Just two nights before Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister, 20 years ago this month, she ha
Have you noticed in recent months that plastic carrier bags are more readily available at supermarket checkouts? That, at least, is my experience.
“I don’t believe we have extremist groups in Tower Hamlets”
A draft Lib Dem document from May reveals that there was clear potential for a Lab-Lib coalition. So
The big society is little more than a buzz phrase.
Labour's chief whip ordered Ed Balls to return to the Commons from the football.
The coalition's permanent revolution demands a no less energetic response from Labour.
Dan Hodges paints a bleak picture of relations in the Labour party following Ed Miliband's election.
We are living in the shadow not of Thatcher herself, but of Thatcher the icon.
The case of Ireland is a cautionary tale, not an instruction manual.
Why the Millbank protests are just the beginning.
The coalition’s “decentralisation” con.
Ireland’s youth are fleeing economic meltdown – could Britain be next?
"I am Spartacus" trends as Twitter responds in solidarity to Paul Chambers losing his appeal.
The NUS's march made a lot of noise, but was it listened to?
Since it was first published, <em>The Spirit Level</em> has won admirers including Ed Miliband and D
At the 1918 election, several candidates recorded their military medals, including two holders of the Victoria Cross.
Neil Kinnock and Paddy Ashdown led their parties into a pioneering Lab-Lib coalition.
The party should have reacted much earlier to Phil Woolas’s BNP-style electioneering. His populist r
Why Bush should have stayed on the booze.
There are no jobs for many of the unemployed, nor will there be in the years to come.
The last Labour administration invented joined-up government. They never managed to apply said concept, of course.
Ed Miliband is frantically searching for staff to run his office.
Unemployment is not a choice, but the consequence of too few jobs. It can push people into a cycle o
Our pick of Thatcher’s most iconic moments.
A new chapter . . .
“Remember, George, this is no time to go wobbly.”
Can’t pay! Won’t pay!
The Westland affair