The Labour peer and former Liberty director is expected to join Jeremy Corbyn's team next week.
Our Staggers editor, Stephen Bush, looks back at his year in political commentary.
The Committee for Climate Change encouraged the Tory government to introduce a strategy to deal with flooding earlier this year, but were told it was "not appropriate at this time".
A further 500 troops have been called in to help provide flood relief to affected areas.
The left suddenly has a mass audience again and it can succeed. But unless it learns from its setbacks and defeats, then it will fail.
“You classist gimp.”
The unfortunate truth is that charities have become a victim of the government’s continued mania for outsourcing.
The Nativity is the tale of a displaced family seeking shelter in their hour of need. As our parish discussed the refugee crisis, we visited the story anew.
The New Statesman reviews 2015 from the perspective of four-legs-good...
The Chancellor's political standing has fallen and economic indicators are worsening.
Polish-born Daniel Kawczynski tells Tory colleagues: "Their contributions in income tax outstrip any benefits they may get many times over".
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