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A referendum is coming. So why doesn’t David Cameron take the lead?

Britain is potentially the most influential of all the non-euro members


Clegg needs to find an exit route from Lords reform

It’s not as if the Lords perform badly. They have been doing a fine job recently


Is 50p a year really too much to end this corruption?

81 per cent of us believe people give money to parties in the hope of favours or special access


Cameron needs more blue-sky thinking to win the next election

Steve Hilton knew the Tories wouldn’t be heard if they seemed out of touch and out-of-date


Lords reform is a fight that Nick Clegg will never win

Why is Nick Clegg so determined to throw everything at a policy that will win few votes?


When the people can see what fairness is, why can’t Miliband?

At the last election, many Labour supporters were angry about the party’s position on welfare


We can’t expect decisions from two parties so much at odds

Bizarrely, the best hope for resolving Coalition differences is a collapse of the eurozone


A PM who got his fingers burnt – by standing too far back

Cameron should have known what Fox was up to


Time to call the SNP’s bluff

Treat the Nationalists like recalcitrant teenagers


How austerity is changing us

We are seeking gratification by finding new ways of saving money


From the sublime to the ridiculous

Miliband is neither useless nor excellent. He oscillates unnervingly between the two.


State school is Cameron’s only option

The PM’s Etonian background was his big handicap when he ran for leader


If he picks his fights well, Clegg can still deliver for his party

The Lib Dem leader can make Tory policies better


Nobody likes quotas, but you have to admit they work

As politics shows, good intentions are all very well but progress is achingly slow


Even the rich and powerful can feel left out in Davos

The Saturday column


O father, where art thou?

How often have you asked a prospective dad, ‘So what are you going to do after the baby is born?’


A sprinkling of decency over politics

Douglas Alexander has found it wonderful to work for someone who wouldn’t allow negative briefing


Miliband's threat to the Coalition

The new Labour leader won’t scare off middle England. It’s those voters he has in his sights.


The middle-class prize for Labour

Both Milibands believe the interests of the middle class are no longer the same as the filthy rich