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

Bill Clinton’s slogan came to mind this week. The retiring Governor of the Bank of England published his final report on the state of the economy... More

The first Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) of the year was remarkably free of the usual slanging match between the PM and Labour leader. This... More

Last week in Prime Minister’s Questions Ed Miliband claimed that the NHS is in crisis, quoting the President of the Royal College of Emergency... More

Without doubt child sexual exploitation is this week’s hottest issue.  Heads have rolled at the BBC for how they handled the Jimmy Savile case... More

So the Marriage (Same-Sex couples) Bill is now an Act and gay couples will be legally able to marry next summer. It is probably the most radical... More

With the Budget done and both Houses in recess, there is time this week to set aside the rough and tumble of party politics and consider how... More