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Where Miliband leads, Cameron follows
By George Eaton - 15 August 13:39

Cameron echoes Miliband and links the riots to the banking crash, expenses and phone hacking.

The David Starkey rap
By Jon Bernstein - 15 August 11:23

The historian's infamous Newsnight appearance. Remixed.

Will Cameron get his man?
By George Eaton - 15 August 10:24

The PM wants "supercop" Bill Bratton to lead the Met but Theresa May is "adamantly" opposed.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 August 8:53

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

Multiculturalism and the riots of 2011
By Rupa Huq - 14 August 20:52

The topology of 1981 is no more.

The NewStatesman.com Top 10
By New Statesman - 14 August 13:05

Most read blogs and articles of the week.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 14 August 9:27

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

It was like Enoch Powell meets Alan Partridge
By Owen Jones - 13 August 14:47

I did my best to challenge David Starkey in the Newsnight studio last night.

Dave loves Twitter. Dave hates Twitter
By Jon Bernstein - 13 August 11:59

Compare and contrast.

We all own the violence
By Simon Reid-Henry - 13 August 11:17

This is a simple truth and it has been misdiagnosed all week.

David Cameron and co have picked the wrong fight
By Jon Bernstein - 13 August 10:38

The police have support. Cameron and Boris Johnson don't.

Yes, these rioters are thugs...
By Omar Shahid - 13 August 10:25

... but understanding why they are thugs is what matters now.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 13 August 8:50

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

Friday caption competition
By Staff blogger - 12 August 18:10

Boris on tour.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including what Tony Benn had to say about the 1981 riots.

Miliband gets it. Cameron doesn't
By George Eaton - 12 August 13:48

Unlike the PM, Miliband recognises the role inequality played in causing the riots.

Levi's pulls "riot" ad campaign
By Samira Shackle - 12 August 13:34

UK launch of advert showing rebellious youths clashing with riot police is postponed after recent ev

The riots: who's to blame?
By George Eaton - 12 August 10:08

Rap music, Tony Blair and Grand Theft Auto, according to some.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 August 8:54

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

British Muslims are an integral part of our communities
By Shelina Zahra Janmohamed - 11 August 18:17

Tariq Jahan's response to his son's death shows a dignity and respect that teaches us all an importa

Political sketch: sun-burnt consensus in the Commons
By Peter McHugh - 11 August 17:31

As Parliament reconvened for the day, politicians from both sides of the House vied to share each ot

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including whether the riots will derail the economic recovery.

In this week's New Statesman: The Coming Anarchy
By Alice Gribbin - 11 August 16:46

Mehdi Hasan, Laurie Penny and Ken Livingstone on the riots | Internet special: the web at 20.

Riots are no reason to surrender our rights
By Ellie Mae O'Hagan - 11 August 14:38

As the Met considers using rubber bullets and water cannon, we mustn't forget Britain's history of e

Want to support the police? Don't join this Facebook group
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 11 August 14:37

"Supporting the Met police against the London rioters" group founder appears to have very questionable views on race.

Osborne's statement on the economy - live blog
By George Eaton and Samira Shackle - 11 August 13:47

Minute-by-minute coverage of the Chancellor's statement to the Commons.

British society has always tended to bubble over into violence
By Leon Boardman - 11 August 13:43

Those who pin the blame for the riots on contemporary conditions alone are missing the point.

Cameron's statement on the riots - live blog
By George Eaton and Samira Shackle - 11 August 12:18

Minute-by-minute coverage of the Prime Minister's statement to the Commons.

Clegg's risky defence of police cuts
By George Eaton - 11 August 10:50

Deputy PM says cuts are being made "across-the-board". But health and foreign aid are protected.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 August 8:58

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

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