Tony Benn, the great conjuror

The Labour politician turned radical in mid-career and ended up a revered figure. His remarkable story can also reveal Britain to itself, says David Hayes

08 Apr 14 | Comments (0)

Ed Miliband, a waiting game

After more than three years in the job, where is Britain’s Labour leader taking his party, asks David Hayes

18 Feb 14 | Comments (0)

Scotland, the looking-glass country

The polls say no, the mood yes. Scotland’s independence debate is a puzzle, says David Hayes

16 Dec 13 | Comments (4)

London’s road from Damascus

Syria’s war is opening new dividing lines in British politics, says David Hayes. Once the consequences play out, Ed Miliband might have lost more than has David Cameron

03 Sep 13 | Comments (0)

Election 2013: The view from up above

Britain’s media coverage of Australia’s election is lively but limited, finds David Hayes

28 Aug 13 | Comments (0)

A politics out of time

The scale of Britain’s problems leaves its party and electoral systems struggling to catch up, says David Hayes

25 Jul 13 | Comments (1)

Big Society vs DIY World

Although it’s widely disdained, the very vagueness of David Cameron’s ambitious idea gives it resilience, says David Hayes

17 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

Ken Loach’s dreamland

The renowned director’s new film, which uses the socialist mood of 1945 to assail the world Margaret Thatcher created, is bad history and worse politics, says David Hayes

28 Apr 13 | Comments (1)