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The coalition’s tuition fees plan remains in chaos
By George Eaton - 19 April 12:13

70 per cent of universities now plan to charge £9,000 a year.

AV poll shows 16-point lead for the No campaign
By Samira Shackle - 19 April 9:58

Support for a Yes vote is collapsing, if a new <em>Guardian</em>/ICM survey is to be believed.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 April 8:57

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 18 April 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the book that will infuriate Cameron and Clegg.

Doctors told to keep up “momentum” on NHS reform
By Samira Shackle - 18 April 16:33

Department of Health writes to GPs telling them to press on with reforms, despite the government’s l

What Churchill really thought about first-past-the-post
By George Eaton - 18 April 14:07

The words that Cameron and John Reid ignored today.

Miliband, Cable and Johnson make the case for AV
By George Eaton - 18 April 12:52

"Special guest" Alan Johnson joins the charge against first-past-the-post.

Rafael Behr joins the New Statesman
By New Statesman - 18 April 11:35

The current chief leader writer of the <em>Observer</em> will join the <em>New Statesman</em> as chi

The heat is on in the battle over AV
By Samira Shackle - 18 April 10:25

Divisions within parties laid bare by unexpected alliances, while report finds that AV suits modern

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 April 8:56

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

The royal wedding: there’s no escape
By Sophie Elmhirst - 17 April 13:00

The best/worst of the press on the weekend Wills and Kate took over the media.

AV: the battle begins
By New Statesman - 17 April 11:54

Cameron, Clegg and Paddy Ashdown launch their attacks.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 April 10:46

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

Top five election moments
By Sophie Elmhirst - 16 April 12:39

One year on: what were your highlights of election 2010?

Clegg takes fight to the Tories
By New Statesman - 16 April 11:40

As local election campaigning kicks off, Nick Clegg will go on the attack.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 April 10:58

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

Pick of the week
By Staff blogger - 15 April 19:15

A selection of posts made on newstatesman.com this week.

The first TV leaders’ debate: one year on
By George Eaton - 15 April 18:38

How the debates changed British politics for ever.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 15 April 16:58

The five must-read blogs from today, including AV, the truth about tax and Larry Summers’s thoughts

Introducing New Statesman Jobs
By New Statesman - 15 April 15:06

For forward-thinking, intelligent and discerning professionals. That’s you.

Scotland won’t win the day for Yes to AV
By George Eaton - 15 April 13:18

Polls show that Scottish voters are also opposed to AV.

Is the BBC’s Today programme scared of Rupert Murdoch?
By Jason Cowley - 15 April 12:40

Curious silence over Hugh Grant’s scoop.

Comments of the week
By Staff blogger - 15 April 12:30

A selection of the best comments left on the site this week.

Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron: Gaddafi must go
By Samira Shackle - 15 April 10:16

In a joint op-ed piece, the leaders call for regime change in Libya – but risk alienating public opi

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 April 8:57

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

The Hugh Grant tapes
By New Statesman - 14 April 23:15

After the transcript, the recordings.

Labour’s revealing response to Cameron’s speech
By George Eaton - 14 April 19:04

The party chose to attack the Prime Minister’s immigration speech from the right, rather than the le

How do you solve a problem like the PCC?
By Richard Peppiatt - 14 April 18:55

If the press falls under statutory control, newspapers will have no one to blame but themselves.

The Obama they voted for
By Felicity Spector - 14 April 17:44

President’s fiscal plan comes down hard on the wealthy and unites the Democratic Party.

The Mexican media pledge
By Francisco Perez - 14 April 17:41

The sheer numbers of participants reveals an apparent consensus.

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