The Labour peer and Miliband strategist on how the party would seek to reduce inequality.
Interview: Stewart Wood responds to Thomas Piketty
By George Eaton - 17 June 9:59

The Labour peer and Miliband strategist on how the party would seek to reduce inequality.

A review of the French economist's appearance with Miliband strategist Stewart Wood.
Thomas Piketty comes to parliament: what we learned
By George Eaton - 16 June 16:02

A review of the French economist's appearance with Miliband strategist Stewart Wood.
 

How the miners’ strike of 1984-85 changed Britain for ever
By Donald Macintyre - 16 June 11:15

Thirty years later questions still haunt many of those who took part. Could the outcome have been different?

Ninety six per cent of people support a fairer system, with the richest paying more than double the poorest.
The public want a more progressive tax system - and they're right
By Duncan Exley - 16 June 10:24

Ninety six per cent of people support a fairer system, with the richest paying more than double the poorest.

The Foreign Secretary says "I don't think the invasion itself was a mistake".
Hague defends the Iraq war as Boris disowns it
By George Eaton - 16 June 9:08

The Foreign Secretary says "I don't think the invasion itself was a mistake".

If the Tories won't face up to the problems in the health service, it's time to make way for a government that will.
We need to talk about the NHS - Cameron must break the Crosby-imposed silence
By Andy Burnham - 15 June 18:20

If the Tories won't face up to the problems in the health service, it's time to make way for a government that will.

The IPPR report will play a crucial role in shaping Labour's policy platform for the election.
Miliband to affirm radical agenda for change at "Condition of Britain" launch
By George Eaton - 14 June 12:23

The IPPR report will play a crucial role in shaping Labour's policy platform for the election.

The Labour leader has been left looking like a man trying to have it both ways.
Miliband's half-apology over the Sun photo will please no one
By George Eaton - 13 June 13:28

The Labour leader has been left looking like a man trying to have it all ways.

If the debate moves on to more fertile Labour territory such as public services the Conservatives will likely struggle.
There's no gratitude in politics - why the recovery might not save the Tories
By Richard Mylles - 13 June 12:09

If the debate moves on to more fertile Labour territory such as public services the Conservatives will likely struggle.

It would benefit savers and could be seen as a sign of a return to economic normality.
Why an interest rate rise could help the Tories
By George Eaton - 13 June 9:06

It would benefit savers and could be seen as a sign of a return to economic normality.

Margaret Beckett by Dan Murrell
Commons Confidential: Margaret Beckett’s naked truth
By Kevin Maguire - 12 June 16:27

“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. 

Oldknow Academy, one of the Birmingham Schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse inquiry. Photo: Getty
Leader: We should also be concerned about what is going on in faith schools
By New Statesman - 12 June 16:00

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 PM's decision to withdraw the Tories from the mainstream European People's Party made it inevitable that his party would form eurosceptic partnerships.
Cameron only has himself to blame for the Tories' alliance with Merkel's enemy
By George Eaton - 12 June 12:13

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. 

In suburbia: aerial view of Sunbury, Surrey, which straddles London's commuter belt. Photo: Rex Features
Bryan Appleyard: in defence of the British suburbs
By Bryan Appleyard - 12 June 10:00

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.

The Returning Officer: Bewdley
By Stephen Brasher - 12 June 10:00

Stanley Baldwin succeeded his father, Alfred, as MP for Bewdley in 1908. In 1922, 1923 and 1929, his opponent was Sardius Hancock.

A supporter in Redbridge listens at the launch of Labour's Euro campaign. Photo: Getty
Sadiq Khan: how Labour triumphed in London
By Sadiq Khan - 12 June 10:00

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.
Without change, Labour is choosing to lose
By Marcus Roberts - 12 June 8:12

 The party's present strategy of managing a declining poll lead must be altered.

An open and dynamic market economy has to work for all, not just some.
Only Labour can offer the long-term economic plan Britain needs
By Ed Balls - 12 June 7:20

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.
The smaller coalition party nearly always gets smashed – but all is not lost for the Lib Dems
By George Eaton - 11 June 22:40

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.
To be truly free, the NHS needs to scrap hospital parking charges
By Robert Halfon - 11 June 17:34

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.
Exclusive: Danny Alexander: Lib Dems could be biggest party by 2025
By George Eaton - 11 June 14:43

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.
PMQs review: Miliband targets incompetence, but the momentum is with Cameron
By George Eaton - 11 June 13:23

The PM believes the wind is blowing his way - and some in Labour fear he is right.
 

J K Rowling. Photo: Getty
J K Rowling donates £1m to anti Scottish independence camp
By Lucy Fisher - 11 June 11:24

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.
The trouble with Gordon Brown
By James Maxwell - 11 June 11:00

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.
Is Theresa May's luck finally running out?
By George Eaton - 11 June 8:53

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.
One website won't solve the voter registration problem
By Stephen Twigg - 10 June 18:21

The government's policy of Individual Electoral Registration will make things worse.

Montage by Dan Murrell
Alistair Darling: “Salmond is behaving like Kim Jong-il”
By Jason Cowley - 10 June 13:00

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.
Sadiq Khan's speech on inequality: full text
By Sadiq Khan - 10 June 12:00

Inequality is the single biggest threat to our economy, our society and to the wellbeing of the British people today.

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