“I can’t speak to you now. I’m getting picked up in ten minutes and I have no clothes on.” Plus the price of Axelrod.
It is alarming that ultra-conservative religious groups should exert, or wish to exert, an influence over the teaching of pupils, yet such influence is at work, too, in existing faith schools.
The problem in these schools is not an issue of radicalisation.
The PM's decision to withdraw the Tories from the mainstream European People's Party made it inevitable that his party would form eurosceptic partnerships.
Bashing the ’burbs has been a common currency of artists and the intelligentsia, the right and the left, for over 150 years. But they are now undergoing a quiet renaissance.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
Stanley Baldwin succeeded his father, Alfred, as MP for Bewdley in 1908. In 1922, 1923 and 1929, his opponent was Sardius Hancock.
During the campaign, London Labour spoke to a million voters – an amazing achievement and one that was possible only because vast effort went into building volunteer capacity.
The party's present strategy of managing a declining poll lead must be altered.
We will only sustain support for an open and dynamic market economy if we show that it can work for all, and not just some.
To cement its identity in future coalitions, the party needs to own departments.
Patients should not be put off going to hospital, nor relatives from visiting their loved ones, by parking fees.
What the Lib Dem minister told a recent parliamentary party away day.
The PM believes the wind is blowing his way - and some in Labour fear he is right.
Harry Potter author helps plug campaign funding gap.
The former PM has had plenty of time to give us a glimpse of what his "progressive" Britain might look like. We’re still waiting.
After the loss of her special adviser, the Home Secretary is now under attack over a huge backlog of passport appplications.
The government's policy of Individual Electoral Registration will make things worse.
With just 100 days to save the Union, Alistair Darling fights back.
Inequality is the single biggest threat to our economy, our society and to the wellbeing of the British people today.
People need to be able to feel they can effect change in their own backyard before they can change the world.
Did she know the letter was going to be released? And why did it take three days for it to be removed?
The Deputy PM's rejection of "austerity forever" is an important point of difference with the Tories.
Home Secretary accused by Labour of breaking the ministerial code and ordered to appear before select committee.
A canny move by the Department for Education.
Even at a time of austerity, it is a small price for a big gain.
Controversial reform to trespass legislation will allow fracking firms to drill under your home without your permission. How big a dent is this to your land ownership rights?
Michael Dugher writes to Jeremy Heywood protesting at the use of "long-term plan" in the address.
The Newark by-election saw centre-left voters hold their noses and back the Tories to stop Ukip.
The party holds the seat with a majority of more than 7,000 as the Lib Dems are pushed into sixth place.