The beginning of the end game
By Peter Hardstaff - 13 December 12:17

Peter Hardstaff on how things are getting intense over in Bali at the climate conference

No place for children
By Alice O'Keeffe - 13 December 12:00

Some 2,000 children pass through UK holding centres each year. Their imprisonment breaches a key UN

Tactical Briefing
By Staff blogger - 13 December 12:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Christmas vision

It could have been me
By Brian Haw - 13 December 12:00

Parliament Square protester Brian Haw on Jenni Williams and the <a href="">W

Getting a return for your creativity
By Gerri Peev - 13 December 12:00

Gerri Peev interviews Margaret Hodge about tax breaks for gaming companies and being a good shot

A year when the personal became political
By Peter Wilby - 13 December 12:00

We will be hearing a lot more about "personalised" public services in 2008

Happy Christmas, Dave
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 13 December 12:00

What will the Tory leader find in his festive stocking? Tara Hamilton-Miller sneaks a peek

Gordon’s gambles
By Martin Bright - 13 December 12:00

From economic slowdown to official secrets, Gordon Brown faces a bumpy ride in 2008. Our political e

10 things that won't happen in 2008
By Kevin Maguire - 13 December 12:00

Maggie moves in with Gordon and Sarah, and Ming clips on his sock garters for one last hurrah. Unli

Interview: Ed Balls
By Martin Bright and John Kampfner - 13 December 12:00

The education secretary is passionate about transforming schools and the lives of children in Britai

After a traumatic start, is Brown daring to show greater courage?
By Staff blogger - 13 December 0:00

A year ago, as the end appeared nigh for Tony Blair, a parlour game became fashionable in the narrow circle of Westminster journalists. Who, they wondered, would be the first columnist to recant his or her hostility to the outgoing leader and beg him to return?

The state of the voluntary sector
By Rod Dacombe - 10 December 14:10

Over the last decade the public and voluntary sectors have increasingly worked together, but is ther

Tony Robinson's warning to Labour
By Tony Robinson - 07 December 17:23

Unless we cleanse the Augean stables, and that will involve a root and branch transformation of the

'Rot here or die there'
By Tom Porteous - 07 December 9:21

<a href="">Human Rights Watch's</a> UK director Tom Porteous outlines the stark c

Hockney bites back
By Damian Hockney - 06 December 16:57

Brian Coleman used his <a href="">blog</a> to take potshot a

How New Labour turned toxic
By Jon Cruddas and Jon Trickett - 06 December 12:00

For fear of letting in the Tories, party loyalists and trade unionists have stayed silent. But the n

Is the Rock Virgin territory?
By Alex Brummer - 06 December 12:00

Branson is a shrewd businessman and there are advantages to his acquiring Northern Rock. But the pro

Tactical Briefing
By Staff blogger - 06 December 12:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Zingers

Mothers betrayed
By Sarah Brown - 06 December 12:00

Every year half a million women die in childbirth, deaths easily prevented. Here Sarah Brown, wife o

Leave it to the professionals
By Peter Wilby - 06 December 12:00

Ministers can't make children read.

Breaking point
By Martin Bright - 06 December 12:00

As the donation saga rumbles on, frustrated MPs tell our political editor, Martin Bright, that they

Strictly no swaggering
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 06 December 12:00

The Tories are upbeat, but must prove they really are a "government-in-waiting".

Accidental hero
By David Marquand - 06 December 12:00

For 150 years, John Stuart Mill has been the intellectual icon of the British left - but his ideas a

The whispers
By Kevin Maguire - 06 December 0:00

The other Boy David gets collared by stylists

A Holy Alliance
By Martin Bright - 04 December 15:50

The political relationship of Lord Ahmed and Baroness Warsi goes back a long way.

United with Livingstone
By Brian Coleman - 04 December 11:43

Opposition to the BNP makes for some curious political alliances

A Galileo of politics?
By Maureen Ramsay - 04 December 10:41

Machiavelli paved the way for modern forms of political enquiry - but to describe him as a political

Spin doctors and the Iraq war
By Chris Ames - 03 December 16:22

A Tory MP challenges the government to come clean about the role spin doctors played in sexing-up th

Labour's friends in the north
By Martin O'Neill - 03 December 16:14

The Labour funding scandal prompts Martin O'Neill to recall the T. Dan Smith case

Machiavelli: good to be bad
By Maureen Ramsay - 03 December 10:26

An introduction to Machiavelli's infamous view of power politics