How Miliband can still skewer Cameron at PMQs
By George Eaton - 09 April 9:18

The Labour leader can deride the PM for the naivete he showed in defending Maria Miller and seize the initiative on reform.

Conservative writes to David Cameron resigning from the cabinet.
Maria Miller resigns as culture secretary
By George Eaton - 09 April 7:31

Read her resignation letter and David Cameron's response. 

The health service must be exempt from the EU-US trade treaty.
Only Labour will stand up for the NHS in Europe
By Andy Burnham - 09 April 7:01

While the Tories, the Lib Dems and UKIP are silent, we are fighting for the health service to be protected from privatisation under the new EU-US trade treaty.

The poorest have been forced to pay council tax.
Labour and Tory councils are choosing the poll tax over the safety net
By Peter Kenway - 08 April 16:59

Many local authorities are forcing the poorest to pay council tax of more than 20 per cent. 

Ambitious Lib Dem positions himself as the "continuity candidate".
How Danny Alexander is manoeuvring to succeed Nick Clegg
By George Eaton - 08 April 15:44

The ambitious Lib Dem is positioning himself as the "continuity candidate" in a future leadership contest.

It is centralisation that is holding places back.
Miliband's New Deal for England will unleash local energy and vision
By Hilary Benn - 08 April 11:05

We cannot rely on so much of our prosperity coming from London - and it is centralisation that is holding places back.

Politically toxic plan from Lib Dem MP.
Jeremy Browne's manifesto would be electoral suicide for the Lib Dems
By George Eaton - 08 April 10:13

Policies such as cutting the top rate of tax, reducing NHS spending and introducing for-profit free schools are politically toxic. 

The Culture Secretary is surely considering falling on her sword.
It just gets worse for Maria Miller - how long can she survive?
By George Eaton - 08 April 8:38

Under fire from her colleagues and the voters, the Culture Secretary is surely now considering whether all sides would be best served by her falling on her sword. 

Labour leader promises to end a "century of centralisation".
Miliband shows his hand on English devolution
By George Eaton - 07 April 23:00

Labour leader promises to end a "century of centralisation" by giving city regions major new powers and funding.

The party should start talking about responsible capitalism in a global context.
Labour needs to turn up the volume on international development
By Richard Darlington - 07 April 16:31

Why is Labour not yet talking about responsible capitalism in a global context?

Party denies community organiser has been fired and says he will be back in the UK as soon as possible.
Labour has "programme of work" ready for Arnie Graf
By George Eaton - 07 April 14:54

Party denies community organiser has been fired and says he will be back in the UK as soon as possible.

The data contradicts the rhetoric.
The middle hasn't been squeezed as much as you think
By Emran Mian - 07 April 12:29

The middle 20 per cent of working age households in 2011-12 had on average the same real-terms income as four years before.

The health service is likely to be exempt.
The biggest threat to the NHS is the Tories, not the EU-US trade deal
By John Healey - 07 April 9:33

There are good grounds for believing we will succeed in ensuring the NHS is exempt from the transatlantic agreeement. 

Why Miliband is sticking to his "cost-of-living" attack
By George Eaton - 07 April 8:42

A few months of wage rises won't be enough to repair the severed link between growth and earnings for most. 

The Better Together head gave a notably tetchy interview.
Darling's rattled performance will increase No campaign anxieties
By George Eaton - 06 April 10:58

Better Together head gives tetchy interview after new Scottish independence poll confirms the gap has narrowed to just five points.

A plague on your houses: the Commons, 1809. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty
Who’s the mummy? Parliament: the Biography by Chris Bryant
By George Eaton - 04 April 16:00

The belief that Westminster is “the mother of all parliaments” is one of the myths the Labour MP for Rhondda seeks to dispel.

Parliament shrouded in fog: the new Lobbying Act has failed on every measure. Photo: Getty
The Lobbying Act does nothing to stop vested interests. That’s why Labour will repeal it
By Lisa Nandy - 04 April 13:33

A wasted opportunity to clean up politics and give people faith that their government makes decisions in the interests of the country.

An aerial view of the suburbs outside Bristol. Photo: Getty Images
Poverty in suburbia: is it time for a suburban renaissance?
By Paul Hunter - 04 April 12:01

Research shows that 57 per cent of all those who live in poverty live in the suburbs of England and Wales. There are significant socio-economic features in the suburbs which have been largely ignored.

A sex shop in the Pigalle in Paris. Is it time to be more open and honest about sexual urges? (Photo: Getty)
Lust and public policy
By Alexander Stevenson - 03 April 18:05

Misdirected lust costs billions and creates misery for millions. It is time for policy makers to take it seriously.

Yashika Bageerathi (right) has been deported just months from taking her A-levels. Photo: change.org
Yashika Bageerathi’s deportation and the institutional heartlessness of our asylum system
By Caroline Criado-Perez - 03 April 14:24

The Mauritian schoolgirl had been held at Yarl’s Wood detention centre, where another woman recently died. If we want to be a country that can be proud of helping those in need, we need to shut it down.

Anne McIntosh montage by Dan Murrell
Commons confidential: Anne McIntosh’s big gamble
By Kevin Maguire - 03 April 12:30

The dumped Tory MP for Thirsk is hosting a party in September in London’s Hippodrome Casino.

Nigel Farage ahead of his second debate with Nick Clegg. Photo: Getty
Is Nigel Farage hurting the Eurosceptic cause?
By Sunder Katwala - 03 April 12:11

If Euroscepticism does not have a much broader appeal than Ukip, Nigel Farage risks becoming an unlikely heir to the late Tony Benn.

Sir Keith Joseph in 1983. Photo: Getty
Full text: Graham Brady's Keith Joseph lecture
By Graham Brady - 03 April 11:05

Speech by the chair of the 1922 committee at the Centre for Policy Studies.

With the Miliband: Thomas Piketty. (Image: Dan Murrell)
Thomas Piketty: a modern French revolutionary
By Nick Pearce - 03 April 11:00

Piketty’s book Capital is being acclaimed as the most important work of political economy to be published in decades. It has certainly caught the attention of Ed Miliband’s inner circle.

Housing in south London seen from above. Photo: Getty
Five signs the London property bubble is reaching unsustainable proportions
By Ed Conway - 03 April 9:27

It's not difficult to see that London is facing a house price bubble. It's harder to say when it might pop.

Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg during first of the two debates on Europe. Photo: Getty
Why does Nigel Farage want us to follow the lead of countries that are smaller than Bristol?
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 April 9:17

Eurosceptics harp on about the need for democracy. But the Swiss, like the Norwegians and the Icelanders, choose to eat food from a table at which they have no seat.

Is pay going up or down? Both, or neither, depending on the measure you use. Photo: Getty
Pay set is to go up, or down, or stay the same – it all depends on how you measure it

We are heading into a so-called “living standards election” – without accurate data on living standards. Different sides will be able to tell whatever story they want.

Ed Miliband is a very different leader from Blair. Photo: Getty
The mood around Ed Miliband is one of paranoia and suspicion. It’s time to clear the air
By Steve Richards - 03 April 8:31

Ed Miliband is a very different leader from Blair and he is leading in an unrecognisably different context. But there are some lessons to be learned from the lawyerly focus Blair displayed in opposition.

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