Lib Dems are guilty of aiding and abetting the Tories; they deserve a long sentence
By Sadiq Khan - 23 October 9:22

We can't forget how many policies the Lib Dems have happily supported that are against the grain of everything we thought they believed in.

How to fix Britain’s broken workplaces
By Paul Hunter - 23 October 9:08

A new inquiry into Britain's work problems presents a vision of workplace citizenship.

Could NHS England's call for more funding and an overhaul help Labour?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 23 October 8:25

Health service leaders have released a report calling for drastic changes; could this help Ed Miliband on the way to the election?

Trailing to Ukip on immigration and to Labour on the NHS, the Conservatives' best hope may be an economic slowdown that persuades voters the storm has not passed.
To win, the Tories need to make the economy the defining issue – and a crisis could help them
By George Eaton - 22 October 22:21

Trailing to Ukip on immigration and to Labour on the NHS, the Conservatives' best hope may be an economic slowdown that persuades voters the storm has not passed. 

Ukip may have contaminated the eurosceptic brand, but there are other factors at play.
Why has support for EU membership reached a record high?
By George Eaton - 22 October 14:58

Ukip may have contaminated the eurosceptic brand, but there are other factors at play.

How the Ukip calypso drowns out more sinister stories
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 October 13:44

"Oh, look! Ukip's doing something funny again!" stories only really work to overshadow the party's actual failings.

The Labour leader repelled Cameron's assault by declaring: "Instead of smearing the NHS in Wales, he should be saving the NHS in England".
PMQs review: Miliband wins again by leading on the NHS
By George Eaton - 22 October 13:26

The Labour leader repelled Cameron's assault by declaring: "Instead of smearing the NHS in Wales, he should be saving the NHS in England". 

What's behind John Kerry's curious appointment of Gary Hart as his Northern Ireland rep?
By Kevin Meagher - 22 October 9:36

The US Secretary of State has appointed former senator and presidential hopeful, Gary Hart, as his “personal representative” on Northern Ireland. Why?

What does the Lib Dem manifesto leak tell us?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 October 9:17

A high-resolution photograph of a party adviser holding manifesto proposals reveals the Lib Dems' plans.

Second child abuse inquiry chair under pressure to quit due to establishment links
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 October 8:32

The government’s independent inquiry into alleged historic child abuse cases can’t seem to find a chair who isn’t linked to the establishment.

Peerage and prejudice: why a MigrationWatch representative in the Lords is bad news
By Anoosh Chakelian - 21 October 15:58

David Cameron gives a peerage to Sir Andrew Green of MigrationWatch, which has caused controversy with its use of data, and harsh proposals regarding immigration.

A food package. Artwork by Lottie Stoddart
The Foodbank Dilemma
By James Harrison - 21 October 12:33

There have always been people in Britain who are hungry, and those who have tried to feed them. Recently, the rise of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network has brought the issue of hunger and its causes to public attention. What do foodbanks tell us about Britain today?

NHS reorganisation has caused a crisis by taking GPs out of consulting rooms
By Onkar Sahota - 21 October 11:38

GPs face low morale, extra responsibilities and the largest patient load ever – it’s time for government to let them get back to seeing patients.

Collective panic over ebola is just one example of the politics of fear gripping our leaders
By Sophie Foster - 21 October 10:09

Our experts are being drowned out by baying, panicked mobs, and in this increasingly voter-pleasing landscape, it’s the loudest who wins.

Ukip partners with a Polish MEP from a Holocaust-denying party to rescue its EU funding
By Anoosh Chakelian - 21 October 9:44

Ukip, whose EU political group recently collapsed, does a deal with a far-right Polish politician to keep its funding.

Migrants check a lorry heading to the UK in the port of Calais, 24 September. Photo: Getty
As an MEP, I’m ashamed of our government's stance on immigration
By Keith Taylor - 21 October 9:03

The government’s stance on immigration is a source of much shame for many MEPs in Europe.

Who went where in Labour’s mini-reshuffle?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 21 October 8:47

Ed Miliband has reshuffled the lower tiers of his frontbench team.

Why we now need to reset the child poverty targets
By Alison Garnham - 20 October 17:40

Alan Milburn's call to reset the 2020 target to end child poverty is both necessary and regrettable.

The Labour London mayoral hopeful warns the policy remains a "tax on London" but Tessa Jowell "welcomes" the changes.
David Lammy stands firm on opposition to mansion tax despite Balls concessions
By George Eaton - 20 October 16:37

The Labour London mayoral hopeful wants higher tax bands introduced by local councils. 

Ukip have done a calypso song – listen only if you hate your ears
By Media Mole - 20 October 12:08

It’s exactly as bad as you are imagining.

Alan Milburn attacks Miliband for not being "ambitious" enough on the minimum wage - is he right?
By George Eaton - 20 October 10:37

The Labour leader's plan to raise the main rate to £8 by 2020 is more radical than Milburn suggests. 

The Lyons report reveals our politicians' fear to discuss borrowing for investment
By Emran Mian - 20 October 9:27

In its major housing review, Labour seems to be ruling out borrowing more to pay for increased investment. This could be a mistake.

Recent strikes are a make or break moment for the British left, but they're not enough
By Michael Chessum - 20 October 9:16

Simply marching, having trade union general secretaries endorse you, and having essentially symbolic strikes cannot defeat austerity politics.

We need a mayor who works to help Londoners with second jobs, not those with second homes.
When it comes to pay, Londoners need real change
By Sadiq Khan - 18 October 16:24

We need a mayor who works to help Londoners with second jobs, not those with second homes. 

Pledge will be funded through £750m raised by new windfall levy on tobacco firms.
Miliband sharpens NHS dividing line with one-week cancer test guarantee
By George Eaton - 17 October 22:00

Pledge will be funded through £750m raised by new windfall levy on tobacco firms. 

The Tories stand up for the privileged few on climate change
By Maria Eagle - 17 October 17:05

The Tory lurch to the right has shattered the cross-party consensus on climate change policy

Who’s who in the Green party?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 17 October 16:11

As the Greens are experiencing a surge, we ask who the main players are in what could end up being the “Ukip of the left”.

Ukip's European Parliament group has collapsed: what does this mean?
By Catherine Bearder - 17 October 14:11

Why the collapse of Ukip's EU political group is good news for the UK and Europe.

Both parties will be portrayed as unserious and lacking in credibility.
How the Tories plan to attack Labour and Ukip as one
By George Eaton - 17 October 13:24

Both parties will be portrayed as unserious and lacking in credibility. 

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