David Davis's hard words
By Kevin Maguire - 03 July 10:29

The ex-shadow home secretary turned Parliamentary hopeful has hard words for “Helping” Hands

What the NHS means to me
By Alan Johnson - 03 July 10:29

As the Health Service turns 60, <em>Alan Johnson</em> says Nye Bevan's vision continues to inspire h

Dancing to the party tune
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 03 July 10:29

From GQ Man to knights of the shire, Tories are happy to be seen sipping champagne

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 03 July 10:29

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: The speech that must be made

How much is enough?
By Donald Hirsch - 02 July 18:36

What do we mean by poverty in the UK in 2008? The Joseph Rowntree Foundation brought together groups

Workers of the world unite
By Alyssa McDonald - 02 July 10:58

The world's first truly international trades union looks set to be unveiled with a membership of mor

One man on a rock
By Tom Quinn - 02 July 10:41

The curious tale of Stuart Hill who has declared his remote island in the Shetlands to be independen

Chagos and the Law Lords
By Sean Carey - 01 July 16:11

Witnessing the evidence as the Lord Laws hear the case of the Chagos Islanders - forcibly removed fr

Greens: We're civil liberties party
By Adrian Ramsay - 30 June 16:09

Just which party is the standard bearer for civil liberties? Well Adrian Ramsay says it is the Green

Duncan v Oborne?
By Martin Bright - 30 June 15:07

Will Alan Duncan square up to Peter Oborne after the Daily Mail columnist wrote about his business l

Brown's Henley Nemesis and the Anti-Messiah Complex
By Martin Bright - 27 June 17:08

The result of the by-election in Boris Johnson's old seat was no surprise, but the symbolism surroun

Henley. More Panama hats per capita...
By Paul Evans - 27 June 11:01

Strange revelations about an Oxfordshire town. Plus David Icke's political ambitions and Morgan Tsva

How can Brown turn things round?
By Staff blogger - 26 June 10:24

Six influential politicians and thinkers assess the Prime Minister's chances

Banning Khat
By Hugh Barnes - 26 June 10:24

An overdue reform of drugs policy or another draconian attack on our civil liberties? Hugh Barnes re

Don't write off Mr Bean
By Vincent Cable - 26 June 10:24

Brown has made blunders and suffered bad luck. But if he can show clarity and conviction, the next e

The whispers
By Kevin Maguire - 26 June 10:24

The Twitcher tells Oona it was only business

Mr Brown's long year
By Martin Bright - 26 June 10:24

One survey suggests that "Real New Labour", an eminently moderate group, could well become the domin

CRB checks are regrettable – but necessary
By Martin Narey - 26 June 10:24

Martin Narey on the painful dilemmas of child protection

What voters really want
By Peter Wilby - 26 June 10:24

Leaders offering old-fashioned state welfare are getting elected everywhere

Bonfire of the inanities
By Shiv Malik - 26 June 10:24

Never-sent love letters and the confidential stories of sources . . . they are among my most valued

By Richard Reeves - 26 June 10:24

The Tory leader has done a brilliant job rebranding the "nasty party", but he has yet to come up wit

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 26 June 10:24

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Anniversary

The handbag of God
By Andrea Riseborough - 26 June 10:24

When homeless people seem lazy, sleep seems a waste of time and sex even more so, you're ready to pl

Right to strike over low pay
By Dave Prentis - 25 June 12:10

Since 2004 local government workers have had below inflation awards. Their vote in favour of strike

Free speech and censorship
By Ben Davies - 24 June 19:16

The danger of being cheery, how we should deal with unruly commentors, and some of the exciting thin

Tories to overhaul lotto
By Tom Quinn - 24 June 17:33

A Conservative government would overhaul the way lotto funds are distributed, Shadow Culture Secreta

Tony Blair's briefs
By Jonathan Calder - 24 June 10:25

Why David Davis should have bought a sports car rather than resigning his seat plus the curious conn

Struggling to help rape victims
By Jacqui Bowman - 23 June 13:27

The struggle one Sexual Assault Referral Centre is having to operate - a fight that is replicated ac

Defamatory DD comment?
By Paul Evans - 20 June 14:25

Liberty XXX

Oops we broke EU rules
By Sian Berry - 19 June 15:37

How the government has had to change its guidance for car manufacturers after it was caught flouting