Joey Barton is keen to start talking politics. Rather than dismissing his views, politicians would do well to learn from his open approach.
Read Andy Burnham's speech to the Labour conference in full, on politics.co.uk.
A Tory backbencher looks back at the successes - and ultimate failure - of her bid to get a law passed through parliament.
Read shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper's speech to the 2011 Labour party conference in Liverpool here.
Ed Miliband, Labour party leader, defends his speech against anti-business jibes.
John Longworth, British Chambers of Commerce director general, questions Ed Miliband's language in describing Britain's businesses.
John Cridland, CBI director-general, warns Ed Miliband away from portraying businesses as "asset strippers".