DANNY DORLING: The crises which have engulfed this government should not blind us to the fact that the Conservatives are supremely successful at what they do best.
SARAH LYALL AND MATTHEW RYDER: With rightwing populism on the rise, a sense of collective identity is more important than ever. Social integration should be a core concern for policymakers.
Women of Westminster by Rachel Reeves MP tells the tale of some of the 491 female politicians who have been elected to parliament since women were first eligible to stand in 1918. Kate Murray reviews the book.
CLAIRE AINSLEY: To combat declining public support for social security, our system must be designed in a way that recognises that we all have a stake in its future.
SARAH OWEN: Lives are being damaged by the rollout of universal credit and many of those worst hit are struggling in low-paid work.
STEVEN LONGDEN: Proposals to abolish privately funded schools are being actively resisted by the Labour party.