Weekly polling review: No Budget bounce for Osborne

Weekly polling review: No Budget bounce for Osborne

by David Bowers / 27 Mar 2015

The Chancellor's announcements have not had a major impact. Both Labour and the Tories are still set to fall short of a majority

Polling: Not love, actually

Polling: Not love, actually

by Philip Cowley and Rosie Campbell / 17 Sep 2013

What does the population really feel about its MPs, local and national? Philip Cowley and Rosie Campbell dig beneath the ubiquitous press and public hostility to ask the questions that matter

Time to bust the busts (and booms)

Time to bust the busts (and booms)

by Eamonn Butler / 21 Aug 2013

Adam Smith Institute director Eamonn Butler weighs in on how to avoid ‘fake’ booms and painful busts

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Steve Richards: The show must rock on

Steve Richards: The show must rock on

by Steve Richards / 31 Jul 2013

The Independent's chief political columnist lets us in on a day in the life of a political journalist - and one-man showman

The Soapboxer: We should raise MPs' pay

The Soapboxer: We should raise MPs' pay

by The Soapboxer / 29 Jul 2013

Whisper it quietly – we should raise MPs’ pay

Taking tax to task

Taking tax to task

by Adam Corlett / 11 Jul 2013

CentreForum’s Adam Corlett calls for a reform of our complicated tax code

How can DC keep his party sweet?

How can DC keep his party sweet?

by George Pascoe-Watson / 27 Jun 2013

Cameron’s trying to make all of his fractious party happy, but will the Tory old guard burst his modernising balloon?

Revisiting old New haunts

Revisiting old New haunts

by Dan Hodges / 26 Jun 2013

Ed Miliband is finally ready to let New Labour rest in piece – now the left must follow his lead

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

by Zachary Courser / 04 Jun 2013

Zachary Courser puts emotion above GDP in the measure of a society’s prosperity. It could improve policymaking

Same sex, same marriage

Same sex, same marriage

by Lewis Baston / 26 Jun 2013

The gay marriage debate is still sending shockwaves through Parliament, finds Lewis Baston, but what does the public think?

Patrick Hennessy: Mourinho, Malcolm Tucker & Macbeth

Patrick Hennessy: Mourinho, Malcolm Tucker & Macbeth

by Patrick Hennessy / 26 Jun 2013

The political editor of the Sunday Telegraph writes his diary

Should nuclear have a place in green government?

Should nuclear have a place in green government?

by Lord Hutton and Alan Whitehead MP / 04 Jun 2013

Lord Hutton is a firm advocate of our established nuclear industry, but Alan Whitehead MP can see no place for it in the forest of energy sources 

Ed Miliband is no Neil Kinnock

Ed Miliband is no Neil Kinnock

by Dan Hodges / 30 May 2013

Ed Miliband thinks he’s good for Labour, but Neil Kinnock could teach him a thing or two about leadership, believe it or not

The politics of aid

by Justin Cash / 22 May 2013

Justin Cash defends the government’s commitment to its ring-fenced foreign aid budget

John Higginson: My paper & other animals

John Higginson: My paper & other animals

by John Higginson / 22 May 2013

Drinks with Ed Miliband, politicians in wigs, and a trip to the zoo: Metro's political editor lets us in on a few pages of his diary

David Cameron, Mr President?

David Cameron, Mr President?

by Andrew Hawkins / 21 May 2013

Prime minister versus statesman: Andrew Hawkins looks at the value of running a presidential campaign to win voters’ hearts and minds

Felicity Parkes on MPs' dreaded 'local profiles'

Felicity Parkes on MPs' dreaded 'local profiles'

by Felicity Parkes / 08 May 2013

The ‘perfect photo op’ may not be the best way to spice up your MP’s local rep

Can Lynton Crosby really be the Tories' wizard?

Can Lynton Crosby really be the Tories' wizard?

by George Pascoe-Watson / 30 Apr 2013

All hail, Lynton Crosby, the new Wizard of Oz. But can BoJo’s election wunderkind work similar magic for the Tory Party? 

Is the government too close to China?

Is the government too close to China?

by Fabian Hamilton MP and Tim Yeo MP / 15 Apr 2013

Yes, says Fabian Hamilton, it is a dangerously repressive regime. No, argues Tim Yeo, it is vital for our future of low-carbon energy

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