And the President of the European Council has the upper hand.
Increasing the amount of money ringfenced for genuine investment, rather than further cuts to corporation tax, is a better idea, argues Jolyon Maugham.
Labour's only living election winner has cautioned the party against a lurch to the left.
A YouGov poll for the Times confirms figures seen by the New Statesman - the veteran left-winger is far ahead in overall votes, and would win a run-off with Andy Burnham.
Politics, marriage, and identity.
Harriet Harman has suffered a blow over the Welfare Bill - but she didn't have a lot of other options.
The Mayor of London is missing a meeting of the world's mayors at the Vatican to discuss climate change with the Pope. Why?
Behind the Prime Minister's self-serving speech about fighting extremist views is an illiberal attack on our freedoms.
The last election showed that London is not a Conservative city - and is there for the taking, argues the Greens' Sian Berry.
The psychological evidence is that sharing the facts doesn't change people's minds.
I've long opposed the single currency for Britain. But a middle way has to be found between leaving the European Union and being trapped by the single currency, and not just for the UK, argues Molly Scott Cato.
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