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Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the coalition's cuts are deeper and faster than t

Counter-terrorism versus Counter-subversion
By Robert Lambert - 02 August 15:04

A new report by Spinwatch argues that right-wing think-tanks have understated the rise of Islamophob

Another arrest in the hacking scandal
By George Eaton - 02 August 15:01

Unnamed man believed to be former News of the World managing editor Stuart Kuttner has been arrested

The IMF's warnings to Osborne
By George Eaton - 02 August 12:00

Tax cuts and further QE will be needed if growth remains weak, says the IMF.

Obama weakened as US passes debt bill
By Samira Shackle - 02 August 8:54

The immediate crisis has been averted, but the president has capitulated on nearly all of his key de

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 August 8:25

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 August 17:00

The five must-read posts from today, including the US debt crisis, Obama's future, and the 50p tax d

Foreign students fear "Britain is closed for business"
By George Eaton - 01 August 16:35

The immigration cap is deterring foreign students from applying, says Universites UK head Steve Smit

What does Cameron think about the death penalty?
By George Eaton - 01 August 12:12

Parliament could soon debate capital punishment but what does the PM think?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 August 8:53

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

How Israel's left is missing the point
By Ben White - 31 July 12:53

A discriminatory law which bans Palestinians from joining spouses within Israel was extended without

Danny Alexander rules out cut to 50p tax rate
By Samira Shackle - 31 July 12:30

The Lib Dem minister says government is not going to "shift our priority to reducing the tax burden

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 31 July 9:59

The ten must read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Police open investigation into computer hacking
By Samira Shackle - 30 July 11:53

Allegations of email interception and computer hacking to be formally investigated, as phone-hacking

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 July 10:37

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

In defence of Maurice Glasman
By David Green - 29 July 17:37

He has spoken up for the low-paid workers whose standard of life has been forced down by excessive i

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 29 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Lousie Mensch deserves our praise.

Cameron breaks his NHS spending pledge
By George Eaton - 29 July 15:23

Spending on the health service was cut by £766m last year.

Chris Jefferies receives libel damages from eight newspapers
By George Eaton - 29 July 14:05

The landlord of murdered student Joanna Yeates receives "substantial" damages.

Blue Labour is over but the debate has just begun
By Jonathan Rutherford - 29 July 12:29

To give voice to the mood of the country, Labour must be both conservative and radical.

News Corp without the Murdochs?
By George Eaton - 29 July 10:48

"We will see the separation of the Murdochs from this company," says Michael Wolff at the LSE.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 29 July 8:55

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

Sarah Payne's mother allegedly hacked by NOTW
By Samira Shackle - 28 July 18:02

A phone given to Payne by Rebekah Brooks, to help her keep in touch with supporters, was targeted by

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 28 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why a VAT cut would stimulate the economy.

How a salary insurance scheme would work
By Graeme Cooke - 28 July 16:23

The unemployed would receive a higher level of support and pay back when they return to work.

Maurice Glasman: "I intend to take a vow of silence for the summer"
By Samira Shackle - 28 July 14:07

The Blue Labour founder apologises for "crassness and thoughtlessness" of his comments on immigratio

In this week's New Statesman: the rise of the far right
By George Eaton - 28 July 13:59

Maurice Glasman: Blue Labour can survive | Xan Rice: Somalia's downfall | Ruth Rogers interview.

Purnell offers Labour a way forward on welfare
By George Eaton - 28 July 11:06

Purnell's vision of a narrower but deeper welfare state deserves attention from Miliband.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 July 8:54

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

Exclusive: Cameron breaks his Sure Start promise
By George Eaton - 27 July 17:20

20 centres have been closed since May 2010 despite Cameron's promise to protect funding.

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