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France to lose AAA credit rating
By George Eaton - 13 January 16:02

Standard & Poor's set to downgrade France's credit rating at 8pm tonight.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 13 January 15:56

The five must-read blogs from today, including Mitt Romney's lies and David Cameron's child benefit

Labour, the West Ham United of politics
By Richard Morris - 13 January 15:47

The party that eschews the long ball.

Why we need a new understanding of "Islamism"
By Samira Shackle - 13 January 13:18

As Islamic political parties take power in the Middle East, outdated and static perceptions are unhe

Would Scotland be forced to join the euro?
By George Eaton - 13 January 11:53

Osborne uses the most devastating weapon in the No campaign's arsenal.

Cameron hints that child benefit cut could be eased
By Samira Shackle - 13 January 9:03

"We always said we would look at the steepness of the curve," says PM, as worries over the female vo

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 January 7:56

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

Why the boundary changes won't devastate Labour
By George Eaton - 12 January 17:42

Labour will still win more seats than the Tories on an equal share of the vote.

When is a Scottish Bank not a Scottish Bank?
By Rafael Behr - 12 January 16:44

In 2008, Alex Salmond hailed RBS as the pride of the "Celtic Lion" economy that he envisaged for an

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 January 16:10

The five must-read blogs from today, including a Miliband re-launch that might have worked.

In this week's New Statesman: The battle for Britain
By Alice Gribbin - 12 January 14:00

Race in the media special | Cameron v Salmond | Steve Hilton: A guru's diary | Stuart Maconie on Th

Can Labour ever win without Scotland?
By George Eaton - 12 January 13:18

History suggests that it would be difficult but not impossible for Labour to win.

Can men be feminists?
By Nicky Woolf - 12 January 11:20

Male supporters of women's rights risk looking like "white knights" riding to the rescue.

Victory for sick and disabled as Lords reject welfare reforms
By Samira Shackle - 12 January 9:31

Peers have voted against reducing support for cancer patients and young disabled people. Where next

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 January 8:03

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

Will the Lords come to the defence of the poor and disabled?
By George Eaton - 11 January 17:34

Coalition may be defeated on plan to remove support for 7,000 cancer patients after 12 months.

Exclusive report: Are the media racist?
By Alice Gribbin - 11 January 16:27

New Statesman survey shows ethnic minorities are still largely absent from opinion pages, senior roles and staff.

PMQs Sketch: Ed was right said Dave and Dave was right said Ed
By Peter McHugh - 11 January 16:23

The Alex effect that brought the two leaders together.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including David Cameron's Flashman tendency, and death in Tehra

New Statesman cover | 16 January
By Staff blogger - 11 January 15:41

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

Labour’s European dilemma
By Ben Fox - 11 January 15:23

Labour should make common cause with its sister parties and oppose EU austerity.

PMQs review: Miliband plays it safe
By George Eaton - 11 January 13:03

Labour leader avoided humiliation but should he have gone for a win?

The myth of Cameron's legal challenge to Salmond
By George Eaton - 11 January 11:51

Scottish Secretary Michael Moore says UK government would not challenge Salmond's referendum.

Why the Tories must shed their "party of the rich" image
By David Skelton - 11 January 10:48

For victory in the next election, the Conservatives must appeal to hard-pressed but aspirational vot

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 January 7:57

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

The SNP names its date
By George Eaton - 10 January 18:37

Scottish government announces intention to hold an independence referendum in autuman 2014.

Labour must not be defined by opposition to the cuts
By Adam Lent - 10 January 17:50

Miliband is right to ignore the 'stand and fight brigade' and shift his economic stance.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 January 16:09

The five must-read blogs from today, including Alex Salmond and George Osborne's battle for Scotland

Labour needs to be more radical on high pay and low pay
By Andrew Harrop - 10 January 15:39

Miliband should should promise to link the minimum wage to a new top pay index.

Miliband backs Cameron's Scottish intervention
By George Eaton - 10 January 13:31

Labour leader says he supports Cameron's call for an early referendum on independence.

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