A revolutionary moment for Holyrood

Scottish devolution: Even the SNP are struggling to moan about this revolutionary package

Everyone knew this was coming - but seeing the full extent of new powers to be handed to Scotland in black and white is a dramatic moment.

Navigating a maze of sanctions: Single parents are often punishments for failing to fulfill requirements which did not apply to them

Single parents forced to cut food spending as welfare punishments bite

Financial punishments are being wrongly applied to single parents by a draconian benefits system

Blue-sky thinking on the housing crisis

We need to be honest about the housing crisis

Tim Farron on the myths and muddled thinking that sustain the housing crisis

Hope at the Royal Court, London

Win one of three pairs of tickets for HOPE at The Royal Court

The writer behind Let The Right One In and This is England 86 turns his eye on the age of austerity

Opinion Formers


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    BASC welcomes evidence-based firearms fees proposals

    Government proposals to increase the fee for the grant of a shotgun certificate from £50 to £79.50 with proportionate increases in other licensing fees have been welcomed as fair by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the BASC.

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    Watch out for woodcock and wigeon

    BASC members are being asked to use a revolutionary online mapping system to record the arrival of migratory species such as woodcock and wigeon.

Politics Newsletter

Hot topics

  • Turning up the temperature: Standard of living and action on  climate change don't make easy bedfellows

    Britain's great energy debate

    Can you tackle climate change without ruining our quality of life? Politics.co.uk takes an in-depth look at an issue with no easy solutions.

  • Prison book ban: Earned privilege or human right?

    Prison book ban

    Authors and prison reform campaigners join forces to get Chris Grayling to think again on his ban on sending books to prisoners.

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