The political imperative of controlling immigration is clashing with the economic imperative of maintaining growth.
One of the favourites to succeed Ed Miliband retracts his leadership bid.
If the next five years aren't to see child poverty increase yet further, the government must rethink its approach.
Mary Creagh has surprised the pundits by entering the leadership race.
The polling industry is at a low ebb after the disastrous result on Thursday. What can they do next?
The leadership candidates have so far focused on tone and presentation.
The government's plans are among the greatest threats to our freedoms, spreading intolerance in the name of tolerance.
The Ukip civil war continues.
The knives are out for Nigel Farage - and the biggest loser may be Ukip's great cause.
The Labour rout offers lessons for the party's future, as long as the party refocuses on the emerging "middle-middle" majority.
It's time we taught children to learn to cut through media misinformation about politics.
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