Ukip expected to break through in 2015 but this election looks like Nigel Farage's last hurrah

Ukip expected to break through in 2015 but this election looks like Nigel Farage's last hurrah

by Peter Bingle / 27 Apr 2015

The Ukip leader reminds me of Reggie Perrin. Perhaps on the morning of 8th May we will find his clothes on the beach at Ramsgate

Two nations, one mission: Ending poverty

Two nations, one mission: Ending poverty

by Christian Guy / 28 Jan 2013

Christian Guy believes 2013 is the year to tackle the tyranny of sink estates, no-go neighbourhoods and child poverty, and to change how the government measures poverty

When MPs become bullies: Felicity Parkes

When MPs become bullies: Felicity Parkes

by Felicity Parkes / 28 Jan 2013

Why MPs become big bullies over little blunders – let alone in massive crises – and how their staffers can avoid the abuse

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Is Cameron a one-term wonder?

Is Cameron a one-term wonder?

by Andrew Hawkins / 17 Jan 2013

Will it be curtains for Cameron and co come 2015? The ratings could have the answer, says Andrew Hawkins

'I've snubbed dignitaries': Joe Churcher's diary

'I've snubbed dignitaries': Joe Churcher's diary

by Joe Churcher / 17 Jan 2013

We peek into Press Association's chief political correspondent's diary

Does prayer still have a place in Parliament?

Does prayer still have a place in Parliament?

14 Dec 2012

Gary Streeter MP sings the praises of a religious opening to each parliamentary day, but Labour peer Norman Warner cautions against placing God at the heart of policy

Public inquiries, political inaction

Public inquiries, political inaction

by Josh White / 13 Dec 2012

Let inquiries turn on public opinion, not political spin, says Josh White

Spain, Dickens and ruffles: Jason Beattie's diary

Spain, Dickens and ruffles: Jason Beattie's diary

by Jason Beattie / 12 Dec 2012

The Daily Mirror's political editor gives us a peek into his diary

Get set for Cameron's global race

Get set for Cameron's global race

by George Pascoe-Watson / 10 Dec 2012

Building on last year’s sporting success, will Cameron’s new call to arms inspire the nation or limp in last?

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

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