NS Essay - 'The Tories will briefly return to power in 2010, but after that it will be Labour's century'
By Richard Reeves - 08 March 12:00

The Blair-Brown style, with its notorious control-freakery, is the result of too long in opposition.

The insider - Paul Routledge reveals Blairite plans for Clare Short
By Paul Routledge - 08 March 12:00

How Blairites plan to punish Clare, Inverness asks after Leo, and Tessa's seductive ways

The sweet scent of carbon monoxide
By Charlie Lee-Potter - 08 March 12:00

Tony Blair once admitted to Charlie Lee-Potter that he longed to move to the countryside, but Cherie

War and the law: the inside story
By John Kampfner - 08 March 12:00

The Attorney General's legal case for invading Iraq last year looks ever more flimsy. Our political

Democracy on their minds
By Gerry Hassan - 08 March 12:00

Observations on Scottish Labour

Unsocial seating arrangements
By Matt Salusbury - 01 March 12:00

Observations on left squabbles

The insider - Paul Routledge hears MPs doubting Blunkett
By Paul Routledge - 01 March 12:00

MPs ask if Blunkett's up to the job, those Bristol flats again, and the price of Ali C

Why the Little Englanders are wrong
By Staff blogger - 01 March 12:00

The debate on asylum and immigration has become polarised.

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 01 March 12:00

Don't believe it - "McConnell never read the McLeish book"

A bus that comes when you want it
By Alexander Monro - 01 March 12:00

Observations on transport

Darcus Howe on why blacks don't get to be Labour MPs
By Darcus Howe - 23 February 12:00

It is not race, but lack of party loyalty that keeps blacks and Asians off Labour shortlists

The insider - Paul Routledge sees "Brown's Sugars" storming on
By Paul Routledge - 23 February 12:00

"Brown's Sugars" storm on, a new smoke-free zone, and how Blair learnt to hate Labour

If it moves, test it and give it a grade
By Staff blogger - 23 February 12:00

The faults in the schooling of English teenagers have been clear for 30 years. Too many stop learning too early; in this respect, only Mexico, Turkey and Greece among OECD countries do worse.

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 23 February 12:00

Don't believe it - "Oliver Letwin has a credible alternative"

Is this how to end public service failure?
By David Boyle - 23 February 12:00

Suppose you had to pay for medical treatment - not in money, but through helping other patients. Dav

Mark Thomas fears a US invasion of Wales
By Mark Thomas - 16 February 12:00

If water has become a scarce resource, then the Americans will invade Wales and the PM will defend t

Watching brief - Amanda Platell has sisterly advice for Tessa Jowell
By Amanda Platell - 16 February 12:00

Tessa Jowell shouldn't take back what she said about Campbell's macho style: the only thing voters h

The insider - Paul Routledge on knives out for Labour's chairman
By Paul Routledge - 16 February 12:00

Knives out for Labour's chairman, Straw runs hard and more on those 45 minutes

Will the court convict the judge?
By David Cox - 16 February 12:00

By holding an inquiry into the Hutton charges, the BBC's acting head may finish his own career. By D

Politics - John Kampfner finds diplomacy is back in fashion
By John Kampfner - 16 February 12:00

A brief era of history is over. Diplomacy, compromise and moral relativism are back in fashion. That

Why actors give Blair the bird
By Ian Flintoff - 16 February 12:00

Observations on political performers

The tyranny of targets
By Staff blogger - 16 February 12:00

Has the government set a target for reducing targets? Scarcely a day now passes without news of more central controls being loosened.

Back to school
By Francis Beckett - 16 February 12:00

University to Uni: the politics of higher education in England since 1944

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Aitken's lesson for new Labour
By Cristina Odone - 16 February 12:00

Observations on penitence by Cristina Odone

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 16 February 12:00

Don't believe it - "Tony Blair to quit"

Astrologers would be as good as the spooks
By Staff blogger - 09 February 12:00

How did they get it so wrong? It is now clear that the British and US governments perpetrated the most monstrous fraud on their peoples when they put the case for war in Iraq. No matter how much Tony Blair twists and turns, the truth was almost the opposite of what he and George Bush stated.

Why we politicians are jealous of journalists
By Austin Mitchell - 09 February 12:00

Hacks know what's going on, MPs don't, writes <strong>Austin Mitchell MP</strong>

After Hutton - Dyke and Campbell: spot the difference
By George Walden - 09 February 12:00

The BBC director general and his chief enemy in Downing Street were both part of the vulgarisation o

The insider - Paul Routledge reveals indecency in Reading
By Paul Routledge - 09 February 12:00

Dirty tricks and indecency in Reading, what the pagers said, and Jowell's persuasive skills

Those WMDs - The blame game
By John Kampfner - 09 February 12:00

John Kampfner reveals the inside story of how Blair agreed to a second inquiry on the run-up to the