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Clegg: “My kids don’t know I smoke, so please don’t tell them”
By Jon Bernstein - 01 May 11:02

The Deputy PM on AV, broken promises, emotion and the dreaded weed.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 May 9:23

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

AV and the leadership conundrum
By Jon Bernstein - 30 April 16:28

What referendum voting tells us about Nick Griffin, Nigel Farage, Alex Salmond and Ed Miliband.

Multiculturalism v the “big society”
By Tom Hodgson - 30 April 12:46

Or should that be: multiculturalism AND the “big society”?

What Dave said to Nick
By Jon Bernstein - 30 April 11:45

The strange world of Cameron and Clegg, part 54.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 April 9:46

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

Green or greedy? How the financial sector could save the planet
By Oliver Willmott - 29 April 17:08

How corporations hide their environmental impact and how investors can hold them to account.

In pictures: party leaders at the royal wedding
By George Eaton - 29 April 13:37

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband in their morning suits (of course).

Ed Miliband attempts to rescue Labour in Scotland
By George Eaton - 29 April 11:12

Why the party’s latest attack on the Alex Salmond’s SNP is likely to fall flat.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 29 April 8:57

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

The Tories’ bogus US growth comparison
By George Eaton - 28 April 23:27

Why the right is wrong to boast that Britain grew more than the United States.

How Peru is poised to defy Washington
By Tom Kavanagh - 28 April 18:17

Fujimori versus Humala is a battle of neoliberal continuity against progressive reform.

Why Yes2AV lags so far behind
By Duncan Robinson - 28 April 17:26

If No to AV wins next week – as the latest <em>NS</em> poll says it will – the Yes camp will have on

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 28 April 17:09

The five must-read blogs from today, including the royal wedding by numbers, the AV polls, and Petra

No to AV campaign heading for victory, new poll shows
By George Eaton - 28 April 14:15

A New Statesman/ICD poll on the Alternative Vote referendum puts the No campaign 14 points ahead.

In this week’s New Statesman: The Firm
By Duncan Robinson - 28 April 12:19

David Starkey: “The Queen is a tough old boot” | Irwin Stelzer: How Labour could wrong-foot the coal

Syrian ambassador has royal wedding invite withdrawn
By Samira Shackle - 28 April 12:12

Foreign Office says Sami Khiyami’s presence would be “unacceptable” given Syria’s attacks on civilia

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 April 8:54

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 27 April 16:58

The five must-read blogs from today, on Cameron’s “calm down, dear” gibe, GDP figures and Alfie Mead

Barack Obama’s full birth certificate
By Duncan Robinson - 27 April 16:48

White House releases a full copy of the president’s birth certificate in an attempt to stop “birther

“Calm down, dear!”
By Sophie Elmhirst - 27 April 16:40

What Cameron’s gibe tells us about the Tories’ “blind spot” on women.

PMQs review: Cameron’s gibe falls flat
By George Eaton - 27 April 14:37

Cameron is transformed into Michael Winner as he urges Angela Eagle: “Calm down, dear!”

The royal baby: “Aww!” or “ARGH!”?
By Duncan Robinson - 27 April 13:51

Through computer wizardry, the <em>NS</em> can reveal what Kate and Wills’s baby might look like. Or not.

Born in the USA
By Felicity Spector - 27 April 12:59

The White House today released Barack Obama's full birth certificate. But will it persuade the "birt

What Obama could learn from JFK
By Yo Zushi - 27 April 12:04

“No president should fear public scrutiny of his programme,” said JFK in a speech delivered 50 years

Osborne’s plan isn’t working
By George Eaton - 27 April 10:50

Today’s GDP figure of 0.5 per cent means the economy hasn’t grown for six months.

Cable’s attack on Thatcherism gets an airing
By George Eaton - 27 April 10:20

Scottish Lib Dem leader delivers the comments that Vince Cable dropped from a recent speech.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 April 8:59

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 April 16:56

The five must-read blogs from today, including growth figures, AV and the early election question.

New Statesman cover | 2 May 2011
By Staff blogger - 26 April 16:10

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s front cover.

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