Iain Duncan Smith is at risk of wasting billions on the Universal Credit scheme
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 November 12:52

The public spending watchdog has found further woes for the government's flagship welfare reforms programme.

What are Theresa May's new plans to combat terrorism?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 November 9:20

The Home Secretary is to announce new measures to respond to the terror threat.

Nick Clegg warns the Prime Minister against caps or quotas on immigration
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 November 9:02

The Deputy Prime Minister enters the immigration debate, backing a crackdown on "benefits tourism" but opposing a cap on migrant numbers.

How "care in the community" overlooks people with learning disabilities
By Lucy Hurst-Brown - 26 November 7:59

The government and social care sector must do more to deliver true community integration.

Will Northern Ireland’s culture wars kill power-sharing?
By Kevin Meagher - 25 November 16:15

Westminster’s general indifference to what goes on in Northern Ireland is blinding it to the fact that the political process there is rapidly losing momentum.

While the number of benefit claimants is falling, flaws are emerging in the system
By Theo Barry Born - 25 November 14:37

A new report shows the early signs of claimant numbers decreasing, but serious problems nevertheless emerging with how the system operates.

Tory MP and former Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell to stand down after 35 years
By Anoosh Chakelian - 25 November 13:33

The MP for Charnwood Stephen Dorell has announced that he will stand down as an MP at the general election, after accepting a role with accountancy firm KPMG as a health policy consultant.

Labour neglects English marginal seats at its peril – it can't just appeal to its "heartlands"
By Patrick Diamond - 25 November 12:05

Labour does best in places worst hit by the recession, but it has to branch out to enlarge its electoral base.

That families can only just claim Universal Credit shows how disastrous it has been
By Anoosh Chakelian - 25 November 8:37

The government’s reformed benefit programme is being rolled out to parents in the northwest today, revealing its slow progress.

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt warns private schools: "The time you could expect something for nothing is over".
Labour to force private schools to partner with state sector or lose £700m in tax relief
By George Eaton - 24 November 22:11

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt warns private schools: "The time you could expect something for nothing is over". 

The seven deadly sins of tweeting about politics
By New Statesman - 24 November 16:00

140 characters, 0 meaning.

Who are the Green party's supporters, and should Labour be worried?
By Gideon Skinner - 24 November 14:38

As with Ukip, the Green party has the potential to cause some electoral headaches for the traditional parties. 

The Labour leader's vow to end the exploitation of agency workers contrasts with Cameron's inertia.
Miliband's dividing line with the Tories on workers' rights
By George Eaton - 24 November 14:07

The Labour leader's vow to end the exploitation of agency workers contrasts with Cameron's inertia. 

New cash for honours revelations should speed reform of House of Lords
By Stefan Simanowitz - 24 November 13:48

Following Lord Razzall's revelation that he was approached by businessmen offering money for peerages, it's time to stop rewarding political donors through the honours list.

After two years of Police and Crime Commissioners, we must assess their democratic value
By Jack Dromey - 24 November 12:39

As we hit the two-year mark of the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners, it’s time to look forward and assess what needs to be done to improve democratic governance in policing.

Who will be the Conservative candidate for London mayor?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 24 November 12:02

A London entrepreneur has entered the race to succeed Boris, suggesting the Tories could try to defeat Labour with a "celebrity" candidate.

Government borrowing: the numbers don’t add up
By Nida Broughton - 24 November 11:30

There is less scope in the years ahead for our current levels of borrowing to be eliminated by further economic growth. 

Immigration: do you want the truth or something beautiful?
By Ibrahim Taguri - 24 November 11:21

This immigration debate is based on prejudice and emotion.

How to stop landlords maximising their profits at the expense of tenants
By Tom Copley - 24 November 11:00

Why it's time to stop the light-touch approach to private rented sector regulation.

"Changing times, changing politics": Douglas Alexander's speech, full text
By Douglas Alexander - 24 November 10:49

The chair of Ed Miliband's General Election Strategy on the "profound transition" he sees happening in our politics.

Pressure builds for David Cameron's EU renegotiation as a former minister calls for UK's exit
By Anoosh Chakelian - 24 November 8:34

A former Tory cabinet secretary is set to call for Britain to leave the EU, putting pressure on the Prime Minister who is preparing his renegotiation.

A confident stance on the economy and jobs will offer people hope to combat Farage's despair.
To fight Ukip, Labour should make the case for borrowing to invest
By John Healey - 24 November 0:34

A confident stance on the economy will offer people hope to combat Farage's despair. 

A stronger and fairer system is the right response to both the positives and negatives immigration can bring.
Labour will take a progressive approach to immigration. But we must address people's concerns
By David Hanson - 23 November 17:03

A stronger and fairer system is the right response to both the positives and negatives immigration can bring.

Why are Occupy Democracy protesters staging another occupation in London?
By Maya Oppenheim - 22 November 12:52

Braving the damp weather, Occupy protesters have occupied a square in front of the Supreme Court, calling for a movement for representative and participative democracy.

Ed Miliband waiting to address a rally in London. Photo: Getty
Ed Miliband is too good at politics – he can’t stop playing the game
By Ian Leslie - 21 November 16:40

Too often, it feels as though the Labour leader has so assiduously studied the rules of political communication that he can’t forget them.

The valorisation of a twisted kind of compulsory patriotism have driven out sense. Photo: Getty
Tweeting a picture of a house is not an act of class warfare, whatever the Sun says
By Sarah Ditum - 21 November 15:18

The way that Emily Thornberry has been treated, both before and after her departure from the shadow cabinet, shows that our political class is beyond repair.

Repealing NHS reforms: Labour needs answers as well as campaigning zeal
By Andrew Harrop - 21 November 15:03

MPs are debating repealing parts of the government's NHS reforms, but Labour needs to give a detailed analysis as well as a campaigning spirit.

While some welcomed her effective sacking as ruthless leadership, others  have denounced it as panicked and disloyal.
The Labour split over Thornberry's departure
By George Eaton - 21 November 14:51

While some welcomed her effective sacking as ruthless leadership, others  have denounced it as panicked and disloyal. 

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