Let's rule one thing out: a "grand coalition" between Labour and the Tories
By Ashley Cowburn - 02 March 17:13

Gisela Stuart, Labour's MP for Birmingham Edgbaston has said that the party should not dismiss the possibility of doing a deal with the Tories, in the form of a "grand coalition".

For all our politicians fail to grasp it, a progressive alliance can still be built
By Neal Lawson - 02 March 14:21

Supporters of the three anti-Conservative parties must put aside the disagreements of the last five years - and vote tactically

Broadcasters reject the Greens' request for Natalie Bennett only to appear in one TV debate
By Anoosh Chakelian - 02 March 12:11

The Green party's plea for its leader and its MP to appear in one debate each has been declined by the broadcasters.

As the activists' darling launches his re-election campaign in the Lake District, he struggles to deflect questions about his next move.
Tim Farron profile: The Lib Dems' leader-in-waiting
By George Eaton - 02 March 11:30

As the activists' darling launches his re-election campaign in the Lake District, he struggles to deflect questions about his next move. 

The market, not just the state, needs to up its game to tackle child poverty
By Kate Green - 02 March 8:28

Without money to spend, the next Labour government will need other levers other than big spending to tackle poverty

Operation Black Vote: on the road with the bus that could decide the election
By Anoosh Chakelian - 02 March 8:07

We climbed on board the Operation Black Vote bus last week, as it launched its campaign to register black and minority ethnic voters ahead of the election.

The war at home: how Russia is winning the battle for hearts and minds
By Andrew Foxall - 01 March 12:58

Recent attention on the Kremlin has focussed on its revanchism abroad and its treatment of opposition at home. But its soft-power advance into Britain has gone almost unnoticed

Why are Pegida marching in Newcastle?
By Sam Thompson - 28 February 9:38

The far-right movement Pegida is having their first rally outside their native Germany in Newcastle today. Only a radical politics can turn the tide

Tuition fees turn students into customers - that's bad news for learning
By Stephanie Boland - 27 February 18:12

Tuition fees reflect the cultural drift towards the acquisition of money as the most important thing in life.

Labour mustn't let the promise of the mayoral primary die
By David Lammy - 27 February 17:27

Labour seems almost ashamed of its attempts to open up politics in London

Labour's tuition fee policy: not awful, but still pretty bad
By Emran Mian - 27 February 15:43

Labour's tuition fee policy isn't as bad as I feared. It's still pretty dire.

Labour's path to a stronger society - Dan Jarvis speech
By Dan Jarvis - 27 February 15:30

Dan Jarvis addresses Unison

Real devolution has to come from public consent, not Whitehall diktat
By Lisa Nandy - 27 February 14:56

Devolution has to be about more than transferring power from one unaccountable structure in London to another in Manchester, Lisa Nandy argues

The favourite to be the party's next leader says they "won’t have a choice" if Miliband finishes ahead in a hung parliament.
Exclusive: Tim Farron: Lib Dems will have to back Labour if they win more seats than the Tories
By George Eaton - 27 February 13:50

The favourite to be the party's next leader says they "won’t have a choice" if Miliband finishes ahead in a hung parliament. 

Five election forecasts concur: Labour & Tories to fall at least 40 seats short of a majority
By May2015 - 27 February 12:52

Three new forecasts published today reiterate how similar predictions are for this election – and that a hung parliament appears to be an inevitability.

Lowering tuition fees is a step in the right direction - ignore the vice-chancellors
By Ashley Cowburn - 27 February 12:41

If the £9,000 fees deterred even one bright student from attending a university and fulfilling their potential, then this coalition's hike in fees has been a travesty. 

Labour will cut fees from £9k to £6k, the party pledges
By Stephen Bush - 27 February 12:28

Ed Miliband and Ed Balls attack the coalition's fees model for betraying young people and piling billions onto the national debt, and pledge to reduce the headline fee by £3,000

The story of tuition fees: from keepy-uppy to political football
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 February 8:10

Labour is proposing a cut in tuition fees, but it was the party that made students pay in the first place.

I've had four years of using the Job Centre - and four years of incompetence
By Gary Boyd - 26 February 17:35

Using the Job Centre has exposed me to institutionalised bullying, poorly-chosen medical experts, and incompetence, says Gary Boyd. So I've decided to do something about it

The Alan Turing petition: No 10 hides behind "practical and legal complexities" of pardoning 49,000 gay men
By Ashley Cowburn - 26 February 14:49

The codebreaker, Alan Turing, received a posthumous royal pardon in December 2013. But now his relatives are campaigning for the pardon to be extended to all gay men convicted under gross indecency laws.

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Iain Dale: the NHS is letting England down – and letting patients die
By Iain Dale - 26 February 14:15

Hundreds of man hours lost to the economy, and a severe failure when it comes to cancer patients. It's time for NHS reform.

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The credulity of Straw and Rifkind, Syriza’s losing hand and Labour’s muddle over fees
By Peter Wilby - 26 February 12:38

Plus, why Wolf Hall should have character stats flash up - so you can remember who destroyed the most monastaries.

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The meritocracy myth – what ever happened to the old dream of a classless society?
By David Lipsey - 26 February 11:59

The evidence is clear: more equal societites are happier than unequal ones. Other countries achieve it - Britain must do better.

Devo Manc? It's the best thing since sliced bread
By Luke Raikes - 26 February 11:46

New plans for devolution to Manchester are fantastic news, argues Luke Raikes

 The Conservatives' failure to meet their pledge to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands" is one of the best things to have happened to the economy.
What the Tories can't say about today's immigration figures: political failure is economic success
By George Eaton - 26 February 11:20

 The Conservatives' failure to meet their pledge to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands" is one of the best things to have happened to the economy. 

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Union blues: Was the referendum a transformative moment for Scottish politics?
By Jamie Maxwell - 26 February 11:06

Books by Alan Cochrane, David Torrance, Peter Geoghegan and Iain Macwhirter on the Scottish referendum prompt reflection on what happens next.

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Old dogs need new tricks: The bark and pomp of PMQs
By Edward Pearce - 26 February 11:01

Politicians can't resist the pre-occupation of politics.

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Simon Heffer: Could the general election lead to constitutional crisis?
By Simon Heffer - 26 February 10:34

Another hung parliament and the ill-conceived Fixed Term Parliaments Act could compromise the country's constitution.

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Will we ever see a Thatcher of the left? Peter Hain and Will Hutton on Labour’s potential for reform
By George Eaton - 26 February 10:29

In new books, both Hain and Hutton recognise Labour as the only vehicle for reform – but what kind will emerge remains to be seen.

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Peter Oborne on Lahore, Bill Deedes – and the days when the Telegraph had editors
By Peter Oborne - 26 February 10:12

I've been called "brave" and even "heroic" for my resignation at the Daily Telegraph. But British journalism doesn't ask us to be heroes - we just have to behave honourably.

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