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Why Barclays can’t take the moral high ground
By George Eaton - 11 January 13:46

It’s a myth that the bank didn’t benefit from state support.

Teaching Miss Middleton
By David Allen Green - 11 January 13:05

Will Andrew Roberts be giving lessons to a future queen?

The threat of rising food prices
By Deborah Doane - 11 January 11:54

This is as much a part of what’s wrong with our financial sector as the Greek and Irish debt crises.

Will Cameron soon be the leader under pressure?
By George Eaton - 11 January 11:03

As Labour opens up an 8-point lead over the Tories, the narrative could soon change.

George Osborne: bonuses will make the credit crunch worse
By Samira Shackle - 11 January 8:59

The Chancellor’s tough words in opposition are all but forgotten as the government backs away from c

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 January 7:52

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

Climate camp double agent: money well spent?
By Ed Ballard - 10 January 18:29

Apparently it cost £2.25m to fund Mark Kennedy’s undercover exploits. Was it really worth it?

“Employers’ charter” is another attack on Britain’s youth
By Duncan Robinson - 10 January 18:11

If Cameron is serious about creating jobs, he should cut National Insurance – not workers’ rights.

How Tube strikes have increased under Boris
By George Eaton - 10 January 17:13

He promised a “no-strike deal” but Tube strikes have risen since Johnson become mayor.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Miliband’s bonus tax and changes to workers’ rights.

The liberal hypocrisy over the Arizona shooting
By Dan Hodges - 10 January 14:40

The knee-jerk hysteria blaming Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck risks sinking to the level of the far righ

Miliband’s smart move on bank bonuses
By George Eaton - 10 January 13:48

The Labour leader’s call for an extended bonus tax is good politics and good economics.

Video: Giffords on inflammatory rhetoric
By Samira Shackle - 10 January 11:57

In March 2010, the congresswoman voiced concerns about people getting “fired up” to commit violence.

The coalition’s benefit cuts: the pain to come
By George Eaton - 10 January 10:59

Benefit cuts will hit families far harder than the abolition of the 10p tax rate.

The government prepares to “stand idly by” on bankers’ bonuses
By Samira Shackle - 10 January 9:07

Nick Clegg waters down his rhetoric and gives no indication of measures to enforce restraint in payo

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 January 7:51

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

Losing the argument on cuts
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 09 January 12:59

David Cameron continues to preach to the converted.

The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 09 January 11:32

America reacts.

Building a multiracial society
By Sholto Byrnes - 09 January 10:33

Lessons from a “model” country on how to, and how not to.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 January 9:19

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

Hacktivists of the world unite
By Duncan Robinson - 08 January 13:22

A report from Netroots UK.

Internet activism: for and against
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 January 12:07

Evgeny Morozov versus Netroots UK.

Anger in Acacia Avenue
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 January 9:24

Is an English Tea Party on the way to exploit middle-class discontent?

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 07 January 17:29

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

Authoritarian control orders are corrupting our justice system
By Paul Donovan - 07 January 17:01

It’s time to end control orders and detention without trial – and restore the rule of law.

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

The five must-read blogs from today, on Labour and the deficit, crime and Eric Pickles.

Expenses MP David Chaytor jailed for 18 months
By Duncan Robinson - 07 January 14:29

The former Labour MP is the first MP to be sentenced over the expenses scandal.

Clegg impresses on libel reform
By George Eaton - 07 January 13:24

Deputy PM announces a series of measures to curb Britain’s “chilling” libel laws.

The optimism of Mark Stevenson
By Helen Lewis - 07 January 11:35

The former pop star and cryptographer who knows how to save the world.

The Lib Dems hit another poll low
By George Eaton - 07 January 9:18

How support for the Lib Dems fell from 34 per cent to 7 per cent in just ten months.

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