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Cut the rate of unemployment, not the price of politics

Kevin Bennett considers the likely impact of government plans to cut the number of MPs and redraw constituency boundaries

Show me the money: Perry has a dubious history of accepting large sums from wealthy donors

How much does it cost to buy a US politican’s soul? $2 billion, apparently

The age of multi-billion dollar presidential campaigns has bred a generation of US politicians who are increasingly beholden to wealthy donors

Time to go: Murdo Fraser receives his P45

Murdo Fraser’s disastrous, if principled, proposal

Conservative Party activist Charles Bailey assesses a strange turn in the ongoing battle to become the next leader of the Scottish Tories

Women in the boardroom

Working to Women’s Equality

ong gone are the days when the stay alone mother was deemed integral to the moral foundations of society

The Occupy Wall Street movement, which is protesting against perceived greed and corruption in the US, has been backed by major Trade Unions. Photo: david_shankbone at Flickr

The Week in Washington: Occupy Wall Street

The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests have grown from a few hundred young people to a mass movement with global support, writes Joe Sandler Clarke


Labour, the Slightly-Less-Nasty-Party

Ed Miliband’s tuition fee plan is just a ‘pale imitation of the existing Tory policy’, writes Gareth Lewis

Rick Perry: liar, liar, pants on fire!

Inaccuracy, hyperbole, distortion and downright GOP lies

The battle for the Republican presidential nomination is shaping up to be the most error-strewn campaign in political history

Picture of progress: Helle Thorning-Schmidt

The Thatcher effect – an unsuccessful quest for political dominance?

As Denmark elects Helle Thorning-Schmidt, its first female Prime Minister, Jess Brown explores how far female politicians have come in establishing themselves on the world stage

Determined: Osborne has fixed his steely gaze on forcing through planning reforms

Osborne risks battling the backbenchers

The Chancellor is on course for a skirmish over housing with increasingly restless Tory backbenchers


Hanging and cotching

Prepare for a day of nothing

A highly taxing matter

Our system is based too much around people who want to take money from Britain and place it in foreign bank accounts

Police in Riot Gear

Welcome Back

By losing sight of the disenfranchisement of our inner-city black population in the noise of the riots, we risk writing off people’s genuine frustration as apolitical looting and destruction