The rule of the minority
By Caroline Crampton - 02 July 16:33

With a referendum on electoral reform announced, the spotlight turns on those MPs who did not secure

Clegg launches government's first crowdsourcing website
By Staff blogger - 02 July 11:36

Initiative allows citizens to submit their ideas to the government.

Coalition economics: the view from the East End
By Robin Wales - 01 July 17:04

Areas like Newham need investment, not cuts, says the borough’s mayor.

Rights at work should be back on Labour’s agenda
By Richard Darlington - 01 July 16:31

Trade unions have a say in this leadership election, too.

Laurie Penny: Digital Politics - Replacing 'unnecessary laws'
By Laurie Penny - 01 July 14:40

It’s time to ditch the Digital Economy Act.

David Miliband distances himself from Blair and Brown
By Caroline Crampton - 01 July 12:33

Labour leadership contender feels Blair failed to deliver on promises to Middle England and that Bro

Liam Fox insists we cannot abandon Afghanistan
By New Statesman - 01 July 9:58

The defence secretary says that to leave early would be to betray the sacrifices of our fallen soldi

Hague seeks closer ties with the EU
By New Statesman - 01 July 9:46

In a speech today, foreign secretary William Hague is to call for the UK to increase its influence i

Leader: We must talk to the Taliban and end this war
By Staff blogger - 01 July 8:08

The Americans and British must seek a negotiated political settlement immediately.

Labour needs to reconnect with England
By David Miliband - 01 July 8:08

Labour has lost four million voters in England since 1997. To win them back it must start speaking t

Whelan and dealin’ for Bachelor Ed
By Kevin Maguire - 01 July 8:08

The former SAS officer Andrew "Two Chauffeurs" Robathan is going undercover.

The coalition: a pact signed in blood
By James Macintyre - 01 July 8:08

As a demonstration of his commitment to the coalition, David Cameron is considering reversing his op

Trick or tweet with Andy Coulson
By Gideon Donald - 01 July 8:08

As progressive Conservatives, "we don't do football" - a policy decision that almost caused a diplomatic incident when Dave sat down with die Merkel to watch last Sunday's match.

David Miliband becomes Labour’s lone star against a graduate tax
By Richard Darlington - 30 June 16:19

Unlike the other leadership candidates, Miliband stands firmly against a graduate tax to save univer

Nowhere man
By George Walden - 28 June 9:10

David Cameron is the apotheosis of the postmodern politician. A cloud of unreality and inauthenticit

Laurie Penny: Face the facts, Labour’s fingerprints were all over the Budget
By Laurie Penny - 25 June 18:47

Osborne may have smacked us in the face, but Harman, Darling and co stabbed us in the back.

Labour and Tories choose Select Committee members
By John Ashmore - 25 June 17:10

The two largest parties have elected their members to the Commons Select Committees, the Lib Dems co

Cutting welfare spending leads to more deaths
By New Statesman - 25 June 10:05

New analysis of data from across Europe shows that cutting spending on welfare increase the likeliho

In which I take a grip of Clegg’s clammy hand
By Gideon Donald - 24 June 7:30

At an Old Boys' Dinner, and, after toasts had been drunk, the conversation turned, as it invariably does, to what makes a great fag.

“Looks," said Wentworth-Stanley. "Obviously."

This Budget kills recovery at birth
By David Blanchflower - 24 June 7:30

As a result of this reckless Budget the UK will suffer a double-dip recession or worse.

What does it mean to be a “British citizen”?
By Alice Miles - 24 June 7:30

The Tories make heavy weather of wanting to cut down on immigration –– yet there seems little eviden

The Tories are still the Nasty Party
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 June 7:30

David Cameron came to power as a moderniser, but the Budget shows that the spirit of Thatcher lives

The costs of the new politics
By Peter Wilby - 24 June 7:30

The coalition’s shaky positions on Afghanistan, education, family matters and the motorist, and the

Libido Democrats and phantom scribblers
By Kevin Maguire - 24 June 7:30

The Libido Democrat Chris Huhne should be praying that he doesn't suffer the same ignominious fate as David Laws, the short-lived Treasury chief cutter forced to resign over parliamentary expenses.

Leader: The Liberal Democrats fail to pass the first “progressive” test
By Staff blogger - 24 June 7:30

A week before George Osborne unveiled his first Budget, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) issued a report suggesting that the policy of his predecessor, Alistair Darling, would have reduced the bulk of the deficit by

Budget 2010: everything you need to know

Live: all the measures as they are announced.

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 21 June 9:13

Greece, part 1

An enlightenment fit for the 21st century
By Matthew Taylor - 21 June 8:52

The Tories’ “big society” challenges the people, and not just governments, to embrace change. To eff

Labour best forget about a quick comeback
By Meghnad Desai - 18 June 9:09

What matters is not returning to No 10 as soon as possible, but renewal, argues the prominent econom

To the schools that have, more is given
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 June 8:12

Labour’s academy programme at least had the noble aim of helping failing schools in poorer areas. Mi