I am Captain Ahab, and Dan is my great white whale, enraging and mocking me in equal measure through his continued political survival.
The cliché is that George Osborne is a very “political” Chancellor. So here are the politics shaping his Spending Review to look out for.
The expected funding shortfall facing adult social care in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.
PM says parliament will take decision on renewal "at the appropriate moment".
The Labour leader has adopted more radical versions of stances taken under his predecessor.
Challenging permanent austerity must be a feminist cause; the results of not doing so are already playing out in the lives of the poorest women.
The morale of our armed forces has plummeted on David Cameron's watch.
The body's unanimous support for military action strengthens David Cameron's position.
The leader's stance is coming under increasing challenge.
Britain’s ties with the countries of the Commonwealth are stronger if we remain in the European Union.
Technology is changing the labour market faster than ever before. John McDonnell argues that it's the state's responsibility to make sure the outcome is fair for everyone.
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