Unionists, Don’t Despair: Scotland Is Not Lost — Yet

Unionists fear that the SNP represents all Scots and that a break-up of the United Kingdom is now inevitable. They don’t and it isn’t

Mr Gove, Here Is Our Statute of Liberty

The European Convention is no longer fit for purpose. It is time for the Lord Chancellor to enshrine our freedoms in British law

Labour Doesn’t Get Why The Tories Won

The myth of a ‘progressive majority’ mesmerises the Left. Fail to learn the lessons of defeat and Labour will lose next time too

Mapping The Rocky Road To A British Bill Of Rights

The government now has an opportunity to reform our human rights laws — but progress will be tricky

Shy Tories, Lazy Labour: The Pollsters’ Fiasco

How did the pre-election polls get it so wrong? By misjudging the turnout

Sour Smell Of Success

Alastair Campbell's new book is predictable stuff

It’s Not Just The Economy

Our political system, for all its imperfections, remains precious

Mr Cameron, Show The Country That You Care

As polling day nears, Conservatives are sticking to a strictly economic message. But there should be room in politics for moral arguments.

Campaign Diary

"The Chief Whip stormed the moral high ground and dug himself in. So why did I feel unable to follow Michael Gove over the top, as it were?"

Defying Duopoly: The Rise Of The Insurgents

On the doorsteps of Essex and Glasgow, the reasons why voters are turning to UKIP and the SNP appear remarkably similar

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"