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PMQs review: a narrow win for Miliband
By George Eaton - 26 January 13:31

Miliband embarrasses Cameron on growth but stumbles on Ed Balls and Andy Coulson.

Miliband on working with Clegg: “Let’s see”
By George Eaton - 26 January 10:55

The Labour leader softens insistence that the chief Lib Dem would need to resign for a deal to be po

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 26 January 7:43

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

Should Andy Burton be fired for calling someone “a bit of a looker”?
By Jason Stamper - 25 January 17:22

Is calling someone a “looker” any worse than calling them good-looking?

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 25 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Gordon Brown, the “big society” and the weather.

Round one to Ed Balls
By George Eaton - 25 January 14:18

Balls’s calm and assured response was exactly what Labour needed.

Blow for Osborne as economy shrinks by 0.5 per cent
By George Eaton - 25 January 9:34

Fears of a double-dip recession return after economy unexpectedly contracts.

Will a weak compromise on control orders trigger rebellion?
By Samira Shackle - 25 January 8:54

David Davis criticises “control orders lite” as coalition prepares to announce new measures.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 January 7:48

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

Another blow to Palin’s presidential hopes
By George Eaton - 24 January 17:11

Republican hopeful finishes fourth in poll of members in New Hampshire.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 24 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on the City, the David Davis threat and a 2011 election.

Balls v Osborne: round one
By George Eaton - 24 January 13:43

Tomorrow’s growth figures will determine who takes an early lead in the cuts debate.

Why a “fair fuel stabiliser” would be bad policy
By George Eaton - 24 January 10:54

The government does not receive a “windfall” from higher petrol prices.

The Palestinian Papers: responses
By Samira Shackle - 24 January 9:21

Today sees the biggest leak ever of confidential documents on the Middle East peace process. What do

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 January 7:45

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

Are Muslims and Jews destined always to be enemies?
By Sholto Byrnes - 23 January 11:58

An initiative seeks to promote interfaith harmony.

Clegg defends Coulson
By Sophie Elmhirst - 23 January 11:40

“I have no reason to disbelieve him,” says the Deputy Prime Minister.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 January 9:50

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

Blair, the BBC and dictatorship
By Anthony Barnett - 22 January 10:43

The Iraq war was a catastrophe for the way the UK is governed.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 21 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Andy Coulson’s departure, immigration and Blair.

Cameron’s terrible judgement has been exposed
By George Eaton - 21 January 14:59

It was either highly reckless or highly stupid of the PM to accept Coulson’s version of events.

Andy Coulson resigns from No 10
By George Eaton - 21 January 11:33

David Cameron's director of communications stands down following latest phone-hacking revelations.

Blair on the left and the right
By George Eaton - 21 January 10:48

We were “the most successful centre-left government in the world”, says Blair.

Good news and bad news in the flu furore
By Dominic Ponsford - 21 January 10:39

The worst of the outbreak may be over, but there are still no plans for a comprehensive vaccination

What to expect from Ed Balls on the economy
By George Eaton - 21 January 8:57

Read Balls’s Bloomberg speech for an idea of the arguments he’ll deploy against George Osborne.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 January 8:00

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

When Balls and Miliband clashed
By George Eaton - 20 January 18:27

Watch the pair exchange blows at the NS Labour leadership hustings.

Introducing our blogging powerhouse
By Jon Bernstein - 20 January 17:00

New bloggers join the <em>New Statesman</em>.

Alan Johnson resigns as shadow chancellor
By George Eaton - 20 January 16:53

Ed Balls named as shadow chancellor as Johnson stands down “for personal reasons”.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 January 16:00

The five must-read politics blogs from today, on Michael Gove, Sayeeda Warsi and electoral reform.

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