Plot foiled to unseat the Speaker – here's how John Bercow transformed parliament for the better
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 March 7:53

Tory and Lib Dem MPs lost an attempt to vote through a change to Speaker election rules that would have been used to unseat Bercow.

You're not allowed to punch people. Since when is that a left-right issue?
By Julia Hartley-Brewer - 25 March 17:11

Jeremy Clarkson wasn't fired because of the PC brigade or the leftie BBC. You're not allowed to hit people - end of story.

The SNP's stance and the Tories' missteps mean Miliband is in the strongest position to become prime minister.
An ultra-hung parliament seems likely – and it is Labour that has the upper hand
By George Eaton - 25 March 16:52

The SNP's stance and the Tories' missteps mean Miliband is in the strongest position to become prime minister. 

Shadow chancellor rules out tax rise after Miliband's refusal to do so at PMQs.
Balls closes down Tory attack with pledge not to raise National Insurance
By George Eaton - 25 March 15:38

Shadow chancellor rules out tax rise after Miliband's refusal to do so at PMQs. 

The left must speak out about the horror in Venezuela
By James Bloodworth - 25 March 15:21

Venezuela has gone from the Left's great hope to a scene of despair. We must speak out, or be discredited.

"Left" is a tainted word in our broken establishment: do we need a new way to define ourselves?
By Eliane Glaser - 25 March 15:02

Post-politics: what has killed our democracy, and can we bring it back to life?

The Labour leader was caught unawares by the PM's promise not to increase the tax.
PMQs review: Cameron's surprise pledge not to raise VAT floors Miliband
By George Eaton - 25 March 13:25

The Labour leader was caught unawares by the PM's promise not to increase the tax. 

The Green party welcomes Russell Brand's support
By Anoosh Chakelian - 25 March 13:00

Following the comedian and campaigner's complimentary remarks, the Greens open the door to an official endorsement.

Alex Salmond: "I'm not saying I would rival David Beckham, but..."
By Stephen Bush - 25 March 11:25

Alex Salmond's interview with our editor, Jason Cowley, has provoked a storm online. Here are the best bits that didn't make the final cut.

David Cameron at PMQs. Photo: -/AFP/Getty Images
The best moments of Prime Minister's Questions, 2010-2015
By New Statesman - 25 March 11:00

Whether you love or hate PMQs, it does give us a chance to see MPs in action - for better or worse. Watch our supercut of the best moments from the past five years below.

Patriotism and the Left
By Lisa Nandy - 25 March 10:52

Lisa Nandy's speech on the Left, patriotism and solidarity.

Ed Miliband's constitutional proposals are more popular than you'd think
By Daniel Kenealy and Jan Eichorn - 25 March 10:09

New research shows that Miliband's approach to constitutional reform is more popular than the right-wing press would have you believe. He must be louder about it.

Why the SNP tide won't go out any time soon: love of nation is more important than numbers
By Aidan Kerr - 25 March 8:31

A mere change at the top of the Scottish Labour party, or a fall in oil prices, won't change hearts or minds. 

The next Mayor of London must be able to control rents and raise wages
By Gareth Thomas - 25 March 8:00

Labour's national agenda sets a promising direction - but London's next Mayor must seek the powers to to go further.

We have to offer the working poor something better than mere survival
By Joe Anderson - 24 March 17:51

Our energies are focussed on getting people back into work. But we need a better offer for people working on low incomes better than subsistence.
 

Alex Salmond: "We'd be voting against" any Tory government. Photo: Getty.
Exclusive: Alex Salmond says SNP would vote down the Tories in a Queen’s Speech
By Harry Lambert - 24 March 16:31

Alex Salmond, former First Minister of Scotland, tells the New Statesman that the SNP will not let David Cameron return to power.

After David Cameron got heckled, what did Liz Kendall say to Age UK?
By Liz Kendall - 24 March 15:51

Liz Kendall's speech to Age UK - full text
 

Sketch: The Alex Salmond procession comes to London
By Harry Lambert - 24 March 14:16

An adoring crowd hung on the former First Minister’s words at a book signing last night.

People looking for work need support, not sanctions
By James Bolton - 24 March 11:29

The DWP's sanctions regime puts the most vulnerable at risk. The next government - of whatever hue - must do better.

Harriet Harman hits out at the left's "politically correct" anti-feminist arguments
By Stephen Bush - 24 March 11:08

Harriet Harman on the pink bus, Labour's diversity problem, and whether or not feminism is too middle-class nowadays.

Cameron's loose lips won't cost the Tories the election - but his silence just might
By Stephen Bush - 24 March 10:06

David Cameron is under fire for revealing he won't stand for a third term. But it isn't even his biggest mistake this month.

Who is that in David Cameron's kitchen?
By Media Mole - 24 March 8:00

Forget the Tory leadership race. There's a ghost in the Cameron kitchen!

Work and Pensions committee calls for independent investigation into benefit sanctions
By Ashley Cowburn - 24 March 7:30

The select committee has called on the DWP to make hardship payments available from the first day of a sanction - instead of the 15 days claimants are forced to wait.

Labour will not raise VAT - Balls makes election pledge
By George Eaton - 23 March 22:00

Shadow chancellor opens new dividing line with the Tories by vowing to avoid raising "the tax that hits everyone". 

The Prime Minister has turned himself into a lame duck and all but invited Tory MPs to oust him.
Cameron's pledge not to serve a third term as PM is one of his biggest errors
By George Eaton - 23 March 18:42

The Prime Minister has taken voters for granted and invited Tory MPs to oust him. 

Jeremy Paxman loves David Cameron - but Team Miliband aren't worried
By Stephen Bush - 23 March 18:27

Jeremy Paxman's latest comments about the state of British politics will chill Labour partisans - but Team Miliband aren't worried.

5 things we learned from the Chancellors' debate
By Stephen Bush - 23 March 16:51

Labour are still haunted by the past, the Conservatives have no plan for housing in the forseeable future, and the first leaders' debates looks likely to be a snoozefest.

The Tories want to give away houses to make sure we have enough houses
By Jonn Elledge - 23 March 15:52

Black is white. War is peace. Madness is sanity.

Tories unveil a poster of Ed Miliband dancing to Alex Salmond "calling the tune"
By Anoosh Chakelian - 23 March 14:41

The Conservatives are releasing a poster warning against SNP influence over Labour.

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