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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

Boris Johnson heckled in Clapham Junction
By Samira Shackle - 09 August 18:12

Mayor of London berated by angry residents.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 August 16:59

The five must-read blogs from today, including crowd psychology, the Turks of Dalston, and stock mar

Cameron promises "16,000 officers tonight"
By George Eaton - 09 August 12:40

The PM also announces that Parliament will be recalled for a day on Thursday.

Video: the riots continue for a third night
By Tess Riley - 09 August 12:04

Incredible footage of last night's riots shows scenes of chaos, clashes and extraordinary bravery.

Hackney riots: in photos
By Alice Gribbin - 09 August 11:30

From mid-afternoon to late evening Monday, pictures of the destruction on Mare Street and Clarence R

Cameron returns to London after a night of nihilism
By George Eaton - 09 August 10:21

Scenes of destruction in London as riots spread to Birmingham and Liverpool.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 August 8:58

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

Germany holds the key to the euro's future
By Ben Fox - 08 August 17:55

Angela Merkel is the most powerful and most vulnerable player in the debt crisis.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the UK has to get used to lower growth.

Barclays raises the stakes in banking reform
By George Eaton - 08 August 16:56

Bob Diamond warns that Barclays could leave the UK if it is unhappy with the coalition's banking ref

Vote for The Staggers as your favourite blog
By New Statesman - 08 August 13:56

It's awards season in the blogosphere.

Why "fun feminism" should be consigned to the rubbish bin
By Julie Bindel - 08 August 12:11

If men like a particular brand of feminism, it means it is not working.

Osborne's economic delusions persist
By George Eaton - 08 August 10:48

The UK isn't a "safe haven" and we haven't grown more than the US.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 August 8:57

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

Tottenham riots: the morning after
By Staff blogger - 07 August 12:49

A shocking night of anger, violence and looting on the streets of north London.

Don't be fooled. This is still a banking crisis
By Ann Pettifor - 07 August 11:52

And our elected politicians should call the bankers' bluff.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 August 11:28

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

Paul Krugman reacts to the S&P downgrade of the United States
By Staff blogger - 06 August 13:36

The Nobel-prize-winning economist castigates the credit rating agency on his blog.

Sins of the Father
By Farid Farid - 06 August 13:18

Don't underestimate the power or importance of the Hosni Mubarak trial.

The decision to renew Trident needs to be urgently reviewed
By Katy Clark - 06 August 11:55

We can't afford it - and the Labour Party must not shy away from discussing this at September's conf

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 August 11:31

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

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