The swansong has a sting
By Donald Hirsch - 26 March 13:00

To the end, the Chancellor retained his appetite for taking from the rich to pay the poor. But was h

Has Brown found the vision thing?
By Martin Bright - 26 March 13:00

Fresh from being likened to Stalin, Gordon Brown sought to establish his credentials as a new and li

Whatever happened to . . .? He got an ice pick
By Red Box - 26 March 13:00

Brainy Ed ponders Gordon's image, Tony rewards Lord Andrew for his service, Sir Ranulph offers up a

Carbon rationing: a modern morality tale
By Peter Wilby - 26 March 13:00

Controlling climate change will require personal sacrifice, fairness and trust. Yet successive gover

A leader for the Greens?
By Sian Berry - 26 March 10:15

Considering some fundamental changes to the way the Green Party is run

Stop it Dave. No, really, stop it. Stop!
By Marina Pepper - 23 March 16:04

A final word for a chap called Dave. Plus some reassuring news for the people of a certain ward in t

How to tackle gun culture
By Chinwe Akomah - 23 March 14:43

Politics and sociology undergraduate Chinwe Akomah gives her take on Britain's gun 'culture'

The playful Chancellor?
By Adam Haigh - 23 March 13:03

The final Brown Budget was the preoccupation of many bloggers this week

Severn barrage controversy
By Sian Berry - 23 March 12:48

Sian reports from the Green Party conference in Swansea

Tactics to get the Scottish youth out
By Rebecca S Bundhun - 22 March 15:01

The role the internet is playing in trying to encourage young people to vote

Not green at all
By Sian Berry - 21 March 16:55

Sian Berry gives the Green Party reaction to the budget

Is Brown beginning to look leaden footed?
By Kwasi Kwarteng - 21 March 16:26

Tory A-lister Kwasi Kwarteng gives his response to Gordon Brown's final budget which he sees as rath

Missing prison minister
By Martin Bright - 20 March 17:22

Tales off the hapless Mr Sutcliffe...

Credit for being progressive?
By Jonn Elledge - 20 March 14:56

One of Tony Blair's greatest legacies could be a £45bn programme to rebuild or renovate every second

Lies, damned lies etc.
By James Medhurst - 20 March 14:16

How do you measure the progress of disability equality?

Britain: a laggard that could be a leader in tackling climate change
By Staff blogger - 19 March 12:00

This will be a long slog, and will require ingenuity and determination in the face of a relentless a

Self-belief is the key
By Hunter Davies - 19 March 12:00

These lads could teach Alastair Campbell a thing or two

Middle Islington more like
By Kevin Maguire - 19 March 12:00

A sideways look at life in Westminster

The new property-owning classes
By Red Box - 19 March 12:00

Alastair produces a story and Gordon prepares a trick, while Tony and Cherie issue a plea, only for

From Trident to tax to climate change: the party speaks
By Peter Kellner - 19 March 12:00

A YouGov survey indicates a divided mood among Labour members. Here we publish the full results of t

We should all be so persecuted
By Brian Cathcart - 19 March 12:00

A tale of David and Goliath, in which the part of Goliath - representing the ruthless left-wing inte

One small step for the politicians
By Mark Lynas - 19 March 12:00

Two speeches and a draft bill may not make for a revolution, but Mark Lynas hails a significant shif

Locked up to make us feel better
By David Rose - 19 March 12:00

Petty criminals are increasingly being given life sentences not for crimes they have committed, but

Trident: Why Brown went to war with Labour
By Martin Bright - 19 March 12:00

As he prepares to take power, Gordon Brown has served notice to the Labour Party that he will make n

A small step towards equality
By Peter Wilby - 19 March 12:00

There's one way for Gordon Brown to keep those pesky Labour and union lefties onside, and it's calle

Ken Livingstone and the curate's egg
By Sian Berry - 19 March 10:12

Sian responds to some of the Labour Party hacks who have been posting on her blog, calling on her no

Is it all like the Young Ones?
By Veronica King - 16 March 15:49

The NUS's Veronica King tries to dispel some of the myths about student digs

Opinionated? Bloggers?
By Adam Haigh - 16 March 10:06

Global warming, Trident ... you won't find strong opinions in the blogosphere

A biography of Trident
By Hana Bieliauskas - 15 March 17:39

A brief history of the controversial weapons system

The need for a new collective spirit
By Tom Watson - 15 March 11:23

Tom Watson MP gives his take on the vote on Trident in the House of Commons