Today, MPs will vote on whether the government should commit to the international development budget remaining at 0.7 per cent of GDP.
How the Lib Dems have handled the government’s penultimate financial set-piece shows us coalition is dead, at a time when it's crucial to keep it alive.
The party's plans would allow it to shield services from the worst. But for fear of appearing profligate it won't tell voters.
My informant whispered that Dirty Des is frustrated that a £1.2bn fortune has bought him everything except respect.
More than 400 women are detained in Yarl’s Wood, despite the fact that they have committed no crime. Join the NS.com Christmas campaign to set them free.
Technology and turnout.
Unless Ed Miliband changes course on Trident replacement, Labour risks losing not only the general election, but losing its Scottish heartland for good.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts.
The problem the Chancellor now faces is that, after almost five years of emphasising the need for tough choices, the public is inclined to think the work of austerity is done. It is not.
The Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been arrested following an allegation of rape.
A bank transaction tax would win votes.
Activism is utterly impossible if you have no way of keeping track of your fellow activists and of forming even weak ties with them.
Beveridge and Attlee shaped their politics at Toynbee Hall, in the East End of London. As this beacon of social reform prepares to mark its 130th anniversary, we recall its role in the making of modern Britain and draw lessons for today.
The main lesson to take from George Osborne's pre-budget announcements this week is that the worst of austerity is yet to come.
Having already trimmed Whitehall of fat, the next government will be forced to cut into bone. But no party will utter this truth.
Plan to fund extra £2bn a year through future underspends means spending promise is "a con", says shadow chancellor.
There’s only so much twenty quid and a trip to Ikea can do.
An Autumn Statement for the few.
The Chancellor framed himself as a man who would take from the wealthy and give to the NHS.
The Autumn Statement performances today shows our political leaders on both sides should stop fixating reducing the deficit to zero.
The big news is what George Osborne didn’t mention.
Wait, Osborne wants the rich to pay more tax?
The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement to parliament today. What did he announce?
Peer and shadow foreign office minister set to replace Emily Thornberry.
A respected thinker of the new Tory right-wing vanguard, Kwasi Kwarteng MP, has been secretly recorded suggesting the NHS budget shouldn't be protected.
The Chancellor will make his last Autumn Statement before the general election. What will it include?
The government has named Bicester in Oxfordshire as its second garden city, but to solve the housing crisis, we’d need to build six or seven of them every year.
In the lead-up to the general election, we have the chance to move the debate forwards, towards the full decriminalisation of sex work.
Whether you choose the religious terminology of sin or the secular language of social harm, it is clear that banks have not been helping the poor but have focused on the wealthy few.