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A test for the “greenest government ever”
By George Eaton - 08 December 11:29

Chris Huhne must not be withdrawn from Cancún to vote for tuition fees.

Alan Johnson u-turns and backs graduate tax
By George Eaton - 08 December 8:43

Shadow chancellor advocates system he previously described as unworkable.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 December 7:48

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 07 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Oxbridge, Gordon Brown and more swearing.

Julian Assange arrest: why both sides are wrong
By George Eaton - 07 December 15:28

The pursuit of Assange may be politically motivated but don’t dismiss the charges so quickly.

Clarke is right: prison doesn’t work
By George Eaton - 07 December 12:35

The Justice Secretary is right to challenge a system that has made reoffending rates soar.

Will David Davis’s anti-tuition fees vote remain a “rebellion of one”?
By Samira Shackle - 07 December 9:45

Tory whips are nervous that MPs may not turn out to vote, but out-and-out opposition seems unlikely.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 December 7:55

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 06 December 16:01

The five must-read posts from today, including tuition fees, protests and Mike Hancock’s outfits.

Hamas’s crackdown on Gaza’s youth
By Kieron Monks and Sam Tompkins - 06 December 14:16

Closure of the Sharek Youth Forum reflects the growing influence of fundamentalists.

Music and meritocracy
By Duncan Robinson - 06 December 13:29

The charts are dominated by public school pop stars. What does that tell us about meritocracy in Bri

The biggest problem for the pro-AV campaign
By George Eaton - 06 December 12:25

Even its own supporters aren’t keen on it.

The Lib Dem fees split widens
By George Eaton - 06 December 10:04

Lib Dem MPs threaten to resign from the government over the tuition fees rise.

Listen: James Naughtie’s slip of the tongue
By Samira Shackle - 06 December 9:08

The Radio 4 presenter bravely smashes the taboo around the use of the “c-word” on live radio.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 December 7:41

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

Approving of autocracy
By Sholto Byrnes - 05 December 13:53

If you write favourably about Qatar or Russia, are you speaking up for dictatorships – or acknowledg

Tackling Islamophobia
By Robert Lambert - 05 December 11:18

Time for a proper debate on anti-Muslim violence and intimidation.

Blaming women
By Lisa Ansell - 05 December 10:57

Why Frank Field’s plan to address child poverty won’t work.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 December 7:23

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Palin is not Obama’s biggest threat, she’s his greatest asset
By Tony Hudson - 03 December 17:11

According to recent polling, Sarah Palin is the only GOP front-runner who would not unseat the presi

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 December 16:22

The five must-read posts from today, including the New Socialism and Nick Griffin’s by-election hope

The euro hasn’t failed – its member states have
By Benjamin Fox - 03 December 15:01

They should give genuine economic and monetary union a try.

Sensationalist reporting of the Irish crisis helps no one
By Stephanie Hegarty - 03 December 14:32

Images of down-and-outs are again synonymous with Irishness – but this does not represent the situat

Phil Woolas loses legal bid to overturn his ejection from Commons
By Samira Shackle - 03 December 12:44

High court upholds charges of “illegal practices” against disgraced former immigration minister.

Gordon Brown “abysmal” and a “political disaster”, according to US
By Duncan Robinson - 03 December 11:38

Leaked documents reveal Washington’s low estimation of the former prime minister.

Julian Assange doesn’t like America. So what?
By Ed Ballard - 03 December 10:44

The WikiLeaks founder is not the reason why the secret US documents were leaked.

How privilege became a dirty word for the Tory party
By Samira Shackle - 03 December 10:10

MP reveals that Conservatives were told not to use the word in case it was “misunderstood” by the pu

WikiLeaks, Princess Anne and Mauritius
By Sean Carey - 03 December 9:43

The Princess Royal gets caught up in a political storm in Mauritius.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 December 7:57

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

England lose World Cup!
By Duncan Robinson - 02 December 16:29

Now we play the blame game . . .

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