I was preparing myself to vote Labour with gritted teeth if there were no good Green candidates in my area but I’d feel far less dirty about the whole thing if I knew I was getting my own owl.
The Welsh economy is bucking generational trends and leading the UK out of recession.
Attlee had an image. A wise man, he made his image rather like the real thing – quiet, cricket-loving, terse, a suburban bank manager – and it resonated with the times.
Natural justice, not merely the law, must be seen to be applied in cases of wrongdoing.
Despite all the distress and financial hardship caused by a malfunctioning assessment process, spending on the government’s main sickness and disability benefit is set to rise.
The new “regeneration” in places like Elephant and Castle in south London destroys social housing, and then invites those who have been forced out to help “preserve” the history and culture of the area.
A slew of welfare stories this morning suggests the coalition is stumbling over its biggest bugbear: the benefits bill. Labour should play this carefully – in economic, not social, terms.
The party would lose seven of its 11 most marginal seats to the Tories.
“I am recruiting for this year’s Lords v Commons full-bore rifle competition,” the 12th Baron Lucas emailed peers…
The threat of people losing their home if they rent is at its highest level in more than a decade.
Are we moving to a federal United Kingdom and a written constitution?
Rough sleeping has almost doubled in London in the past few years and private businesses are making it tough for the new homeless to put down their blankets.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
A bland, polished performance style has become the norm among politicians. “The rise of the political class” refers as much to the homogeneity of politicians’ public personae as anything else.
If you want to know what a Miliband government might look like, you should start by paying a visit to your local town hall.
In an age of fiscal famine, the tax and spend policies of the past are no longer an option.
With the old tax and spend model broken, Labour has been forced to be radical.
If Scotland votes for independence, it will create a completely different economic context for the two new countries that emerge.
How many Sure Start centres cancel out the depleted uranium used in Fallujah? Why does record investment in the NHS absolve the torture and abuse in Abu Ghraib?
The party president contradicts Nick Clegg's position on a future hung parliament.
The PM's blast against Jean-Claude Juncker delighted his MPs - but he'll let them down in the end.
To get the best out of it, investment in learning technology needs to be results driven.
Without new money, the health service will be condemned to years of dangerous decline.
Sixty per cent believe immigration has benefited Britain and are much more likely to be pro-EU.
After a strong start, the shadow education secretary's voice is absent from the education debate, and his party is being reactive and not proactive on education. They have less than a year to turn this around.
Viewers in Scotland have to sit through half-hour bulletins that may have no domestic news relevant to their lives, before Scottish news is broadcast as a budget regional news programme.
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.
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.