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Stripped naked every night: Bradley Manning speaks out
By Samira Shackle - 11 March 12:39

US soldier arrested on suspicion of releasing files to WikiLeaks says he is suffering unlawful punishment.

Who’s winning the blame game?
By George Eaton - 11 March 12:01

Most voters still blame Labour for the cuts but the tide is beginning to turn.

Conservative Party is “closed to new members”
By Duncan Robinson - 11 March 11:23

Secret survey by CCHQ reveals a reluctance to accept new members among local Conservative Associatio

It's not all bad news on social mobility
By Gavin Kelly - 11 March 11:06

New research shows that intragenerational mobility increased significantly during the 2000s.

Osborne’s plan, big in the Eighties
By Chris Smith - 11 March 9:42

Echoes of the Long Good Friday as the coalition goes back to the Eighties.

BMA considers vote of no confidence in Andrew Lansley
By Samira Shackle - 11 March 9:30

Doctors are frustrated that they are being ignored. “Top-down reorganisation” is exactly what this l

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 March 7:56

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 March 16:02

The five must-read blogs from today, including John Hutton’s future in Labour and the shifting odds

Labour heading for overall majority in Wales
By Liam McLaughlin - 10 March 14:06

YouGov poll indicates a political shift in Wales.

Preview: who owns the world?
By Jon Bernstein - 10 March 13:42

Today we have two kinds of feudal state.

Public-sector pension reform is part of a wider agenda
By Peter Wilby - 10 March 13:21

Pension obligations are the biggest barrier to further privatisation.

BBC journalists’ imprisonment sheds light on Libya’s political prisoners
By Samira Shackle - 10 March 12:30

Eyewitness accounts of dire conditions in a Libyan prison give a disturbing insight into repression

In this week’s New Statesman: who owns the world?
By Samira Shackle - 10 March 10:30

The world’s biggest landowners | Martha Nussbaum on why politeness matters | Laurie Penny on Charlie

David Laws’s return to cabinet looks ever more certain
By Samira Shackle - 10 March 9:00

Cameron and Clegg have held private discussions about appointing Laws to oversee coalition policy.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 March 7:57

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

New Statesman cover | 14 March 2011
By New Statesman - 09 March 17:15

A sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 March 15:47

The five must-read posts from today, including Libya, the next Labour leader and the Ukip threat to

The Gaddafi regime’s “last stand” mentality
By Stefan Simanowitz - 09 March 15:23

Will the referral of Libya to the International Criminal Court backfire?

Boris rolls out the same old tricks
By Adam Bienkov - 09 March 15:18

The London mayor’s campaign against Ken Livingstone is nothing we haven’t seen before.

PMQs review: same old insults, but little real substance
By Samira Shackle - 09 March 12:47

Ed Miliband’s attack lines are increasingly clear – competence and class.

The shame of Britain’s universities
By Duncan Robinson - 09 March 11:05

LSE is far from the only university to accept money from repugnant regimes.

Cameron abandons hands-off approach to government
By Samira Shackle - 09 March 10:07

Prime Minister appoints nine new policy advisers, despite vow to end “control freakery” of Labour ye

“How on earth do you sleep at night, David Cameron?”
By Samira Shackle - 09 March 8:29

Matt Baker slips in the question at the end of the Prime Minister’s appearance on <em>The One Show</

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 March 7:53

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

X Factor winner voted “most influential woman of century”
By Jason Stamper - 08 March 17:47

Leona Lewis beats Pankhurst, Thatcher, Lady Di.

Hague’s future remains uncertain
By George Eaton - 08 March 17:08

Foreign Secretary fails to quash resignation rumours.

Time to put an end to indefinite detention
By Alex Morrison - 08 March 17:06

Hundreds of men and women are today locked up, with no release date, waiting for a deportation that

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 March 15:59

The five must-read blogs from today, including tips for Craig Oliver, Hague’s vagueness and Putin’s

Labour’s YES! men (and women)
By New Statesman - 08 March 13:57

Labour YES! to AV spokespeople announced.

Miliband(s) and the left. Can Labour learn its history?
By Denis MacShane - 08 March 13:30

The party must avoid repeating the mistakes of the 1930s, the 1950s and the 1980s.

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