Party vows to go beyond "public versus private" with changes to management, franchising and fares.
Labour's new rail plan: the full details
By George Eaton - 17 July 19:40

Party vows to end "ideological obsession" with privatisation by allowing the state to bid for franchises. 

Cameron getting his Zzzzzs. Montage: Dan Murrell/NS
Commons Confidential: Tories got no soles
By Kevin Maguire - 17 July 17:59

Plus: the PM’s early bedtime.

Helen Goodman MP.
Labour MP slammed for "sexist" Tweet about female Tory ministers
By Lucy Fisher - 17 July 16:49

Helen Goodman upbraided for declaring Tory women promoted to the government this week "puppets".

Michael Gove. Photo: Getty
Michael Gove got stuck in the toilet on his first day as Chief Whip
By Media Mole - 17 July 13:06

The Shadow Leader of the Commons, Angela Eagle, revealed the former Education Secretary’s first day disaster.

How failing schools help Ukip
By Tim Wigmore - 17 July 12:48

Schools are getting worse in Great Yarmouth, the second most likely seat for Ukip to gain their first MP next year.

Sarah Wollaston: “People are very abusive to MPs… undermining, throwing insults at you”
By Lucy Fisher - 17 July 12:44

The newly elected chair of the Health Committee and Conservative MP for Totnes talks to the New Statesman.

The Lib Dems' change of heart over the bedroom tax shows the tide is turning
By Richard Kramer - 17 July 12:25

Even if the Liberal Democrats' u-turn on the bedroom tax is a political tool, it is a step in the right direction of abolishing this toxic policy.

Cyril Smith. Photo: Getty
Child sex abuse victims are starting to feel empowered – this is bad news for the establishment
By Simon Danczuk - 17 July 11:50

The Labour MP who has been working on uncovering alleged historic child sex abuse crimes in Westminster writes about the new-found hope victims have found of having their voices heard.

Priti Patel is one of the women promoted in David Cameron's reshuffle. Photo: Getty
Leader: The Cameroon dream fades as the new right continues to rise
By New Statesman - 17 July 11:43

Less than ten months away from the general election, David Cameron’s changes are largely cosmetic.

All-seeing: new legislation could entrench and extend the ablility of the state to monitor us. Image: Herbert Bayer/Private Collection/Christie's Images/Bridgeman Images
The deep state: data surveillance is about power, not safety
By Anthony Barnett - 17 July 11:15

All three of Britain’s main parties insist that data surveillance is for our protection – but this “emergency” is about power and control.

Evidence gathering: shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper at the 2013 Labour Party conference, Brighton. Photo: Getty
Yvette Cooper: “We can’t just turn our backs on women who are becoming victims of crime”
By Lucy Fisher - 17 July 10:00

Labour’s shadow home secretary on online misogyny, workplace discrimination and tackling domestic violence. 

Cartoon by Ralph Steadman
Rupert’s red top: the rise and fall of Rebekah Brooks
By Peter Jukes - 17 July 10:00

Peter Jukes watched the former tabloid editor’s extraordinary composure in court on every day of the hacking trial. Her story tells you everything you need to know about the way power works.

David Cameron versus the human rights court: a populist hit
By Anoosh Chakelian - 17 July 8:33

The Tories are preparing to take on the European Court of Human Rights, in what could be their most significant populist hit before the next election.

The party may argue for its abolition in the future, but it isn't doing so today.
The Lib Dems are calling for the bedroom tax to be reformed, not scrapped
By George Eaton - 16 July 23:27

The party is splitting the difference again. 

The emergency action is a damning indictment of the pressures the government has created on the frontline.
The Tories can't avoid the blame for hospitals being put in special measures
By Jamie Reed - 16 July 18:17

The emergency action is a damning indictment of the pressures the government has created on the frontline.

If Gove is the most unpopular politician, why have the Tories made him minister for TV?
By George Eaton - 16 July 16:47

The man charged with wooing voters is more likely to repel them. 

This reshuffle shows David Cameron doesn't have a clue about modern Britain
By Jon Trickett - 16 July 16:17

The PM had the chance with his reshuffle to signal that he intends to make a fresh start in tackling a divided and uneasy country. But he fluffed it. 

Nicky Morgan voted against same-sex marriage partly because of her Christian faith. Photo: Getty
Why does an MP’s moral code matter more than anyone else’s?
By Frances Ryan - 16 July 15:36

Faith doesn’t justify voting for inequality or taking the rights of minorities.

It is less clear than ever what the Prime Minister would do with another five years in office.
The reshuffle prepared the Tories for battle. But what does Cameron stand for beyond a desire to win?
By George Eaton - 16 July 14:44

It is less clear than ever what the Prime Minister would do with another five years in office.

The Labour leader struggled after the PM twisted a Harriet Harman quote on middle earners and tax.
PMQs review: Cameron's tax attack throws Miliband off course
By George Eaton - 16 July 13:31

The Labour leader struggled after the PM twisted a Harriet Harman quote on middle earners and tax.

Esther McVey and Iain Duncan Smith. Photo: Getty
The new Cabinet ministers are divided on the EU and gay rights
By Harry Lambert - 16 July 13:29

Cameron's new group of ministers agree with his policies on welfare, education and health, but have mixed voting records on the EU and gay rights.

Salmond and Farage forget the modern world doesn't want to squabble over borders
By Clive Soley - 16 July 13:17

What do Scotland's First Minister and Ukip's leader have in common? They both fail to realise the modern world has better things to do than squabble over borders.

Badgers may cheer at Owen Paterson's exit, but we shouldn't disregard his achievements
By Charles Cowap - 16 July 11:53

The outgoing Environment Secretary may be an environmentalist's nightmare, but he wasn't all bad.

Earnings rose by just 0.7 per cent in the three months to May, the lowest level since records began in 2001.
Miliband's "cost-of-living" attack endures as wage growth hits record low
By George Eaton - 16 July 11:00

Earnings rose by just 0.7 per cent in the three months to May, the lowest level since records began in 2001. 

The PM will try to secure a top job for his new European Commissioner
By Anoosh Chakelian - 16 July 8:52

David Cameron, who has already kicked up a futile and unnecessary fuss over the European Commission presidency, must go to Brussels and try for a top job for his new man in Europe.

Minimum wage. Photo: Getty
We haven't yet tackled inequality; here are five ways to reduce it
By Tim Stacey - 16 July 8:11

The coalition boasts that it's reduced inequality, but actually no government policy in the last 30 years has actually come close to bringing it down to average OECD levels.

David Cameron's first Cabinet in 2010. Photo: Getty
LIVE: Who's in and who's out - the full reshuffle list
By New Statesman - 15 July 18:02

Michael Gove down, Ken Clarke out, Nicky Morgan on the up: all the latest on the Cabinet reshuffle.

Poor Michael Gove. Photo: Getty
The New Statesman Podcast: Cabinet Reshuffle Special
By New Statesman - 15 July 17:40

Everyone loves a cabinet reshuffle.