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Britain's wage crisis: what's the problem?
By Simon Wren-Lewis - 29 March 13:39

An essay by Simon Wren-Lewis, Professor of Economic Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University and a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford University, which appears in the latest collection from the Resolution Foundation.

Have Labour pulled ahead? It's complicated
By Stephen Bush - 29 March 11:32

The first post-debate poll has good news for Labour. But don't get too excited. 

Happy Mondays star Bez on the revolution, standing in Salford, and why he didn't join the Greens
By Ashley Cowburn - 29 March 9:29

The distinctive dancer and 2005 Celebrity Big Brother winner has joined the battle to become MP for Salford & Eccles. Does he have what it takes to become an MP?

Labour's anti-immigrant mug: the worst part is, it isn't a gaffe
By Stephen Bush - 28 March 18:03

The party is under fire for its latest round of mugs. But the problem is bigger than a bargain-basement bit of crockery.

Social democratic Scotland: a country that doesn't exist
By Tim Wigmore - 28 March 15:30

Attitudes north of the border are almost identical to attitudes in the rest of the UK

What we learned from David Cameron's profile in the Times
By Stephen Bush - 28 March 13:00

5 things we learned from the Prime Minister's sit-down with the Times

What's wrong with Britain's railways?
By Lilian Greenwood - 27 March 17:49

The coalition government have no plan for Britain's railways - the only way to change their future is to change the government.
 

It's time for women to take a lead in British politics
By June Eric-Udorie - 27 March 15:55

Women! British politics needs us.

Labour's electoral nightmare: The Tories threaten its dominance of the ethnic minority vote
By Tim Wigmore - 27 March 14:44

There could be more ethnic minority MPs from the Conservatives than Labour

Forget marketisation. The biggest threat to the NHS is lack of reform
By Cathy Corrie - 27 March 14:02

All our politicians accept that the NHS must change; and none of them are being straight with the voters about it.

What we learned from the Labour election campaign launch
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 March 13:28

The Labour party launched its campaign today: what did we find out?

The Labour leader reprised the positive message of his 2013 conference speech: "Britain can do better than this" as he launched his party's general election campaign.
Ed Miliband claims the mantle of hope and optimism
By George Eaton - 27 March 13:12

The Labour leader reprised the positive message of his 2013 conference speech: "Britain can do better than this" as he launched his party's general election campaign. 

Photo: Fred Dufour
“Get in a circle and say what you had for breakfast!”: what happened to me at an interview for a zero hours contract
By Ryan Ormonde - 27 March 11:22

Almost 700,000 people have a zero-hours contract for their main job, according to the Office for National Statistics. Ryan Ormonde shares his experience of an interview for a front-of-house role at a London theatre.

Want to make life better for Britain's renters? Here's how
By Laura Rodrigues - 27 March 11:03

It's time to end the great lettings agent swindle.

The presenters. Photo: BBC
Ed v David: The best quotes from last night's TV debates
By Stephanie Boland - 27 March 8:29

As Cameron and Miliband went not-quite-head-to-head, we spotted a few lines you might have missed that it's worth remembering.

How to fight Nigel Farage
By Will Scobie - 27 March 8:00

Forget immigration or the European Union: transport is the way to fight Nigel Farage

The Labour leader easily exceeded expectations and eroded the PM's advantage on leadership.
Punchy Miliband was the big winner against a flat Cameron
By George Eaton - 26 March 23:24

The Labour leader easily exceeded expectations and eroded the PM's advantage on leadership. 

So you're Prime Minister. That don't impress a me much. Photo:Getty.
5 things we learned from Miliband and Cameron's Q&A
By Stephen Bush - 26 March 23:00

What we learned from the debates: David Cameron erred in avoiding a head-to-head; Ed Miliband is the new Dirk Kuyt and Jeremy Paxman's still got it.

From the grubby attempt to oust the Speaker, to Afzal Amin and Grant Shapps, the Conservatives are in no state to address the country's problems.
The Tories' campaign is in chaos
By Jon Ashworth - 26 March 20:07

From the grubby attempt to oust the Speaker, to Afzal Amin and Grant Shapps, the Conservatives are in no state to address the country's problems. 

The New Statesman Podcast | Episode Eighty-Three
By New Statesman - 26 March 17:48

The highlights of the Coalition (warning: features Ed Miliband impressions).

Party like it's 1974: why a book about the Seventies is suddenly relevant again
By Stephen Bush - 26 March 16:48

Simon Hoggart and Alistair Michie's history of the Lib-Lab pact 1977-78 will feel eerily familiar to any student of the Coalition.

Vince Cable hits out at Home Office decision to deport government adviser
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 March 16:31

The Business Secretary calls the visa rules being applied to the expert academic on UK-China relations “damaging”.

The government's plans for pensions are a minefield - and even they admit it
By Rachel Reeves and Gregg McClymont - 26 March 15:37

The government has been asleep at the wheel. Labour will protect people’s hard-earned retirement savings from scams and fraudsters

"I will never stop fighting": watch Gordon Brown's valedictory speech
By New Statesman - 26 March 15:07

"When the strong help the weak it makes us all stronger."

I'm not sure if the SNP believe what they're saying. But you certainly shouldn't
By Nigel Dodds - 26 March 15:06

The SNP’s goal at Westminster is obvious. They aim to get out of England an answer they failed to get in Scotland.

Watch: the extraordinary speech that defeated the government's bid to oust the Speaker
By May2015 - 26 March 14:57

Charles Walker, Chair of the Procedure Committee, delivered the most memorable speech of an hour-long debate to oust Speaker Bercow.

Only the Greens will tackle Britain's housing crisis
By Natalie Bennett - 26 March 12:01

Whether its healthcare, education or housing, the establishment parties remain silent on the real reason for the crisis: neoliberalism.

Lib Dems unveil their first election poster - at 8.20am, in the rain
By Ashley Cowburn - 26 March 12:00

Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, launched the Liberal Democrat's first election poster this morning - it rained, and the crowd looked bored.

Plot foiled to unseat the Speaker – here's how John Bercow transformed parliament for the better
By Anoosh Chakelian - 26 March 7:53

Tory and Lib Dem MPs lost an attempt to vote through a change to Speaker election rules that would have been used to unseat Bercow.

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