Opinion

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

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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

Tax is not a tool for social engineering

Tax is not a tool for social engineering

26 Feb 2012

We should use tax to fund public spending, and that's it, argues Luke Bozier. It shouldn't be a tool for redistributing wealth

Should we revisit the law on assisted dying?

Should we revisit the law on assisted dying?

by David Winnick MP and Nadine Dorries MP / 23 Feb 2012

David Winnick MP and Nadine Dorries MP have strong opposing views on a very controversial and emotive subject

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22 Feb 2012

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

Should we cut VAT?

Should we cut VAT?

by Cathy Jamieson MP and Steve Hughes / 31 Jan 2012

Shadow Treasury minister Cathy Jamieson says yes, the chancellor needs to cut VAT immediately. But Steve Hughes of the British Chambers of Commerce says it doesn’t make sense at the moment

For the good of this government’s health

For the good of this government’s health

by George Pascoe-Watson / 26 Jan 2012

No 10 is desperate to stop the NHS becoming a toxic issue. For 2012, it has created a ‘neutralisation’ plan

2012: London’s Year (and probably Boris’s)

2012: London’s Year (and probably Boris’s)

by Andrew Hawkins / 25 Jan 2012

Andrew Hawkins looks at the year’s big event – no, not the Olympics. Will Ken or Boris be first to the tape?

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

Conservative justice beyond 'hang 'em and flog 'em'

by Paul Maynard MP / 29 Feb 2012

Paul Maynard MP does not believe Conservatives should obsess with locking all criminals up

A researcher’s guide to socialising in Westminster

A researcher’s guide to socialising in Westminster

by Felicity Parkes / 24 Feb 2012

Felicity Parkes gives her advice on how to locate the best drinks and avoid the backwash on the Westminster researchers' scene

Executive pay and the politics of envy

Executive pay and the politics of envy

by Andrew Hawkins / 22 Feb 2012

Andrew Hawkins asks some pertinent questions about the public’s perception of high earners

What Tony did next

by Jim Pickard / 21 Feb 2012

Just what have Tony, Gordon and Peter been up to since Labour left office? Jim Pickard of the FT has the scoop in his diary

Blogging up the Government Digital Service

by Charlotte Henry / 29 Jan 2012

Charlotte Henry on why the digitisation of public services can improve things for everyone

The people’s party has been disconnected

The people’s party has been disconnected

by Dan Hodges / 26 Jan 2012

Labour desperately wants to rebuild its relationship with the working class, but who are they?

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25 Jan 2012

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