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In this week’s New Statesman: the God issue
By George Eaton - 14 April 10:58

Sam Harris interview | The rise of Hinduism | Alice Miles: why I admire Rupert Murdoch.

Immigrants must learn English, says David Cameron – while cutting funding for lessons
By Samira Shackle - 14 April 10:41

The Prime Minister’s speech indicates that he cares less about integration than about reaching out t

Video: Cameron slams “pointless reorganisation” of the NHS
By Samira Shackle - 14 April 9:40

The Prime Minister – then in opposition – addresses the Royal College of Nursing conference in 2009.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 April 9:03

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

The nasty world Vickers missed
By Chris Smith - 13 April 18:32

In his banking review, John Vickers said there isn’t enough competition among high street banks. He

Lansley faces confidence vote by nurses – and the public isn’t far behind
By Samira Shackle - 13 April 15:17

Poll finds that just 3 per cent of voters want reforms to proceed unaltered, while nurses’ conferenc

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 April 9:00

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

Ten-year gay blood ban is unjustified
By Peter Tatchell - 12 April 18:00

A change of policy to include the HIV virus test alongside the antibody test would be safer, smarter

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 April 16:57

The five must-read blogs from today, on Gillian Duffy, Britain’s anaemic economy and AV.

When Nick Clegg met Mrs Duffy
By George Eaton - 12 April 14:21

Watch: Gordon Brown’s tormentor confronts the Deputy Prime Minister in Rochdale.

Has Britain reached “peak car”?
By Andrew Pendleton - 12 April 13:26

More and more people are using public transport to get from one place to another.

Advice to a deputy prime minister
By David Mills - 12 April 12:31

Five steps to help Nick Clegg rescue his political career.

Nick Clegg’s tuition fees headache gets bigger
By George Eaton - 12 April 11:43

The University of Sheffield joins the £9,000 club.

“If Ricky Gervais was gay . . .” Really?
By Samira Shackle - 12 April 11:20

<em>Daily Star Sunday</em> columnist Joe Mott has a particularly tasteless take on the comedian’s we

Côte d’Ivoire: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 12 April 10:03

Laurent Gbagbo is finally forced from power, four months after losing the election.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 April 8:51

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

Tim Robbins: That battered old courtesan of a press
By Duncan Robinson - 11 April 19:43

The Oscar-nominated actor bemoans journalism’s current state in this week's <em>New Statesman</em>.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 April 17:14

The five must-read blogs from today, including the next Lib Dem leader and the latest “celebrity” ba

Scottish Lib Dem leader: Clegg makes me “grimace”
By George Eaton - 11 April 16:12

Tavish Scott attempts to distance himself from Nick Clegg ahead of the May elections.

Video: Julian Assange, New Statesman/Frontline Club debate
By New Statesman - 11 April 14:37

Speaking for the proposition: “This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place.”

Video: Douglas Murray, New Statesman/Frontline Club debate
By New Statesman - 11 April 14:25

Speaking against the proposition: “This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place.”

Osborne aims to scrap the 50p rate by 2013
By George Eaton - 11 April 13:03

Chancellor pencils in 2013 as the earliest possible opportunity to remove the top rate.

Obama must change policy on Bradley Manning
By Sophie Elmhirst - 11 April 12:34

Pressure builds as 250 US scholars question whether the president’s conduct “meets fundamental stand

Julian Assange debate: in pictures
By New Statesman - 11 April 11:51

Photographs from Saturday’s Frontline Club/<em>New Statesman</em> debate with WikiLeaks’s Julian Ass

Clegg’s adviser threatens resignation over health reform
By Samira Shackle - 11 April 10:12

Norman Lamb has demanded changes to the Health Bill. What is the significance of his intervention?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 April 8:53

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

This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place: Part II
By Staff blogger - 10 April 17:28

Pictures, audio and reaction from the second half of Saturday’s Frontline Club <em>New Statesman</em

“If we had a full-blown Tory government, we’d all be crying regularly . . .”
By Staff blogger - 10 April 12:16

How the columnists reacted to the <em>New Statesman</em>’s interview with the Deputy Prime Minister.

This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place: Part I
By Staff blogger - 10 April 11:34

Pictures, audio and reaction from the first half of Saturday’s Frontline Club/<em>New Statesman</em>

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 April 10:25

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

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