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Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 May 9:00

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

No 10: Names on letters to the public are invented
By Tom Kavanagh - 11 May 17:50

Downing Street forced to admit that names and signatures used on letters to members of the public ar

A return to tribalism won’t save Labour
By Neal Lawson - 11 May 17:42

The centre left must embrace pluralism if it is to avoid permanent decline.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Clegg the non-Tory and more bad news for Osborne.

New Statesman cover | 16 May 2011
By Staff blogger - 11 May 16:20

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s front cover.

PMQs review: Miliband targets Cameron’s Achilles heel
By George Eaton - 11 May 14:27

The Labour leader declares again: “You can’t trust the Tories with the NHS.”

Immigration is back
By Matt Cavanagh - 11 May 13:16

Underneath the tactical manoeuvring, the differences in this area between Labour and the Tories are

Clegg pours cold water on Cable’s “progressive majority”
By George Eaton - 11 May 10:55

The Lib Dem leader dismisses those who “still dream of a progressive alliance”.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 May 8:54

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

Be liberal, Clegg
By Graeme Archer - 10 May 19:24

The Liberal Democrats cannot belong to a centre-right government and yet insist to supporters that t

David Laws found guilty of breaching “around six” parliamentary expenses rules
By Samira Shackle - 10 May 17:37

The Lib Dem MP’s return to cabinet will not be as swift as predicted – but it’s not off the cards.

Willetts backs down on places for rich students
By George Eaton - 10 May 17:10

Universities minister say that students will not be able to “buy their way in to university”.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 May 16:57

The five must-read blogs from today, including David Laws, selling university places and the latest

The coalition will not last five years, say voters
By George Eaton - 10 May 14:41

56 per cent of voters do not believe the coalition government will last until 2015.

What did Musharraf know?
By Catriona Luke - 10 May 12:21

His memoirs, written while he was still military president of Pakistan, are a fascinating source of

The coalition can’t favour the richest students over the rest
By George Eaton - 10 May 10:26

Why not lift the cap on student places altogether?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 May 8:59

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

Trump: “I am the least racist person there is”
By Duncan Robinson - 09 May 18:34

Donald Trump, the potential Republican presidential candidate, points to a black winner of <em>The A

Does the elimination of terrorist leaders always destroy their organisations?
By Matthew Partridge - 09 May 18:33

The decapitation strategy of killing Osama Bin Laden has severe limitations.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the Tories should support Vince Cable’s mansion t

Are ministers really keen to encourage more students?
By George Eaton - 09 May 13:37

A fall in student numbers would be one way to fill the £960m funding gap.

The coalition’s free schools dilemma
By Jonn Elledge - 09 May 11:22

Ministers can’t keep costs down, keep the profiteers out <em>and</em> get the revolutionary programm

When Clegg was in favour of the NHS reforms
By George Eaton - 09 May 10:30

The Liberal Democrat leader insisted the plans were in his party’s manifesto.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 May 9:00

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

Huhne: Cameron’s No will prove a pyrrhic victory
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 May 14:16

Energy Secretary warns PM that the genie of electoral reform won’t go back in the bottle.

Osbornomics, part 94
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 May 12:45

George, say after me: Britain is not Portugal (or Greece or Ireland).

Honduras is “open for business”
By Tom Kavanagh - 08 May 11:17

The US-backed Honduran government seeks to attract investment.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 May 10:41

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

Osama Bin Laden’s home videos
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 May 10:07

Extraordinary tapes released by the Pentagon.

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