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Miliband must name this new, insecure era
By Rafael Behr - 22 September 18:18

New analysis suggests British society is prepared for a substantial shift in political orientation.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 September 16:56

The five must-read blogs from today, including why fixed-term parliaments could mean the end of the

Policing is too important for politicians to play with
By Paul McKeever - 22 September 16:29

We face grave circumstances, says the chairman of the Police Federation.

What Ed Miliband's conference speech should say
By Patrick Diamond and Michael Kenny - 22 September 13:37

Without a guiding ideological thread anchored in social democracy, Labour risks political irrelevanc

In this week's New Statesman: The 50 people who matter
By George Eaton - 22 September 12:59

The world's most influential people | Ed Miliband interview | John Pilger on Westfield | Oliver Kamm

Is Cameron's UN speech more than just rhetoric?
By George Eaton - 22 September 10:29

Will he now stop rolling out the red carpet for Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and other autocracies?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 September 8:56

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

New Statesman cover | 26 September 2011
By Staff blogger - 21 September 17:47

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

Clegg takes on the establishment
By Mark Pack - 21 September 17:31

The Lib Dem leader's "in power but anti-establishment" messsage is a promising one.

Winning back every seat? Clegg has a long way to go
By Samira Shackle - 21 September 17:25

The Lib Dem leader's speech will not reverse the public view that he has said one thing and done ano

Nick Clegg's conference speech - live blog
By George Eaton - 21 September 15:59

Minute-by-minute coverage of the Deputy Prime Minister's speech to the Liberal Democrat conference.

John Prescott: a Liberal Democrat role model?
By Mark Pack - 21 September 14:09

The Lib Dems can learn from Prescott's anti-establishment stance.

The Osborne effect
By George Eaton - 21 September 13:20

Growth is now expected to be just 1.2 per cent in 2011.

Differentiation is necessary but not sufficient
By Nick Thornsby - 21 September 12:28

There needs to be a fundamental political repositioning of the Lib Dems

The coalition's £11bn stealth cut: switching from RPI to CPI
By James Plunkett - 21 September 11:26

A technical quirk will allow the government to skim small amounts each year from lower income households.

Danny Alexander: we won't spend a penny more
By George Eaton - 21 September 10:42

Uneasy cabinet minister denies plans for an extra £5bn of capital spending.

Lib Dem conference lookahead | Wednesday 21 September
By James Maxwell - 21 September 9:30

The who, when and where of the Lib Dem conference.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 September 8:58

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

If you beat up a woman, you should do time. End of story
By Julie Bindel - 20 September 17:42

"Perpetrator programmes" risk supporting the abuser more than the abused.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 September 17:21

The five must-read blogs from today, including why this could be the final crisis of capitalism.

IMF warns that Osborne may need to delay cuts
By George Eaton - 20 September 16:18

UK should consider slowing "planned adjustment" if growth continues to disappoint, says the IMF.

The problem with Miliband's reforms
By George Eaton - 20 September 13:32

Allowing "registered supporters" to vote in leadership elections creates a disincentive to membershi

The head and the heart
By Richard Morris - 20 September 11:05

The reasons why people choose the Lib Dems.

Huhne hits out at the Tories' "Tea Party tendency"
By George Eaton - 20 September 10:01

Energy Secretary plans to attack the Tory right in his keynote speech.

Lib Dem conference lookahead | Tuesday 20 September
By Jenny Greenwell - 20 September 9:34

The who, when and where of the Lib Dem conference.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 20 September 8:57

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

Happy birthday, number seven billion
By Mark Malloch-Brown - 19 September 18:38

With a world-wide shortage of health workers, what's the future for the world's poorest children?

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 19 September 17:28

The five must-read posts from today, including Vince Cable's transparency drive, and wage inequality

Inside the world's largest arms fair
By Ryan Gallagher - 19 September 16:53

Lavish food and drink sits awkwardly with the sale of gleaming weapons that are ultimately used to k

Vince Cable settles his scores
By George Eaton - 19 September 14:33

Business Secretary takes aim at Steve Hilton, the Murdoch empire and Gordon Brown in his conference

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