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Quote of the day: "Shut up, you homophobic cow"
By Duncan Robinson - 08 July 13:49

An insight into the happy marriage of Rebekah Brooks and Ross Kemp.

Coulson arrested
By George Eaton - 08 July 12:25

The Met issue a statement confirming the arrest of Andy Coulson on suspicion of phone hacking.

Cameron fails to solve his Coulson problem
By George Eaton - 08 July 12:11

The mantra that he gave a "second chance" to his friend is hopelessly inadequate.

Coulson's luck runs out
By George Eaton - 08 July 9:50

David Cameron's former director of communications expected to be arrested today.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 July 8:55

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

News of the World to close

James Murdoch announces that this Sunday's issue will be the last ever.

Why Cameron got it so wrong on Coulson
By Rafael Behr - 07 July 17:21

The PM has a blind spot when it comes to accusations against people who are useful to him.

The era of generals deciding policy in Afghanistan is over
By Denis MacShane - 07 July 17:13

Even trigger-happy MPs are calling for withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 07 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why James Murdoch has been sheltered.

Could Coulson be charged with perjury?
By George Eaton - 07 July 16:27

He told the Sheridan trial that he had no "knowledge" of payments to the police.

Moving on from New Labour
By Cat Smith - 07 July 14:18

Why we've launched Next Generation Labour.

In this week's New Statesman: Israel's next war
By George Eaton - 07 July 12:27

Mark Thompson takes on Murdoch | Norman Finkelstein interview | Will Self: what Derren and Gordon Br

Cameron isolated over public inquiry
By George Eaton - 07 July 10:49

Clegg, Miliband, and Boris demand a judge-led inquiry. Will Cameron give in?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 July 8:52

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

Murdoch speaks
By George Eaton - 06 July 18:15

News Corp head backs Rebekah Brooks in first public statement.

Exclusive: Mark Thompson on BSkyB and Murdoch
By Sophie Elmhirst - 06 July 18:14

The director general of the BBC speaks to Joan Bakewell in an exclusive interview with the <em>New S

New Statesman cover | 11 July 2011
By Staff blogger - 06 July 17:58

A sneak preview of tomorrow's front cover.

PMQs sketch: Cameron's awkward half hour
By Peter McHugh - 06 July 16:11

Even before it began you knew that Dave was not only without a paddle but probably without a creek.

The Times breaks its silence
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 06 July 13:07

The paper has so far kept a safe distance from the storm engulfing its sister title.

Glenn Mulcaire: awful bloke, decent footballer
By Duncan Robinson - 06 July 12:59

The investigator at the heart of the <em>NotW</em> phone-hacking scandal played football for AFC Wim

The Sun ignores Brooks's previous job. . .as editor of the Sun
By Duncan Robinson - 06 July 12:45

The <em>Sun</em> describes Rebekah Brooks only as a "former <em>News of the World</em> editor" in it

The scandal continues
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 06 July 12:12

New allegations against the News of the World suggest the newspaper may have targeted the families o

Bad news for Cameron is not automatically good news for Miliband
By Duncan Robinson - 06 July 10:41

Cameron's proximity to the phone-hacking scandal is damaging, but Miliband needs to be cautious in h

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 July 9:00

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

Coulson admitted in 2003 to paying the police
By George Eaton - 05 July 23:36

Video: Coulson admitted to culture select committee in 2003 that the News of the World paid the poli

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 05 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the news that families need £18,000 to make ends meet

When Cameron went horse riding with Brooks
By George Eaton - 05 July 15:48

Former NoW journalist told Hugh Grant: "Cameron went horse riding regularly with Rebekah."

Miliband calls for Brooks's head
By George Eaton - 05 July 12:49

Labour leader says Rebekah Brooks should "consider her conscience and consider her position".

Who can we trust on Syria?
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 05 July 12:35

Another gruesome video from Syria raises questions about the reliability of 'facts' on the ground.

How the Sun reported on the Milly Dowler scandal
By Duncan Robinson - 05 July 11:36

<em>News of the World</em>'s stable-mate the <em>Sun</em> buries the Milly Dowler story on page two,

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