Polly Toynbee

Must Toby Young’s role in creating schools now be held against him?

7 January 2018 9:57

The furore over Toby Young’s appointment to the board of the Office for Students (OfS) shows no sign of dying down.…

Polly Toynbee forgets to check her privilege on Marr

10 April 2016 15:11

With the Sunday papers filled with the details of David Cameron’s past tax returns, the subject of his family’s wealth…

Corbyn has won. So why are the north London lefties still so angry and nasty?

15 September 2015 17:35

‘Jeremy Corbyn Night’ at the Forum in Kentish Town, on Monday night, should have been a scene of orgiastic pleasure…

Many people feel their life is worthless. The Assisted Dying Bill tells them they might just be right

10 September 2015 12:50

As Charles Killick Millard conceded, there was an issue about grandparents. Millard, the leading figure of the Voluntary Euthanasia Legalisation…

I’m not voting on Thursday — but don’t you dare call me apathetic

5 May 2015 15:22

With just 48 hours to go before we get to vote in officially the most boring election in history, the…

The Taylor Wessing Prize has no future if it continues to be so insipidly PC

17 November 2014 12:19

We know what to expect from the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. Africans in tribal dress. Flame-haired girls posing with animals.…

Is it time for ‘nose-peg Toryism’?

24 July 2014 16:24

Before the election in 2005, the magnificently grand Polly Toynbee made a generous offer to Guardian readers reluctant to vote…

Grayling mounts a robust defence

23 February 2012 16:56

The Work Experience scheme is a sensible policy innovation. Giving the unemployed structure to their days, the chance to earn…

The Miliband puzzle

7 January 2012 14:34

So why did Ed Miliband stop his brother being leader of the Labour Party? As each month of his uninspiring…

IDS shows how arguments are won

14 November 2010 10:44

For years, I have complained that the Conservatives have timidly stayed within Labour’s intellectual parameters, arguing that they need “permission”…

YouGov have the Lib Dems on top

18 April 2010 20:10

Tonight’s YouGov tracker has the Lib Dems on 33 percent (up 4), the Tories on 32 percent (down 1) and…

Brown’s troubles are returning at just the right time for Cameron & Co.

2 January 2010 11:15

First she loved him.  Then she hated him.  Then she seemed lukewarm towards him.  And, today, she’s gone back to…

The Lost Generation

4 April 2009 22:50

I always get it in the neck here when I quote Polly Toynbee. But maybe I will get away with…

Is the Left Waking From Its Slumber?

22 March 2009 8:42

A rather impassioned piece on unemployment from Polly Toynbee in yesterday’s Guardian made me realise that there are a number…