Opinion

Ladies first

Ladies first

A closer look at Downing Street’s strategy reveals the PM may not have quite the ‘woman problem’ as often perceived

Polling: A healthy future

Polling: A healthy future

by Ben Page / 14 Jan 2014

Success in 2015 could be determined by a party’s healthcare policies and plans for the NHS, says Ben Page

The Soapboxer: PISA - a towering flop

09 Jan 2014

Assessing a poorer-than-average assessment

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Labour's poll goal

Labour's poll goal

by Dan Hodges / 09 Jan 2014

Topping the polls is essential for Labour's leader, argues Dan Hodges

The Soapboxer: Keeping the spymasters in the dark

03 Jan 2014

The case against transparency in our secret service

Hold tight, get lucky?

Hold tight, get lucky?

by Stephen Tall / 03 Jan 2014

Lib Dems who want a coalition with Labour should consider the consequences of letting go of the Tories, warns Stephen Tall

Is Ed Miliband lost?

Is Ed Miliband lost?

by Dan Hodges / 28 Nov 2013

It started so well, with Ed Miliband in shiny red armour, but since Eastleigh Labour’s knight has gone south – or has he?

Who heads No 10's decision making process?

Who heads No 10's decision making process?

by George Pascoe-Watson / 28 Nov 2013

To whom does the PM turn when things get tough, and does anyone dominate the Number 10 decision-making process?

Scotland special: NHS (New Healthy Scotland)

Scotland special: NHS (New Healthy Scotland)

by Paul Cairney / 27 Nov 2013

In an independent Scotland, what, asks Paul Cairney, are the implications for the country’s health policy? 

The Idea: Disrupt the NHS

The Idea: Disrupt the NHS

by Sean Worth / 14 Jan 2014

Sean Worth believes that a wave of innovative disruption could turn our NHS around and create a world-beating service

Lib Dems: The in-betweeners

Lib Dems: The in-betweeners

by Stephen Tall / 14 Jan 2014

It seems the Lib Dems are condemned to be the party of the middle – but the middle could yet be the best place to be

Let David be David

Let David be David

by George Pascoe-Watson / 09 Jan 2014

We’ll see more of Cameron the family man in 2014, but the challenge is to show he’s a leader for the long term

Stuck on the staircase

Stuck on the staircase

07 Jan 2014

Rafael Behr, political editor of the New Statesman, gives us a peek into his diary

Generation registration

Generation registration

by Mike Sani / 03 Jan 2014

There are better ways to engage young people in politics than forcing them to vote, says Mike Sani

Polling: Checking the thermostat

Polling: Checking the thermostat

by Damian Lyons Lowe / 03 Dec 2013

Whichever party credibly brings home energy cost under control is likely to be the winner, says Damian Lyons Lowe

Debate: Should government freeze energy prices?

Debate: Should government freeze energy prices?

by Tom Greatrex MP; Ed Davey MP; Chris Littlecott / 28 Nov 2013

Tom Greatrex MP is all in favour of the big freeze of our energy bills, but Ed Davey MP believes he has other answers to avoiding ‘blackout Britain’

Scotland special: A greener Scotland?

Scotland special: A greener Scotland?

by Colin Reid / 27 Nov 2013

Colin Reid examines how an independent Scotland would cope with the two big ‘E’s – environment and energy

Emily Ashton: Bambi and thump her

Emily Ashton: Bambi and thump her

by Emily Ashton / 27 Nov 2013

The Sun's Whitehall editor lets us in on a diary of her recent assignments

Is government doing enough on cyber defence security?

Is government doing enough on cyber defence security?

by Philip Hammond MP; James Arbuthnot MP; Joseph Taylor / 14 Nov 2013

Philip Hammond MP strongly supports the current level of response to online attack, but James Arbuthnot MP believes our cyber borders are under-patrolled and that cyber security should be high on the list of priority when it comes to national security