John Pilger on why the economic heresy of the Greeks offers hope
By John Pilger - 21 May 9:08

Greece is a microcosm of a modern class war rarely reported as such.

Come on, Labour – stop beating yourselves up about losing
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 May 9:08

As Labour’s top dogs square up for the leadership contest, it’s time for much-needed debate and poli

The path to Con-Dem nation
By James Macintyre - 21 May 9:08

If Labour and the Liberal Democrats are parties of the
centre left, why did they struggle to form

George and David do the salsa
By Sophie Elmhirst - 21 May 9:08

So, David Cameron set off on his Grand Tour of Scotland and Wales ("the provinces", in CCHQ lingo). Watching politicians on the move is fun in the post-Gillian Duffy era.

After we hung ’em
By Anthony Barnett - 19 May 16:04

Twelve immediate reflections on the coalition.

Should Labour become the “anti-immigration party”? Absolutely not
By Daniel Trilling - 18 May 17:42

David Goodhart is wrong -- and so was New Labour.

Deficit disorder: the Keynes solution
By Robert Skidelsky - 17 May 9:29

With the crisis in Greece as the trigger, the world monetary system is starting to disintegrate. Rob

The rise and fall of New Labour
By Anthony Giddens - 17 May 9:29

The architect of the Third Way argues that although the Blair-Brown years may not have been the new

Andy Coulson to head No 10's communications team
By New Statesman - 14 May 12:22

Former tabloid journalist Henry Macrory to join him.

Survey: Local papers more trusted source than councils
By Oliver Luft - 12 May 12:50

Study carried out by the Newspaper Society.

The breaking of the yellow tide
By Peter Kellner - 12 May 8:16

If you discussed the election with me just before polling day, you will be able to verify my claim; if not, you will just have to take my word for it.

Welcome to the era of no overall control
By Anne McElvoy - 12 May 8:16

The leaders’ debates energised what were, in truth, disappointing campaigns for all three main parti

All change at No 10

Gordon Brown’s decision to step down throws the party negotiations and the Labour leadership wide op

The NS interview: Caroline Lucas
By Alyssa McDonald - 12 May 8:16

“This is the beginning of a new force in Westminster”

The NS Interview: Shirley Williams
By Alyssa McDonald - 12 May 8:16

“Nick’s surge was too soon. The soufflé had time to stop rising.”

Selections and rejections
By George Eaton - 12 May 8:16

Oh, what a night

Dave plays the long game, but he won’t bat for the other side
By Gideon Donald - 12 May 8:16

We were at the New Inn when Dave realised he had blown it. The result from Tooting flashed up and, frowning, he almost shouted: "That doesn't look so clever, honey-bun."

The accidental political broadcast
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 May 8:16

Most would agree that television elbowed the print media out of the frame during this year's election and stomped on the toes of bloggers, tweeters and Mumsnetters alike.

Commons Confidential
By Kevin Maguire - 12 May 8:16

Cameron clucks off.

The perils of partnership
By Vernon Bogdanor - 12 May 8:16

The conventions governing a hung parliament have been published for the first time in a cabinet manual drawn up by Gus O'Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary.

A giant has stirred
By Anthony Barnett - 12 May 8:16

What's going on? The first televised leaders' debate made a huge impact on me, as it did on so many people in this country. Nick Clegg took his chance, and British politics ceased to be a two-party affair.

Leader: Nick Clegg teeters on the tightrope of power
By Staff blogger - 12 May 8:16

This is a moment of high danger for the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties, but also of opportunity. The voters returned 306 Conservative MPs, representing a 36 per cent share of the vote.

Goodbye to Punch and Judy
By Adam Boulton - 12 May 8:16

Be careful what you wish for

How the papers got it wrong
By Peter Wilby - 12 May 8:16

The media do not like complexity. The swing­ometers don't work.

The wooing of Nick Clegg
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 May 8:16

This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to heal the divide on the centre left. Don't betray us, N

Gaffes, guff and Gary Barlow
By Sophie Elmhirst - 12 May 8:16

In an email to supporters, Nick Griffin, leader of the BNP, wrote: "This is the last election the British National Party fights as a large small party - we are now a small large party." Griffin, yet again, showed his powers of

The political journey of Gordon Brown
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 10 May 20:05

Chris Harvie on the many faces of the Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown's last stand
By Jason Cowley - 09 May 11:28

There is a pathos to the struggles of Gordon Brown. Friends “mourn” for him, but the Prime Minister

Cameron reaches out to Clegg and Lib Dems
By New Statesman - 07 May 14:40

World is looking to Britain for decisive action, Cameron says.

Poll position
By Sophie Elmhirst - 05 May 16:37

With every election, a special breed of people who live by getting it right comes into its own. Meet

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