What do other countries think about the general election?
By Peter Apps - 28 April 16:26

What do other countries make of Britain's elections? They're even less interested than you are. 

An anti-racism demonstration in London in 2014. Photo: Getty
To talk about race, we need to talk about the problem with “whiteness”
By Myriam Francois-Cerrah - 28 April 15:16

Amid charges of “multiculturalism gone too far” and “political correctness gone mad”, attacking “culture” has become the new acceptable conduit for racism. It has to stop.

What does Mebyon Kernow mean?
By New Statesman - 28 April 13:01

And how do you pronounce Mebyon Kernow?

Why isn't Alex Salmond leader of the SNP?
By New Statesman - 28 April 12:49

Alex Salmond was leader of the SNP for over 20 years.

Why isn't Caroline Lucas leader of the Green party?
By New Statesman - 28 April 12:29

She is the only Green MP, and used to be leader.

David Cameron hints at future successor – Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 April 11:26

In a revealing interview on Woman's Hour, the Prime Minister looked again to his party's future beyond his leadership.

The winds of change are blowing through Scotland - and it's not over yet
By Gerry Hassan - 28 April 10:40

It feels as if something fundamental has changed in Scotland - and there is more change yet to come.

State of empire: an illustration for The Realm of Victoria shows the young queen at the opening of the first parliament of her reign, 1838. Photo: PRIVATE COLLECTION/© LOOK AND LEARN/BRIDGEMAN IMAGES
What does England want?
By Robert Tombs - 28 April 10:34

Not since the 1640s, when Scottish armies repeatedly marched south against Charles I, has the English establishment been so politically threatened in its heartland.

There's no spin that can make GDP figures better
By Stephen Bush - 28 April 10:09

The new GDP figures are out. They're not as important as you might think.

Brie, a French gastronomic specialty. Photo: Cate Gillon/Getty Images
French-bashing, my phantom chat with Nicola Sturgeon... and remembering Gallipoli
By Sylvie Bermann - 28 April 9:36

French ambassador Sylvia Bermann gives the final word on Sturgeon's alleged support of the Tories.

Nigel's coat. Photo: Carl Court
Decoding Nigel's coat – what the Ukip leader's clothing tells us
By Justine Picardie - 28 April 9:23

From Del Boy to poor Michael Foot's donkey jacket, outerwear can tell you a lot about a man.

What is Trident?
By New Statesman - 27 April 19:03

The UK's nuclear fleet.

What is Right to Buy?
By New Statesman - 27 April 17:55

A policy brought in by Margaret Thatcher to allow council tenants to purchase their houses.

How sound is Britain's recovery?
By Peter Kenway - 27 April 17:50

Unbalanced, uneven, and fragile. The recovery isn't all it's cracked up to be.

What does Plaid Cymru mean?
By New Statesman - 27 April 17:29

And how do you pronounce Plaid Cymru?

What does Sinn Féin mean?
By New Statesman - 27 April 17:18

"We ourselves".

Why don’t Irish MPs sit in parliament?
By New Statesman - 27 April 17:11

Sinn Féin abstains.

What would a Labour-SNP deal mean for energy policy?
By Richard Black - 27 April 16:00

If the SNP do hold the balance of power, it will be energy policy where it has the biggest consequences.

What is the Overton window?
By New Statesman - 27 April 15:56

The Overton window is the range of policies voters will find acceptable.

In power, Labour must do a better job of being pro-worker and pro-business than it has managed in opposition
By Bryn Philips - 27 April 15:35

If Labour wants to win an election outright ever again, if Labour cares about national renewal, it must work harder to build a common good between workers and business.

What's the DUP's price in a hung parliament?
By Ciara Dunne - 27 April 14:25

The DUP's manifesto reveals what the party will ask for in exchange for its votes.

Why the new “pumped up” David Cameron isn’t working
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 April 14:09

The Prime Minister is injecting some 11th-hour passion into his campaign. It’s not very convincing.

The nationalists are barely more left-wing to begin with.
Why the SNP wouldn't drag Labour far to the left
By George Eaton - 27 April 13:20

The nationalists are barely more left-wing to begin with.

A baby boy is held by a midwife after being born in an NHS maternity unit in Manchester. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty
The battle for better maternity care shows the limits of the Amazon warehouse approach to medicine
By Helen Lewis - 27 April 12:23

The issues around maternity care are a microcosm of the bigger battles in the NHS – centralisation, protocols and “efficiency savings” v making a space for common sense, professional judgement and personal relationships.

Mark Reckless is no longer a member of the Conservative party. Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty Images
Land of hopeless Tories: hen parties, Harwich and a Reckless spin room slip
By Kevin Maguire - 27 April 12:22

Plus: why the Lib Dems are paying a teenager to deliver their leaflets.

It's not just enough to "listen" to young people. They have to be respected, too
By Will Scobie - 27 April 9:31

We need to reach for a more authentic, localised politics, in the wake of the Spad era, rather than just revert to the days of pinstripes and tweed. As the faux warts ‘n’ all allure of Ukip shows, there’s a danger of throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

Why vote Conservative? Even they don't seem sure
By Stephen Bush - 27 April 8:00

The Labour message in the final days seems to be that if you vote for Miliband you'll get some free stuff. The Conservative counter-offensive is that if  you vote Tory, you won't get Miliband's free stuff.

Labour leader promises to remove charge on properties worth up to £300,000 as party steps up housing offensive.
Miliband pledges to scrap stamp duty for first-time buyers
By George Eaton - 27 April 0:00

Labour leader promises to remove charge on properties worth up to £300,000 as party steps up housing offensive. 

Gentrification in Brixton: who wins, who loses and who's to blame?
By Morgan Meaker - 26 April 12:00

These are only people who have been priced out of Clapham and Fulham. No one should feel guilty because everyone in some way is in a sense complicit.

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