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Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 September 8:56

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 31 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Alistair Darling's revenge on Gordon Brown.

New Statesman cover | 5 September 2011
By Staff blogger - 31 August 16:56

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

9/11 ten years on: what the public think now
By George Eaton - 31 August 15:38

45 per cent believe that a terrorist attack is either likely or very likely in the UK in the next ye

A poll bounce for the Tories
By George Eaton - 31 August 12:22

Latest YouGov poll puts the Tories on 39 per cent, just a point behind Labour.

Cable fires a warning shot at the bankers (and Osborne)
By George Eaton - 31 August 10:31

Business Secretary attacks the banks as "disingenuous in the extreme" for attempting to delay reform

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 31 August 8:57

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 30 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the rebellious new Tory MPs.

Andrew Mitchell caught with cabinet papers on show
By George Eaton - 30 August 15:26

International Development Secretary photographed holding confidential papers on Afghanistan.

The abolition of EMA played more of a role in the riots than its creation
By James Mills - 30 August 13:37

EMA helped the poorest working class pupils to struggle on in education and avoid dropping out.

Is the Scottish subsidy unfair?
By George Eaton - 30 August 11:30

The Daily Mail's analysis fails to take into account North Sea oil revenues. But the Barnett Formula

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 August 8:58

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 29 August 17:48

The five must-read blogs from today, including why branding the Tories right-wing won't work for Lab

Opposition grows to Cameron's boundary changes
By George Eaton - 29 August 13:56

A significant number of Tory and Lib Dem MPs are prepared to vote against the coalition's boundary c

India's assault on democracy
By Kapil Komireddi - 29 August 11:52

In response to a series of corruption scandals, the country's citizens are mounting a revolution for

Megrahi found in a coma, "at death's door"
By George Eaton - 29 August 10:47

Lockerbie bomber, apparently close to death, located at his family's villa in Tripoli.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 29 August 8:51

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

When prison is pointless
By Andrew Neilson - 28 August 11:15

The aftermath of the riots has seen our prison population rocket, but this won't cut crime on our st

Bernanke is wrong to be complacent
By Tony Dolphin - 28 August 11:00

The long-term outlook for the US economy is not as rosy as he thinks

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 August 10:05

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

Obama cuts short holiday for hurricane Irene
By New Statesman - 27 August 11:19

"All of us have to take this storm seriously", says the President

The Eye in the Sky
By Sophie FitzMaurice - 27 August 10:30

Eyes aren't always symbols of humanness, as a brief perusal of the British transport system shows.

An uncertain future
By Shashank Joshi - 27 August 10:21

Stop making lazy comparisons with Iraq - Libya will decide its own fate in its own time

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 August 9:47

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

How Fleet Street misled its readers on immigration
By George Eaton - 26 August 19:24

The Mail, the Express and the Independent all inaccurately claimed that immigration rose by 20 per c

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why a New York hurricane could be a $35bn catastrophe

Political sketch: Sky News is the only winner in this war
By Peter McHugh - 26 August 15:18

The news isn't sticking to the timetable, and it's ruining everyone's fun.

Inside the Lib Dems' new HQ
By George Eaton - 26 August 14:37

Photos of the party's new base on Great George Street.

South America: why the silence?
By Sophie FitzMaurice - 26 August 13:24

Why does the US media care more about riots across the pond than protests happening on its doorstep?

The bank's inflation hawk changes his tune
By George Eaton - 26 August 12:38

MPC member Martin Weale, who voted regularly for rate rises, says further QE remains an option.

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