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Blair refuses to distance himself from Murdoch
By George Eaton - 26 July 13:31

The former PM avoided any criticism of the Murdochs at a press conference in Australia.

Blow for Osborne as economy grows by just 0.2 per cent
By George Eaton - 26 July 10:47

The Chancellor hails "positive news" but he's missed his growth target again.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 26 July 8:51

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 25 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the Somalian famine is no natural disaster.

UK to reassess threat from far-right extremists
By Samira Shackle - 25 July 16:32

For too long, there has been a racial double-standard in the government's approach to terrorism.

A crucial 24 hours for Osborne
By George Eaton - 25 July 14:17

Osborne will have to defend a failing economic strategy and his meetings with Murdoch executives.

Lansley's attack on pensions reform
By George Eaton - 25 July 10:36

Leaked letter reveals Health Secretary's criticisms of "inappropriate" public sector pensions reform

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 July 8:55

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

Cable attacks "right-wing nutters" in the US
By George Eaton - 24 July 13:53

The Business Secretary hits out at those trying to block the raising of the US debt ceiling.

Miliband's phone hacking bounce continues
By George Eaton - 24 July 12:53

For the first time since September, the Labour leader has a higher approval rating than Cameron.

The pressure mounts on George Osborne
By George Eaton - 24 July 11:19

New growth figures are expected to show that the economy has ground to a halt.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 July 9:52

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

Coulson's troubles grow
By George Eaton - 23 July 13:08

A new criminal investigation is launched into whether Coulson committed perjury at the Sheridan tria

“The Invisible Big Kahuna”
By Andrew Zak Williams - 23 July 11:51

Andrew Zak Williams discusses this week’s New Statesman article in which prominent atheists told him

Norway's deadliest tragedy
By George Eaton - 23 July 10:58

Death toll rises to 91 as police discover more victims of Norwegian gunman.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 July 9:51

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

Greek bailout sets Europe on collision course with Tories
By Rafael Behr - 22 July 18:31

There's an aspect of the eurozone crisis that has yet to register with the British public.

Norwegian chaos
By Tess Riley - 22 July 17:58

Seven confirmed dead in a massive explosion in Norway’s capital. Shootings just outside Oslo also re

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 July 16:53

The five must-read blogs from today, on sluggish growth, Obama's concessions, and further questions

Tom Watson asks police to investigate James Murdoch
By Samira Shackle - 22 July 12:52

Accusation "could mean he is facing investigation for perverting the course of justice", says Labour

Somalia famine: in photos
By Samira Shackle - 22 July 11:00

A famine has been declared in two regions of Somalia, with 3.7 million people in need of urgent huma

James Murdoch accused of misleading parliament
By Samira Shackle - 22 July 9:50

"We would like to point out that James Murdoch's recollection of what he was told...was mistaken."

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 July 8:52

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

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

The five must-read blogs from today, including why George Osborne wants a single Euro state.

Blue Labour: sorting the wheat from the chaff
By Ed Rooksby - 21 July 15:52

If Blue Labour can ditch the sexism and dog-whistle stance on immigration, it might be worth listeni

Police cuts: even worse than expected
By George Eaton - 21 July 14:36

Cameron promised no "front-line cuts" but 16,200 police officers are set to go.

In this week's New Statesman: Murdoch's Britain 1969-2011
By George Eaton - 21 July 12:43

Rafael Behr: Cameron's corrupting cosiness |Ian Blair on the police and the press |Why we don't beli

Is the phone-hacking crisis spreading to other newspapers?
By Samira Shackle - 21 July 10:04

Police have asked for the files from an earlier inquiry into use of private investigator by 31 publi

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

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

Bank bonuses make a mockery of the Tories' rhetoric
By George Eaton - 20 July 18:57

Payments hit £14bn despite the coalition's pledge to block "unacceptable bonuses".

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