By George Eaton - 12 December 12:07
The Chancellor suggests a future Tory government would make large welfare cuts, including a lower benefit cap.
By George Eaton - 12 December 8:50
Having threatened to resign from the last Labour government over the project, Miliband is now merely "sceptical".
By Rafael Behr - 11 December 22:55
Miliband is running out of time to inspire people with more than just a feeling that he has noticed how expensive life has become.
By George Eaton - 11 December 16:01
The Defence Secretary is forced to admit: "I haven’t got a specific measure I can quote."
By George Eaton - 11 December 15:01
The shadow London minister tells the New Statesman: "I’ve got no interest in being involved in a beauty parade" and accuses Labour's mayoral hopefuls of "playing ego politics."
By George Eaton - 11 December 13:12
Rather than following Osborne and denying that living standards are falling, Cameron sought to hold the last Labour government responsible.
By Kate Martin - 11 December 11:13
Women make up 52 per cent of Scotland’s population, and are more likely to be undecided about independence than their male counterparts, yet the public debate about Scotland's future is mostly taking place between white middle-aged men.
By Aleks Collingwood - 11 December 10:03
With one in six of the workforce having claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance in the last two years, job insecurity is hindering attempts to reduce poverty.
By George Eaton - 11 December 8:47
42 schools have opened in areas with "no forecast need" and only 19% of secondary places are in areas of "high or severe" need.
By George Eaton - 10 December 15:44
More bad news for Duncan Smith as the National Audit Office says there are "considerable weaknesses" in the department's financial controls over the programme.
By George Eaton - 10 December 13:29
The shadow chancellor enjoyed a better day in the House as he pinned down Danny Alexander on living standards.
By Jonn Elledge - 10 December 12:26
Let's talk sensibly about this problem: here are two ways we could demystify the debate about how much we pay our elected representatives.
By Laurie Penny - 10 December 10:56
While the Home Office launches a special “fast-track” service for foreign business leaders wanting to come to the UK, asylum seekers and persecuted activists are treated with contempt.
By George Eaton - 10 December 10:35
Shadow justice secretary tells the New Statesman that MPs "should say in the most courteous and polite way, 'on this occasion we reject your advice.'"
By George Eaton - 10 December 8:50
Just as Gordon Brown was outplayed by Cameron during the expenses scandal, so the PM risks suffering the same fate now.
By George Eaton - 09 December 18:52
Work and Pensions Secretary says incapacity benefit story was "nothing to do with the department" and adds: "I've tried to get my colleagues at Central Office to check first".
By New Statesman - 09 December 15:24
"His extraordinary life calls on us all to keep on trying. For nobler ideals, higher purposes and for a bigger and not a smaller politics."
By Guy Shrubsole - 09 December 12:46
Flood risk is rising a result of climate change yet the government assumes it will remain the same and has cut back spending.
By George Eaton - 09 December 11:08
A private survey of 100 MPs by YouGov found that 69% thought they were underpaid with an average salary of £86,250 recommended.
By George Eaton - 09 December 8:58
The Work and Pensions Secretary says he "never wanted to dwell on figures" after the OBR forecasts less than 10% of his original target will be met.
By Nick Faith - 06 December 16:17
Littered throughout the speech were references to northern towns and how they will benefit from the coalition's policies.
By Richard Morris - 06 December 15:21
This recovery runs to a traditional Conservative narrative - harsh medicine applied by a single-minded Chancellor.
By George Eaton - 06 December 12:06
The appointment of the man who was Chancellor at the time of the crash would make it even easier for the Tories to warn "don't give the keys back".
By Andrew Harrop - 06 December 10:03
The Chancellor's ideological cuts are but one route to sound public finances. Alternatives, centred around investment, are available.
By George Eaton - 06 December 8:41
The first poll on the Autumn Statement shows that voters agree with Balls that Osborne is "in denial about the cost of living crisis".
By New Statesman - 05 December 23:01
Cameron says "a great light has gone out in the world", while Miliband says he "taught people across the globe the true meaning of courage, strength, hope and reconciliation."
By James Plunkett - 05 December 17:07
Inequality is a more important explanation than rising employer costs for why the wages of the typical worker have fallen behind GDP.
By George Eaton - 05 December 15:55
Minutes after the Chancellor declared that the UK was growing "faster even than America", US growth was revised up.
By New Statesman - 05 December 15:25
The UK’s regional disparities were not the creation of this government but they have been made worse by its unbalanced austerity programme.
By Rafael Behr - 05 December 14:53
Both Miliband and Balls know they need to do more if people are going to be persuaded to put them in charge of public money.