Although only a fool would reach a firm conclusion about Ed Miliband's leadership so soon, one omen suggests he'll do fine. Armchair Field Marshal the Lord (David) Aaronovitch has come to a firm conclusion about Little Ed's leadership, declaring him no leader at all. Writing in The Times, the fearless Parker Knoll warrior deconstructs Ed's conference speech to paint him as a posturing student politician of the kind who might answer every University Challenge question with "Trotsky".
Alan Milburn faced an angry backlash from former colleagues last night after he became the most prominent Labour figure to accept a job from the Tory-Liberal Democrat Government.
The Government's hiring of Alan Milburn as its "social mobility tsar" provides the most seismic event of its kind for a very long time ... possibly as long ago as the appointment of puritan £5m birthday-party man Philip Green as our anti-profligate spending tsar.
Labour MP Frank Field tells Andy McSmith how he incurred the wrath of his own party by becoming the coalition's 'poverty tsar'
His bestselling diaries are a must-read for any political animal, yet Chris Mullin has never played the Westminster game. As he prepares to step down as an MP, Andy McSmith meets a parliamentarian who's been content to campaign from the foothills – and doesn't complain about his pay
Tackling the litany of inequalities highlighted by Alan Milburn last week would benefit the whole country, but still we shun it
Because a damning picture of an increasing dominance of top jobs by children from the wealthiest families emerged yesterday in a strongly worded report.
The expenses row has destroyed public faith in their MPS, and now the focus is turning to their lucrative outside earnings
Companies will be able to claim custard tarts, sausage rolls and even doughnuts are healthy foods under a European crackdown on junkfood advertising, campaigners complained yesterday.
Plan to expel peers in wake of cash scandal may not be retrospective
An attempt by John Prescott to rally support for Gordon Brown backfired after he compared the Prime Minister to the captain of the Titanic.
Gordon Brown has turned to key allies of Tony Blair, including his former communications director Alastair Campbell, for advice on how to plot a fightback against the Conservatives.