A picture was tweeted out today of David Cameron’s handsigned WWI memorial wreath, contrasted with a generic “From the Leader of the Opposition” from Ed Miliband. But it’s not what it looks like.
The Lib Dem leader cannot afford to look intensely relaxed about tens of thousands of newcomers.
The most detailed analysis yet of Ukip’s performance shows its threat to the Labour Party.
Our democracy expanded, society became less deferential, the trade union movement grew and our politics would never be the same.
Back in 2006 the PM attacked Israel's Lebanon offensive as "disproportionate".
Rachel Reeves suggests migrants should be denied welfare until they have contributed through the tax system.
As interest in Ukip's Young Independence surges, youth wings of political parties may be the best hope of staving off apathy in the young.
Labour does not “do God”, in the words of Alastair Campbell, but a group of believers from Luton do – and they won the party the seat. Could their success be replicated?
The housing crisis has created a seller’s market in which landlords have the power to treat their tenants with as much contempt as they like, including installing carpet in shades never found in nature.
The old style of leadership is at odds with our complex and networked world.
Mentally ill patients forced to travel hundreds of miles for treatment, forcible sectioning in order to get beds and medical students begging for greater teaching on psychiatry: we're not getting it right
With less than 50 days to go, the No side retains a double-digit lead.
Has the government's series of changes to European rules been too slow, and too limited, to convince the public that Britain should remain in the EU?
The party cannot promise to eliminate the deficit, avoid further tax rises and cut taxes at the same time.
The mainstream nationalists' arguments for independence are broadly civic and pragmatic, it is the unionists who obsess about the threat an independent Scotland presents to "Britishness".
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column
Lucy Powell and Luciana Berger tipped for promotion.
In contrast to previous recessions, after Lehman Brothers crashed the belief that excessive benefits bred indolence spread. This view was endorsed by 61 per cent by 2009.
The former home secretary on trouble in A&E – plus the triumph of all-women shortlists and the joys of summer caravanning.
On climate change and other issues, parliamentarians are ignoring the evidence.
We must end the virtual monopoly that private developers have on building affordable homes.
Shadow chancellor challenges Osborne and Cameron over failure to rule out cutting top rate from 45p to 40p.
Party claims that total membership is nearing 200,000.
New accounts show the party received more money from a growing membership.
The Conservative MP talks to Lucy Fisher about rebelling against the government, mindfulness and football.
The PM is fuelling the perception that "benefit tourism" is a problem while still allowing himself to be outflanked by Ukip.
The Conservative MP will stand down at the 2015 election after accepting a police caution for a common assault on his former partner earlier this year.
By providing government guarantees to small construction firms we will kickstart housing supply.
The London mayor would be forced to break his "solemn vow" to serve a full term were he to become leader of his party.