How to get arrested before you've done anything wrong
By Bibi van der Zee - 22 October 8:48

It's discomfiting when you talk to a Danish activist about policing techniques and she describes the "English method" as "picking up a few specific people and pre-arresting protesters".

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 22 October 8:48

Oxford, part 2

Leader: Why Britain must abort mission in Afghanistan
By Staff blogger - 22 October 8:48

There are no good options left for Britain in Afghanistan. Brown should set a date for withdrawal

Not suitable for kids
By Daniel Trilling - 22 October 8:48

We continue to call for an end to child detention

No, Lucy, I’m not trying to “touch” voters
By Fran Reddington - 22 October 8:48

It's always a relief when the conference circus is over and we can return to the meat of government

Bite-sized briefing: UK
By Staff blogger - 22 October 8:48

National postal strikes are set to go ahead on 22 and 23 October, despite intensive last-minute discussions between Royal Mail and the Communication and Workers Union.

How the BNP came in from the cold
By James Macintyre - 22 October 8:48

Question Time's grotesque stunt has allowed the BNP to enter the political mainstream. There is now

The People versus Gordon Brown
By James Macintyre - 15 October 8:38

The expenses scandal has hit Labour hardest. Brown should adopt a "masochism" strategy

Ministry of the living dead
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 15 October 8:38

In elections over the past century, Labour could with some justice cry “We were cheated!” or “We wer

Schools, fools and Rod Stewart
By Peter Wilby - 15 October 8:38

My modest proposal to undermine public schools

The Beeb dances to its own beat
By Anne McElvoy - 15 October 8:38

Opportunistic politicians should remember the BBC is a public-service, not a state, broadcaster

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 15 October 8:38

Oxford, part 1

The absolute swine
By Gideon Donald - 15 October 8:38

In the interests of public health, it behoves me to announce that I was suffering from a maximally virulent strain of swine flu in Blackpool last week.

Leader: The Tories’ peculiar bedfellows in Europe
By Staff blogger - 15 October 8:38

This Eurosceptic alliance is a product of moral and intellectual laziness

Bite-sized briefing: UK
By Staff blogger - 15 October 8:38

MPs' expenses returned to the news agenda as parliament opened. Hundreds of MPs were sent letters by Sir Thomas Legg, the auditor, detailing their misdemeanours.

Your cash in their pockets
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 October 8:38

The MPs' expenses scandal is back - but did you hear about the one who paid off a private mortgage while billing the taxpayer for a loan on his second home?

Labour still has one life left
By James Purnell - 15 October 8:38

The centre-left is not in the moribund state some imagine

Classics of conservative thought
By Staff blogger - 08 October 10:58

Including Thomas Hobbes, David Hume and Roger Scruton

Let’s talk about tax, Darling
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 October 6:46

The arguments against higher taxes fall apart under scrutiny. Darling must act in the pre-Budget rep

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 08 October 6:46


It’s business as usual for the Tories
By James Macintyre - 08 October 6:46

The party may call themselves "progressive" but they remain unreconstructed on a host of issues

Was it Andy wot won it?
By Gideon Donald - 08 October 6:46

It should be the best of times. There is nothing that can quite top the sensation of being certain that one is about to win, yet having to keep quiet about it so as not to tempt the fates.

This crisis is far from over yet
By David Blanchflower - 08 October 6:46

In contrast to the UK, there is even talk in the US of the need for a second fiscal stimulus package

What if... Gordon hadn’t lost an eye
By Dominic Sandbrook - 08 October 6:46

Today he is one of the most familiar celebrities in British life, a sporting legend whose mellow Scottish charm as a team captain on A Question of Sport has won new generations of admirers.

The meaning of conservatism
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 October 6:46

Disraeli followed Burke’s “politics of imperfection”, while
Thatcher favoured Hayek’s free-market

Another Freud, Mrs Brown and cats
By Peter Wilby - 08 October 6:46

Perhaps David Freud could devote some of his time to getting bankers into useful work

Leader: The Tories must walk progressive if they want to talk progressive
By Staff blogger - 08 October 6:46

There is an alarming disconnect between the Conservatives' rhetoric and their policies

Why I became a Conservative
By Eric Pickles - 01 October 12:29

I joined the party as a protest against Soviet aggression

Bite-sized briefing: UK
By Staff blogger - 01 October 8:13

At the Labour party conference in Brighton, Gordon Brown's speech was introduced by his wife, Sarah, for the second year in a row.

Burned by the Sun
By James Macintyre - 01 October 8:13

Courting Murdoch was always bound to backfire on Labour but the paper's influence is built on a myth