There is concern within the party at the failure to agree a date for the crucial Clause V meeting.
Labour's manifesto: who's writing it and what happens next
By George Eaton - 02 February 11:44

There is concern within the party at the failure to agree a date for the crucial Clause V meeting. 

Alan Milburn calls on Labour to drop the "comfort blanket" of "clan politics"
By Anoosh Chakelian - 02 February 11:38

The Social Mobility Commission chair and former Health Secretary on why parties should be more aspirational, how slow politics moves on broadening access, and our "impossible" child poverty target.

An anti-abortion protest in Belfast. Photo: Getty
Have we reached the tipping point for abortion rights in Northern Ireland?
By Siobhan Fenton - 02 February 10:28

A new legal challenge to Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws marks a huge success for the pro-choice movement.

Weaponising education: Tories attack schools while Labour clashes with universities
By Anoosh Chakelian - 02 February 8:52

Both parties are grappling with their approaches to education as the election campaign heats up.

The Conservatives are right to deny the toxic suggestion that they would shack up with Farage.
The Tories have ruled out a deal with Ukip - and they're right to do so
By George Eaton - 30 January 15:53

The Conservatives are right to deny the toxic suggestion that they would shack up with Farage. 

The migrant vote is driving the Conservatives' poor performance in London.
For the Conservatives, London offers a terrifying vision of the UK’s new demographics
By Tim Wigmore - 30 January 14:41

The migrant vote is driving the Conservatives' poor performance in London.

Shadow Northern Ireland secretary says former New Labour ministers "would have been the very people lecturing others".
Ivan Lewis: "self-indulgent" Milburn and Hutton must remember need for unity
By George Eaton - 30 January 11:38

Shadow Northern Ireland secretary says former New Labour ministers "would have been the very people lecturing others". 

In the Frame: Alternative Debate Excuses for Cameron
By Tom Humberstone - 30 January 11:20

Tom Humberstone’s weekly comic.

Real wages for 22-29 year olds down 9 per cent on 2008 Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty
Young workers biggest victims of the squeeze on wages, study finds
By Ashley Cowburn - 30 January 9:32

Nearly all groups have seen a decline in real wages since the financial crash of 2008 but losses have not been spread out equally. 

Sheffield's students could depose Nick Clegg – they are alert to the danger of losing their votes
By Tim Wigmore - 29 January 17:51

Because of the new system, there is a risk that students will turn up to vote on 7 May, but won't be registered.

I came away every week feeling furious about being belittled. Photo: Getty
Every time I visit the job centre, the staff treat me like a subhuman
By Harriet Williamson - 29 January 17:41

Arriving at a JobCentre to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance, I felt like I’d fallen into the pages of Kafka’s The Trial. I was expected to navigate a complicated system while being treated with endless suspicion.

Our MPs must not sleep walk towards abortion restrictions
By Lisa Hallgarten - 29 January 17:17

They should oppose any legislation that jeopardises women’s full and equal access to all reproductive health services.

The case of the lost Mark Duggan disc and a “faceless” civil servant
By Anoosh Chakelian - 29 January 16:19

Information concerning three of the UK’s most sensitive inquiries has been lost in the post.

Miliband will not mimic Cameron's approach to Ukip and change course.
Labour won't turn left in response to the Green threat
By George Eaton - 29 January 15:49

Miliband will not mimic Cameron's approach to Ukip and change policy direction. 

Why the Green party's wealth tax policy won't work
By Tom Papworth - 29 January 15:32

The Greens' wealth tax numbers just don’t add up.

Fitter, happier, more productive: how to make London a sporting city for all
By Tessa Jowell - 29 January 14:59

Opening up sport for everyone in the capital.

David Cameron discusses strategies to end FGM and forced marriage at the Girl Summit last summer. Photo: Oli Scarff/WPA Pool/Getty
What are the practical steps we need to take to end FGM in the UK?
By Anna Leszkiewicz - 29 January 14:07

As MPs discuss a national action plan to end FGM, campaigners explain the practical steps the country needs to take to eradicate this abuse.

Jon Cruddas’s speech on love and work: full text
By Jon Cruddas - 29 January 12:48

"Love, empathy and relationships".

Fewer mature students are graduating. Photo: Robert Nicholas
The real victims of this government's changes to tuition fees have been forgotten
By Tim Wigmore - 29 January 12:32

The number of part-time students has fallen by a third since 2010.

Cumberbatch; Redmayne. Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP; Ethan Miller/Getty
Leader: What Cumberbatch vs Redmayne tells us about Britain
By New Statesman - 29 January 12:22

Political parties love to discuss social mobility. But with a society ever more skewed in favour of the rich, has cultural life become the preserve of the posh?

Lord Michael Ashcroft. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Commons Confidential: No respect for the Pollfather
By Kevin Maguire - 29 January 11:45

UKIP volleys, SNP follies and a dip in Lord Ashcroft's reputation. 

Totnes. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
The Returning Officer: Totnes
By Stephen Brasher - 29 January 9:56

Bolsheviks in Devonshire.

Photo Op (2006) by Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps.
The return of big history: the long past is the antidote to short-termism
By David Reynolds - 29 January 9:29

Historians Jo Guldi and David Armitage have created a powerful, ambitious rebuttal to "the spectre of the short term".

Play your cards right. Photomontage by Dan Murrell
The art of the political wager: how to make money betting on the general election
By Matthew Engel - 29 January 8:37

The only certainty about this year's election is that it will break all previous betting records. So who should you be placing your money on?

BBC rejects the DUP's demand to be included in the TV debates
By Anoosh Chakelian - 29 January 8:05

The Democratic Unionist Party's request to participate in the BBC's seven-way panel has been rejected.

As Miliband’s party has shed votes to the SNP and the Greens, the Tories have emerged in front merely by standing still.
The divided left could cost Labour the election. Can Miliband recover?
By George Eaton - 28 January 21:37

As the party has shed votes to the SNP and the Greens, the Tories have emerged in front merely by standing still.

Defeated parties do not regain power by fighting old battles but by convincing voters that they have changed.
Miliband won't win by telling voters how great New Labour was
By George Eaton - 28 January 16:16

Defeated parties do not regain power by fighting old battles but by convincing voters that they have changed.

What are the political implications of moving Trident to Wales?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 January 16:10

Whispers of our nuclear deterrent relocating from Scotland to Wales could be a clever move by the Tories.

The PM's sheer chutzpah allowed him to command the session.
PMQs review: Cameron's "weaponise" charge throws Miliband off balance
By George Eaton - 28 January 13:27

The PM's sheer chutzpah allowed him to command the session. 

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