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Is there such a thing as an ideal level of population?
By Matt Cavanagh - 08 December 9:59

Rather than yet another debate about immigration, let's have a proper debate about population growth

Examiners caught "cheating" by telling teachers which questions to expect
By Samira Shackle - 08 December 9:25

An investigation by the <em>Telegraph</em> lays bare the problem of exam boards competing for busine

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 December 8:06

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

Why Labour is right to focus on fairness
By George Eaton - 07 December 17:59

The question of how to distribute scarce resources will soon define politics.

PMQs sketch: Labour leader shoots, and finally scores
By Peter McHugh - 07 December 16:39

As Dave dodged, dived and rambled on, even his own MPs drew blanks.

New Statesman cover | 12 December
By Staff blogger - 07 December 16:24

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

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

The five must-read blogs from today, including Boris Johnson's intervention on Europe.

The euro crisis poses dilemmas for Labour too
By Rafael Behr - 07 December 15:56

Cameron's EU pain is a gift to the opposition, but how far is Ed Miliband willing to go to destabili

PMQs review: Cameron's Europe headache swells
By George Eaton - 07 December 13:30

In the Commons at least, Miliband has much to gain by banging on about Europe.

Britain gets a little more selfish
By George Eaton - 07 December 11:19

Social Attitudes survey highlights the scale of the challenge facing the left.

Cameron remains locked in a lose-lose situation on the euro
By Samira Shackle - 07 December 9:40

The PM attempts to appease Eurosceptic MPs while retaining British influence in the EU. He cannot ha

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 December 7:55

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

Balls toughens Labour's stance on the euro
By George Eaton - 06 December 17:30

Shadow chancellor says that there is "no possibility" of Britain joining the euro "in my lifetime".

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 06 December 15:53

The five must-read blogs from today, including how snow could prevent a double-dip recession.

Dark arts? More like bogus boasts
By Andrew Smith - 06 December 13:53

On Bell Pottinger, fake blogs and Googlewashing.

Balls: we're losing the battle but we'll win the war
By George Eaton - 06 December 11:28

Shadow chancellor insists that "in the end, good economics is good politics too."

Lobbyists caught on tape claiming to have influence over the Prime Minister
By Samira Shackle - 06 December 11:17

Senior figures at Bell Pottinger secretly recorded boasting of links to senior Conservatives.

Who are Standard and Poor's and why should we care?
By Samira Shackle - 06 December 9:36

The credit ratings agency has warned it could downgrade all 15 eurozone countries. Why does this mat

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 December 7:51

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

A new chapter in EU integration, whether Britain likes it or not
By Rafael Behr - 05 December 16:45

The new EU treaty is bound to contain something that British sceptics think requires a referendum.

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 05 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the proof that Europe's woes are not caused by the we

Cameron's new EU referendum headache
By George Eaton - 05 December 13:31

Downing Street slaps down Iain Duncan Smith's call for a referendum on any "major treaty change".

The UK earns a D for inequality
By George Eaton - 05 December 12:05

Inequality has risen faster in the UK than in any other rich country.

Is this the end of the "greenest government ever"?
By Samira Shackle - 05 December 9:24

Campaigners say coalition is "the most environmentally destructive government" since birth of modern

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 December 7:47

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

Top 10: the week's most read
By New Statesman - 04 December 12:19

Jeremy Clarkson, God and Brick Lane curry houses.

The real George Osborne's Granita moment
By Jon Bernstein - 04 December 11:47

"They must be talking about a different Chancellor."

How to read the Tory poll lead
By Jon Bernstein - 04 December 10:01

Cameron's party on top in this morning's Sunday Telegraph/ICM survey.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 04 December 8:26

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

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