Andrew Mitchell, the new International Development Secretary, talks to our political correspondent a
If you enjoy watching the BBC series The Thick of It, you may well have wondered which female cabinet minister my character, Nicola Murray, is meant to be.
Despite our best efforts, the Third Man charms his way past "friends in security" and corners Dave and me in the garden
The International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, defends the decision to ring-fence oversea
R H (Richard Henry) Tawney wrote his most important work, Religion and the Rise of Capitalism, in 1926 after he had given up trying to be elected to parliament.
Peter Mandelson's name can be added, I am told, to the growing list of politicians pursuing Andy Coulson over what he did or didn't get up to before signing up as David Cameron's mouthpiece.
“Get out of Afghanistan, Dave — there are safer places to get opium.”
All the economic indices are showing that there’s going to be a slowdown.
There is Scottish Labour and Welsh Labour but England does not have its own national Labour Party. T
The House has risen, the children have been unleashed from school and the Tory bruiser David Davis has been heard muttering about the "Brokeback coalition". All in all, the silly season has begun.
The WikiLeaks material may prove a turning point for the anti-war cause.
What the demise of the Trimdon Constituency Labour Club says about New Labour’s legacy.
Ed Miliband may have been attacked as a “Bennite” by the left and the right, but he still has the mo
Did the establishment ensure a Tory-led government?
Men will not be granted anonymity.
Leadership contender’s remark highlights the lack of grass-roots activists.
Criticisms from the Tory right are useful for Cameron and Clegg.
Woman at the centre of Gordon’s Brown’s “Bigotgate” blunder supports Miliband to succeed him as Labo
The support of the UK’s largest union will give a major boost to his campaign.
Former prime minister makes his first major speech since leaving office.
“Brokeback coalition” slur reveals rebel MP’s distaste at Cameron’s alliance with the Lib Dems.
Cutting the arts is the last thing the coalition should be doing.
The coveted Book of the Week slot will go to the former Sunderland South MP Chris Mullin instead.
“I’m much more concerned about Iran than what’s going on in Gaza”
'Labour needs to make a clean break from the self-indulgence, the elitism, the factionalism..."
Thomas Babington Macaulay, the leading Whig historian, was in parliament for Calne, Leeds and Edinburgh between 1830 and 1856, and rose to become the secretary of state for war and paymaster general.
The shadow foreign secretary has been undisputed front-runner from the start and is miles ahead in a
Peter Wilby on private enterprise, political phraseology, the media elite, who will save our savings
Many in Westminster see the shadow education secretary as a left-wing bruiser. But could his combina