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Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 November 7:50

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

The battle for growth
By Tony Dolphin - 13 November 11:18

Slower growth in 2011 is not due to the eurozone crisis; slower growth in 2012 will be.

Who owns the Scottish independence referendum?
By James Maxwell - 13 November 11:08

Only one party has a mandate to hold a vote, and it's not the Conservatives.

Family matters
By Rowenna Davis - 13 November 10:52

Labour is divided over how to address family issues - Ed Miliband needs to work out his strategy, fa

Silvio Berlusconi resigns
By New Statesman - 13 November 10:26

Italy's controversial prime minister is best remembered in his own words

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 November 9:37

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

Alternatives to austerity
By James Meadway - 12 November 12:59

The inevitable "structural reforms" Italy faces won't drag the eurozone's third-largest economy out

Why nobody wants to admit they're part of the 1 per cent
By sarah castell - 12 November 9:47

A culture of secrecy over executive pay is holding back attempts to tackle inequality.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 November 9:40

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

Friday caption competition
By Staff blogger - 11 November 17:36

George and Christine.

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 November 16:24

The five must-read posts from today, including why James Murdoch might have strategically chosen ign

James Murdoch hearing: the movie
By Samira Shackle - 11 November 15:42

An animated version of the News International chairman being grilled by MPs.

Poppies: Britain's star-spangled banner
By Yo Zushi - 11 November 14:05

Just as the American right fears flag-burners, conservatives in Britain turn their backs on democrac

The wrong questions are being asked about banking reform
By Michael Meacher - 11 November 11:42

How the Vickers Commission fluffed its lines.

Britain's most important relationship is now with Germany
By Rafael Behr - 11 November 10:59

David Cameron should have paid more attention to European diplomacy and been nicer to Angela Merkel

Murdoch's second hearing: the front pages
By Alice Gribbin - 11 November 10:28

James Murdoch refused to rule out closing the Sun upon further hacking revelations. Here's how the p

Turkey earthquake: police fire tear gas at protesters
By Alice Gribbin - 11 November 9:28

Riot police used tear gas and batons against locals frustrated with the earthquake relief efforts.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 November 8:01

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

Ed Miliband might have read too much into phone-hacking
By Rafael Behr - 10 November 17:59

The Labour leader's stance against the Murdochs was a turning point of sorts, but it didn't change t

Political sketch: No respect for the Murdoch family
By Peter McHugh - 10 November 16:03

James Murdoch's second stint in front of the Culture committee.

Christopher Hitchens night: a review
By George Eaton - 10 November 15:11

Stephen Fry, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie, Sean Penn and others unite to celebrate Hitchens.

In this week's New Statesman: The NHS 1948-2011, so what comes next?
By Alice Gribbin - 10 November 15:08

Helen Lewis-Hasteley on sexism online | Mehdi Hasan on nuclear Iran | Andy Burnham on NHS and the ma

James Murdoch hearing - live-blog
By Samira Shackle - 10 November 10:53

Instant coverage and analysis as the MPs question the News International chairman about phone-hackin

Turkey earthquake footage
By Alice Gribbin - 10 November 8:43

Second powerful earthquake in less than a month has struck eastern Turkey, killing at least seven pe

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 November 7:56

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

PMQs Sketch: May, they're behind you!
By Peter McHugh - 09 November 17:00

It's not Labour who are furious at May, it's those in her own party.

Royal College of GPs chair attacks NHS reforms
By Alice Gribbin - 09 November 16:25

Clare Gerada tells the <em>New Statesman</em>: "This reform is so large you can see it from outer sp

New Statesman cover | 14 November 2011
By Staff blogger - 09 November 16:13

A sneak preview of tomorrow's front cover.

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 November 16:08

The five must-read posts from today, including the time Theresa May told a minister: "don't blame yo

Berlusconi gaffes: our top ten
By Mike Bonnet and Mark Jenner - 09 November 15:15

A collection of quotes that make you wonder how the Italian premier survived so long.

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