Opinion

David Cameron badly needs the 301 group of MPs

David Cameron badly needs the 301 group of MPs

by George Pascoe-Watson / 28 May 2012

As the PM is hit by a ‘double dip’ of mid-term slump plus poor local election results, could his new crew save him?

Should we introduce gay marriage?

Should we introduce gay marriage?

by Jane Ellison MP and Peter Bone MP / 24 May 2012

Jane Ellison MP argues for gay people’s right to be ‘married’, not just ‘civilly partnered’, while Peter Bone MP believes marriage should only be for a man and a woman

Why we should rip up our tax system

Why we should rip up our tax system

by John O’Connell / 22 May 2012

It’s time to be bold, argues the TaxPayers' Alliance. The organisation's research director talks about their 2020 Tax Commission report and why we should tear up our tax system and start again

Dan Hodges inspects Labour's New Guard

Dan Hodges inspects Labour's New Guard

by Dan Hodges / 01 May 2012

Now is surely the time for a strong Labour offensive, but is the parliamentary party up for it? It seems that it’s down to the new faces to pick up the baton

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Where’s the ‘re’ in Remploy?

by Arfon Jones / 29 Apr 2012

Arfon Jones shines a critical light on the government’s latest ‘cost-cutting’ exercise

Does UKIP pose a threat to the Conservatives?

Does UKIP pose a threat to the Conservatives?

by Nigel Farage MEP and Helen Grant MP / 26 Apr 2012

Nigel Farage MEP see his party as our best defence against the EU, while Helen Grant MP sees a lobbying group that thinks it is a political party. Which of them is right?

Politicians who can't help fuelling the crisis

Politicians who can't help fuelling the crisis

by Graeme Wilson / 24 Apr 2012

What is it about prime ministers and fuel crises? Graeme Wilson discusses the unfortunate jerry-can rush, a lavish visit across the pond and nominitive determinism

Dan Hodges: Shadow cabinet mood is ‘resignation’

Dan Hodges: Shadow cabinet mood is ‘resignation’

by Dan Hodges / 29 Mar 2012

Will May be the month when it all goes badly wrong for the Labour Party? Whatever happens, Ed must avoid ‘Australia Syndrome’

Reshuffles: the political rutting season

Reshuffles: the political rutting season

by Jerry Hayes / 25 Mar 2012

As a pungent fug pervades Westminster, Jerry Hayes hails the start of reshuffle-speculation season

Is our monarchy outdated?

Is our monarchy outdated?

by Ronnie Campbell MP and Andrew Rosinell MP / 22 Mar 2012

Ronnie Campbell MP believes the monarchy represents a classist system, but is not sure what could replace it, while Andrew Rosindell MP thinks the institution is as popular as ever

‘Bollocks’ to elected peers

‘Bollocks’ to elected peers

by Roland Watson / 20 Mar 2012

Roland Watson looks forward to a fun, but potentially coalition-damaging, fight over House of Lords reform

How Cameron is staying strong on Plan A

How Cameron is staying strong on Plan A

by George Pascoe-Watson / 01 Mar 2012

The prime minister doesn’t look far for his economic advice but, as the Budget looms, he remains committed to his chancellor’s economic strategy

The danger of ignoring unintended consequences online

The danger of ignoring unintended consequences online

by Nick Pickles / 27 May 2012

If the internet ain’t broke, don’t fix it, says Nick Pickles

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23 May 2012

The pick of our readers' comments this month, both in print and online

Polling: the government's welfare problem

Polling: the government's welfare problem

by Andrew Hawkins / 02 May 2012

Have we become a nation of benefit junkies? Andrew Hawkins examines the evidence

Will the Queen’s Speech rescue Team Cameron?

by George Pascoe-Watson / 30 Apr 2012

The highlight of 2012’s State Opening aims to boost the coalition’s achievements. Crisis? What crisis?

Who wants to (mis)lead a parliamentary tour?

Who wants to (mis)lead a parliamentary tour?

by Felicity Parkes / 27 Apr 2012

Wanted: A parliamentary tour guide with perky disposition and a lively imagination

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25 Apr 2012

The pick of our readers' comments this month, both in print and online

The editor's guide to the new issue of Total Politics

The editor's guide to the new issue of Total Politics

by Ben Duckworth / 24 Apr 2012

Can our cover star Chuka Umunna back up his obvious style with some substance?

Which of our politicians ‘do God’?

Which of our politicians ‘do God’?

by Andrew Hawkins / 26 Mar 2012

Andrew Hawkins looks at the place of religion, and Christianity in particular, in politics

Cure your reshuffle stress with a Russian blonde

by Felicity Parkes / 23 Mar 2012

Impending reshuffle stress? TP's agony aunt Felicity Parkes suggests how to bust it with a few choice must-dos

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20 Mar 2012

The pick of our readers' letters and comments this month

A growing economic force: Asian female entrepreneurs

by Barbara-Ann King / 07 Mar 2012

Female entrepreneurs in the Asian community must support each other in order to support economic growth

The unions flex some serious muscle

The unions flex some serious muscle

by Dan Hodges / 01 Mar 2012

Ed Miliband is facing possible fracture of the Labour movement