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Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 18 March 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including David Cameron and the no-fly zone and an overlooked N

Cutting red tape by cutting services
By Lisa Ansell - 18 March 12:53

Coalition “savings” are not possible without diluting or scrapping our statutory duties to the vulne

Libya declares ceasefire
By Samira Shackle - 18 March 12:49

Foreign minister says an immediate ceasefire will be imposed after UN backs no-fly zone.

Budget 2011: shock doctrine in the UK
By Simon Reid-Henry - 18 March 11:16

George Osborne’s Budget will attempt a radical social re-engineering of the UK.

Seven in ten think the coalition’s cuts are too fast
By Samira Shackle - 18 March 10:40

Poll shows that a majority of the British public opposes the speed and depth of cuts, but Labour is

UN no-fly zone over Libya: what does it mean?
By Samira Shackle - 18 March 8:57

Security Council votes to take “all necessary measures” to protect civilians. We look at the implica

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 March 7:50

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

Japan’s earthquake and tsunami on video: the first few moments

Fukushima explained, the moment the earthquake struck and more astonishing footage of the Japanese t

Loyalty and poverty: Jordan’s uprising stagnates
By Liam McLaughlin - 17 March 17:50

Despite nearly two months of protests, King Abdullah’s regime is clinging to the promise, but not ye

Comments of the week
By New Statesman - 17 March 16:38

A selection of the best comments left on the site this week.

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

The five must-read blogs from today, on nuclear power, Ukip’s threat to the Tories and Charles Kenne

A taxing question for the NHS
By Chris Smith - 17 March 15:41

There is serious trouble ahead if the Conservatives enact their planned reforms of Britain’s health

Tory MP: Clegg can “go f*** himself”
By Duncan Robinson - 17 March 14:44

A Conservative MP gives a rather frank appraisal of the Lib Dem leader after a team-building exercis

Balls now rated as “most capable” chancellor
By George Eaton - 17 March 12:59

Miliband's approval rating is -5 - the highest of any party leader.

In this week’s New Statesman: the drowned world
By George Eaton - 17 March 11:54

Mark Lynas: in defence of nuclear power | Frank Skinner on God and doubt | Laurie Penny on the porn

The world fears Japan has lost control of the crisis
By George Eaton - 17 March 9:49

International criticism of Japan’s handling of the nuclear crisis grows.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 March 8:00

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

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

The five must-read blogs from today, including Boris’s dodgy stats and the UK’s bungled Japan rescue

On video: Japan’s tsunami
By Duncan Robinson - 16 March 15:48

Astonishing footage shows the moment when a series of waves ripped through Japan’s eastern coast.

New Statesman cover | 21 March 2011
By New Statesman - 16 March 15:36

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s front cover.

PMQs review: Cameron rattled by Miliband’s NHS attack
By George Eaton - 16 March 13:28

Once again, Cameron struggled to defend the coalition’s health reforms.

Julian Assange: Lord of the Dance
By Duncan Robinson - 16 March 13:00

The WikiLeaks founder reveals his fondness for a turn around the dance floor.

Youth unemployment hits new record high
By Samira Shackle - 16 March 10:33

Total number of people out of work hits 2.53 million, the highest in 17 years, as joblessness among

The Labour split on AV deepens
By George Eaton - 16 March 9:40

Shadow cabinet minister John Healey leads the charge against electoral reform.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 March 7:52

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

Hutton report does not explain how to make pay fair
By Tess Lanning - 15 March 18:06

Idea of pay ratio scrapped despite widespread support from the public.

More media myths about immigration
By Guy Taylor - 15 March 17:17

Misinformation provides cover for the coalition. Why isn’t Labour doing more to fight it?

Why the issue of tuition fees will not go away
By Duncan Robinson - 15 March 16:33

Average institutions charging top-rate fees will prove a continuing headache for the government.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 15 March 16:01

The five must-read blogs from today, on Nick Clegg, the schools revolution and the Hutton review.

The new shoe-thrower’s index
By Duncan Robinson - 15 March 15:07

The <em>Economist</em> has updated its index of unrest in the Arab world to include internet connect

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