Cameron's wobble

The Tories are ahead in the polls but remain unpopular. And there are divisions behind the scenes.

How the left lost its language
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 18 June 10:53

The global crisis exposed the intellectual hollowness of our politics. Despite signs of renewal, the

Diary: Donald Macintyre
By Donald Macintyre - 11 June 13:12

Hazel Blears was not always an "ultra-Blairite"

The corrupted currents
By Jason Cowley - 11 June 13:12

As Jude Law brings a touch of Hollywood to the role of Hamlet, Jason Cowley draws parallels between

Cut out those clichés
By Staff blogger - 11 June 13:12

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 Politics Interview: Alan Johnson
By Gloria De Piero - 11 June 13:12

The amiable postman, the ‘‘good, cor blimey cockney’’, insists Labour must get behind its leader. Bu

The plot to kill off Labour
By Peter Wilby - 11 June 13:12

. . . on boardroom, bathroom and Purnell’s sideburns

Nothing to turn back to
By Neal Lawson - 11 June 13:12

Irresponsible capitalism has left us in economic and political turmoil. The solution is a new democr

Enjoying a spot of hit and run with John Major
By Gideon Donald - 11 June 13:12

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”.

Mandy is handy but will Cameron play the Field?
By Kevin Maguire - 11 June 13:12

Is Frank Field set to cross the floor?

20 ways to save Labour
By Staff blogger - 11 June 13:12

Figures including Germaine Greer, Richard Dawkins and John Pilger suggest policies to revive Labour

First among equals

Gordon Brown has survived, but humiliated and with his powers reduced. What can he do now?

Who owns our democracy?
By David Lammy - 11 June 13:12

From the success of the BNP to the expenses scandal, we are lurching from one moral crisis to anothe

Exclusive: Alan Johnson interview
By Staff blogger - 06 June 22:29

A preview of our exclusive interview with Alan Johnson, the new Home Secretary and the man tipped to

Forty winks in the Mock Gothic Fun Palace
By Kevin Maguire - 05 June 16:39

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.

Brown lives to fight another day
By James Macintyre - 05 June 11:39

He has defied political gravity and steered a way through this minefield reshuffle

Cabinet Reshuffle: Full Coverage
By Staff blogger - 05 June 10:07

Hutton and Hoon resign from the Cabinet, Alan Johnson appointed Home Secretary, Darling to remain Ch

Brown's survival hinges on the reshuffle
By James Macintyre - 05 June 9:17

In order to survive, the Prime Minister must not replace Alistair Darling with Ed Balls

Burning down the House
By Ted Vallance - 04 June 18:48

Bereft of ideas, the party leaders are ransacking the storehouse of history. Yet, in their very desp

Comrade turns on comrade in the dying days of New Labour
By Staff blogger - 04 June 18:48

The country waits for a government to lead again, with or without Mr Brown

The next Fame Academy
By Peter Wilby - 04 June 18:48

. . . on a celebrity parliament, cold-calling Labour and the Mongoose

After the massacre
By Andrew Grice - 04 June 18:48

With Brown’s chances of survival “less than 50-50”, a reform agenda with the Lib Dems may be Labour’

Parliament’s ambassador
By John Bercow - 04 June 18:48

The hapless Michael Martin is soon to depart as Speaker. The progressive Tory MP John Bercow explain

When dull men take drastic measures
By Gideon Donald - 04 June 18:48

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.

How to vote on 4 June
By Mark Watts - 29 May 19:06

Domestic disasters threaten to skew British voters' outlook in this year's EU polls. But knowing how

Conservative blogs lead online, says new report
By George Eaton - 28 May 19:58

Study says smears scandal has damaged Labour's online efforts

Clegg Confidential
By James Macintyre - 28 May 18:04

Nick Clegg's star is in the ascendant and membership to his party is rising. Our political correspon

Labour’s complacency of power
By Staff blogger - 28 May 14:10

The party must seize the initiative from Clegg and support electoral reform

Beware the clunking fist
By Leo McKinstry - 28 May 14:10

Ignore the conventional wisdom. The combination of an improving economy and Gordon Brown’s sheer blo

Commons confidential
By Kevin Maguire - 28 May 14:10

Druggie Dave tries Blair’s denim ball-muggers