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Is this the strangest act of defiance ever?
By Samira Shackle - 22 February 9:14

Colonel Gaddafi makes 22-second appearance on state television to say that he has not fled Tripoli.

New Zealand earthquake: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 22 February 8:35

At least 65 people have died after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 February 7:43

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 21 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Tebbit’s take on the “big society”, and Cameron’s tri

Bill Aitken resigns over rape comments
By Samira Shackle - 21 February 15:35

Tory MSP stands down after claiming “there’s a lot more to these city-centre rapes than meet the eye

Libyan justice minister resigns as pressure builds on Gaddafi
By George Eaton - 21 February 15:32

The most senior resignation yet highlights internal tensions within the government.

NUS president will not seek re-election
By Duncan Robinson - 21 February 12:05

Aaron Porter agrees to step down this April, admitting that the union needs “reinvigorating” with a

David Cameron pretending to be common
By Samira Shackle - 21 February 11:11

A new website collects images of the Prime Minister getting outside his comfort zone.

Osborne lets the banks off the hook again
By George Eaton - 21 February 10:24

Chancellor drops plans to prevent banks from offsetting their losses against tax.

Ian McEwan on Israel: “a self-evident injustice”
By Jon Bernstein - 21 February 9:21

Author attacks the nihilism of the suicide bomber and the nihilism of the occupation.

Is it better to let dictators retire in peace?
By Matthew Partridge - 21 February 9:04

The moral answer is obvious – dictators should be prosecuted – but granting amnesty has some advanta

Libyan protests: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 21 February 8:16

Solidarity rallies are taking place worldwide as Muammar Gaddafi’s son warns that civil war could be

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 February 7:47

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

Settlement veto means “Obama has joined Likud”
By Jon Bernstein - 20 February 14:41

“A friendly America should have mobilised to wean Israel of its addiction.”

More lies about Iraq
By Sholto Byrnes - 20 February 13:01

Coming soon to a cinema near you.

The video and audio telling the story of Libya
By Jon Bernstein - 20 February 11:12

Piecing together events.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 20 February 9:14

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

Full transcript | Ed Miliband | NHS speech | Welsh Labour Conference| 19 February 2011
By Ed Miliband - 19 February 19:51

“It’s too too precious for experiments in right-wing ideology.”

12-point lead opens up for AV
By Jon Bernstein - 19 February 10:57

One in four already want electoral reform on 5 May.

Introducing the New Statesman iPad app
By New Statesman - 19 February 9:39

“Why haven’t you got an iPad app?” becomes “Ooh, you’ve got an iPad app”.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 February 9:15

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

The numbers that show Tories really weren’t trying in Oldham
By Jon Bernstein - 18 February 22:47

Conservatives spend less than 40 per cent of by-election limit.

Why it's right to let sex offenders appeal their lifetime registration
By Yo Zushi - 18 February 17:04

Once we take a selective approach to human rights, they cease to mean anything at all.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 18 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on another Cameron U-turn, electoral reform and “undocking”.

Cameron is for turning
By Ken Livingstone - 18 February 15:38

The government’s cuts are worse than Thatcher’s, but Cameron and co are vulnerable to opposition.

Why unemployment benefit is worth less than ever
By George Eaton - 18 February 15:06

The benefit has failed to keep pace with wages over the past 40 years.

Cameron’s hopeless case against AV
By George Eaton - 18 February 13:00

A point-by-point rebuttal of the Tory leader’s speech against electoral reform.

Sexual assault victim has “form for dressing provocatively”, says Daily Mail
By Duncan Robinson - 18 February 10:59

The British newspaper's take on the sustained sexual assault of CBS reporter, Lara Logan.

Don't mention the “C” word
By Sholto Byrnes - 18 February 10:37

That’s anything to do with Christianity – even when it’s Easter.

Balls is right to target Mervyn King
By George Eaton - 18 February 9:16

The Bank of England governor crossed a line when he called for a “plan A”.

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