Politics 31 December 2009 Back in 2010 The Staggers returns on 4 January Print HTML OK, that's it for the year. We'll leave you with five posts from the past week, wish you a Happy New Year and catch up again on Monday. So, five posts worth revisiting: 1. Comedy cowards Why don't satirists go for religion today? 2. Is Cameron trying to buy the election? Labour should check the figures before it adopts this line 3. The return of the shah, sans jewels Martyr-making and arrests in Iran only create more problems for Khamenei 4. Why political blogging belongs to the insurgent 2010 and the rise of the left-wing blogosphere 5. Will Brown face one last rebellion? Rebels explore the "Aznar option" Follow the New Statesman team on Twitter › Web Only: the best of the blogs Subscribe More Related articles Metro mayors can help Labour return to government How the Brexit referendum has infantilised British politics Vote Leave have won two referendums. Can they win a third?