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John Prescott: “I told Gordon to seek coalition”
By Samira Shackle - 14 March 17:50

Former deputy prime minister reveals that he feared that a Tory-Liberal pairing would lead to “more

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 14 March 15:53

The five must-read blogs from today, including the legality of Labour’s VAT plan and Japan’s stoicis

Labour goes back on the attack over petrol prices
By George Eaton - 14 March 12:35

The de facto tax rate on petrol is 161 per cent.

Japan: front pages from around the world
By Samira Shackle - 14 March 12:24

How newspapers at home and abroad have covered the earthquake and tsunami catastrophe.

The Lib Dem bells: alarm clock or wake-up call?
By Eduardo Reyes - 14 March 10:27

“Alarm-clock Britain” does not appeal to the party faithful.

Japan and the future of nuclear power
By George Eaton - 14 March 9:44

Global public opinion will shift against nuclear power.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 March 7:58

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

Full Transcript | Nick Clegg | Speech to Liberal Democrat spring conference | Sheffield | 13 March 2011
By Nick Clegg - 13 March 14:34

“Tell them how we are working to build a liberal Britain.”

William Hague: “I haven’t lost my mojo”
By Samira Shackle - 13 March 12:14

The Foreign Secretary dismisses claims that he will be the next cabinet minister to resign.

Japan disaster: more pictures
By Samira Shackle - 13 March 11:33

Images of the ravaged north-east of the country, where the death toll could exceed 10,000.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 March 9:42

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

The coalition is now split over national health policy
By Samira Shackle - 12 March 13:02

NHS reform becomes first public division as Lib Dem conference votes in favour of radical rewrite of

Will the two-state solution go the way of the defunct peace process?
By Ben White - 12 March 11:38

Binyamin Netanyahu’s proposals are likely to be nothing more than a rehash of approaches that have f

How the Lib Dem spring conference is divided on the NHS
By Samira Shackle - 12 March 10:54

Nick Clegg urges members to “hold your nerve” ahead of session on flashpoint issue of NHS reform.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 March 10:12

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

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 11 March 18:31

A selection of posts made this week on newstatesman.com

Bush and Blair: a tale of two former leaders
By James Preston - 11 March 17:25

The former US president’s popularity is on the rise, while Blair’s couldn’t be much lower.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 March 16:09

The five must-read blogs from today, on joint election candidates, stupid historians and Eric Pickle

Clegg’s banker bashing leaves him dangerously exposed
By George Eaton - 11 March 15:59

The Lib Dem leader was foolish to declare he wanted to “wring” the bankers’ necks.

In pictures: Japan earthquake
By George Eaton - 11 March 14:08

Scenes of devastation from Japan after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit the country’s north-eastern c

Picture of the day
By Jon Bernstein - 11 March 13:17

Remarkable scene from the Tunisian border with Libya.

Bradley Manning.
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.

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