The Lib Dem leader should seek a renewed mandate from his party.
Clegg should tell the rebels to "put up or shut up"
By Richard Morris - 26 May 13:24

The Lib Dem leader should seek a renewed mandate from his party.

Clegg is unwilling to fall on his sword and the party isn't prepared to force him out.
The worst night yet for the Lib Dems - but Clegg will survive
By George Eaton - 26 May 9:51

Clegg is unwilling to fall on his sword and the party isn't prepared to force him out.
 

The party finished just one per cent ahead of the Tories.
Labour's poor Euro election result will intensify shadow cabinet row
By George Eaton - 26 May 3:34

The party finished just one per cent ahead of the Tories.
 

Labour privately concedes defeat.
Ukip has won the European elections
By George Eaton - 25 May 22:38

Labour narrowly beats Tories.

Survey of 26,000 voters suggests Tories would lose 83 MPs with swing of 6.5 per cent to Labour.
Lord Ashcroft marginals poll shows Labour would win "comfortable majority"
By George Eaton - 24 May 14:49

Survey of 26,000 voters suggests Tories would lose 83 MPs with swing of 6.5 per cent to Labour.
 

Out of his depth? Nigel Farage during flooding on the Somerset levels in February. Photo: Getty
How do you solve a problem like Nigel?
By Rafael Behr - 24 May 11:00

Whether or not Ukip gets its “political earthquake” in the European polls, it has changed the terrain of the next general election.

Ed Miliband
Labour's little wins are not adding up to victory
By Rafael Behr - 23 May 22:56

There are heaps of voters who blame the governing parties for their problems. Not enough of them are looking to Ed Miliband for solutions.

A year after almost winning the Eastleigh by-election, Ukip didn't gain any council seats there.
Why Nigel Farage won’t run in Eastleigh
By Tim Wigmore - 23 May 19:18

A year after almost winning the Eastleigh by-election, Ukip didn't gain any council seats there.

Sources say senior figures such as Harriet Harman, Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper were not given the chance to make high-profile interventions.
Exclusive: Senior shadow cabinet members felt "shut out" from Labour election campaign
By George Eaton - 23 May 17:35

Sources say senior figures such as Harriet Harman, Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper were not given the chance to make high-profile interventions.

The party is on course for its best result in London since 1998 and has won in some key general election targets.
Labour gains in target seats offer party cause for hope
By George Eaton - 23 May 13:53

The party is on course for its best result in London since 1998 and has won in some key general election targets.

All hail the Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP. Montage: Dan Murrell/NS
Commons Confidential: Lunching with a Latin lover
By Kevin Maguire - 23 May 13:01

Plus: why has Red Ed turned a lighter shade of pink?

The party held onto Eastleigh and Sutton but lost Cambridge and Kingston.
Lib Dems endure mixed results in parliamentary seats
By George Eaton - 23 May 9:00

The party held onto Eastleigh and Sutton but lost Cambridge and Kingston.

The party has gained 82 seats in the local elections, but Labour is making dramatic progress in London.
Ukip surge shakes the three main parties
By George Eaton - 23 May 6:34

The party has gained 82 seats in the local elections, but Labour is making dramatic progress in London.

Vince Cable says the Lib Dem leader took a "gamble" by campaigning on Europe, while Lynne Featherstone says her party has lost its "humanity".
Senior Lib Dems turn on Clegg
By George Eaton - 23 May 0:27

Vince Cable says the Lib Dem leader took a "gamble" by campaigning on Europe, while Lynne Featherstone says her party has lost its "humanity".

The party should be straight with voters about how different types of migration have different impacts on Britain.
Labour can't promise to cut immigration, but it can promise a fairer deal
By Tim Finch - 22 May 22:40

The party should be straight with voters about how different types of migration have different impacts on Britain.

Cameron fears the collapse of the coalition. Labour fears a more popular centre-left leader.
Why both the Tories and Labour need Clegg to survive
By George Eaton - 22 May 15:47

Cameron fears the collapse of the coalition. Labour fears a more popular centre-left leader. 

No to Nigel: anti Ukip protestors demonstrating in Edinburgh, 9 May. Photo: Getty
Seeing the UK from a Scottish perspective has made me feel British for the first time
By Ed Smith - 22 May 15:32

Something changed in me during my trip to Edinburgh. It is hard to articulate the subtle, often contradictory emotions that constitute a sense of national identity.

Tim Wigmore visits Stoke-on-Trent to investigate the reasons for the BNP's decline - and wonders whether Ukip stand to benefit.
Nick Griffin resigns: Why has the BNP collapsed?
By Tim Wigmore - 22 May 14:51

Tim Wigmore visits Stoke-on-Trent to investigate the reasons for the BNP's decline - and wonders whether Ukip stand to benefit.

Targets are missed on two fronts, with net migration up by 212,000 and the deficit up by £1.9bn.
Bad news for the Tories as net migration and the deficit rise
By George Eaton - 22 May 12:27

Targets are missed on two fronts, with net migration up by 212,000 and borrowing up by £1.9bn. 

Nigel Farage addresses the media in central London on 3 May, 2013. Photo: Getty
Ukip trades in the language of fear and division. The left must not humour its anti-politics crusade
By Robert Webb - 22 May 10:06

One day Nigel Farage will occupy the same position in our cultural memory as Chris Eubank. But until then, the left must stand up to Ukip.

The party needs large gains to demonstrate that it can win the general election and to compensate for possible defeat to Ukip in the Europeans.
Why a strong result in the local elections is so important for Labour
By George Eaton - 22 May 8:41

The party needs large gains to demonstrate that it can win the general election and to compensate for possible defeat to Ukip in the Europeans. 

Labour's preoccupation with policy too often resembles a displacement activity to avoid the thornier issues of leadership and economic competence.
Ed Miliband has a fistful of policies. Now he needs to work on his personal brand
By George Eaton - 21 May 23:36

Labour's preoccupation with policy too often resembles a displacement activity to avoid the thornier issues of leadership and economic competence.

The party's pledge to build 300,000 homes a year is barely known.
Why are the Lib Dems so quiet about their housebuilding target?
By George Eaton - 21 May 15:28

The party's pledge to build 300,000 homes a year is barely known. 

It's not anti-immigrant populism Scots are immune to, it's English nationalism.
Why can't Ukip crack Scotland?
By James Maxwell - 21 May 12:58

It's not anti-immigrant populism Scots are immune to, it's English nationalism.

The Labour leader won't U-turn if Ukip win the European elections.
Farage needs Miliband to promise an EU referendum - but he won't
By George Eaton - 21 May 9:21

The Labour leader won't U-turn if Ukip win the European elections. 

The Chancellor's denouncement of those who want to "pull up the drawbridge and shut Britain off from the world" applies to a significant number in his own party.
Osborne's speech is also an attack on Tory EU withdrawalists
By George Eaton - 21 May 8:19

The Chancellor's denouncement of those who want to "pull up the drawbridge and shut Britain off from the world" applies to a significant number in his own party.

A new poll shows the party trails in 25 must-win Conservative seats.
Labour two points behind in Tory-held marginals
By George Eaton - 20 May 22:30

A new poll shows the party trails in 25 must-win Conservative seats. 

Labour leader will travel across five regions to promote ten "cost-of-living" pledges.
Miliband to make 10 visits on final day of campaigning
By George Eaton - 20 May 22:00

Labour leader will travel across five regions to promote ten "cost-of-living" pledges.

The SWP's broad embrace of popular, left-wing causes masks a puritanically Marxist socialist agenda. Photo: Julian Makey/Rex Features
Comrades at war: the decline and fall of the Socialist Workers Party
By Edward Platt - 20 May 9:12

How a rape accusation has destroyed the Socialist Workers Party – whose members have included Christopher Hitchens and Paul Foot – and provoked a crisis on the far left.

There are some sectors that could easily afford to pay workers more.
Labour's minimum wage plan will ensure all benefit from growth
By Rachel Reeves - 19 May 19:42

There are some sectors that could easily afford to pay workers more. 

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