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Women's suffrage: 118 years on
By Alice Gribbin - 26 September 21:08

From 2015, Saudi women will be given the right to vote in municipal elections. How much further has

The Scottish Conservative leadership race: the contenders
By James Maxwell - 26 September 18:22

The next leader of the Scottish Conservatives will have to embrace the new nationalist consensus

Glasman sticks up for Blue Labour
By Sophie Elmhirst - 26 September 17:18

The Labour peer continues to promote his particular brand of anti-managerial politics.

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the results of a new marginals poll.

Balls pulls it off
By George Eaton - 26 September 14:40

He had the spirit and confidence of a man who knows he is winning the argument.

Ed Balls's Labour conference speech - live blog
By George Eaton - 26 September 12:53

Minute-by-minute coverage of the shadow chancellor's speech to the Labour conference.

David Miliband rules out early shadow cabinet return
By George Eaton - 26 September 12:38

Former foreign secretary insists: "I made the right decision last year."

Balls's new strategy is a political masterstroke
By George Eaton - 26 September 11:13

His commitment to long-term fiscal discipline strengthens the case for short-term stimulus.

Labour conference lookahead | Monday 26 September
By Samira Shackle - 26 September 9:34

The who, when and where of the Labour conference.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 26 September 8:57

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

Tessa Jowell: Labour's message is "just white noise"
By Samira Shackle - 25 September 14:09

In the country at large, "nobody is listening", says shadow Olympics minister.

Where next for Labour and immigration?
By Jack Dromey - 25 September 13:15

It is possible to address issues that drive hostility without demonising those who come to Britain.

Miliband would cut top tuition fees to £6,000
By Samira Shackle - 25 September 12:22

Labour pledges to reduce top university fees by scrapping cut to corporation tax.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 September 10:22

The ten must read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Labour's "economic credibility" problem
By Samira Shackle - 24 September 11:46

Everyone agrees that the party needs to spell out a clear alternative to the coalition's cuts -- so

What do Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia have in common?
By David Mepham - 24 September 11:05

The UK downplays their human rights abuses -- as always, when the countries in question are strategi

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 September 10:10

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 23 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including how to respond to "pro-NHS" coalition MPs.

Legalising same-sex marriages is conservative, not liberal
By Ryan Shorthouse - 23 September 16:04

It's time for the Conservatives to say the decision to legalise same-sex marriage is motivated by co

Malawi: a quiet revolution?
By Sella Oneko - 23 September 15:39

There is a subtle and yet very pronounced move towards political reform.

Bill Gates backs Robin Hood Tax
By George Eaton - 23 September 13:44

Microsoft founder backs tax which could raise $48bn a year for aid and development.

The Tory right declares war on Whitehall
By Rafael Behr - 23 September 12:38

A new report argues that the civil service is blocking radical public service reform.

20 under 40: meet parliament's rising stars
By New Statesman - 23 September 11:27

We've selected 20 of the brightest MPs in parliament
- and they are all under the age of 40.

Rick Perry stumbles on Pakistan question
By George Eaton - 23 September 10:24

Republican frontrunner struggles to answer question on Pakistan and nuclear weapons.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 September 8:53

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

Miliband must name this new, insecure era
By Rafael Behr - 22 September 18:18

New analysis suggests British society is prepared for a substantial shift in political orientation.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 September 16:56

The five must-read blogs from today, including why fixed-term parliaments could mean the end of the

Policing is too important for politicians to play with
By Paul McKeever - 22 September 16:29

We face grave circumstances, says the chairman of the Police Federation.

What Ed Miliband's conference speech should say
By Patrick Diamond and Michael Kenny - 22 September 13:37

Without a guiding ideological thread anchored in social democracy, Labour risks political irrelevanc

In this week's New Statesman: The 50 people who matter
By George Eaton - 22 September 12:59

The world's most influential people | Ed Miliband interview | John Pilger on Westfield | Oliver Kamm

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