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David Cameron jogging in Aston Villa shirt
By Samira Shackle - 01 July 13:31

Prime Minister is down with the kids, running in t-shirt reading "Cameron 10".

Chávez reveals cancer treatment
By George Eaton - 01 July 12:56

"I neglected my health," says the Venezuelan president.

A very bad night for the Lib Dems in Scotland
By George Eaton - 01 July 10:26

The Lib Dems lose their deposit after winning just 2.2 per cent of the vote in the Inverclyde by-ele

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 July 8:57

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 30 June 17:25

The five must-read blogs from today, including why ministers admit ground troops could be needed in

Ed Miliband tongue-tied on strikes
By Duncan Robinson - 30 June 16:36

Awkward Ed gave a less than stellar appearance on the BBC when discussing today's strikes this morni

The strikes: in photos
By Samira Shackle - 30 June 16:15

Placards from today's strikes over public sector pensions.

In this week's New Statesman: Afghanistan special
By George Eaton - 30 June 13:33

Robert Winston: "Cameron doesn't get the NHS" | Evgeny Lebedev interview | Stefan Collini on the thr

How Blue Labour can outflank the coalition
By Neil O'Brien - 30 June 12:31

There is a huge opportunity for Ed Miliband to borrow and adapt thinking from the centre right.

Ministers lose the argument on "unaffordable" pensions
By George Eaton - 30 June 10:26

Francis Maude flounders as he fails to defend the claim that public sector pensions are "unaffordabl

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 June 8:53

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

In this week's NS: Evgeny Lebedev profile
By Duncan Robinson - 29 June 19:23

The owner of the <em>Independent</em> and <em>Evening Standard</em> speaks to the <em>NS</em> about

PMQs sketch: Large without Little
By Peter McHugh - 29 June 19:18

Cameron without Clegg

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 29 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why pension reform is simply a pay cut.

New Statesman cover | 4 July 2011
By Staff blogger - 29 June 16:31

A sneak preview of tomorrow's New Statesman cover.

PMQs review: Miliband beats Cameron with detail again
By George Eaton - 29 June 14:33

But the Labour leader's new approach is subject to diminishing returns.

Johann Hari responds to criticism
By Samira Shackle - 29 June 11:22

"I now see it was wrong, and I wouldn't do it again."

Rising crime: a new headache for the coalition
By George Eaton - 29 June 10:53

Burglaries, robberies and muggings in London increase for the first time in years.

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

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

Labour's top brass need to show more ambition
By Will Straw - 28 June 18:46

The Labour Party's apathetic attitude to the position of general secretary is indicative of a wider

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 28 June 16:53

The five must-read blogs from today, including what Greece's woes tell us about tax.

The Afghan Badlands and Wikipedia
By Harry Conrad Cockburn - 28 June 14:10

David Miliband on a decade of "asymmetric decay".

The doctors still won't back Cameron
By George Eaton - 28 June 13:39

The British Medical Association votes for the health bill to be withdrawn.

Aung San Suu Kyi on freedom and the human cost of dissent
By Samira Shackle - 28 June 12:29

Burmese democracy leader delivers Reith Lectures.

Willetts put his faith in competition
By George Eaton - 28 June 10:55

The coalition remains determined to marketise higher education.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 June 8:51

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 27 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the Greens aren't doing better.

"Gay Girl in Damascus" at it again?
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 27 June 16:47

Tom MacMaster, author of the fictional blog A Gay Girl in Damascus, has been accused of posting comm

Red Tory: Gove on his union days
By Duncan Robinson - 27 June 14:32

The Education Secretary "was an active striker" at the <em>Press and Journal</em> during its bitter

Hugo Chávez: not dead
By George Eaton - 27 June 13:13

Reports of the Venezuelan President's death have been exaggerated.

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