Opinion

The Cameron curse

The Cameron curse

by James Lyons / 24 Jan 2012

The Daily Mirror's deputy political editor shares his horror stories of travelling with the PM and takes issue with the BBC

Time to fight for the union

by Henry Hill / 30 Dec 2011

Henry Hill says a devo-max victory is a unionist defeat

The year that will keep the PM up at night

The year that will keep the PM up at night

by George Pascoe-Watson / 22 Dec 2011

2012 was meant to be the coalition’s turning point, but the economic crisis intervened. What does David Cameron do now?

The Scottish Spring

The Scottish Spring

by Andrew Hawkins / 21 Dec 2011

Andrew Hawkins looks at why the Scottish independence vote could mean the end of Westminster politics as we know it

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Verbification worries

by Ann Treneman / 20 Dec 2011

Times sketchwriter Ann Treneman confesses her concerns about politicians' use of language, and hands out her 'lickspittle of the year' award

Is foreign aid still a priority for this government?

Is foreign aid still a priority for this government?

by Martin Horwood and David Taylor / 30 Nov 2011

Martin Horwood MP and David Taylor discuss whether or not the UK is living up to its commitment on international development

The Conservatives’ plan to win back the female vote

The Conservatives’ plan to win back the female vote

by George Pascoe-Watson / 24 Nov 2011

George Pascoe-Watson analyses David Cameron's chances of appealing to women voters

From the editor

by Ben Duckworth / 23 Nov 2011

Ben Duckworth introduces you to what's inside the December issue of Total Politics

A modern nativity

A modern nativity

by Jane Merrick / 22 Nov 2011

In her diary, the Independent on Sunday's political editor Jane Merrick wonders whether we might be about to see the start of 'Occupy Christmas'

The government has called it wrong on EMA

by Nic Dakin / 29 Oct 2011

Nic Dakin MP condemns the government’s thinking on the EMA

Travel shortens your life

Travel shortens your life

by Chris Ship / 25 Oct 2011

ITV News senior political correspondent on his frantic month of travelling to bring you the news

Get down off your (digital) high horse

by Anna Raccoon / 08 Oct 2011

Blogging should be about the exchange of ideas, not a soapbox, says Anna Raccoon

Time for some ethics in business

Time for some ethics in business

by Lisa Nandy MP / 09 Jan 2012

Lisa Nandy MP says it’s time for a change in the field of business ethics

Do all-women shortlists work?

by Jacqui Smith and Charlotte Vere / 28 Dec 2011

Former home secretary Jacqui Smith takes on Charlotte Vere of the Women On think tank

Changes to Labour’s party structure

Changes to Labour’s party structure

by Dan Hodges / 22 Dec 2011

By appointing new directors, Ed Miliband is trying to take control of Labour HQ. Will the plan to get Victoria Street on his side work?

TP's inbox

21 Dec 2011

The pick of our readers' letters and comments this month

Inherited policy is preventing rural growth

by Paul Blacklock / 30 Nov 2011

In its attempt to be the 'greenest government ever', the coalition risks stifling sustainable growth in rural areas, argues Paul Blacklock

Redesigning lobbying

Redesigning lobbying

by Andrew Hawkins / 28 Nov 2011

Could the setting up of a statutory register of lobbyists prevent another Werrittygate? Andrew Hawkins investigates

The trouble with Labour’s sense of its own rich past

The trouble with Labour’s sense of its own rich past

by Dan Hodges / 24 Nov 2011

Dan Hodges gets to grips with the Labour Party's hang-ups about its past

Letters

23 Nov 2011

TP's readers have their say on the EU, elected police commissioners and volunteer work for parliamentarians

Are we prepared for elected commissioners?

Are we prepared for elected commissioners?

by Andrew Hawkins / 03 Nov 2011

Andrew Hawkins on the public view of the handling of civil disobedience law

Labour has always been a party of capitalism

Labour has always been a party of capitalism

by Alasdair Thompson / 27 Oct 2011

Alasdair Thompson shines a bright-green spotlight on a labour of pure fiction

Should we renegotiate our link with the EU?

by George Eustice MP and Wayne David MP / 24 Oct 2011

George Eustice MP and Wayne David MP clash at the border between euro-championism and euroscepticism

Modernising Westminster

Modernising Westminster

by Thomas Docherty / 07 Oct 2011

Thomas Docherty MP presents ideas for generating revenue from parliamentary resources