An expert in the circus in literature and culture explains the root of its resonance as a political metaphor – and why circus performers object to it.
The public still does not know what the opposition party stands for. Inspiration could come from a surprising source.
The plan to abolish the House of Lords has drawn the most attention but Labour is also proposing radical changes to how power is distributed.
Gordon Brown’s proposals include hefty devolution and House of Lords reform but one change that could have the biggest impact is nowhere to be seen.
Labour and Conservatives share a desire to wean the UK off a dependency on migrant labour.
The gravity of the current situation is obscuring a less visible crisis – a failure of political imagination
When government whips turned a vote on fracking into a vote of confidence in the government, confusion ensued.
Only months into the job, Prime Minister Liz Truss is on her way out already, leaving her government in search of a new leader and a way to regain public trust.
It’s bad for the party of government – and the closer you look, the worse it gets.
A state-owned start-up to promote renewables must be only a first step towards energy justice.
Forming a pact with the Liberal Democrats would make electoral sense in England – but Keir Starmer does not see it as a risk worth taking.
The dire economic outlook means bolder choices will be needed for an opposition party looking to win the next election.
There’s a mountain climb but there are positive signs for the opposition in the first few weeks of Liz Truss’s government,
The Labour leader is actually quite good at building a narrative but he needs to be more consistent in his efforts.
The rise and fall of UK trade union membership numbers can impact the instances and success of industrial action.
The UK prime minister tendered his resignation after a slew of resignations by former allies in his government.
Kinnock lost two elections as Labour leader. Starmer could learn a lot from his successes and failures.
The Tory party is a ‘broad church’ with many factions. And many of them are unimpressed with the prime minister at the moment.
What’s happening in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales this Thursday.
The party has long dominated but the scale of the lead raises questions about why the Conservatives are experiencing such unprecedented unpopularity.