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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>.

Don’t bring God into politics, Mr President
By Sholto Byrnes - 08 February 14:36

Jacob Zuma is an embarrassment to his country – and to all who fought apartheid.

Osborne’s bank levy is still a damp squib
By George Eaton - 08 February 10:54

The Chancellor hasn’t lived up to his tough rhetoric in opposition.

Which way will Labour turn on prisoner voting rights?
By Samira Shackle - 08 February 9:24

The party is set to meet later today to decide a position on the controversial issue.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 February 7:51

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

Labour has a case to answer on the Lockerbie bomber
By George Eaton - 07 February 18:23

We were not told that the government did “all it could” to facilitate al-Megrahi’s release.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 07 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on expensive cuts, the “big society” and the forest sale.

The unfinished revolution
By Michael Meacher - 07 February 13:12

The steady decline in the status of parliament must be reversed.

Why Mubarak shouldn’t stay until September
By Osama Diab - 07 February 12:08

If Mubarak’s security apparatus tightens its grip on power, Egypt will turn into a North Korean-styl

Sure Start will be “decimated” by cuts, warns Field
By George Eaton - 07 February 11:06

Frank Field says that Cameron needs to act now to prevent dramatic cuts to Sure Start.

Big society being “destroyed” by cuts, warns volunteering chief
By Samira Shackle - 07 February 8:41

Dame Elisabeth Hoodless warns that “massive cuts” are removing opportunities to volunteer.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 February 7:54

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

In defence of David Cameron’s speech on multiculturalism
By Maajid Nawaz - 06 February 11:46

Yesterday’s voices are increasingly becoming boring, and I for one am glad that the ground is shifti

The demonisation of the white working class
By Lisa Ansell - 06 February 10:52

“Chav bashing” has become an acceptable replacement for overt racism and fuelled the rise of the EDL

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 February 9:58

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

Full transcript | David Cameron | Speech on radicalisation and Islamic extremism | Munich | 5 February 2011
By Staff blogger - 05 February 10:48

The Prime Minister says that the “doctrine of state multiculturalism” has failed.

Educating the English Defence League
By Robert Lambert - 05 February 2:16

The EDL’s demonstration in Luton undermines efforts by British Muslims to tackle terrorism and extremism.

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 04 February 17:48

A selection of posts made on newstatesman.com this week.

The scandal of asylum-seeker destitution
By Jonathan Ellis - 04 February 16:46

Welfare cuts are no reason to allow already vulnerable people to suffer further.

Prisoner voting rights can make prison work
By Benjamin Fox - 04 February 16:15

The best way to put prison conditions on the political agenda is to give prisoners the vote.

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

The five must-read blogs from today, on Ed Miliband’s audience, electoral reform and Sally Bercow.

What is Obama’s strategy in Egypt?
By Felicity Spector - 04 February 15:06

The president is keen to avoid “meddling”, but US interests go far wider than the next Egyptian lead

Will the coalition keep squeezing the middle?
By George Eaton - 04 February 13:14

Nick Clegg hints at further middle-class tax rises to fund income-tax pledge.

Coalition rebellions exceed Blair’s whole first term
By Samira Shackle - 04 February 10:40

In just nine months, there have been more coalition rebellions than by Labour MPs from 1997 to 2001.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 February 10:35

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

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