The myth of the welfare queen
By Ashley Sayeau - 09 August 9:18

The coalition’s attack on the benefits system appears to be a copy of US policy, and it is single mo

Unison threatens court action over NHS reforms
By New Statesman - 06 August 16:22

Union head claims that NHS managers are being 'pressurised' into changes.

Shadow ministers urge BBC to become co-operative
By New Statesman - 06 August 13:56

Jowell and Miliband argue that move would make corporation more democratic.

The backbencher with big ambitions
By James Macintyre - 06 August 9:23

James Macintyre meets Andrew Tyrie

Has Ed Miliband smelt the coffee?
By Richard Darlington - 05 August 16:30

New poll suggests that the next Labour leader will need to rebrand the party completely.

Talking shop at the Test is just not cricket
By Gideon Donald - 05 August 0:36

We may all be Etonians now, but the important thing is not where you were sent to school, it is with whom you chose to go to university, and there can be no doubting there has been a seismic shift within the party from Cambrid

Has David Davis ever seen Brokeback Mountain?
By Iain Dale - 05 August 0:36

The truth about the Tory maverick and the Hollywood hit.

100 days of Dave
By Tim Montgomerie - 05 August 0:36

Tim Montgomerie runs through the ten moments that define David Cameron’s first three months in power

The fear of unemployment spreads
By David Blanchflower - 05 August 0:36

If public anxiety foreshadows a rise in joblessness, the Chancellor may have to reverse course. And

Blair must be arrested under the Proceeds of Crime act
By John Pilger - 05 August 0:36

Having helped destroy other nations far away, our former prime minister — “peace envoy” to the Middle East -- is a criminal.

How Dave hit the ground sprinting
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 August 0:36

David Cameron has adopted shock-and-awe tactics in his first 100 days as Prime Minister, going furth

Nick Clegg is our Buzz Lightyear
By Alice Miles - 05 August 0:36

The government’s belief that volunteers can sort out society’s problems is nothing short of fantasy.

Leader: One last chance for the deficit hawks to change course
By Staff blogger - 05 August 0:36

The Tories and the Lib Dems could, and should, use the Spending Review to scale back the level of th

Central Office of Information to axe 40 per cent staff
By New Statesman - 04 August 11:12

287 jobs to go to create 'leaner' service.

Ed Miliband recruits thousands via text message
By Caroline Crampton - 02 August 12:32

But the comparisons with Barack Obama are now becoming more than a little stale.

The big art sell-off
By Stewart Lee - 02 August 9:06

The effect of David Cameron’s “big society” will be to drive artists and performers into the arms of

Leave the jokes to the comedians
By Chris Addison - 30 July 15:00

Nick Robinson's injection of sarky humour into news reporting is utterly misplaced. There is a place

“Charity doesn’t stop at home”
By James Macintyre - 30 July 11:08

Andrew Mitchell, the new International Development Secretary, talks to our political correspondent a

Let me explain the comfy trainers
By Rebecca Front - 30 July 10:04

If you enjoy watching the BBC series The Thick of It, you may well have wondered which female cabinet minister my character, Nicola Murray, is meant to be.

We don’t need you today, oh Mandy
By Gideon Donald - 30 July 9:55

Despite our best efforts, the Third Man charms his way past "friends in security" and corners Dave and me in the garden

Time for a truly English Labour Party
By Jon Cruddas - 29 July 8:13

There is Scottish Labour and Welsh Labour but England does not have its own national Labour Party. T

Leader: The season to be silly
By Staff blogger - 29 July 8:13

The House has risen, the children have been unleashed from school and the Tory bruiser David Davis has been heard muttering about the "Brokeback coalition". All in all, the silly season has begun.

Leader: Afghanistan, war crimes and the agony of a futile conflict
By Staff blogger - 29 July 8:13

The WikiLeaks material may prove a turning point for the anti-war cause.

It’s Operation Target Ed Miliband
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 July 8:13

Ed Miliband may have been attacked as a “Bennite” by the left and the right, but he still has the mo

The NS Interview: Alan B’Stard, former MP

“Get out of Afghanistan, Dave — there are safer places to get opium.”

How Blair failed the working man
By Alice Miles - 29 July 8:13

What the demise of the Trimdon Constituency Labour Club says about New Labour’s legacy.

Charity must not stop at home
By James Macintyre - 29 July 8:13

The International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, defends the decision to ring-fence oversea

Historians (II)
By Stephen Brasher - 29 July 8:13

R H (Richard Henry) Tawney wrote his most important work, Religion and the Rise of Capitalism, in 1926 after he had given up trying to be elected to parliament.

The Prince of Memoirs and the former pint minister
By Kevin Maguire - 29 July 8:13

Peter Mandelson's name can be added, I am told, to the growing list of politicians pursuing Andy Coulson over what he did or didn't get up to before signing up as David Cameron's mouthpiece.

Drop in the Baltic Dry signals trouble
By David Blanchflower - 29 July 8:13

All the economic indices are showing that there’s going to be a slowdown.

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