Nigel Farage addresses Ukip party conference. Photo: Getty Images
How does In win the European referendum? But admitting Out has a point
By Kevin Meagher - 16 July 16:17

Hysterical warnings about Brexit won't be enough to win the referendum, says Kevin Meagher. 

How legal aid cuts scupper physical or sexual abuse cases in the family courts
By Lucy Reed - 16 July 16:05

A wrong decision may leave children and adults unsafe or, conversely, may deprive a child of a relationship with a parent who is in fact no risk at all.

The shadow business secretary on why Labour members must not vote for Jeremy Corbyn, why he withdrew from the race, and why the benefit cap is "right".
Chuka Umunna: There are no "free hits" in the Labour leadership contest
By George Eaton - 16 July 15:26

The shadow business secretary on why Labour members must not vote for Jeremy Corbyn, why he withdrew from the race, and why the benefit cap is "right". 

Andy Burnham at the Labour leadership hustings. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Burnham's cloth ears, commons bench wars, and the Durham Miner's Gala
By Kevin Maguire - 16 July 13:46

Asked if the cross-dressing potter Grayson Perry could join the fun, the DMA’s general secretary, Dave Hopper, replied: “We’ve got nee problem with him. It’s the Labour f***ers we never see that I object to.”

Tessa Jowell, candidate for Labour's mayoral nomination. Photo: Getty Images
As a trade unionist, there's only one candidate for me: Tessa Jowell
By Linda Perks - 16 July 11:58

Linda Perks, secretary of the London branch of the Trade Union and Labour Party Liason Organisation, explains why she's backing Tessa Jowell to win for London.

The motherhood trap
By Helen Lewis - 16 July 11:56

It seems like a great time to be a woman in politics - but the fact that childless women are vilified as selfish, while so few mothers make it to the top, reveals an uncomfortable truth about how far we still have to go to achieve equality.

John Leighton, writing under a pseudonym for London Out of Town. Picture: David Bogue, 1847, via the British Library
The Returning Officer: Illustrations
By Stephen Brasher - 16 July 8:39

“The free and independent man for free and independent men.”

Harriet Harman boards Labour's "pink bus" during the general election campaign. Photo: Getty Images
Harriet Harman's right: Labour has to offer an alternative, not just opposition
By Stella Creasy - 16 July 8:00

Harriet Harman has thrown down a gauntlet. Here's how I'd pick it up, says Stella Creasy. 

Foxes at play. Photo: Getty Images
Labour is on the wrong side of the argument as far as English votes for English laws are concerned
By Michael Kenny - 15 July 17:34

For the sake of a few foxes, Labour has fallen into a Tory trap, warns Michael Kenny.

Podemos' leader addresses the press. Photo: Getty Images
Read: Tristram Hunt's speech to Policy Network
By Tristram Hunt - 15 July 16:50

Labour must learn from Podemos and Pasokification alike, says Tristram Hunt.

Danny Alexander campaigning before the May 2015 election. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty
Danny Alexander: the Lib Dems and Labour must avoid becoming a soggy Syriza in sandals
By Danny Alexander - 15 July 16:14

Occupying the centre ground is no guarantee of electoral success, but vacating it is a sure precursor of failure.

NHS staff picket Southmead Hospital, Bristol in 2014. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Leader: Not quite the workers’ party
By New Statesman - 15 July 15:31

By acting in this partisan manner, the Tories have breached the convention that changes should be introduced only on the basis of cross-party consensus.

Jeremy Corbyn addresses the Durham Miners' Gala. Photo: Getty Images
Jeremy Corbyn "on course to come top" in the Labour leadership election
By Stephen Bush - 15 July 14:33

Private polling, seen by the New Statesman, shows the veteran leftwinger ahead in the first round of voting. 

How acting leader's Harriet Harman's stance on welfare cuts became a battle for the soul of the party.
Labour's week of crisis: the inside story
By George Eaton - 15 July 14:21

How acting leader's Harriet Harman's stance on welfare cuts became a battle for the soul of the party. 

After a fraught week, Labour's acting leader sought to rally her side with attacks on the Tories' welfare cuts.
PMQs review: Harman comes out fighting
By George Eaton - 15 July 13:21

After a fraught week, Labour's acting leader sought to rally her side with attacks on the Tories' welfare cuts. 

Syriza members wave flags and banners. Photo: Getty Images
After Syriza's failure, where next for the Left?
By Michael Chessum - 15 July 11:45

The failure of Alexis Tsipras leaves the Left at a crossroads. Where do we go from here? Michael Chessum writes from Greece.

David Cameron speaks to female employees. Photo: Getty
Is David Cameron serious about closing the gender pay gap?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 July 17:33

The Prime Minister is re-announcing pay transparency measures formulated by the coalition – is it just a gesture?

We put the Labour leadership candidates into Deep Dream and the results will haunt your nightmares
By Barbara Speed - 14 July 15:25

Google's software searches images for recognisable features, then emphasises them to hellish effect.

Anti-hunting protesters gather outside Westminster. Photo: Getty Images
Labour have put themselves on the wrong side of the English
By John Denham - 14 July 13:36

Ultimately, exhorting the SNP to vote against fox hunting in England and Wales will hurt Labour, warns John Denham.

Iain Duncan Smith leaves the Cabinet meeting after the budget. Photo: Getty Images
This time, Iain Duncan Smith may be right
By Andrew Harrop - 14 July 13:20

Even a broken clock is right twice a day, and Iain Duncan Smith may be worth listening to - this time. 

A woman in the country's most deprived council estate, in Rochdale. Photo: Getty
Austerity is a feminist issue – women will be hit twice as hard as men by cuts
By Frances Ryan - 14 July 11:29

The latest Budget measures give a painful insight into the relationship between the UK’s austerity experiment and women.

A fox rests by some bushes. Photo: Getty Images
Conservatives abandon plans to relax fox hunting laws
By Stephen Bush - 14 July 11:03

The government has pulled its plans to relax fox hunting laws in the face of opposition from its own backbenchers, Labour and the SNP.

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn loses his temper on Channel 4 News
By New Statesman - 14 July 9:06

Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn loses his cool with Channel 4 News anchor Krishan Guru-Murphy.

Zac Goldsmith attends an anti-Heathrow meeting. Photo: Getty Images
The Greens should fear Zac Goldsmith
By Jon Bartley - 14 July 7:46

In an election where the party must aim to do better than the good showings of 2008 and 2012, Zac Goldsmith poses a real threat, warns Jon Bartley.

20 MPs speak out against acting leader's call to abstain on government's bill with just five in favour.
Labour MPs turn on Harman over welfare cuts at PLP meeting
By George Eaton - 13 July 20:11

20 MPs speak out against acting leader's call to abstain on the government's bill, with just five in favour. 

A row of houses in the north of England. Photo: Getty Images
The government's plans are nothing short of an attack on social housing
By Tom Copley - 13 July 16:08

Social housing used not to be the preserve of the few. That's a ideal worth harking back to, says Tom Copley.

Changing grants to loans will hit the poorest students
By James Elliott - 13 July 13:43

The sums don't work - and the losers are students, argues James Elliot.

A Labour canvasser out on the campaign trail. Photo: Getty Images
Does canvassing matter?
By Jon Ashworth - 13 July 11:49

In the wake of our shock defeat, the temptation is to throw the baby out with the bathwater. But don't write off ground game, warns Jon Ashworth MP.

A woman and two children walk through a park. Photo: Getty Images
What does the budget mean for families?
By Giselle Cory - 13 July 8:00

The government is quite literally giving (to higher income families) with one hand and taking (from low income households) with the other. 

Labour's acting leader warns the party not to choose "somebody who we can feel comfortable with" but who can "command the confidence of the country".
Has Harriet Harman just come out against Andy Burnham?
By George Eaton - 12 July 12:31

Labour's acting leader warns the party not to choose "somebody who we can feel comfortable with" but who can "command the confidence of the country". 

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