Labour's tuition fee policy: not awful, but still pretty bad
By Emran Mian - 27 February 15:43

Labour's tuition fee policy isn't as bad as I feared. It's still pretty dire.

Labour's path to a stronger society - Dan Jarvis speech
By Dan Jarvis - 27 February 15:30

Dan Jarvis addresses Unison

Real devolution has to come from public consent, not Whitehall diktat
By Lisa Nandy - 27 February 14:56

Devolution has to be about more than transferring power from one unaccountable structure in London to another in Manchester, Lisa Nandy argues

The favourite to be the party's next leader says they "won’t have a choice" if Miliband finishes ahead in a hung parliament.
Exclusive: Tim Farron: Lib Dems will have to back Labour if they win more seats than the Tories
By George Eaton - 27 February 13:50

The favourite to be the party's next leader says they "won’t have a choice" if Miliband finishes ahead in a hung parliament. 

Five election forecasts concur: Labour & Tories to fall at least 40 seats short of a majority
By May2015 - 27 February 12:52

Three new forecasts published today reiterate how similar predictions are for this election – and that a hung parliament appears to be an inevitability.

Lowering tuition fees is a step in the right direction - ignore the vice-chancellors
By Ashley Cowburn - 27 February 12:41

If the £9,000 fees deterred even one bright student from attending a university and fulfilling their potential, then this coalition's hike in fees has been a travesty. 

Labour will cut fees from £9k to £6k, the party pledges
By Stephen Bush - 27 February 12:28

Ed Miliband and Ed Balls attack the coalition's fees model for betraying young people and piling billions onto the national debt, and pledge to reduce the headline fee by £3,000

The story of tuition fees: from keepy-uppy to political football
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 February 8:10

Labour is proposing a cut in tuition fees, but it was the party that made students pay in the first place.

I've had four years of using the Job Centre - and four years of incompetence
By Gary Boyd - 26 February 17:35

Using the Job Centre has exposed me to institutionalised bullying, poorly-chosen medical experts, and incompetence, says Gary Boyd. So I've decided to do something about it

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Iain Dale: the NHS is letting England down – and letting patients die
By Iain Dale - 26 February 14:15

Hundreds of man hours lost to the economy, and a severe failure when it comes to cancer patients. It's time for NHS reform.

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The credulity of Straw and Rifkind, Syriza’s losing hand and Labour’s muddle over fees
By Peter Wilby - 26 February 12:38

Plus, why Wolf Hall should have character stats flash up - so you can remember who destroyed the most monastaries.

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The meritocracy myth – what ever happened to the old dream of a classless society?
By David Lipsey - 26 February 11:59

The evidence is clear: more equal societites are happier than unequal ones. Other countries achieve it - Britain must do better.

Devo Manc? It's the best thing since sliced bread
By Luke Raikes - 26 February 11:46

New plans for devolution to Manchester are fantastic news, argues Luke Raikes

 The Conservatives' failure to meet their pledge to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands" is one of the best things to have happened to the economy.
What the Tories can't say about today's immigration figures: political failure is economic success
By George Eaton - 26 February 11:20

 The Conservatives' failure to meet their pledge to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands" is one of the best things to have happened to the economy. 

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Union blues: Was the referendum a transformative moment for Scottish politics?
By Jamie Maxwell - 26 February 11:06

Books by Alan Cochrane, David Torrance, Peter Geoghegan and Iain Macwhirter on the Scottish referendum prompt reflection on what happens next.

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Old dogs need new tricks: The bark and pomp of PMQs
By Edward Pearce - 26 February 11:01

Politicians can't resist the pre-occupation of politics.

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Simon Heffer: Could the general election lead to constitutional crisis?
By Simon Heffer - 26 February 10:34

Another hung parliament and the ill-conceived Fixed Term Parliaments Act could compromise the country's constitution.

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Will we ever see a Thatcher of the left? Peter Hain and Will Hutton on Labour’s potential for reform
By George Eaton - 26 February 10:29

In new books, both Hain and Hutton recognise Labour as the only vehicle for reform – but what kind will emerge remains to be seen.

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Peter Oborne on Lahore, Bill Deedes – and the days when the Telegraph had editors
By Peter Oborne - 26 February 10:12

I've been called "brave" and even "heroic" for my resignation at the Daily Telegraph. But British journalism doesn't ask us to be heroes - we just have to behave honourably.

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Commons Confidential: Alan Johnson’s ball skills
By Kevin Maguire - 26 February 10:05

Plus, Alastair Campbell's acting career.

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Leader: Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw have shown contempt for their constituents
By New Statesman - 26 February 10:03

We want MPs to have experience, but the office is not a part-time job. The comments from Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw deserve no sympathy.

Glasgow's missing millions? Labour should look at themselves, not the SNP
By Susan Aitken - 26 February 8:40

Glasgow's budget cuts are due to the austerity agenda of the Conservatives, not the Sturgeon administration, an SNP councillor says.

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From Labour careerists to middle-class Marxists: Peter Pinkney, the union boss and Green candidate
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 February 8:07

The socialist firebrand and RMT president is running for the Greens in Redcar. Why?

Whether the Conservatives or Labour enter power, Farage's party will have no shortage of political ground to exploit.
It’s still too soon to write Ukip off – it could thrive after the election
By George Eaton - 25 February 21:52

Whether the Conservatives or Labour enter power, Farage's party will have no shortage of political ground to exploit.

Are zero-hours contracts here to stay?
By Conor D'Arcy - 25 February 18:59

The number of zero-hours contracts is growing, and it may be that they are a permanent fixture

The Chancellor's politically-motivated project undermines the goal of the national integration of health and social care.
Osborne's dramatic Manchester NHS plan is a dangerous distraction
By George Eaton - 25 February 17:59

The Chancellor's politically-motivated project undermines the goal of the national integration of health and social care. 

MP calls on businesses to disclose number of disabled employees
By Ashley Cowburn - 25 February 14:37

At present only one in two disabled people work. It is hoped that the Bill put forward today will prompt businesses to change their approach to disabled job applicants. 

The Prime Minister was left looking as inert as Gordon Brown following the expenses scandal.
PMQs review: Miliband floors Cameron on MPs' second jobs
By George Eaton - 25 February 13:21

The Prime Minister was left looking as inert as Gordon Brown following the expenses scandal. 

Over a million children will fall into poverty in the next five years: here's how to stop that happening
By Andrew Harrop - 25 February 12:47

Poverty and inequality will rise to unacceptable levels without government action, argues Andrew Harrop

Let's do what MPs want, and pay them what they're really worth
By Julia Hartley-Brewer - 25 February 11:34

How to get the best bang for your buck out of MPs? Julia Hartley-Brewer has a radical proposal

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