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.

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.

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 "

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

Yes, we can (if we have to)
By Gideon Donald - 09 June 14:13

It was hailed as a triumph but then so was Gallipoli. In truth, it was a disaster so savage that it has reduced the Prime Minister to mooching about in off-season Ibiza.

Insult to injury
By George Eaton - 09 June 14:06

In an effort to tackle what it calls a "damaging compensation culture", the government is planning to reform "no win, no fee" agreements to ensure that claimants are liable to pay their own lawyers' success fees and thus have

Pompous Fifa bosses, Twitter hypocrites and my Ikea trouble
By Peter Wilby - 09 June 14:02

In England, at least, there's more than a touch of self-interested whingeing in the fuss about Fifa, football's international ruling body.

Leader: The government needs to know how afraid people are
By Rowan Williams - 09 June 12:07

We are being committed to radical, long-term policies for which no one voted.

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 09 June 11:36

Red Rags

The New College is a business designed to profit from fear
By James Ladyman - 08 June 11:32

People are worried about the future of universities. An elite college stuffed with celebrities is no

Laurie Penny on the human cost of welfare reform
By Laurie Penny - 03 June 19:00

The scandal is that no one is prepared to make a moral case for welfare provision.

Why are we arming the British Transport Police?
By David Allen Green - 03 June 17:07

No good reasons or good evidence have been disclosed.

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