Westminster’s general indifference to what goes on in Northern Ireland is blinding it to the fact that the political process there is rapidly losing momentum.
A new report shows the early signs of claimant numbers decreasing, but serious problems nevertheless emerging with how the system operates.
The MP for Charnwood Stephen Dorell has announced that he will stand down as an MP at the general election, after accepting a role with accountancy firm KPMG as a health policy consultant.
Labour does best in places worst hit by the recession, but it has to branch out to enlarge its electoral base.
The government’s reformed benefit programme is being rolled out to parents in the northwest today, revealing its slow progress.
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt warns private schools: "The time you could expect something for nothing is over".
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As with Ukip, the Green party has the potential to cause some electoral headaches for the traditional parties.
The left must lead rather than follow.
The Labour leader's vow to end the exploitation of agency workers contrasts with Cameron's inertia.
Following Lord Razzall's revelation that he was approached by businessmen offering money for peerages, it's time to stop rewarding political donors through the honours list.
As we hit the two-year mark of the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners, it’s time to look forward and assess what needs to be done to improve democratic governance in policing.
A London entrepreneur has entered the race to succeed Boris, suggesting the Tories could try to defeat Labour with a "celebrity" candidate.
There is less scope in the years ahead for our current levels of borrowing to be eliminated by further economic growth.
This immigration debate is based on prejudice and emotion.
Why it's time to stop the light-touch approach to private rented sector regulation.
The chair of Ed Miliband's General Election Strategy on the "profound transition" he sees happening in our politics.
The Home Secretary is to announce new measures to respond to the terror threat.
A former Tory cabinet secretary is set to call for Britain to leave the EU, putting pressure on the Prime Minister who is preparing his renegotiation.
A confident stance on the economy will offer people hope to combat Farage's despair.
A stronger and fairer system is the right response to both the positives and negatives immigration can bring.
Braving the damp weather, Occupy protesters have occupied a square in front of the Supreme Court, calling for a movement for representative and participative democracy.
Too often, it feels as though the Labour leader has so assiduously studied the rules of political communication that he can’t forget them.
The way that Emily Thornberry has been treated, both before and after her departure from the shadow cabinet, shows that our political class is beyond repair.
MPs are debating repealing parts of the government's NHS reforms, but Labour needs to give a detailed analysis as well as a campaigning spirit.
While some welcomed her effective sacking as ruthless leadership, others have denounced it as panicked and disloyal.
Voters who feel betrayed by the modern world do not want tinkering at the edges of the status quo.
As Mark Reckless celebrates his victory, will there be further defections from the Conservative benches?
The party won just 0.9 per cent of the vote. But it remains confident that it can win where it is incumbent.