Labour argues that the windfall tax could be passed to customers – but this is not an effective line
Higher borrowing and higher inflation figures announced the day before the Budget.
Expect no surprises tomorrow. In fact, the economic die has already been cast.
"We simply can not stand back and let a dictator whose people have rejected him kill his people indi
George Osborne’s Budget will attempt a radical social re-engineering of the UK.
Well, I'm back and to say my winter holiday did not go according to plan would be an understatement along the lines of "the Lib-Dems didn't do terribly well in the Barnsley by-election".
The right might complain about the welfare state, but the left don’t want to talk about it at all.
Sarah Brown’s memoir of public relations.
Peter Wilby’s engaging and entertaining take on the big stories of the week.
Playwrights such as Arnold Wesker were a serious political force in the postwar years. We urgently n
The Libyan uprising forces the Tories to choose between old-style “pessimist realism” and a moral obligation to intervene.
This has been a year of profound shocks, from the revolts in the Middle East and North Africa to the earthquake and tsunami in north-east Japan and the continuing trauma at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Should the coalition fail to break up the banks, it will make a repeat of the crash not just possibl
"To AV, or not to AV," said TV's Craig Oliver, who is no better at scansion than strategy, when he opened his PowerPoint presentation to the new inner circle.
The unions are preparing to march. But where does Ed Miliband and the Labour Party stand?
Clarke remains remains delightfully unspun in the era of control freakery.
If AV fails, the Lib Dems will have little cause to remain in the coalition, writes Charlie Falconer
Can anyone give a good reason why ministers should bother reading commentary in newspapers?
Misinformation provides cover for the coalition. Why isn’t Labour doing more to fight it?
Average institutions charging top-rate fees will prove a continuing headache for the government.
The government presents its proposals.
“Alarm-clock Britain” does not appeal to the party faithful.
The Lib Dem leader needs to worry less about the public and more about his party at this week’s conf
The myth spun about Britain is that land is scarce. It is not – landowners are paid to keep it off the market.
The Bank of England governor has directly contradicted the Chancellor's claim that the recession was
The coalition has exacerbated Labour's worst tribalist tendencies.
Hague should ask himself whether his undoubted talents could be better used elsewhere in government