Here we go again
By Martin Bright - 22 October 18:22

The Tories will face prolonged embarrassment and questioning about their funders following the Derip

Abortion and the Catholic vote
By Katy Taylor - 22 October 14:45

As MPs are denied the opportunity to debate abortion reforms, Diane Abbott points the finger at Cath

Mandy in the cold
By Paul Evans - 20 October 10:37

Chatter about migration, giant hedgehogs and how Mandelson felt the chill in Russia, this week in th

Generally pissed off
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 16 October 17:33

Alan Duncan, Shadow Secretary of State for Business is on the war path. When I spoke to him this wee

A Living Wage for Britain
By Caroline Lucas - 16 October 16:45

During Blog Action Day, the Green Party advocates for raising the minimum wage to a living wage to t

Time for a fundamental rethink
By Barbara Stocking - 16 October 14:34

Short-term fixes alone for the financial crisis will not be enough, which is why we will also contin

What's eating Campbell
By James Macintyre - 16 October 10:37

Alastair Campbell is back as Labour's most feared communicator and strategic adviser. He talks to Ja

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 16 October 10:37

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Omnipotence

If you want to get ahead, hug a Tory
By Gideon Donald - 16 October 10:37

David Cameron and I go back to the sinking of the Belgrano, both being “new bugs” at Eton

We were warned
By Martin Bright - 16 October 10:37

It's turning into a golden autumn for <strong>Gordon Brown</strong> - but it would have been a bette

Inside Westminster
By Kevin Maguire - 16 October 10:37

Mr Paper Clips and “Thumbscrews” Watson - all the gossip from Britain's favourite village...

The rise of economic nationalism
By Vincent Cable - 16 October 10:37

The ingredients are in place, in the UK and elsewhere, for a return to atavistic "politics of the so

Brown's euro ambition
By James Macintyre - 15 October 14:54

Did Gordon Brown delay obstruct UK euro-entry so he could one day lead Britain into the single curre

Still a Rape Crisis crisis
By Theresa May - 15 October 13:52

'Harriet Harman doesn't seem to appreciate the difference between a SARC, which focuses more on imme

Campaign for Better Mental Health Care
By Katy Taylor - 15 October 12:30

Health workers campaigned for better treatment of the mentally ill. They want anti-psychotic medicat

Smith's humiliating climbdown
By Chris Huhne - 15 October 10:40

Ministers claimed to be seeking to build consensus to about extend detention without trial. They fai

The executioner's sword
By Kate Allen - 15 October 10:25

Despite executing an average of two or three prisoners each week, Saudi Arabia’s grotesque love affa

Let's Celebrate the Demise of 42 Days
By Martin Bright - 14 October 13:24

Gordon has saved the world for the time being, but let's reserve some cheers for the government's fa

Profile: Joss Garman
By Lucy Knight - 14 October 10:58

Joss Garman joined the environmental movement at 14. He has since been arrested over 20 times and wa

The reality of Boris's cuts
By Katy Taylor - 13 October 17:48

London Mayor Boris Johnson's Tory administration has already embarked on a round of cuts. Katy Taylo

Labour's private school heroes
By Jonathan Calder - 13 October 10:14

Jonathan Calder looks down with bafflement from the top of the Stiperstones at the Labour Party's at

Tackling the real crisis
By Phil Bloomer - 10 October 16:02

In a week dominated by the growing global financial crisis, a couple of potential tipping points in

Shouldn't have gone to Iceland
By Paul Evans - 10 October 10:19

David Cameron's lack of lustre in the Commons provoked a curious consensus in the blog plus the fina

The onward march of Vince Cable: you read it here first
By Martin Bright - 09 October 17:41

The Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman is now the bookies' favourite to be the next Chancellor

Mesmerised by the snake
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 09 October 16:51

For all the Westminster talk of Mandelson's supposed genius, his lust for power at any cost, and pol

The façade cracks
By James Macintyre - 09 October 10:29

David Cameron is widely accepted as a "moderniser" and as having heralded a new kind of Conservatism

Don't blame me for Labour's failings
By John Redwood - 09 October 10:29

Nationalising the banks will merely transfer risk to the taxpayer. John Redwood, who warns against p

Unfinished project
By Charles Clarke - 09 October 10:29

<strong>Tony's Ten Years: Memories of the Blair Administration</strong>

Adam Boulton <em>Simon &

What happens when the money runs out?
By Iain Macwhirter - 09 October 10:29

Banks need the confidence of the public to survive and they have lost it for years to come. The dang

Out of the bunker
By Martin Bright - 09 October 10:29

In the end the rescue package for the banks was the right thing but the Prime Minister stands accuse