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Reducing tuition fees: is Labour about to propose a tax cut for the rich?
By Tim Wigmore - 26 January 16:18

Labour’s mooted tuition fee policy would increase inequality.

The irony of arch EU prevaricator David Cameron crying "economic uncertainty" over Syriza's win
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 January 13:57

The Prime Minister is concerned about the financial instability Syriza's win could bring to Europe – when he's the one promising a referendum that would be deeply destabilising.

"A decision for them": Ed Miliband's notably cautious reaction to Syriza's win
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 January 13:17

The Labour leader has responded rather late, and very carefully, to the Greek anti-austerity party's election win.

The Labour left demand a change of direction - why their intervention matters
By George Eaton - 26 January 11:08

The party's backbenchers recognise that political instability could allow them to increase their influence over the leadership. 

Are we any closer to a deal on the televised leaders' debates?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 January 9:17

The broadcasters' new offer of a seven-way panel means the Tories are willing to negotiate.

Anti-austerity party Syriza wins Greece’s general election
By New Statesman - 26 January 8:35

The party’s leader, and future prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has vowed to end Greece’s “five years of humiliation and pain”.

The "return" of Page 3 this week. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Challenging Page 3 has never been about breasts – it's about what decides the worth of women
By Stella Creasy - 24 January 12:01

The idea that there are "right" and "wrong" things to campaign about is not only controlling, it hampers the fight against all inequality.

The party's policies do not measure up to the needs of post-recession Britain.
Labour needs more radical policies to avoid losing its base
By Matthew Sowemimo - 23 January 17:07

The party's policies do not measure up to the needs of post-recession Britain.

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood to donate £300,000 to the Green party
By Ashley Cowburn - 23 January 16:25

Legendary fashion designer and political activist, Vivienne Westwood, believes "there's not a hair to put between" Labour and the Tories.

The party recognises the danger that the Tories could win by taking a large number of seats off the Lib Dems.
Labour is waking up to the issue of tactical voting
By George Eaton - 23 January 14:54

The party recognises the danger that the Tories could win by taking a large number of seats off the Lib Dems. 

True conservatives should call greed to account and be as sceptical of big business as they are of big government.
The attacks on the Archbishops show how the right has fallen into market fundamentalism
By Nigel Dodds - 23 January 10:33

True conservatives should call greed to account and be as sceptical of big business as they are of big government.

The coalition’s changes have cost the average family more than £1,000 a year. Photo: Getty
IFS report dispels Osborne’s myth that we’re “all in it together”
By Ashley Cowburn - 23 January 9:47

Middle to higher income households, according to a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, have actually escaped “remarkably unscathed” from the coalition’s austerity drive.

Back to the future? Britain’s 1975 referendum on Europe
By Richard Roberts - 23 January 9:21

On this day 40 years ago, Harold Wilson announced that a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Community would be held within six months.

Renters have few rights in a sector run by hobbyists
By Dan Wilson Craw - 22 January 17:20

Landlords have all the perks of being a business but none of the responsibility.

Why has the SNP changed its definition of voting only on "Scottish matters"?
By Michael Gray - 22 January 17:07

Preparing for power, home and abroad.

The latest dispute could provide Cameron with another excuse to avoid taking part.
The DUP demand to be included in the TV debates - will the Tories support them?
By George Eaton - 22 January 16:46

The latest dispute could provide Cameron with another excuse to avoid taking part.  

David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon. Photo: Getty
“Tartan Tories?”: devolution wrangling makes life difficult for Labour – and helps the SNP
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 January 16:15

Could Smith Commission negotiations help Scottish nationalists by keeping a right-wing government in Westminster?

Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has died
By New Statesman - 22 January 15:00

The Tory politician well-known as Margaret Thatcher's Home Secretary has passed away, after a long battle with cancer.

The global elite in Davos must give the world a pay rise
By Frances O'Grady - 22 January 13:26

Speaking for the 99 per cent at the World Economic Forum.

The Greens are a joke, and Labour shouldn't be frightened of saying so
By Conor Pope - 22 January 12:31

Labour's response to the Greens shows a mixture of arrogance and lack of self-confidence; it needs to fight rather than flatter them.

To hide behind falling crime rates is to fail victims of crime
By Jack Dromey - 22 January 12:13

New forms of crime are on the up.

With friends like Eric Pickles in local government, who needs enemies?
By Joe Anderson - 22 January 11:15

A broader criticism can be made of Eric Pickles for his tenure as Communities Secretary, after he overturned a major planning decision in Liverpool.

Shadow cabinet minister writes to Ukip leader demanding that he come clean on his party's health policy.
Labour's Jon Trickett challenges Farage over NHS as he takes on new anti-Ukip role
By George Eaton - 22 January 9:00

Shadow cabinet minister writes to Ukip leader demanding that he come clean on his party's health policy. 

Peer also gives £300,000 to 15 Lib Dems and £10,000 to Caroline Lucas in attempt to build a "progressive alliance".
Former Lib Dem Lord Oakeshott donates £300,000 to Labour candidates
By George Eaton - 21 January 19:46

Peer also gives £300,000 to 15 Lib Dems and £10,000 to Caroline Lucas in attempt to build a "progressive alliance". 

JobCentre Plus. Photo: Getty/Matt Cardy
“Unscrupulous staff set claimants up to fail”: MPs attack the sanction culture at Jobcentres
By Ashley Cowburn - 21 January 15:45

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, said evidence being heard in the current DWP select committee will leave ministers with no place to hide. 

In this week's magazine | Is Christianity doomed in the Middle East?
By New Statesman - 21 January 14:56

A first look at this week's magazine.

The Green Party continues to surge in popularity, as shown by three polls
By Anoosh Chakelian - 21 January 14:39

It's bad news for Labour, as three separate pollsters show a split in left-wing voting intentions.

Aided by a run of good news, the PM turned every question to his advantage.
PMQs review: An easy win for Cameron leaves Labour with reasons to be gloomy
By George Eaton - 21 January 13:21

Aided by a run of good news, the PM turned every question to his advantage. 

Labour is right to rebuild EU relations damaged by David Cameron
By Ben Fox - 21 January 13:08

How the Labour party is moving in the right direction by trying to rebuild relations with our European allies.

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