Look back for a brighter future
By Martin Jacques - 21 May 12:37

History will judge New Labour harshly. Unlike the 1945 government, it lacked a reforming vision – bu

From the street to the screen
By Matthew Goodwin - 21 May 12:37

Whether or not the European elections in June will produce Britain’s first ever far-right MEP, the British National Party (BNP) poses a real threat.

Diary: Ken Livingstone
By Ken Livingstone - 21 May 12:37

Note to self: don’t microwave the mice...

Just the sort of place the BNP loves
By Daniel Trilling - 21 May 12:37

Stoke is a town in decline and it is in declining towns that the far right is taking hold. Daniel Tr

Up the workers
By Peter Wilby - 21 May 12:37

. . . on pedantry, trouser presses and British primary elections

Has Cameron saved the EU?
By Roderick Parkes - 18 May 10:53

David Cameron's self-imposed marginalisation of the Tories in Brussels may help in an EU struggling

Action to salvage the people's trust
By Nick Clegg - 15 May 16:43

Parliament must move quickly to reform the disgraced expenses arrangements or voters will never forg

Snouts in a scandal
By Paul Evans - 15 May 14:00

MPs' expenses, the great grime renaissance and Canberra's Budget lock-in in our weekly round-up of t

Less than honourable
By James Macintyre - 14 May 11:02

MPs led by the Speaker have disgraced our democracy. The only certainty now is unprecedented voter a

The Fraud Squad
By Dominic Sandbrook - 14 May 11:02

Meet the light-fingered home secretary, the Railway King who robbed his own company . . . plus six o

Turn your back on a bad lot
By Peter Wilby - 14 May 11:02

. . . on toffs’ expenses, C P Snow and why sometimes it’s best to walk away

Attlee on leadership
By Clement Attlee - 14 May 11:02

‘‘A leader must have courage. He must have guts. He must be ready to act swiftly and decisively . .

Commons confidential
By Kevin Maguire - 14 May 11:02

All the gossip from the Westminster Village

Squish. Splat. Wallop?
By Steve Richards - 14 May 11:02

The Prime Minister is exhausted, abused and hapless. Labour MPs have one final opportunity to remove

Fiddle-gate? Nothing a little sang-froid can’t fix
By Gideon Donald - 14 May 11:02

The Jacobites had their king across the water; we have our pretender overlooking the water. They had Bonnie Prince Charlie; we have Boris the Former Big Time Charlie.

Pools, manure and Parliament
By Norman Baker - 12 May 12:23

Campaigning Lib Dem MP Norman Baker gives his take on the expenses saga that has a seen a wave of ne

Dragging politics down
By James Macintyre - 08 May 13:14

No matter the reality of the latest expenses revelations, the public perception of politics is slidi

Labour's critical mess
By Billy Hayes - 08 May 12:31

The leader of the Communications Worker Union, Billy Hayes, explains why he believes privatising Roy

A perpetually benevolent state
By Paul Evans - 08 May 10:56

Don't know much biology

The masses smell blood
By Peter Wilby - 07 May 12:22

. . . on the Gurkhas, Gordon Brown’s tin ear, and penalty shoot-outs

The Tories are destined to lose the ideological war
By Andy Beckett - 07 May 12:22

In his NS essay Andy Beckett argues that history is against David Cameron's brand of Conservatism

Inside Westminster
By Kevin Maguire - 07 May 12:22

The Jolly Roger's hoisted and no-one's laughing. All the gossip from the Westminster Village...

Even Jeremy Clarkson was moved to tears
By Gideon Donald - 07 May 12:22

What went on at the 30th Anniversary Dinner I hosted in Margaret’s honour remains at the 30th Anniversary Dinner I hosted in Margaret’s honour.

To the bitter end
By James Macintyre - 07 May 12:22

Gordon Brown is “hunkering down” in his bunker at Downing Street as the plotters scheme – but he is

Don't panic!
By Paul Ormerod - 07 May 12:22

Figures for government debt are constantly being revised upwards, and the numbers seem unimaginably

A Fortunate Life
By Roy Hattersley - 07 May 12:22

Readers who are interested in politics ought to begin Paddy Ashdown’s autobiography on page 155.

Black Rod's weakness
By Alastair Harper - 07 May 12:22

Observations on the second chamber

Time itself seems out of joint as Labour stumbles from one crisis
By Staff blogger - 07 May 12:22

There has always been a strong moral streak to support for the Labour Party.

Brown down but not out
By James Macintyre - 06 May 13:16

Our political correspondent on an explosive exchange at this week's Prime Minister's Questions...

We need to talk about Trident
By Kate Hudson - 05 May 16:32

If some senior Tories are questioning the point of Trident then surely Gordon Brown should live up t