Cameron has outsourced worrying about compassion. He’ll regret it
By Rafael Behr - 13 October 10:45

Iain Duncan Smith's fretting about poverty is no replacement for an empathetic prime minister.

We lost. But the fight continues
By Joan Bakewell - 12 October 18:48

Labour cannot let the coalition ruin the NHS.

Cameron misleads parliament on jobs figures
By George Eaton - 12 October 18:29

The PM falsely claimed that 500,000 private-sector jobs had been created since the election.

Get your own Liam Fox business card
By Samira Shackle - 12 October 15:42

It didn't take long for the scandal engulfing the Defence Secretary to go viral.

PMQs review: Cameron is losing the economic argument
By George Eaton - 12 October 14:12

The PM could not rebut Miliband's charge that his growth strategy is failing.

Youth unemployment heads for a million
By George Eaton - 12 October 11:38

There are now 991,000 young people out of work, the highest level since records began in 1992.

Painting the town blue
By Kevin Maguire - 12 October 10:13

Into the Conservative bubble in Manchester, where the first person your correspondent bumped into was the Prime Minister.

Labour unveils Team Scotland to take on SNP
By James Maxwell - 11 October 20:25

13 Scottish MPs have been charged with the responsibility of taking on the Nationalists

Could David Owen kill the NHS bill?
By George Eaton - 11 October 16:28

Health minister warns that Owen's amendment could prove fatal to the government's reforms.

Getting the measure of a better capitalism
By Gavin Kelly - 11 October 15:19

Growth and relative poverty are no longer enough to tell us whether our economy is on the right trac

Child poverty is set to soar under the coalition
By George Eaton - 11 October 13:02

Cameron promised that there would be no "increase in child poverty". But the IFS says it will soar.

Full transcript | David Cameron | Speech on immigration | Institute of Government | 10 October 2011
By David Cameron - 10 October 18:34

"We’ve begun to be much more selective not just about how many people come in – but who actually com

Fox's fate remains unclear
By George Eaton - 10 October 17:48

His confident performance couldn't disguise how embarrassing the revelations are.

Cameron's bizarre immigration speech
By George Eaton - 10 October 11:51

The PM's odd plan to crackdown on migrant sponsors.

Human warehouses
By George Eaton - 10 October 1:00

When the Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke announced his "rehabilitation revolution" in July 2010, he vowed that the coalition government, unlike its Labour and Conservative predecessors, would stop "simply banging up more and mor

Stop this race down the road to hell
By Alice Miles - 10 October 1:00

The Tory proposal to raise the speed limit on British motorways to 80mph is a senseless policy dream

Labour's economic challenge
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 09 October 11:20

Ed Miliband needs to make sure his colleagues understand the need for radical change.

Fox hunting
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 09 October 10:06

What the papers are saying about the beleaguered defence secretary.

A very special mission
By Ben White - 08 October 12:26

Why was Tzipi Livni's visit to the UK accorded privileged status?

Margaret Curran will struggle against the SNP
By James Maxwell - 07 October 18:34

The new Shadow Scotland Secretary is a dogged campaigner, but better candidates have been overlooked

An open letter to Labour's new shadow education and health secretaries
By Rick Muir - 07 October 17:39

Labour has too often looked as if it is simply the defender of the status quo and vested interests.

How Umunna and Reeves are leading the charge of the 2010 intake
By Rafael Behr - 07 October 14:44

An interesting dynamic to watch is how these two ambitious newbies get on with Ed Balls.

Shadow cabinet reshuffle: the full list
By Samira Shackle - 07 October 13:13

Who is in and who is out in the new Labour cabinet?

Popularity counts
By George Eaton - 07 October 11:09

As he prepares to deliver his sixth conference speech as Conservative leader, David Cameron can take some comfort from his party's poll ratings.

Osborne: "I don't believe in lecturing the British people"
By George Eaton - 07 October 10:10

Chancellor distances himself from Cameron's earlier call for people to pay off their credit cards.

U-turn on childcare cuts: is the coalition waking up to its women problem?
By Gavin Kelly - 07 October 8:40

Ministers have rightly backtracked on a regressive cut aimed directly at working women.

Labour reshuffle: out with the old ... then what?
By Rafael Behr - 06 October 21:18

Healey and Denham step down ahead of Ed Miliband's first reshuffle.

The left's favourite Tories
By Staff blogger - 06 October 16:33

Amid the rough and tumble of partisan politics, it can be hard to admit a liking for someone on the

The left's favourite Tories: Edmund Burke
By Maurice Glasman - 06 October 16:26

Edmund Burke (1729-97) was right about a few things. His great book Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) was right about revolutions, institutions and tradition.

The left's favourite Tories: Margaret Thatcher
By Deborah Mattinson - 06 October 16:22

When I ask voters which leadership qualities they most value, they put integrity, decisiveness and strong communications at the top of the list.