How exactly is England hurt by Scottish independence? Photo: Getty
Wise up England, you’d be better off without Scotland
By Bryan Glass - 01 July 11:14

There are several powerful reasons why the English should accept or even be enthusiastic about the Scots going it alone when they vote at the end of the summer.

The Labour leader routed the PM in the Commons as he derided "a masterclass in how to alienate your allies".
Miliband makes hay of Cameron's "utter humiliation" over Europe
By George Eaton - 30 June 17:17

The Labour leader routed the PM in the Commons as he derided "a masterclass in how to alienate your allies".

Are more women to join the green benches of the House of Commons after next year's general election?
Two thirds of parliamentary candidates in party-held seats are women
By Lucy Fisher - 30 June 15:28

Given that only 23 per cent of MPs are women at present, the high number of female parliamentary candidates selected for party-incumbent seats is a small, but important triumph.

David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions last Wednesday.
Mumsnet petitions to overhaul PMQs
By Lucy Fisher - 30 June 12:42

More than 46,000 signatures and counting.

Chancellor George Osborne
Merging income tax and NIC: the Chancellor's calculations
By Lucy Fisher - 30 June 11:07

The proposed plan could increase pressure for tax cuts and undermine the contributory principle.

Shadow chancellor commits Labour to retaining "the most competitive corporation tax rate in the G7".
Balls seeks to reassure business by pledging to maintain low rate of corporation tax
By George Eaton - 29 June 23:00

Shadow chancellor commits Labour to retaining "the most competitive corporation tax rate in the G7".

The Labour leader will now need to go even further to meet demands for a "radical offer".
Cruddas's attack has raised the bar for Miliband
By George Eaton - 29 June 12:13

The Labour leader will now need to go even further to meet demands for a "radical offer".

The 12 policies the party needs for a popular and a radical manifesto.
Labour's timid approach isn't working - it needs to think bigger
By Andrew Harrop - 28 June 12:06

The 12 policies the party needs for a popular and a radical manifesto.

Prime Muncher’s food ban following Great Hot Dog Meltdown
By Kevin Maguire - 28 June 10:00

Plus will Tony Benn’s son reclaim the family viscountcy and enter the House of Lords?

Britain looks closer to the EU exit than ever - an outcome the PM never wanted.
Cameron's failure to block Juncker isn't a glorious defeat
By George Eaton - 27 June 16:58

Britain looks closer to the EU exit than ever - an outcome the PM never wanted.

The shadow London minister has several key advantages over his rivals.
Sadiq Khan tops new Labour London mayoral poll - why he's the man to beat
By George Eaton - 27 June 14:32

The shadow London minister has several key advantages over his rivals.

Burnham’s plan shows the party grappling with the kind of real world problems it would face in office.
Social care reform will be a big vote winner for Labour
By Kevin Meagher - 27 June 13:28

Burnham’s plan shows the party grappling with the kind of real world problems it would face in office. 

The party needs the Tories to move ahead of Labour to encourage Scots to back independence.
The SNP is praying for a Tory poll surge
By George Eaton - 27 June 11:24

The party needs the Tories to move ahead of Labour to encourage Scots to back independence. 

UK border control.
Race and immigration the most important issue, say voters
By Lucy Fisher - 27 June 9:21

A new poll reveals that race and immigration is now seen as a more significant challenge than the economy.

The party rejects women's minister Nicky Morgan's suggestion that "no option is off the table".
Tories "categorically" rule out all-women shortlists
By George Eaton - 26 June 17:57

The party rejects women's minister Nicky Morgan's suggestion that "no option is off the table".

It's a myth that Britain is sleepwalking towards Brexit
By Tim Wigmore - 26 June 15:47

With the young most in favour of EU membership, euroscepticism faces death by demographics.

David Cameron at No 10 with Herman van Rompuy, president of the European Council, 23 June. Photo: Getty
Leader: Britain’s growing Europe problem
By New Statesman - 26 June 15:09

The aim of the Prime Minister’s European policy was never to protect Britain’s best interests within Europe but to appease restive backbenchers.

Royally red: Straw, Blair, Kinnock, Prescott and Dromey Jr. Montage by Dan Murrell
What Labour’s Red Princes tell us about Britain
By Sophie McBain - 26 June 12:09

The UK has the lowest level of social mobility in the developed world, and the nepotism at the heart of the Labour Party reflects this.

After the Chancellor boasted that inequality had fallen, welfare cuts mean it is rising again.
Inequality is on the up again - Osborne's boast is over
By George Eaton - 26 June 11:55

After the Chancellor boasted that inequality had fallen, welfare cuts mean it is rising again. 

World Pride in London in July 2012. Photo: Getty
How to enjoy Gay Pride (if you’re straight)
By Eleanor Margolis - 26 June 11:22

Do drink slightly warm cider, dance in public and raise your voice in support of LGBT rights. Don’t dare each other to “go up to” drag queens.

Students back the UCU marking boycott. Image: Vimeo
The student fight for all university staff to be paid a living wage
By Natasha Turner - 26 June 10:00

I believe it’s important that students uphold the employment standards that we would want to see for ourselves.

Success story: Tim Farron at the Lib Dem party conference 2013. Photo: Getty
Tim Farron, the Lib Dem with a difference
By George Eaton - 26 June 10:00

Enter Farron’s office and you soon notice the signs of his success – an award for best MP on one side, a prize for most social tweeter on another. It’s a far cry from his party as a whole.

Image by Dan Murrell
Alan Johnson: “I don’t do treachery”
By Lucy Fisher - 26 June 10:00

The former Home Secretary on Ed Miliband’s geekiness, Theresa May’s disloyalty and why you should never trust a man who wears cufflinks but not a double cuff.

The Returning Officer: Abingdon I
By Stephen Brasher - 26 June 10:00

Returning Officer

Dame Angelina: Jolie delivers her speech at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, London 13 June. Photo: Getty
Naughty parents, supermarket schooling and Angelina Jolie's campaigning
By Peter Wilby - 26 June 10:00

Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.

 A woman looks at Piet Mondrian's 1927 piece Composition with Red, Blue and Grey, on display ahead of sale at Sotheby's June 18. Photo: Getty
Cheering on Italy, dressing as a Mondrian and Dave’s date at Chiltern Firehouse
By Joy Lo Dico - 26 June 10:00

The PM sat down for supper with his wife and two friends. With EU negotiations at fever pitch, Iraq crumbling and snappers outside, a politician with taste might have cried off that night.

Illustration by Sonia Roy/Colagene.com
Fishing with dynamite: the big competition myth
By Margaret Heffernan - 26 June 10:00

Is it time to relinquish fantasies of winning in exchange for the greater prize of shared progress?

Rather than rejoicing at the Labour leader's unpopularity, the Tories should ask themselves why they continue to trail in the polls.
The Tories are obsessed with Miliband’s “weakness”. They’d do better to reflect on their own
By George Eaton - 26 June 2:15

Rather than rejoicing at the Labour leader's unpopularity, the Tories should ask themselves why they continue to trail in the polls.

Labour's policy review head on Ed Miliband’s difficulties, his vision for the party and why he’s more interested in sport than politics.
Jon Cruddas: The Gramsci of Westminster
By George Eaton - 25 June 14:38

Labour's policy review head on Ed Miliband’s difficulties, his vision for the party and why he’s more interested in sport than politics.

"It’s not about Andy, or Ed, or Yvette," Labour's policy review head tells the New Statesman.
Exclusive: Jon Cruddas calls for end to Labour leadership "Top Trumps"
By George Eaton - 25 June 14:37

"It’s not about Andy, or Ed, or Yvette," Labour's policy review head tells the New Statesman.

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