Westminster

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

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

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

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

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