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.

NYT: Cameron's chief media adviser Andy Coulson "actively encouraged" NoW phone-hacking
By New Statesman - 02 September 13:03

Sean Hoare, a former reporter at the News of the World, said "everyone knew. The office cat knew."

Mark Thompson, now to become president of the New York Times Company
Mark Thompson: “There was massive left-wing bias at the BBC”
By James Macintyre - 02 September 8:20

Mark Thompson talks about political pressures, the need for budget cuts, and how his religion affects his role.

John Pilger: Washington is flying the flag and faking the news on Iraq
By John Pilger - 02 September 0:53

Loud noises from Washington about a US pull-out from Iraq are a poor disguise for America’s determination to control.

Leader: The tragedy of Tony Blair, what he was and what he became
By Staff blogger - 02 September 0:53

It is some measure of Blair's political journey that he now endorses the coalition's economic policy

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 02 September 0:53


Dave and David joined in Mail bondage
By Kevin Maguire - 02 September 0:53

Should David Miliband pip little bruvver, Red Ed, to win Labour's Oxbridge Factor, the new leader would discover he shares more than a first name and a university with David Cameron.

This is the right’s high-water mark
By Tim Montgomerie - 02 September 0:53

Unless David Cameron can overturn the ideological divide between left and right, the Lib Dems

The choice is yours — Balls and Bernanke, or Slasher
By David Blanchflower - 02 September 0:53

Speeches by the Labour leadership contender Ed Balls and the chairman of the Fed, Ben Bernanke, have

Attack of the Labour clones
By Caroline Lucas - 02 September 0:53

As the leadership contest draws to a close none of the candidates has shown anything other than blan

Michael Gove, the “Jade Goody Test” and Clause Four Comp
By Jason Cowley - 01 September 20:13

“When Goody had money she chose to invest in her children.”

Who was Ralph Miliband?
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 30 August 9:55

Ed and David Miliband's father is remembered as a great teacher, devoted to politics as a means of creating social justice, instrumental to the development of the British left.

Has Rupert Murdoch dropped Blair?
By James Macintyre - 26 August 10:43

And if so, why?

Cruddas: Why I'm backing David Miliband
By Jason Cowley - 26 August 8:21

Jon Cruddas, the influential Labour MP for Dagenham, talks exclusively about why he is endorsing the

Degrees, the Beeb and Blair
By Peter Wilby - 26 August 8:21

University at 18 is overrated; make Salford the capital of England, and then the BBC might go north

Leader: Why Ed Miliband should be the next Labour leader
By Staff blogger - 26 August 8:21

Labour needs a bold, charismatic, compassionate and visionary leader to renew the party. Ed Miliband

Charlie K’s txt book denial
By James Macintyre - 26 August 8:21

Political leadership is a stressful business, so it is no wonder that some turn to smoking.