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Inaction is now the biggest economic risk
By Jonathan Portes - 03 February 14:44

The long-term cost of high unemployment to individuals and to society is huge.

A departure widely unmourned, but there is no upside for the Lib Dems
By Rafael Behr - 03 February 11:49

Huhne was not the most "coalicious" figure in government, but that is precisely why ordinary party m

Huhne resigns from the cabinet
By George Eaton - 03 February 10:56

Lib Dem resigns as Energy Secretary and says he is "innocent of these charges".

Huhne charged by police
By George Eaton - 03 February 10:05

Energy Secretary will be prosecuted over speeding points allegations.

Has Clegg broken his own manifesto pledge on Iran?
By George Eaton - 03 February 8:43

Lib Dem leader ignores manifesto pledge explicitly opposing military action against Iran.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 February 7:48

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

Salmond's question put to the test
By George Eaton - 02 February 18:43

New polling evidence shows how Salmond's loaded question increases support for Scottish independence

Atos is "black and white" on fitness and disability
By Mathew Little - 02 February 18:31

One man's experience of successfully appealing a Work Capability Assessment ruling.

Best of the NS: a reader
By New Statesman - 02 February 17:58

David Miliband's essay is the latest in a line of scoops here at the <em>New Statesman</em>.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 February 16:16

The five must-read blogs from today, including why No. 10 doesn't forecast a Tory majority.

Reshufflitis breaks out in Westminster
By Rafael Behr - 02 February 15:27

The prospect, however slim, of a cabinet vacancy releases a predictable surge of stored up speculati

Huhne to learn his fate tomorrow
By George Eaton - 02 February 15:07

Prosecutors to announce tomorrow whether Energy Secretary will be charged by police.

BBC defends decision to censor the word "Palestine"
By Samira Shackle - 02 February 14:34

The broadcaster claims that allowing the lyric "free Palestine" would have comprised impartiality.

Conservatives put politics before policy on immigration
By Matt Cavanagh - 02 February 12:50

A target for net migration is too blunt an instrument.

Was Egypt's football violence political?
By Samira Shackle - 02 February 12:07

The death of 74 football fans in Egypt is a worrying sign of the country's deteriorating security si

In this week's New Statesman: Lucky Dave
By Alice Gribbin - 02 February 11:44

David Miliband | Alistair Darling interview | Giles Fraser on "Thatcher's bishop," George Carey | Vi

Why Labour has reason to hope
By George Eaton - 02 February 9:23

New data shows that 88 per cent of Osborne's cuts are still to come.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 February 7:44

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

There is devilish detail in the new euro pact
By Rafael Behr - 01 February 17:34

Forget use of EU buildings, the threat is members of the new fiscal union cooking up deals that affe

A call to arms for Labour on welfare reform
By Jonathan Rutherford - 01 February 17:31

Does Labour want to rebuild the model of the liberal welfare state or try something different?

PMQs sketch: Ed launches class war
By Peter McHugh - 01 February 16:54

Dave on the ropes after Miliband goes for Tory jugular.

New Statesman cover | 6 February
By Staff blogger - 01 February 16:26

A sneak preview of tomorrow's front cover.

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 February 16:15

The five must-read blogs from today, including the legality of NHS reform, and the boundaries of "la

Exclusive: David Miliband denounces "Reassurance Labour"
By George Eaton - 01 February 16:04

Former Foreign Secretary warns that the "Big State" is a "political dead end" for Labour.

PMQs review: Cameron is saved by his benefits cap
By George Eaton - 01 February 13:41

The Prime Minister's attack on Labour's welfare stance denied Miliband another victory.

Witney GP: "Nobody supports the NHS changes"
By New Statesman - 01 February 11:58

Senior GP in David Cameron's own constituency tells New Statesman "things are going to fail, hospita

Why has the coalition delayed its aid bill?
By Richard Darlington - 01 February 11:15

The government must keep its promises to the world's poorest.

Removing Goodwin's knighthood was an act of crude populism
By George Eaton - 01 February 9:22

The government has behaved in an arbitrary and unprincipled fashion.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 February 8:00

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

Civic Scotland: nationalism by proxy?
By Jamie Maxwell - 31 January 18:02

The launch of a new civil society campaign in support of "a broader debate" about Scotland's future

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