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

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.

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.”

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

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.

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.

The coalition makes welcome U-turn over rape
By James Macintyre - 26 July 16:38

Men will not be granted anonymity.

Was Andy Burnham right to call councillors the “foot soldiers” of the Labour Party?
By Alex Holland - 26 July 16:19

Leadership contender’s remark highlights the lack of grass-roots activists.

Why the “Brokeback Club” so badly misses the point
By James Macintyre - 26 July 15:25

Criticisms from the Tory right are useful for Cameron and Clegg.

Gillian Duffy backs David Miliband
By Caroline Crampton - 26 July 12:02

Woman at the centre of Gordon’s Brown’s “Bigotgate” blunder supports Miliband to succeed him as Labo

Ed Miliband wins backing of Unite
By Sophie Elmhirst - 25 July 11:52

The support of the UK’s largest union will give a major boost to his campaign.

Gordon Brown calls for “African century”
By Staff blogger - 24 July 13:53

Former prime minister makes his first major speech since leaving office.

David Davis slips up
By Staff blogger - 24 July 11:42

“Brokeback coalition” slur reveals rebel MP’s distaste at Cameron’s alliance with the Lib Dems.

A government of philistines
By Sholto Byrnes - 24 July 10:18

Cutting the arts is the last thing the coalition should be doing.

Radio 4 spurns Mandelson and Blair
By Caroline Crampton - 23 July 11:50

The coveted Book of the Week slot will go to the former Sunderland South MP Chris Mullin instead.

The NS Interview: Niall Ferguson
By Alyssa McDonald - 23 July 8:46

“I’m much more concerned about Iran than what’s going on in Gaza”

Andy Burnham.
Andy Burnham interview: extended transcript
By Jon Bernstein - 22 July 9:08

'Labour needs to make a clean break from the self-indulgence, the elitism, the factionalism..."

The maverick –– Diane Abbott
By Sophie Elmhirst - 22 July 8:11

It would be a mistake to take her apparently hard-left opinionising for yesterday’s argument: the lo