Labour still has one life left
By James Purnell - 15 October 8:38

The centre-left is not in the moribund state some imagine

The People versus Gordon Brown
By James Macintyre - 15 October 8:38

The expenses scandal has hit Labour hardest. Brown should adopt a "masochism" strategy

Ministry of the living dead
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 15 October 8:38

In elections over the past century, Labour could with some justice cry “We were cheated!” or “We wer

Schools, fools and Rod Stewart
By Peter Wilby - 15 October 8:38

My modest proposal to undermine public schools

The Beeb dances to its own beat
By Anne McElvoy - 15 October 8:38

Opportunistic politicians should remember the BBC is a public-service, not a state, broadcaster

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 15 October 8:38

Oxford, part 1

Classics of conservative thought
By Staff blogger - 08 October 10:58

Including Thomas Hobbes, David Hume and Roger Scruton

This crisis is far from over yet
By David Blanchflower - 08 October 6:46

In contrast to the UK, there is even talk in the US of the need for a second fiscal stimulus package

What if... Gordon hadn’t lost an eye
By Dominic Sandbrook - 08 October 6:46

Today he is one of the most familiar celebrities in British life, a sporting legend whose mellow Scottish charm as a team captain on A Question of Sport has won new generations of admirers.

The meaning of conservatism
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 October 6:46

Disraeli followed Burke’s “politics of imperfection”, while
Thatcher favoured Hayek’s free-market

Another Freud, Mrs Brown and cats
By Peter Wilby - 08 October 6:46

Perhaps David Freud could devote some of his time to getting bankers into useful work

Leader: The Tories must walk progressive if they want to talk progressive
By Staff blogger - 08 October 6:46

There is an alarming disconnect between the Conservatives' rhetoric and their policies

Let’s talk about tax, Darling
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 October 6:46

The arguments against higher taxes fall apart under scrutiny. Darling must act in the pre-Budget rep

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 08 October 6:46


It’s business as usual for the Tories
By James Macintyre - 08 October 6:46

The party may call themselves "progressive" but they remain unreconstructed on a host of issues

Was it Andy wot won it?
By Gideon Donald - 08 October 6:46

It should be the best of times. There is nothing that can quite top the sensation of being certain that one is about to win, yet having to keep quiet about it so as not to tempt the fates.

Why I became a Conservative
By Eric Pickles - 01 October 12:29

I joined the party as a protest against Soviet aggression

“We’ll win when we become New Labour”
By Richard Reeves - 01 October 8:13

The reforming Tories around David Cameron and George Osborne are determined to pick up where Tony Bl

Pangloss, pills and dinner ladies
By Peter Wilby - 01 October 8:13

Gordon Brown should delay the election until 3 June.

What if... Thatcher had stayed in Grantham
By Dominic Sandbrook - 01 October 8:13

It is astonishing now to reflect that one of the biggest brands, not just in Britain, but in Europe, had such humble beginnings. “A ROBERTS Family Grocer and Provision Merchant", read the sign on the little Lincolnshire shop.

Alan Clark: the Biography
By Anthony Howard - 01 October 8:13

There is an obvious challenge facing any author seeking to tell the life story of Alan Clark.

Leader: Brown fights on to the last
By Staff blogger - 01 October 8:13

At conference, Brown was like a great warrior-king who knew that the end was near

The new ruling class
By Staff blogger - 01 October 8:13

If the polls are to be believed, the Conservative Party is heading for government in 2010, ending 13 years in the political wilderness. So who are the men, and women (yes, there are one or two), jostling for power around Prime Minister Cameron?

The real hustle
By Steve Richards - 01 October 8:13

The Tories have conjured a trick – appearing progressive and yet Thatcherite. What is the truth behi

Bite-sized briefing: UK
By Staff blogger - 01 October 8:13

At the Labour party conference in Brighton, Gordon Brown's speech was introduced by his wife, Sarah, for the second year in a row.

Burned by the Sun
By James Macintyre - 01 October 8:13

Courting Murdoch was always bound to backfire on Labour but the paper's influence is built on a myth

The NS Interview: Robert Harris
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 01 October 8:13

“Like Rome, governments need that five-year sacrifice and sweeping away”

Murmur on the dance floor
By Kevin Maguire - 01 October 8:13

How not to upset the Toryfather

Bite-sized briefing: UK
By Staff blogger - 24 September 6:50

Gordon Brown announced that Britain would build three, not four, replacement Trident submarines, saving between £3bn and £5bn. The move is not dependent on offers from other nuclear states.

Make your own manifesto
By Staff blogger - 24 September 6:50

We asked experts, campaigners and thinkers what will win votes in 2010