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Why VAT really does hit the poorest hardest
By George Eaton - 31 October 11:54

The data that proves Osborne was wrong to describe VAT as a "progressive" tax.

Cameron and Clegg have no plan to save growth
By George Eaton - 31 October 9:32

A relaunched Regional Growth Fund won't be enough to get the economy moving again.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 31 October 7:53

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

Who does David Cameron fear more, the Lib Dems or Ukip?
By Rafael Behr - 30 October 10:54

The PM is using coalition as an excuse not to be more bellicose in Brussels. It could backfire

Morning Call: Picks from the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 October 9:34

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

Occupation protests and poppies can mix
By Leon Boardman - 29 October 12:19

The St Pauls demonstrators are remembering how the peace was won after the great wars of the 20th Ce

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 29 October 10:49

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

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 28 October 19:34

A selection of posts made on newstatesman.com this week.

How bad is this recession?
By Tony Dolphin - 28 October 19:01

This is shaping up to be the longest recession the UK has ever experienced.

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

The five must-read blogs from today, including how inequality has soared.

Friday caption competition
By Staff blogger - 28 October 16:12

Berlusconi draws a blank.

Occupy London "empty tents" claim exposed as bogus
By George Eaton - 28 October 15:39

Why thermal imaging doesn't prove that the tents were empty.

Thailand floods: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 28 October 15:07

The floods, which have hit the capital Bangkok, have affected 2.2m people since they began in July.

Anti-Semitism is the new black
By Rob Marchant - 28 October 15:01

The union movement is giving succour to the oldest form of racism.

The Royal Equality Act fails on its own terms
By George Eaton - 28 October 14:13

The ban on a non-Protestant monarch remains.

All in this together? Directors' pay up 49 per cent
By George Eaton - 28 October 11:22

FTSE 100 directors receive a 49 per cent pay increase, while average pay rises by 2 per cent.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 October 10:48

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

Strong US growth raises the bar for Osborne
By George Eaton - 27 October 19:12

Osborne may soon no longer be able to boast that the UK is doing better than the US.

The forgotten plight of the Bedouin in Israel
By Yo Zushi - 27 October 17:03

As the media focus on the release of the alleged Israeli-US spy Ilan Grapel, Israel's treatment of t

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 27 October 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including how Ken Clarke ran out of road.

In this week's New Statesman: Young, angry . . . and right?
By Alice Gribbin - 27 October 15:14

Owen Jones on the Occupy movement | The break-up of the eurozone | Steve Jobs's genius | Albie Sachs

The quiet man turns up the volume
By George Eaton - 27 October 14:33

Iain Duncan Smith warns that he will resign if forced to vote against his eurosceptic views again.

The waning tradition of Tory women
By Gideon Skinner - 27 October 13:13

The decline in women's support for the Conservative party is not a recent phenomenon.

Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral resigns
By Samira Shackle - 27 October 10:27

Canon Dr Giles Fraser hands in his notice because of differences over the handling of the Occupy pro

Cable rejects unfair dismissal proposals
By Samira Shackle - 27 October 10:01

The Business Secretary says there is "no evidence" to back up claims in Downing Street report leaked

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 October 8:53

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

Bully-boy PM strikes again
By Mark Jenner - 26 October 19:12

Outside of Westminster, if David Cameron called someone a "mug" during a political debate, he'd prob

50 years of PMQs: the best moments
By George Eaton - 26 October 18:55

The best videos, including "Stalin to Mr Bean", "we saved the world" and "calm down, dear!"

PMQs sketch: Tory tribalism saves the day for Dave
By Peter McHugh - 26 October 17:05

Cameron bashing is a sport restricted to Tory backbenchers, it's not open to the great-unwashed oppo

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 October 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the euro crisis is too boring and complicated to

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