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"He’s floating so high on his self-appointed sanctity": watch Glenda Jackson lay in to Iain Duncan Smith
By Anoosh Chakelian - 01 July 13:22

Watch the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, Glenda Jackson, make a speech in the Commons shredding the Work and Pensions Secretary to smithereens.

Private sector job creation in London versus the rest of the UK: confusion over the facts
Sorting fact from fiction: jobs in London vs. rest of UK
By Lucy Fisher - 01 July 13:18

Labour is claiming today that 8 out of 10 new private sector jobs created since 2010 have been in London; the Tories say 3 out of 4 of them have been created outside the capital. Which is it?

Nick Clegg's party could lose 17 seats to Labour.
Ashcroft polls: Lib Dems could lose 17 seats to Labour
By Lucy Fisher - 01 July 11:54

The latest polling by Lord Ashcroft offers a snapshot of the wipe out facing Lib Dems in battleground seats against Labour.

Andrew Adonis. Photo: Getty
Labour plans to boost English cities: the battle for the regions begins
By Anoosh Chakelian - 01 July 8:21

Ed Miliband has accepted recommendations in a report by Andrew Adonis for invigorating business in English cities and fighting “chronic regional imbalances” in economic growth.

The Labour leader routed the PM in the Commons as he derided "a masterclass in how to alienate your allies".
Miliband makes hay of Cameron's "utter humiliation" over Europe
By George Eaton - 30 June 17:17

The Labour leader routed the PM in the Commons as he derided "a masterclass in how to alienate your allies".

Announcing the New Statesman SPERI Prize for Political Economy
By New Statesman - 30 June 16:13

A new prize, to be awarded biennially by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute and the New Statesman, for original and critical writing in political economy.

Are more women to join the green benches of the House of Commons after next year's general election?
Two thirds of parliamentary candidates in party-held seats are women
By Lucy Fisher - 30 June 15:28

Given that only 23 per cent of MPs are women at present, the high number of female parliamentary candidates selected for party-incumbent seats is a small, but important triumph.

David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions last Wednesday.
Mumsnet petitions to overhaul PMQs
By Lucy Fisher - 30 June 12:42

More than 46,000 signatures and counting.

Chancellor George Osborne
Merging income tax and NIC: the Chancellor's calculations
By Lucy Fisher - 30 June 11:07

The proposed plan could increase pressure for tax cuts and undermine the contributory principle.

Shadow chancellor commits Labour to retaining "the most competitive corporation tax rate in the G7".
Balls seeks to reassure business by pledging to maintain low rate of corporation tax
By George Eaton - 29 June 23:00

Shadow chancellor commits Labour to retaining "the most competitive corporation tax rate in the G7".

The Labour leader will now need to go even further to meet demands for a "radical offer".
Cruddas's attack has raised the bar for Miliband
By George Eaton - 29 June 12:13

The Labour leader will now need to go even further to meet demands for a "radical offer".

The 12 policies the party needs for a popular and a radical manifesto.
Labour's timid approach isn't working - it needs to think bigger
By Andrew Harrop - 28 June 12:06

The 12 policies the party needs for a popular and a radical manifesto.

We need a European energy union capable of negotiating collectively over price and acting as a strategic sponsor.
Without a stronger response, Russia will win the Great Game of European politics
By David Clark - 27 June 17:41

We need a European energy union capable of negotiating collectively over price and acting as a strategic sponsor.

Britain looks closer to the EU exit than ever - an outcome the PM never wanted.
Cameron's failure to block Juncker isn't a glorious defeat
By George Eaton - 27 June 16:58

Britain looks closer to the EU exit than ever - an outcome the PM never wanted.

Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: Getty
EU leaders nominate Jean-Claude Juncker to be the next European Commission president
By New Statesman - 27 June 15:45

David Cameron's bid to block the so-called arch-federalist from getting the job fails.

The shadow London minister has several key advantages over his rivals.
Sadiq Khan tops new Labour London mayoral poll - why he's the man to beat
By George Eaton - 27 June 14:32

The shadow London minister has several key advantages over his rivals.

Burnham’s plan shows the party grappling with the kind of real world problems it would face in office.
Social care reform will be a big vote winner for Labour
By Kevin Meagher - 27 June 13:28

Burnham’s plan shows the party grappling with the kind of real world problems it would face in office. 

The party needs the Tories to move ahead of Labour to encourage Scots to back independence.
The SNP is praying for a Tory poll surge
By George Eaton - 27 June 11:24

The party needs the Tories to move ahead of Labour to encourage Scots to back independence. 

UK border control.
Race and immigration the most important issue, say voters
By Lucy Fisher - 27 June 9:21

A new poll reveals that race and immigration is now seen as a more significant challenge than the economy.

On this week's New Statesman Podcast: Episode Fifty-One
By New Statesman - 26 June 19:28

Problems for Tories, Glassholes and the First World War.

The party rejects women's minister Nicky Morgan's suggestion that "no option is off the table".
Tories "categorically" rule out all-women shortlists
By George Eaton - 26 June 17:57

The party rejects women's minister Nicky Morgan's suggestion that "no option is off the table".

Rebekah and Charlie Brooks leaving the High Court, 2012. Photo: Getty
Rebekah Brooks' statement on trial
By New Statesman - 26 June 17:47

Former NOTW editor speaks out.

It's a myth that Britain is sleepwalking towards Brexit
By Tim Wigmore - 26 June 15:47

With the young most in favour of EU membership, euroscepticism faces death by demographics.

An audience member uses a smartphone during a political event. Photo: Getty
My year as Benedict Brogan’s “little slave”
By Tim Wigmore - 26 June 12:01

Now that Benedict Brogan has departed the Telegraph, Tim Wigmore – who used to help write his Morning Briefing email – remembers how it used to come together.

After the Chancellor boasted that inequality had fallen, welfare cuts mean it is rising again.
Inequality is on the up again - Osborne's boast is over
By George Eaton - 26 June 11:55

After the Chancellor boasted that inequality had fallen, welfare cuts mean it is rising again. 

Queen Elizabeth met with SNP leader Alex Salmond in Holyrood House in Edinburgh last year
The SNP can't duck the monarchy debate forever
By James Maxwell - 25 June 16:50

The calls for a Scottish republic will grow measurably louder following a Yes vote.

Minister Without Portfolio Kenneth Clarke
Ken Clarke’s spectacularly unhelpful interview
By Lucy Fisher - 25 June 14:54

The Minister Without Portfolio took a swipe at the Prime Minister.

"It’s not about Andy, or Ed, or Yvette," Labour's policy review head tells the New Statesman.
Exclusive: Jon Cruddas calls for end to Labour leadership "Top Trumps"
By George Eaton - 25 June 14:37

"It’s not about Andy, or Ed, or Yvette," Labour's policy review head tells the New Statesman.

In this week’s New Statesman | First World War special
By New Statesman - 25 June 14:37

A first look at this week’s magazine.

The media inquiry and Miliband's pose with the Sun gifted victory to the PM.
PMQs review: the shield of Leveson saves Cameron
By George Eaton - 25 June 13:32

The media inquiry and Miliband's pose with the Sun gifted victory to the PM.

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