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The coalition’s confusion over planning
By Joey Gardiner - 25 March 12:01

The government clearly can’t decide between localism and economic growth.

New Statesman and Frontline Club debate with Julian Assange
By Adam Bowie - 25 March 10:06

Tickets now waiting list only.

Confusion remains as Nato takes charge in Libya
By George Eaton - 25 March 9:58

Nato takes command of the no-fly zone but the US will remain in charge of air strikes.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 March 7:52

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

Nick Clegg’s on-mike gaffe
By Duncan Robinson - 24 March 16:33

Clegg to Cameron: “If we keep doing this we won’t have anything to bloody disagree on in the bloody

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 24 March 15:57

The five must-read posts from today, including cuts to winter fuel allowance and an embarrassing sup

US arms company helps with the census
By Liam McLaughlin - 24 March 15:08

In 2008 a US arms company won the contract to support the government on this year’s census, but ther

Osborne set to break pledge to protect NHS spending
By George Eaton - 24 March 14:35

The IFS warns that higher inflation means NHS spending will be cut by 0.1 per cent.

The census may have a nugget, but Tesco already has the gold
By Chris Smith - 24 March 14:14

The government has nothing on supermarkets when it comes to keeping to tabs on people.

Is Britain really out of the “danger zone”?
By George Eaton - 24 March 13:15

Ratings agencies warn that slower growth could put Britain’s AAA rating at risk.

In this week’s New Statesman: Why Libya? Why now?
By George Eaton - 24 March 11:30

Mehdi Hasan: the limits of intervention | Robert Skidelsky: the dangers of Ricardian-Osbornism | Joh

Is George Osborne right about the North Sea tax?
By Samira Shackle - 24 March 8:57

Labour argues that the windfall tax could be passed to customers – but this is not an effective line

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 March 7:55

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

Osborne has not solved the cost of living crisis
By Gavin Kelly - 23 March 16:45

Britain needs convincing ideas about how to ensure that real wages rise.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 23 March 16:29

The five must-read blogs from today on the Budget, poll bounces and Ken <em>v</em> Boris.

Osborne’s Budget provides few reasons to be cheerful
By George Eaton - 23 March 15:53

Growth revised down. Unemployment, borrowing and inflation revised up.

New Statesman and Frontline Club present debate with Julian Assange
By Adam Bowie and Ryan Gallagher - 23 March 15:41

Assange will take part in his first adversarial debate since the release of the WikiLeaks cables.

Osborne’s tax cuts will be swallowed up by his tax rises
By George Eaton - 23 March 11:56

The £600 rise in the personal allowance will be swallowed up by higher VAT.

The Budget – live blog
By George Eaton and Samira Shackle - 23 March 11:19

Minute-by-minute coverage of George Osborne’s second Budget as Chancellor.

Why Obama is courting his troublesome neighbours
By Simon Reid-Henry - 23 March 11:04

In a world of shifting power balances, the president is wise to re-engage Latin America.

Mugabe should “take heed” of Middle East, warns Hague
By Samira Shackle - 23 March 8:39

Foreign Secretary speaks of “ambitious foreign policy” for Britain, and compares Mugabe and Gbagbo t

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 March 7:55

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

Rove on Hillary: “God bless her for doing it”
By Duncan Robinson - 22 March 16:45

George W Bush’s former adviser praises the US secretary of state for her stance on Libya.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 March 15:53

The five must-read blogs from today, on tomorrow’s Budget and the war in Libya.

Rumsfeld wants recognition for Iraq’s role in Libya
By Duncan Robinson - 22 March 15:22

Former defence secretary claims Saddam’s removal is the reason Gaddafi has not used WMDs in Libya.

Dude, the president gave in to a girl!
By Duncan Robinson - 22 March 13:08

Right-winger condemns Barack Obama for listening to the advice of women on Libya.

More economic woe for Osborne
By George Eaton - 22 March 12:07

Higher borrowing and higher inflation figures announced the day before the Budget.

Libya polls show that British public is divided
By Samira Shackle - 22 March 9:38

YouGov poll shows 45 per cent of people supporting action in Libya, while ComRes finds 43 per cent o

Allies divided over goals and command structure of Libya mission
By Samira Shackle - 22 March 8:45

Speed at which coalition was assembled begins to show, with uncertainty over regime change and futur

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 March 7:53

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

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