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Maurice Glasman: "I intend to take a vow of silence for the summer"
By Samira Shackle - 28 July 14:07

The Blue Labour founder apologises for "crassness and thoughtlessness" of his comments on immigratio

In this week's New Statesman: the rise of the far right
By George Eaton - 28 July 13:59

Maurice Glasman: Blue Labour can survive | Xan Rice: Somalia's downfall | Ruth Rogers interview.

Purnell offers Labour a way forward on welfare
By George Eaton - 28 July 11:06

Purnell's vision of a narrower but deeper welfare state deserves attention from Miliband.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 July 8:54

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

Exclusive: Cameron breaks his Sure Start promise
By George Eaton - 27 July 17:20

20 centres have been closed since May 2010 despite Cameron's promise to protect funding.

Faith by numbers: why religion still matters
By Bobby Duffy and Ruth Turner - 27 July 17:03

A global poll emphasises the central and growing importance of religion to world society.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 27 July 16:58

The five must-read blogs from today, including government borring, incapacity claimants, and Hague's

New Statesman cover | 1 August 2011
By Staff blogger - 27 July 16:51

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s New Statesman cover.

What Gove's meetings with Murdoch tell us
By George Eaton - 27 July 14:06

Is News Corp looking to set up its own free schools?

Osborne's tax cut dilemma
By George Eaton - 27 July 10:46

Cutting taxes could cause at least as many problems as it solves for the Chancellor.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 July 8:52

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 July 16:58

The five must-read blogs from today, including why 2011 growth will barely hit 1.2 per cent.

Fraser Nelson’s voodoo economics
By Will Straw - 26 July 15:59

The claim that the cuts are neither "deep" nor "harsh" does not bear scrutiny.

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.

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