The fall of John Taylor
By David Allen Green - 25 January 17:08

From rising star to fraudster.

Former Conservative peer guilty over expenses
By Duncan Robinson - 25 January 16:44

Lord Taylor has been found guilty of making £11,277 in false expenses claims.

Laurie Penny on the battle against benefit cuts and “poverty pimps”
By Laurie Penny - 24 January 10:38

Disabled people and their allies are fighting back against cuts – shame on the rest of us if we do not fight with them.

Blair, the BBC and dictatorship
By Anthony Barnett - 22 January 10:43

The Iraq war was a catastrophe for the way the UK is governed.

The appointment of Balls is good news for the country
By David Blanchflower - 21 January 18:48

Ed Balls is the last person George "Slasher" Osborne wanted to shadow him.

Bread, circuses and tea towels can’t stifle dissent, says Laurie Penny
By Laurie Penny - 21 January 16:20

The case for disrupting the royal wedding.

Good news and bad news in the flu furore
By Dominic Ponsford - 21 January 10:39

The worst of the outbreak may be over, but there are still no plans for a comprehensive vaccination

We can’t pin Iraq on Blair alone
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 January 9:20

It's time to hold all of the Iraq hawks to account, not just "Bliar".

Labour still don’t have a clue
By Christopher Montgomery - 20 January 18:13

The opposition can keep telling themselves that Cameron is a closet Thatcherite – but it won’t make

What If . . . We'd spared the Volunteers
By Dominic Sandbrook - 20 January 15:29

Dublin, 1916. After seven days of savage fighting and at a cost of almost 200 lives, the Easter Rising is over.

Making an example of Edward Woollard
By David Allen Green - 20 January 11:19

Has there been a miscarriage of justice?

The anti-abortion lobby is back on the warpath
By Julie Bindel - 20 January 10:59

With Tory MPs in favour of reducing time limits on terminations, feminist campaigners have a fight o

Arizona, arms and Aussie-style boozing
By Peter Wilby - 20 January 10:53

Why Jared Lee Loughner-style shootings would be inconceivable in the UK. Also, David Chaytor’s priso

Leader: The beginning of the end of the NHS
By Staff blogger - 20 January 7:20

The coalition's reforms pave the way for the full-scale privatisation of the health service.

Glorious Gloria vetoes voter
By Kevin Maguire - 20 January 7:20

A floating voter takes a shine to Gloria De Piero.

The coalition is held together by fear
By Vernon Bogdanor - 20 January 7:20

The Tory-Lib Dem pact gelled because both parties worried that Britain’s economy would collapse. But

The land of broken promises
By David Blanchflower - 19 January 18:01

The coalition may claim to be committed to front-line services and public-sector jobs, but the econo

“Vote Lib Dem!” says Gove (sort of)
By Duncan Robinson - 19 January 17:33

Education Secretary appears to implore voters to back Lib Dems when the Tories have no chance of win

David Owen: Lib Dems must “call a halt” to Conservative health reforms
By Duncan Robinson - 19 January 15:59

The former leader of the SDP attacks current Lib Dem policy in an essay in this week’s <em>New State

Cameron faces first Commons defeat
By Duncan Robinson - 18 January 18:22

David Davis and Jack Straw manage to secure a debate on giving prisoners the vote.

Laurie Penny: this divorce tax is emotional terrorism
By Laurie Penny - 17 January 14:29

Persuading poor people to stay married eases the strain on housing stocks and provides a modesty slip for inequality.

Full transcript | David Cameron | Speech on public service reform | 17 January 2011
By David Cameron - 17 January 12:16

"These reforms aren't about theory or ideology - they are about people's lives."

The politics of aspiration is dead: Laurie Penny on the new, defeatist rhetoric
By Laurie Penny - 13 January 14:36

No political party can now promise social mobility – instead politicians push the rhetoric of revenge.

British Political Facts
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 13 January 11:14

Not long ago I wrote an essay about Tony Blair and matters related for an estimable American journal.

Exclusive: Vince Cable – “Keynes would be on our side”
By Duncan Robinson - 13 January 10:46

Cable argues in this week’s New Statesman that the famous economist would back the coalition’s econo

Citizen Dave’s back-door dash
By Kevin Maguire - 13 January 10:32

Tory apparatchiks should choose more carefully next time they pick a hideaway for Cameron.

Ed can’t afford to miss this open goal
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 January 10:32

A recent 8-point lead over the Tories, sharing public feeling over the VAT increase and bankers’ pay

After the recession, the real pain begins
By Gavin Kelly - 13 January 9:37

Fuel price protests rattled Blair. The 10p tax row dogged Brown. Is David Cameron ready for the stor

Keynes would be on our side
By Vince Cable - 12 January 16:14

Vince Cable argues that although everyone claims to be a Keynesian, the coalition’s strategy of libe

Exclusive interview: Julian Assange on Murdoch, Manning and the threat from China
By New Statesman - 12 January 14:03

The WikiLeaks founder talks to John Pilger.