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In this week’s New Statesman: Don’t let Cameron in

Don’t write off Labour | Neil Kinnock interview | Ten greatest political films.

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With just a week to go before Britain heads to the polls, this week's New Statesman warns that a split in the progressive vote could allow David Cameron in through the back door.

In the Politics column, Mehdi Hasan says that while Cleggmania has galvanised British politics, it would be a mistake to write off the Labour Party -- or Gordon Brown. Elsewhere, the YouGov president, Peter Kellner, explains why a hung parliament would be far better news for the Tories than for Labour.

Also look out for our inteview with Neil Kinnock. The former Labour leader reveals his biggest regret and what he thinks about the possibility of a Lib-Lab coalition.

Away from British politics, the philosopher Slavoj Žižek explores how the Icelandic volcano has reminded us of the permanent clash between man and nature. And don't miss our film special, in which we name the ten greatest political films.

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