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In this week's New Statesman: Dads: the answer to the riots?
By George Eaton - 18 August 12:44

Exclusive: Mehdi Hasan meets Tariq Jahan | Laurie Penny interviews Johnnie Marbles |Olivier Roy on S

Britain opposes European plans for a Robin Hood tax
By Samira Shackle - 18 August 10:19

Downing Street says it will defend the City from a financial transaction tax that EU leaders claim c

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 August 8:52

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

Labour's response to the riots has to be conservative and radical
By Jonathan Rutherford - 17 August 19:10

The party must defend the integrity of family life and those institutions that promote the common go

New poll: keep the 50p rate but cut VAT
By George Eaton - 17 August 18:20

The public want the 50p tax rate to be made permanent, according to a New Statesman/ICD poll.

New Statesman cover | 22 August 2011
By Staff blogger - 17 August 17:21

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

Time for a compulsory civic service scheme
By David Lammy - 17 August 17:18

The riots have shown that we cannot afford not to teach our young people lessons of civic duty.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 17 August 16:52

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Belgium's economy has performed better than the U

Arrest of activist sparks protests across India
By Samira Shackle - 17 August 15:18

This is not the first time that the Indian government has come down hard on an anti-corruption campa

Heffer: Germany has become a "Fourth Reich"
By George Eaton - 17 August 14:33

Germany is using the financial crisis "to conquer Europe", says Daily Mail columnist.

Riots and randomness: the search for an explanation
By Sean Carey - 17 August 12:59

There is no consensus about how to classify what went on, but "randomness" is unlikely to be the ans

Five pieces of bad news from today's employment figures
By George Eaton - 17 August 12:05

Including: vacancies down, youth unemployment up and part-time workers up.

Lib Dems speak out against "bonkers" reaction to riots
By Samira Shackle - 17 August 10:16

David Cameron could have a fight on his hands over his law and order plans.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 August 9:01

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 16 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including where Clegg and Cameron differ on benefits.

A new bombshell in the phone hacking scandal
By George Eaton - 16 August 14:40

Former NoW royal editor Clive Goodman alleges that phone hacking was "widely discussed" at editorial

What Bill Bratton really thinks about "zero tolerance"
By George Eaton - 16 August 11:38

Cameron's new "supercop" adviser doesn't agree with him on "zero tolerance" policing.

Cameron bows to Miliband and agrees to a riots inquiry
By George Eaton - 16 August 9:52

As in the case of phone-hacking, the Labour leader is calling the shots.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 16 August 8:57

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 15 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including what killed the UK's economic recovery.

Why did Cameron drop his comments on elected mayors?
By George Eaton - 15 August 16:30

All references to elected mayors were left out from the final version of Cameron's speech.

Where Miliband leads, Cameron follows
By George Eaton - 15 August 13:39

Cameron echoes Miliband and links the riots to the banking crash, expenses and phone hacking.

The David Starkey rap
By Jon Bernstein - 15 August 11:23

The historian's infamous Newsnight appearance. Remixed.

Will Cameron get his man?
By George Eaton - 15 August 10:24

The PM wants "supercop" Bill Bratton to lead the Met but Theresa May is "adamantly" opposed.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 August 8:53

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

Multiculturalism and the riots of 2011
By Rupa Huq - 14 August 20:52

The topology of 1981 is no more.

The NewStatesman.com Top 10
By New Statesman - 14 August 13:05

Most read blogs and articles of the week.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 14 August 9:27

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

Owen Jones faces David Starkey on Newsnight: It was like Enoch Powell meets Alan Partridge
By Owen Jones - 13 August 14:47

I did my best to challenge David Starkey in the Newsnight studio last night, says Owen Jones. But I was stunned by his comments.

Dave loves Twitter. Dave hates Twitter
By Jon Bernstein - 13 August 11:59

Compare and contrast.

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