Lying with passion
By Paul Evans - 03 October 10:56

The US vice-presidential debate, the ups and downs of Michael Gove plus all the rest of the news and

Crisis, what crisis?
By Dominic Sandbrook - 02 October 10:48

It is nearly 30 years since Jim Callaghan spoke of a sea change in British politics. We are at a sim

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 02 October 10:48

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: The world remade

The perils of regicide
By Steve Richards - 02 October 10:48

Five prime ministers in modern times have faced leadership challenges. But <strong>Gordon Brown</str

No credible alternative
By Martin Bright - 02 October 10:48

The Conservatives were supposed to be preparing for power in Birmingham. They were scuppered by even

Cameron's champage ban
By Kevin Maguire - 02 October 10:48

I overheard a City grandee complaining that the names of the hedge-fund boys bankrolling the leader'

Fighting on to the end
By Anthony Howard - 02 October 10:48

With our backs to the wall, and believing in the justice of our cause, each one of us must fight on

Weather makers
By James Robinson - 02 October 10:48

As storms break around Gordon Brown and David Cameron, politics is being shaped not by the party lea

Waiting for David
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 02 October 10:48

Who was the kung fu panda? What's a pillow menu? These were the questions keeping Tories awake at co

Blears joins the Tories
By Hazel Blears - 01 October 17:51

Surprise in Birmingham as government minister Hazel Blears turns up at the Tory conference only to s

Interview: Peter Mandelson
By James Macintyre - 01 October 10:49

Just before being reappointed to the Cabinet Peter Mandelson, one of the key architects of New Labou

Sombre Tories
By Grant Shapps - 01 October 10:10

'The mood has been somewhat sombre as the first priority is to ensure stability in the banking and f

Beware Brown's briefers
By James Macintyre - 30 September 15:54

Geoff Hoon warns against the unhealthy habit of briefing journalists, repeats his appeal to stay in

Labour's film stars
By Jonathan Calder - 30 September 10:51

I have been told that Glenda Jackson, an obscure backbencher who was briefly a transport minister, a

Tackling homelessness
By Grant Shapps - 29 September 19:34

'It is vital that this conference demonstrates our commitment to change; that we set out our plan fo

Cameron's liberal lie
By Ashish Prashar - 29 September 11:49

After two and a half years of working for the Tories, including being press officer and believing in

Yet to seal the deal
By Eric Pickles - 27 September 10:27

Manchester was a brutal and sometimes chaotic week, but the prospects for the forthcoming Conservati

Spending less time with your family...
By Richard Herring - 26 September 15:53

Wouldn't we like our politicians more if they didn't treat us like children? Wouldn't we like them m

Nuisance caller?
By Jonathan Calder - 26 September 13:56

Plans to telephone 250,000 people using a recorded message from Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg have been

Go fourth the stickers proclaimed
By Paul Evans - 26 September 12:40

Just what have the bloggers been saying in the week Gordon Brown pulled back from the brink...

Facing deportation
By Katy Taylor - 25 September 16:30

Asylum seekers the Nukajem family are waiting in Yarls Wood detention to find out if they are to be

Journalists: they can't live without us
By Brian Cathcart - 25 September 11:22

Amid all the changes delivered by communications technology, no one has yet found another way of gen

Cameron's Achilles' heel
By Alex Brummer - 25 September 11:22

Can the Conservatives handle the economy? The current opposition front bench is the least financiall

The dynamics of power
By Richard Reeves - 25 September 11:22

In his new study of British democracy in the 20th century David Marquand identifies four strands of

One step forward . . .
By Alice O'Keeffe - 25 September 11:22

The government has announced a new commitment to equal rights for asylum-seeking children. Now they

Brown’s big moment
By Martin Bright - 25 September 11:22

The Prime Minister faced down his enemies and won back Labour's confidence. Now comes the difficult

Truth and war mean nothing at the party conferences, argues John Pilger
By John Pilger - 25 September 11:22

The media turns the other way, or perverts the truth, while an increasingly imperialist United States rumbles on.

Hezzaband in Manchester
By Kevin Maguire - 25 September 11:22

Curses in Brownsville while the Buller mystery unfolds

Who are the British Asians?
By Ziauddin Sardar - 25 September 11:22

There is no such thing as the "Asian community". The label was imposed on a generation of migrants a

'Muted optimism' is the theme
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 25 September 11:22

The Tory conference will be a sober affair: any signs of hubris are to be nipped in the bud

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