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The New Statesman Podcast takes the political temperature in the aftermath of the vote on Syria.
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After the Syria split, the leader must choose between cooperation or confrontation.
Labour's last election-winner's post-Prime Ministerial career should trouble the chillaxing Cameron, says Kevin Meagher.
The case for bombing had 70,000 holes in it - but we failed to make it, argues Michael Chessum.
Emily Benn wants the former First Minister to apologise for saying her grandfather would be turning “in his grave” at Hilary Benn’s speech in favour of bombing Syria.
Labour's Ukip problem is deeper than Jeremy Corbyn - it reflects a division long present in the party.
If every person who dares to criticise Jeremy Corbyn is attacked, there can be no meaningful critique.
The shadow foreign secretary received thunderous applause and moved MPs to tears as he made the case for intervention.
Victory for David Cameron as 66 Labour MPs back military action.
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