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Quote of the Day
By New Statesman - 06 September 11:21

Steve Coogan on Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre.

Ken Clarke talks up his rehabilitation revolution
By George Eaton - 06 September 10:29

The riots were the result of a "broken penal system," argues the Justice Secretary.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 September 8:57

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

Britain's links to the torture of Libyans to be "investigated"
By Samira Shackle - 05 September 17:16

Cameron confirms that the Gibson Inquiry will look at new allegations, but its credibility has alrea

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 05 September 16:57

The five must-read blogs from today, including how Greg Clark changed his tune on planning.

Is anyone paying attention to the rise and rise of Qatar?
By Zamila Bunglawala - 05 September 16:05

The country's quick backing of the Libyan rebel council was the behaviour of a reliable internationa

Full transcript | Nick Clegg | Speech on education | Wandsworth, London | 5 September 2011
By Nick Clegg - 05 September 13:34

"I want to see all of the second wave free schools in poorer neighbourhoods."

Blair revealed to be godfather to Murdoch's daughter
By George Eaton - 05 September 9:56

Wendi Deng reveals that Blair is godfather to her nine-year-old daughter Grace.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 September 8:53

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

Darling's most damaging claim
By George Eaton - 04 September 13:28

His claim that Labour had no "credible economic policy" is a gift to George Osborne.

Ministers must improve the rented sector
By Kate Webb - 04 September 12:16

The government needs to consider how the positives associated with home ownership can be recreated i

The end of the Scottish Conservatives?
By George Eaton - 04 September 11:13

Leadership favourite Murdo Fraser vows to disband the Scottish Conservatives and set up a new centre

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 September 10:00

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

James Murdoch declines a $6m bonus
By George Eaton - 03 September 12:49

But Rupert Murdoch accepts a $12.5m bonus and a total pay package of $33.3m

Ministers act to head off another rural revolt
By George Eaton - 03 September 11:21

Greg Clark offers to sit down with critics of planning reform. But there will be no U-turn.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 September 9:55

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including whether the Conservatives are becoming the enemies of

The Dale Farm eviction is the ugly side of localism
By Lewis Goodall - 02 September 16:14

Both central and local government are failing in their roles as a guarantors of minority rights.

Labour challenges Cameron on his Bullingdon past
By George Eaton - 02 September 14:16

The party questions Cameron's claim that he never saw a restaurant smashed up.

The capital punishment e-petition is struggling
By George Eaton - 02 September 13:27

The e-petition has received just 18,166 signatures. Short of the 100,000 needed for debate.

Cameron struggles with the Bullingdon question
By George Eaton - 02 September 10:30

"We all do stupid things when we're young," says Cameron. Why then "zero tolerance" for the looters?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 September 8:55

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why we should opt for defence cuts over tax rises.

The right warms to property taxes
By George Eaton - 01 September 16:12

Tory MPs and others on the right are beginning to recognise the case for greater taxation of propert

In this week's New Statesman: 9/11 Special Issue
By Alice Gribbin - 01 September 13:12

Memories of 9/11 | Adam Kirsch: How America changed | Mehdi Hasan: Fear and the terror industry

Darling's banker bashing
By George Eaton - 01 September 12:18

Former chancellor attacks the bankers as "arrogant and stupid" in new extracts from his memoir.

Cameron U-turns on abortion counselling
By George Eaton - 01 September 10:30

MPs will now be advised to vote against Nadine Dorries and Frank Field's amendment on "independent"

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 September 8:56

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 31 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Alistair Darling's revenge on Gordon Brown.

New Statesman cover | 5 September 2011
By Staff blogger - 31 August 16:56

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

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