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The Chancellor has shifted his focus from an absolute surplus to a current surplus.
How Osborne watered down his deficit reduction vote
By George Eaton - 28 November 16:52

The Chancellor has shifted his focus from an absolute surplus to a current surplus. 

We should welcome devolution to Scotland, but let’s not leave London behind
By David Lammy - 28 November 15:55

Radical devolution means new powers for cities, regions and local communities around the country.

A new politics? How the old political consensus is melting away
By Paul Hilder - 28 November 15:24

Over the coming months and years, this new politics will shake the British establishment to its foundations. It has many faces but a common origin: the growing consensus that the status quo is broken.

Conservatives are pushing for stronger laws to face the threat from Islamic State
By Grant Shapps - 28 November 14:38

How the Communications Data Bill is intended to tackle Islamic State.

Why cracking down on "benefits tourism" won't get David Cameron very far
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 November 12:34

Central to the Prime Minister's plan to "toughen" his stance on immigration is to curb welfare to migrants. But "benefits tourism" is a myth.

By avoiding impossible demands on immigration, the PM put keeping Britain in the EU ahead of appeasing the Tory right.
Cameron's speech was a reaffirmation of faith in EU membership
By George Eaton - 28 November 12:14

By avoiding impossible demands on immigration, the PM put keeping Britain in the EU ahead of appeasing the Tory right. 

Will the next UN Secretary General be a woman?
By David Clark - 28 November 11:18

Buggin's turn principle.

What are EU migrants entitled to in terms of benefits and housing, and when?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 November 9:35

David Cameron wants to delay benefits to EU migrants for four years, Labour for two years. What are they currently entitled to, when, and how much do they claim?

A "game-changing" policy? David Cameron plans for EU migrants to wait four years for benefits
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 November 8:17

In his long-awaited speech on immigration, the Prime Minister will set out benefit restrictions for European migrants, but this is not exactly "game-changing".

This is the open letter Cameron should write on immigration
By Eric Kaufmann - 28 November 8:00

Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, pens a letter to the White British majority.

On this week’s New Statesman podcast: Episode Sixty-Nine
By New Statesman - 27 November 18:05

Ed Miliband on the attack, data and the fight against terrorism, and charity status for private schools.

The ruling against the former chief whip and David Mellor's snobbish attack on a taxi driver have confirmed the Tories' image as "the party of the rich".
Andrew Mitchell's defeat over plebgate caps a terrible week for the Tories' reputation
By George Eaton - 27 November 17:31

The ruling against the former chief whip and David Mellor's snobbish attack on a taxi driver have confirmed the Tories' image as "the party of the rich". 

How much attention should we pay to daily polls?
By Harry Lambert - 27 November 16:40

The daily numbers are interesting, but the trend tells the story.

The frustrating reality of having Ukip represent the UK’s interests in Europe
By Keith Taylor - 27 November 15:51

I’m afraid to say we made the wrong choice as Ukip are beginning to prove time and time again their insignificance in Europe. 

Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell loses his libel trial, which rules he did say the words alleged
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 November 15:26

The judge has ruled that former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell did say the word "pleb", or something close to it, in his libel trial against the Sun's owners over the Plebgate scandal.

The PM, Labour, SNP and the BBC: the political muddle of Scottish devolution
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 November 14:29

The Smith Commission says Scotland should set its income tax: what is the politics behind this decision?

Ukip are five points behind the Tories in Thanet South with the Lib Dems just three points ahead of Labour in Sheffield Hallam.
Farage struggling and Clegg in danger of losing seat, Ashcroft poll shows
By George Eaton - 27 November 14:03

Ukip are five points behind the Tories in Thanet South with the Lib Dems just three points ahead of Labour in Sheffield Hallam. 

Truly radical policies: how the Greens are hammering Labour’s left
By Tim Wigmore - 27 November 12:49

The Green Party could stop Ed Miliband becoming Prime Minister.

Net migration to UK hits 260,000 - smashing David Cameron's promise to cut it to "tens of thousands"
By New Statesman - 27 November 10:13

The Office of National Statistics has announced that net migration to the UK was 260,000 in the year to June 2014.

The Smith Commission recommends devolving full income tax powers to Scotland
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 November 8:57

The Commission tasked with deciding which powers to devolve to Scotland's recommendations will make life tricky for Labour.

ComRes suggest Labour’s summer leads in the key marginals are intact
By Harry Lambert - 26 November 21:36

We can compare tonight’s poll with Ashcroft’s seat-by-seat polls of Tory-Labour marginals.

Unlike the Tories, we will confront the issue of a "two nation" education system.
Only Labour has the will to tackle the private-state education divide
By Jon Ashworth - 26 November 17:56

Unlike the Tories, we will confront the issue of a "two nation" education system. 

Shadow work and pensions secretary says Conservative MPs apologised to her over Duncan Smith's claim that she had not bothered to vote.
Rachel Reeves: Tory MPs apologised to me over "incredibly rude" Duncan Smith
By George Eaton - 26 November 15:20

Shadow work and pensions secretary says Conservative MPs apologised to her over Duncan Smith's claim that she had not bothered to vote. 

In this week’s New Statesman | Rise of the insurgents
By New Statesman - 26 November 14:45

A first look at this week’s magazine.

Scotland's new pro-independence newspaper deserves its place
By Douglas Beattie - 26 November 14:38

Avowedly pro-independence, The National hit the streets on Monday and sold out in a matter of hours.

There’s far more to be angry about in Tory Britain than a white van tweet
By Salman Shaheen - 26 November 14:31

In sacking Emily Thornberry, Miliband has once again pandered to the right and to the politics of reaction. It's time for an alternative party of the left.

What is Labour's plan for building a digital government?
By Chi Onwurah - 26 November 14:15

Innovation and democracy.

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