Former Environment Secretary: climate change forecasts are “wildly exaggerated”
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 October 9:15

The Tory MP and former cabinet secretary Owen Paterson voices his highly sceptical views on climate change and energy.

Scotland and devolution: is Gordon Brown making life difficult for his party?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 October 17:28

The former PM’s promises could cause trouble for Labour.

Shadow justice secretary tasked with preventing loss of voters to left-wing rival.
Exclusive: Sadiq Khan appointed to lead Labour unit on Green Party threat
By George Eaton - 14 October 17:05

Shadow justice secretary tasked with preventing loss of voters to left-wing rival. 

Why is the UK still behind in the global skills race, despite politicians' promises?
By Andrew Adonis - 14 October 16:18

Sense and instability: Andrew Adonis on a new report scrutinising the policies of successive administrations on skills and employment.

Former Tory minister Alan Duncan condemns the “wicked cocktail” of Israel’s settlements
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 October 12:37

The Conservative MP and former Dfid minister launches one of the most outspoken attacks on Israel from a senior British politician.

The Mount Pleasant sorting office in London, shortly to become “buy to leave” flats. Photo: Getty
If he thinks £2,800 a month in rent is “affordable”, Boris Johnson must be from the Planet Zog
By Helen Lewis - 14 October 11:30

Offering sky-high “affordable” rents instead of building more social housing is absurd. For the younger generations locked out of buying, the consequences are catastrophic.

The PM warns Rochester and Strood voters against Ukip's "national media circus"
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 October 9:51

David Cameron has written a letter to Rochester and Strood constituents, who will be voting in a by-election on 20 November.

Why tax reform should be Labour's top priority
By Chris Nicholas - 14 October 8:45

Tax reform is central to the clear, credible and persuasive economic story the Labour party needs for winning the general election.

MPs overwhelmingly back Palestinian statehood in a historic vote
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 October 8:28

MPs have voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state alongside Israel in a symbolic vote.

The Labour leader told the PLP that victory is "doable", but warned: "There will be ups and downs which make the last few weeks look easy".
Miliband tells Labour MPs: I won't let victory "slip away"
By George Eaton - 13 October 20:34

The Labour leader tells a private meeting of his parliamentary party that he won't allow it to fall into "the bad habits of the past". 

Tackling apathy: forget conference halls, politics should be more like the pub
By Mark Ferguson - 13 October 15:29

At present, politics is too small, too piecemeal and too insular to create real change for Britain.

The Tory right is becoming desperate on climate change and energy
By Bob Ward - 13 October 14:28

The former environment secretary will tell climate change sceptics this week that his party should adopt Ukip policies.

A Green Party activist outside a polling station in Greenwich, London. Photo: Getty
Why the Green Party should be in the TV election debates
By Willard Foxton - 13 October 12:39

The Greens are a legitimate political party, with real MPs and thousands of voters. If Ukip deserve to be on the platform, so do they.

They hope the inclusion of Green leader Natalie Bennett would boost her party at the expense of Labour and the Lib Dems.
Why the Tories might demand the Greens are included in the TV debates
By George Eaton - 13 October 11:28

They hope the inclusion of Green leader Natalie Bennett would boost her party at the expense of Labour and the Lib Dems. 

Why MPs should vote to recognise Palestine
By Andy Slaughter and Martin Linton - 13 October 10:21

MPs have a rare chance to vote on Palestinian statehood today.

Money matters: why Labour may need the Lib Dems more then the Tories do
By Richard Morris - 13 October 9:34

Will the decision whether or not to go into coalition in 2015 depend more on money than on principle?

What is David Cameron’s “rescue package” for schools?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 13 October 9:10

The Prime Minister is proposing an intervention to save failing schools. 

Healthcare strikes have worked before – could they save the NHS?
By Neil Singh - 13 October 7:45

Today is the first NHS strike since action over pay 32 years ago; health workers at the frontline know that if they do not act soon, the NHS will decompensate and fail.

The clash between those who want a tougher stance, and those who want to maintain a liberal approach, is intensifying.
Ukip's ascent has sharpened Labour's immigration divide
By George Eaton - 10 October 16:53

The clash between those who want a tougher stance, and those who want to maintain a liberal approach, is intensifying. 

Forget the seaside: it's the rural vote, stupid
By William Cash - 10 October 15:10

Post-Clacton, how can the Tories contain the collapse in their core vote?

Chuka Umunna's speech to mark Black History Month: full text
By Chuka Umunna - 10 October 13:15

The shadow business secretary on the need for better representation in parliament, Brixton's Black British story, and the Rooney Rule.

Ukip should examine its own record over a disability “tirade”
By Richard Howitt - 10 October 9:43

There’s a lot of intellectualising about Ukip at present, but a simple truth is that they’re not very nice people.

Our hard-fought victory in Heywood & Middleton stands in stark contrast to the Tories' collapse in Clacton.
The by-elections show Labour can be confident of election victory
By Michael Dugher - 10 October 9:29

Our hard-fought victory in Heywood & Middleton stands in stark contrast to the Tories' collapse in Clacton. 

Too many voters who want to oppose the government are not turning to the opposition.
Ukip's surge in Heywood should terrify Labour - but even now some remain complacent
By George Eaton - 10 October 9:18

It is remarkable that some in the party are drawing comfort from a rise of just 0.8 per cent in their vote. 

A by-election win for Ukip: but will it repeat the SDP's journey?
By Tim Bale - 10 October 8:23

Comparing Clacton with Crosby.

Ukip takes Clacton: what does this mean?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 October 7:16

Douglas Carswell is Ukip’s first elected MP. What does this mean for politics and his party?

Miliband is still keen to promise a reduction from £9,000 to £6,000 despite shadow cabinet concerns over cost.
Will Labour pledge to cut tuition fees?
By George Eaton - 09 October 16:31

Miliband is still keen to promise a reduction from £9,000 to £6,000 despite shadow cabinet concerns over cost. 

Montage by Dan Murrell
Commons Confidential: The Lib Dem red rodent peril
By Kevin Maguire - 09 October 15:57

Ministerial colleagues accused Danny Alexander of treating those he considers his inferiors with contempt.

Dark ages: Nick Clegg delivers his speech on the last day of the Lib Dem Party Conference. Photo: Getty
Leader: British politics is now a war of the weak
By New Statesman - 09 October 15:06

The overall impression is of an age of big problems, small ideas and diminished political leaders.

The Returning Officer: Colchester II
By Stephen Brasher - 09 October 15:01

In 1897 the Tory MP Captain Herbert Naylor-Wayland resigned, causing a by-election. It was won by the Liberal Sir Weetman Pearson, who defeated Captain J M Vereker.

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