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Mehdi Hasan on BBC Question Time
By New Statesman - 24 September 0:38

Join the post-programme debate

Home economics
By Patrick Osgood - 23 September 19:30

Why do austerity advocates employ homely analogies?

Breaking up is hard to do
By Patrick Osgood - 23 September 17:57

Likening the British economy to a marriage is a sure way to D-I-V-O-R-C-E.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 23 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on the German Greens, Andy Burnham and the Quran.

Clegg fails to charm UN audience
By George Eaton - 23 September 16:08

Diplomats choose to talk over Clegg’s speech.

Have the Tories got a poll boost from the Lib Dem conference?
By George Eaton - 23 September 13:00

Conservatives rise 4 points to 43 per cent in latest poll, with the Lib Dems on 14 per cent.

In this week’s New Statesman: the 50 people who matter
By George Eaton - 23 September 10:48

Harriet Harman interview | Laurie Penny: curves aren’t progress | John Pilger on WikiLeaks.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 September 9:00

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

New Statesman | 27 September 2010
By New Statesman - 22 September 18:13

A sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

Cuts won’t do the arts any good
By Sholto Byrnes - 22 September 18:02

Don’t fall for the romance of the “struggling artist”.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including “Red Vince” and shadow cabinet elections.

A knock on Betjeman’s door
By David Allen Green - 22 September 16:28

Why the CPS prosecution of Paul Chambers matters.

Cable follows The Staggers and cites Adam Smith
By George Eaton - 22 September 14:31

Business Secretary adds reference to economist as suggested by the New Statesman.

Why Vince Cable is no Marxist
By George Eaton - 22 September 10:42

The Business Secretary’s arguments owe more to Adam Smith than they do to Karl Marx.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 September 9:00

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

Blog del Narco: madness, mutilation and murder in Mexico
By Duncan Robinson - 21 September 19:04

One blog’s graphic chronicle of Mexico’s war on drugs.

False start: the Commonwealth Games site in pictures
By Patrick Osgood - 21 September 17:09

There is much work to do in Delhi, and little time.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 21 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Clegg’s clanger, Ireland and the Guardian.

Twitter hover hack causes havoc
By Jason Stamper - 21 September 16:19

Site is slow to plug security loophole.

Charles Kennedy sidelined amid health concerns
By George Eaton - 21 September 16:11

Former party leader set to lose key referendum role amid fears of ill-health.

Advice from a Wannabe Hack
By Nick Petrie - 21 September 15:15

Five recent graduates chart their journeys into journalism.

Nominations success for the New Statesman
By George Eaton - 21 September 14:08

NS editor Jason Cowley and deputy editor Jon Bernstein pick up nominations at BSME Awards.

Lib Dem website hit by abusive tweets
By George Eaton - 21 September 11:50

Party’s website carries attack on Miriam Clegg and reports of activist discontent.

The Tory video that Clegg attacked
By George Eaton - 21 September 9:51

Did you spot Nick Clegg’s attack on the “Hung Parliament Party” broadcast?

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 September 9:00

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

Stewart and Colbert’s rally to save the USA from itself
By Duncan Robinson - 20 September 19:55

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are taking to the streets in their fight for moderate news coverage

Live blog: Nick Clegg’s speech
By George Eaton - 20 September 16:57

Join us for minute-by-minute coverage of the Lib Dem leader’s conference speech.

The Pope and totalitarian regimes
By Ed Kessler - 20 September 16:46

Pope Benedict XVI ignores the role of religion in the rise of the 20th century’s totalitarian regime

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 September 16:42

The five must-read blogs from today, including lessons from the Swedish election and Boris’s poll le

Cable under growing pressure to tame Murdoch
By George Eaton - 20 September 16:18

Murdoch’s plan to take over BSkyB is a threat to pluralism and liberalism.

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