Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm, who has died at the age of 95.
Ed Miliband pays tribute to Eric Hobsbawm
By George Eaton - 01 October 15:34

Labour leader says Hobsbawm was an "extraordinary historian" and "a great friend of my family".

Labour is positioning itself as the truly patriotic party
By George Eaton - 01 October 14:46

Ed Balls's invocation of 1945 and the slogan "rebuilding Britain" exemplify Labour's new patriotism.

Ed Balls's Labour conference speech: full text
By New Statesman - 01 October 14:00

Shadow chancellor says Labour must "recapture the spirit" of 1945.

Conservative donor and former deputy party chairman Lord Ashcroft.
Lord Ashcroft attacks Conservative poster as "juvenile"
By George Eaton - 01 October 10:33

Tory donor denounces anti-Labour poster as a "silly stunt".

Ed Miliband waits to speak at the annual Labour Party conference in Manchester.
The next step in building a Labour majority
By Andrew Harrop - 01 October 7:36

The party must set out a handful of big, signature proposals that exemplify how and why it would govern.

What motivates Ed Balls? He needs to tell us
By Rafael Behr - 01 October 7:04

The shadow chancellor must answer the question, "what made you want to do this in the first place?"

Why Labour needs the nation
By Owen Smith - 28 September 21:12

As in Wales, a renewed sense of national pride is necessary to rebuild our politics and our economy.

In Europe, liberals always dine with conservatives
By James Dawson - 28 September 15:21

The Lib Dems' sister parties have long-standing alliances with the right.

How Miliband can address his image problem
By Sunny Hundal - 28 September 12:21

The Labour leader must show, not just tell, people who he is.

Miliband's phone confiscated after texts to Cable
By George Eaton - 28 September 9:57

Labour leader's phone taken away by aides and replaced by one with a new number.

Balls tries to show that you can trust Labour with your money
By George Eaton - 28 September 9:06

The shadow chancellor's pledge to justify "every penny" makes political and economic sense.

Quote of the day
By New Statesman - 28 September 7:21

Obama's press secretary on the first presidential debate.

Jon Cruddas: Labour was wrong to dismiss Cameron's "big society"
By George Eaton - 27 September 15:34

Labour policy review head says the party can learn from Cameron's "pro-social politics".

Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.
Clegg's strategy is clear, but now he must deliver
By Richard Morris - 27 September 14:25

The next 12 months will show if the electorate is willing to give the Lib Dem leader a hearing.

Student protesters march in London against cuts in November 2011.
The twilight of anti-coalition opposition
By Ray Filar - 27 September 12:10

After the raging days of resistance, the left has become quiet, resigned and accepting.

As the crisis continues, Labour just looks tired
By Neal Lawson - 27 September 11:25

If it's safety first and safety last, then the party is doomed to disappoint.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
The NHS could become the coalition's biggest headache again
By George Eaton - 27 September 9:50

Patient care is set to worsen next year, warn NHS finance directors.

Cameron fails citizenship test on David Letterman show
By George Eaton - 27 September 7:33

Prime Minister left red-faced after he fails to give the English for Magna Carta.

Nick Clegg gives his keynote speech.
This wasn't the speech Clegg needed
By George Eaton - 26 September 16:39

The Lib Dem leader offered little to reassure his anxious party.

Douglas Alexander: Labour could face Boris at the next election
By Rafael Behr - 26 September 14:46

Labour needs to take the London mayor "seriously", says the shadow foreign secretary.

Clegg's "centre ground" strategy will alarm Lib Dem members
By George Eaton - 26 September 10:46

Unlike their leader, most Lib Dem supporters continue to think of themselves as on the left.

Barack Obama addresses the UN General Assembly in New York City.
Quote of the day
By New Statesman - 26 September 7:21

Barack Obama on free speech.

Boris kicks Andrew Mitchell while he's down
By George Eaton - 25 September 15:00

Police were right to threaten the Chief Whip with arrest for swearing, says the Mayor of London.

Alexander struggles to charm as he signs up for more welfare cuts
By George Eaton - 25 September 13:50

The man "more right-wing" than George Osborne received a muted response from Lib Dem delegates.

Why the Lib Dems shouldn't enjoy Tory retoxification too much
By Rafael Behr - 25 September 11:02

Lib Dem ministers are in danger of looking like helpless passengers in a right-wing government.

Cameron prepares to join Twitter
By George Eaton - 25 September 10:10

Despite once declaring that "too many twits make a twat", the PM will reportedly be joining the site.

The Mitchell saga is becoming ever more toxic for the Tories
By George Eaton - 25 September 8:57

If the Chief Whip survives, so will the stench his behaviour left.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Quote of the day
By New Statesman - 25 September 7:15

Hillary Clinton on the super-rich.

Lib Dem and Labour voters have more in common than you think
By Andrew Harrop - 24 September 16:42

New polling analysis shows that Lib Dem supporters continue to lean to the left.

The Lib Dems must not turn their back on social liberalism
By Prateek Buch - 24 September 16:21

Richard Reeves's classical liberalism is the wrong philosophy and the wrong strategy.

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