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Not all doom and gloom for Labour
By Will Straw - 19 May 14:18

Top Tory targets held and town hall gains made. A new website tries to explain what happened on elec

The unbelievably wholesome Rand Paul
By Sophie Elmhirst - 19 May 13:27

Hold on tight, here comes the Tea Party!

Dany le Rouge versus the speculators
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 19 May 12:54

Green MEP Daniel Cohn-Bendit on the Greek debt crisis.

Nick Clegg’s speech on political reform: full transcript
By Samira Shackle - 19 May 12:43

In his first major speech as Deputy Prime Minister, Clegg announces the most significant shake-up si

Blogosphere campaign to kick-start John McDonnell’s nomination
By Jon Bernstein - 19 May 11:22

“The party needs a strong left-wing voice and John is the obvious candidate.”

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 May 9:05

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

Malawi gay trial verdict is unjust and cruel
By Peter Tatchell - 18 May 18:45

Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga are found guilty of homosexuality.

Should Labour become the “anti-immigration party”? Absolutely not
By Daniel Trilling - 18 May 17:42

David Goodhart is wrong -- and so was New Labour.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 18 May 16:55

The five must-read posts from today, on Osborne and the EU, the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Miliband the

Will it be Boris Johnson v Alan Johnson in 2012?
By Jon Bernstein - 18 May 16:53

Former Labour cabinet minister “urged to run” for London mayor.

Jon Cruddas rules himself out of leadership race
By Samira Shackle - 18 May 10:03

The question now is which candidate the influential backbencher will endorse.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 May 8:58

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

David Cameron and Nick Clegg: mugs . . .
By Jon Bernstein - 17 May 18:31

. . . and steins and T-shirts.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 17 May 17:00

The five must-read posts from today, on public spending, the OBR and the best political campaign vid

Patronage has no place in today’s politics
By Samira Shackle - 17 May 13:53

The coalition government is to bestow more than 100 new Tory/Lib Dem peerages, at a cost of roughly

Osborne’s first press conference: the key points
By Samira Shackle - 17 May 11:35

Osborne announces the creation of an independent body to make financial forecasts -- but is he alrea

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 May 9:08

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 May 9:48

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Is Hillary Clinton missing someone?
By Jon Bernstein - 14 May 18:57

Hill & Will is just not the same as Hill & Dave.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 14 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Harriet Harman, Samantha Cameron and manifesto promises.

Five most likely to exit Cameron’s cabinet
By Jon Bernstein - 14 May 16:31

Too early to discuss such things?

Will Bercow still face a challenge in parliament?
By George Eaton - 14 May 15:49

He beat Farage but can he see off the Tory right?

It’s Miliband v Miliband
By George Eaton - 14 May 11:53

Ed Miliband now certain to run for the leadership.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 May 9:03

The ten must-read pieces from this morning’s papers.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 13 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on the 55 per cent rule, PMs and their Oxford degrees, and Elen

Will this poster return to haunt the Lib Dems?
By George Eaton - 13 May 13:42

Tories and Lib Dems are likely to raise VAT in first Budget, warn economists.

Where are all the women in parliament?
By Samira Shackle - 13 May 13:37

The progress of female MPs is faltering. More must be done to ensure that “Blair’s Babes” and “Camer

Sarkozy: Cameron will end up a pro-European
By George Eaton - 13 May 11:24

“He’ll start out Eurosceptic and finish up pro-European,” says French president.

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