Inadequate wages and extortionate rents are pushing up the housing benefit bill.
After a year in the firing line of a new abolitionist movement, the Home Office is going global with its anti-slavery legislation.
The Prime Minister is wrong, morally and politically, to seek an even tougher policy on immigration in an attempt to respond to the Ukip threat.
Labour are only convincingly ahead in four of the ten seats in today's Ashcroft polls, but they need to win all for a majority in May 2015.
By resisting a progressive measure backed by most Londoners, they have given Sadiq Khan the chance to position himself as the radical candidate.
The Lyons review is too timid about the principle of putting first-time buyers at the front of the queue.
Obesity is not a future theoretical threat, it is a present catastrophe.
The shadow Dfid secretary Jim Murphy on Labour's three Rs for fighting world hunger.
The furore surrounding the Greens' exclusion from the TV debates could be working in the party's favour.
The ethnic minority population will double to 30 per cent by 2050.
A first look at this week’s magazine.
Taunton Deane is the twelfth of around twenty seats the Tories hope to win from the Lib Dems.
“I have come to the conclusion that in national politics my race is run.”
The PM was forced to condemn his welfare minister for saying that disabled people may not be worth the "full wage".
The welfare minister's remarks about people not being "worth" the minimum wage is a small example of this government's persistently appalling attitude towards the disabled.
Ed Miliband’s party could start election night with nearly 260 seats, before it even starts winning those it lost in 2010.
Why politics in general would benefit from riding the new wave of feminism.
Two-thirds of our political parties in Westminster could be led by women in the near future.
The Tory MP and former cabinet secretary Owen Paterson voices his highly sceptical views on climate change and energy.
The former PM’s promises could cause trouble for Labour.
Shadow justice secretary tasked with preventing loss of voters to left-wing rival.
Sense and instability: Andrew Adonis on a new report scrutinising the policies of successive administrations on skills and employment.
The Conservative MP and former Dfid minister launches one of the most outspoken attacks on Israel from a senior British politician.
David Cameron has written a letter to Rochester and Strood constituents, who will be voting in a by-election on 20 November.
Tax reform is central to the clear, credible and persuasive economic story the Labour party needs for winning the general election.
MPs have voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state alongside Israel in a symbolic vote.
The Labour leader tells a private meeting of his parliamentary party that he won't allow it to fall into "the bad habits of the past".
At present, politics is too small, too piecemeal and too insular to create real change for Britain.
The former environment secretary will tell climate change sceptics this week that his party should adopt Ukip policies.
The Greens are a legitimate political party, with real MPs and thousands of voters. If Ukip deserve to be on the platform, so do they.