Could a referendum on Scottish independence be held alongside a PR referendum on election day?
The disgrace of the political class has been the salvation of the bankers. And lax regulation has le
. . . on meddling in Iran, pay cuts for bosses and wasteful words
In theory, secret ballots are the cornerstone of democracy. But when the electorate is made up of conniving, duplicitous, self-deceiving politicians given a rare chance to vote in private, then all bets are off. The election of the Speaker was one such occasion.
It is sickening to see our wretched bankers dusting themselves down with taxpayers' money. Labour ha
Boris Johnson is under pressure following yet another high-profile resignation. How much longer can
• Party abandons unofficial support for Bercow.
• Whips' behaviour contradicts "non-partisan" pledg
Peter Mandelson once spoke of how Gordon Brown “wants to kill me before I destroy him”, but now the
The Tories are ahead in the polls but remain unpopular. And there are divisions behind the scenes.
The global crisis exposed the intellectual hollowness of our politics. Despite signs of renewal, the
. . . on the Iraq inquiry, public spending cuts and Mandy’s manoeuvres
In Britain, black people are excluded from decision-making in top-flight football. It will take more
He is the most progressive candidate in the race-a genuine reformer.
The Monday Clubber-turned-moderate John Bercow’s ambition is boundless, so up he popped in Strangers’ Bar, canvassing Labour votes for the Speakership. Lord Lucan riding Shergar would have created less fuss than the sight of this Tory MP in a watering hole otherwise known as the Kremlin.
Irresponsible capitalism has left us in economic and political turmoil. The solution is a new democr
It will probably not surprise you to learn that when I am required by infernal HM Revenue & Customs to state my occupation, I usually plump for “professional backgammon player”.
Is Frank Field set to cross the floor?
Figures including Germaine Greer, Richard Dawkins and John Pilger suggest policies to revive Labour
Gordon Brown has survived, but humiliated and with his powers reduced. What can he do now?
From the success of the BNP to the expenses scandal, we are lurching from one moral crisis to anothe
Hazel Blears was not always an "ultra-Blairite"
As Jude Law brings a touch of Hollywood to the role of Hamlet, Jason Cowley draws parallels between
These are great days for the metaphor, the simile, the humble analogy. There’s nothing quite like a political crisis to inspire the wordsmiths.
The amiable postman, the ‘‘good, cor blimey cockney’’, insists Labour must get behind its leader. Bu
. . . on boardroom, bathroom and Purnell’s sideburns
A preview of our exclusive interview with Alan Johnson, the new Home Secretary and the man tipped to
Bob Geldof didn’t like Mondays, but one of David Cameron’s posh boys has an aversion to Sundays. The surname of that one-time Charterhouse head boy, Jeremy Hunt, is deliberately mispronounced, I hear, in his Surrey backyard.