The best and worst of the Browne review
By Duncan Robinson - 12 October 18:08

Browne's plan will hurt students and hit middle-earners the hardest - but the money has to come from

Laurie Penny on rising tuition fees: A breathtaking attack on social mobility
By Laurie Penny - 12 October 17:30

Lifting the cap on tuition fees isn't just an attack on young people -- it's much, much worse than that.

David Puttnam’s challenge to the Culture Secretary
By Daniel Trilling - 12 October 16:21

Will Jeremy Hunt take up the offer of a public debate on the UK film industry?

Preview: NS Interview with Gore Vidal
By Daniel Trilling - 11 October 16:45

On David Cameron, Barack Obama and why he thinks America is heading for dictatorship.

Why an immigration amnesty could benefit British workers
By Matthew Partridge - 08 October 17:10

An amnesty for illegal immigrants can help boost their income, reducing socio-economic disparities.

Au revoir, dear readers, I am exiled to Main Street
By Gideon Donald - 08 October 12:01

To a surprisingly good restaurant, admittedly a good hour's drive from Birmingham, for the first "Etonians in Power" dinner.

So much for the importance of the family...
By Malcolm Wicks - 07 October 16:17

Cuts to child benefit undermine the family as well as the universal welfare state.

Dave’s dye and Pickles’s pie
By Kevin Maguire - 07 October 8:09

To Birmingham for the Tory jamboree, where I discover that Citizen Dave has been at the hair dye again. Grey flecks on the temples of the people's toff were miraculously absent.

The cult of Cameron runs into trouble
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 October 8:09

Since David Cameron came to prominence five years ago, the media have given him an easy ride. But wi

W J Brown
By Stephen Brasher - 07 October 8:09

William (W J) Brown was elected independent MP for Rugby during the Second World War, and held his seat in 1945.

The Conference Five | 6 October 2010
By Duncan Robinson - 06 October 12:49

Best of the mainstream and blogosphere coverage.

Gove favours headlines over real reform
By Duncan Robinson - 05 October 18:15

The education secretary's conference speech contained many gimmicks, but little that will actually i

The Conference Five | 5 October 2010
By Duncan Robinson - 05 October 15:35

Best of the mainstream and blogosphere coverage.

Laurie Penny: A divided society
By Laurie Penny - 05 October 11:50

The chasm in our society is no longer between left and right, but between rich and poor.

The Tories’ secret weapon
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 October 9:16

Sayeeda Warsi, chairman of the Conservative Party, talks to Mehdi Hasan about party tactics, Muslim

The mom supremacy
By Sophie Elmhirst - 05 October 9:12

America’s “mama grizzlies” – homely, conservative women with their hearts set on power – are easy to

The Battle of Cable Street
By Duncan Robinson - 04 October 18:12

This weekend saw the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street.

Forget the budget deficit, the coalition must deal with the jobs deficit
By Clare McNeil - 04 October 16:33

There are now five people chasing every vacancy in the UK.

Must try harder
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 04 October 14:09

Julian Glover deserves low marks for his understanding of "social democracy".

Big society is better society
By Francis Maude - 04 October 9:13

The coalition’s vision for Britain encompasses social action, reform of public services and more com

Labour gives us five as Dave goes with the Flo
By Gideon Donald - 01 October 8:35

To Manchester to try to discern what, if anything, "Original Labour" might be up to - a task that was completed within five minutes of the announcement of the results.

Ed Miliband has it all to play for
By Irwin Stelzer - 01 October 8:35

Various pundits think electing the younger brother as Labour leader has made it sure that the Tories

Leader: The Tories would be foolish to underestimate Ed Miliband
By Staff blogger - 30 September 8:23

Miliband's decision to contrast his optimism with Cameron's pessimism is fertile territory for Labou

Ten Tory tactics to defeat Ed Miliband
By Tim Montgomerie - 30 September 8:23

Tory strategists have identified ten reasons why over the term of the next parliament Labour’s new l

Blairites, nearly men and BBC hacks
By Peter Wilby - 30 September 8:23

Furious Labour hacks round on sainted Ed, how David resembles Heseltine, and why BBC political pundi

Teddy grins and bares it
By Kevin Maguire - 30 September 8:23

Ed "Teddy" Milibrother proves he's no cuddly bear.

By Stephen Brasher - 30 September 8:23

In 1841 Joseph Holdsworth was elected as Liberal MP for the constituency, capturing the seat from the Tories. Unfortunately, he was also returning officer.

John Pilger on why the BBC is on Murdoch’s side
By John Pilger - 30 September 8:23

We deceive ourselves in thinking that the Beeb has a left-wing bias. The corporation is in thrall to the powerful. 

Let Miliband be Miliband
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 September 8:23

The new Labour leader has no time to dither or prevaricate, but must act boldly.

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 30 September 8:23

North Korea: power