John Pilger on why party politics is over, and it's time to stand and fight.
By John Pilger - 04 November 7:17

The lesson of the French anti-government protests is that “normal” politics exists only to promote the status quo.

Ignore the mantra of misinformation
By Alan Johnson - 04 November 7:17

Labour needs to counter the coalition’s distortions by reminding the public of its record.

Bombs, Boris and Ms Booth
By Peter Wilby - 04 November 7:17

Will the housing benefit cut “cleanse” London of its poor? Also, terror alerts, control orders and t

Law breakers and lawmakers
By David Allen Green - 02 November 15:44

Why prisoners should be able to vote.

Theresa May’s dilemma
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 31 October 11:37

Is the Home Secretary being played by the securocrats?

The pupil premium: don’t celebrate just yet
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 30 October 13:34

Michael Gove wasn’t the “winner” in the Spending Review many proclaimed him to be.

EU success for Cameron? Get real
By Ben Fox - 30 October 10:19

The Conservative leader is caught between a rock and a hard place over Europe.

Would a “No” on AV keep the Lib Dems in the coalition?
By Caroline Crampton - 29 October 19:05

If the Alternative Vote system is rejected in May’s referendum, it could mean greater unity for the

Cameron’s double standards on benefits
By Oliver Willmott - 29 October 18:29

The Prime Minister’s response to criticisms of child benefit betrays a worrying classism.

The crafty political logic of the coalition’s war on universality
By Matthew Partridge - 29 October 13:43

Labour has to find a credible counterargument to defend this key progressive principle.

A box of botched Con tricks
By Robert Skidelsky - 28 October 12:54

Defenders of George Osborne’s plans to hack back public spending cite the Geddes Axe of 1921 and the

The Verdict: Did Labour Change Britain?
By Peter Hain - 28 October 12:10

The message of this book chimes uncannily with the audacious speech by Ed Miliband to the Labour conference in September.

Talks with Septic Bladder
By Alan B'stard - 28 October 12:03

I was amused by the Sunday Times's exposé (17 October) of alleged corruption within Fifa, the governing body of world football. By the start of the week, the rest of the media had leapt aboard the bandwagon.

Coupons (II)
By Stephen Brasher - 28 October 8:21

The official results from 1918 list few candidates from the lower ranks. The only corporal was J Hayes, who stood for Labour in Farnham.

How Citizen Dave plans to steal Christmas
By Kevin Maguire - 28 October 8:21

Should Dave play Santa when he's a child-benefit-snatching Scrooge?

Welcome back to 1930s Britain
By David Blanchflower - 28 October 8:21

Cameron's claims of a new economic dynamism, but with no money, are just more weasel words.

Leader: Down and out in London
By Staff blogger - 28 October 8:21

Unlike many other countries, Britain has an honourable tradition of providing low-cost public housing in its inner cities.

Steamrolling the poor
By Alan B'stard - 28 October 8:21

As my tailor will confirm, I've always swung to the right, and I make no boner about it. In the 1980s, I was proud to be considered one of Maggie's stormtroopers.

WikiLeaks, wealth and Wayne
By Peter Wilby - 28 October 8:21

History the US prefers to forget, confusing coalition policies, football commodities and perennial p

Osborne’s modern-day clearances
By Jon Cruddas - 28 October 8:21

The Tories are planning to cleanse the poor from our cities. But will Labour offer a workable altern

Universities challenged
By A C Grayling - 26 October 17:04

Society needs to have a civilised conversation with
itself about its values. But spending cuts thr

Laurie Penny: The Chancellor’s an economic sadist – and we love it
By Laurie Penny - 22 October 17:17

There's something about punishment and hierarchy that holds a guilty appeal for the British public.

We are not all in this together
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 October 8:17

Ministers will be largely untouched by the cuts they are introducing. Is this a cabinet guided by th

Food fight in the Commons dining room
By Kevin Maguire - 21 October 8:17

I hear of mass indigestion in the Members' Dining Room.

An open letter to Vince Cable
By Peter Kellner - 21 October 8:17

Now is the time to choose between the smoking lobby and the British people.

Coupons (I)
By Stephen Brasher - 21 October 8:17

In the 1918 election more than 1,500 candidates stood, with and without a letter of endorsement (the "coupon") from the prime minister, Lloyd George. At least 248 of them displayed military rank.

Leader: Feel the pain as Osborne swings his axe
By Staff blogger - 21 October 8:17

The Britain that emerges from the cuts will be profoundly changed: more unequal and less confident.

The cuts, student fees and New York
By Peter Wilby - 21 October 8:17

Will the Spending Review bring a new era of lost jobs and broken-down buses? Also, Lord Browne’s uni

We’ve just jumped off a cliff
By David Blanchflower - 21 October 8:17

George Osborne’s Comprehensive Spending Review is the biggest — and riskiest — macroeconomic experim

Chancellor prepares to unveil spending cuts
By New Statesman - 20 October 9:22

George Osborne will reveal the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review later today.

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