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