Cutting back on university places will create a lost generation
By Aaron Porter - 20 August 12:18

150,000 students have made the grade but will be denied a place. What does the government expect the

One in five Americans believe Obama is a Muslim
By Caroline Crampton - 19 August 17:27

New polling data shows that misconceptions about Obama’s faith have increased since he took office.

Why we lack a Julia Gillard in Britain
By Caroline Flint - 19 August 8:16

Australia could have a female prime minister by the end of August. So, what’s stopping women reachin

Cleggoman comes to the supermarket
By Gideon Donald - 19 August 8:16

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Norman Mailer's above-average piece of journalism, and because the Deputy Prime Minister's company, on day two of our fortnight together, was beginning to jar, and because I could think of

Cameron’s nation of unhappy campers
By Alice Miles - 19 August 8:16

The Prime Minister has suggested that Britons should holiday more in the UK. But for the middle clas

Slasher and his pals are talking us into a recession
By David Blanchflower - 19 August 8:16

The role of a minister is to do no harm –– and yet the members of this coalition government seem int

“I won’t be defined by the right-wing press”
By Jason Cowley and Mehdi Hasan - 19 August 8:16

Ed Miliband hits back at his critics in the Labour Party and the media, and says he would never work

Star pupils and self-service specialists
By Peter Wilby - 19 August 8:16

A* at A-level will help universities pick candidates from fee-charging schools while self-service su

Carlisle (I)
By Stephen Brasher - 19 August 8:16

Carlisle staged a parliament before it returned members to one. The reason was its proximity to the disputed borderlands.

Leader: Bon voyage, Blair
By Staff blogger - 19 August 8:16

Long before Tony Blair's memoir was published, it was the subject of ridicule and moral outrage. There was the title, for a start.

The Tories seize Labour’s language
By Maurice Glasman - 19 August 8:16

The Miliband brothers remain defined by the Blair/Brown psychodrama.

Lord Prezza and me against the Blairite tsars
By Iain Dale - 19 August 8:16

There is clearly little personal love lost between the London mayoral rivals Oona King and Ken Livingstone, who came into the LBC studios recently.

Blair to donate book proceeds to British Legion
By Caroline Crampton - 16 August 14:24

The £4.6m advance and royalties from Blair’s forthcoming memoirs will go to a sports centre for inju

Disaster funding could be at risk
By Caroline Crampton - 16 August 12:01

A leaked memo shows that the “ring-fenced” development budget isn’t as safe as we think.

Nick Clegg takes the reins
By New Statesman - 16 August 9:40

The deputy prime minister will be the public face of the coalition for the next two weeks as David C

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 16 August 9:26


Bomber County: the Lost Airmen of World War Two
By David Herman - 16 August 9:26

Early in the Second World War, Cecil Day Lewis wrote a poem called "Where Are the War Poets?".

Adam Smith: an Enlightened Life
By Diane Coyle - 16 August 9:26

The myth of Adam Smith is that he was the hard-nosed high priest of self-interested capitalism. A ne

Dave’s love-in with the grim guardians of media
By Gideon Donald - 16 August 9:15

It was assumed, not least by the man himself, that Gove would be our media star.

The folly of PFI exposed
By John Ashmore - 13 August 11:37

The cost of hospital building will put huge pressure on the NHS at the worst possible time.

Fox to announce MoD reform
By New Statesman - 13 August 9:47

Minister aims to reduce number of civilian staff.

Campaign 2010: the Making of the Prime Minister
By George Eaton - 13 August 9:26

David Cameron began this year's general election campaign with an unprecedented financial advantage, an unusually united Tory party and a largely compliant media.

NHS saddled with £65 billion PFI mortgage
By New Statesman - 13 August 9:15

Burden of repayments puts trusts in real financial difficulty.

BAA ballot strike results awaited
By New Statesman - 12 August 14:49

UK airports could face turmoil if Unite votes for industrial action.

How "Milk Snatcher Thatcher" stole my heart
By Iain Dale - 12 August 8:55

How I became a Thatcherite at the age of ten.

The chaos of Cameronism
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 August 8:12

The Con-Lib coalition’s hyperactivity has led to a shambolic three months of U-turns, scandals and e

Attlee: a Life in Politics
By Vernon Bogdanor - 12 August 8:12

Clement Attlee remains the enigma of British 20th-century history. In 2004, a group of academics rated him the greatest prime minister of the century. His government is acclaimed as the success story of postwar Britain.

Milk, the Mail and Martin O’Neill
By Peter Wilby - 12 August 8:12

Why the Tories should abolish school milk and throw people out of council housing – oh, and why they

Leader: The Humpty-Dumpty politics of the coalition government
By Staff blogger - 12 August 8:12

In its own self-image, this coalition government is "progressive" and its leading protagonists are apos-tles of "fairness".

Something horrible may happen again
By David Blanchflower - 12 August 8:12

With a growing number of young people in the UK growing up in families where no one works, increasin