In the bleak midwinter, frosty Ffion made moan
By Gideon Donald - 10 December 5:47

Christmas comes but once a year, which means, fortunately, so do carols with the Howards.

The sperm lottery
By Irwin Stelzer - 10 December 5:47

Our tax system is inequitable, but it seems neither main party is capable of change – Labour is obse

Bite-sized briefing: UK
By Staff blogger - 10 December 5:47

The pre-Budget report was presented in parliament. The Chancellor, Alistair Darling announced measures including:

Coalition could make Labour work
By Roy Hattersley - 10 December 5:47

Proportional representation would free Labour to be radical again

A genocide denied
By Geoffrey Robertson - 10 December 5:47

Newly uncovered Foreign Office memos show how New Labour has played politics with the massacre of th

Camp Cameron and the progressives
By Anne McElvoy - 10 December 5:47

The extraordinary reaction to Speaker Bercow and his wife shows that Cameron and his allies only rea

John Pilger on why the invasion of Iraq is the crime of the century
By John Pilger - 10 December 5:47

The purpose of the Chilcot inquiry is to normalise an epic crime by providing enough of a theatre.

Labour must go for growth
By Rachel Reeves - 07 December 13:57

Alistair Darling must use the pre-Budget report to explain why the Tories would take us deeper into

Take a walk on the dark side
By James Burgess - 03 December 14:34

The Conservatives' European journey

A little boy lost in the City
By Gideon Spanier - 03 December 5:20

George Osborne could soon be running the nation’s finances. He may be politically savvy, but bankers

Return to sender
By Shami Chakrabarti - 03 December 5:20

A vulnerable young man, Gary McKinnon, will soon be extradited to the US for a crime he committed from his bedroom in London.

The great survivor
By Jason Cowley - 03 December 5:20

As Labour prepares for the general election, Jack Straw talks candidly about his relationship with G

Bite-sized briefing: UK
By Staff blogger - 03 December 5:20

David Cameron apologised for wrongly claiming that two Islamic schools with alleged links to the group Hizb ut-Tahrir had received money from a government fund for combatting violent extremism.

Climate warriors march into the rain
By Bibi van der Zee - 03 December 5:20

It's a relief to watch the whole environmental movement getting on its feet just in time for Copenhagen.

Cameron's inheritance-tax error
By James Macintyre - 03 December 5:20

Conservative donors stand to gain from David Cameron's planned cuts to inheritance tax

Cameron gives the Tories some welly
By Gaby Hinsliff - 03 December 5:20

Cameron may be comfortable with his personal blend of retro and metro, but bridging such gaps within

Tony still has the X-factor
By Fran Reddington - 03 December 5:20

I feel like I've gone back in time. We are drowning in the sticky stew of Iraq once more thanks to Chilcot.

Leader: Britain’s chilling libel laws must be reformed
By Staff blogger - 03 December 5:20

The UK's libel system has enabled an extraordinary assault on free speech to take place. Labour must

Keep the stimulus going, Darling
By David Blanchflower - 03 December 5:20

Now is not the time to start paying off the debt, cutting public expenditure or raising taxes

Blair, Iraq and climate comrades
By Peter Wilby - 03 December 5:20

Apologies to Mark Lynas, George Monbiot, Ed Miliband and all my other green friends, but I have decided I no longer believe in man-made global warming.

Leader: Towards a progressive consensus
By Staff blogger - 26 November 5:41

Labour should prepare for a possible hung parliament by forming a partnership of principle with the

Bite-sized briefing: UK
By Staff blogger - 26 November 5:41

Police officers have made arrests simply to add people to the DNA database, a retired police officer told the Human Genetics Commission. The practice is "the norm", he said.

For the good of the country, Osborne must go
By Gideon Donald - 26 November 5:41

It is time for David Cameron to cast off the godfather who has become a liability

Glimmers of old truths
By James Macintyre - 26 November 5:41

Britain's latest inquiry into the invasion of Iraq has begun, and Sir John Chilcot, who shows every sign of recognising the need to address the war's unanswered questions, has promised his probe will be "rigorous, fair and fra

1974 and all that – the constitutional position
By Vernon Bogdanor - 26 November 5:41

In a hung parliament, Gordon Brown, like Edward Heath, would be constitutionally entitled to seek co

Iraq, Palin and building bridges
By Peter Wilby - 26 November 5:41

A trial is what those of us who consistently opposed the Iraq war desperately want

What are the odds?
By Peter Kellner - 26 November 5:41

Anything between a Labour lead of 1 per cent and a Tory lead of 10 per cent is likely to give us a h

No more leadership talk, please
By Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre - 26 November 5:41

Alan Johnson defends Gordon Brown and insists the debate on electoral reform is not over

Doing deals in Downing Street
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 26 November 5:41

Recent opinion polls have fluctuated wildly, but one thing is certain: there is still no great love

Education, education
By Sonia Poulton - 19 November 5:52

These are testing times for parents who educate their children at home.