Science & Tech 6 March 2013 February 2013: most read on newstatesman.com What you've been reading in the last month. Print HTML February was a busy month on newstatesman.com - 1,069,815 of you viewed 3,127,627 pages over the course of the year's shortest month. Among the most popular pieces were: 1. Jemima Khan on Julian Assange: how the Wikileaks founder alienated his allies 2. Is Ukip a party of bigots? Let's look at the evidence by Alex Andreou 3. Hilary Mantel's precise, unkind words have been twisted into a "venomous" attack on Kate by Sarah Ditum 4. As the North of England's arts and culture is gutted, the London-centric press looks away by Holly Baxter 5. Don't be beguiled by Orwell: using plain and clear language is not always a moral virtue by Ed Smith › Crufts: Making dogs suffer for "beauty" Caroline Crampton is web editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Debunking Boris Johnson's claim that energy bills will be lower if we leave the EU The best Instagram accounts to follow if you love space Is Britain about to leave the European Union?