Blunkett is coming back
By James Macintyre - 11 December 9:44

Contrary to reports, there will be no general election in 2009. But stand by for the surprise return

The two-man show
By Martin Bright - 11 December 9:44

It can be hard to believe <strong>James Purnell</strong> and <strong>Ed Balls</strong> are in the sa

Stalin's lovechild
By Jonathan Calder - 08 December 11:13

The rozzers enter Westminster without a warrant, help themselves to the contents of an MP’s office a

'Hain victim of rotten rules'
By Denis MacShane - 05 December 16:22

The idea Peter Hain's ministerial career should come to an end by fiat of some anonymous public offi

What is true poverty?
By John Penrose - 05 December 12:49

Tory MP and member of the Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee, John Penrose, on child poverty

Moral outrage in the blogosphere
By Paul Evans - 05 December 8:54

The arrest of Tory Damien Green and who was to blame for allowing his offices to be searched has pre

Labour 'dithering' over third runway
By Chris Ames - 04 December 15:58

The government is accused of dithering as the decision over Heathrow's third runway is put back to 2

An abuse of power
By Martin Bright - 04 December 9:39

It is not the most important secrets that are leaked. But this government has a nasty habit of seeki

Socialism's comeback
By Neil Clark - 04 December 9:39

At the beginning of the century, the chances of socialism making a return looked close to zero. Yet now, all around Europe, the red flag is flying again.

'Cameron's a lightweight'
By James Macintyre - 04 December 9:39

David Cameron has made much of his rapport with Barack Obama, but his views on Europe clearly left t

A tale of two Damians
By Kevin Maguire - 04 December 9:39

All of the gossip from the Westminster village...

'Balls lives up to his name'
By Lynne Featherstone - 03 December 8:59

In a wake of the appalling Baby P case swingeing changes are still needed at Haringey - despite the

The end of principle
By Martin Bright - 01 December 11:03

I was asked to speak at the conference of the New Labour evangelists Progress and found myself getti

The big green challenge
By Jonathan Kestenbaum - 01 December 10:14

Community enterprises, with their roots in co-operatives and credit unions, are now emerging as powe

So is New Labour dead or not?
By Paul Evans - 28 November 10:33

When is a party dead? Paul Evans brings us the best of the politics blogs from domestic politics thr

Hissy fits and a comb-over
By Kevin Maguire - 27 November 9:45

All the gossip from the Westminster Village

No time for mourning
By Steve Richards - 27 November 9:45

New Labour has not died. The coalition that won three general elections was always based on pragmati

Scotland the Broke
By Rob Brown - 27 November 9:45

Uncertainty and anxiety are the presiding moods north of Hadrian’s Wall as much as anywhere else. Sc

That old top-rate myth
By James Macintyre - 27 November 9:45

As Labour shows itself willing to challenge the right-wing press, now is the moment for the party to

A knotty problem
By Annalisa Barbieri - 27 November 9:45

If a tie is a politician's sartorial semaphore, Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling are clearly in a t

Darling holds his nerve
By Martin Bright - 27 November 9:45

The Chancellor's refusal to panic has won him respect, but his biggest test still lies ahead

I miss the Bailey not Blunkett
By Helena Kennedy - 27 November 9:45

The former home secretary absolutely no understanding of the vital function of the jury in our democ

Plight of the unpeople
By John Pilger - 27 November 9:45

Britain happily colludes in the great state crimes of other western governments. Take the law lords'

Loners to wannabe terrorists
By Raffaello Pantucci - 26 November 12:41

In two separate cases, white British loners found acceptance online among Islamic extremists and the

Conflict over Heathrow third runway
By Chris Ames - 26 November 11:28

British ministers at the same environment conference have expressed conflicting views on the impact

Anger over BNP's 'white history month'
By Tim Lezard - 26 November 11:08

In the wake of publication of the BNP's membership list, Tim Lezard reports on the anger over the fa

Speculation about speculation
By Martin Bright - 25 November 16:11

Rumours of a June election just won't go away. But who is talking up a 2009 poll?

Darling's Big Mini-Budget
By Martin Bright - 24 November 18:12

The quiet man gets the tone right for the statement of his political career

Pre-Budget report
By Ben Davies - 24 November 15:32

The key points from this year's crucial pre-Budget report delivered to MPs in the House of Commons.

Britain's converted gun problem
By Jeremy Sare - 24 November 14:31

The blanket ban on handguns following the massacre of 16 children in Dunblane in 1996 means Britain