Show Hide image 24 December 2012 Merry Christmas from the New Statesman web team We'll be back in action on 27 December. The New Statesman web team is taking a short break for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We will be back updating the site again from 27 December. We wish all our readers a very happy Christmas! (Work it Boris, go on.) By Caroline Crampton Caroline Crampton is web editor of the New Statesman.