The leader of the New Zealand Labour Party on the shared challenges for social democrats.
The Deputy PM describes his probable successor as "an incredibly gifted politician".
It is not enough for Labour to assent to sound principles if it is not prepared to fight for them with conviction.
Iain Duncan Smith's universal credit is bad news for tenants and landlords alike – and I should know.
Climate sceptics are turning to increasingly tricky ruses to hide their motives.
Labour have unveiled their first poster of the general election campaign.
Politicians have feet of clay, too, and policies don't always work like they should. We need a political culture that allows experimentation - and the humility to accept when we get things wrong, too.
Inequality within the United Kingdom is growing - not just between people, but its constituent parts. The next government will have to do more to turn the tide.
We've been trained to see education as a way of getting ahead economically. It has to be about more than that.
He has certain skills.
Ed Balls's less stringent plans mean a dramatic gap with the Tories.
Only with reform can the public sector survive the cuts that are to come.
The Chancellor has vowed to cut £12bn from welfare - but he's announced just £3bn of savings.
Danny Alexander staged an alternative budget in the House of Commons. It quickly turned into a farce.
Help to Buy ISAs are eye-catching - but useless.
George Osborne announced his final Budget of this parliament. What was in it?
Britain's housing market is in chaos. Here's how to fix it.
This was a "see no poverty, hear no poverty" budget from a government in denial.
Strange scenes at the last International Development questions of the parliament.
Shadow chancellor says the Conservatives have blundered by admitting day-to-day spending will be reduced to its lowest level for more than 50 years.
In an attempt to woo the public with his stand-up comedy – and despite the precarious national finances – George Osborne just wasted a lot on poor jokes.
A Budget 2015 special.
The renaissance of St Patrick's Day offers reminders of the difficulties that the Irish have faced, and a lesson.
A first look at the issue.
When is an orchestra not an orchestra? The way this policy defines it, northern brass bands and Scottish bagpipe groups will be excluded from the tax relief.
The Chancellor neutralised some of Labour's strongest attack lines - but there was no knock-out blow.
The Labour leader has responded to the Chancellor’s final Budget this parliament.
Far from giving pensioners more freedom, changes to the pension scheme risk leaving the elderly with nothing.