Mark Thomas declines to stock up on baked beans
By Mark Thomas - 02 August 13:00

Anyone who wanders around the house with a government checklist during a terror attack, making sure

The insider - Paul Routledge bids us a fond farewell
By Paul Routledge - 26 July 13:00

The great Lib Dem blunder, Barbara Castle's lipstick, and goodbye to all that

The UK's quiet revolution
By Kathryn Corrick - 26 July 13:00

By Kathryn Corrick, <em>NS</em> online manager

Posterity's verdicts
By Sam Blake - 26 July 13:00

''History will be my judge," Tony Blair continues to say of his decision to go to war in Iraq. He is not the first to appeal to this court. Are the precedents good?

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 26 July 13:00

Don't believe it - "Mandelson could be back in reshuffle"

Blair's survival baffles the soldiers
By Stephen Grey - 26 July 13:00

I watched a DVD of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 (a rather poor-quality pirate copy) in a tent in southern Iraq with the British army. It's all the rage among the troops. "You've got to come and see this," they said.

A subculture in the cybersalons
By Alex Greenwood - 26 July 13:00

Across the internet, weblogs, forums, news groups and magazines are helping to reinvigorate civic pa

The new puritans
By Cristina Odone - 26 July 13:00

From No 10 to the Daily Mail, a Cromwellian vanguard wants to purge our excesses

The PM's greatest triumph
By John Kampfner - 26 July 13:00

Lords Hutton and Butler have given him the final imprimatur of the Whitehall establishment. Even Bla

Dragged into the digital age
By James Crabtree - 26 July 13:00

Ten years ago this month, the first British MP entered cyberspace. Now hundreds of politicians have

How the cabinet was usurped
By Stefan Stern - 26 July 13:00

Observations on sofas

Bite the bullet on council tax
By Staff blogger - 26 July 13:00

Conservatives would say that there are no such things as good taxes, and revolutionary socialists would oppose funding a bourgeois state. But those on the centre left should support taxation and take it seriously.

From the ground up
By Alexander Stevenson - 26 July 13:00

Whether you want to complain about trees or pay your council tax, local authorities are using new te

Paul Routledge hears of bad Tory table manners
By Paul Routledge - 19 July 13:00

Ministers keep jobs for now, appalling Tory table manners, and Corbyn's woolly jumper

Blair is weighed in the balance and found wanting
By John Kampfner - 19 July 13:00

Lord Butler, behind the soft language, has coruscating criticisms. If the PM gets away with it, it w

The business - Patrick Hosking
By Patrick Hosking - 19 July 13:00

David "Two Brains" Willetts may be wrong on pensions, but at least he and the Tories are trying to g

Goodbye to the control freaks?
By Donald Hirsch - 19 July 13:00

The spending review suggests the Chancellor is willing to put more trust in public servants

He got it wrong
By Staff blogger - 19 July 13:00

The decision to take his or her country to war is the gravest that a prime minister can make.

Beyond the double shift
By Suzanne Moore - 19 July 13:00

Up to now, new Labour has been determined that we should all work, work, work, including parents of

The biggest con-trick
By Phillip Knightley - 19 July 13:00

The Butler report 3 - We've all been dazzled by the glamour of James Bond and other fictional heroes

It's our party. . .
By Mark Seddon - 19 July 13:00

Mark Seddon on plans to resume the battle to make Labour more democratic

"The questioning was polite, but probing"
By John Kampfner - 19 July 13:00

The phone call was quintessential Whitehall. Would I, Lord Butler's man inquired, care to clarify one or two points raised in my book? A few days later, as I presented myself at the reception desk of the Cabinet Office, a lady was waiting to whisk me straight in.

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 19 July 13:00

Don't believe it - "Blair declares war - on Gordon Brown"

No lies, but catastrophic misjudgements
By Nick Cohen - 19 July 13:00

The Butler report 2 - Those who think the Prime Minister deceived us in order to take us to war have

Politics - John Kampfner finds ministers with legal worries
By John Kampfner - 12 July 13:00

Ministers are worried about a court case that challenges the lawfulness of military action in Iraq.

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 12 July 13:00

Don't believe it - "Peter Mandelson backs Gordon Brown"

The insider - Paul Routledge uncovers a gang of plotters
By Paul Routledge - 12 July 13:00

New union plot revealed, thin Scot tipped for fat Scot's job, and another Blair U-turn

Neither fair nor equal
By Peter Tatchell - 05 July 13:00

Observations on the civil partnerships bill

Stealing the show
By David Walker - 05 July 13:00

If the bus has long been the Cinderella of London's transport, Ken Livingstone is the fairy godmothe

How we can woo the middle class
By Ken Livingstone - 05 July 13:00

Ken Livingstone, the London mayor, argues that he won re-election last month because he retained the