Dave Prentis: Our time has come
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 13 September 10:42

Jonathan Derbyshire meets Unison's leader, Dave Prentis.

Brendan Barber: There is an alternative
By Jon Bernstein - 13 September 10:41

This is a “watershed moment” for the TUC and its general secretary, Brendan Barber. He talks to Jon

Trade-offs must be made
By Vince Cable - 13 September 10:39

Business Secretary Vince Cable agreed to address the TUC, but then, in what some union leaders haile

Laurie Penny on Tony Blair's The Journey: Bring the political classes to book
By Laurie Penny - 11 September 14:02

Moving Tony Blair's autobiography in bookshops shows that young people are not willing to be sold the wrong story.

Is Trident New Labour’s shibboleth?
By Alex Holland - 10 September 12:39

Fear of a return to the 1980s has prevented an open debate on nuclear weapons.

A Journey
By Roy Hattersley - 10 September 8:20

Blair’s apologia takes him on a journey from future Labour leader to freelance statesman. Sadly, it

Clegg’s slice of phone-hacking luck
By Kevin Maguire - 09 September 8:15

To tea for a natter with a cabinet minister.

Murdoch, Coulson and Rooney
By Peter Wilby - 09 September 8:15

A week of scandals, some of which the press are more keen to expose than others.

Project Shaft continues – such fun
By Gideon Donald - 09 September 8:15

One regrets using the term “the gift that keeps on giving" - a phrase every bit as hackneyed as "smorgasbord", the use of which, were I reduced to being the editor of a national newspaper, would lead to instant dismissal if tr

Leader: A tale of two very different coalition governments
By Staff blogger - 09 September 8:15

A Labour-led minority government did not come to pass in the UK -- but a similar arrangement has tak

Andy Coulson
Mehdi Hasan: Hacking into Andy Coulson’s past
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 September 8:15

Is the Prime Minister's director of communications, as his critics suggest, unfit to hold such high office?

Dictators (I)
By Stephen Brasher - 09 September 8:15

In 1934, Methuen published the books series If I Were Dictator, offering well-known figures of the day the chance to wield absolute power. Two MPs took part.

Why we should be grateful to Tony
By Irwin Stelzer - 09 September 8:15

The former prime minister brought Labour out of the wilderness and made it a serious player again.

I'm game if you are
By Michael Brooks - 09 September 8:15

Pairing people off can have some nasty and unexpected side effects. Occasionally, it works: Torvill and Dean spring to mind, as do Crick and Watson.

Sorry, David, you’re not the man to lead Labour
By Anthony Barnett - 08 September 19:25

The elder Miliband continues to defend an appalling breach of trust over Iraq.

Labour MPs to vote on new powers for leader
By New Statesman - 08 September 9:24

The proposed rule-change could put an end to shadow cabinet elections and see the new leader make ap

MPs under fire from Equitable Life chief
By New Statesman - 07 September 14:53

Chris Wicarson claims MPs have been sending hundreds of suspiciously similar letters to Equitable Li

AV referendum bill passes second reading
By New Statesman - 07 September 9:54

A torrid opening parliamentary session raises prospect of a new coalition to stop the Bill becoming

What if . . . The Liberals hadn't split
By Dominic Sandbrook - 07 September 8:56

Reading a review copy of Roy Hattersley's new life of David Lloyd George last week, I fell to wondering whether history could have worked out differently.

Leadership hustings: slings and arrows fly on Mumsnet
By Patrick Osgood - 06 September 17:46

Candidates trade barbs, slate Milburn’s defection and rail at Tory job cuts in an engaging online di

WikiLeaks turns on Julian Assange
By Caroline Crampton - 06 September 15:23

WikiLeaks staff call for its founder to step aside in view of rape allegations he faces.

Met Police may reopen investigation into phone-hacking case
By New Statesman - 06 September 9:30

The allegations of phone-hacking at the News of the World could be reinvestigated if new evidence co

Cutting off NHS Direct is a bad call
By Alice Miles - 06 September 9:18

It may have been a sop to the middle classes, but Andrew Lansley’s decision to scrap the popular dis

The NS Profile: Michael Gove
By Francis Beckett - 06 September 9:11

Michael Gove is one of David Cameron’s key lieutenants.
He has immense charm and a fascinating per

The challenge facing Labour
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 05 September 18:56

Don’t let the Tories win the argument on the management of public services.

Marathon men (and woman)
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 05 September 14:50

Labour leadership hopefuls complete yet another hustings.

The latest on the Andy Coulson affair
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 05 September 12:54

Cameron stands firm as Mandelson becomes entangled in phone-hacking scandal.

It’s not only Blair who should be saying sorry
By Sholto Byrnes - 05 September 9:41

When is the Labour Party going to apologise for inflicting this man upon us?

Cruddas and Miliband set out their vision
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 04 September 10:52

Labour leadership hopeful and party intellectual rethink social democracy.

The phone-hacking scandal takes a new twist
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 04 September 9:32

Tessa Jowell reveals her mobile was hacked 28 times.