Politics 24 December 2013 Merry Christmas from the New Statesman web team Thank you for reading - we're having a rest, and we hope you are too. Print HTML After a jam-packed year - the New Statesman's centenary - the NS web team is taking a break for the next two days. Service will be resumed on 27 December. On behalf of the team - Caroline, George, Ian, Sophie, Sean, Phil and all our bloggers - thank you for reading the website this year, and making it such a success. Over the sleepy interlude between 27 December and New Year, we'll be treating you to some of our best pieces from 2013. In the meantime: happy Christmas! › "Christmas Eve": a new poem by Carol Ann Duffy You'd better hope he doesn't take this back to Argos. Photo: Getty Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics. Subscribe More Related articles Peter Mandelson: I pray every day for an early election to end Labour's awful state Jeremy Corbyn to tell members: "Prepare for a 2017 general election" What will Labour's new awkward squad do next?