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

Trident - Meacher responds
By Michael Meacher - 15 March 11:12

Labour leadership candidate and former environment minister Michael Meacher responds to the Trident

The death of impartiality?
By Shak - 14 March 11:56

Where next for British political broadcasting?

Keep your rosaries off our ovaries…
By Hang Bitch - 13 March 10:12

Guest blogger Hang Bitch returns to Bright's Blog this time writing about the issue of abortion

Big Brother, Mayor Berry and atheism
By Ben Davies - 12 March 16:57

How a New Statesman blogger will go head-to-head with Ken Livingstone, Simon Munnery muses about fiv

The next mayor of London?
By Sian Berry - 12 March 12:23

Sian is the Green Party's candidate to be London's mayor

The mystery of the mole is solved
By Red Box - 12 March 12:00

Tony dares David to do something naughty and David dares Tony to do something naughty, while Leo is

Going, going, gong
By Kevin Maguire - 12 March 12:00

A sideways look at life in the Westminster Village

Interview: Hazel Blears
By Martin Bright and John Kampfner - 12 March 12:00

The woman in charge of the Labour Party now says she's a Brownite as well as a Blairite as she makes

Cameron's continued conjuring trick
By Martin Bright - 12 March 12:00

These past few weeks could have been torrid for the Conservative leader if Labour had not been in su

Truth seekers sign up here
By Chris Ames - 09 March 17:51

The government's Iraq dossiers - the saga continues

Lording it on the blogs
By Owen Walker - 09 March 11:11

How to sort out the mess in Parliament's Upper House

Bought and sold for English gold
By Neil Dunsire - 09 March 10:45

How Scotland has yet to be consulted over the Treaty of Union that established the UK

Addicted to Base
By Hamer Shawcross - 08 March 9:32

Guest blogger Hamer reflects on the "national gnashing of teeth" that took place last week over a fo

The bonding of the angry
By Harry Giles - 05 March 15:37

St Andrews students greet Gordon Brown with 'righteous loudness'

Cameron's own goals
By Martin Bright - 05 March 13:20

Tory errors go relatively unnoticed as people focus on Labour's factional skirmishes

This way madness lies . . .
By Martin Bright - 05 March 12:00

Some former Labour ministers are so rattled by Gordon Brown's poor performance in the polls that the

The great generational robbery
By Faisal Islam - 05 March 12:00

Expensive pensions, no hope of getting on the housing ladder, and tens of thousands of pounds of deb

The irreverent Rhod
By Kevin Maguire - 05 March 12:00

Mad, staring eyes and rictus grins from the outgoing premier Tony Blair and Ulster viceroy Peter Hain when Rhodri Morgan told a distinctly indelicate story at the Welsh Labour moanathon.

Playing at politics
By Richard Wilson - 05 March 12:00

Gyles and I dared William Hague to go on the programme with a spliff dangling from his lips

Tricky Tony's frosty Nixon moment
By Red Box - 05 March 12:00

It's 2010 and some documents have come to light that suggest Tony's own Watergate. Luckily, intervie

Secrets we need to know
By Chris Ames - 05 March 12:00

The secret first draft of the Iraq dossier is still being suppressed

Freedom of information was hard-won: it must not be diluted now
By Staff blogger - 05 March 12:00

Can we really not afford to make this investment in open government? We have, after all, just spent

London Special - Ken's friends
By Martin Bright - 05 March 12:00

Few doubt that the Mayor of London has been successful in promoting the capital as a major global fi

What you call a school is academic
By Peter Wilby - 05 March 12:00

City academies are remarkably similar to the city technology colleges the Tories launched in the 198

London Special - Congestion
By Christian Wolmar - 05 March 12:00

The capital has led the way on road pricing with the congestion charge and, despite the doomsayers,

Interview - Sir Ian Blair
By Mary Riddell - 05 March 12:00

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair on terror threats, cash-for-honours, and why he expec

Sleazing along
By Gordon Brown - 05 March 12:00

How the future chancellor, Gordon Brown, once defended public enterprises from privatisation

The wicked pleasure of Simon Heffer
By Brian Cathcart - 05 March 12:00

It is a shame such gifts of expression have fallen to such a right-wing man, but if you dislike the

Putting Brown on probation
By Martin Bright - 05 March 9:33

What may happen when Blair finally goes