The centre-left is not in the moribund state some imagine
The expenses scandal has hit Labour hardest. Brown should adopt a "masochism" strategy
In elections over the past century, Labour could with some justice cry “We were cheated!” or “We wer
My modest proposal to undermine public schools
Opportunistic politicians should remember the BBC is a public-service, not a state, broadcaster
Including Thomas Hobbes, David Hume and Roger Scruton
In contrast to the UK, there is even talk in the US of the need for a second fiscal stimulus package
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.
Disraeli followed Burke’s “politics of imperfection”, while
Thatcher favoured Hayek’s free-market
Perhaps David Freud could devote some of his time to getting bankers into useful work
There is an alarming disconnect between the Conservatives' rhetoric and their policies
The arguments against higher taxes fall apart under scrutiny. Darling must act in the pre-Budget rep
The party may call themselves "progressive" but they remain unreconstructed on a host of issues
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.
I joined the party as a protest against Soviet aggression
The reforming Tories around David Cameron and George Osborne are determined to pick up where Tony Bl
Gordon Brown should delay the election until 3 June.
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.
There is an obvious challenge facing any author seeking to tell the life story of Alan Clark.
At conference, Brown was like a great warrior-king who knew that the end was near
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 Tories have conjured a trick – appearing progressive and yet Thatcherite. What is the truth behi
At the Labour party conference in Brighton, Gordon Brown's speech was introduced by his wife, Sarah, for the second year in a row.
Courting Murdoch was always bound to backfire on Labour but the paper's influence is built on a myth
“Like Rome, governments need that five-year sacrifice and sweeping away”
How not to upset the Toryfather
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.