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Miliband's intervention is a victory for the Occupy Movement
By Owen Jones - 06 November 12:20

The protesters are helping to shape the terms of the political debate.

Councillors face a vicious cycle of expectation, indignation and bitter apathy
By Rowenna Davis - 06 November 10:42

Six months into the job, I'm trying to do things differently.

Ed Miliband speaks out on Occupy movement
By Helen Lewis - 06 November 9:51

The Labour leader says St Paul's protest reflects wider concerns over "irresponsible, predatory capi

Enough of the Scottish subsidy myth - Scotland pays its way in the Union
By James Maxwell - 06 November 9:05

Scotland pays its way in the Union - it's time the London commentariat acknowledged that.

Morning call: the pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 November 9:03

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

Saving capitalism? The price could be democracy
By Richard Morris - 05 November 9:11

Greece is faced with severe austerity measures. Why shouldn't its people have their say?

Morning call: the pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 November 9:04

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

Agreements, disagreements, and unfinished business for next year's G20
By Simon Chouffot - 04 November 17:50

Protests were tightly controlled at this year's summit, and inside the conference centre was no more

Friday caption competition
By Staff blogger - 04 November 17:10

David, George, meet Barack.

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 04 November 16:22

The five must-read posts from today, including Britain at the G20, and why Labour shouldn't endorse

Disorder abroad, opportunism at home -- the euro crisis keeps getting worse
By Rafael Behr - 04 November 15:30

Balls' hostile position on UK money going towards an IMF bailout is clearly aimed at destabilising t

Papandreou and the one trillion euro question
By Petros Fassoulas - 04 November 13:40

Greeks are hoping for two things: leadership and a miracle.

The perils of ignoring popular protest
By Paul Donovan - 04 November 13:06

Protests like Occupy London need to be heard and acted upon or riots may ensue.

The new African leaders and their unlikely British pasts
By Sophie McBain - 04 November 11:34

Recent elections in Tunisia, Zambia and Liberia have thrown up unconventional politicians.

Greece crisis: the front pages
By Alice Gribbin - 04 November 9:00

News that Greece could leave the euro is dominating the G20 summit headlines. Here's what today's pa

Voter registration plans need to be rethought, report says
By Mark Jenner - 04 November 8:20

Millions could be saved from falling off electoral register.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 November 8:02

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

Move over Che, there’s a new Guy in town
By Mike Bonnet - 03 November 17:58

Iconography of protest gets a 17th century upgrade.

Greece to cancel referendum on bail-out package
By Samira Shackle - 03 November 16:41

After a dramatic day, the Greek PM indicates referendum will be dropped as national unity talks cont

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 November 16:04

The five must-read posts from today, including the debt crisis that never was.

Either Britain will bail out the euro, or it won't. There's no middle way
By Rafael Behr - 03 November 15:23

David Cameron wants to fudge the issue with a technical argument about the IMF. It won't work.

Extramarital affairs and the National Business Awards
By Rowenna Davis - 03 November 14:56

A campaign against an affairs website, and the company that hosts it, is open ground for Labour.

Targeting foreign students is a mistake
By Yo Zushi - 03 November 13:46

In a cynical bid to curb immigration, the government has tightened the screws on the higher educatio

In this week's New Statesman: The triumph of the Taliban
By Alice Gribbin - 03 November 13:19

Afghanistan: Ten Years of War special | David Miliband on Labour | Imran Khan on Obama | Joan Didion

It's not just the eurozone that could push the UK back into recession
By Samira Shackle - 03 November 12:43

The NIESR predicts a 70% chance of recession if the eurozone crisis is not solved -- and a 50% chanc

Regeneration plan? The government doesn't have one
By Samira Shackle - 03 November 9:09

MPs find that ministers have "no adequate strategy" to tackle problems faced by England's deprived c

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 November 7:55

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

Papandreou's choice: Scylla or Charybdis
By Petros Fassoulas - 02 November 18:06

And yet the Greeks remain pro-European.

What to look out for at the G20 summit
By Simon Chouffot - 02 November 17:19

Leaders are piling into Cannes. Here are the top topics on the agenda at this year's conference.

Supporting Palestine is supporting an anti-racist struggle
By Hugh Lanning - 02 November 17:01

The PSC replies to Rob Marchant's blog on anti-semitism and the left.

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