Who's backing Boris?
By Staff blogger - 16 August 13:27

The race is on in the Conservative Mayoral Primary, with four candidates battling to stand against K

Drawn and quartered
By Richard Maiden - 16 August 13:00

Observations on urban renaissance

The most important protest of our time
By Mark Lynas - 16 August 13:00

Aviation is the incendiary issue in environmental politics today. The campaigners at Heathrow are ju

No mercy for Ming
By Rosa Prince - 16 August 13:00

The polls may be bad for David Cameron, but they are even worse for Menzies Campbell. The knives are

Power to the people?
By Andrew Boff - 14 August 11:39

Andrew Boff says his main goal is democratic renewal including allowing Londoners the right to draw

Why I want to take on Ken
By Victoria Borwick - 14 August 11:19

Victoria Borwick wants to expose the shortcomings of Ken Livingstone's mayoralty, cut back on waste,

Warwick's vision for London
By Warwick Lightfoot - 14 August 11:02

Warwick Lightfoot says London's strengths as an international and cosmopolitan centre are not matche

Politics and alcohol
By Brian Coleman - 13 August 11:12

One Tory backbencher of my acquaintance always made a better speech after he had consumed a bottle o

Silliest of seasons?
By Owen Walker - 10 August 16:13

Owen Walker charts some of the more frivolous offerings out there in the blogosphere

The devil may care
By Ben Davies - 10 August 15:52

Satanism, Father Ted, the London Mayoral race and other matters

Get it right this time
By Caroline Lucas - 09 August 13:00

Observations on foot and mouth

The road fix
By Jonathan Leake - 09 August 13:00

Why do we keep building more roads? Because when it comes to planning, the deck is cynically stacked

Britain: our divided nation
By Marika Mathieu - 09 August 13:00

The income gap between rich and poor goes on getting bigger, yet we seem remarkably unconcerned

Salmond's audacious leap
By Douglas Fraser - 09 August 13:00

The First Minister may hold power by a whisker, but he acts like a man with a landslide. Now it's ti

A cop with paramilitary pretensions
By Darcus Howe - 09 August 13:00

They were given the order to shoot to kill - and this referred to anyone they deemed a suicide bombe

No solution for the poor
By guillaumehar820 - 09 August 13:00

Observations on fraud

Bright in the Guardian
By Martin Bright - 07 August 15:00

Martin's interview in the Guardian's media section

Make a difference on 4x4s
By Sian Berry - 07 August 11:16

Sian calls on opponents of big polluting cars to stand up and be counted to make sure owners get hit

Iraq, the MOD and class warfare
By Matthew Holehouse - 06 August 15:38

How the 'positive' story of the Iraq war could be taught to British children

Does Lembit have the 'Mayor factor'?
By Owen Walker - 03 August 15:21

The cheeky Lib Dem milks speculation of a London mayoral bid for all its worth

YouTube Democracy?
By Raffaello Pantucci - 03 August 15:19

If politicians really want interactivity, then they'll have to do more than just 'connect' with vote

Jacqui Smith: The Interview
By Martin Bright and John Kampfner - 02 August 13:00

She may be using a softer language on the big crime and security issues of the day but Britain's fir

Ties with the US: a good start but still some worrying signs
By Staff blogger - 02 August 13:00

For all Brown's cooler body language with Bush, the early signs are that on strategic issues he, too

So very unprofessional
By Martin Bright - 02 August 13:00

How did David Cameron lose his nerve and his bearings in just one month? Martin Bright looks at the

Tony Blair - a penitent Catholic
By Sholto Byrnes - 02 August 13:00

We have had a Jewish prime minister in Disraeli, a Methodist in Thatcher, but still not a Catholic

Wages for angels
By Peter Wilby - 02 August 13:00

Disgruntlement in the NHS is greater than ever

It’s business as usual for Labour’s fat cats
By Kevin Maguire - 02 August 13:00

Is "Basher" Davis plotting to have Druggie Dave shot for crimes against Conservatism?

Cohen vs Hari: the battle of the pro-war Left
By Martin Bright - 01 August 18:56

Could the spat between Nick Cohen and Johann Hari provide the space for the left to discuss the cons

Dave's not in love with the common people
By Martin Bright - 01 August 18:29

Try as he might David Cameron just can't avoid patronising the lower orders

Shambo: Sacrificing Hinduism's credibility
By Jay Lakhani - 01 August 13:50

The "Save Shambo" saga has done severe damage to the public image of a majestic religion. For an alt