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Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 April 8:57

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

The Hugh Grant tapes
By New Statesman - 14 April 23:15

After the transcript, the recordings.

Labour’s revealing response to Cameron’s speech
By George Eaton - 14 April 19:04

The party chose to attack the Prime Minister’s immigration speech from the right, rather than the le

How do you solve a problem like the PCC?
By Richard Peppiatt - 14 April 18:55

If the press falls under statutory control, newspapers will have no one to blame but themselves.

The Obama they voted for
By Felicity Spector - 14 April 17:44

President’s fiscal plan comes down hard on the wealthy and unites the Democratic Party.

The Mexican media pledge
By Francisco Perez - 14 April 17:41

The sheer numbers of participants reveals an apparent consensus.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 14 April 17:02

The five must-read blogs from today, including immigration, the NHS and the MP with a taste for chau

Voters like AV, but only once they’ve tried it
By Richard Darlington - 14 April 14:49

A new poll gives the Yes camp a 12-point lead.

Cable opens fire on Cameron
By George Eaton - 14 April 12:56

Business Secretary attacks the Prime Minister’s immigration speech as “very unwise”.

Oliver Letwin apologises to Sheffield. Or does he?
By Denis MacShane - 14 April 12:04

Tory minister’s slip of the tongue shows what our Old Etonian rulers really think of the north.

In this week’s New Statesman: the God issue
By George Eaton - 14 April 10:58

Sam Harris interview | The rise of Hinduism | Alice Miles: why I admire Rupert Murdoch.

Immigrants must learn English, says David Cameron – while cutting funding for lessons
By Samira Shackle - 14 April 10:41

The Prime Minister’s speech indicates that he cares less about integration than about reaching out t

Video: Cameron slams “pointless reorganisation” of the NHS
By Samira Shackle - 14 April 9:40

The Prime Minister – then in opposition – addresses the Royal College of Nursing conference in 2009.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 April 9:03

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

The nasty world Vickers missed
By Chris Smith - 13 April 18:32

In his banking review, John Vickers said there isn’t enough competition among high street banks. He

Lansley faces confidence vote by nurses – and the public isn’t far behind
By Samira Shackle - 13 April 15:17

Poll finds that just 3 per cent of voters want reforms to proceed unaltered, while nurses’ conferenc

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 April 9:00

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

Ten-year gay blood ban is unjustified
By Peter Tatchell - 12 April 18:00

A change of policy to include the HIV virus test alongside the antibody test would be safer, smarter

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 April 16:57

The five must-read blogs from today, on Gillian Duffy, Britain’s anaemic economy and AV.

When Nick Clegg met Mrs Duffy
By George Eaton - 12 April 14:21

Watch: Gordon Brown’s tormentor confronts the Deputy Prime Minister in Rochdale.

Has Britain reached “peak car”?
By Andrew Pendleton - 12 April 13:26

More and more people are using public transport to get from one place to another.

Advice to a deputy prime minister
By David Mills - 12 April 12:31

Five steps to help Nick Clegg rescue his political career.

Nick Clegg’s tuition fees headache gets bigger
By George Eaton - 12 April 11:43

The University of Sheffield joins the £9,000 club.

“If Ricky Gervais was gay . . .” Really?
By Samira Shackle - 12 April 11:20

<em>Daily Star Sunday</em> columnist Joe Mott has a particularly tasteless take on the comedian’s we

Côte d’Ivoire: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 12 April 10:03

Laurent Gbagbo is finally forced from power, four months after losing the election.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 April 8:51

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

Tim Robbins: That battered old courtesan of a press
By Duncan Robinson - 11 April 19:43

The Oscar-nominated actor bemoans journalism’s current state in this week's <em>New Statesman</em>.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 April 17:14

The five must-read blogs from today, including the next Lib Dem leader and the latest “celebrity” ba

Scottish Lib Dem leader: Clegg makes me “grimace”
By George Eaton - 11 April 16:12

Tavish Scott attempts to distance himself from Nick Clegg ahead of the May elections.

Video: Julian Assange, New Statesman/Frontline Club debate
By New Statesman - 11 April 14:37

Speaking for the proposition: “This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place.”

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