The corrupted currents
By Jason Cowley - 11 June 13:12

As Jude Law brings a touch of Hollywood to the role of Hamlet, Jason Cowley draws parallels between

Exclusive: Alan Johnson interview
By Staff blogger - 06 June 22:29

A preview of our exclusive interview with Alan Johnson, the new Home Secretary and the man tipped to

Forty winks in the Mock Gothic Fun Palace
By Kevin Maguire - 05 June 16:39

Bob Geldof didn’t like Mondays, but one of David Cameron’s posh boys has an aversion to Sundays. The surname of that one-time Charterhouse head boy, Jeremy Hunt, is deliberately mispronounced, I hear, in his Surrey backyard.

Brown lives to fight another day
By James Macintyre - 05 June 11:39

He has defied political gravity and steered a way through this minefield reshuffle

Cabinet Reshuffle: Full Coverage
By Staff blogger - 05 June 10:07

Hutton and Hoon resign from the Cabinet, Alan Johnson appointed Home Secretary, Darling to remain Ch

Brown's survival hinges on the reshuffle
By James Macintyre - 05 June 9:17

In order to survive, the Prime Minister must not replace Alistair Darling with Ed Balls

When dull men take drastic measures
By Gideon Donald - 04 June 18:48

Turn on the radio, tune in to BBC News 24, drop in, if you must, to an internet cafe, but whatever you do, stay abreast of events, because anything might happen this weekend and, most intriguingly, the consequences flowing from whatever might happen are not easy to discern.

Burning down the House
By Ted Vallance - 04 June 18:48

Bereft of ideas, the party leaders are ransacking the storehouse of history. Yet, in their very desp

Comrade turns on comrade in the dying days of New Labour
By Staff blogger - 04 June 18:48

The country waits for a government to lead again, with or without Mr Brown

The next Fame Academy
By Peter Wilby - 04 June 18:48

. . . on a celebrity parliament, cold-calling Labour and the Mongoose

After the massacre
By Andrew Grice - 04 June 18:48

With Brown’s chances of survival “less than 50-50”, a reform agenda with the Lib Dems may be Labour’

Parliament’s ambassador
By John Bercow - 04 June 18:48

The hapless Michael Martin is soon to depart as Speaker. The progressive Tory MP John Bercow explain

How to vote on 4 June
By Mark Watts - 29 May 19:06

Domestic disasters threaten to skew British voters' outlook in this year's EU polls. But knowing how

Conservative blogs lead online, says new report
By George Eaton - 28 May 19:58

Study says smears scandal has damaged Labour's online efforts

Clegg Confidential
By James Macintyre - 28 May 18:04

Nick Clegg's star is in the ascendant and membership to his party is rising. Our political correspon

Commons confidential
By Kevin Maguire - 28 May 14:10

Druggie Dave tries Blair’s denim ball-muggers

Beware the clunking fist
By Leo McKinstry - 28 May 14:10

Ignore the conventional wisdom. The combination of an improving economy and Gordon Brown’s sheer blo

The Ides of June
By Anne McElvoy - 28 May 14:10

The local and European elections leave both main parties vulnerable, but Gordon Brown’s career depen

The depth of corruption: John Pilger on the political establishment's poisonous core
By John Pilger - 28 May 14:10

Tales of tax evasion and phantom mortgages conceal a more profound venality in our political monoculture.

Preparing for power...
By Gideon Donald - 28 May 14:10

In the vanguard of the Post-Bureaucratic Age

Diary: Peter Preston
By Peter Preston - 28 May 14:10

Writing the gospel of happiness

Reform is for anoraks
By Peter Wilby - 28 May 14:10

First thoughts... on an elected second chamber, essential citizens and Esther Rantzen

End of the party
By Vernon Bogdanor - 28 May 14:10

Unlike the Profumo affair, which had no lasting significance, the scandal over MPs’ expenses is the

Interview: Nick Clegg
By James Macintyre - 28 May 14:10

In this interview from 2009, Nick Clegg spoke of his "disdain" for the Conservatives and said that D

Labour’s complacency of power
By Staff blogger - 28 May 14:10

The party must seize the initiative from Clegg and support electoral reform

Silenced Speakers
By Kathryn Ellis - 22 May 17:43

A leading parliamentary historian looks at the life and times of Sir John Trevor who, until this wee

A taxi to the top
By James Macintyre - 21 May 12:37

As the candidates to replace Michael Martin line up, more and more Labour MPs are backing an unlikel

“Picking on journalists is the lowest form of police work”
By Sophie Elmhirst - 21 May 12:37

‘‘This case potentially could close down journalism,” said the Sunday Tribune journalist Suzanne Breen after her hearing at Laganside court in Belfast on 12 May.

Commons confidential
By Kevin Maguire - 21 May 12:37

Metal Mickey’s saintly successors-to-be

Return of the gun
By Kevin Toolis - 21 May 12:37

The hounding of an Irish journalist for her IRA contacts signals the security services’ panic at the