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The War on Drugs is not working (Flickr / Jacob)
Prohibition is not working: the case for sanity in the war on drugs
By Tim Wigmore - 30 October 8:16

Over $100bn a year is spent worldwide fighting the war on drugs. For what end? 

Labour MP Jim Murphy joins the contest for the Scottish Labour leadership
By Anoosh Chakelian - 30 October 8:00

The MP and shadow international development secretary has confirmed he will stand for the leadership of the Labour party in Scotland.

Some suggest the party could change its stance in the event of another hung parliament.
Will Sinn Fein MPs take their seats after the next election?
By George Eaton - 29 October 16:53

Some suggest the party could change its stance in the event of another hung parliament. 

In this week’s New Statesman | The British jihadis fighting for Isis
By New Statesman - 29 October 13:48

A first look at this week’s magazine.

The Labour leader should not acquiesce in the framing of immigration as a negative force.
PMQs review: Miliband paints immigration as the problem - it won't help him
By George Eaton - 29 October 13:36

The Labour leader should not acquiesce in the framing of immigration as a negative force. 

Neil Findlay MSP enters the race to be Scottish Labour's leader
By Anoosh Chakelian - 29 October 12:58

A left-wing candidate is second to enter the contest to succeed Johann Lamont.

What should the Labour party's priorities be for government?
By Patrick Diamond - 29 October 12:41

Labour should be prepared to go in to coalition to prioritise strategic investment, a modern constitutional settlement and fairer austerity measures in government.

Renters are being evicted for complaining about their poor conditions
By Maya Oppenheim - 29 October 11:02

With 200,000 renters evicted for complaining about health and safety problems in the past year, the government has decided to back a Private Members' Bill that would protect tenants from revenge evictions.

Fighting fire with fire: the government's irresponsible approach to this week's strike
By Fiona Twycross - 29 October 10:10

This government wants to bear down on the rights of unions to take industrial action generally, and clearly want to limit the right of firefighters to strike.

Alan Johnson: Labour needs a "proper dialogue" in Europe to solve free movement issues
By Anoosh Chakelian - 29 October 9:10

The former minister warns his party to argue in favour of the EU "much more than we have done", and to avoid “chasing a Ukip vote”.

Brighton, where the Green Party run the council. Photo: Getty
The difference between radicalism set in reality, and the Green Party
By Steve Bassam - 28 October 16:04

A vote for Labour in 2015 will bring about a government that will help deliver a progressive economic, social and environmental agenda.

As expected, Greens fall back to 5 per cent in Ashcroft’s weekly poll
By May2015 - 28 October 13:23

Today’s poll blast: the Greens fall back below the Lib Dems, as we forecast last week.

A boat with refugees. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Why does the UK now oppose funding search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean?
By Tim Wigmore - 28 October 12:17

Political expediency trumps the needs of the most desperate.

"What I want to see is peace": When will Labour stop opposing academies?
By Harry Lambert - 27 October 15:53

Labour's unclear opposition to academies could drag high-performing chains like ARK back under local bureaucracy.

Women are worse off after four years of George Osborne's spending decisions
By Catherine McKinnell - 27 October 12:37

The gender pay gap is widening again and the Chancellor’s Budgets have hit women a staggering four times harder than men.

5 things you need to know about the next election
By May2015 - 27 October 12:09

Is this election unpredictable? Are the main parties in good shape? We expand on Biteback's election guide.

Why you should only have to work four days a week
By Anna Thomas - 27 October 9:54

How a four-day working week would improve our country's health and happiness.

Ukip fills a vacuum left by Westminster parties in Northern Ireland
By Philip Bell - 27 October 8:56

Absent-minded protagonists? The UK parties are contributing to a political crisis in Northern Ireland.

The politics behind government backing for HS3
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 October 8:40

David Cameron and George Osborne have given joint support for proposals to improve services across the Pennines.

The departure of the party's leader leaves it without an immediately obvious successor.
Johann Lamont resigns - what now for Scottish Labour?
By George Eaton - 24 October 23:14

The departure of the party's leader leaves it without an immediately obvious successor. 

Why David Cameron's political point-scoring on the Welsh NHS won't wash
By Owen Smith - 24 October 16:55

The Daily Mail and Prime Minister peddling myths about the Welsh NHS won't work in their favour.

The PM found out about the demand several days later than the department.
Cameron admits that the Treasury kept him in the dark over £1.7bn EU bill
By George Eaton - 24 October 16:27

The PM found out about the demand several days later than George Osborne. 

Rather than waiting for a presidential knight or knightess in shining armour, progressives are getting back to basics and organising from the bottom-up.
How the living wage movement is re-energising the US left
By Jake Richards - 24 October 15:15

Rather than waiting for a presidential knight or knightess in shining armour, progressives are getting back to basics and organising from the bottom-up.

Could there be two elections next year for the first time in 40 years?
By Harry Lambert - 24 October 13:27

Miliband may have to offer the SNP another referendum, or the Lib Dems work with Ukip, for any coalition to manage a majority next year.

Does this university funding system unite free-marketeers and egalitarians?
By Philip Booth - 24 October 13:23

A free-market graduate "tax" could be the solution to the university funding problem.

The Chancellor is still confronted by the awkward truth that for most people there is no recovery at all.
Falling wages are still spoiling Osborne's boasts on growth
By George Eaton - 24 October 12:47

The Chancellor is still confronted by the awkward truth that for most people there is no recovery at all. 

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls playing football against a team of journalists at the Labour Party Conference. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty
Politicians are trying to reform football – there must be a general election on the way
By Martin Cloake - 24 October 12:16

Nonetheless, if the current proposals to include fan reps on club boards go through, it will be a significant breakthrough for the sport.

Costing Cameron his credibility: the EU tells Britain to pay an extra £1.7bn to its budget
By Anoosh Chakelian - 24 October 8:44

At a time when the Prime Minister is under intense pressure over Europe, the British government is facing a heavy surcharge.

The Unite head's comments suggest the shadow health secretary could win his support in a future leadership contest.
Another boost for Burnham as McCluskey names him as most impressive shadow cabinet minister
By George Eaton - 23 October 21:12

The Unite head's comments suggest the shadow health secretary could win his support in a future leadership contest. 

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