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Lord Wei steps down after less than a year
By Samira Shackle - 25 May 15:02

The “big society” tsar will leave his unpaid advisory role in favour of paid employment at a charity

In pictures: Miliband meets Obama
By George Eaton - 25 May 13:01

Photos of the Labour leader’s first meeting with the US president.

Obama’s awkward banquet moment
By George Eaton - 25 May 11:47

The string orchestra began playing before the president had finished his toast.

Why is an anti-abortion group advising the government on sexual health?
By Samira Shackle - 25 May 10:17

Life’s inclusion on an advisory panel is the latest move to increase pro-life groups’ influence on t

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 May 8:55

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 24 May 17:20

The five must-read blogs from today, on the debt, Greece and secret justice.

Cameron and Clegg at odds over Ashcroft appointment
By George Eaton - 24 May 16:56

Nick Clegg objected to the return of the man he denounced as “the Baron of Belize”.

Osborne is borrowing more than ever
By George Eaton - 24 May 11:41

Public borrowing was £10bn in April – the highest figure ever recorded for that month.

Ryan Giggs: the front pages
By Samira Shackle - 24 May 10:10

The footballer protected by a superinjunction has been named. Here’s what the papers had to say.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 May 9:59

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

Giggs named in parliament
By George Eaton - 23 May 18:07

Lib Dem MP John Hemming names the Premiership player.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 23 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Gordon Brown, the big society and Kenneth Clarke.

Barack’s Beast beaten by bump
By Duncan Robinson - 23 May 16:51

The president’s car was left stranded for six minutes in Dublin after failing to go over a speed bum

Obama will win in 2012 – the real contests are below the headline fight
By Tom Mludzinski - 23 May 16:25

The more telling outcome will be how 2012 shapes the field of candidates – both Democratic and Repub

Miliband silent on a graduate tax
By George Eaton - 23 May 15:57

Labour leader says: “I can’t make a promise on tuition fees.”

The banks fail their first test
By George Eaton - 23 May 13:10

The five big banks fail to meet even Project Merlin’s feeble lending targets.

Europe gets a taste of its own medicine
By Simon Reid-Henry - 23 May 12:27

Through the IMF, Asian capital now has a stranglehold on European nations – just as Europe did durin

Fourth time lucky for David Cameron’s “big society”?
By Samira Shackle - 23 May 10:12

The Prime Minister relaunches his flagship policy yet again – but does not offer anything new to rev

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 May 8:57

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

Here comes the president
By Sophie Elmhirst - 22 May 13:46

Five things to look out for as the Obamas come to town.

George Osborne backs Christine Lagarde for IMF
By New Statesman - 22 May 12:03

Chancellor delivers the final blow to Gordon Brown’s hopes.

Morning Call: our pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 May 10:53

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

Here at last . . . The Rapture
By Sophie Elmhirst - 21 May 12:38

Five things to do before Jesus arrives and the world ends.

Vince Cable blunt about Britain’s woes
By Sophie Elmhirst - 21 May 11:48

“We are actually a poorer country,” says the Business Secretary.

Preview: Ed Miliband’s speech today
By New Statesman - 21 May 11:03

The Labour leader will call for his party to be optimistic again, and to embrace ex-Lib Dem voters.

Morning Call: our pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 May 10:02

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

Now showing live, protests in Madrid
By Alice Gribbin - 20 May 19:09

“We don’t have a house, we live in the square.”

Web Only: The best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 May 18:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including pieces on Islamic extremism, the Human Rights Act and

Labour needs to stop mourning for its “lost leader”, says shadow cabinet minister
By Duncan Robinson - 20 May 17:38

Angela Eagle, shadow minister, will call on colleagues to forget about the leadership battle and con

1967 and all that
By Duncan Robinson - 20 May 16:45

Barack Obama is not the first US president to advocate a peace settlement based on pre-Six Day War l

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