Leader: All is changed, changed utterly
By Staff blogger - 15 December 14:51

There is an unprecedented opportunity to win support for a programme committed to economic and socia

Miliband’s new spinner offers fire and fury
By Dan Hodges - 15 December 14:33

Tom Baldwin is a mad, bad but inspired choice for Ed Miliband’s press supremo.

Coalition? This is a Tory government
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 December 14:32

Lib Dems have little say in a cabinet weighted in the Conservative Party's favour.

Smug and warm this Christmas
By Alan B'stard - 15 December 12:34

As we approach Christmas, when we celebrate the shortcomings of the Judaean hospitality industry, my mind turns to which people made

What the US can teach Oxbridge
By David Blanchflower - 15 December 12:29

David Lammy was right to raise concerns about how few black students there are at Britain’s elite un

The Big Society: the Anatomy of the New Politics
By Jon Cruddas and Jonathan Rutherford - 15 December 9:54

On Ed Miliband's journey to the good society, Jesse Norman is a fellow traveller. In previous works, he has developed a form of Toryism that shares a language with ethical socialism.

Snow scuppers Cameron’s “big society”
By Alice Miles - 15 December 9:40

It began as a flurry: a flake here and there, drifting on the wind. Soon it was falling faster and more heavily and beginning to settle.

A graffiti image of Jesus. Photo: Getty
Jesus was a lefty
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 December 9:19

Conservatives claim Christ as one of their own. But he was the unemployed son of two asylum-seekers with all the personal traits of a modern revolutionary. 

Liberalism and BS
By David Allen Green - 13 December 10:29

What now separates Clegg from the Tories?


Influential Lib Dem calls for closer links with Labour
By Daniel Trilling - 12 December 20:19

Tuition fees betrayal should make grass-roots members “sit up and think”, says former policy directo

Let the American anti-Quran pastor visit Britain
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 December 10:55

Theresa May is being urged to ban him. Free speech demands she shouldn’t.

Does the BBC really have a left-wing bias?
By Daniel Trilling - 12 December 9:53

If most of the corporation’s staff don’t vote Tory, that’s only a reflection of the country at large

Getting the Assange issue wrong
By David Allen Green - 10 December 17:15

Some illiberal thinking by well-meaning liberals.

Laurie Penny: Inside the Parliament Square kettle
By Laurie Penny - 10 December 15:59

The supposed heart of British democracy has become a searing wound of rage and retribution.

Lib Dems fall out over fees
By Eduardo Reyes - 10 December 15:29

The party’s grass roots are engaged in a frantic dialogue as tuition fees threaten to destabilise th

Degrees and working-class culture
By David Allen Green - 10 December 12:08

Why the rise in tuition fees could be making a bad problem worse.

The contempt for democracy
By Steven Baxter - 10 December 11:50

Think about this while you read press coverage of the student protests.

A question of restraint
By David Allen Green - 10 December 10:22

What prevents police officers from killing protesters?

The new Levellers
By Anthony Barnett - 10 December 9:21

Can the student protesters of the 2010s surpass those of the 1960s, or will they be quelled by the r

Coalition wins fees vote
By Duncan Robinson - 09 December 17:52

Universities free to charge up to £9,000 per year after bill passes parliament with slim majority of

The NUS plan to betray the poor
By Duncan Robinson - 09 December 12:12

Aaron Porter, NUS president, secretly proposed cutting maintenance grants by £800m to avoid a hike i

A partnership approach to compassion
By Andrew Mitchell - 09 December 11:52

How will Lord Ashdown’s review sustain and improve our response in delivering humanitarian aid?

A new model for life
By Andrew Simms - 09 December 11:52

To make life on this planet sustainable for us all, we need to completely rethink how we measure eco

The NS Interview: Frances O’Grady, deputy general secretary of the TUC
By Samira Shackle - 09 December 11:47

“Britain is going to be a much meaner, nastier, scarier place”

A Londoner’s diary
By Anne McElvoy - 09 December 11:47

Paternity is destiny, Blair battles, BBC’s men at the top, WikiLeaks . . . and what next for Peter M

WikiLeaks and diplomats, Derby and the Daily Mail
By Peter Wilby - 09 December 11:44

Are ambassadors worth it? Should I become a consultant? And what use is the <em>Mail</em>?

American bullies and leggy Russians
By Peter Wilby - 09 December 7:11

Washington clamps down on the leader of WikiLeaks, spy paranoia in London, to Oldham for a by-electi

Tuition fee plans simply don’t add up
By Aaron Porter - 09 December 7:11

Increasing fees and loans saddles graduates with 30 years of debt. There is another way: the NUS’s p

Leader: Labour cannot afford to be left behind by today’s protesters
By Staff blogger - 09 December 7:11

The party must reach out to a new generation of activists.

Something Wiki this way comes
By Alan B'stard - 09 December 7:11

I don't speak very much Hawaiian. I like to break "taboos", I can't abide the "ukulele", and that's about it.