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Labour cannot be the party of the 'Primrose Hill' middle classes, David Lammy says

The Labour MP David Lammy warns Ed Miliband that the Labour Party cannot simply represent the 'metropolitan liberal elite'<p>Ed Miliband should distance himself from his middle-class, “Primrose Hill” background to make sure Labour is not known as the party of the “metropolitan liberal elite”, a Labour …

Ministers agree 'the young see Tories as aliens'

Ministers come to the support of Nick Boles, who warned young voters see Tories as "aliens"<p>Nick Boles, the minister who warned that young voters see Tories as “aliens”, has won support from fellow ministers for his controversial assessment of the party’s image.<p>The planning minister this week said …

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The Week in Review: Cameron wipes out all record of Liberal Conservatism

They finally did it. This week the Tories stopped pretending, once and for all, that they were ever engaged in a modernisation process.<p>It's been …

Why did David Dimbleby get a tattoo – to stand out, or fit in?

'I've tattooed people in their mid-70s," said Dominique, 32, who has worked at Family Business in Exmouth Market, central London, for the past seven years. "I love it. What I seem to notice is that they all say the same thing: 'I've wanted this for years, but I was never sure it was a good idea.' …

China to loosen one-child policy and abolish labour camps

China has pledged to loosen its one-child policy and end a controversial "re-education through labour" programme, state media reported on Friday, days after the conclusion of a meeting of top Communist party leaders in Beijing.<p>Under the new policy, couples in which one member is an only child will …

A cyclist's view of London's notorious Cycle Superhighway 2 - video

MPs call for cycling budget to be increased to £10 a head by 2020 in order to makes roads safer for cyclists across UK<p>Published: 18 Jul 2014<p>Bank, whose logo covers thousands of 'Boris bikes' across London, will end association with flagship scheme in 2015<p>Published: 10 Dec 2013<p><b>Anne Perkins:</b> <b>First</b> …

Boy killed himself after years of bullying, inquest hears

An inquest has heard that a teenager researched suicide online before taking his own life after years of bullying.<p>Ayden Keenan-Olson, 14, was found dead in his bed by his father, Tim Olson, at the family home in Colchester, Essex, at 7.20am on 14 March. He had taken an overdose of prescription …

Are you an extreme Christmas shopper?

Most of us have just started thinking about our Christmas shopping. Others will keep their heads in the sand and find themselves rushing around the stores at the last minute. Meanwhile, the super-organised are done and dusted. We speak to the extreme shoppers.<p><b>'Waiting until Christmas Eve forces me</b> …

Why are children always certain they know best?

I have watched four children grow now and I am still left with a mystery – what is the nature of childhood? What makes children different? I have written before about the elusive quality of innocence: how it, although we cannot define it, is the quintessence of the child's nature. But there are …

David Willetts: Why I want more British students to study in America

Time spent exploring another culture is of enormous value in the labour market, says David Willetts.<p>A survey out this week reveals that last year roughly 9,500 UK students enrolled on a degree course in the US. Some will rush to label this an alarming "brain drain". But this sort of student …

Chris York on Twitter: "Are ministers out of touch with the average worker? http://t.co/6ze49WLdnD http://t.co/r4VwcfWfRK"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Young poor have low aspirations, says David Cameron

People from poorer households and ethnic minorities need help to “get them to think that they can get all the way to the top,” the Prime Minister says<p>Young people from working class families do not get ahead in life partly because they have low “aspirations”, David Cameron has suggested.<p>People from …

Sex, love, work: inside the world of twentysomething women

A twentysomething herself, Hanna Woodside lifts the lid on what 'nice girls' are really up to these days when it comes to their relationships with men<p>It was my 24th birthday last month, and as my girlfriends chatted in my kitchen before we headed out to town I noticed a clear divide in the room. …

Bryony Gordon appreciates a bit of leering attention

How the other half lives: Bryony Gordon is flattered and surprised by her first post-baby wolf-whistle<p>Something so exciting happens that I have to call Harry.<p>Not the usual “exciting” that will lead me to call my husband three, four, sometimes five times a day, while he is busy at work (Edie did a …

The Victoria's Secret catwalk show has nothing to do with fashion

It is the most expensive catwalk show ever staged, but it has almost nothing to do with fashion. They're not really into irony at Victoria's Secret, so the joke gets a little lost in the dazzle of white teeth and diamond-encrusted bras and paparazzi cameras, but it's quite funny, when you think …

Interview: Nick Knight

Nick Knight talks to Lou Stoppard about the link between creativity and mental health difficulties in this candid, moving interview

Why you won't catch me queuing for a burger

Waiting two hours in a line for beef in a bun was never going to be a good idea<p>I'm all for delayed gratification. I will book theatre tickets six months ahead. I will take a shoulder of lamb, stud it with anchovies and garlic and half-submerge it in a broth of red wine, stock and piggy bits, so …

Michael Gove: privately educated people have too much power in Britain

Michael Gove says that Sir John Major, the former Prime Minister, was "right" to warn about the dominance of privately educated people in British public life<p>It is an “inescapable fact” that too much power in Britain is still in the hands of the affluent middle class and those who are privately …

Vince Cable: university degrees 'superfluous to many jobs'

The Business Secretary criticises a rise in the number of standard occupations such as nursing that now require a degree, saying top-level qualifications are often 'superfluous'<p>A sharp rise in the number of jobs that require a degree as a minimum entry requirement has led to “qualification …

Godfrey Bloom: Ban Unemployed People From Voting

Godfrey Bloom has called for unemployed people to be banned from voting, in a call derided as "social apartheid".<p>In a controversial blog for the …

Conservative Party Accused Of Deleting Its Internet History

The Conservative Party has been accused of erasing from the internet all evidence of speeches and press releases issued before the last election.<p>On …

Can a catwalk-inspired fashion collection save Marks & Spencer?

A "hero piece" is a fashion term for the one seasonal item that can pull your wardrobe out of the doldrums. This is usually hyperbole – except, perhaps, in the case of Marks & Spencer.<p>Last week, when M&S released disappointing results showing a fall of 1.3% in sales between July and September …

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There is no A-Z of how to dress as you get older

It is my great good fortune to spend so much time in the company of older women. I have the strongest conviction that a team of properly organised older women could knock this country into shape faster than Mary Poppins could smarten up a nursery – and they would do it while wearing leopard-print …

The Granny Alphabet – in pictures

Fashion photographer Tim Walker's new book celebrates the style of older women, and comes with a companion volume of illustrations by Lawrence Mynott<p>The Granny Alphabet is published by Thames & Hudson and is available from the Guardian bookshop