By Peter Wilby - 07 February

As I understand the government’s approach to childcare, outlined by the early years minister, Elizabeth Truss, it’s fine for one person to look after six babies and toddlers, provided that person

Robert Halfon, the Conservative MP for Harlow.
By New Statesman - 06 February

Rarely in recent history has the Conservatives’ self-image as the natural party of government seemed less appropriate.

Robert Halfon, the Conservative MP for Harlow.
By New Statesman - 06 February

Rarely in recent history has the Conservatives’ self-image as the natural party of government seemed less appropriate.

By Rafael Behr - 06 February

Tory MPs know that repetitive disloyalty and conspicuous party division hasten electoral defeat. Yet they cannot line up obediently behind David Cameron.

By Rafael Behr - 06 February

Tory MPs know that repetitive disloyalty and conspicuous party division hasten electoral defeat. Yet they cannot line up obediently behind David Cameron.

By New Statesman - 31 January

The idea of Scottish independence is an ancient one – fought for on the battlefield of Bannockburn seven centuries ago and cherished by many ever since.

By New Statesman - 31 January

The idea of Scottish independence is an ancient one – fought for on the battlefield of Bannockburn seven centuries ago and cherished by many ever since.

By New Statesman - 31 January

On 28 January, French and Malian troops liberated Timbuktu, bringing to an end a nine-month occupation of the Malian city by the Tuareg secessionist National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad

By New Statesman - 31 January

On 28 January, French and Malian troops liberated Timbuktu, bringing to an end a nine-month occupation of the Malian city by the Tuareg secessionist National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad

By Rafael Behr - 31 January

There is a reliable way to tell if David Cameron is rattled.

By Rafael Behr - 31 January

There is a reliable way to tell if David Cameron is rattled.

By new-statesman - 31 January

Perhaps no global leader inspires greater adulation and loathing than Hugo Chávez.

By new-statesman - 31 January

Perhaps no global leader inspires greater adulation and loathing than Hugo Chávez.

By new-statesman - 31 January

In November last year, President Obama said, after a screening of Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln: “Part of what Lincoln teaches us is that to pursue the highest ideals and a deeply

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