I didn't come into politics to sort out gambling
By Martin Bright - 25 September 13:00

Interview - Tessa Jowell talks to our political editor, Martin Bright, about super-casinos, the hand

A vote for no change
By Robert Taylor - 25 September 13:00

Observations on Sweden

How to turn women off
By Kira Cochrane - 25 September 13:00

They are not enamoured of the Tories, they loathe Labour's infighting and they crave a little honest

Marching on Labour
By Sian Berry - 24 September 15:47

Today was another hectic day at conference. Aren’t they all?

The perils of being a Green politician
By Sian Berry - 22 September 15:46

I was supposed to have a quiet day today at the Green Party conference – fat chance. Most of the eve

Tesco, hurricanes and Chernobyl
By Sian Berry - 22 September 15:44

I’ve left Chelsea tractor country this week for Hove and the Green Party’s autumn conference.

Socialism: the new divide
By Jack Straw - 18 September 13:00

Fifty years ago, a book regarded as a seminal text for Labour was published. In an exclusive essay,

That other, more important, vote
By Martin Bright - 18 September 13:00

With unions and party members convinced that the top job is already assigned, the battle for Labour'

Singing songs of praise
By Red Box - 18 September 13:00

Gordon keeps his eye on milk production and presents Tony with a hymn book, before getting a surpris

Blairism: an apology
By Nick Cohen - 18 September 13:00

Many on the left see Tony Blair as an aberration, a cuckoo in their nest, writes Nick Cohen, who use

It's about pershonalities, stupid
By Peter Wilby - 18 September 13:00

Newspapers understand perfectly well that politics gets interesting only when you keep ishoos out of

His other car is a limo
By Kevin Maguire - 18 September 13:00

To the seaside and the first UK leg of Tony B the fading crooner's farewell global tour. At a truculent TUC in Brighton, the distressed No 10 roadie Nyta Clarke was overheard whispering, "It's all over, it's over" to a handful of tearful Blairite groupies.

How Blair can spare himself humiliation and go with dignity
By Staff blogger - 11 September 13:00

It's the manner of the transition that counts

It must be Gordon, Gordon, Gordon
By Martin Bright - 11 September 13:00

David Miliband is the new foreign secretary so we thought this was good moment to look back to Septe

They never drink
By Kevin Maguire - 11 September 13:00

A rat - indeed, Roland Rat - is to swim back to the sinking ship once the captain is replaced on the bridge by the first mate.

Blair crisis: It's already over
By Martin Bright - 11 September 13:00

Labour MPs are split, not on the principle of forcing out Tony Blair, but on the method. Our politic

Once firmly in power, Tory governments are built to last
By Staff blogger - 04 September 13:00

New Labour has, for all the hubris, rarely been comfortable with power. Shortly after Tony Blair's landslide victory in 1997, senior aides were warning of the threat posed by William Hague.

Dinner for wife and kids
By Nick Pearce - 04 September 13:00

Observations on Danish prisons

A conspiracy unravels
By Red Box - 04 September 13:00

Gordon wants to eliminate Stephen, Stephen and Tony scheme against Gordon, Tony conspires with Alan

Tight trousers
By Kevin Maguire - 04 September 13:00

The 'Ull One, John Prescott, is digging another escape tunnel after Robominister John Reid placed him under house arrest during the airport terror show.

Gambling away Labour's principles
By Martin Bright - 04 September 13:00

The understanding among Blair's allies is that he intends to announce his plans well in advance of c

Labour's fault lines open up
By Charles Clarke - 04 September 13:00

As the political season opens and a Conservative revival gathers pace, former Home Secretary Charles

Rory's week
By Rory Bremner - 04 September 13:00

If Charlie drank to give himself courage, Ming needs to develop a habit, soon

Mystic Martin
By Martin Bright - 03 September 13:50

My powers as a soothsayer looked a little bit wobbly on my return from holiday. In my first column after the break I suggested that Tony Blair could announce the timetable for his departure “well in advance” of party conference. Oops! Such are the risks of political prophecy.

When we need to be frightened, and when we do not
By Staff blogger - 28 August 13:00

Ministers must not be allowed to scare us into accepting new terror laws

Changing the rules*
By Sadakat Kadri - 28 August 13:00

Is it a crime to wear a peace slogan at Westminster? Can your other half enter a civil partnership w

Blunders, yes, but idealism, too
By Brian Brivati - 28 August 13:00

Terrible mistakes have been made, but overall I believe the historical judgement on the Blair years

Everyone's a winner - or a cheat
By Red Box - 28 August 13:00

Dr Reid wants the credit, Gordon meets a champion and Tony learns a valuable lesson.

The revolution will be televised
By Red Box - 21 August 13:00

John Reid seizes power, <strong>John Prescott</strong> evades anti-terrorist police using only a Ben

The flaws in tabloid laws
By Clive Stafford Smith - 21 August 13:00

A populist policy will cut paedophiles off from proper supervision and make future crimes virtually