Darcus Howe judges the evidence in the Dr Kelly case
By Darcus Howe - 28 July 13:00

Down at my local, the jury sits and weighs the evidence in the Kelly case

Darcus Howe thinks the Privy Council matters
By Darcus Howe - 21 July 13:00

A quaint colonial relic - but at least it saves people from being hanged

So were the Tories right after all?
By Peter Dunn - 21 July 13:00

The question of Tony Blair's sanity is one that can no longer be avoided. Peter Dunn canvasses opini

The insider - Paul Routledge exposes a leak from Gordon Brown
By Paul Routledge - 21 July 13:00

The puzzling question of lazy MPs, a leak from Gordon Brown, an offer of Tory membership, and your c

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 21 July 13:00

Don't believe it - "Campbell set to leave"

What's the point of Tony Blair?
By John Kampfner - 21 July 13:00

Even Downing Street trusties now talk of new leaders. But while MPs debate whether he is expendable,

The Blair question
By Staff blogger - 21 July 13:00

It was the question that, according to legend, the little girl asked of Neville Chamberlain's unprepossessing Chancellor, Sir John Simon: "What is that man for, Daddy?" Now, as our political editor reports (page 21), the question is asked of the more likeable Tony Blair.

Watching brief - Amanda Platell advises Cherie to shower with Tony
By Amanda Platell - 21 July 13:00

My spin-doctor advice to Cherie: stop the "I'm no Supermum" speeches. To women who raise families on

Charlie's dilemma
By Ellie Levenson - 21 July 13:00

Observations on the politics of wallpaper

So, is this information or entertainment?
By David Cox - 21 July 13:00

Just as our hospitals cut waiting lists by selecting easily treatable patients, TV channels hit curr

How Lula put Blair to shame
By Jenni Russell - 21 July 13:00

Observations on leadership

The lesson the left has never learnt
By Nick Cohen - 21 July 13:00

Why is a British socialist group forming a political alliance with repressive, Islamic fundamentalis

The truth about political journalists
By Paul Routledge - 14 July 13:00

The charge against the BBC's Andrew Gilligan is that he based a story on a single source. Yet report

Mark Thomas reveals the dangers on an oil pipline
By Mark Thomas - 14 July 13:00

If a British company proposed to upgrade and relocate Hell to Ethiopia, new Labour ministers would t

Politics - John Kampfner on a Third Way think-in (so 1990s!)
By John Kampfner - 14 July 13:00

As he meets other Third Way leaders (but don't call them that, it's so 1990s), Blair will struggle t

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 14 July 13:00

Don't believe it - "Blair 'inadvertently' misrepresented dossier"

''Labour, Tory? It's hard to say, innit?''
By Decca Aitkenhead - 14 July 13:00

Is the country really fed up with Tony Blair? And if so, can people swallow Gordon Brown instead? De

The insider - Paul Routledge on kisses, hugs and leadership hopes
By Paul Routledge - 07 July 13:00

Sir Mark orders stationery, a kiss for Lord Levy, and a hug for Gordon Brown

Special report 2 - Big, chaotic and out of control
By Tony Travers - 07 July 13:00

Tony Travers argues that the capital may benefit from being governed only fitfully

John Pilger insists that all governments lie
By John Pilger - 07 July 13:00

Unless we apply the lesson "all governments are liars" to our own leaders, British fighter jets and

Special report 1- Maybe it's because he's a Londoner
By Ken Livingstone - 07 July 13:00

The great Tory lie - that you can have better public services without paying for them - has been exp

Darcus Howe welcomes a Tory to Lambeth
By Darcus Howe - 07 July 13:00

Brixton welcomes a Tory who understands the importance of neighbourliness

Who's on the testosterone?
By Bernard Mallee - 07 July 13:00

Women trying to survive in the macho world of politics are resorting to hormonal help, learns Bernar

Politics - John Kampfner finds defiance at the BBC
By John Kampfner - 07 July 13:00

Downing Street appears to be arguing that, if it denies a particular story, then the BBC should not

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 07 July 13:00

Don't believe it - "Labour MPs vote for end of cruelty to foxes"

661 new crimes - and counting
By Nick Cohen - 07 July 13:00

Nick Cohen tots up new Labour's most extraordinary record: the hundreds of fresh reasons it has foun

Why MPs shouldn't care about hunting
By Staff blogger - 07 July 13:00

Tally ho! Let another season of sport commence! Let Lords and Commons clash in a trial of strength, let the courts then balance the animal rights of foxes against the human rights of their pursuers, let us see our democratic polity and our ancient legal system in their full deliberative glory.

Watching brief - Amanda Platell gets within 20 feet of Alastair
By Amanda Platell - 07 July 13:00

Alastair Campbell, while facing MPs, carried a pin to push into his hand when he felt he might lose

The insider - Paul Routledge on gays, dotors and a tug-of-war
By Paul Routledge - 30 June 13:00

Spot the gay(s) in the cabinet, the doctors in the house, the case of the missing peerage, and more