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In this week’s magazine | India’s worst nightmare
By New Statesman - 07 May 12:33

A first look inside this week’s New Statesman

The claim that the only divide that matters is between the rich and the poor ignores the unequal distribution of political power.
Of course there is a north-south divide – and of course it matters
By James Maxwell - 07 May 10:58

The claim that the only divide that matters is between the rich and the poor ignores the unequal distribution of political power. 

Home Secretary Theresa May. Photo: Getty
Theresa May's citizenship-stripping proposal is worse than medieval banishment
By Donald Campbell - 07 May 9:26

The Home Secretary should remember the US Supreme Court's description of making someone stateless: "a form of punishment more primitive than torture".

In Westminster, it is seats that count. And Miliband's party is still best-placed to win the most.
Why the odds still favour Labour with a year to go
By George Eaton - 07 May 8:40

In Westminster, it is seats that count. And Miliband's party is still best-placed to win the most. 

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 07 May 7:18

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. 

Screen-grab of Roger Helmer from YouTube
Meet Ukip's seal-hating, gay-baiting, victim-blaming Newark candidate, Roger Helmer
By Anoosh Chakelian - 06 May 17:41

He doesn't think homophobia exists, blames rape victims, and seems to be sexually confused about Earl Grey tea.

Contrary to popular opinion, top graduates do not all want to work in the city.
How to get the best and the brightest working in our public services
By Craig Thorley - 06 May 17:40

Contrary to popular opinion, top graduates do not all want to work in the city. 

Cable hits out at Osborne for seeking to turn UK into a "tax haven"
By George Eaton - 06 May 16:09

Business Secretary issues coded criticisim as Pfizer eyes UK tax advantages over AstraZeneca takeover. 

Rather than preparing for another hung parliament, Labour is focused on "crushing" Clegg's party.
Labour's bombardment of the Lib Dems shows it is going all out for a majority
By George Eaton - 06 May 15:27

Rather than preparing for another hung parliament, Labour is focused on "crushing" Clegg's party. 

All parties should take a step back and appreciate the significant differences between these communities.
As ethnic minorities grow, politicians need a less crude approach to attracting them
By Rishi Sunak - 06 May 12:44

All parties should take a step back and appreciate the significant differences between these communities.

Mayor concedes "sometimes I don't go in" after being challenged by Ken Livingstone on his LBC phone-in show.
Boris admits working from home after denouncing it as a "skivers' paradise"
By George Eaton - 06 May 11:26

Mayor concedes "sometimes I don't go in" after being challenged by Ken Livingstone on his LBC phone-in show. 

The party is behind Ukip and the Greens among those who will vote for the first time in 2015. But 59 per cent won't vote at all.
Who will win the first-time vote in 2015?
By George Eaton - 06 May 8:35

Labour has a 16-point lead over the Tories, with the Lib Dems in fifth place behind Ukip and the Greens. 

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 06 May 7:19

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.

The PM has allowed them to boost profits at the expense of the consumer.
Cameron has let the energy companies pocket his £50 bill cut
By Tom Greatrex - 05 May 11:24

By failing to ensure companies pass on the full reduction, the PM has allowed them to boost profits at the expense of the consumer.

Labour leader denounces PM for acting as a "cheerleader" for the Pfizer-Astrazeneca deal and calls for a new public interest test.
Miliband challenges Cameron's hands-off approach on foreign takeovers
By George Eaton - 04 May 10:41

Labour leader denounces PM for acting as a "cheerleader" for the Pfizer-AstraZeneca deal and calls for a new public interest test.

Our research demonstrates that people aren’t ready for such significant upheaval.
I fear that Universal Credit will leave tenants struggling
By David Orr - 02 May 17:01

Our research demonstrates that people aren’t ready for such significant upheaval.

On this week's New Statesman podcast: Episode Forty-Four
By New Statesman - 02 May 15:53

Labour's plans for the rental housing market, the "Arabisation" of Islam, and video games in the New Mexico desert.

The shadow business secretary won't shy away from association with the New Labour godfather.
Why Chuka Umunna is "intensely relaxed" about being compared to Peter Mandelson
By George Eaton - 02 May 15:15

The shadow business secretary admires the New Labour godfather as a champion of industrial activism. 

Education Secretary says in response to presenter's use of the N-word: "He's been clear in his apology and I think we should leave matter there".
Gove says Clarkson should not be sacked for using the N-word
By George Eaton - 02 May 10:11

Education Secretary says "He's been clear in his apology and I think we should leave matter there".

Whenever faced with a choice between caution and boldness, Miliband has opted for boldness.
Labour's radicals are winning the policy battle
By George Eaton - 02 May 9:15

The party's rents policy shows that those wanting to expand, not "shrink", the offer are leading the way.

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 02 May 7:28

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. 

Backing tech, thinking global and reducing the tax burden for entrepreneurs will make Britain an economic world-beater once more.
How to build an innovation economy
By George Freeman - 01 May 16:41

Backing tech, thinking global and reducing the tax burden for entrepreneurs will make Britain an economic world-beater once more.

There are 37 Labour target seats in which the number of privately-renting swing voters exceeds the ruling party's majority.
How private renters could swing the election for Labour
By George Eaton - 01 May 15:04

There are 37 Labour target seats in which the number of privately-renting swing voters exceeds the ruling party's majority. 

The lack of supply is the principal cause of unaffordable rents and house prices.
Labour will get Britain building to tackle high rents
By Hilary Benn - 01 May 14:05

The lack of supply is the principal cause of unaffordable rents and house prices. 

"We will tackle the cost-of-living crisis by putting a ceiling on excessive rent rises."
Ed Miliband's speech on Generation Rent: full text
By New Statesman - 01 May 12:14

"We will tackle the cost-of-living crisis by putting a ceiling on excessive rent rises."

The Chancellor remains an unashamed neo-conservative and a champion of military intervention.
Osborne would be the most hawkish foreign secretary in modern times
By George Eaton - 01 May 9:47

The Chancellor remains an unashamed neo-conservative and a champion of military intervention. 

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 01 May 7:29

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. 

he Labour leader has offered relief to the millions who will never be able to afford to buy.
Miliband's pledge to cap rent rises is smart politics
By George Eaton - 30 April 22:00

The Labour leader has offered relief to the millions who can't afford to buy and who long for security.

"The best government is a smart, effective government that plays its full part".
Chuka Umunna's speech on "owning the future": full text
By New Statesman - 30 April 20:00

"The best government is a smart, effective government that plays its full part".

Almost three in 10 of all those on the contracts are looking to work more hours.
The flaws of zero-hours contracts are becoming clearer
By Laura Gardiner - 30 April 17:19

Almost three in 10 of all those on the contracts are looking to work more hours.

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