Opinion

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

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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

David Cameron: An inconvenient truth

David Cameron: An inconvenient truth

by George Pascoe-Watson / 09 Oct 2012

David Cameron may not be his party's darling, but he is their best hope for full-term success, far more so than Boris. 

The story of staffers at conference

The story of staffers at conference

by Felicity Parkes / 05 Oct 2012

If a staffer isn’t with their MP at Conference 24/7, careers could be lost

Dan Hodges: Miliband still has catching up to do

Dan Hodges: Miliband still has catching up to do

by Dan Hodges / 28 Sep 2012

Ed Miliband needs to lead for Labour, not tell tales against the Tories, if he wants to be Mr 2015

Michael Deacon: Socks, speedos and speeches

Michael Deacon: Socks, speedos and speeches

by Michael Deacon / 28 Sep 2012

The Daily Telegraph's parliamentary sketch writer gives us a glimpse of his most recent muses

Should we abolish party conferences?

Should we abolish party conferences?

by John Redwood MP and Baroness Warsi / 21 Sep 2012

At conference season, all branches of a party can meet and assess the past year, says Baroness Warsi, but for John Redwood MP today’s conference is a shadow of its former self

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

George Osborne: Mr over-extended?

George Osborne: Mr over-extended?

by Andrew Hawkins / 08 Oct 2012

As the reality behind deficit reduction versus debt increase becomes clear, George Osborne could be in for a bumpy ride

Tessa Jowell's Olympics lessons

Tessa Jowell's Olympics lessons

by Tessa Jowell MP / 28 Sep 2012

The former shadow Olympics minister gives her four political lessons to learn from the Games

Andrew Adonis: Power to the pupil

Andrew Adonis: Power to the pupil

by Andrew Adonis / 28 Sep 2012

We can’t expect children to support democracy and become responsible adults if we don’t teach them how. Schools should lead the way, says Andrew Adonis

Jo Swinson on the politics of pleasure

by Jo Swinson / 25 Sep 2012

Jo Swinson MP is positive about the value of pursuing happiness over wealth, and its effect on policy making

Felicity Parkes: I got the Westminster Weekday Blues

Felicity Parkes: I got the Westminster Weekday Blues

by Felicity Parkes / 30 Aug 2012

Got the workplace blues? I’ve got the workplace blues, reds, yellows, greens…