Bottom of the class
By Sarah Birke - 30 April 13:00

<strong>The Great City Academy Fraud</strong>

Francis Beckett <em>Continuum, 174pp, £16.99</em>

A good month to bury bad news
By Martin Bright - 30 April 13:00

John Reid is planning to use the Blair-Brown interregnum to shovel out all the overdue business of a

Bobby: My moral beacon
By Gordon Brown - 30 April 13:00

Robert Kennedy believed he had a mission to combat poverty. In an exclusive extract from his book on

Gordon takes the high road
By Red Box - 30 April 13:00

Questions, questions . . . Tough ones from Tony, lucrative ones from Cherie, and a killer one from a

Pepperpot and poison ivy
By Kevin Maguire - 30 April 13:00

A sideways look at life in the Westminster village

Sian goes whaling
By Sian Berry - 30 April 12:49

Exciting times as Sian goes head-to-head with a whale plus the glamour of a rickshaw ride in Leicest

Reid jeopardises the fight against terrorism
By Sunny - 30 April 12:43

Guest blogger Sunny accuses John Reid of jeopardising the fight against terrorism and calls on the h

Green Queen v Greene King
By Marina Pepper - 28 April 10:01

Marina takes on a brewery and drinks them into defeat plus advice on keeping the Wolfowitz from the

Key battles in election 2007
By Neil Carter - 27 April 15:59

A brief guide to the interesting contests for the late night election junkie.

Blow-by-blow on the blogosphere
By Owen Walker - 27 April 13:33

This week the political blogs are obsessed, not surprisingly, with local elections but some of the e

Hanging chads go virtual
By Mike Butcher - 27 April 12:28

Marrying democracy to technology, well you'd expect a few teething troubles...

Global Education Action Week 2007
By Hana Bieliauskas - 25 April 13:09

During Global Education Action Week 2007, activities will take place worldwide to raise awareness ab

'Tony Blair is a cult'
By Mark Thomas - 25 April 13:01

The campaign to concrete rural England, ban February and for legalising urban foxhunting hits London

Labour MPs for Trident
By Hana Bieliauskas - 25 April 11:37

A list of the Labour MPs who voted 'yes' for Trident

A nuclear shift on Trident?
By Kate Hudson - 24 April 18:00

CND's chairwoman Kate Hudson asks when people will learn that abolishing nuclear weapons is the only

Outing hypocrites is justified
By Peter Tatchell - 23 April 16:50

Last week a US magazine outed a number of well known people including an anchorman and an actress. H

The closet is a lonely place
By Brian Coleman - 23 April 16:35

Conservative London Assembly member Brian Coleman gives us his take on the controversial issue of naming people as gay in the process outing Ted Heath as a 'cottager'.

All is not fair in Merrie England
By Red Box - 23 April 13:00

Gordon falls victim to Cherie's schemes and auctions some Virgin gold, while David Miliband holds hi

Food for thought
By Peter Wilby - 23 April 13:00

High-street greengrocers, newsagents and convenience stores have become all but extinct. The reason?

A sudden case of collective reverse ferret
By Brian Cathcart - 23 April 13:00

One moment wedding bells were ringing. The next, it was all over for Kate and her prince. The <em>Su

The darker side of Dave
By Martin Bright - 23 April 13:00

As the media hunt for a challenger to <strong>Gordon Brown</strong>, they have all but ignored the r

War of the words
By Sue Hubbard - 23 April 13:00


A L Kennedy <em>Jonathan Cape, 280pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0224077864

What was Boy George doing at Aintree?
By Kevin Maguire - 23 April 13:00

Talk of a last-ditch attempt by fanatics to sink the Dreadnought that is Big Gordie amid plotting on HMS Belfast, a battlecruiser moored up the Thames from Downing Street.

I'm the candidate. I'm stunned
By Dave Rowntree - 23 April 13:00

From being in a band, I've learned the trick of doing a good interview. Making a successful "impromp

Wales: England's oldest colony
By Niall Griffiths - 23 April 13:00

Subjugated and marginalised, the Welsh have refused to be dominated. But the conqueror's tactics hav

Come in, but cough up
By Shak - 23 April 13:00

Observations on visa charges

Climate change: Why we don't believe it
By Lois Rogers - 23 April 13:00

We reveal an unreported gulf between the pronouncements of campaigners and politicians and British p

A right to keep digging
By Peter Noorlander - 23 April 13:00

Observations on freedom of information

Biking the election trail
By Sian Berry - 23 April 12:04

Sian gets out and about as the Greens fight for more seats in 3 May elections

Nobody leaves Ming in the corner
By Marina Pepper - 20 April 18:29

Dancing lessons, life meaning life and the chances of being ethical and working in the media