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Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 August 8:52

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

Mubarak on trial
By Tess Riley - 03 August 19:34

Remarkable footage of the former Egyptian president being stretchered into the defendants’ cage.

New Statesman cover | 8 August 2011
By Staff blogger - 03 August 18:03

A sneak preview of tomorrow's front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 August 16:57

The five must-read posts from today, including Clinton's debt crisis, inaccurate abortion advice, an

The UK isn't a "safe haven", it's just stagnant
By George Eaton - 03 August 14:51

Lower borrowing costs are a reflection of economic weakness, not strength.

Miliband's new energy policy could be a vote winner
By Guy Newey - 03 August 14:03

A greener and cheaper approach would have significant appeal.

How much does the UK really spend on defence?
By George Eaton - 03 August 12:13

Liam Fox says that we have the fourth largest military budget in the world. Is he right?

The battle over the US deficit is not over yet
By Samira Shackle - 03 August 11:19

Obama puts tax rises back on the table - but will his words be matched with action?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 August 8:53

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the coalition's cuts are deeper and faster than t

Counter-terrorism versus Counter-subversion
By Robert Lambert - 02 August 15:04

A new report by Spinwatch argues that right-wing think-tanks have understated the rise of Islamophob

Another arrest in the hacking scandal
By George Eaton - 02 August 15:01

Unnamed man believed to be former News of the World managing editor Stuart Kuttner has been arrested

The IMF's warnings to Osborne
By George Eaton - 02 August 12:00

Tax cuts and further QE will be needed if growth remains weak, says the IMF.

Obama weakened as US passes debt bill
By Samira Shackle - 02 August 8:54

The immediate crisis has been averted, but the president has capitulated on nearly all of his key de

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 August 8:25

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 August 17:00

The five must-read posts from today, including the US debt crisis, Obama's future, and the 50p tax d

Foreign students fear "Britain is closed for business"
By George Eaton - 01 August 16:35

The immigration cap is deterring foreign students from applying, says Universites UK head Steve Smit

What does Cameron think about the death penalty?
By George Eaton - 01 August 12:12

Parliament could soon debate capital punishment but what does the PM think?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 August 8:53

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

How Israel's left is missing the point
By Ben White - 31 July 12:53

A discriminatory law which bans Palestinians from joining spouses within Israel was extended without

Danny Alexander rules out cut to 50p tax rate
By Samira Shackle - 31 July 12:30

The Lib Dem minister says government is not going to "shift our priority to reducing the tax burden

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 31 July 9:59

The ten must read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Police open investigation into computer hacking
By Samira Shackle - 30 July 11:53

Allegations of email interception and computer hacking to be formally investigated, as phone-hacking

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 July 10:37

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

In defence of Maurice Glasman
By David Green - 29 July 17:37

He has spoken up for the low-paid workers whose standard of life has been forced down by excessive i

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 29 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Lousie Mensch deserves our praise.

Cameron breaks his NHS spending pledge
By George Eaton - 29 July 15:23

Spending on the health service was cut by £766m last year.

Chris Jefferies receives libel damages from eight newspapers
By George Eaton - 29 July 14:05

The landlord of murdered student Joanna Yeates receives "substantial" damages.

Blue Labour is over but the debate has just begun
By Jonathan Rutherford - 29 July 12:29

To give voice to the mood of the country, Labour must be both conservative and radical.

News Corp without the Murdochs?
By George Eaton - 29 July 10:48

"We will see the separation of the Murdochs from this company," says Michael Wolff at the LSE.

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