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David Cameron and co have picked the wrong fight
By Jon Bernstein - 13 August 10:38

The police have support. Cameron and Boris Johnson don't.

Yes, these rioters are thugs...
By Omar Shahid - 13 August 10:25

... but understanding why they are thugs is what matters now.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 13 August 8:50

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

Friday caption competition
By Staff blogger - 12 August 18:10

Boris on tour.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including what Tony Benn had to say about the 1981 riots.

Miliband gets it. Cameron doesn't
By George Eaton - 12 August 13:48

Unlike the PM, Miliband recognises the role inequality played in causing the riots.

Levi's pulls "riot" ad campaign
By Samira Shackle - 12 August 13:34

UK launch of advert showing rebellious youths clashing with riot police is postponed after recent ev

The riots: who's to blame?
By George Eaton - 12 August 10:08

Rap music, Tony Blair and Grand Theft Auto, according to some.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 August 8:54

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

British Muslims are an integral part of our communities
By Shelina Zahra Janmohamed - 11 August 18:17

Tariq Jahan's response to his son's death shows a dignity and respect that teaches us all an importa

Political sketch: sun-burnt consensus in the Commons
By Peter McHugh - 11 August 17:31

As Parliament reconvened for the day, politicians from both sides of the House vied to share each ot

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

The five must-read blogs from today, including whether the riots will derail the economic recovery.

In this week's New Statesman: The Coming Anarchy
By Alice Gribbin - 11 August 16:46

Mehdi Hasan, Laurie Penny and Ken Livingstone on the riots | Internet special: the web at 20.

Riots are no reason to surrender our rights
By Ellie Mae O'Hagan - 11 August 14:38

As the Met considers using rubber bullets and water cannon, we mustn't forget Britain's history of e

Want to support the police? Don't join this Facebook group
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 11 August 14:37

"Supporting the Met police against the London rioters" group founder appears to have very questionable views on race.

Osborne's statement on the economy - live blog
By George Eaton and Samira Shackle - 11 August 13:47

Minute-by-minute coverage of the Chancellor's statement to the Commons.

British society has always tended to bubble over into violence
By Leon Boardman - 11 August 13:43

Those who pin the blame for the riots on contemporary conditions alone are missing the point.

Cameron's statement on the riots - live blog
By George Eaton and Samira Shackle - 11 August 12:18

Minute-by-minute coverage of the Prime Minister's statement to the Commons.

Clegg's risky defence of police cuts
By George Eaton - 11 August 10:50

Deputy PM says cuts are being made "across-the-board". But health and foreign aid are protected.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 August 8:58

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

Three open goals for Labour - and a trap
By David Mills - 10 August 19:08

Labour is in a strong position so long as it avoids mixed messages and leaves the cuts unmentioned.

Financial burden of riots will be crippling.
By Tess Riley - 10 August 18:55

Recent widespread disturbances are placing a heavy financial burden on individuals, police and insur

The public want tasers and tear gas used on the rioters
By George Eaton - 10 August 18:49

And 33 per cent want them shot with live ammunition.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 August 17:18

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Labour could end up on the wrong side of public s

New Statesman cover | 15 August 2011
By Staff blogger - 10 August 17:01

A sneak preview of tomorrow's front cover.

Cameron searches for the "root cause" of the riots
By George Eaton - 10 August 14:34

"Pockets of our society are not just broken but, frankly, sick," says Cameron.

Youth unemployment must be addressed
By Matt Cavanagh - 10 August 13:11

Politicians are right to condemn the rioters but wrong to see this as an alternative to trying to un

Will Cameron attempt to understand the riots?
By George Eaton - 10 August 10:08

In 2006, he said: "Understanding the background, the reasons, the causes. It doesn't mean excusing c

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 August 8:54

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

These riots show the cost of consumption
By Sean Carey - 09 August 18:39

If affluence is our marker of social power, it is no surprise that the high street is at the heart o

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