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James Macintyre leaves the New Statesman
By New Statesman - 09 November 9:12

James Macintyre has left the New Statesman after two years as political correspondent in order to work on other projects.

His departure is entirely amicable.

Through the looking-glass with George
By Rob Higson - 09 November 9:09

Bizarre tales from the frat-boy-in-chief.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 November 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 November 15:58

The five must-read blogs from today, on the government’s “scrounger” trick and falling BNP membershi

Woolas should go quietly
By George Eaton - 08 November 15:11

Rather than fighting on in the courts, the former Labour MP should simply apologise.

Hear no evil
By Rob Higson - 08 November 14:42

The treatment of a Welsh woman jailed for retracting a rape claim sends a disgraceful message.

Housing benefit — time to sort the wood from the trees
By David Lammy and Will Straw - 08 November 12:40

Social housing policy will leave the homeless out in the cold.

Security or student politics
By David Allen Green - 08 November 10:59

Is Tom Harris MP correct on civil liberties?

Lib Dem MPs lead the way as rebellion reaches postwar high
By George Eaton - 08 November 10:20

63 per cent of the party’s backbenchers have voted against the coalition government.

Ed Miliband’s partner gives birth to a baby boy
By George Eaton - 08 November 8:32

Labour leader becomes a dad for the second time.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 November 7:48

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

Britain’s dirty Burma secret
By Sholto Byrnes - 07 November 13:03

The military regime used to be our friend.

Nigel Farage claims that Ukip is a “British Tea Party”
By Samira Shackle - 07 November 12:58

But could the party gain the same level of popular support as the US movement?

Woolas has no future in Labour, says Harman
By Samira Shackle - 07 November 12:03

Deputy Labour leader says that disgraced minister will not be reinstated even if he wins his appeal.

Burma election: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 07 November 10:41

Voting has begun in the country’s first election in 20 years. It is widely expected to be a sham.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 November 8:40

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Theresa May pledges immigration crackdown
By Samira Shackle - 06 November 13:40

The Home Secretary sets out new curbs on student visas and permanent settlement after the government

Why Iain Duncan Smith needs to get his facts straight
By Samira Shackle - 06 November 12:08

The Work and Pensions Secretary insists that “almost everyone” can find work. The statistics tell a

David and Samantha Cameron’s stylists on public payroll
By Samira Shackle - 06 November 11:03

“Brand consultant” and personal stylist to the PM’s wife are latest civil service appointments to ca

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 05 November 16:35

The five must-read blogs from today, on Phil Woolas, electoral reform and MC Hammer.

Top ten voters’ rights
By Rob Higson - 05 November 15:43

This week the government announced its reversal of the Forfeiture Act 1870, allowing prisoners the v

Woolas pays the price
By George Eaton - 05 November 11:56

Labour faces a by-election after an MP’s election is declared void.

Lib Dem MP hails Tory defeat
By George Eaton - 05 November 9:07

Julian Huppert goes off message: "Cambridge is officially Tory-free. Very satisfying!"

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 November 7:57

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

The British legacy of homophobia
By Philip Dayle - 04 November 17:35

The homophobia recently demonstrated in Uganda and Malawi is a relic of their British colonial past.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 04 November 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including housing benefit, and Murdoch’s BSkyB bid.

Why the coalition will struggle to make its cuts
By George Eaton - 04 November 15:14

Osborne will have to raise taxes or slash front-line services as “efficiency savings” of £35bn fail

Has the Information Commissioner’s Office lost its bottle?
By Jason Stamper - 04 November 13:33

Google breached Data Protection Act but faces no fine.

David Cameron’s China visit
By Sholto Byrnes - 04 November 11:14

He won’t find many of his kind of liberal there.

In this week’s New Statesman: Israel divided
By George Eaton - 04 November 10:50

Israel’s identity crisis | Russell Brand interview | Noam Chomsky on the betrayal of Gaza.

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