Politics is broken
By Nick Clegg - 16 December 9:35

People in this country are governed by processes that feel alien to their lives; by the puerile and

The drugs do work...
By Siobhan Jones - 15 December 13:12

Your morning coffee helps you wake up, become more alert and gets you through that 8.00am meeting -

Mystic Mart
By Martin Bright - 15 December 13:06

I've just been re-reading my predications for 2008. How do you think I did?

Labour's illiberal home secretaries
By Jeremy Sare - 15 December 11:23

What is it about the office of home secretary that makes perfectly decent politicians turn away from

Brown: hero or humourless steamroller?
By Paul Evans - 12 December 12:36

The best of the politics blogs with, this week, no small amount of amusement about Gordon Brown's 's

Democracy not fundamentalism
By Peter Black - 12 December 12:13

Welsh Assembly member Peter Black reports on his battle to protect freedom of speech from what he be

The two-man show
By Martin Bright - 11 December 9:44

It can be hard to believe <strong>James Purnell</strong> and <strong>Ed Balls</strong> are in the sa

The Provos' big mistake
By Gary Kent - 11 December 9:44

<strong>Gunsmoke and Mirrors: How Sinn Fein Dressed Up Defeat as Victory</strong>

Henry McDonald

Community chest
By Liana Wood - 11 December 9:44

Observations on local organisers

Lunchtime notes
By Peter Wilby - 11 December 9:44

<strong>The Hugo Young Papers: Thirty Years of British Politics - Off the Record</strong>


Blunkett is coming back
By James Macintyre - 11 December 9:44

Contrary to reports, there will be no general election in 2009. But stand by for the surprise return

Persistent empire
By Owen Hatherley - 11 December 9:44

<strong>The Liberal Defence of Murder</strong>

Richard Seymour

<em>Verso, 358pp, £16.99</em>

New best friends
By Richard Reeves - 11 December 9:44

Old political certainties are in tatters, but as <strong>Gordon Brown</strong> and David Cameron str

Lord Kagan, Lord Snooty and a romantic Lady
By Bernard Donoughue - 11 December 9:44

I didn't go to the Queen's Speech, partly because I don't look good in ermine drag...

When Ali C made Labour’s tea
By Kevin Maguire - 11 December 9:44

All the gossip from the Westminster Village

The wars of too many words
By Brian Cathcart - 11 December 9:44

Since the <em>Independent</em> offered its readers more on Saturday, bulk has been the weapon of cho

Stalin's lovechild
By Jonathan Calder - 08 December 11:13

The rozzers enter Westminster without a warrant, help themselves to the contents of an MP’s office a

'Hain victim of rotten rules'
By Denis MacShane - 05 December 16:22

The idea Peter Hain's ministerial career should come to an end by fiat of some anonymous public offi

What is true poverty?
By John Penrose - 05 December 12:49

Tory MP and member of the Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee, John Penrose, on child poverty

Moral outrage in the blogosphere
By Paul Evans - 05 December 8:54

The arrest of Tory Damien Green and who was to blame for allowing his offices to be searched has pre

Labour 'dithering' over third runway
By Chris Ames - 04 December 15:58

The government is accused of dithering as the decision over Heathrow's third runway is put back to 2

'Cameron's a lightweight'
By James Macintyre - 04 December 9:39

David Cameron has made much of his rapport with Barack Obama, but his views on Europe clearly left t

A tale of two Damians
By Kevin Maguire - 04 December 9:39

All of the gossip from the Westminster village...

An abuse of power
By Martin Bright - 04 December 9:39

It is not the most important secrets that are leaked. But this government has a nasty habit of seeki

Socialism's comeback
By Neil Clark - 04 December 9:39

At the beginning of the century, the chances of socialism making a return looked close to zero. Yet now, all around Europe, the red flag is flying again.

'Balls lives up to his name'
By Lynne Featherstone - 03 December 8:59

In a wake of the appalling Baby P case swingeing changes are still needed at Haringey - despite the

The end of principle
By Martin Bright - 01 December 11:03

I was asked to speak at the conference of the New Labour evangelists Progress and found myself getti

The big green challenge
By Jonathan Kestenbaum - 01 December 10:14

Community enterprises, with their roots in co-operatives and credit unions, are now emerging as powe

So is New Labour dead or not?
By Paul Evans - 28 November 10:33

When is a party dead? Paul Evans brings us the best of the politics blogs from domestic politics thr

Scotland the Broke
By Rob Brown - 27 November 9:45

Uncertainty and anxiety are the presiding moods north of Hadrian’s Wall as much as anywhere else. Sc