If they win the next general election, the Tories say they will replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights, and would ignore rulings from Strasbourg.
The party risks leaving itself open to a "tax bombshell" attack by Labour.
A new poll puts the nationalists in first place in voting intention.
Analysing the body politic.
Plus: the latest from the party conferences.
Lib Dem MP and former minister says "It’s essential that that choice is one that the party has".
The Lib Dem MP and former minister on the radical new direction his party needs to take to recover.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
Politicians, both here and across the pond, have written a surprising amount of poetry over the years. Here are some of the best (or worst) bits.
These protests have the capacity to alter the political trajectory not just of China, but of the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.
This second volume of Alan Johnson’s memoirs brings to life a world in which postal workers fed cats while their owners were away and fetched coal for old folk.
Are our politicians getting smaller, or is it that politics is not as big as it used to be?
The former leader of the British National Party has been expelled from the party.
In the age of austerity and Ukip, the Conservatives' advantage on leadership and the economy may not be enough to deliver them victory.
A policy rich and politically artful speech invited voters to take another look at the man they could soon evict.
The Prime Minister gave a speech to Conservative party conference packed with policy announcements.
No more blues.
Ukip spreading itself too thinly for the Labour vote could result in damaging splits in the People's Army.
Ed Miliband has set himself an ambitious target to change the shape of the economy by 2025; he can create a new dividing line with the Tories on improving living standards for millions of low-paid workers.
Some Conservatives are nervous about what their party will look like beyond coalition with the Lib Dems. Both their and voters' views jar with the PM's insistence that he doesn't want another coalition.
Power must be devolved not just to the UK’s nations but to its cities, towns and regions.
When counter-radicalisation is failing it is time to return to evidence based policy not dig deeper into political prejudices.
While Iain Duncan Smith puts on a positive front for party conference, the saga of DWP’s welfare reforms continues.
The Prime Minister attempted to assert his "modern compassionate Conservative" credentials on Newsnight last night.
The new Education Secretary should end the use of unqualified teachers and match Labour's pledge to teach English and maths till 18.
The Mayor of London gave a markedly loyal speech today, among the usual characteristic flourishes. Is defence against Ukip uniting the Tories?
Mark Reckless defecting from the Conservatives to Ukip means rumours of further converts are defining this year’s party conference.
A Conservative party conference fringe event revealed both the Tories’ and Labour’s problem with defining Englishness.
The planned £3bn cut in benefits is designed to force Labour to say which taxes it would raise or which cuts it would make.