The free schools say they are all-inclusive. But by making Latin compulsory or stressing church atte
Michael Gove says his education policies will help Britain’s poorest pupils, but will they just comp
Could an inquiry into the tycoon's past relationship with Downing Street provide the boost Miliband'
The candidates talk to the NS Trade Union Guide about funding, cuts, and the future of the labour mo
With the ballot for the Labour leadership under way, we asked the five candidates for their views on
The history of trade unions suggests they could be a valuable part of the “big society” – if only th
Mark Serwotka of the civil service union PCS talks to Samira Shackle.
Charlotte Middlehurst looks at changes to the prison service.
The firefighters’ leader, Matt Wrack, talks to Caroline Crampton.
Alyssa McDonald talks to teachers' unions about education reform.
Unite's leadership hopeful Len McCluskey talks to Emily Mann.
Jonathan Derbyshire meets Unison's leader, Dave Prentis.
This is a “watershed moment” for the TUC and its general secretary, Brendan Barber. He talks to Jon
Business Secretary Vince Cable agreed to address the TUC, but then, in what some union leaders haile
Moving Tony Blair's autobiography in bookshops shows that young people are not willing to be sold the wrong story.
Fear of a return to the 1980s has prevented an open debate on nuclear weapons.
Blair’s apologia takes him on a journey from future Labour leader to freelance statesman. Sadly, it
The former prime minister brought Labour out of the wilderness and made it a serious player again.
To tea for a natter with a cabinet minister.
Is the Prime Minister's director of communications, as his critics suggest, unfit to hold such high office?
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
A week of scandals, some of which the press are more keen to expose than others.
A Labour-led minority government did not come to pass in the UK -- but a similar arrangement has tak
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.
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.
The elder Miliband continues to defend an appalling breach of trust over Iraq.
The proposed rule-change could put an end to shadow cabinet elections and see the new leader make ap
Chris Wicarson claims MPs have been sending hundreds of suspiciously similar letters to Equitable Li
A torrid opening parliamentary session raises prospect of a new coalition to stop the Bill becoming