The Prince of Memoirs and the former pint minister
By Kevin Maguire - 29 July 8:13

Peter Mandelson's name can be added, I am told, to the growing list of politicians pursuing Andy Coulson over what he did or didn't get up to before signing up as David Cameron's mouthpiece.

Drop in the Baltic Dry signals trouble
By David Blanchflower - 29 July 8:13

All the economic indices are showing that there’s going to be a slowdown.

Time for a truly English Labour Party
By Jon Cruddas - 29 July 8:13

There is Scottish Labour and Welsh Labour but England does not have its own national Labour Party. T

The coalition makes welcome U-turn over rape
By James Macintyre - 26 July 16:38

Men will not be granted anonymity.

Was Andy Burnham right to call councillors the “foot soldiers” of the Labour Party?
By Alex Holland - 26 July 16:19

Leadership contender’s remark highlights the lack of grass-roots activists.

Why the “Brokeback Club” so badly misses the point
By James Macintyre - 26 July 15:25

Criticisms from the Tory right are useful for Cameron and Clegg.

Gillian Duffy backs David Miliband
By Caroline Crampton - 26 July 12:02

Woman at the centre of Gordon’s Brown’s “Bigotgate” blunder supports Miliband to succeed him as Labo

Ed Miliband wins backing of Unite
By Sophie Elmhirst - 25 July 11:52

The support of the UK’s largest union will give a major boost to his campaign.

Gordon Brown calls for “African century”
By Staff blogger - 24 July 13:53

Former prime minister makes his first major speech since leaving office.

David Davis slips up
By Staff blogger - 24 July 11:42

“Brokeback coalition” slur reveals rebel MP’s distaste at Cameron’s alliance with the Lib Dems.

A government of philistines
By Sholto Byrnes - 24 July 10:18

Cutting the arts is the last thing the coalition should be doing.

Radio 4 spurns Mandelson and Blair
By Caroline Crampton - 23 July 11:50

The coveted Book of the Week slot will go to the former Sunderland South MP Chris Mullin instead.

The NS Interview: Niall Ferguson
By Alyssa McDonald - 23 July 8:46

“I’m much more concerned about Iran than what’s going on in Gaza”

Andy Burnham.
Andy Burnham interview: extended transcript
By Jon Bernstein - 22 July 9:08

'Labour needs to make a clean break from the self-indulgence, the elitism, the factionalism..."

Grand times at the Gay Hussar
By Kevin Maguire - 22 July 8:11

To Congress House, where Labour's not-so-famous five flunked a "real-life" test at the Unite hustings.

The outsider –– Andy Burnham
By Jon Bernstein - 22 July 8:11

Although he was the second candidate to declare, the media insist on painting him as the man from ou

The insurgent -- Ed Miliband
By Jason Cowley - 22 July 8:11

As the rivalry in Labour’s leadership contest intensifies,
we talk to the five candidates about th

Leader: Start talking to the country, not just the party
By Staff blogger - 22 July 8:11

From the first official hustings, hosted by the New Statesman on 9 June, there have been clear differences of opinion among the five Labour leadership contenders, not least between the two front-runners, David and Ed

Historians (I)
By Stephen Brasher - 22 July 8:11

Thomas Babington Macaulay, the leading Whig historian, was in parliament for Calne, Leeds and Edinburgh between 1830 and 1856, and rose to become the secretary of state for war and paymaster general.

The favourite -- David Miliband
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 July 8:11

The shadow foreign secretary has been undisputed front-runner from the start and is miles ahead in a

“Big society” or big bonanza?
By Peter Wilby - 22 July 8:11

Peter Wilby on private enterprise, political phraseology, the media elite, who will save our savings

The fighter –– Ed Balls
By James Macintyre - 22 July 8:11

Many in Westminster see the shadow education secretary as a left-wing bruiser. But could his combina

Dave’s Blond ambition tour
By Gideon Donald - 22 July 8:11

Leaving Tebbit in the sunroom of the B&B in Walton-on-the-Naze howling at the moon, sun, clouds, or whatever happened to be passing, I hotfooted it to the Home of Cladding in order to hear the PM unveil our joint thinking

The Tories may endanger your health
By Alice Miles - 22 July 8:11

By the time Labour left office all patients were treated within 18 weeks. Plans for the health servi

The maverick –– Diane Abbott
By Sophie Elmhirst - 22 July 8:11

It would be a mistake to take her apparently hard-left opinionising for yesterday’s argument: the lo

Coalition policies that are completely out of the blue
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 July 8:11

A series of untested policies could undermine the legitimacy of future coalitions.

The Third Man: Life at the Heart of New Labour
By Peter Hain - 22 July 8:11

Peter Mandelson’s memoirs predictably fixate on gossip, intrigue, backbiting and self-dramatisation.

Will Unite follow Unison in backing Ed Miliband?
By James Macintyre - 21 July 14:18

The smart money says yes.

Nick Clegg triumphs at PMQs

Breaking news: he really believes this stuff.

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