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Preview: Richard Dawkins interviews Christopher Hitchens
By George Eaton - 13 December 13:11

Exclusive extracts from the writer's final interview.

In this week's New Statesman: Christmas issue, guest-edited by Richard Dawkins
By Alice Gribbin - 13 December 11:17

In conversation with Christopher Hitchens | Carol Ann Duffy interview | Bill Gates | Philip Pullma

Is Clegg out of touch with his own voters on Europe?
By George Eaton - 13 December 9:17

Polls show that even Lib Dem voters are eurosceptic.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 December 7:56

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

Cameron's EU veto: "conspiracy or cock up?"
By Rafael Behr - 12 December 17:16

The PM is confident because his stance is popular. But some MPs are querying whether the whole thing

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including how a general election could happen.

"I agree with Nick." Why Ed brought it back
By Richard Morris - 12 December 13:14

The old pre-election refrain gets an airing.

The EU questions Salmond must answer
By George Eaton - 12 December 12:28

The SNP leader should come clean on the euro before lecturing others.

Richard Dawkins attacks David Cameron over faith schools
By New Statesman - 12 December 11:05

An open letter to the Prime Minister from the <em>New Statesman</em>'s guest editor.

News of the World may not have deleted Milly Dowler's voicemails
By Samira Shackle - 12 December 10:53

Embarrassment for the Guardian as new police evidence questions one of their central claims on phone

Danny Alexander struggles to repair Clegg's damage
By George Eaton - 12 December 9:26

His defence of the Lib Dems sounded less convincing than ever.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 December 7:48

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

The summit where everyone lost
By Benjamin Fox - 11 December 17:11

European leaders are claiming victory, but nothing has been resolved. And Britain is in the worst of

Continental drift
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 11 December 10:03

Cameron plays to the eurosceptic gallery, but where does this leave the coalition?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 December 8:56

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

Popular protest at dubious election results in Russia
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 10 December 14:17

The opposition to Putin is increasingly emboldened: the latest from Moscow.

The battle against privatisation
By Kate Belgrave - 10 December 11:03

Outsourcing of public services continues apace as austerity bites.

The politics of Christmas
By Nick Spencer - 10 December 10:11

It's the season to be jolly, but let's not forget the reality of injustice.

David Lammy’s lesson
By Jon Cruddas and Jonathan Rutherford - 10 December 9:31

The Tottenham MP has started the hard work of asking how Labour should respond to the crisis laid ba

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 December 8:48

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

Who are the EU rule-breakers?
By George Eaton - 09 December 18:05

Almost every eurozone member, including France and Germany, broke the deficit rules.

What would Beatrice Webb do? Essay winner announced
By Mark Jenner - 09 December 16:53

The New Statesman and Webb Memorial Trust award prize for the Poverty Index essay competition.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the UK is falling out of the EU.

The EU treaty is a disaster for the left
By Owen Jones - 09 December 15:43

Stop crowing about Cameron – this is just the latest attack on European democracy.

Video: Michael Portillo and Jacqui Smith go raving
By Samira Shackle - 09 December 12:52

Warning: contains disturbing images.

The UK in splendid isolation
By George Eaton - 09 December 12:49

Hungary signals willingness to take part in EU treaty leaving the UK on its own.

Strong winds hit Scotland: in pictures
By Alice Gribbin - 09 December 10:56

165mph hurricane-strength winds close schools and leave thousands without power.

Where does Clegg stand?
By George Eaton - 09 December 10:43

The leader of the most pro-European party has yet to comment on last night's deal.

The Eurosceptic prophecy fulfils itself
By Rafael Behr - 09 December 10:11

Cameron has traded influence in the European Union for a brief respite from rebellion in his party,

Cameron vetoes EU treaty: what does this decision mean?
By Samira Shackle - 09 December 9:35

The Prime Minister has taken a hard line in Europe in a political gamble that could leave Britain is

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