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Assange: “WikiLeaks is the intelligence agency of the people”
By New Statesman - 05 April 15:48

The site chief discusses radical journalism and WikiLeaks’s main threat in an exclusive <em>New Stat

Eight modern-day whistleblowers (part I)
By Ryan Gallagher - 05 April 14:46

This Saturday, New Statesman and the Frontline Club host a special adversarial debate on the proposition "This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place".

Will Osborne have to downgrade growth again?
By George Eaton - 05 April 13:41

The British Chamber of Commerce predicts growth of just 0.6-0.7 per cent in the first quarter.

Clegg can’t increase social mobility without reducing inequality
By George Eaton - 05 April 10:58

The Deputy PM needs to remember that the most socially mobile countries are the most equal.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 April 9:00

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

In Kazakhstan, where elections are superfluous
By Leo Cendrowicz - 04 April 22:02

While Nursultan Nazarbayev is around, there’s little chance of marching in the streets of Astana and

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 04 April 17:38

The five must-read blogs from today, on social mobility, living standards and Osborne’s raid on UK h

Can Ed Miliband reform the NHS, and not just save it?
By Nick Pearce - 04 April 17:14

Labour’s health policy should focus on patient empowerment and obtaining the best value for money fo

Jemima Khan to guest-edit the New Statesman
By New Statesman - 04 April 16:43

A free speech special issue featuring contributions from Julian Assange, Anish Kapoor, Oliver Stone,

Tory minister: Thatcher only “dreamt of” our cuts
By George Eaton - 04 April 16:10

Conservative minister Greg Baker admits: “We are making cuts that Thatcher could only have dreamt of

Clegg backs down on House of Lords reform
By George Eaton - 04 April 14:00

Deputy PM fails to secure a fully elected upper house and agrees that the bishops will remain.

Benjamin Zephaniah “removed” from pro-AV pamphlets
By Duncan Robinson - 04 April 13:16

AV campaign hots up after No to AV hint at racism in the Yes to AV campaign.

Obama announces his re-election bid
By Felicity Spector - 04 April 12:50

President Obama promises to run an innovative campaign, but it could cost $1bn.

How much “listening” will Cameron do on the NHS?
By George Eaton - 04 April 10:47

The PM plans to delay NHS reform for three months but what concessions will he offer?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 April 8:55

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

The myth of AV and the BNP
By Duncan Robinson - 03 April 19:13

The No to AV campaign’s nonsense continues.

Four big ideas to refound Labour
By Will Straw and Nick Anstead - 03 April 13:15

The party has to remove the straitjacket of its 90-year-old rulebook and wake up to the modern world

The Establishment is scared of the power of this new movement
By Kirsten Downer - 03 April 12:54

First-person account from a nonviolent UK Uncut protester held in a police cell for 19 hours.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 April 11:40

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

Young, educated and dissatisfied
By Zamila Bunglawala - 02 April 13:00

Gulf countries need to listen to their students and graduates – or risk trouble in the future.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 April 12:08

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

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 01 April 19:12

A selection of posts made on newstatesman.com this week.

Tory MP V’s at Labour
By Duncan Robinson - 01 April 18:39

Anne McIntosh MP expresses her opinion of the opposition with a gesture, rather than words.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 April 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on “Green China”, David Willetts and Boris Johnson.

Why Willetts is wrong on feminism and social mobility
By George Eaton - 01 April 15:42

The countries with the highest levels of social mobility are those with the highest levels of gender

Get back in the kitchen, lady, Wayne needs your job
By Duncan Robinson - 01 April 14:58

David Willetts MP blames feminism for male, working-class unemployment.

Comments of the week
By Staff blogger - 01 April 12:01

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

Opposition to the coalition’s NHS reforms spreads
By George Eaton - 01 April 10:45

Norman Tebbit and David Owen warn that the plans will allow private firms to “cherry-pick” care.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 April 9:00

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

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