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Why Ken Clarke's Justice Bill is fatally flawed
By Linda Lee - 22 June 14:00

Yesterday's bill will increase crime, cost taxpayers more and block access to civil justice.

A U-turn on "U-turn"
By Duncan Robinson - 22 June 13:36

The Foreign Office's own website accidentally labels World Service move a "massive U-turn".

Pakistan's tweeters take on the state
By Catriona Luke - 22 June 12:31

"Just spoke with ████ from the ISI. He tells me that ███&#

Cameron's hypocrisy on BBC cuts
By George Eaton - 22 June 11:48

BBC cuts are "delicious" for Cameron, except when they're in his constituency.

Prison sentencing u-turn: what the papers say
By Samira Shackle - 22 June 10:14

A round-up of reaction to the scrapping of Ken Clarke's plans to reduce prison sentences.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 June 8:55

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

The great Egyptian divide: bikinis or beards
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 21 June 17:46

Islamists and secularists vie for public opinion in the run up to September's elections.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 21 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including what Greece can learn from Argentina.

How to build the good society
By Robin Wilson and Jon Bloomfield - 21 June 15:25

A "good society" can only be achieved if there is an acceptance of the need to tame capitalism.

A worrying poll for Ken
By George Eaton - 21 June 13:45

Boris leads Ken by 48 per cent to 41 per cent in latest mayoral election poll.

Mandelson's third way on tuition fees
By George Eaton - 21 June 12:36

Mandelson says that Labour would have increased fees but would "never have trebled" them.

Are all these u-turns damaging David Cameron?
By Samira Shackle - 21 June 9:30

Today's polls show that the PM's personal approval ratings are dropping, and voters no longer see hi

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 June 8:56

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

Cameron: we'd be tougher without the Lib Dems
By George Eaton - 20 June 18:03

Cameron says the Tories would be tougher on immigration and welfare if they weren't in coalition.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Obama has got the Kremlin's vote for 2012.

The long-term problem for "generation rent"
By Vidhya Alakeson - 20 June 16:42

We need to stop relying on home-ownership as the only way to build wealth if we're to have an adequa

What geeks can learn from gays
By Mark Stevenson - 20 June 16:03

It's time for scientists to come out - and make a stand against woo-woo and waffle.

Assad wants to sound like he is listening -- but is he?
By Samira Shackle - 20 June 13:23

In his third speech since protests began, the Syrian president failed to offer a scheduled programme

Boris undermines Osborne's austerity argument
By George Eaton - 20 June 12:26

Mayor of London points out that "Greek austerity measures are making the economy worse".

Chris Huhne attacks "right wing ideologues" over green laws
By Samira Shackle - 20 June 10:06

The Energy Secretary's comments are part of the Liberal Democrat strategy to speak out more frequent

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 20 June 8:54

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

The passing of Brian Haw
By Jon Bernstein - 19 June 13:46

For nearly ten years he was a Westminster fixture.

Hilton, Osborne and the fight for Downing Street influence
By Jon Bernstein - 19 June 13:20

Are we seeing the rise of the realists?

Ed Miliband struggles to put rift stories behind him
By Jon Bernstein - 19 June 10:55

"Nonsense, nonsense, that's nonsense. It's nonsense."

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 June 9:17

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

Mass Gypsy eviction looms in Essex
By Ryan Gallagher - 18 June 21:03

Dale Farm residents warn of "ethnic cleansing".

Praise Ken Clarke could have done without
By Jon Bernstein - 18 June 12:22

Reminders of 1993 European rescue will prove unhelpful.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 June 9:35

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

Friday caption competition
By Staff blogger - 17 June 18:55

Ed Miliband's listening exercise.

Ed Balls balls up
By Duncan Robinson - 17 June 17:52

During an argument over Balls's rented constituency office, Balls suggests the landlord take up the

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