Leader: Stop playing politics with public-sector pensions
By Staff blogger - 23 June 12:06

Ministers must negotiate with the unions in good faith.

Small mercies at the Bank of England
By David Blanchflower - 22 June 17:55

Martin Weale is taking Andrew Sentance's mantle as the Monetary Policy Committee's resident clown.

Sharia isn't what many think it is, says Mehdi Hasan
Mehdi Hasan: it’s time to lay the sharia bogeyman to rest
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 June 14:15

Why are our lawmakers obsessed with “sharia law”?

The long-term problem for "generation rent"
By Vidhya Alakeson - 20 June 16:42

We need to stop relying on home-ownership as the only way to build wealth if we're to have an adequa

Ministers argue that pension plans are "fair"
By Henrietta Hitchcock - 17 June 13:56

Treasury minister Danny Alexander is due to announce the rise in retirement age today, along with th

Law firm accuses MP of 'misusing' parliamentary privilege
By Andrew Pugh - 17 June 13:11

Eric Joyce MP reffered to a client of ENRC as being a "shady little man".

How the “Work Programme” could make the poor poorer
By David Blanchflower - 17 June 11:00

Making work pay is a laudable goal but this scheme isn’t how to do it.

Exclusive — Rowan Williams in conversation with William Hague
By Rowan Williams - 17 June 8:25

The Foreign Secretary believes Britain abroad must temper idealism with pragmatism. The Archbishop o

Ed Miliband’s war on waste
By Matthew Sinclair - 16 June 17:34

How the Labour leader can make a convincing attack on wasteful public spending.

Politics and the pulpit
By Nelson Jones - 16 June 15:56

Who cares what an archbishop thinks, anyway?

Balls exploits the Tories' normality deficit
By Rafael Behr - 16 June 14:25

Calling for cheaper prices is an attempt to portray Cameron and Osborne as out of touch.

Playful MPs go with the Flo
By Kevin Maguire - 16 June 9:00

The curse of the "Red Ed" tag strikes again, with an anxious Ed Miliband pulling out of next month's brass-band-and-banner nostalgia fest that is the Durham Miners' Gala to avoid right-whingers labelling him "

Boring for Bilderberg
By Gideon Donald - 16 June 9:00

Even its greatest adherents might admit that there have been better Bilderbergs. Not that it was a complete waste of time - far from it.

Ed Miliband and the "timidity Gestapo"
By Rafael Behr - 16 June 9:00

Caution and a lack of debate at the top of the Labour Party are hampering its fightback; Miliband kn

Leader: Ed Miliband needs to share his vision with the country
By Staff blogger - 16 June 9:00

Miliband's thoughtful speech on responsibility offered a way forward for Labour.

PMQs review: Miliband finds the urgency he needs
By George Eaton - 15 June 14:21

Labour leader highlights Cameron's plan to cut benefits for cancer patients.

How Labour got welfare wrong - and how it can put it right
By Jonathan Rutherford - 15 June 12:43

Labour opened the welfare system up to profiteering and unaccountable corporate power and confused t

Political betting and the odds obsession
By Olly Grender - 14 June 13:41

Why newspapers and punters will be unhappy with David Cameron's unwillingness to pull the trigger.

More bad news for Ed Miliband
By Samira Shackle - 14 June 13:25

The latest poll shows a 10 point drop in voter confidence in Labour's ability to manage the economy.

Arrested for filming a public council meeting
By David Allen Green - 13 June 18:42

Have Carmarthenshire Council and Dyfed Powys Police acted illiberally?

Why the UCU is right to strike
By Sally Hunt - 13 June 17:06

The government is playing to the gallery and trying to avoid the legitimate grievances of teachers.

David Miliband makes a statement
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 12 June 15:06

Former Foreign Secretary says it's time to get behind his brother.

More unsolicited advice for Ed Miliband
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 12 June 12:49

The Labour leader's style is under scrutiny.

No, the knives are not out for Ed Miliband
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 11 June 14:41

Talk of a co-ordinated attempt to unsettle the Labour leader is risible.

The poorest deserve a change from our broken benefits system
By Iain Duncan Smith - 11 June 13:27

Iain Duncan Smith says the coalition’s plans for reforming welfare are based on a sound new social c

David Miliband: the speech that never was
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 11 June 12:04

What the elder Miliband would have said if he'd been elected leader.

PZ Myers: "I compared religion to knitting - a hobby"
By Henrietta Hitchcock - 10 June 16:43

Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers discuss life, religion AC Grayling's new university.

Balls and Miliband respond
By George Eaton - 10 June 14:10

Shadow chancellor rejects claims that he "plotted" to oust Blair.

Operation Target Ed Balls
By George Eaton - 10 June 10:50

The key question is why these documents were leaked now.

The Lib Dem plan to retoxify the Tory brand
By Rafael Behr - 09 June 17:27

No 10 fears that the public hears the words "Conservative reform" and understands "mass privatisatio

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