I am Captain Ahab, and Dan is my great white whale, enraging and mocking me in equal measure through his continued political survival.
Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major will all play a role in the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union - as will the Green MP, Caroline Lucas.
Left and right alike, our brains are hard-wired to believe politics is easy.
To mark the International Day of the Girl, Justine Greening writes on how female genital mutilation can ended for good.
As long as the political taboo on raising taxes endures, the service will be in financial peril.
Far from helping first-time buyers, the government is robbing Peter to pay Paul
The government's new nuclear power station is a white elephant that we simply don't need.
The Midlands is where elections are decided - and where Jeremy Corbyn can win.
New research shows that those who do the best apprenticeships will earn higher salaries than graduates, but government targets undermine the quality of such schemes.
Far from being a lifestyle choice, welfare is all too often a struggle for survival.
David Cameron's words on equal opportunities are to be welcomed - now for some action, says Sunder Katwala.
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