'Rot here or die there'
By Tom Porteous - 07 December 9:21

<a href="http://www.hrw.org/">Human Rights Watch's</a> UK director Tom Porteous outlines the stark c

Hockney bites back
By Damian Hockney - 06 December 16:57

Brian Coleman used his <a href="http://www.newstatesman.com/200712040002">blog</a> to take potshot a

Accidental hero
By David Marquand - 06 December 12:00

For 150 years, John Stuart Mill has been the intellectual icon of the British left - but his ideas a

How New Labour turned toxic
By Jon Cruddas and Jon Trickett - 06 December 12:00

For fear of letting in the Tories, party loyalists and trade unionists have stayed silent. But the n

Is the Rock Virgin territory?
By Alex Brummer - 06 December 12:00

Branson is a shrewd businessman and there are advantages to his acquiring Northern Rock. But the pro

Tactical Briefing
By Staff blogger - 06 December 12:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Zingers

Mothers betrayed
By Sarah Brown - 06 December 12:00

Every year half a million women die in childbirth, deaths easily prevented. Here Sarah Brown, wife o

Leave it to the professionals
By Peter Wilby - 06 December 12:00

Ministers can't make children read.

Breaking point
By Martin Bright - 06 December 12:00

As the donation saga rumbles on, frustrated MPs tell our political editor, Martin Bright, that they

Strictly no swaggering
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 06 December 12:00

The Tories are upbeat, but must prove they really are a "government-in-waiting".

The whispers
By Kevin Maguire - 06 December 0:00

The other Boy David gets collared by stylists

A Holy Alliance
By Martin Bright - 04 December 15:50

The political relationship of Lord Ahmed and Baroness Warsi goes back a long way.

United with Livingstone
By Brian Coleman - 04 December 11:43

Opposition to the BNP makes for some curious political alliances

A Galileo of politics?
By Maureen Ramsay - 04 December 10:41

Machiavelli paved the way for modern forms of political enquiry - but to describe him as a political

Spin doctors and the Iraq war
By Chris Ames - 03 December 16:22

A Tory MP challenges the government to come clean about the role spin doctors played in sexing-up th

Labour's friends in the north
By Martin O'Neill - 03 December 16:14

The Labour funding scandal prompts Martin O'Neill to recall the T. Dan Smith case

Machiavelli: good to be bad
By Maureen Ramsay - 03 December 10:26

An introduction to Machiavelli's infamous view of power politics

Greens to have a leader
By Sian Berry - 03 December 9:57

Sian Berry responds to the result of a Green referendum on having a party leader

Labour's Dangerous Donors
By Martin Bright - 02 December 19:10

The Observer's 4-page special on the funding scandal is essential reading. So are The Mail on Sunday

If I were Tory leader and other matters
By Ben Davies - 01 December 9:43

Goldsmith, the Greens, Miss World, Water Wars plus if one was given the opportunity to rule...

Tactical Briefing
By Staff blogger - 29 November 12:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Things Looking Up/Resigning

Rudd was a safe bet
By Peter Wilby - 29 November 12:00

Peter Wilby on Australian voters and the vision thing

The only way is up
By Martin Bright - 29 November 12:00

The first step to recovery is for the government to recognise the gravity of the situation. Plus don

Grim up north?
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 29 November 12:00

While Brown suffers, all is not totally rosy in the Cameron garden, either.

The whispers
By Kevin Maguire - 29 November 0:00

A girlie vicar, a wooden phallus and a case of mistaken identity - all the gossip from the Westminst

Labour and the sick note
By Peter Hain - 29 November 0:00

Peter Hain on the Tories' plan to force the unemployed into work will fail. Plus the <a href="http:/

The Known Unknown
By Martin Bright - 28 November 22:38

The Labour Party knew very well who David Abrahams was. He was invited to at least one gala dinner a

My favourite blog just disappeared
By Martin Bright - 28 November 20:45

The musings of an intern at Labour Party HQ. I assumed this was a spoof blog but then it disappeared

Rape victims face postcode lottery
By Liz Kelly - 28 November 12:19

How help for women who are victims of violence and rape depends on where they live, writes Prof. Liz

Faith schools and social cohesion
By Paul Donovan - 27 November 12:40

Do faith schools promote cohesion and help with integration or are they a force for division in soci