If UKIP gain in points but not seats at Westminster in 2015 then a real opportunity for electoral reform could resurface.
Leading lawyer proposes new approach to EU renegotiation that could change the character of Britain’s debate from emotional to rational.
The Tories are tactically trying to tap into eurosceptic sentiment with the cabinet reshuffle and nomination to the European Commission.
The Conservative party is facing calls to hand back £160,000 given to its general election fighting fund by the wife of a former minister in Vladamir Putin's government after she won an auction at a fundraising event.
Is it only 20 years ago that Tony Blair, that fresh-faced boy and his wife, Cherie, stood before the cameras as the new face of the Labour party?
It was the job he had always craved, under the prime minister he had backed from the very beginning. But last week Michael Gove was relieved from command of England's schools, and shunted to the parliamentary backwater of the whip's office. David Cameron's old friend simply had to go after starting one too many fights.
Former chancellor Kenneth Clarke has cast serious doubt on the underlying strength of the British economy, saying there is a "long, long way" to go before it is competitive enough to deliver sustainable growth and compete with emerging powers such as China and Brazil.
The Conservatives are planning the biggest crackdown on strikes since Margaret Thatcher's era by bringing in new criminal offences for "illegal picketing", imposing time limits on mandates, increasing the notice period for employers and insisting that 50% of union members vote in ballots that approve industrial action.
The "headbangers" in the Conservative party have won an internal battle after David Cameron signalled the "death knell" for moderate Tories by ending the frontbench careers of ministers such as Kenneth Clarke in this week's reshuffle, Nick Clegg has said.
The Tories are speaking "baloney" after they expressed surprise at the Liberal Democrats' decision to end their support for the highly controversial bedroom tax in its present form, Nick Clegg has said.
Teachers, firemen, civil servants, passport staff and health workers are all going on strike tomorrow in disputes over pay and pensions.
The Tories are drafting new laws to restrict unions’ right to strike. With a general election looming, they should choose their battles more carefully.
Conservative ministers declined to say who they were dining with on Wednesday night as they arrived at the party's secretive summer party, which last year saw donors worth £11bn rubbing shoulders with Britain's most powerful politicians.