A shaky start: more prudence required
By Misha Glenny - 26 July 13:00

Within two weeks the new cabinet has managed to antagonise both Washington and Moscow

What’s really going on here
By Mark Lynas - 26 July 13:00

This is not "a poor summer". Britain has been experiencing its worst ever climate change event. We m

Schools need to be fair, not free
By Fiona Millar - 26 July 13:00

Gordon Brown may have handled the transition to No 10 with extraordinary success but trouble may lie

Brown v Cameron. Game over?
By Martin Bright - 26 July 13:00

The new Prime Minister has survived his first floods and his first terrorist threat while his Conser

Who was the greatest?
By York Membery - 26 July 13:00

Observations on liberals

Anyone spare a fiver for a portrait of Tony Blur?
By Kevin Maguire - 26 July 13:00

All the gossip from the Westminster village

EOC leaves a vacuum
By Viv Groskop - 26 July 13:00

Observations on gender

The lost tribe
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 26 July 13:00

Over at Tory HQ the mood is dire. After the Ealing fiasco, party members are asking if any of the Ca

Escape routes
By Jo Glanville - 26 July 13:00

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The drugs strategies don't work
By Peter Wilby - 26 July 13:00

Prohibition has failed, just as it did with alcohol.

Time out with Nick Cohen
By Nick Cohen - 26 July 13:00

Why Kate Barker, the bogey woman, who wants to build over the green belt might just create a country

Why I am a socialist
By Zain Sardar - 24 July 13:42

Before I could believe, I had to see

Charities are hamstrung by the law
By James Medhurst - 24 July 11:01

One would have thought in a liberal democracy the promotion of debate and free speech is inherently

No one has told Dave that dull is cool
By Martin Bright - 23 July 18:03

Perhaps, just perhaps, the political wind has changed and politics is back to what it does best: the

The Tory mayoral carry on
By Brian Coleman - 23 July 12:50

With Boris on the boards the London political scene now has a production to grasp the popular imagin

Nuclear: The risks remain
By Rebecca Harms - 23 July 11:48

Incidents involving reactors in Germany and Japan have again demonstrated the dangers of nuclear pow

Ken Livingstone on gay rights
By Ken Livingstone - 20 July 18:25

The Mayor of London writes to mark the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in

Satisfaction from coming second
By Mark Pack - 20 July 17:22

The results in Ealing Southall and Sedgefield get better and better the more Mark Pack thinks about

Top five political indiscretions...
By Owen Walker - 20 July 12:23

The week in politics as viewed from the blogosphere...

Britain and the big So What?
By Matthew Parris - 19 July 17:29

Journalist and ex-Tory MP Matthew Parris on how he likes Britain better today than he did 20 years a

Excitement as the reckoning draws near
By William Hilderbrandt - 19 July 16:06

Who are the favourites; who are the dark horses; and what's this about someone losing his head?

Inside the Westminster village
By Kevin Maguire - 19 July 13:00

A new minister ambushed by the softest and straightest

Empty promises
By Robin Stummer - 19 July 13:00

Observations on Housing

Sunny Jim's big mistake
By Martin Bright - 19 July 13:00

The ghost of James Callaghan, the last Labour prime minister to take over midterm, haunts Gordon Bro

IDS and the 'lower deciles'
By Peter Wilby - 19 July 13:00

Iain Duncan Smith has done the poor a disservice.

Dave, Maggie and then who?
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 19 July 13:00

Party workers at Tory HQ are praying that Boris can lift the gloom.

There's nothing so strange about Conrad
By Brian Cathcart - 19 July 13:00

The disgraced <em>Telegraph</em> proprietor is an extraordinary figure - until you put him among his

Waking up to the new world order
By David Miliband - 19 July 13:00

Britain may still consider the US to be its closest ally, but it must look beyond old friends to new

Tax-funded dealers
By Ben Quinn - 19 July 13:00

Observations on arms sales

Ealing comedy?
By Mark Pack - 18 July 16:22

Mark Pack enjoys the ins and out of the battle in Ealing Southall