“It was like Anne Frank blowing a kiss to Hitler,” said Paul O’Grady.
There is no satisfactory answer to that question.
Politicians should listen to the public mood but not be constrained by it. It should not be irreconcilable to address immigration’s problems while making a positive case for it.
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.
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.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
James Meek’s superb new book exposes the perversities, hypocrisies and failures of privatisation.
The Labour leader needs to restore the faith of those he believed he offered a new political model.
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.
“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.
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.
Offering sky-high “affordable” rents instead of building more social housing is absurd. For the younger generations locked out of buying, the consequences are catastrophic.
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.