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By Jason Cowley.
The struggles and woes of the Labour leader.
By Helen Lewis.
The toll exerted by caring – and how little a capitalist society values such a vital activity – should be one of the key issues for feminism.
By Robert Skidelsky.
Ahead of the budget, an economic historian examined how four years of austerity have affected Britain.
Thurrock: Ground Zero for Labour’s Ukip crisis
By Anoosh Chakelian.
Ukip has more support in Thurrock than any other seat in the country. The party’s rise starts here.
By Mark Leonard.
There are three groups Nigel Farage and Ukip must win over: the settlers, the prospectors and the pioneers. Can he do it?
By Lauren Razavi.
With the potential to appease both the left and the right of the political spectrum, the citizen’s income concept could well mark the road to a fairer, more equal welfare system in Britain.
By Simon Heffer.
The Conservative Party is in a state of deep uncertainty. Since the defection of Douglas Carswell to Ukip it has been accused of being on the verge of a split, but that, in fact, has already happened.
By Edward Platt.
How a rape accusation has destroyed the Socialist Workers Party – whose members have included Christopher Hitchens and Paul Foot – and provoked a crisis on the far left.
By Sophie McBain.
In 1990 it launched as a single shop; this year it posted sales of almost a billion pounds. How did a budget store flogging cheap tat grow so huge?
By Tom Holland.
Magna Carta and the Declaration of Arbroath, Boswell and Johnson, Walter Scott and Disraeli – Scotland and England have long mirrored each other in many ways, says Tom Holland.
By Laurie Penny.
When political historians are dusting off the gravestone of Lord Rennard’s Liberal Democrats, I doubt it will read “killed by feminism”.
By Mark Field, Sonia Purnell, Andrew Gimson, Sadiq Khan and Leo Robson.
From the Bullingdon Club to City Hall, Boris Johnson has left his mark. But does he have what it takes to be the next Tory leader? We asked five experts to appraise his life, career and talent.
By Rafael Behr.
Whether or not Ukip got its “political earthquake” in the European polls, it has changed the terrain of the next general election, argued Rafael Behr in May.
By Ian Leslie.
The Labour leader is surrounded by brainboxes, but they’re all clever in the same way – their lack of diversity makes the whole group stupider.
By Harry Leslie Smith.
Harry Leslie Smith, a 91-year-old RAF veteran born into an impoverished mining family, recalls a Britain without a welfare state.
By Jason Cowley.
The Ukip leader on coalitions, immigration fears and why he’s chasing the Labour vote.
By Robert Webb.
In a TV interview, you’ve only got time to be one “thing”. Unfortunately, Ed’s “thing” seems to be “politician”.
By Media Mole.
Spoiler alert: they all wore suits.
By Andrew Marr.
The conundrum of Britishness and the condition of Scotland.