The sperm lottery
By Irwin Stelzer - 10 December 5:47

Our tax system is inequitable, but it seems neither main party is capable of change – Labour is obse

Bonus of contention
By Alyssa McDonald - 10 December 5:47

Before Alistair Darling had announced the one-off 50 per cent tax on bonuses over £25,000 - before he'd even stood up to present the pre-Budget report - bankers were hitting back at government plans to tax them.

In the bleak midwinter, frosty Ffion made moan
By Gideon Donald - 10 December 5:47

Christmas comes but once a year, which means, fortunately, so do carols with the Howards.

A genocide denied
By Geoffrey Robertson - 10 December 5:47

Newly uncovered Foreign Office memos show how New Labour has played politics with the massacre of th

Bite-sized briefing: UK
By Staff blogger - 10 December 5:47

The pre-Budget report was presented in parliament. The Chancellor, Alistair Darling announced measures including:

Coalition could make Labour work
By Roy Hattersley - 10 December 5:47

Proportional representation would free Labour to be radical again

Camp Cameron and the progressives
By Anne McElvoy - 10 December 5:47

The extraordinary reaction to Speaker Bercow and his wife shows that Cameron and his allies only rea

“Gordon is like me – he’s an axeman”
By James Macintyre and Sophie Elmhirst - 10 December 5:47

As he prepared to fly out to the Copenhagen summit, John Prescott reflected on his regrets about the

Deniers, bankers and royal snappers
By Peter Wilby - 10 December 5:47

Climate change deniers should reveal whether they hold lucrative 'catastrophe' bonds

Bad idea: Growing Gatwick
By Alyssa McDonald - 10 December 5:47

If ever there was a bad week to start talking again about extra airport runways - and not just at Heathrow, but Gatwick, too - surely this was it.

John Pilger on why the invasion of Iraq is the crime of the century
By John Pilger - 10 December 5:47

The purpose of the Chilcot inquiry is to normalise an epic crime by providing enough of a theatre.

Leader: Our craven calculations in Iraq must not infect Afghanistan
By Staff blogger - 10 December 5:47

The Iraq war was a ruinous mistake. The lessons from it have not yet been learned.

Labour must go for growth
By Rachel Reeves - 07 December 13:57

Alistair Darling must use the pre-Budget report to explain why the Tories would take us deeper into

Take a walk on the dark side
By James Burgess - 03 December 14:34

The Conservatives' European journey

Cameron's inheritance-tax error
By James Macintyre - 03 December 5:20

Conservative donors stand to gain from David Cameron's planned cuts to inheritance tax

Cameron gives the Tories some welly
By Gaby Hinsliff - 03 December 5:20

Cameron may be comfortable with his personal blend of retro and metro, but bridging such gaps within

Tony still has the X-factor
By Fran Reddington - 03 December 5:20

I feel like I've gone back in time. We are drowning in the sticky stew of Iraq once more thanks to Chilcot.

Leader: Britain’s chilling libel laws must be reformed
By Staff blogger - 03 December 5:20

The UK's libel system has enabled an extraordinary assault on free speech to take place. Labour must

Keep the stimulus going, Darling
By David Blanchflower - 03 December 5:20

Now is not the time to start paying off the debt, cutting public expenditure or raising taxes

Blair, Iraq and climate comrades
By Peter Wilby - 03 December 5:20

Apologies to Mark Lynas, George Monbiot, Ed Miliband and all my other green friends, but I have decided I no longer believe in man-made global warming.

A little boy lost in the City
By Gideon Spanier - 03 December 5:20

George Osborne could soon be running the nation’s finances. He may be politically savvy, but bankers

Return to sender
By Shami Chakrabarti - 03 December 5:20

A vulnerable young man, Gary McKinnon, will soon be extradited to the US for a crime he committed from his bedroom in London.

The great survivor
By Jason Cowley - 03 December 5:20

As Labour prepares for the general election, Jack Straw talks candidly about his relationship with G

Bite-sized briefing: UK
By Staff blogger - 03 December 5:20

David Cameron apologised for wrongly claiming that two Islamic schools with alleged links to the group Hizb ut-Tahrir had received money from a government fund for combatting violent extremism.

Climate warriors march into the rain
By Bibi van der Zee - 03 December 5:20

It's a relief to watch the whole environmental movement getting on its feet just in time for Copenhagen.

Iraq, Palin and building bridges
By Peter Wilby - 26 November 5:41

A trial is what those of us who consistently opposed the Iraq war desperately want

What are the odds?
By Peter Kellner - 26 November 5:41

Anything between a Labour lead of 1 per cent and a Tory lead of 10 per cent is likely to give us a h

No more leadership talk, please
By Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre - 26 November 5:41

Alan Johnson defends Gordon Brown and insists the debate on electoral reform is not over

Doing deals in Downing Street
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 26 November 5:41

Recent opinion polls have fluctuated wildly, but one thing is certain: there is still no great love

Leader: Towards a progressive consensus
By Staff blogger - 26 November 5:41

Labour should prepare for a possible hung parliament by forming a partnership of principle with the

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