Electoral reform remains the key to unlocking democracy in this country
The ratification of the Lisbon Treaty creates new dilemmas for David Cameron-and for David Miliband
It is October 1973, and England are playing Poland at Wembley in a crucial World Cup qualifier. The score is 1-1, and Sir Alf Ramsey's team, once emblematic of the Swinging Sixties, are crashing out of the competition.
It is a myth that David Cameron and George Osborne have no ideas – from elected police chiefs to par
It's not that I'm not a supporter of GB. It's just that he definitely doesn't know my name
Legalising all drugs would raise billions in revenue
The Labour staffer had a wild glint in his eye as he claimed a knock-out win for Gordon Brown over David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions: his man was wearing a poppy, the leader of the opposition wasn't.
As contenders for the title "good idea" go, making a public speech denouncing government drug policy, when you are an adviser to the government on said policy, is not an obvious front-runner.
An exclusive portrait shoot of Tony Benn at his London home by renowned photographer Philip Sinden.
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The historian discusses his essay on the return of the politics of the mob
The Westminster village would do well to listen to an emboldened Peter Hain
In earlier decades, the atmosphere in the universities was
optimistic, heady even, stimulated by c
We live in an age when everyone is encouraged to have their say on Twitter or blogs. But, in our ang
The news that we are still in recession proves that this is no time to raise taxes
The referendum on Britain's membership of the EEC is often forgotten today.
Cameron's Tories, unlike the left, recognise that we are in social as well as economic crisis
The complacency of the political classes may yet send Britain into a depression.
Until he surfaced recently Royal Mail boss Adam Crozier had stayed strangely quiet
On the issue of race and the rise of the far right, it is time to condemn a little more and understa
Our moment is months, weeks and - if you can be bothered to calculate it - days away, and Dave is ticking them down like a distressed schoolboy awaiting the end of an arduous Michaelmas term.
The CWU (Communication Workers Union) is taking legal advice about going to the high court to stop Royal Mail hiring 30,000 agency staff to cope with the backlog caused by strikes and Christmas.
Does the Labour Party have any chance of winning the next election?
Asylum-seeking women are especially vulnerable to persecution, but the British immigration system do
Stewart is a man of action and a man of letters of a kind you no longer find in British politics
New Labour has done its best to destroy the Post Office as a public institution. Postal workers deserve better.
Question Time's grotesque stunt has allowed the BNP to enter the political mainstream. There is now
He is one of the most recognisable figures in modern British culture, whose trembling pronouncements from his Los Angeles home have entertained millions.