Farage needs to explain why he could prevent the referendum he has always wanted.
As slavery all over the world is more prolific and lucrative than ever, a new British abolitionist movement is beginning. Just like 200 years ago, however, it is encountering “dark forces” at the top.
Andrew Lomas is new to the borough of Kensington and Chelsea as a Labour councillor. Here he tells us some truths about the area and its history, as he cleans up after Notting Hill Carnival.
How women as community leaders can combat domestic abuse.
More than 130 businesses have signed a letter in the Scotsman newspaper calling on Scotland to vote against independence.
Cases like that of “Baby Gammy” or the adoptive mother who allegedly turned down a baby because it was born with a disability are welcome distractions from the bigger, deeper problems faced by parents and disabled children under austerity.
The public’s views on immigration are more nuanced than is often assumed.
The leader of Rotherham Council, Roger Stone, is standing down, as a report finds a "collective failure" by both the police and the local council to stop the abuse of children in the area.
The Mayor of London, who surprised no one earlier this month by announcing he'd return to parliament, will seek to stand in Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Deprived estates can be recovered from within; the government must commit to a ten-year programme to clean them up with them help of dedicated individuals.
Tracking the Home Secretary's tenacity on stop and search is an interesting context for the police now having agreed to adopt a new code of conduct.
The Scottish First Minister skilfully outplayed the Better Together head, but his victory may count for little.
In 2005, the Mayor argued that the right to a fair trial "must remain an inalienable principle of our law".
David Cameron has reinforced the political power of a few big money donors and well established vested interests, argues the shadow leader of the Commons. Now that his grassroots have taken flight he is even more reliant on the privileged few he uses his power to support.
Jack Mills was chairman of the shop stewards’ committee at the Woolwich Arsenal. In 1920, he won a by-election after the death of the Coalition Liberal James Rowlands and became Dartford’s first Labour MP.
At the age of 16 a British citizen can legally have sex, get married, join the army, smoke, leave home, claim benefits, and contribute to the public purse through taxes – but vote in a general election? Not yet.
The Speaker’s appointment of Carol Mills, the secretary of the department of parliamentary services in Canberra, has caused resistance even from his allies.
The people’s representatives should be able to exercise their democratic role, whether it is convenient for the prime minister or not.
Demographic change is defeating racism, and racial prejudice is particularly rare among university graduates.
We should introduce quotas to limit the number of men in power, ensuring that only the best and brightest of both sexes prevail.
A new TV drama will include the Lib Dem leader as its central character, in a show about the creation of the coalition.
The latest NEETs figures show that many of the children receiving their GCSE results today won't have a smooth journey from education into work.
Manless in Gaza: the story of how civilians have lost the drone war.
Cooler, younger and tech savvy – meet the team led by Obama’s former digital strategist which Labour hopes will win it the election.
A generation-long failure to build enough homes has made prices soar far in excess of inflation, benefiting homeowners at the expense of their children.
There is certainly space in British politics for a party beyond the edge of Labour, but a left-wing alternative has yet to emerge.
How many of their new, worrying ideas make it through to the final manifesto will be key in setting the tone of an undoubtedly aggressive campaign by Ukip.
Don't let go of the balloon.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
The UK may not have a police force that is equipped like an army, but through our arms trade we export death to some of the most volatile regions of the world. It has to stop.