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Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 December 7:54

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

Britain's hidden Aids victims
By Rowenna Davis - 01 December 17:56

Despite an improving global picture, in parts of this country we are losing the fight against HIV.

Paul Flynn must explain his comments about Jewish loyalty
By Owen Jones - 01 December 17:47

His ill-chosen words have nothing to do with the just cause of Palestinian liberation.

David Miliband's demolition of Osbornomics
By George Eaton - 01 December 17:24

Former foreign secretary deconstructs Osborne's economic myths.

HIV is for life, not just World Aids Day
By Will Nutland - 01 December 16:11

An HIV and health activist explains why he won't be wearing a red ribbon today.

In this week's New Statesman: The death spiral
By Alice Gribbin - 01 December 16:07

Is it too late to avert a British Depression? | Mehdi Hasan on Al Jazeera | Mark Mazower: Greeks vs

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why inequality is halting recovery.

Photo gallery: George Osborne on tour
By Samira Shackle - 01 December 13:58

Out of touch? Whatever. Here is the Chancellor exploring normal life.

Why the left is wrong on Jeremy Clarkson
By George Eaton - 01 December 12:48

Clarkson's call for strikers to be "shot" was an unfunny joke that required no comment from anyone.

Huhne opens fire on Osborne
By George Eaton - 01 December 10:45

Huhne says that the autumn statement was "a Conservative Chancellor delivering his own speech".

Public sector strike: in numbers
By Samira Shackle - 01 December 9:27

Yesterday's strike ended with a war of words between ministers and the unions. Here are some facts.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 December 7:59

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

PMQs sketch: This was the crimson tide personified
By Peter McHugh - 30 November 16:49

Ed M's questions turned the perma-tanned PM into a red-faced bad temper on legs.

Why the all male Sports Personality of the Year shortlist is a good thing
By Richard Morris - 30 November 16:33

In-built sexist thinking -- or not-thinking -- needs to be highlighted whenever it happens.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 30 November 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including four myths about today's strike.

Why we are right to strike
By Mark Serwotka - 30 November 15:35

There will be more to come if the government doesn't start meeting the needs of ordinary people.

New Statesman cover | 5 December
By Staff blogger - 30 November 15:25

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

Osborne's cuts get even bigger
By George Eaton - 30 November 14:13

Spending on public services will now be cut by 16.2 per cent over seven years.

Labour's preferred attack on pensions is going nowhere
By Rafael Behr - 30 November 13:56

The hated 3 per cent charge hidden in last year's spending review is non-negotiable and unions know

PMQs review: Miliband comes off the fence
By George Eaton - 30 November 13:18

The Labour leader finally launched a passionate defence of public sector workers.

Science, God, and the ultimate evolutionary question
By Andrew Zak Williams - 30 November 11:36

Until science proves the origin of the very first cells, many will wheel out God as the default expl

The myth of "unaffordable" public sector pensions
By George Eaton - 30 November 9:37

Forcing workers to pay more is a political choice, not an economic necessity.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 November 7:56

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

What did we learn today? Osborne will defend the banks. Again.
By Ann Pettifor - 29 November 17:42

The Chancellor's Autumn Statement shows a commitment to backing the unregulated and reckless financi

Building the businesses of the future
By Sam Gyimah - 29 November 17:26

The real issue for Britain is our long-term competitiveness.

Political sketch: Chancellor runs out of places to hide
By Peter McHugh - 29 November 17:10

When the Speaker took the muzzle off Ed Balls, George was left eating his own words.

The dark side of Brick Lane's curry houses
By Rowenna Davis - 29 November 16:59

Caterers form the first ever Bangladeshi workers union in the UK, to tackle poor working conditions

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 29 November 16:00

The five must-read posts from today, including the Autumn Statement and post-human politics.

Osborne rides to Labour’s rescue
By Nick Pearce - 29 November 15:03

He has forced Labour to acknowledge that if you cut less now, you have to cut for longer.

Osborne takes an axe to the public sector
By George Eaton - 29 November 14:35

710,000 public sector jobs will be cut by 2017, up from previous estimate of 400,000.

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