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Domestic disasters threaten to skew British voters' outlook in this year's EU polls. But knowing how to mark your ballot paper on 4 June is more important than ever
The party must seize the initiative from Clegg and support electoral reform
Telling the truth sometimes involves abandoning your friends
The local and European elections leave both main parties vulnerable, but Gordon Brown’s career depends on his response
In the vanguard of the Post-Bureaucratic Age
Tales of tax evasion and phantom mortgages conceal a more profound venality in our political monoculture
History will judge New Labour harshly. Unlike the 1945 government, it lacked a reforming vision – but the financial crisis provides an unprecedented chance for renewal
The hounding of an Irish journalist for her IRA contacts signals the security services’ panic at the threat of re-emerging violence. Their worries are well founded
Note to self: don’t microwave the mice...
As the candidates to replace Michael Martin line up, more and more Labour MPs are backing an unlikely Tory moderniser
. . . on pedantry, trouser presses and British primary elections
With France’s dirigiste economic approach being hailed as a model for the world, state intervention is fashionable once more
Doubts about Aung San Suu Kyi's political relevance can be dismissed. She remains the symbol of defiance to a rotten system of military rule in Burma