He tipped me out of my wheelchair. So much for freedom of movement
By Jody McIntyre - 03 February 11:07

On 9 December 2010, I attended a student demonstration against education cuts and tuition fee rises, the fourth demonstration of its kind in as many weeks.

No sex, no drugs, and no leaders: Laurie Penny on the new student activists
By Laurie Penny - 03 February 11:07

They’ve been dismissed as naive idealists, but today’s student protesters are pragmatic, democratic - and sane.

Campbell on Campbell
By Alastair Campbell - 03 February 11:06

The feared former spin doctor reflects on what the latest instalment of his diaries reveals about hi

The orange umbrella that revolutionised dissent
By Samira Shackle - 03 February 10:45

How UK Uncut's peaceful and creative direct action has brought tax justice to the high streets.

The rights and wrongs of Ed Balls
By Irwin Stelzer - 03 February 8:24

Ed Miliband’s choice of shadow chancellor is right. But to take the fight to George Osborne and stay

Leader: A taxing problem, alternative thinking required
By Staff blogger - 03 February 7:39

The coalition's neglect of the "squeezed middle" presents opportunities for Labour.

What David Cameron can learn from the Charge of the Light Brigade
By David Blanchflower - 03 February 7:36

Why would anyone stubbornly stick to the same course – when it’s obviously the wrong one?

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 03 February 7:36


The Prime Minister and his band of unhappy Tories
By Tim Montgomerie - 03 February 7:36

If Cameron is to survive midterm unpopularity, he needs to do much more to raise his party’s morale.

Denis menaced by Gallic spooks
By Kevin Maguire - 03 February 7:36

Wild talk that Tommy "Gun" Watson issued a hacking fatwa on the News of the World in a great Talibrown conspiracy - in which Big Gordie and the boys extracted revenge for Rupert Murdoch's papers havin

Michael Chanan's video blog: On Campus
By Staff blogger - 02 February 16:44

FILM: Terry Eagleton and others on the anti-cuts movement.

End the Punch-and-Judy politics
By Olly Grender - 02 February 16:42

A less confrontational, more thoughtful era of politics has to start with David Cameron.

Leaked Labour email: lay off Murdoch
By Dan Hodges - 02 February 11:07

Opposition leader attempts to turn down the heat on the phone-hacking scandal.

Jan Moir’s myths about EMA
By James Mills - 01 February 12:37

EMA’s critics wilfully ignore the positive aspects of the soon-to-be scrapped scheme.

Andrew Neil is right
By Benjamin Fox - 31 January 18:36

It’s time to break open the political class.

Full transcript | David Cameron | Speech to World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011 | 28 January 2011
By David Cameron - 28 January 15:25

"Today, I want to make the case for optimism - for confidence in our future."

Young Labour leaked email
By Dan Hodges - 28 January 12:42

When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet.

Falling consumer confidence is more bad news for Osborne
By David Blanchflower - 28 January 11:24

The continued collapse of consumer confidence will bring a gaggle of U-turns from the coalition.

News International's problem is now Cameron's problem.
By Christopher Montgomery - 27 January 14:49

Employing and then losing Andy Coulson illustrates the Prime Minister's worst flaws.

Time for a quiet rebellion over library closures
By Robin Ince - 27 January 14:16

Budget cuts put more than 375 libraries under threat. We should be outraged, says Robin Ince (but ke

Fear on the front line
By Peter Hyman - 27 January 14:15

2011 will be a year of seismic change to our public services. A teacher, GP, lawyer, social worker,

The Postman
By Roy Mayall - 27 January 14:13

“The Royal Mail is being slashed back, and it breaks this old postie's heart"

An unjust sentence for an idiotic boy
By Alice Miles - 27 January 14:09

Yes, Edward Woollard — who threw a fire extinguisher from a roof at a student protest — was criminal

The Legal Aid Worker
By Staff blogger - 27 January 14:09

“They say our work could be done by volunteers - but filing cabinets of complex cases tell me otherw

The Supported Housing Officer
By Staff blogger - 27 January 14:08

“Instead of cutting front-line staff, why not cut the bloated bureaucracy?"

The Policeman
By Staff blogger - 27 January 14:08

“Already, in big towns, there can be just half a dozen uniformed cops on duty at any one time"

What today’s politicians can learn from the Gang of Four
By David Owen - 27 January 14:08

The effects of the Limehouse Declaration, which led to the creation of the Social Democratic Party,

Why I stayed with Labour
By Roy Hattersley - 27 January 14:08

I fought to save the party after the foundation of the SDP-Liberal Alliance.

Cable’s attempt to claim Keynes is well argued — but unconvincing

David Blanchflower and Robert Skidelsky respond to Vince Cable’s economics essay in the <em>NS</em>.

Dr Findlay, alarms and the fake sheikh
By Peter Wilby - 27 January 13:08

The penny is at last beginning to drop about this government. Its policies have nothing to do with "empowering" ordinary citizens and everything to do with empowering the corporate sector.