Derek Simpson, Britain’s most powerful trade union leader, says that the unions shouldn’t talk to th
Cameron's team sees itself as the good guys but, viewed from the outside, the whole system is decomp
The Tories may have appropriated Barack Obama's "vote for change" slogan but they remain the party o
"Let me assure you, we will be watching you very closely," said Gove to one of those faceless females who are drafted in to present Newsnight at the last minute, when it becomes obvious that Paxo has ordered a second
The shadow chancellor still has no credible plan to raise growth or lower unemployment.
Could Labour seize a surprise election victory? Cabinet ministers and pollsters reveal how the party
Gordon's not a Gorgon
I am not surprised that Gordon Brown has got a boost in the polls after his Piers Morgan interview. I thought he did himself a lot of good.
"Did you fall asleep on the sunbed or is this new look intentional?" I asked, looking up from my copy of the less-for-the-same Observer.
Corby was once a thriving town, but then a Tory government set about “deindustrialising” the steel r
The former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith talks about his “Damascene” conversion and how the “sharp b
Here are three arguments for voting Tory in the forthcoming election. First, a hung parliament might spook the markets, causing a run on the pound and a refusal to buy UK government bonds.
In the mid-1980s, when I was working for the BBC and buying my first flat in London, it seemed that my generation was having a much harder time of it than the cohort just ahead of us.
The party knows what it wants – grammar schools, immigration controls, spending cuts. But does the l
The Poundbury Toryism of Zac Goldsmith and his posh pals is ripe for caricature, writes George Walde
“This recession wasn’t caused by unions, it was bankers”
George Osborne and Liam Fox are once more a happy couple of neocons after a Tory kiss-and-make-up to rival that of John and Toni Terry.
The Mayor's housing policies only perpeturate London's wealth and class divisions.
The Mayor is on track to deliver 50,000 affordable homes.
Andrew Rawnsley's book has reduced what should be a debate about great issues into a gossip column.
Shadow secretary of state for business, innovation and skills
MP for Gainsborough
Which right-wingers pose the biggest threat to David Cameron?
Mayor of London
David Marquand argues that the left dismisses David Cameron at its peril.
Former prime minister
Shadow minister for prisons and probation
The full results of the poll of Tory PPCs in this week's New Statesman.
With the Tories' poll ratings still on the slide, one would expect David Cameron to have bigger things on his mind than amending the Conservative Party's constitution.
MP for Haltemprice and Howden