The coalition’s next car crash
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 January 7:20

Control orders have the potential to split and realign all three political parties.

The hard reality of power
By Simon Hughes - 06 January 7:20

The Liberal Democrats are now the constructive party of progressive politics, writes Simon Hughes, a

Leader: Prove to us that Labour is the alternative, Mr Miliband
By Staff blogger - 06 January 7:20

Miliband must offer a vision of the kind of society and economy he would wish to create.
Let’s hope Cameron is for turning
By David Blanchflower - 06 January 7:20

In his New Year message, the Prime Minister claimed to have all the answers. He clearly doesn’t.

Crime reporting and other rubbish
By Peter Wilby - 06 January 7:20

The Attorney General may warn newspapers to “reflect carefully”, but reports on the Joanna Yeates ca

Beverley I
By Stephen Brasher - 06 January 7:20

John Hotham, MP for Beverley (1625-43), had the dubious civil war distinction of being a traitor to both the king and parliament.

The conviction of Michael Thompson
By David Allen Green - 05 January 12:30

Does warning other drivers about speed cameras constitute obstructing a police officer?

Political Events Guide 2011
By Staff blogger - 04 January 14:48

Our pick of the key political events coming up this year.

The man who wouldn’t be king
By Dominic Sandbrook - 29 December 11:02

It will be 350 years ago in January that Oliver Cromwell was convicted of treason and posthumously beheaded. But who was this reluctant republican – and could he be the greatest politician in our history?

Thunder Down Under and Tony’s prose
By Jason Cowley - 29 December 10:47

On the final afternoon of the second Test in Adelaide, in which the England cricket team was triumphant, I drove up to the Barossa Valley, where I was to have lunch with some of the finest winemakers in the state of South Aust

2010 — the year in review
By Samira Shackle and George Eaton - 29 December 9:52

From another botched Labour coup to the election of a coalition government, this political year has

Cameron’s captives and media myopia
By Peter Wilby - 29 December 7:25

Are Britons suffering from Stockholm syndrome over the coalition government? Also, Cable’s woes, whi

The coalition isn’t working for the jobless
By David Blanchflower - 29 December 7:25

The government is ignoring the growing problem of youth unemployment — even as it fails to kick-star

The Lib Dems have buyer’s remorse
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 December 7:25

As the Lib Dems start to feel the pain of being in a dodgy marriage to the Tories, they must wonder

Merily’s verily smitten but Lembit’s no closer to mayoralty
By Kevin Maguire - 29 December 7:25

Nick Clegg will move heaven and earth to halt the crooked-toothed Lothario.

I resolve . . . to remain rich
By Alan B'stard - 29 December 7:25

The year 2010 certainly didn't last long. Time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it? What do you mean, you aren't having fun? Who cares about you! This is my column.

Leader: Osborne must rethink this economically reckless tax rise
By Staff blogger - 29 December 7:25

The VAT rise will help guarantee an anaemic economic recovery.

Winners and Losers of 2010
By New Statesman - 24 December 11:00

Who did well in 2010 – and who had a year to forget.

Strictly come statecraft: Laurie Penny on how the government protects the rich
By Laurie Penny - 22 December 18:25

This is a government that sees the wealthy as its core constituency.

Laurie Penny on how twitter is changing the face of dissent
By Laurie Penny - 20 December 13:48

December 2010 will surely be remembered as the month when the global ruling class lost its monopoly over information.

Coalition backtracks on primary school sports cuts
By Duncan Robinson - 20 December 11:24

The Schools Sports Partnership will no longer be scrapped, but will still have its funding reduced.

A graduate tax is the fairest solution
By Tom Wright - 17 December 14:49

As a sixth-former, I think a graduate tax would increase social mobility and maintain world-class hi

Coalition plans will push 200,000 children into poverty
By New Statesman - 17 December 8:50

Upcoming spending cuts will also push 800,000 children into relative poverty.

Ending the detention of children is just the beginning
By Duncan Robinson - 16 December 16:25

Hundreds of former asylum-seekers are still stuck in a Kafkaesque system with no prospect of release

Captain Ska on "Liar Liar"
By Sophie Monks Kaufman - 16 December 12:16

An interview with the campaigning musician who hopes to be Christmas No. 1.

Former Labour minister calls for drugs legalisation
By Tom Wright - 16 December 10:34

Bob Ainsworth MP called for the legalisation of all drugs, claiming that current policy "perpetuates

What the royal poking says about our media
By Alison Banville - 15 December 17:31

Coverage of the student protests shows the limits of media impartiality in Britain.

Leader: All is changed, changed utterly
By Staff blogger - 15 December 14:51

There is an unprecedented opportunity to win support for a programme committed to economic and socia

Miliband’s new spinner offers fire and fury
By Dan Hodges - 15 December 14:33

Tom Baldwin is a mad, bad but inspired choice for Ed Miliband’s press supremo.