It should have been obvious that the Chancellor was still hitting the poor harder
Martin, the equal of many an illustrious predecessor in the post, stood out as a man of his own time
Former Prime Minister warns proposed cuts would create a 'new poverty generation' of couples in their twenties
Bernanke reveals how he dealt first with the financial crash and then with the economic recession that followed
In his first conference address as party leader, Jeremy Corbyn recycled lines that had been published by Richard Heller, a former adviser to Denis Healey. In an age of jobbing speechwriters, does it matter? Blair's biographer, John Rentoul, considers the question
Gordon Brown comes off badly in Charles Clarke's collection of essays about leaders
Party strategists know they cannot rely on the 'cost of living crisis' to carry them to victory in next year's general election
It might be regarded as a happy hunting ground for the crucial female votes of Middle England but Mumsnet has again proved it can be a jungle for politicians hoping to reach out beyond the confines of Westminster.
Former Cabinet Secretary says McBride had 'gone off the territory' even as a civil servant
Ed Miliband may have been copied in to damaging emails that were at the centre of a 2009 smear campaign orchestrated by leading Labour officials, according to senior party sources.
Britain's senior political television journalists are at war with Downing Street over what they see as attempts by David Cameron to bypass them and use less critical media outlets to broadcast policies to the public.
Ed must be swivel-eyed this morning, such is the volume of advice he's been handed by the press. Most of it starts by noting the Conservatives are on an upswing, and Labour's message hasn't quite got through to voters. So what might the party leader do to turn things round? (Besides getting that egg out of his hair).
The best play to date about the tragicomic compromises and ignominious ironies of coalition politics is Michael Frayn's Democracy (2003) about the unstable, ill-natured, ideologically bizarre groupings on which power depended in post-war Germany.
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
A future Labour government would scrap the winter fuel allowance for over half a million richer pensioners, the shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls,announced today, as part of attempts to prove the party is ready to take tough spending decisions.
MPs added to their salaries with outside earnings worth £7m last year, with 20 backbenchers making more money from other activities than from their parliamentary salaries, new research disclosed last night.