When I became the editor of the New Statesman in 1998, several readers protested after I appointed Cristina Odone, a prominent Roman Catholic, as my deputy.
2015 – David Cameron’s Tories have been in power for
five years, Britain is ravaged by deep cuts,
David Cameron's opposition to electoral reform means the Conservatives are once more the party of th
The Tories are aggressively targeting Ed Balls's seat
"Brown can't win" will become a self-fulfilling prophecy unless Labour casts it aside.
Over Easter 1968 the MP for Wolverhampton South-West, Enoch Powell, went down with a heavy cold. He had been planning to deliver a speech to a Tory group in his native Birmingham. He had even prepared a text for the press.
It seemed timely, with the Grand War Criminal about to appear before Chilcot, for those of us on the side of the angels to hammer out our precise justifications for a war, should we desire one.
In a democracy, so Robert Worcester, founder of MORI, tells us, public opinion is king.
Political parties need to leave the old command-and-control structures behind
First cut is the deepest
New Labour has proved capitalism's best defence against social-democratic change
Marmaduke Constable MP fought at Flodden Field in 1513 and was a knight of the shire for Yorkshire, then for Warwickshire.
Neither main party has a convincing policy for growth
In the build-up to the invasion of Iraq, our prime minister insisted that he didn’t want war – yet h
When Britain signed the EC Landfill Directive in 1999, we should have entered an era in which waste-
The head of the Environment Agency favours tough action against polluters – but won’t support puniti
We’re only beginning to understand where waste actually comes from, and how to go about reducing it
It is safe to say our leader-in-waiting, as probably the only non-scholarship boy in Eton's (to use one of the few Americanisms I can abide) storied history to have housed a Corby trouser press in his room, might be described
We asked Labour insiders and commentators who should be the next leader of the Labour Party – now or
The split among Labour leaders, we are told, is between those who want to appeal to the working-class "core vote" and those who prefer to woo the middle classes.
Cameron continues to defend the Iraq war and his shadow cabinet is brimming with hawks
The Afghanistan war remains unwinnable. Britain should be making plans to withdraw
We must prevent Afghanistan becoming a crucible once again for attacks against the rest of the world
Liberal Democrat MPs and strategists are pushing for Clegg to rule out an alliance with the Tories
“It was all a misunderstanding," Mary Wilson says quietly, her hands cradling a cup of tea. "Harold never meant to let anybody down."
In 1948, when the National Health Service was born, its structures were designed to provide reliable and comprehensive medical treatment for everyone, dealing with health emergencies and one-off illness.
In an exclusive interview Douglas Alexander rebuts Peter Watt's claims and insists he's on good term
For some, I have unforgivably stepped outside the political tribal system. But loyalty is a two-way