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Advice to a deputy prime minister
By David Mills - 12 April 12:31

Five steps to help Nick Clegg rescue his political career.

Nick Clegg’s tuition fees headache gets bigger
By George Eaton - 12 April 11:43

The University of Sheffield joins the £9,000 club.

“If Ricky Gervais was gay . . .” Really?
By Samira Shackle - 12 April 11:20

<em>Daily Star Sunday</em> columnist Joe Mott has a particularly tasteless take on the comedian’s we

Côte d’Ivoire: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 12 April 10:03

Laurent Gbagbo is finally forced from power, four months after losing the election.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 April 8:51

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

Tim Robbins: That battered old courtesan of a press
By Duncan Robinson - 11 April 19:43

The Oscar-nominated actor bemoans journalism’s current state in this week's <em>New Statesman</em>.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 April 17:14

The five must-read blogs from today, including the next Lib Dem leader and the latest “celebrity” ba

Scottish Lib Dem leader: Clegg makes me “grimace”
By George Eaton - 11 April 16:12

Tavish Scott attempts to distance himself from Nick Clegg ahead of the May elections.

Video: Julian Assange, New Statesman/Frontline Club debate
By New Statesman - 11 April 14:37

Speaking for the proposition: “This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place.”

Video: Douglas Murray, New Statesman/Frontline Club debate
By New Statesman - 11 April 14:25

Speaking against the proposition: “This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place.”

Osborne aims to scrap the 50p rate by 2013
By George Eaton - 11 April 13:03

Chancellor pencils in 2013 as the earliest possible opportunity to remove the top rate.

Obama must change policy on Bradley Manning
By Sophie Elmhirst - 11 April 12:34

Pressure builds as 250 US scholars question whether the president’s conduct “meets fundamental stand

Julian Assange debate: in pictures
By New Statesman - 11 April 11:51

Photographs from Saturday’s Frontline Club/<em>New Statesman</em> debate with WikiLeaks’s Julian Ass

Clegg’s adviser threatens resignation over health reform
By Samira Shackle - 11 April 10:12

Norman Lamb has demanded changes to the Health Bill. What is the significance of his intervention?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 April 8:53

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

This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place: Part II
By Staff blogger - 10 April 17:28

Pictures, audio and reaction from the second half of Saturday’s Frontline Club <em>New Statesman</em

“If we had a full-blown Tory government, we’d all be crying regularly . . .”
By Staff blogger - 10 April 12:16

How the columnists reacted to the <em>New Statesman</em>’s interview with the Deputy Prime Minister.

This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place: Part I
By Staff blogger - 10 April 11:34

Pictures, audio and reaction from the first half of Saturday’s Frontline Club/<em>New Statesman</em>

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 April 10:25

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

Julian Assange debate – live blog
By George Eaton and Samira Shackle - 09 April 17:42

Minute-by-minute coverage of the <em>New Statesman</em>/Frontline Club debate on whistleblowing.

How austerity and the financial sector broke Portugal
By Benjamin Fox - 09 April 12:11

It did everything the fiscal hawks wanted – and still had to ask for a bailout.

Morning call: the pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 April 10:20

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

“A child is supposed to love learning”
By Liam McLaughlin - 08 April 17:26

Katharine Birbalsingh made her name when she wowed the Conservative Party conference last October. H

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 April 17:18

The five must-read blogs from today, on phone-hacking, electoral reform and Andrew Lansley.

News International apologises for phone-hacking
By George Eaton - 08 April 16:41

<em>News of the World</em> owner admits liability for a number of cases and agrees to set up a compe

How radical will the coalition be on banking reform?
By George Eaton - 08 April 16:07

Vince Cable wants to see “fundamental surgery”, but will Osborne give way?

“It was about the potential slaughter of citizens”
By Ryan Gallagher - 08 April 15:32

Katharine Gun discusses her arrest in 2003 for leaking US plans to illegally bug countries opposed t

Comments of the week
By Staff blogger - 08 April 12:24

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

Labour, not the Tories, would now suffer under AV
By George Eaton - 08 April 10:46

A new poll shows that the party would win 13 fewer seats under the Alternative Vote.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 April 9:00

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

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