In the magazine this month

April 2015

As polling day nears, Conservatives are sticking to a strictly economic message. But there should be room in politics for moral arguments.
The weeks grind on, and the election looms closer. Most people who follow politics at all realise how much hangs on the outcome. And yet was there ever a greater sense of ennui and disengagement?
ANDREW GIMSON
"The Chief Whip stormed the moral high ground and dug himself in. So why did I feel unable to follow Michael Gove over the top, as it were?"
OLIVER WISEMAN
On the doorsteps of Essex and Glasgow, the reasons why voters are turning to UKIP and the SNP appear remarkably similar
MICHAEL PINTO-DUSCHINSKY
Unfair constituency boundaries, inaccurate voting registers and non-enforcement of electoral law are a threat to our democracy
 
FRANK FIELD
You will learn more about politics from Harriet Sergeant’s book about teenage London thugs than from Bagehot’s outdated British Constitution
NICK COHEN
The sooner the Left realises that you cannot censor your way to a better society the sooner it can worry about more important issues
LAURA FREEMAN
We may be right to be wary of the internet, but research and scholarship have benefited enormously from mass digitisation