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Mubarak steps down as president
By George Eaton - 11 February 16:08

Egyptian president leaves Cairo * Armed forces handed power.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 February 16:02

The five must-read posts from today, on Labour leadership elections, EMA and expensive tweets.

The voters are finally turning against the Tories
By George Eaton - 11 February 13:46

Lib Dem “human shields” are no longer protecting the Tories from the cuts backlash.

“The Shoe Thrower’s Index”
By Duncan Robinson - 11 February 11:28

A new index by the <em>Economist</em> gives an evidence-based insight into unrest in the Arab world.

The coalition’s welfare squeeze
By George Eaton - 11 February 11:12

Families could lose £2,700 a year as a result of cuts to benefits and tax credits.

The God app: Vatican should rethink the ban
By Sholto Byrnes - 11 February 9:52

It could be a blessed relief for Catholics.

Will the royal wedding create a “Yes mood” for the pro-AV campaign?
By Samira Shackle - 11 February 8:44

The Yes to AV campaign reportedly plans to capitalise on the royal wedding – but this tactic is unli

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 February 7:30

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

Mehdi Hasan on BBC Question Time
By New Statesman - 10 February 21:46

Have your say on tonight’s programme.

MPs vote to keep ban on prisoners voting
By George Eaton - 10 February 18:19

234 MPs vote to keep the ban, with just 22 opposed.

Expenses MP Jim Devine’s car-crash interview
By George Eaton - 10 February 17:58

When the Labour MP Jim Devine defended fraud as “moving money around”.

Egyptian president “may stand down”
By Duncan Robinson - 10 February 17:38

A senior member of Egypt’s governing party suggests that President Mubarak’s departure is imminent.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on prisoner votes, John Bercow and high pay.

The return of Big Government
By George Eaton - 10 February 14:08

State spending exceeded 50 per cent of GDP in 11 European countries last year.

Now the Arab world is teaching the west about democracy
By John Chalcraft - 10 February 12:08

The west could – and should – learn from the uprisings in the Middle East.

In this week’s New Statesman: the new Middle East
By George Eaton - 10 February 11:22

John Pilger and Olivier Roy on Egypt’s revolt | Stanley Johnson: save our forests | Sadiq Khan on cl

Lib Dem council chiefs speak out against cuts
By Samira Shackle - 10 February 9:17

88 council chiefs rail against the scale and pace of cuts, as evidence builds that the vulnerable wi

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 February 7:53

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

Cameron’s sleight of hand on Sure Start
By George Eaton - 09 February 18:02

The PM misled the Commons when he said Sure Start was not being cut.

New Statesman cover | 14 February 2011
By Staff blogger - 09 February 16:18

A sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Sure Start, electoral reform and Project Merlin.

BBC bans the term “reform” when discussing AV
By Susannah Butter - 09 February 14:48

The term is “too positive” to be used when referring to the AV vote – but not when describing Camero

PMQs review: on-form Miliband gets the better of Cameron
By George Eaton - 09 February 13:31

The “son of Brown” enjoys a joke at his old boss’s expense.

Ken Clarke admits: we will give prisoners the vote
By George Eaton - 09 February 11:30

The admirably honest Justice Secretary breaks with the Downing Street line.

Are the police afraid of Twitter?
By Samira Shackle - 09 February 9:34

Report highlights changing nature of protest – both from the left and the far right.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 February 7:56

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

Revealed: City donations to the Tories double under Cameron
By George Eaton - 08 February 22:00

More than 50 per cent of all Conservative funding came from the financial sector last year.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on the “big society”, Treasury questions and climate change.

Osborne lands some low blows against Balls
By George Eaton - 08 February 15:37

The Chancellor’s attempt to mock Balls’s stammer was a crude joke.

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher
By Duncan Robinson - 08 February 15:14

The actress will play the former prime minister in the forthcoming biopic <em>The Iron Lady</em>.

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