Having a laugh at those low political moments
By Melissa Benn - 29 May 13:00

I can't get Cherie Blair out of my mind. Why do people dislike her so much? Is it the old prejudice

Why I was wrong about rationing
By Mark Lynas - 29 May 13:00

A far simpler way to constrain carbon is to deal "upstream" with the few dozen companies that produc

Tory regatta for Boris's seat
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 29 May 13:00

Henley is in the bag, and other by-elections could go blue, too

Unfit for purpose
By David Marquand - 29 May 13:00

The health of our leaders is important to them - but even more so to us. But, as a new study shows,

No more lectures, please
By Alex Brummer - 29 May 13:00

The Prime Minister took the credit for the good economic times. Now people expect him to shoulder so

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 29 May 13:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Myths and rumours

Drowning in debt
By Stephen Armstrong - 29 May 13:00

Today's twentysomethings were brought up to spend today and forget about tomorrow. But now the loans

Boris's scary arches
By Brendan O'Neill - 29 May 13:00

Observations on knife crime

Peace, The Essence of Faith
By Nims Obunge - 27 May 16:45

In the Bible, Jeremiah 29: 7 gives a clear mandate to the Israelite exiles in Babylon to seek and pursue the peace of the city they were held in. They are told to pray to the Lord for it with a promise that in the peace of that city they too would experience peace.

We need to do more for rape victims
By John Yates - 27 May 11:44

Top cop John Yates on why he believes more help for victims of sexual violence is needed, how police

Time for universal free school meals
By Sharon Hodgson - 27 May 11:42

Labour's Sharon Hodgson says universal free school meals are a vote winner and would boost the natio

May: A good result but more to do
By Theresa May - 23 May 17:15

Theresa May celebrates the outcome in the Crewe and Nantwich by-election but says the Conservatives

Blears defends Tory toffs campaign
By Hazel Blears - 23 May 17:05

Communities Secretary Hazel Blears defends Labour's 'Toffs' campaign in Crewe & Nantwich saying all

Madness and class war
By Paul Evans - 23 May 14:50

Schoolboy errors when it comes to mocking the posh plus what does the future hold for one Alan Milbu

Major is not the model
By Martin Bright - 23 May 13:55

The Labour Party is in serious trouble if it is looking to John Major for comfort in the wake of the

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 22 May 13:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Caryn

Now let the real battle begin
By Julian Baggini - 22 May 13:00

We need new ways to decide ethical issues

Wanted: new-thinking pioneers
By Martin Bright - 22 May 13:00

The intellectuals whose thinking underpinned Labour's return to office in 1997 have moved on. Where

Lisa Jardine on life and death
By Sholto Byrnes - 22 May 13:00

The new chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority did not seek a fight, but she is r

Secrets, lies and the Blairs
By Michael Levy - 22 May 13:00

Cherie suddenly brought forward the publication of her book to coincide with mine. To top it off, sh

Fewer weddings? Blame the Tories
By Peter Wilby - 22 May 13:00

Who killed marriage? Not the left

Brown must dare to reveal to voters his real core beliefs
By aloysiusmcd - 22 May 13:00

At the time of writing, Gordon Brown is still best placed to lead the Labour Party to victory at the next election. But only just.

The No 10 express
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 22 May 13:00

The Tories are preparing for office - but quietly, soberly, and with no triumphal champers

Securing Britain's energy
By Nick Clegg - 21 May 12:05

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg warns Gordon Brown not to go ahead with a new generation of coal power pla

You don’t have to be mad to work here…
By James Medhurst - 20 May 17:17

It is not new for political figures to be affected by mental illness – Winston Churchill was famousl

What Gordon should say next
By Bryan Gould - 19 May 11:25

Tackle inequality and slash spin. One-time Labour leadership contender Bryan Gould writes the speech

Undercover Mosque -- Justice is Done
By Martin Bright - 16 May 18:24

The absurd attempts by West Midlands police to discredit Channel 4's investigation into Islamist pre

A desperate need for care reform
By Gordon Lishman - 16 May 15:22

We are all living longer, and care provision must be central to Brown's social justice agenda, argue

A Tragic Loss
By Martin Bright - 16 May 14:13

Pauline Campbell was a tireless campaigner for women in prison following the suicide of her daughter

Toffs and Foreigners
By Paul Evans - 16 May 9:47

By-election tactics are backfiring and Marxists are having their names cleared, this week on the blo