The Tories are ahead in the polls but remain unpopular. And there are divisions behind the scenes.
The global crisis exposed the intellectual hollowness of our politics. Despite signs of renewal, the
Hazel Blears was not always an "ultra-Blairite"
As Jude Law brings a touch of Hollywood to the role of Hamlet, Jason Cowley draws parallels between
These are great days for the metaphor, the simile, the humble analogy. There’s nothing quite like a political crisis to inspire the wordsmiths.
The amiable postman, the ‘‘good, cor blimey cockney’’, insists Labour must get behind its leader. Bu
. . . on boardroom, bathroom and Purnell’s sideburns
Irresponsible capitalism has left us in economic and political turmoil. The solution is a new democr
It will probably not surprise you to learn that when I am required by infernal HM Revenue & Customs to state my occupation, I usually plump for “professional backgammon player”.
Is Frank Field set to cross the floor?
Figures including Germaine Greer, Richard Dawkins and John Pilger suggest policies to revive Labour
Gordon Brown has survived, but humiliated and with his powers reduced. What can he do now?
From the success of the BNP to the expenses scandal, we are lurching from one moral crisis to anothe
A preview of our exclusive interview with Alan Johnson, the new Home Secretary and the man tipped to
Bob Geldof didn’t like Mondays, but one of David Cameron’s posh boys has an aversion to Sundays. The surname of that one-time Charterhouse head boy, Jeremy Hunt, is deliberately mispronounced, I hear, in his Surrey backyard.
He has defied political gravity and steered a way through this minefield reshuffle
Hutton and Hoon resign from the Cabinet, Alan Johnson appointed Home Secretary, Darling to remain Ch
In order to survive, the Prime Minister must not replace Alistair Darling with Ed Balls
Bereft of ideas, the party leaders are ransacking the storehouse of history. Yet, in their very desp
The country waits for a government to lead again, with or without Mr Brown
. . . on a celebrity parliament, cold-calling Labour and the Mongoose
With Brown’s chances of survival “less than 50-50”, a reform agenda with the Lib Dems may be Labour’
The hapless Michael Martin is soon to depart as Speaker. The progressive Tory MP John Bercow explain
Turn on the radio, tune in to BBC News 24, drop in, if you must, to an internet cafe, but whatever you do, stay abreast of events, because anything might happen this weekend and, most intriguingly, the consequences flowing from whatever might happen are not easy to discern.
Domestic disasters threaten to skew British voters' outlook in this year's EU polls. But knowing how
Study says smears scandal has damaged Labour's online efforts
Nick Clegg's star is in the ascendant and membership to his party is rising. Our political correspon
The party must seize the initiative from Clegg and support electoral reform
Ignore the conventional wisdom. The combination of an improving economy and Gordon Brown’s sheer blo