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Water, water everywhere
By New Statesman - 17 September 10:50

Help is desperately needed for the flood victims in Pakistan

Stay positive
By Sophie Elmhirst - 17 September 10:23

The Lib Dem conference begins today, and Nick Clegg wants to celebrate the party's achievements

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 September 9:43

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

Friday caption competition
By Staff blogger - 16 September 17:39

When Nick met Ed.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 16 September 17:17

The five must-read posts from today, including counter-productive consultation, and the murky world

How the "negotiating" factor will change conference
By Mark Pack - 16 September 16:39

What a coalition minister says at their party conference is no longer just a message for their membe

Full Transcript | George Osborne | Speech on the economy | Manchester | 16 September 2011
By George Osborne - 16 September 13:52

"Britain cannot blame the rest of the world for these debts, for we were one of the biggest contribu

Geithner's arrival tells you how bad things are in the eurozone
By Rafael Behr - 16 September 12:15

UK officials say it's like 2008 all over again.

How 10 million UK voters could be lost
By Samira Shackle - 16 September 10:06

Reform to voter registration could have a far more wide-ranging effect than the boundary changes.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 September 8:56

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 15 September 16:55

The five must-read posts from today, including Cameron's problem with Libya.

Musicians suspended over Israel Proms row
By Ben White - 15 September 14:57

The London Philharmonic Orchestra management has some serious question to answer.

The Purple Book and the future of New Labour
By Robert Philpot - 15 September 12:54

Labour must guard against becoming a conservative force, stuck in the world of 1994 rather than 2011

In this week's New Statesman: Meet the next Prime Minister
By Samira Shackle - 15 September 11:28

Parliament's rising stars | Alice Miles: dangerous tourism | Could the Arab Spring help the Palestin

20 under 40: parliament's rising stars
By Samira Shackle - 15 September 9:20

This week's <em>New Statesman</em> profiles 20 MPs who are ambitious, ahead of the pack, and under t

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 September 8:55

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

Johann Hari: "I did two wrong and stupid things"
By Helen Lewis - 14 September 19:25

Independent columnist admits altering Wikipedia entries and massaging interviewees' quotes.

PMQs sketch: Ed fights back
By Peter McHugh - 14 September 18:34

A re-energised Ed Miliband challenges David Cameron on the economy in the run up to this year's part

New Statesman cover | 19 September 2011
By Staff blogger - 14 September 17:40

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 14 September 17:03

The five must-read posts from today, including an interview with an internet troll.

Why Labour has it wrong on elected police
By Ian Loader & Rick Muir - 14 September 16:29

A manifesto for progressive police and crime commissioners

How can we tackle youth unemployment?
By Fred Turok - 14 September 15:58

The government's Work Programme will fall short unless employers are incentivised.

PMQs review: Miliband attacks on the economy
By Samira Shackle - 14 September 13:39

Cameron mounted a robust defence, but the Labour leader landed some blows over today's unemployment

The real way that Twitter can change society
By Charles Leadbeater - 14 September 10:51

How we use social media may be up to us but it is also shaped by our culture, politics and governmen

Voters cannot see Ed Miliband in power
By Samira Shackle - 14 September 9:34

The latest poll highlights the challenges that the Labour leader faces in Liverpool.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 September 8:58

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 13 September 17:11

The five must-read posts from today, including uncertainty over boundary changes, and Rumsfield's pe

Why Ed Miliband wanted to be booed at the TUC
By Samira Shackle - 13 September 16:13

This piece of political theatre allowed Miliband to separate himself from the unions.

Full transcript | Ed Miliband | speech to the TUC congress | London | 13 September 2011
By Ed Miliband - 13 September 13:17

"While negotiations were going on, I do believe it was a mistake for strikes to happen. I continue t

Poverty isn't an excuse for the riots. It's a reason
By Victor Adebowale - 13 September 12:15

Why we must stop ignoring the bottom five per cent in society.

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