This week in the media, from Castro and the student rebels, hysteria over football coaches, and Ed Balls’s ballroom exit.
Despite everything, Nick Clegg’s party remains in reasonable spirits.
A horrible feeling has grown inside me: that the Conservatives will not only form the next government but get a small overall majority.
Woven into the very fabric of Westminster are assumptions about who the building – and, by extension, our democracy – is intended to serve. The lack of convenient disabled access and the shortage of ladies’ loos in the old palace are daily reminders that parliament wasn’t built with those groups in mind.
Britain's low productivity has become the fashionable malaise as far as our commentators are concerned. But the real problem is austerity.
In 1906, Bolton elected its first Labour MP.
Successive attempts by Labour and the Tories to update the service have done more bad than good. It's time to put the NHS in intensive care.
Although I’d heard this debate rumbling on in the background since the 7/7 bombings, I never really considered what its impact might be on young and impressionable minds.
David Cameron's "final offer" will achieve what he wants, and kill off the televised debates. That's bad news for Ed Miliband and the voters - and the Prime Minister might just regret it.
Zero hours contracts are widely used in the care sector, where women make up the majority of the workforce.
The former PM confirms last year's New Statesman story by giving £1,000 to each of the party's 106 target seat candidates.
Buy a friend or loved one a subscription to the New Statesman this Christmas, or treat yourself to weekly issues of high-quality and independent journalism.
Our Christmas subscriptions come with a complementary gift bundle worth £92. Browse our New Statesman subscription options here.