Opinion

Do EU policies still serve our economic interests?

Do EU policies still serve our economic interests?

by Mary Honeyball MEP and Michael Fabricant MP / 17 Jan 2013

Mary Honeyball MEP warns against the dangers of ‘single market-lite’, but Michael Fabricant MP believes our economy is too different from those of other member states

Felicity Parkes on MPs' New Year's resolutions

Felicity Parkes on MPs' New Year's resolutions

by Felicity Parkes / 14 Dec 2012

Christmas and New Year are all about traditions and good intentions. Made to last? You be the judge...

How left-wing austerity could work

How left-wing austerity could work

by Andrew Harrop / 13 Dec 2012

Andrew Harrop reveals that a new commission will examine how a left-wing government can operate in a time of austerity

What do by-elections tell us?

What do by-elections tell us?

by Andrew Hawkins / 10 Dec 2012

Homegrown values: Andrew Hawkins discusses the importance of by-elections

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Time for Ed to stand and deliver

Time for Ed to stand and deliver

by Dan Hodges / 10 Dec 2012

Ed Miliband strengthened his position in 2012. He now needs to work out how to become the alternative PM

Should Labour shift its stance on Plan A?

Should Labour shift its stance on Plan A?

by Dan Hodges / 26 Nov 2012

If Cameron has been hasty by cheering the economy, Labour has hardly seized the opportunity to launch its own Plan A

Is autumn the time for coalition collaboration?

Is autumn the time for coalition collaboration?

by George Pascoe-Watson / 22 Nov 2012

United we stand: David Cameron wants the coalition parties to rebuild their bridges. Will the Autumn Statement provide the tools?

MPs' expenses: are voters still bitter?

MPs' expenses: are voters still bitter?

by Andrew Hawkins / 20 Nov 2012

Rehabilitating Parliament: Andrew Hawkins examines how far the expenses row and other scandals have damaged voter confidence and Westminster’s reputation

Two cents on good money management

Two cents on good money management

by Gillian Guy / 14 Nov 2012

Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, offers her advice on how to avoid debts, upsets and regrets

Who polices the police commissioners?

Who polices the police commissioners?

by Andrew Hawkins / 08 Nov 2012

While the initiative looks good on paper, Andrew Hawkins reveals what the public thinks of the creation of the police and crime commissioners

Confessions of an Americanophile, by Jamie Reed MP

Confessions of an Americanophile, by Jamie Reed MP

by Jamie Reed MP / 02 Nov 2012

As the US elections loom, does our Parliament’s love of all things red, white and blue hide an inferiority complex? Americanophile Jamie Reed MP shares his views

It's hats off to the new, hands-on PM

It's hats off to the new, hands-on PM

by George Pascoe-Watson / 01 Nov 2012

David Cameron’s new approach to leadership, post-reshuffle, bodes well for his party in 2015

Does prayer still have a place in Parliament?

Does prayer still have a place in Parliament?

14 Dec 2012

Gary Streeter MP sings the praises of a religious opening to each parliamentary day, but Labour peer Norman Warner cautions against placing God at the heart of policy

Public inquiries, political inaction

Public inquiries, political inaction

by Josh White / 13 Dec 2012

Let inquiries turn on public opinion, not political spin, says Josh White

Spain, Dickens and ruffles: Jason Beattie's diary

Spain, Dickens and ruffles: Jason Beattie's diary

by Jason Beattie / 12 Dec 2012

The Daily Mirror's political editor gives us a peek into his diary

Get set for Cameron's global race

Get set for Cameron's global race

by George Pascoe-Watson / 10 Dec 2012

Building on last year’s sporting success, will Cameron’s new call to arms inspire the nation or limp in last?

Does social media do more harm than good to politicians?

Does social media do more harm than good to politicians?

26 Nov 2012

Nadine Dorries MP is all in favour of the odd tweet and virtual update, while digital PR director Samantha Phillips believes MPs just don’t strike the right note online

Felicity Parkes on Parliamentary flirting

Felicity Parkes on Parliamentary flirting

by Felicity Parkes / 22 Nov 2012

Allowing an MP certain liberties can be career-enhancing, but where does a researcher draw the line?

An alternative plan for Osborne

An alternative plan for Osborne

by Ian Mulheirn / 21 Nov 2012

Ian Mulheirn offers suggestions for an improved financial recovery plan, putting investment before phasing in future cuts

Adam Boulton's US election diary

Adam Boulton's US election diary

by Adam Boulton / 19 Nov 2012

From shoe-shiners to quants to the KKK, the political editor of Sky News fills us in on his trip to the US for the presidential campaigns

Religion, freedom of speech and cartoons

Religion, freedom of speech and cartoons

by Aisha Gani / 09 Nov 2012

Aisha Gani advocates a considered approach to the reporting of religious conflict

'Ladies try to deprive me of my clothes': James Landale

'Ladies try to deprive me of my clothes': James Landale

by James Landale / 02 Nov 2012

The deputy political editor of BBC News scribbles in his diary about Brazil, conferences and karaoke

Dan Hodges is sceptical about 'Re-generation Ed'

Dan Hodges is sceptical about 'Re-generation Ed'

by Dan Hodges / 02 Nov 2012

Is Ed Miliband finally inking in firm pledges for the future of his party and the country? Or is it yet another false start?

Why the US elections matter so much

Why the US elections matter so much

by Shane D'Aprile / 29 Oct 2012

The editor of US magazine Campaigns & Elections explains why we should care about next week's election outcome

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