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Clegg’s paternity plan: a small step forward
By Nick Pearce - 17 January 12:00

To encourage more men to care for children, the coalition must tackle the gender pay gap.

Cameron refuses to deny Coulson resignation offer
By George Eaton - 17 January 9:36

PM insists Coulson is doing a “good job” but refuses to comment on resignation rumours.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 January 8:00

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

Exile, sweet exile
By Sholto Byrnes - 16 January 11:49

Does Saudi Arabia deserve thanks for taking in dictators such as Tunisia’s ousted president?

Medical professionals warn against “extraordinarily risky” NHS reform
By Samira Shackle - 16 January 11:26

Coalition’s flagship Health and Social Care Bill could cause health service to shrink and jeopardise

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 January 8:39

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Full transcript | Ed Miliband | Speech to the Fabians | London | 15 January 2011
By Ed Miliband - 15 January 21:10

“The only way we rebuild the case for politics is from the ground up.”

A successful jasmine revolution, but what next for Tunisia?
By Luke Bozier - 15 January 15:33

The toppling of Ben Ali will inspire oppressed people everywhere – but takes Tunisia into new territ

Clegg to launch report attacking “moralising” married tax break
By Samira Shackle - 15 January 12:32

The Deputy PM’s appearance at the Demos launch will anger the Tory right, but is a relatively safe a

What is the government’s argument for its inaction on bank bonuses?
By Samira Shackle - 15 January 11:36

Cameron says he will not “take revenge” on bankers with a punitive tax, but fails to explain why.

Tunisia protest: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 15 January 10:38

The Tunisian president, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, has fled to Saudi Arabia after days of mass protest

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 14 January 17:30

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 14 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the best on the Oldham by-election and local Lib Dem

One gaffe too many for Warsi?
By George Eaton - 14 January 14:30

Tory chairman under pressure after lashing out at party’s right wing.

The challenges facing Ed Miliband
By Sunder Katwala - 14 January 13:17

Winning outright at the next election will prove as tough for Labour as the Tories.

Why Oldham boosts the case for electoral reform
By George Eaton - 14 January 12:27

The Alternative Vote would have eliminated the need for tactical voting by Tory supporters.

Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia and lazy journalists
By Jon Bernstein - 14 January 11:27

“They were always lazy, now they’re just a little better informed.”

What does the Oldham result mean for the coalition?
By Samira Shackle - 14 January 9:19

The Lib Dems hang on to their share of the vote – but at the cost of their coalition partner.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 January 7:43

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

Labour wins Oldham by-election with increased majority
By George Eaton - 14 January 0:25

Blow for Liberal Democrats as Labour holds seat with a majority of 3,558.

In praise of libel laws
By Sholto Byrnes - 13 January 17:44

Relaxing libel laws sounds like a good thing, but is a US-style “free” press what we really want?

Miliband distances himself from the Balls strategy
By George Eaton - 13 January 17:00

Labour leader says the party should have spoken “openly and clearly” about the need for cuts.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 13 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including swearing at the Speaker and the universal credit.

Alex Smith: Ed Miliband’s master of cyber-spin
By Dan Hodges - 13 January 14:09

Alex Smith, Labour’s first dedicated online communications specialist, will take the fight to the Tory blogosphere.

Which side would benefit from an AV date change?
By George Eaton - 13 January 13:55

The Yes camp has the most to gain if the referendum is moved from May.

The Tea Party is relentlessly hostile – but responsible for these murders in Arizona?
By Felicity Spector - 13 January 11:16

Barack Obama always set out to restore tolerance and a return to civility.

Exclusive: Vince Cable – “Keynes would be on our side”
By Duncan Robinson - 13 January 10:46

Cable argues in this week’s New Statesman that the famous economist would back the coalition’s econo

In this week’s New Statesman: War on WikiLeaks
By George Eaton - 13 January 10:15

John Pilger talks to Julian Assange | Vince Cable: “Keynes would be on our side” | Laurie Penny: the

Is public opinion turning against the spending cuts?
By Samira Shackle - 13 January 9:21

As Oldham and Saddleworth votes, another national opinion poll gives Labour a significant lead over

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 January 7:52

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

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