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Leading article

Isis is our worst possible enemy

23 May 2015

In recent months, as the country went through a general election, our focus has been on our own domestic debates. Meanwhile, the situation in Iraq has deteriorated significantly. After intense… Read more

'One nation' politics works. Just ask Nicola Sturgeon

16 May 2015

As David Cameron lined up beside Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband at the Cenotaph on the day after the general election, he said that he had thought he would be… Read more

Do you think the age of boom and bust is over? All our party leaders are betting that it is

9 May 2015

After working for Bill Clinton, the political strategist James Carville said he had changed his mind about where power really lies. ‘I used to think that if there was reincarnation,… Read more

The Tories are now the party of the many — Labour is the party of the few

2 May 2015

When election day dawns, it’s worth bearing in mind that two million more people will be going to work than when David Cameron came to power. On an average day in… Read more

Portrait of the week

Diary

Diary

Nigel Farage

23 May 2015

The aftermath of a general election is a difficult time for any party leader, unless… Read more

Zoe Williams

16 May 2015

For the 2005 general election, I had a party featuring a gigantic cheesecake with differentiated… Read more

James Runcie

9 May 2015

I am writing a play about Dr Johnson and his Dictionary. It will be performed… Read more

Letters

23 May 2015

Soldiering on Sir: Max Hastings’s article about demobbed army officers trying for a job after… Read more

16 May 2015 Aus

Modern migrant families Sir, In recounting the positions in print of the likes of Miranda… Read more

16 May 2015

Scotland’s silent majority Sir: Hugo Rifkind’s article (‘Scotland’s nasty party’, 9 May) is a first… Read more

9 May 2015

Bees vs Belgians Sir: To answer Rory Sutherland and Glen Weyl’s question: yes, everyone should… Read more

Ancient and modern

A&M

Lessons for Red Len

23 May 2015

With Len McCluskey, general secretary of the union Unite, keen… Read more

Cicero’s advice for defeated politicians (Alastair Campbell, take note)

16 May 2015

The great Robert Harris has defended the pollsters who got… Read more

Athenians didn’t need coalition negotiations. We should learn from them

9 May 2015

Whatever the result of the election, it has become clearer… Read more