Sombre Tories
By Grant Shapps - 01 October 10:10

'The mood has been somewhat sombre as the first priority is to ensure stability in the banking and f

Beware Brown's briefers
By James Macintyre - 30 September 15:54

Geoff Hoon warns against the unhealthy habit of briefing journalists, repeats his appeal to stay in

Labour's film stars
By Jonathan Calder - 30 September 10:51

I have been told that Glenda Jackson, an obscure backbencher who was briefly a transport minister, a

Tackling homelessness
By Grant Shapps - 29 September 19:34

'It is vital that this conference demonstrates our commitment to change; that we set out our plan fo

Cameron's liberal lie
By Ashish Prashar - 29 September 11:49

After two and a half years of working for the Tories, including being press officer and believing in

Yet to seal the deal
By Eric Pickles - 27 September 10:27

Manchester was a brutal and sometimes chaotic week, but the prospects for the forthcoming Conservati

Spending less time with your family...
By Richard Herring - 26 September 15:53

Wouldn't we like our politicians more if they didn't treat us like children? Wouldn't we like them m

Nuisance caller?
By Jonathan Calder - 26 September 13:56

Plans to telephone 250,000 people using a recorded message from Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg have been

Go fourth the stickers proclaimed
By Paul Evans - 26 September 12:40

Just what have the bloggers been saying in the week Gordon Brown pulled back from the brink...

Facing deportation
By Katy Taylor - 25 September 16:30

Asylum seekers the Nukajem family are waiting in Yarls Wood detention to find out if they are to be

Journalists: they can't live without us
By Brian Cathcart - 25 September 11:22

Amid all the changes delivered by communications technology, no one has yet found another way of gen

Cameron's Achilles' heel
By Alex Brummer - 25 September 11:22

Can the Conservatives handle the economy? The current opposition front bench is the least financiall

One step forward . . .
By Alice O'Keeffe - 25 September 11:22

The government has announced a new commitment to equal rights for asylum-seeking children. Now they

Truth and war mean nothing at the party conferences, argues John Pilger
By John Pilger - 25 September 11:22

The media turns the other way, or perverts the truth, while an increasingly imperialist United States rumbles on.

Brown’s big moment
By Martin Bright - 25 September 11:22

The Prime Minister faced down his enemies and won back Labour's confidence. Now comes the difficult

The dynamics of power
By Richard Reeves - 25 September 11:22

In his new study of British democracy in the 20th century David Marquand identifies four strands of

Hezzaband in Manchester
By Kevin Maguire - 25 September 11:22

Curses in Brownsville while the Buller mystery unfolds

Who are the British Asians?
By Ziauddin Sardar - 25 September 11:22

There is no such thing as the "Asian community". The label was imposed on a generation of migrants a

'Muted optimism' is the theme
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 25 September 11:22

The Tory conference will be a sober affair: any signs of hubris are to be nipped in the bud

Gordon's path to redemption
By Roy Hattersley - 25 September 11:22

To seize the moment, Gordon Brown has to change course; not a U-turn or swerve to the left, but a pr

The Brown bounce
By Jesse Armstrong - 25 September 11:22

Tactical Briefing

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Loyalty Pledge

A bill of rights for Britain?
By Ted Vallance - 24 September 11:06

The historic problem with the British 'charters of freedom' like Magna Carta are that they are aimed

Brown's comeback
By Jessica Asato - 23 September 19:21

In all it was a well-executed speech for a Prime Minister under siege and as ministers and activists

The need for 'narrative'
By Jessica Asato - 23 September 16:43

Labour needs to devise, and agree, a vision of the changes we wish to bring about in our country in

Time to rein in the wreckless
By Chris Leslie - 22 September 21:04

Former Labour minister turned thinktank chief Chris Leslie gives his reaction to Alistair Darling's

The dangers of Sarah's law
By Jeremy Sare - 22 September 16:29

There may be many as 250,000 people in Britain with an active sexual interest in children when only

A bold vision?
By Ben Davies - 22 September 14:17

The talk at conference, a desire to hear a bold vision from Gordon Brown and Charles Clarke's curren

Trouble in Manchester
By Matthew Taylor - 22 September 13:23

The RSA's Matthew Taylor on the whispering cabinet minister, an antagonisic local and the train that

Miliband: We can win the election
By David Miliband - 22 September 10:54

Foreign Secretary David Miliband urges Labour to defend its record, be candid about its strengths an

Blears: Tough times
By Hazel Blears - 19 September 12:35

It seems clearer every day the Chancellor’s assessment of the trajectory of the world economy was co