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.

Leader: A new welfare plan rings hollow when there are no jobs
By Staff blogger - 11 November 7:32

There are no jobs for many of the unemployed, nor will there be in the years to come.

Back on the chain gang
By Alan B'stard - 11 November 7:32

The last Labour administration invented joined-up government. They never managed to apply said concept, of course.

Mum’s the word for those BoJo baby tales
By Kevin Maguire - 11 November 7:32

Ed Miliband is frantically searching for staff to run his office.

The misery of Marx’s reserve army
By David Blanchflower - 11 November 7:32

Unemployment is not a choice, but the consequence of too few jobs. It can push people into a cycle o

The top 10 defining moments of the Thatcher years
By Oliver Willmott and Ursula Donnelly - 10 November 15:34

Our pick of Thatcher’s most iconic moments.

9. Defining moments of the Thatcher years | Gulf war advice to Bush | 3 August 1990
By Oliver Willmott - 10 November 15:29

“Remember, George, this is no time to go wobbly.”