TV debates: Ofcom rules Ukip is a major party but the Greens are not
By Harry Lambert - 08 January 11:55

The Greens’ case for inclusion has been undermined by Ofcom’s ruling.

Could Nick Clegg be the price for a Lib Dem coalition with Labour?
By Richard Morris - 08 January 9:21

Would the Lib Dems manage to keep Nick Clegg as leader during coalition negotiations with Labour?

Front pages: the British press reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attack
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 January 8:20

How British newspapers have responded to the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on their front pages.

The Conservatives' fixation with their past triumph is a mark of their present weakness.
The Tories are wrong to assume that 2015 is 1992 all over again
By George Eaton - 07 January 22:07

The Conservatives' fixation with their past triumph is a mark of their present weakness. 

The real root of the A&E crisis lies far beyond the wards
By Benedict Cooper - 07 January 17:30

Jeremy Hunt and David Cameron both brushed off Labour's concerns over the A&E crisis as political hot air today – they do so at their own peril.

Is being self-employed becoming the new normal?
By Izzy Hatfield - 07 January 16:07

In the last four years, 40 per cent of new jobs have been in self-employment. This is more likely to be a permanent shift than a temporary phenomenon.

Shadow justice secretary departs from Labour stance by saying broadcasters should invite the party.
Sadiq Khan: The Greens should be included in TV debates
By George Eaton - 07 January 15:07

Shadow justice secretary departs from Labour stance by saying broadcasters should invite the party. 

Jeremy Hunt and Andy Burnham kick the NHS "political football" around the Commons
By Anoosh Chakelian - 07 January 13:41

The Health Secretary responded to an Urgent Question from the shadow health secretary about the number of major incidents declared at A&E units.

The Prime Minister was left to resort to accusing the Labour leader of playing politics.
PMQs review: Cameron fails to neutralise Miliband's NHS attack
By George Eaton - 07 January 13:17

The Prime Minister was left to resort to accusing the Labour leader of playing politics. 

The rightwing group Pegida is protesting across Germany against "islamisation". Photo: Getty
In pictures: the Pegida protests in Germany
By New Statesman - 07 January 10:00

A look at the anti-"islamisation" rallies of the rightwing group Pegida taking place in Germany.

Angela Merkel is set to back migrant benefit curbs in talks with David Cameron
By Anoosh Chakelian - 07 January 8:32

The German Chancellor is poised to support UK plans for cutting benefits to migrants.

Dominant China, India back on track, and creative artificial intelligence: 10 predictions for 2015
By IPPR - 06 January 16:44

Ten different writers give their predictions for this year.

Follow every prediction – and make your own – with May2015’s election-forecasting machine
By May2015 - 06 January 16:19

50 years after the BBC and ITN competed to predict election night first, we launch Florence: our election-forecasting machine.

Jim Murphy versus Diane Abbott: what Labour's mansion tax war tells us
By Anoosh Chakelian - 06 January 15:08

What can we learn from the divisions revealed by the Scottish Labour leader's policy proposal?

The shadow London minister warns that the party "will not forgive" those focused on the contest to come.
Sadiq Khan: Labour London mayoral candidates must not be "distracted" from general election
By George Eaton - 06 January 14:28

The shadow London minister warns that the party "will not forgive" those focused on the contest to come. 

NHS pressures hitting A&E causes a political crisis for the Tories
By Anoosh Chakelian - 06 January 8:41

A number of hospitals in recent days have declared "major incidents" because of A&E pressures.

Would Labour consider scrapping Trident to make way for a deal with the SNP?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 05 January 18:18

Ed Miliband hints he could water down his stance on Trident in order to make a deal with the Scottish National Party.

Is Labour losing the ethnic minority vote?
By Tim Wigmore - 05 January 16:52

Labour should not ignore the electoral gains that a higher ethnic minority turnout could bring.

The battle for Scotland will echo the referendum and may define the election – and beyond
By Douglas Beattie - 05 January 16:20

Labour and the SNP have competing visions for Scotland and the UK – could they really find common ground in Westminster?

Stalemate? The legal mechanics of having two general elections this year
By Andrew Lomas - 05 January 15:52

What are the legal and constitutional impediments on there being, as some commentators have suggested, two general elections this year?

The Tories can’t win majorities – they should back PR
By Harry Lambert - 05 January 15:34

Under our system, only Labour can win majorities. If the Tories want the Right in power, they should reform the system.

Osborne's claim of a "backhole" in its plans is forcing the opposition to shout louder about its commitment to continued austerity.
The trap the Tories have set for Labour on cuts
By George Eaton - 05 January 14:31

Osborne's claim of a "blackhole" in Miliband's plans is forcing his party to shout louder about its commitment to continued austerity. 

Who do the betting markets think will win the election?
By May2015 - 05 January 12:55

The markets are clear: the SNP surge is over-hyped, Ukip will win few seats and a hung parliament is extremely likely.

Five new laws that may have escaped your notice in 2014
By Siobhan Weare - 05 January 12:31

Which pieces of new legislation did you miss last year?

Has Labour descended into the politics of fear over the NHS?
By David Talbot - 05 January 9:14

Ed Miliband's party is repeating the divisive mistakes in the history of Labour's internal debates over the NHS.

Operation conversation: what’s behind Labour’s four million doorstep goal?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 05 January 8:17

Launching Labour’s election campaign, Ed Miliband will call on his party to hold four million doorstep conversations on the way to May.

The PM is trying to give the false impression that most of the pain lies in the past.
How Cameron misled on cuts in his Marr interview
By George Eaton - 04 January 10:58

The PM is giving the false impression that most of the pain lies in the past. 

George Osborne and his ministers once mocked the opposition for the goal they now boast of achieving.
How the Conservatives ridiculed Labour for pledging to halve the deficit
By Jonathan Portes - 03 January 8:01

George Osborne and his ministers once mocked the opposition for the goal they now boast of achieving. 

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