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17 November 2019 The stakes could not be higher during this election. Help us cover what's really happening

Closed curtains at the palace

16 April 2011 James Gray looks at attempts to let the Freedom of Information Act shine a light on the royals

Royal toast

16 April 2011 Donald Morrison takes a look at alternative approaches to the royal wedding

Heading the state

16 April 2011 Andrew Blick explores the constitutional role of the monarch - and how we could ditch it

AV: Yes or no?

14 April 2011 Hilary Wainwright and Kevin Blowe debate the alternative vote

The party isn’t over

24 May 2009 'When the bad combine, the good must associate,' wrote the arch-individualist Edmund Burke. David Beetham considers the continuing need for a political party of the left

A new zeitgeist on rights

22 May 2009 The Convention on Modern Liberty inspired a huge surge of energy around civil liberties, says Stuart Weir. Human rights campaigners could be on the verge of a historic breakthrough