Anthony Barnett denounces Conor Gearty’s attack on the Convention on Modern Liberty as a gathering o
The UKIP leader on why he's happy to take Stuart Wheeler's cash - even if he plans to vote Tory at t
World Development Movement's Kate Blagojevic
shares her experience of marching with thousands to pr
As the leaders of the world's biggest economies gather in London we look at some of the competing de
We have to remake democracy and rediscover our capacity for collective change. We need a new sociali
G20 leaders must decide to turn this crisis into an opportunity. We want to see radical change that
A thin silver pencil
I was pleased to knock back some free plonk at the Orwell Prize debate on Wednesday, at which the shortlist for the inaugural blog award was announced.
‘‘Do I want to be chancellor? Of course I do. I’d love it’’
Gloria De Piero spends the day with Ed
. . . on political heroes, nationalised banks and family confessionals
The Home Office is attempting to sell the concept of ID cards to the public by claiming they are an
One man thinks I’m a free tax accountant - the Lib Dem shadow chancellor on his week
Kevin Maguire brings you all the gossip from the Westminster Village
Tony McNulty is a good minister. At the Home Office, with responsibility for immigration and, later, policing and counterterrorism, his plain speaking brought a refreshing humanity to the government.
Gordon Brown knows that his last chance of staging another comeback rests not on the G20 summit, but
The global justice movement is back in town – and planning the biggest rally since the Iraq War marc
We used to understand those who offered themselves on call to help in an emergency were a benefit to
By pressing ahead with his plans to lift the inheritance tax threshold David Cameron is marking the
The Lib Dem MP explains how he believes the Tories are targeting constituencies in which they are no
The licence fee, Madagascan politics and Walford election fever, in our weekly round-up of the polit
James Macintyre responds to the <a href="http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/3456486/responding-t
The internet has already profoundly changed politics, with the left finally waking up to challenge t
“The theme is leadership, but the subtext is betrayal.” <em>Philip Gould</em> on a great pollster’s
New Statesman guest editor Alastair Campbell is also this week's leader writer. Here he argues Labou
Economic crisis presents opportunities as well as stark threats for social democracy, writes the Oxf
When Alastair Campbell agreed to be our guest editor, he invited readers of his <a href="http://www.
Imagine a football match in which your team is performing formidably. It leads 3-0, then, inexplicably, it slows down, allowing the adversary to advance despite a weak, unconvincing performance and a desperate shortage of star players.