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.

People need to be able to feel they can effect change in their own backyard before they can change the world.
To build a popular environmentalism we need to restore people's pride of place
By Ed Wallis - 09 June 18:57

People need to be able to feel they can effect change in their own backyard before they can change the world.

Did she know the letter was going to be released at some point? And why did it take three days for it to be removed?
The questions Theresa May won't answer over her letter to Gove
By George Eaton - 09 June 16:10

Did she know the letter was going to be released? And why did it take three days for it to be removed?

The Deputy PM's rejection of "austerity forever" is an important point of difference with the Tories.
Clegg's pledge to borrow to invest moves the Lib Dems closer to Labour
By George Eaton - 09 June 8:24

The Deputy PM's rejection of "austerity forever" is an important point of difference with the Tories. 

Home Secretary accused by Labour of breaking the ministerial code and ordered to appear before select committee.
The pressure rises on Theresa May
By George Eaton - 08 June 17:18

Home Secretary accused by Labour of breaking the ministerial code and ordered to appear before select committee.

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford University
Universities urged to lower grade requirements for comprehensive pupils
By Lucy Fisher - 06 June 17:00

A canny move by the Department for Education.

Even at a time of austerity, it is a small price for a big gain.
Labour should pledge to make the government a living wage employer
By Paul Hackett - 06 June 15:47

Even at a time of austerity, it is a small price for a big gain. 

Anti-fracking Protest Camp At Barton Moss
Get the frack off my land: reform of trespass laws explained
By Lucy Fisher - 06 June 12:11

Controversial reform to trespass legislation will allow fracking firms to drill under your home without your permission. How big a dent is this to your land ownership rights?

Michael Dugher writes to Jeremy Heywood protesting at the use of "long-term plan" in the address.
Labour makes official complaint over use of Conservative slogan in Queen's Speech
By George Eaton - 06 June 10:24

Michael Dugher writes to Jeremy Heywood protesting at the use of "long-term plan" in the address.

The Newark by-election saw centre-left voters back the Tories to stop Ukip.
Tactical voting against Ukip is bad news for Farage
By George Eaton - 06 June 9:26

The Newark by-election saw centre-left voters hold their noses and back the Tories to stop Ukip. 

The party holds the seat with a majority of more than 7,000 as the Lib Dems are pushed into sixth place.
Tories comfortably defeat Ukip in Newark by-election
By George Eaton - 06 June 5:32

The party holds the seat with a majority of more than 7,000 as the Lib Dems are pushed into sixth place.

The Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. Whatever the referendum results, more powers will be devolved to the government. Photo: Getty
Leader: The United Kingdom in its current form is unacceptable
By New Statesman - 05 June 17:00

Whatever the outcome of the referendum the status quo should not endure. Constitutional change is coming to Scotland and the rest of the UK, and we are all the better for it.

Michael Gove by Dan Murrell
Commons Confidential: Red Mike runs from his past
By Kevin Maguire - 05 June 17:00

Meanwhile the Beeb is under fire for alleged pro-Farage bias in election reporting.  

US president says he wants the UK to remain "united" and that "it looks like things have worked pretty well".
Obama comes out against Scottish independence
By George Eaton - 05 June 15:48

US president says he wants the UK to remain "united" and that "it looks like things have worked pretty well".

A leaked Ofsted report says that pupils were not protected from extremist views.
May takes round one in battle with Gove
By George Eaton - 05 June 14:43

A leaked Ofsted report says that pupils were not protected from "the risks associated with extremist views".

Conservative MP for Totnes Sarah Wollaston
Sarah Wollaston to fight for health committee chairmanship
By Lucy Fisher - 05 June 12:45

Independently-minded Tory MP to run for post.

Remembering our D-Day heroes
By Vernon Coaker - 05 June 11:05

This anniversary marks one of the last chances we will have to thank them for their selflessness, courage, determination and sacrifice.

Thank you for the money: Abba’s Benny Andersson performs at an event to celebrate the group's songs, Hyde Park 2009. Photo: Getty
Ukip’s women voters, green belt guardians and why Benny from Abba is a feminist hero
By Helen Lewis - 05 June 10:00

Swedish political party The Feminist Initiative has received more than a million kronor from the Abba singer. 

Like the Chancellor, the party has a vested interest in convincing voters that the crisis is over. But it isn't.
On the economy, the SNP is starting to sound Osborne-esque
By James Maxwell - 05 June 9:36

Like the Chancellor, the party has a vested interest in convincing voters that the crisis is over. But it isn't.

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