Westminster

Alastair Campbell’s new book is predictable stuff

Our political system, for all its imperfections, remains precious

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

“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?”

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

Unfair constituency boundaries, inaccurate voting registers and non-enforcement of electoral law are a threat to our democracy

In his biography of the statesman, Jesse Norman presents Burke as of seminal importance to today’s conservatism, and to Cameron’s government. He isn’t.

Alex Salmond is pinning his success on the high-risk gamble that the EU will accept an independent Scotland as a full member. It won’t

‘Why should the press agree to fund and support a regulator that would stop it making money, as the Leveson inquiry proposed?’

Party-funding and constitutional reform reveal the Whitehall machine playing into the hands—and coffers—of the Lib Dems