Farewell Hong Kong
By Robert Fell - 30 June 17:04

Robert Fell reflects on being a witness to the historic day, a decade ago, that Britain handed Hong

A reshuffle that actually works
By Martin Bright - 29 June 13:17

It's difficult to find fault with Brown's first cabinet - however hard you try

Anyone care about carers?
By James Medhurst - 28 June 16:37

They talk a good talk, but do the politicians or anyone else for that matter really care about the c

Waiting for the call
By Gerald Kaufman - 28 June 13:02

Veteran Labour MP Gerald Kaufman, who wrote the definitive guide on being a minister, recalls what i

The Brown revolution begins
By Martin Bright - 28 June 13:00

Unlike 1997, they were not cheering in the streets, but the arrival of the new prime minister could

The Almighty finally has His say
By Red Box - 28 June 13:00

So it's goodbye from Tony and his friends, and it's goodbye from us, but not before some presents ar

Dot and I gasp our last
By Rosie Waterhouse - 28 June 13:00

Observations on smoking

. . . and finally
By Rory Bremner - 28 June 13:00

The last word on Blair

No more Dolly, this is war
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 28 June 13:00

On personality, policy and money the Tories prepare for a new aggressive era

Britain's own C-word
By David Marquand - 28 June 13:00

The big question in coming months is how far the new leader will transform the machinery of state. D

Give children a break
By Peter Wilby - 28 June 13:00

Peter Wilby calls for less micro-managing of schools

Decoding Gordon
By Hari Kunzru - 28 June 13:00

There may not have been a contest but <strong>Gordon Brown</strong> still spent six weeks campaignin

Spotted: Harperson preparing speech on way to Manchester
By Kevin Maguire - 28 June 13:00

The latest gossip from Westminster and Manchester...

We're not facing up to the real housing crisis
By Mark Lynas - 28 June 13:00

If we don't limit the growth in population in this country, then we cannot hope to limit the impact

The new era
By Martin Bright - 27 June 19:14

Beasts at bay

Where next on nuclear weapons?
By Kate Hudson - 27 June 18:33

If Britain is to help bring about nuclear disarmament, we must cease to co-operate with America's na

He's not Tony Blair
By Martin Bright - 27 June 16:10

Gordon doesn't mince his words

Political theatre at its soppiest
By Martin Bright - 27 June 14:34

Not a dry eye in the house -- except the press gallery

Farewell to all that
By Martin Bright - 27 June 11:23

How does a political editor fill his time on the day Britain gets a new premier?

Renewing the party
By John Healey - 27 June 10:31

Political parties must ensure voters are more widely consulted if they want to thwart the BNP and st

Humbug 'til the end
By Sian Berry - 27 June 10:16

How Tony Blair's foreign farewell tour contributed 600 tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere, writes the G

Make Britain a human rights champion
By Tom Porteous - 27 June 10:11

Human Rights Watch's Tom Porteous gives his take on the direction foreign policy should take under G

Site to highlight women in politics
By Mike Butcher - 25 June 18:30

MP Margaret Moran is working with a group of female journalists to produce a site that would provide audio and visual content from a range of sources.

Thatcher the gay icon
By Brian Coleman - 25 June 12:13

'There are many gay Tory men who would like to sleep with David Cameron but it is Lady Thatcher whose portrait hangs over their bed!'

Democracy is good for you
By Martin Bright - 25 June 8:42

The deputy leadership race began in ridicule and ended in dignity

'A war of unimaginable atrocities'
By scotbroch922 - 22 June 16:45

Joe N'Damena, who was responsible for aid distribution at a Methodist church in Freetown, describes

Stepping on human rights
By Ben Ward - 21 June 17:08

Winning hearts and minds requires a new approach to terrorism, says Ben Ward

Bernard Manning, R.I.P.
By Owen Walker - 21 June 14:13

The Pakistani parliament mourns the passing of the politically-incorrent comic and David Miliband co

A Satanic Affair
By Martin Bright - 21 June 13:57

The unmentionable truth about Salman Rushdie's fiction

If only they told the truth
By Martin Bright - 21 June 13:00

When the NS revealed how the government would seek to bury bad news during the Blair-Brown transitio