David Cameron's EU gear change sets him far apart from his Tory predecessors

David Cameron's EU gear change sets him far apart from his Tory predecessors

by Steve Richards / 03 Feb 2016

As the European battle lines are drawn, the current Tory leader is striking a very different tone to John Major, William Hague and Iain Duncan Smith.

Business needs to adapt to life after Thatcher

Business needs to adapt to life after Thatcher

by James Frayne / 27 Jan 2016

Recent moves have revealed the complete lack of voices determined to keep Government out of the conversation over businesses operate.

Corbyn's critics should drop the middle class myth

Corbyn's critics should drop the middle class myth

by Abi Wilkinson / 25 Jan 2016

If Labour moderates want to regain control of their party, smearing everyone who supports Jeremy Corbyn as a clueless trustafarian is not the way to do it

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As Boris keeps his distance, the Tory right are lacking a leadership candidate

As Boris keeps his distance, the Tory right are lacking a leadership candidate

by Dan Hodges / 13 Jan 2016

Tory MPs opposed to modernisation are in the same predicament as those Labour MPs who want to overthrow Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn’s shadow cabinet contortions will come at a cost

Corbyn’s shadow cabinet contortions will come at a cost

by Steve Richards / 07 Jan 2016

As the Labour leader keeps dancing to the same tune, his opponents fall into two camps

Thatcher brutally banished dissident colleagues. Now Corbyn must do the same

Thatcher brutally banished dissident colleagues. Now Corbyn must do the same

by Peter Bingle / 30 Dec 2015

For those who support the Corbyn project, this is not the time to waver.

The changing face of PMQs in 2015 reflects tumultuous times in politics

The changing face of PMQs in 2015 reflects tumultuous times in politics

by Jon Craig / 16 Dec 2015

Much has changed between the first and last PMQs of 2015 – and three people stand out as politicians of the year

The increasing irrelevancy of the Lib Dems is bad for politics

The increasing irrelevancy of the Lib Dems is bad for politics

by Kevin Maguire / 09 Dec 2015

Tim Farron is struggling to be heard just as there is a desperate need for a loud liberal voice

Corbyn should stop talking and start acting on intimidation

Corbyn should stop talking and start acting on intimidation

by Dan Hodges / 04 Dec 2015

If the Labour leader won’t kill off Momentum and cut his ties with Ken Livingstone, then his MPs should threaten to walk

Labour's leadership could learn from Podemos

Labour's leadership could learn from Podemos

by Juan Blick / 28 Jan 2016

Jeremy Corbyn should look to Podemos with caution. But with a change of language and less radical policies, the Spanish party could yet be a useful model for Labour

Cecil Parkinson was the perfect Thatcherite... and a great lunch companion

Cecil Parkinson was the perfect Thatcherite... and a great lunch companion

by Peter Bingle / 26 Jan 2016

The former Tory party chairman will be sorely missed by many in politics – just like his favourite Westminster restaurant is

Cameron has donned kid gloves for his fight with Tory eurosceptics

Cameron has donned kid gloves for his fight with Tory eurosceptics

by George Pascoe-Watson / 18 Jan 2016

The Prime Minister is determined to avoid a Pyrrhic victory in the European referendum campaign

How the NHS strike could make or break Jeremy Hunt

How the NHS strike could make or break Jeremy Hunt

by David Herdson / 12 Jan 2016

The health secretary stands to lose in the eyes of the public if the dispute with doctors drags on. But Tory colleagues do not want to see him backing down too early. 

Let’s roll out elitism in education so poor children benefit too

Let’s roll out elitism in education so poor children benefit too

by James Frayne / 04 Jan 2016

Nicky Morgan's next move should be to create a very small number of state schools with the freedom to select the most gifted children regardless of their wealth

The SNP used to look infallible. Now the rot may be setting in

The SNP used to look infallible. Now the rot may be setting in

by Euan McColm / 18 Dec 2015

Some experienced activists in Nicola Sturgeon’s party are starting to believe that all is not well

Cameron's New Year social justice mission

Cameron's New Year social justice mission

by George Pascoe-Watson / 11 Dec 2015

The PM has key Number 10 advisers such as Camilla Cavendish and Christian Guy working away behind-the-scenes on his social justice crusade

Labour’s future is being shaped by another family saga

Labour’s future is being shaped by another family saga

by Steve Richards / 05 Dec 2015

The parallels between Hilary Benn and his father point to what might happen next at the top of Labour.

Osborne's fiscal gymnastics will come at a cost

Osborne's fiscal gymnastics will come at a cost

by Karim Palant / 25 Nov 2015

The chancellor thinks he can defy rising expectations of standards and increasing global competition for skilled work. It is a huge bet on our future wellbeing.

It's time for Osborne to act on devolution

It's time for Osborne to act on devolution

by Paul Watson / 20 Nov 2015

Ministers may talk a good game on devolution, but the government is refusing to let regions to stand on their own two feet