Tom Watson says it is destroying Labour. Its supporters say it is a vital force for change. Our correspondent spent six months following the movement, and asks: what is the truth about Momentum?
“Can you tell us who he is? So we know which one to photograph?”
Germany will require women to make up 30 per cent of members of large boards by 2020. We must do the same here.
At Green Party conference, Natalie Bennett must give the speech that takes her party to the next level
Like the US housing crisis, the rise of the SNP is an ‘out-of-sample’ event. It’s unclear how forecasters should react.
Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are on the rise. The next government will face a terrible inheritance
Tristram Hunt's plans for careers education for girls won't make us more ambitious - and I should know.
Plus: David Miliband returns for a Geordie crooner.
Despite everything, Nick Clegg’s party remains in reasonable spirits.
A horrible feeling has grown inside me: that the Conservatives will not only form the next government but get a small overall majority.
Woven into the very fabric of Westminster are assumptions about who the building – and, by extension, our democracy – is intended to serve. The lack of convenient disabled access and the shortage of ladies’ loos in the old palace are daily reminders that parliament wasn’t built with those groups in mind.
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