Royally minted
By Staff blogger - 09 July 11:29

The cost of the crown: What we give them and how they spend it

Commons Confidential
By Iain Dale - 02 July 12:18

The latest whispers from Westminster

The celebrity ladder theory
By Gideon Donald - 02 July 12:18

It was while we were sitting in a Starbucks in Norwich that the loneliness of David Cameron’s position dawned upon him.

A fresh approach?
By James Macintyre - 02 July 12:18

Could a mixture of tax rises and spending cuts, public service reform and constituonal change be a w

Mama said knock you out
By Mark Fisher - 02 July 12:18

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became prime minister – and a rap record was a hit for the first time. Ma

‘‘If you got elected to Westminster, what would your husband do for sex during the week?’’
By Alyssa McDonald - 02 July 12:18

With Caroline Flint feeling like window dressing, and few women left in cabinet, Labour stands accus

The cutting edge
By Steve Richards - 02 July 12:18

The endless reports of cabinet infighting ignore the close “inner circle” of Mandelson, Balls and Br

Seeking salvation
By Stephen Green - 02 July 12:18

Through the sins of arrogance and greed, the banks nearly destroyed the world economic system, argue

My Perk is your Fiddle
By Sean Carey - 30 June 21:13

Following the recent outrage over MPs' expenses, Sean Carey talks to Gerald Mars, who provides an an

Brown’s PR gamble
By James Macintyre - 25 June 11:37

Could a referendum on Scottish independence be held alongside a PR referendum on election day?

The bankers cannot believe their luck
By Vincent Cable - 25 June 11:37

The disgrace of the political class has been the salvation of the bankers. And lax regulation has le

The meaning of freedom
By Peter Wilby - 25 June 11:37

. . . on meddling in Iran, pay cuts for bosses and wasteful words

An embarrassment of Etonians
By Gideon Donald - 25 June 11:37

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.

Banking is too important to be left to greedy and reckless bankers
By Staff blogger - 25 June 11:37

It is sickening to see our wretched bankers dusting themselves down with taxpayers' money. Labour ha

Secrets of the Speaker
By Harry Phibbs - 25 June 11:37

Observations on the young Bercow

What a shambles
By Ken Livingstone - 25 June 11:37

Boris Johnson is under pressure following yet another high-profile resignation. How much longer can

Commons Confidential
By Kevin Maguire - 25 June 11:37

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.

Game, set . . . and Scottish flag
By George Eaton - 25 June 11:37

Andy Murray may be wishing he’d never raised his nationality – but the worlds of tennis and politics

Labour whips instruct MPs to vote for Beckett as Speaker
By James Macintyre - 21 June 21:10

• Party abandons unofficial support for Bercow.
• Whips' behaviour contradicts "non-partisan" pledg

Brown and Mandelson: It's Love
By Donald Macintyre - 18 June 12:11

Peter Mandelson once spoke of how Gordon Brown “wants to kill me before I destroy him”, but now the

How the left lost its language
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 18 June 10:53

The global crisis exposed the intellectual hollowness of our politics. Despite signs of renewal, the

Diary: Bob Crow
By Bob Crow - 18 June 10:53

Boris Johnson thinks I'm demented

No room for closure
By Peter Wilby - 18 June 10:53

. . . on the Iraq inquiry, public spending cuts and Mandy’s manoeuvres

Vote Bercow for a real reformer
By Staff blogger - 18 June 10:53

He is the most progressive candidate in the race-a genuine reformer.

A total white-out
By Martin Jacques - 18 June 10:53

In Britain, black people are excluded from decision-making in top-flight football. It will take more

Cabinet happy families and the Gordian not
By Kevin Maguire - 18 June 10:53

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.

Cameron's wobble

The Tories are ahead in the polls but remain unpopular. And there are divisions behind the scenes.

First among equals

Gordon Brown has survived, but humiliated and with his powers reduced. What can he do now?

Who owns our democracy?
By David Lammy - 11 June 13:12

From the success of the BNP to the expenses scandal, we are lurching from one moral crisis to anothe

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