It may not look like it, but the Lib Dems do matter

It may not look like it, but the Lib Dems do matter

by Kevin Maguire / 02 Jul 2015

As Nick Clegg wanders around Westminster like a zombie, it's time for the Liberal Democrats to climb off their death bed

How Labour can win again: the three fundamentals it must grasp

How Labour can win again: the three fundamentals it must grasp

by Dan Hodges / 19 Jun 2015

The leadership hustings are not fit for purpose and the real answers are elsewhere

The McGuffin Effect: My final report for Operation Miliband 

The McGuffin Effect: My final report for Operation Miliband 

by Joe McGuffin / 09 Jun 2015

Labour's top international strategist had hoped to be drinking Cristal with the PM at his favourite Mayfair restaurant at this point. Instead, he is back at party HQ for the last time

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Cameron will need the iron will and discipline that kept Blair in power

Cameron will need the iron will and discipline that kept Blair in power

by George Pascoe Watson / 29 May 2015

The PM has teed up a golden opportunity for his party. He must now convince his MPs and supporters to seize the chance

Why I lobbied for police bail changes in Queen's Speech

Why I lobbied for police bail changes in Queen's Speech

by John Higginson / 28 May 2015

My wife, a journalist on The Sun, was arrested for an alleged crime and had to wait over two years to be found not guilty.

I will smash the glass ceiling in Tower Hamlets

I will smash the glass ceiling in Tower Hamlets

by Rabina Khan / 27 May 2015

As mayor of Tower Hamlets I would not be controlled by Lutfur Rahman or anyone else

Cameron and Osborne's chance to reshape British politics

Cameron and Osborne's chance to reshape British politics

by Peter Bingle / 24 May 2015

The implications of the Tory election win are becoming clear and they are seismic in their importance for the body politic. 

It's time for Philip Hammond to revisit Middle East relations

It's time for Philip Hammond to revisit Middle East relations

by Mohammed Al Ardhi  / 15 May 2015

Middle Eastern countries should not just been seen in foreign policy terms as partners in tackling Islamic extremism

Cameron's message for all Tory MPs: Keep your nose clean and there’s hope yet

Cameron's message for all Tory MPs: Keep your nose clean and there’s hope yet

by Jon Craig / 13 May 2015

The PM's move to appoint John Whittingdale as culture secretary is a sop to the Tory old guard, while Grant Shapps may be lucky to still have a job

How we really pick our leaders

How we really pick our leaders

by Simon Lancaster / 24 Jun 2015

Harriet Harman and Labour should take note: the same leaders we’d have been attracted to 30,000 years ago are the leaders we are attracted to today.

Why we should celebrate our select committees 

Why we should celebrate our select committees 

by Lord Sewel / 15 Jun 2015

Select committees in the House of Lords have challenged prevailing orthodoxies and provoked robust public debate across a range of issues and policy areas

Labour's pains over its lumbering leadership election rules

Labour's pains over its lumbering leadership election rules

by Kevin Maguire / 01 Jun 2015

MPs are getting restless over internal rules that threaten to squeeze the left and leave Labour embarrased over equality

Cameron's legislative programme is one that Maggie would have been proud of

Cameron's legislative programme is one that Maggie would have been proud of

by Peter Bingle / 28 May 2015

Until the election campaign I had never seen the PM as a Neo-Thatcherite. Indeed there were times when I doubted he was even a Tory.

Select committees have cheapened debate; it's time for an overhaul

Select committees have cheapened debate; it's time for an overhaul

by Jon McLeod / 27 May 2015

Roman Emperors had ‘bread and circuses’ to keep the public entertained (and acquiescent): we have the select committee system. Where did it all go wrong - and how to put it right?

The Scottish invasion of Westminster

The Scottish invasion of Westminster

by Torcuil Crichton / 26 May 2015

SNP MPs don’t want to join the establishment, they want to break it apart.

Labour can shut up about diversity if it elects Andy Burnham and Tom Watson

Labour can shut up about diversity if it elects Andy Burnham and Tom Watson

by Dan Hodges / 21 May 2015

Two white heterosexual men are shaping up as the people to beat in the fights for Labour leader and deputy leader

A tale of two leadership contests 

A tale of two leadership contests 

by Olly Kendall / 14 May 2015

As Labour look set on a neo-Blairite approach under its next leader, the Lib Dems may want to re-discover their roots in left-of-centre politics

The McGuffin Effect: Adios, Milibandoleros

The McGuffin Effect: Adios, Milibandoleros

by Joe McGuffin / 11 May 2015

You go off-message, you take the goddam lubricated consequences up your sorry ass. Don’t shoot the messager. 

Shoes, beards and the resurgence of the shy Tory

Shoes, beards and the resurgence of the shy Tory

by Phil Kurthausen / 09 May 2015

As politics has become a fashion item for some voters, daring to support the Tories is like going to work in Crocs and dungarees

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