A Whitehall overhaul could get Britain building again

A Whitehall overhaul could get Britain building again

by Sean Worth / 26 Jul 2015

BIS, DEFRA, DECC and the Department for Transport should be merged into a single new department to create a streamlined national infrastructure function

Brighton rocks: Sky's Jon Craig on conference

Brighton rocks: Sky's Jon Craig on conference

by Jon Craig / 18 Sep 2013

Sky News' chief political correspondent gave us a peek in his diary in the lead-up to party conference season

Bad old days vs Bright future

Bad old days vs Bright future

by Stephen Tall / 17 Sep 2013

It’s likely conference will be a return to form for the Lib Dems, rather than a forum for presenting a bright, new future

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Debate: Is party conference just a lobbying bonanza?

Debate: Is party conference just a lobbying bonanza?

by Paul Flynn MP; Simon Hughes MP; Tom Wadsworth / 11 Sep 2013

For Paul Flynn MP, today’s conferences are just shopping opportunities, but Simon Hughes MP believes they’re still potent forums for debate and policy-change. Lobbyist Tom Wadsworth gives an insider's view

Debate: Is a teaching qualification needed to teach?

Debate: Is a teaching qualification needed to teach?

by Kevin Brennan MP and Damian Hinds MP / 20 Aug 2013

Damian Hinds argues for more flexibility in staff recruitment for schools, but Kevin Brennan says teaching qualifications are essential

Brothers up in arms

Brothers up in arms

by George Pascoe-Watson / 30 Jul 2013

The avalanche has only just begun, but the Tories have been throwing rocks at Labour’s relationship with the unions for some time

Cutting the cord: Is Miliband's gamble a gamble at all?

Cutting the cord: Is Miliband's gamble a gamble at all?

by Dan Hodges / 24 Jul 2013

Are conditions right for Ed Miliband to turn his bold words on trade union reform into action? Dan Hodges is not convinced

Felicity Parkes: Summer recess survival guide

Felicity Parkes: Summer recess survival guide

by Felicity Parkes / 04 Jul 2013

The new arrivals’ handy hints and survival suide to the summer recess

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?

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

Felicity Parkes: Ambition is futile

Felicity Parkes: Ambition is futile

by Felicity Parkes / 31 May 2013

Believing you’ll have a stellar career can lead to disappointment. You have been warned…

How far should Cameron attack UKIP?

How far should Cameron attack UKIP?

by George Pascoe-Watson / 28 May 2013

UKIP’s May success will now bring it under scrutiny. But shouldn’t Cameron develop an ‘attack UKIP’ policy anyway?

Debt is all around us

by Toby Youell / 22 May 2013

Toby Youell argues that the public no longer fears going into the red

Time for a new serving of porridge?

Time for a new serving of porridge?

by Max Chambers / 22 May 2013

Current figures show our prison systems are failing those most at risk of re-offending, says Max Chambers. It’s time for a new serving of porridge

Are we making good progress on building more homes?

Are we making good progress on building more homes?

by Clive Betts MP and Don Foster MP / 20 May 2013

Our new-build programme has stalled, says Clive Betts MP, while Don Foster MP dons hard-hatted optimism about Cameron’s construction plans

Some last words from the left on Thatcher

Some last words from the left on Thatcher

by Dan Hodges / 08 May 2013

Even for some in Labour, the former PM has changed from being a distant, mythical figure to one of unique leadership

Craig Woodhouse on a small outpost of Britain

Craig Woodhouse on a small outpost of Britain

by Craig Woodhouse / 24 Apr 2013

The Sun's political correspondent takes us with him on a visit to the Falklands

Binge drinking - think responsibly

Binge drinking - think responsibly

by Jonathan Birdwell / 10 Apr 2013

Parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but maybe it’s time it did, says Jonathan Birdwell, arguing that our binge drinking problem begins at home

Felicity Parkes: Political ambition is overrated

Felicity Parkes: Political ambition is overrated

by Felicity Parkes / 03 Apr 2013

Is your MP the hare or the tortoise when it comes to political ambition? Remember who won the race…

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