The Labour MP for East Renfrewshire, former Scottish Secretary and former shadow cabinet member has won the Scottish Labour leadership contest.
The idea that a new Scottish Labour leader might be a panacea for the party, as some suggest, is nonsense. Labour’s Scottish problem is deep and structural.
Your weekly installment of Westminster gossip.
The rise of insurgent parties shows the growing political importance of the value differences which divide the nation’s old and young.
Under attack yet again from the government, the corporation must make savage cuts. But knee-jerk decisions could do it – and our national life – irreparable damage.
At the porn protest outside parliament today, the people sitting on other people's faces behaved impeccably. So why did I come away feeling slightly dirty? Oh yes, because of the way some male cameramen behaved.
5 per cent doesn't sound a lot.
The shadow health secretary responds to the Deputy Prime Minister's attack on him during PMQs over "privatising" Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
"A pound shop Enoch Powell".
It’s a myth that only those in long-term poverty and on benefits use food banks. The rising cost of utilities, rent, petrol, groceries and the expense of childcare has left many families with no other choice.
Parties will have to shift focus as, by the next census in 2021, roughly 104 parliamentary seats will have a majority of households that are renting.
Labour leader tells the New Statesman: "It hasn't happened in the past, I don't think it's going to happen in the future."
The Labour leader announced the result of his party's zero-based review in his speech on the deficit.
As I stared at the image of Blair’s shopworn grin and straining-still-to-be-boyish features, I felt like Winston Smith, staring up from his table in the Chestnut Tree Café at the poster of Big Brother, his eyes brimming with tears of love.
It is a fallacy that attention to the private-school question will distract from improving state education. For 70 years this has been a tired excuse to avoid a difficult problem.
As Labour confronts the deficit problem today, the shadow chancellor warns his shadow cabinet colleagues that they will make cuts every year.
Clegg and others would rather continue to do business with the Tories than with a Labour Party regarded as irredeemably tribal.
Labour leader attacks the Conservatives' plan for "a dramatic shrinking of the state and public services" to 1930s levels.
The media entrepreneur Jamal Edwards on politics, his past, and why young people should make sure they register to vote – even if it's to spoil their ballot papers.
The Mayor has finally woken up to the scale of the capital’s air pollution crisis, six years late.
A combination of Harriet Harman’s tricky questioning and Tory MPs’ enthusiasm destroyed the Lib Dem leader’s recent attempts to distance himself from his coalition partners.
Why is the Labour party struggling to benefit from the unpopularity of the coalition government?
With a harassment scandal rumbling on, and its leader's breastfeeding comments, it's been a bad week for Ukip. But it's not the only party failing women.
"Fragmenting and privatising".
The Prime Minister comments on the shocking report published by Democrat senators on CIA torture techniques.
We re-run yesterday’s unremarkable debate between Ed Miliband and young people.
Labour could find itself in office come May, but without the power to act. Social democrats everywhere need to understand the crisis they are in and how much they need to change.
The voice of British business matters.
Ukip's migration spokesman Steven Woolfe on racism, "old Ukip and new Ukip", taking on Labour, and renationalising the railways.