Opinion

Snooker at Chequers? Never!

Snooker at Chequers? Never!

by George Pascoe-Watson / 02 Jul 2012

Cameron’s hands-off approach is worrying those concerned for the future, notes George Pascoe-Watson. Is there a firm hand on the tiller?

Behind the figure

Behind the figure

by Andrew Hawkins / 30 Jun 2012

The chairman of ComRes looks at the assertion that English is the dominant language in business

Heads will roll if Team Cam doesn't sell austerity

Heads will roll if Team Cam doesn't sell austerity

by Andrew Hawkins / 27 Jun 2012

If the coalition doesn’t sell the austerity package, David Cameron could face a cold dawn come 2015, says Andrew Hawkins

Did you know MPs once had an 80-day summer recess?

Did you know MPs once had an 80-day summer recess?

23 Jun 2012

Your visual guide to the key political events of the coming month

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Your view on Total Politics

Your view on Total Politics

21 Jun 2012

The pick of your letters and comments on June's issue of the magazine

Dan Hodges: The Only Way is Miliband

Dan Hodges: The Only Way is Miliband

by Dan Hodges / 29 May 2012

Miliband is jubilant after the May elections, but Labour still has a way to go to win the nation’s heart and convince them Ed is the answer

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

TP's inbox

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

TP's inbox

TP's inbox

25 Apr 2012

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

Poll to watch

Poll to watch

by Andrew Hawkins / 01 Jul 2012

Israel, North Korea and Pakistan are some of the world's most negatively-viewed countries. The chairman of ComRes, Andrew Hawkins, examines why

Coalition researchers' all-out war

Coalition researchers' all-out war

by Felicity Parkes / 29 Jun 2012

The Con-Dems are one big, happy political family, says Felicity Parkes, but siblings are invariably rivals

Don't work hard? Don't expect state subsidies

Don't work hard? Don't expect state subsidies

by Ed Staite / 26 Jun 2012

Let’s reward genuine hard workers, says Ed Staite, not those who expect hand-outs

Call me Tim Jong-Un

Call me Tim Jong-Un

by Tim Shipman / 22 Jun 2012

Danny Alexander, Ken Livingstone, Hay Literary Festival and the G8 - the Daily Mail's deputy political editor takes us through a regular month in the Lobby

Do the Liberal Democrats have a future?

Do the Liberal Democrats have a future?

by Andrew Hawkins / 30 May 2012

Andrew Hawkins examines the deputy prime minister’s recent form and asks, are storm clouds gathering over Nick Clegg’s beleaguered party?

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

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