The cost of the crown: What we give them and how they spend it
It was while we were sitting in a Starbucks in Norwich that the loneliness of David Cameron’s position dawned upon him.
Could a mixture of tax rises and spending cuts, public service reform and constituonal change be a w
In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became prime minister – and a rap record was a hit for the first time. Ma
With Caroline Flint feeling like window dressing, and few women left in cabinet, Labour stands accus
The endless reports of cabinet infighting ignore the close “inner circle” of Mandelson, Balls and Br
Through the sins of arrogance and greed, the banks nearly destroyed the world economic system, argue
Following the recent outrage over MPs' expenses, Sean Carey talks to Gerald Mars, who provides an an
Could a referendum on Scottish independence be held alongside a PR referendum on election day?
The disgrace of the political class has been the salvation of the bankers. And lax regulation has le
. . . on meddling in Iran, pay cuts for bosses and wasteful words
In theory, secret ballots are the cornerstone of democracy. But when the electorate is made up of conniving, duplicitous, self-deceiving politicians given a rare chance to vote in private, then all bets are off. The election of the Speaker was one such occasion.
It is sickening to see our wretched bankers dusting themselves down with taxpayers' money. Labour ha
Boris Johnson is under pressure following yet another high-profile resignation. How much longer can
avid Cameron’s black mood over the dissing of his fellow Old Etonian Sir George Young by Grange Hill’s John Bercow is unlikely to be lifted by the identity of the Speaker’s first two visitors.
Andy Murray may be wishing he’d never raised his nationality – but the worlds of tennis and politics
• Party abandons unofficial support for Bercow.
• Whips' behaviour contradicts "non-partisan" pledg
Peter Mandelson once spoke of how Gordon Brown “wants to kill me before I destroy him”, but now the
The global crisis exposed the intellectual hollowness of our politics. Despite signs of renewal, the
. . . on the Iraq inquiry, public spending cuts and Mandy’s manoeuvres
He is the most progressive candidate in the race-a genuine reformer.
In Britain, black people are excluded from decision-making in top-flight football. It will take more
The Monday Clubber-turned-moderate John Bercow’s ambition is boundless, so up he popped in Strangers’ Bar, canvassing Labour votes for the Speakership. Lord Lucan riding Shergar would have created less fuss than the sight of this Tory MP in a watering hole otherwise known as the Kremlin.
The Tories are ahead in the polls but remain unpopular. And there are divisions behind the scenes.
Gordon Brown has survived, but humiliated and with his powers reduced. What can he do now?