So-called "efficiency savings" will lead to a decline in the quality of public services.
"We obviously still can't say 'toilet'." Thus spoke Colonel Fawn, also known as the editor of Gentlemen's Quarterly, Dylan Jones ("A classy ambassador", the Guardian), at our initial meeting to discuss his em
The return of the economy to growth explains why Labour has narrowed the gap on the Tories.
Why Brown decided to go for a May election.
Cameron’s strategic use of language suggests a Tory party that is modern and reformed, but scratch b
With the press more hostile to Labour than at any time since 1992, the leaders' debates are an oppor
Highlights of the New Statesman/Weber Shandwick post-Budget event.
Welfare was designed to improve our lives, but hasn’t. What we need is a compromise between Fabian-s
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace . . .
There's no escape from media obsession for modern political wives. But it seems they're only too wil
Roy Hattersley responds to Anthony Barnett’s New Statesman essay “Hang ’em”.
Brown has become all touchy-feely since the Prime Monster bullying row.
The Labour Chancellor fought off opponents in the party and earned a reputation during the financial
With commentators beside themselves at the prospect of a hung parliament in May, many have raised the spectre of the February 1974 election, when Ted Heath asked voters to choose between the government and the miners.
Political ambition and imagination have been downsized by the recession. Politics itself is shrinkin
We must think our way towards a more stable model for combining redistribution with growth.
The risks of a downgrade in the UK’s credit rating are low, but a double-dip recession remains disti
Labour needs to understand why so many of its natural supporters feel estranged from the party.
A hung parliament is still likely to result in a Tory government led by David Cameron, an economic i
New Labour wasted an unprecedented opportunity to reform Britain economically and politically and cr
“Satire is a black-and-white programme with Dudley Moore”
The Conservatives' decision to launch an all-out attack on Unite and its political director, Charlie Whelan, reveals concern that the union's marginals strategy will hurt the party.
The polls are chaotic, the public thinks that we, not Labour, will raise taxes, and Nick Clegg is so smug at the prospect of dominating the news agenda for the duration of a hung parliament that he looks fit to explode.
Chris Huhne, a former Labour man, is reluctant to rule out a
Tory-Liberal coalition. But he must k
In the pursuit of electoral success, it is wise to expect the unexpected.
So many pollsters are carrying out general election surveys now - each with its own approaches and baselines - that the best way to get the
Progressive realignment in one party, like socialism in one country, doesn't work.