The Respect Party leader was expelled from Labour in 2003
All five Respect councillors in Bradford have resigned to be independents in MP's city
Politicians with egg on their faces? Surely not. Oh, wait, we’re talking about real eggs, not metaphorical ones, after Ed Miliband was subjected to heavy shelling on a visit to a London market today.
Hopes that Iran will get sweeter with Rouhani in power are naive, to say the least
Twitter has rightfully been praised for fostering an explosion of citizen journalism, but worthwhile content on the forum seems the exception to the rule.
If there are other victims out there, naming of the accused can encourage them to speak out. But if the accused is rich and powerful, their identity can act as a shield
The news that MP Nadine Dorries is entering the I'm a Celebrity jungle has ruffled some political feathers
Our diarist notes the frenetic effort Labour is putting into discovering new talent, and why the words of one Bill Oddie are not all they may seem to be
There was crude electoral logic as well as moral force in Margaret Thatcher's pursuit of a "property-owning democracy". The phrase was, in fact, coined by Noel Skelton, a Tory MP of the interwar years. He felt, as Thatcher did decades later, that pride in home-ownership would infuse the working-class with conservative values, so deterring them from socialism.
Smaller parties and Independents are part of an anti-politics culture - not the solution to it
When the public are being subjected to an inconvenience like a hosepipe ban, there is nothing to beat a tabloid story proving that there is one law for ministers another for the rest of us. So one can imagine the delight in the news room of The People when their reporter returned from a visit to Englefield House, the £125m, 20,000-acre spread that is home to the Tory MP and junior environment Minister, Richard Benyon, having seen water gushing from a garden hose.
Ed Miliband said Labour would govern for the whole country "not just for the wealthy few" as he launched Labour's English local elections campaign.
Steve Coogan and Paul Gascoigne are among the latest people to have settled claims for damages over phone-hacking, the High Court has heard.
Knowledge is power – especially when it comes to languages
In my letter on Saturday (Yes. Didn't you know? We're open for business on a Saturday, too), I solicited your ideas for a guest editor for i in the wake of the Archbishop of Canterbury's rather successful effort in the chair at the New Statesman.
Competent on Question Time and the king of Countdown, Carlisle is buffing up the game's image