Dinner for wife and kids
By Nick Pearce - 04 September 13:00

Observations on Danish prisons

A conspiracy unravels
By Red Box - 04 September 13:00

Gordon wants to eliminate Stephen, Stephen and Tony scheme against Gordon, Tony conspires with Alan

Mystic Martin
By Martin Bright - 03 September 13:50

My powers as a soothsayer looked a little bit wobbly on my return from holiday. In my first column after the break I suggested that Tony Blair could announce the timetable for his departure “well in advance” of party conference. Oops! Such are the risks of political prophecy.

Blunders, yes, but idealism, too
By Brian Brivati - 28 August 13:00

Terrible mistakes have been made, but overall I believe the historical judgement on the Blair years

Everyone's a winner - or a cheat
By Red Box - 28 August 13:00

Dr Reid wants the credit, Gordon meets a champion and Tony learns a valuable lesson.

When we need to be frightened, and when we do not
By Staff blogger - 28 August 13:00

Ministers must not be allowed to scare us into accepting new terror laws

Changing the rules*
By Sadakat Kadri - 28 August 13:00

Is it a crime to wear a peace slogan at Westminster? Can your other half enter a civil partnership w

The flaws in tabloid laws
By Clive Stafford Smith - 21 August 13:00

A populist policy will cut paedophiles off from proper supervision and make future crimes virtually

Wanted: a new foreign policy
By Staff blogger - 21 August 13:00

There is a link between this country's foreign policy and the threat of bomb attacks in Britain. On that much, it appears, we all now agree. Ministers used to claim that there was no connection, that bombers were bombers and it was wrong to think that British policy influenced their behaviour.

Mini-moto menace
By Daniel Trilling - 21 August 13:00

Observations on wheels

A show of damp knickers in public
By Peter Wilby - 21 August 13:00

As suspects in the alleged airline terror plot are detained, the holidaying Tony Blair comes under s

Persuading Britain’s Muslims will be no easy task
By Denis MacShane - 21 August 13:00

My heart sank as I read that ministers would fan out across the UK to try to persuade leaders of the Muslim communities (not "community" in the singular, please) of the justness of the government's foreign policy.

It doesn't have to be Gordon's
By Michael Gove - 21 August 13:00

Labour MPs know the Chancellor isn't fit to be PM, yet they are accepting him by default. For the g

The revolution will be televised
By Red Box - 21 August 13:00

John Reid seizes power, <strong>John Prescott</strong> evades anti-terrorist police using only a Ben

The next Newbury
By Andrew Dobson - 07 August 13:00

Observations on roads

A presidency awaits
By Red Box - 07 August 13:00

Tony finds his real roots, Cherie finds his passport, while the perfect couple give Arnie the presen

Where wealth disparities and violence meet
By Neal Lawson - 07 August 13:00

As our politicians shed responsibility for managing the economy they have to prove their importance

Managing chaos
By Francis Beckett - 07 August 13:00

<strong>Plundering the Public Sector: how new Labour are letting consultants run off with £70bn of o

Blood on his hands
By John Kampfner - 07 August 13:00

Blair knew the attack on Lebanon was coming but he didn't try to stop it, because he didn't want to.

A gathering storm
By Ed Owen - 31 July 13:00

Observations on immigration

Whitehall: John Reid's no-win quick-win situation
By Nick Cohen - 31 July 13:00

Soon after he became Home Secretary, John Reid met the heads of all the directorates and departments of the Home Office. His predecessor Charles Clarke had been forced to resign because of a basic bureaucratic failure to manage foreign prisoners.

Parents go to court
By Fiona Millar - 31 July 13:00

Observations on academies

Recharging the batteries
By Red Box - 31 July 13:00

Tony produces the perfect gift for Baby James, Cherie's Italian lessons go to waste, but the Blairs

The merits of the socialist picnic
By Kevin Maguire - 31 July 13:00

Spied on the yellowing grass of St James's Park: the socialist renewal picnic wing of the Parliamentary Labour Party.

Reasons to be cheerful
By Martin Bright - 31 July 13:00

The pensions reforms show that when the government thinks long and hard about something, it can get

Why uni makes Bob feel sick
By Kira Cochrane - 31 July 13:00

Once upon a time (well, specifically about nine months ago) there was a fictional sixth-form boy, living on a council estate, who wanted to go to university. Let's call him Bob.

Finally, the dirt is being dished
By Martin Bright - 24 July 13:00

People at the heart of the police inquiry into loans for peerages are singing like canaries

Jack the lad refuses re-education
By Kevin Maguire - 24 July 13:00

John Prescott looked in need of emergency dental treatment at a No 10 reception. A cabinet minister is adamant he glimpsed a couple of missing front teeth, but was unable to corroborate the state of Deputy Dawg's incisors.

It was the Beeb wot won it
By Peter Wilby - 24 July 13:00

Faced with what could be the biggest story in British political history, the papers were forced to r

History: flux or narrative?
By John Gray - 17 July 13:00

Hegel's notion of progress is oddly relevant to today's politics, finds John Gray