What about the workers?
By Martin Bright - 14 February 0:00

An unglamorous bill presented shortly to parliament will define the direction of the Brown governmen

Dope's policy?
By David Matthews - 12 February 16:27

Millions of Britons smoke cannabis occasionally, and manage to function. It has been part of the cul

Flint on council house row
By Caroline Flint - 12 February 13:51

The housing minister's comments making a link between getting council accommodation and seeking work

Time for a treasurer with teeth
By Alex Hilton - 11 February 14:43

Labour Home's Alex Hilton on why he's mounting a campaign for a new treasurer for the Labour Party

Half a century of CND
By Bruce Kent - 11 February 12:55

Bruce Kent, one Britain's most prominent peace campaigners, writes to mark the 50th anniversary of C

Attack on secularism
By Martin O'Neill - 09 February 11:26

Rowan Williams' comments on sharia law are dangerous nonsense, and insult Brtain's Muslims, argues M

Bashing the Bishop
By Owen Walker - 08 February 14:41

Criticism for Rowan Williams and praise for John McCain

Crack in the whips' office
By Harold Elletson - 08 February 14:06

Former Tory MP Harold Elletson argues that the Conway affair has exposed a fissure in the Whips offi

Lies, swearing and utter b**locks
By Greg Mulholland - 07 February 16:15

Lib Dem Greg Mulholland reflects on his "mace moment" -when he was recorded swearing at a minister i

Policy in practice
By Mary Fitzgerald - 07 February 12:00

<strong>The Social Entrepreneur: Making Communities Work</strong>

Andrew Mawson <em>Atlantic Book

Tank tops are back
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 07 February 12:00

The Tories are confident their family plan is a clever blend of old and new

The whispers
By Kevin Maguire - 07 February 12:00

A bad actor and a poor liar - all the gossip from the Westminster Village

Care revolutionaries
By Stephen Armstrong - 07 February 12:00

As politicians debate social care, the sixtysomethings of the baby boomer generation are getting rea

Sick of this flexibility
By Neal Lawson - 07 February 12:00

Neal Lawson writes on GP opening hours

Taking the Michael
By Martin Bright - 07 February 12:00

As the links between money and politics come under ever closer scrutiny, why is David Cameron so coy

Is there a British Obama?
By David Matthews - 07 February 12:00

We are still decades away from electing Britain’s first black prime minister.

The necessity of criticism
By Maryam Namazie - 07 February 9:56

Maryam Namazie points to political hypocrisy about religion, in the last of her blog posts

Who needs care the most?
By Neil Churchill - 07 February 0:00

Neil Churchill argues that it’s the poor, not the middle classes

Tactical Briefing
By aloysiusmcd - 07 February 0:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Seven more years/Ray, Mike & Paula

Workhouse social policy
By Adam Sampson - 06 February 16:58

Shelter's Adam Sampson responds to Housing Minister Caroline Flint and her call to tie social housin

WMD dossier decision 'very soon', Brown says
By Chris Ames - 06 February 15:41

UK PM Gordon Brown says a decision on whether to release a secret draft of the Iraq WMD dossier will

Remember the 1960s?
By Jonathan Calder - 04 February 15:09

In his new fortnightly column, <a href="http://liberalengland.blogspot.com/">Liberal England's</a> J

Who’s afraid of electoral reform?
By Jean Lambert - 01 February 15:23

Jean Lambert says its more than time Labour got around to fulfilling its 1997 manifesto pledge to ho

Drowning in an ocean of sleaze
By Owen Walker - 01 February 13:17

Owen Walker rounds up blog reaction to the week's revelations of dodgy dealings in Westminster

Benefits on the brain
By Peter Wilby - 31 January 12:00

If you can't get a job, you need help.

Station to station
By Michael Williams - 31 January 12:00

<strong>Fire and Steam: a New History of the Railways in Britain</strong>

Christian Wolmar <em>At

No hooray for Henry
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 31 January 12:00

The disgrace of a Tory MP and the antics of his flamboyant son are as much about class as money

Blair is dead, long live Blair
By Matthew Taylor - 31 January 12:00

Having defined himself against his predecessor, is Gordon Brown now embracing Blair's vision for pub

Not soaraway any more
By Brian Cathcart - 31 January 12:00

No one seems to hold the editor responsible for the <em>Sun</em>'s decline in sales, least of all he

Proud of my record
By Ken Livingstone - 31 January 12:00

In recent issues of the NS, Martin Bright, our political editor, criticised the Mayor of London and

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