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Charlotte Church claims she was offered £100k or "favourable coverage"
By Samira Shackle - 28 November 15:20

The singer alleges that she waived a £100,000 fee to sing at Rupert Murdoch's wedding in return for

Double-dip recession: don't say we didn't warn you
By George Eaton - 28 November 14:04

The New Statesman warned in 2009 that Osborne had no plan for growth.

Gove ramps up anti-strike rhetoric. But he didn't always feel this way
By Samira Shackle - 28 November 12:10

The Education Secretary condemns "industrial strife" -- but a photograph shows him on a picket line

Egypt elections: in pictures
By Alice Gribbin - 28 November 11:30

Today Egyptians take to the polls for the first time since Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February's re

Osborne's £5bn plan is too little, too late
By George Eaton - 28 November 9:26

A programme funded by cuts elsewhere is an insufficient stimulus.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 November 7:47

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

Portugal: a case study in the politics of austerity
By Owen Jones - 27 November 11:19

Portuguese workers face a bleak future but the country's weak, fragmented left has empowered the neo

Defending the indefensible
By Ben White - 27 November 11:00

Israeli liberals are increasingly gloomy so British 'progressives' are being mobilised to fight the

Somalia: what is to be done?
By Nicky Woolf - 27 November 10:32

The west must act carefully to stabilise the world's most failed state.

Boris, the police and the pre-dawn raid
By Rowenna Davis - 27 November 10:01

Heavy-handed, politicised policing leaves our communities less secure.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 November 9:40

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

Why we plan to strike on 30 November
By Dave Prentis - 26 November 12:05

Raising pension contributions is a hardship tax on public sector workers to pay down the deficit.

Pakistan’s memogate and the undermining of civilian rule
By Catriona Luke - 26 November 11:42

How the country's all-powerful military succeeded in bringing down the Pakistani ambassador to Washi

Confidence matters
By Bobby Dufffy - 26 November 11:23

The key currency for the Autumn Statement will again be confidence.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 26 November 10:58

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

Government hands out tech grants but faces IT skills crisis
By Jason Stamper - 25 November 17:58

With 2.6 million unemployed, many tech firms still can’t find quality staff.

Time to scrap the Scotland Bill
By James Maxwell - 25 November 17:32

Flawed and unloved, the Calman Commission's proposals don't meet the aspirations of Scots for greate

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 25 November 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Miliband must take a position on the strike.

Grant Shapps fails to bury bad news
By George Eaton - 25 November 13:30

Housing minister tries to distract attention from 99 per cent fall in affordable house building.

The Battle of Beecroft ... to be continued?
By Rafael Behr - 25 November 12:27

Tories suspect consultation is a Lib Dem ploy to shelve plans to scrap some employment protection.

Tax avoidance costs UK economy £69.9 billion a year
By Mark Jenner - 25 November 9:15

New report from the Tax Justice Network highlights the staggering extent of global tax evasion.

Clegg comes unstuck on jobs scheme
By George Eaton - 25 November 9:06

The Deputy PM struggled to deny that the jobs scheme will be paid for by the working poor.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 November 7:41

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

Miliband needs to change the subject
By Rafael Behr - 24 November 17:57

To be heard on the economy again, the Labour leader should talk more about public services.

The precarity of the global 99%
By Simon Reid-Henry - 24 November 16:07

What The Global Fund's decision to cancel next year's funding round means for victims of Aids, TB an

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 24 November 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including more bakbench unhappiness with Osborne.

The Russian regions that are banning "gay propaganda"
By Frances Ryan - 24 November 15:44

This legislation essentially prohibits the public discussion of homosexuality. The British press is

In this week's New Statesman: The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood
By Alice Gribbin - 24 November 15:00

Jonathan Sacks interview | Simon Heffer | A "lost" Wendy Cope poem | Hugh Grant and the paparazzi

Miliband's best defence of Plan B
By George Eaton - 24 November 14:17

The Labour leader's latest speech shows he is growing in confidence.

Will Osborne produce a credible plan for growth?
By David Nash - 24 November 12:41

Amid the gloom, one good news story isn’t enough and the Chancellor knows it. He must act to stem th

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