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Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 February 7:53

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

Labour’s growing dependence on the unions
By George Eaton - 23 February 17:17

The unions were responsible for nearly 90 per cent of all donations in Q4 2010.

Pay your way to your dream job
By Susannah Butter - 23 February 16:59

How much would you pay to get the job you want?

Libya: an uprising caught on cameraphone
By Duncan Robinson - 23 February 16:54

Social media have partly plugged the gap left by the absence of the mainstream media.

The trade union fightback
By Felicity Spector - 23 February 16:01

In a throwback to the 1970s, the defence of union rights is once again a hot political topic in the

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 23 February 15:56

The five must-read blogs from today, on the many spellings of Gaddafi, support for AV and anger with

Lib Dem jokes #397
By Jon Bernstein - 23 February 12:42

Courtesy of the latest issue of Total Politics, freshly redesigned (ditto its we

Tory minister Gerald Howarth: friend of the arms trade
By George Eaton - 23 February 11:36

The defence minister’s shameful links to the arms industry.

Gaddafi and friends: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 23 February 10:04

World leaders may now be condemning the Libyan leader for his use of violence, but it hasn’t always

Gaddafi’s speech: the highlights
By Samira Shackle - 23 February 9:16

The Libyan dictator’s speech yesterday was defiant, yet incoherent. Here are the key quotations.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 February 7:53

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Libya’s past uprisings and the role of the mass media

A good day for George Osborne (and the 50p rate)
By George Eaton - 22 February 13:34

Extra income tax revenue means the deficit is falling faster than expected.

Libya: a reader
By Duncan Robinson - 22 February 11:26

A collection of the best writing and reporting on Libya.

Are we witnessing a Lib Dem revival?
By George Eaton - 22 February 10:29

New ICM poll puts the party on 18 per cent, their highest rating since September.

Is this the strangest act of defiance ever?
By Samira Shackle - 22 February 9:14

Colonel Gaddafi makes 22-second appearance on state television to say that he has not fled Tripoli.

New Zealand earthquake: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 22 February 8:35

At least 65 people have died after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 February 7:43

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 21 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Tebbit’s take on the “big society”, and Cameron’s tri

Bill Aitken resigns over rape comments
By Samira Shackle - 21 February 15:35

Tory MSP stands down after claiming “there’s a lot more to these city-centre rapes than meet the eye

Libyan justice minister resigns as pressure builds on Gaddafi
By George Eaton - 21 February 15:32

The most senior resignation yet highlights internal tensions within the government.

NUS president will not seek re-election
By Duncan Robinson - 21 February 12:05

Aaron Porter agrees to step down this April, admitting that the union needs “reinvigorating” with a

David Cameron pretending to be common
By Samira Shackle - 21 February 11:11

A new website collects images of the Prime Minister getting outside his comfort zone.

Osborne lets the banks off the hook again
By George Eaton - 21 February 10:24

Chancellor drops plans to prevent banks from offsetting their losses against tax.

Ian McEwan on Israel: “a self-evident injustice”
By Jon Bernstein - 21 February 9:21

Author attacks the nihilism of the suicide bomber and the nihilism of the occupation.

Is it better to let dictators retire in peace?
By Matthew Partridge - 21 February 9:04

The moral answer is obvious – dictators should be prosecuted – but granting amnesty has some advanta

Libyan protests: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 21 February 8:16

Solidarity rallies are taking place worldwide as Muammar Gaddafi’s son warns that civil war could be

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 February 7:47

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

Settlement veto means “Obama has joined Likud”
By Jon Bernstein - 20 February 14:41

“A friendly America should have mobilised to wean Israel of its addiction.”

More lies about Iraq
By Sholto Byrnes - 20 February 13:01

Coming soon to a cinema near you.

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