Attlee on leadership
By Clement Attlee - 14 May 11:02

‘‘A leader must have courage. He must have guts. He must be ready to act swiftly and decisively . .

Commons confidential
By Kevin Maguire - 14 May 11:02

All the gossip from the Westminster Village

Squish. Splat. Wallop?
By Steve Richards - 14 May 11:02

The Prime Minister is exhausted, abused and hapless. Labour MPs have one final opportunity to remove

Fiddle-gate? Nothing a little sang-froid can’t fix
By Gideon Donald - 14 May 11:02

The Jacobites had their king across the water; we have our pretender overlooking the water. They had Bonnie Prince Charlie; we have Boris the Former Big Time Charlie.

Less than honourable
By James Macintyre - 14 May 11:02

MPs led by the Speaker have disgraced our democracy. The only certainty now is unprecedented voter a

The Fraud Squad
By Dominic Sandbrook - 14 May 11:02

Meet the light-fingered home secretary, the Railway King who robbed his own company . . . plus six o

Turn your back on a bad lot
By Peter Wilby - 14 May 11:02

. . . on toffs’ expenses, C P Snow and why sometimes it’s best to walk away

Pools, manure and Parliament
By Norman Baker - 12 May 12:23

Campaigning Lib Dem MP Norman Baker gives his take on the expenses saga that has a seen a wave of ne

Dragging politics down
By James Macintyre - 08 May 13:14

No matter the reality of the latest expenses revelations, the public perception of politics is slidi

Labour's critical mess
By Billy Hayes - 08 May 12:31

The leader of the Communications Worker Union, Billy Hayes, explains why he believes privatising Roy

A perpetually benevolent state
By Paul Evans - 08 May 10:56

Don't know much biology

Time itself seems out of joint as Labour stumbles from one crisis
By Staff blogger - 07 May 12:22

There has always been a strong moral streak to support for the Labour Party.

The masses smell blood
By Peter Wilby - 07 May 12:22

. . . on the Gurkhas, Gordon Brown’s tin ear, and penalty shoot-outs

The Tories are destined to lose the ideological war
By Andy Beckett - 07 May 12:22

In his NS essay Andy Beckett argues that history is against David Cameron's brand of Conservatism

Inside Westminster
By Kevin Maguire - 07 May 12:22

The Jolly Roger's hoisted and no-one's laughing. All the gossip from the Westminster Village...

Even Jeremy Clarkson was moved to tears
By Gideon Donald - 07 May 12:22

What went on at the 30th Anniversary Dinner I hosted in Margaret’s honour remains at the 30th Anniversary Dinner I hosted in Margaret’s honour.

To the bitter end
By James Macintyre - 07 May 12:22

Gordon Brown is “hunkering down” in his bunker at Downing Street as the plotters scheme – but he is

Don't panic!
By Paul Ormerod - 07 May 12:22

Figures for government debt are constantly being revised upwards, and the numbers seem unimaginably

A Fortunate Life
By Roy Hattersley - 07 May 12:22

Readers who are interested in politics ought to begin Paddy Ashdown’s autobiography on page 155.

Black Rod's weakness
By Alastair Harper - 07 May 12:22

Observations on the second chamber

Brown down but not out
By James Macintyre - 06 May 13:16

Our political correspondent on an explosive exchange at this week's Prime Minister's Questions...

We need to talk about Trident
By Kate Hudson - 05 May 16:32

If some senior Tories are questioning the point of Trident then surely Gordon Brown should live up t

Responding to disasters in the age of social media
By Charlie Edwards - 04 May 22:34

When faced with national emergencies social media offers a vital tool for empowering individual citi

Reforming our public services
By Henry Kippin - 04 May 18:17

As the post-Budget dividing lines become ever clearer, there seems to be a gradual re-emergence of i

Seeking equality
By Simon Woolley - 01 May 21:18

Though not truly radical, the government's Equality Bill represents a welcome marker, argues the Dir

Ghurkas and more
By Paul Evans - 01 May 17:16

The plight of the Gurkhas, Obama's 100th day and Jarvis Cocker in our weekly round-up of the politic

A question of competence
By Chris Huhne - 01 May 14:03

Jacqui Smith's tenure at the Home Office has been mired in controversy. The country deserves better,

Caught in the net
By James Harkin - 30 April 13:21

Whatever prophets of the net say, information for its own sake is not power. Power is power. The rel

Diary: Paul Johnson
By Paul Johnson - 30 April 13:21

Of all the popes I have known

Watch out for Colonel Fawn
By Gideon Donald - 30 April 13:21

A year to go to the election and the race to head up David’s inner sanctum, the only race in town, is approaching the final turn, with the field beginning to bunch up. No better time, then, to consider the runners and riders.