is the principal cause of unaffordable rents and house prices. 

"We will tackle the cost-of-living crisis by putting a ceiling on excessive rent rises."
Ed Miliband's speech on Generation Rent: full text
By New Statesman - 01 May 12:14

"We will tackle the cost-of-living crisis by putting a ceiling on excessive rent rises."

The Chancellor remains an unashamed neo-conservative and a champion of military intervention.
Osborne would be the most hawkish foreign secretary in modern times
By George Eaton - 01 May 9:47

The Chancellor remains an unashamed neo-conservative and a champion of military intervention. 

he Labour leader has offered relief to the millions who will never be able to afford to buy.
Miliband's pledge to cap rent rises is smart politics
By George Eaton - 30 April 22:00

The Labour leader has offered relief to the millions who can't afford to buy and who long for security.

"The best government is a smart, effective government that plays its full part".
Chuka Umunna's speech on "owning the future": full text
By New Statesman - 30 April 20:00

"The best government is a smart, effective government that plays its full part".

Almost three in 10 of all those on the contracts are looking to work more hours.
The flaws of zero-hours contracts are becoming clearer
By Laura Gardiner - 30 April 17:19

Almost three in 10 of all those on the contracts are looking to work more hours.

Former Mayor of London describes his old foe as "a fairly lazy tosser who just wants to be there".
Ken Livingstone interview: Boris hasn't set a right-wing agenda - he hasn't done anything
By George Eaton - 30 April 14:45

Former Mayor of London describes his old foe as "a fairly lazy tosser who just wants to be there".

Mayor plans to start working from home on Fridays despite previous criticism of the practice.
Exclusive: Boris's hypocrisy on working from home
By George Eaton - 30 April 13:58

Mayor of London has worked from home despite denouncing the practice as a "skivers' paradise". 

Michael Gove has centralised power without any kind of mediating local tier between schools and the government.
We need Directors of Schools Standards to make academies work for all
By Rick Muir - 30 April 10:28

Michael Gove has centralised power without any kind of mediating local tier between schools and the government. 

The Labour leader's message is a smart way to turn working class voters off Farage.
Miliband sharpens his attack on Ukip: more Thatcherite than Thatcher
By George Eaton - 30 April 10:01

The Labour leader's message is a smart way to turn working class voters off Farage. 

After foolishly boasting that victory for him in the Newark by-election would force David Cameron to resign, the Ukip leader marched back down the hill.
Farage looks like a bottler - and he only has himself to blame
By George Eaton - 30 April 8:26

After foolishly boasting that victory in the Newark by-election would force David Cameron to resign, the Ukip leader marched his troops back down the hill. 

If Farage chooses to stand, his party could have a genuine chance of winning a Westminster seat for the first time.
Patrick Mercer resigns and triggers by-election - is this Ukip's moment?
By George Eaton - 29 April 19:25

If Farage chooses to stand, his party could have a genuine chance of winning a Westminster seat for the first time.

History tells us growth doesn’t always filter to the poorest – here’s how it could.
Three ways the recovery could turn the rising tide of poverty
By Helen Barnard - 29 April 16:41

History tells us growth doesn’t always filter to the poorest – here’s how it could.

Fear that England would vote to leave the EU may aid the SNP.
Election success for Ukip in England could encourage Scottish independence
By Glenn Gottfried - 29 April 12:50

A strong performance by Farage's party could signal to Scotland that England may vote to leave the EU in a future in/out referendum. 

The uncomfortable truth is that for most people, the recovery hasn't even begun.
UK economy grows by 0.8% - but how many are feeling it?
By George Eaton - 29 April 10:11

The uncomfortable truth is that for most people, the recovery hasn't even begun. 

A senior party source rejects Farage's suggestion that Miliband would be forced to guarantee a vote.
Labour will not change EU referendum stance if Ukip win European elections
By George Eaton - 29 April 7:54

A senior party source rejects Farage's suggestion that Miliband would be forced to guarantee a vote. 

Labour leader appoints negotiating team and urges the PM to stop "dragging his feet".
Miliband calls Cameron's bluff on TV debates
By George Eaton - 28 April 23:15

Labour leader appoints negotiating team and urges the PM to stop "dragging his feet" and sign up to three debates.

Cameron won't repeat Romney's gaffes and enjoys the advantage of incumbency.
Why Axelrod has his work cut out with Labour
By Nick Faith - 28 April 17:52

Cameron won't repeat Romney's gaffes and enjoys the advantage of incumbency.

Shadow health secretary will back the bill despite criticisms.
HS2 critic Andy Burnham to vote in favour tonight
By George Eaton - 28 April 15:05

Shadow health secretary will back the bill, despite previous criticisms, as it only applies to the first phase of the project.

Were the debate to be held before the campaign, the impartiality rules would not apply.
Would Clegg be able to block a Cameron-Miliband TV debate?
By George Eaton - 28 April 11:54

Were the debate to be held before the general election campaign begins, the impartiality rules would not apply. 

People enter the Jobcentre Plus office in Bath. Photograph: Getty Images.
The coalition's "Help to Work" won't help the jobless
By George Eaton - 28 April 8:44

The DWP's own study found that forcing claimants to do community work or attend daily jobcentre meetings made almost no difference to employment levels. 

The Chancellor has chosen political opportunism over intellectual consistency.
Osborne's U-turn on RBS bonuses has undermined his credibility
By George Eaton - 25 April 16:10

After voting against a cap as recently as January, the Chancellor has taken fright. 

Those with the power to make decisions on your behalf should share in the risks, not just enjoy the rewards.
Why "skin in the game" could be the key to reforming markets
By Jon Cruddas - 25 April 10:22

Those with the power to make decisions on your behalf should share in the risks, not just enjoy the rewards.

Workers will now receive a full-time contract after a year, not 12 weeks.
Why has Labour watered down its plans to tackle zero-hour contracts?
By George Eaton - 25 April 9:02

The party previously suggested that workers would be offered a fixed-hours contract after 12 weeks. But that period has been extended to a year. 

Cable has previously suggested that the coalition could end early.
Is Lord Oakeshott speaking for Vince Cable?
By George Eaton - 24 April 22:04

Cable has previously suggested that the coalition could end early, a demand now made by the Lib Dem peer.

A new high-speed rail connection would be transformative for the north.
We need to go beyond HS2 and build a Liverpool-Leeds rail link
By David Kirkby - 24 April 16:34

A high-speed rail connection between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds would be transformative for the north.

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