Class war in the classroom
By Alice Miles - 14 September 8:54

The free schools say they are all-inclusive. But by making Latin compulsory or stressing church atte

Selling off the schools system
By Melissa Benn - 14 September 8:53

Michael Gove says his education policies will help Britain’s poorest pupils, but will they just comp

David Miliband and Murdoch
By Caroline Crampton - 13 September 19:35

Could an inquiry into the tycoon's past relationship with Downing Street provide the boost Miliband'

The Labour leadership contest and the unions
By Caroline Crampton - 13 September 13:54

The candidates talk to the NS Trade Union Guide about funding, cuts, and the future of the labour mo

Friends reunited
By Staff blogger - 13 September 11:18

With the ballot for the Labour leadership under way, we asked the five candidates for their views on

Let the enemy in
By Alastair Reid - 13 September 11:17

The history of trade unions suggests they could be a valuable part of the “big society” – if only th

Mark Serwotka: We can strike again
By Samira Shackle - 13 September 11:08

Mark Serwotka of the civil service union PCS talks to Samira Shackle.

Prison service: Don’t throw away the key
By Charlotte Middlehurst - 13 September 11:06

Charlotte Middlehurst looks at changes to the prison service.

Matt Wrack: A safety match
By Caroline Crampton - 13 September 11:03

The firefighters’ leader, Matt Wrack, talks to Caroline Crampton.

Teachers' unions: Speaking as one
By Alyssa McDonald - 13 September 10:46

Alyssa McDonald talks to teachers' unions about education reform.

Len McCluskey: Burning desire
By Emily Mann - 13 September 10:44

Unite's leadership hopeful Len McCluskey talks to Emily Mann.

Dave Prentis: Our time has come
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 13 September 10:42

Jonathan Derbyshire meets Unison's leader, Dave Prentis.

Brendan Barber: There is an alternative
By Jon Bernstein - 13 September 10:41

This is a “watershed moment” for the TUC and its general secretary, Brendan Barber. He talks to Jon

Trade-offs must be made
By Vince Cable - 13 September 10:39

Business Secretary Vince Cable agreed to address the TUC, but then, in what some union leaders haile

Laurie Penny on Tony Blair's The Journey: Bring the political classes to book
By Laurie Penny - 11 September 14:02

Moving Tony Blair's autobiography in bookshops shows that young people are not willing to be sold the wrong story.

Is Trident New Labour’s shibboleth?
By Alex Holland - 10 September 12:39

Fear of a return to the 1980s has prevented an open debate on nuclear weapons.

A Journey
By Roy Hattersley - 10 September 8:20

Blair’s apologia takes him on a journey from future Labour leader to freelance statesman. Sadly, it

Why we should be grateful to Tony
By Irwin Stelzer - 09 September 8:15

The former prime minister brought Labour out of the wilderness and made it a serious player again.

Clegg’s slice of phone-hacking luck
By Kevin Maguire - 09 September 8:15

To tea for a natter with a cabinet minister.

Andy Coulson
Mehdi Hasan: Hacking into Andy Coulson’s past
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 September 8:15

Is the Prime Minister's director of communications, as his critics suggest, unfit to hold such high office?

Project Shaft continues – such fun
By Gideon Donald - 09 September 8:15

One regrets using the term “the gift that keeps on giving" - a phrase every bit as hackneyed as "smorgasbord", the use of which, were I reduced to being the editor of a national newspaper, would lead to instant dismissal if tr

Murdoch, Coulson and Rooney
By Peter Wilby - 09 September 8:15

A week of scandals, some of which the press are more keen to expose than others.

Leader: A tale of two very different coalition governments
By Staff blogger - 09 September 8:15

A Labour-led minority government did not come to pass in the UK -- but a similar arrangement has tak

Dictators (I)
By Stephen Brasher - 09 September 8:15

In 1934, Methuen published the books series If I Were Dictator, offering well-known figures of the day the chance to wield absolute power. Two MPs took part.

I'm game if you are
By Michael Brooks - 09 September 8:15

Pairing people off can have some nasty and unexpected side effects. Occasionally, it works: Torvill and Dean spring to mind, as do Crick and Watson.

Sorry, David, you’re not the man to lead Labour
By Anthony Barnett - 08 September 19:25

The elder Miliband continues to defend an appalling breach of trust over Iraq.

Labour MPs to vote on new powers for leader
By New Statesman - 08 September 9:24

The proposed rule-change could put an end to shadow cabinet elections and see the new leader make ap

MPs under fire from Equitable Life chief
By New Statesman - 07 September 14:53

Chris Wicarson claims MPs have been sending hundreds of suspiciously similar letters to Equitable Li

AV referendum bill passes second reading
By New Statesman - 07 September 9:54

A torrid opening parliamentary session raises prospect of a new coalition to stop the Bill becoming

What if . . . The Liberals hadn't split
By Dominic Sandbrook - 07 September 8:56

Reading a review copy of Roy Hattersley's new life of David Lloyd George last week, I fell to wondering whether history could have worked out differently.