07 February 2012
It is the constitutional duty of the head of a republican pressure group to provide a dissenting note during the high...
14 January 2011
Ed Miliband is considerably more likely to be the next prime minister than most people have realised.The biggest reason...
27 October 2010
"The question David Cameron was asking through election night was not 'Will we get enough seats to win?' but 'Will...
31 August 2010
The real difference
24 June 2010
England may be the only "90-minute nation" at the World Cup but, with Slovenia vanquished, we get to keep the...
16 June 2010
With the leadership candidates asked for a Labour political hero during the Newsnight debate, we were at least spared...
15 June 2010
Are you now, or have you ever been, a socialist? The Labour leadership candidates all pleaded guilty to quietly...
27 May 2010
With the Labour Party publishing official nominations online as they are made, close Labour watchers will find many MPs...
25 March 2010
I was 16 when Margaret Thatcher fell from power. One of the ways in which she changed the left was to half-convert the...
13 January 2010
29 January 2009
Even the double-digit Tory poll leads which have plunged Labour into deepening gloom do not settle the next election....
04 September 2008
There is an eerie calm as the new political season creeps into life. A leadership death-match, touted as a near-...
08 May 2008
Poor Boris. He only agreed not to be himself for a couple of months. Now London's new mayor must spend two years as a...
02 May 2008
At least Labour has got the first thing right – not trying to talk up the result. The mood in the Labour Party has been...
27 March 2008
"There are plenty of British Obamas out there, but you will find them in the pulpits and other places of worship, not...