The republican moment

The Liberal Democrats understand, as the public does,
that our politics is broken. Now, the nation

The right hand of God
By Sunny Hundal - 24 April 11:54

Christian fundamentalists form a noisy wing of the Conservative Party, and their influence is growin

The Tories’ volcano economics
By David Blanchflower - 23 April 14:30

Gardeners understand that a late frost can kill off early growth. It is the same in the first days o

Cleggmania? You gotta be kidding
By Andrew Stephen - 23 April 9:16

Sorry, Nick: America just isn't ready for Cleggmania.

Luton, we have lift-off!
By Esther Rantzen - 23 April 9:13

Three-horse race

Lights, Cameron, dissatisfaction...
By Gideon Donald - 22 April 8:06

We all remember where we were when it became apparent that things were going awry. I was in my flat in the Albany with Letwin and Willetts.

What if .... Benn had been deputy
By Dominic Sandbrook - 22 April 8:06

It was late in the evening of 27 September 1981, and the tension in the Brighton conference hall was close to breaking point when the result was finally announced.

Never a frown with Gordon Brown
By Kevin Maguire - 22 April 8:06

The dirty tricks department at Tory Towers attempted to hire a BBC impressionist to lampoon Gordon Brown.

Leader: This is a progressive moment: we mustn’t squander it
By Staff blogger - 22 April 8:06

We need a Labour-Lib Dem partnership to clean up and repair our broken political system.

The third man
By Rafael Behr - 22 April 8:06

The Tories’ and Labour’s sense of entitlement has been challenged in a strange and brilliant spasm o

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 22 April 8:06

Big namesakes

Election 2010: what would the three main parties do to the arts?
By Charlotte Newman - 22 April 8:06

What Labour would do

  • A biennial Festival of Britain to celebrate British achievements in the arts
  • A nationwide reduced-rate ticket scheme to mimic the National Theatre's £10 deals
Britain calls it mellow yellow
By Mike Smithson - 22 April 8:06

Youth of today

Nick Clegg: international man of mystery
By Will Self - 22 April 8:06

I don't know Gordon Brown - do you? I don't know Dave Cameron, either, not even remotely. As for Nick Clegg, he's an enigma - albeit not one I feel driven to solve.

Harman power
By James Macintyre - 22 April 8:06

Labour’s deputy leader talks to James Macintyre about Cleggmania and Cameron’s “arrogance”.

Clegg may yet plump for Cameron
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 April 8:06

Inside Lib Dem HQ, there is talk of the party providing Cameron with "supply and confidence" in the

Polls, pacts and stranded Brits
By Peter Wilby - 22 April 8:06

As I write, opinion polls predict a three-way split in the election result.

Bercow's last stand?
By Mark Seddon - 21 April 12:39

Ukip's Nigel Farage is fighting a fierce campaign in Buckingham to defeat the Speaker, John Bercow.

Gilbey on Film: election special
By Ryan Gilbey - 20 April 14:26

Our critic's verdict on the party political broadcasts.

Laurie Penny: Nick Clegg's rhetorical triumph in the 2010 TV debates
By Laurie Penny - 16 April 11:03

The TV debates show the importance of ancient rhetorical skills.

Gone to the dogs
By Daniel Trilling - 16 April 9:15

Barking in east London was once such a Labour stronghold that the party barely needed to canvass. Now the BNP threatens to seize control. Daniel Trilling follows both far-right and anti-fascist activists on the campaign trail.

Prezza bowls a Googly
By George Eaton - 15 April 8:07

Could the Tories' Google strategy end up costing them?

Leader: Bring on the little platoons
By Staff blogger - 15 April 8:07

The Big Society is the Tories' big idea.

Commons Confidential
By Kevin Maguire - 15 April 8:07

Stairway with Stapleton

Leader: Time for our politicians to speak the truth about tax rises
By Staff blogger - 15 April 8:07

The inconvenient truth is that, without tax rises, we will never be able to close the fiscal gap.

There’s no such thing as a “big society”

The Tories' rhetoric about progressive conservatism does nothing to mask the fact their ideas mark a

What Ronald Reagan knew
By Dominic Sandbrook - 15 April 8:07

Tall, calm, gracious, determined – the Republican challenger destroyed Jimmy Carter in a televised d

Swings and narrows of outrageous fortune
By Mike Smithson - 15 April 8:07

The Conservatives have stalled in the polls again and a hung parliament is more likely.

Dave gets his frock in a twist
By Gideon Donald - 15 April 8:07

Keep it dull, Donald" is the rallying cry for our campaign and I have, if anything, been overachieving. Any spot of colour has been obliterated, any imaginative dash expunged.