Why we're occupying
By James Meadway - 23 November 16:40

Students at SOAS explain why they have taken over one of the college's buildings.

‘Big society’ – where’s the opposition?
By Anna Coote - 22 November 15:58

The Opposition needs its own big idea to combat the "big society", or it will be the end of the post

Unite leader wants to make Labour "our party again"
By Duncan Robinson - 22 November 15:09

Len McCluskey will not continue "handing over millions of pounds" without Labour "demonstrating it i

Rupert Murdoch accused of playing “corrosive role” in UK politics
By New Statesman - 22 November 13:10

Murdoch's merger has a negative effect on media plurality

Osborne’s ulterior motive for the Irish bailout
By Duncan Robinson - 22 November 12:04

Ireland might be a "friend in need", but Osborne wants to save his own reputation as much as the Iri

Ed Miliband declares Labour's new direction
By Ursula Donnelly - 22 November 11:00

Opposition will ask "more of markets"

Of culture and anarchy
By Daniel Trilling - 22 November 10:01

The student protests were not an aberration but part of Britain’s rich history of dissent

When the lady lost her bearings
By Staff blogger - 18 November 12:45

Highlights from the passing of a hurricane — encounters with the Iron Lady by John Sergeant, then of

The triumph of an unreasonable person
By Norman Lamont - 18 November 12:41

It was one of the most miserable experiences of my life.

Maggie Thatcher’s long goodbye
By Roy Hattersley - 18 November 12:26

Just two nights before Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister, 20 years ago this month, she ha

Plastic bags, BST and Tina Brown
By Peter Wilby - 18 November 8:12

Have you noticed in recent months that plastic carrier bags are more readily available at supermarket checkouts? That, at least, is my experience.

Full interview with Lutfur Rahman, mayor of Tower Hamlets
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 November 7:36

“I don’t believe we have extremist groups in Tower Hamlets”

What David Laws knows but won’t say
By Jason Cowley - 18 November 7:12

A draft Lib Dem document from May reveals that there was clear potential for a Lab-Lib coalition. So

The sham of Cameron’s “big society”
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 November 7:12

The big society is little more than a buzz phrase.

Miss Whiplash shows Balls the red card
By Kevin Maguire - 18 November 7:12

Labour's chief whip ordered Ed Balls to return to the Commons from the football.

Leader: Labour needs to find a response to Cameron’s conjuring trick
By Staff blogger - 18 November 7:12

The coalition's permanent revolution demands a no less energetic response from Labour.

Fear and loathing in the Labour party
By Duncan Robinson - 17 November 15:59

Dan Hodges paints a bleak picture of relations in the Labour party following Ed Miliband's election.

Laurie Penny: What Margaret Thatcher means to my generation
By Laurie Penny - 15 November 15:48

We are living in the shadow not of Thatcher herself, but of Thatcher the icon.

The Irish verdict George Osborne would like to forget
By Duncan Robinson - 15 November 15:47

The case of Ireland is a cautionary tale, not an instruction manual.

Laurie Penny: The power of the broken window pane at Millbank
By Laurie Penny - 14 November 17:53

Why the Millbank protests are just the beginning.

Quote of the weekend
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 November 10:32

The coalition’s “decentralisation” con.

UK: why stay?
By Sholto Byrnes - 14 November 9:23

Ireland’s youth are fleeing economic meltdown – could Britain be next?

Twitter revolts!
By Duncan Robinson - 12 November 17:59

"I am Spartacus" trends as Twitter responds in solidarity to Paul Chambers losing his appeal.

Winning over the reluctant
By Duncan Robinson - 11 November 16:36

The NUS's march made a lot of noise, but was it listened to?

Yes, we are all in this together
By Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett - 11 November 13:04

Since it was first published, <em>The Spirit Level</em> has won admirers including Ed Miliband and D

Coupons (III)
By Stephen Brasher - 11 November 12:41

At the 1918 election, several candidates recorded their military medals, including two holders of the Victoria Cross.

What if . . . Thatcher had stayed on
By Dominic Sandbrook - 11 November 7:32

Neil Kinnock and Paddy Ashdown led their parties into a pioneering Lab-Lib coalition.

Labour’s Neanderthal tendencies
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 November 7:32

The party should have reacted much earlier to Phil Woolas’s BNP-style electioneering. His populist r

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 11 November 7:32

Lions and tigers

Toper Bush, Comrade Crick and China
By Peter Wilby - 11 November 7:32

Why Bush should have stayed on the booze.