Business minister will replace Alistair Carmichael as Scottish Secretary following the independence referendum.
Lib Dems delay Jo Swinson's promotion to the cabinet
By George Eaton - 12 July 10:33

Business minister will replace Alistair Carmichael as Scottish Secretary following the independence referendum. 

The party says the watchdog should track the government's record after progress goes into reverse.
Labour calls for OBR to monitor child poverty rates
By George Eaton - 11 July 21:00

The party says the watchdog should track the government's record after progress goes into reverse. 

The pair are divided over where future welfare cuts should be made and Universal Credit.
How Duncan Smith's departure would help Osborne
By George Eaton - 11 July 16:50

The pair are divided over where future welfare cuts should be made.

The departure of Ken Clarke and George Young from the cabinet will mark the end of a long political tradition.
Cameron's reshuffle will cull the last of the One Nation Tories
By George Eaton - 11 July 12:35

The departure of Ken Clarke and George Young from the cabinet will mark the end of a long political tradition. 

The departure of Ken Clarke and George Young from the cabinet will mark the end of a long political tradition.
Cameron's reshuffle will cull the last of the One Nation Tories
By George Eaton - 11 July 12:35

The departure of Ken Clarke and George Young from the cabinet will mark the end of a long political tradition. 

Nick Clegg. Photo: Getty
The Lib Dems have a future, but Clegg’s neo-liberals are finished
By Kevin Meagher - 11 July 12:08

In rediscovering the value of wielding influence rather than power, the Lib Dems should reconnect with their social democratic heritage.

Health Secretary agrees to look at Labour MP's plan to raise National Insurance to fund higher spending.
Jeremy Hunt to meet Frank Field to discuss NHS funding crisis
By George Eaton - 10 July 18:22

Health Secretary agrees to look at Labour MP's plan to raise National Insurance to fund higher spending. 

Female MPs photographed outside Parliament in May to campaign for the return of the Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria.
Female MPs in the press: slated or ignored
By Lucy Fisher - 10 July 15:36

A new study hints at sexism in the press.

No hope: youth unemployment is at crisis levels. Photo: Getty
Owen Jones on The Condition of Britain: where is the left’s transformative programme?
By Owen Jones - 10 July 15:36

The authors of IPPR’s The Condition of Britain offer a coherent plan and one that will be influential if the Labour Party triumphs in May.

Salmond and the Sun. Montage: Dan Murrell/NS
Commons Confidential: The Sun sets on Salmond
By Kevin Maguire - 10 July 15:31

Plus: Why is Keith Vaz all starry-eyed?

Ed Miliband speaks to the Scottish Labour Conference in Perth in March 2014. Photo: Getty
In Scotland, Labour flounders as the centre right rises
By Adam Tomkins - 10 July 15:08

In a damaging move for its future prospects in Scotland, Labour has vacated the main battleground from which it should have been able to rebuild support: devolution.

Business minister, who recently returned from maternity leave, would replace Ed Davey.
Exclusive: Jo Swinson tipped to enter cabinet in Lib Dem reshuffle
By George Eaton - 10 July 13:01

Business minister, who recently returned from maternity leave, would replace Ed Davey. 

The white cliffs of Dover and the South Foreland lighthouse. Photo: Getty
Jon Cruddas: Only Labour can speak for England’s roots in a single voice
By Jon Cruddas - 10 July 12:18

The shift towards English identity is a long-term phenomenon that is probably irreversible.

Rolf Harris was convicted of 12 counts of assault. Photo: Getty
The fall of Rolf Harris, strange police names and the delights of unfashionable Essex
By Peter Wilby - 10 July 11:13

Will Daily Mail columnists now end their campaign of denigration against Operation Yewtree?

To achieve economic credibility, Miliband needs to speak the language of priorities.
Labour leads on health, but it has to be clear that money for the NHS will lead to cuts elsewhere
By George Eaton - 10 July 0:06

To achieve economic credibility, Miliband needs to speak the language of priorities. 

Despite the media assault on Miliband, the party is seven points ahead.
Why Labour is cheered by its continuing poll lead
By George Eaton - 09 July 17:18

Despite the media assault on Miliband and the strengthening economic recovery, the party is seven points ahead. 

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith was forced to explain Treasury approval for Universal Credit today.
Treasury backing for Universal Credit scrutinised
By Lucy Fisher - 09 July 15:40

Iain Duncan Smith said that the business case for universal credit has been approved by the Treasury, but only up to 2015.

The PM's blast at Miliband over tomorrow's strike secured him victory.
PMQs review: Cameron scrapes a dirty win
By George Eaton - 09 July 13:25

The PM's blast at Miliband over tomorrow's strike secured him victory. 

Ministers' claims contradicted as civil service head says "we shouldn't beat about the bush: it hasn't been signed off".
Universal Credit business case still not approved by the Treasury
By George Eaton - 07 July 19:50

Ministers' claims contradicted as civil service head says "we shouldn't beat about the bush: it hasn't been signed off".

What is united about our kingdom? Is it the economy, governance or identity?
What is United about our Kingdom?
By Lucy Fisher - 07 July 16:30

A professor, a pollster and a journalist hashed out the question at Chatham House last week.

His claim that Labour has moved too far to the left is based on a misreading of public opinion.
The centre ground isn't where Peter Mandelson thinks it is
By George Eaton - 07 July 12:02

The claim that Labour has moved too far to the left is based on a misreading of public opinion. 

The Labour leader has asked radical questions but some have been disappointed with the answers.
On rail policy and more, Labour is leaving space to its left
By George Eaton - 04 July 14:22

Miliband has asked radical questions but the answers have been too cautious for some.

Conservative MP for The Wrekin Mark Pritchard.
Can Cameron bring back powers from EU? "I'm cautiously pessimistic", says Mark Pritchard MP
By Lucy Fisher - 04 July 12:55

The senior Conservative MP and Eurosceptic Mark Pritchard discusses the EU, secret societies, adoption and animal welfare.

"The Tories just don't understand that there is a difference between public services and businesses."
Sadiq Khan's speech on the future of public services: full text
By Sadiq Khan - 04 July 12:07

"The Tories just don't understand that there is a difference between public services and businesses."

A toxic reputation: Margot Asquith’s Great War Diary
By Simon Heffer - 04 July 10:00

One has the impression that the war was a prolonged drama for which she was a critic sitting in the audience. She certainly doesn’t seem to understand what part she was expected to play in it.

Large companies are increasingly troubled by the threat of EU withdrawal under the Tories.
Labour's opposition to an EU referendum is its trump card with business
By George Eaton - 03 July 16:36

Large companies are increasingly troubled by the threat of EU withdrawal under the Tories.
 

If the likes of Philip Green's family desire the rights that come with UK citizenship, they should be required to make fair tax contributions. Photo: Getty
Leader: Labour should make itself the party of tax cuts and bold tax reform
By New Statesman - 03 July 16:22

If the party was radical rather than obsessed with process and presentation, it would be setting out proposals to overhaul our tax system.

Spy on the wall: a painting of GCHQ displayed in the Mount Street Gallery, London in 2011. Photo: Getty
Laurie Penny: Oh look! There's a new bogeyman on the scene to justify online spying
By Laurie Penny - 03 July 10:00

Liam Fox insists that the “public will accept” increased surveillance because of the threat of terrorism. One suspects that if we don’t accept it, we’ll be made to.

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