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Politics Today

Premier's political editor, Martyn Eden, looks at what is happening in the corridors of power through a Christian perspective.

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Sorry there was no blog last week, I was on holiday. For me that means no computers but I was not idle. I was reading Tom Wright’s challenging... More

A cross-party group of MPs chaired by Claire Perry has campaigned for internet safety, to protect children from exposure to online pornograp... More

This week saw the publication of an interim report from the Airports Commission. This was established in 2012 to review UK airport capacity and... More

One of the measures adopted by the Coalition Government to reduce public expenditure and cut the deficit is means testing Child Benefit as from... More

Several news stories this week provoked questions about how the noble ideals of democracy are worked out in practice. More

Prime Minister’s Questions bring out the worst in MPs. The leaders mock each other as their backbenchers jeer. They treat PMQs as a pre-election... More

This week the House of Commons finalises its scrutiny of the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill which authorises expenditure on purchasing land... More

Last week I urged party leaders to give more thought to the big picture they are offering voters. Cameron’s ‘big society’ seems to have died... More

The latest opinion polls will not bless the Leader of the Opposition. Two polls published this week show Labour’s lead over the Conservatives... More

The Deputy Prime Minister stirred up new controversy about same-sex marriage this week by allegedly describing opponents of it as ‘bigots’. A... More

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