Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
From Theresa May on immigration to Jeremy Hunt on tax credits, senior Conservatives are ruining the leadership's attempts to sell the party as occupying the "common ground".
The slogan of the conference was “Straight talking, honest politics” but the real theme was modernisers v Corbynites.
The landscape over the next five years is different. More of us will feel the pain, even though many believe the financial crash is long past and the worst is over.
The shadow cabinet reshuffle gave the impression that the new Labour leader sorted out top jobs for the boys first - and then worried about finding enough women to even things out. It didn't need to be that way.
We've had a makeover. We hope you like it!
Finishing The Shepherd’s Crown was a double sadness: not just goodbye to Terry Pratchett, but goodbye to a younger, less cynical version of myself.
Against a big, blowsy set, Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a deliberately un-starry performance (shame about the slow-mo).
The Lothian MSP has just taken on the toughest job in politics – leading Scottish Labour against the SNP.
Yvette Cooper is offering Labour a platform of cautious pragmatism – but will that be enough to take the crown?
The task faced by the next leader of Scottish Labour is gargantuan - but the triumph of Jeremy Corbyn at Westminster could alter the political calculus.
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