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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.

Holocaust analogies help no one
By Duncan Robinson - 20 September 15:33

Holocaust comparisons create confusion and inaction when dealing with potential crimes against human

Liberal Democrat activists revolt against free schools
By George Eaton - 20 September 15:24

Proof that the Lib Dems and the Tories remain two very different tribes.

The Lib Dem MP most likely to defect to Labour
By George Eaton - 20 September 11:56

Why Mike Hancock is the man to watch.

Clegg’s “savage cuts” return
By George Eaton - 20 September 11:10

The Lib Dem leader promised “savage cuts” last year — and now this year he’s got to defend them.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 20 September 9:00

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

The prospect of Palin power
By Felicity Spector - 19 September 19:48

Can the Democrats be shocked into action?

Lessons from Liberal history
By Sholto Byrnes - 19 September 13:14

Grimond and Steel both knew that the price of power is getting your hands dirty.

Mandelson criticises Ed Miliband
By Sophie Elmhirst - 19 September 12:25

Former business secretary says he is “mystified” by leadership contender.

Is “sorrow” enough?
By Sophie Elmhirst - 19 September 12:02

Why the Pope’s language about abuse victims was insufficient.

Clegg “sold out” for power
By Sophie Elmhirst - 19 September 11:04

Lib Dem voters accuse Clegg of abandoning principles.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 September 9:25

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

David Irving to tour Holocaust sites
By Daniel Trilling - 18 September 11:59

Calls to ban revisionist historian from planned trip to Poland.

Phil Woolas election ruling in October
By Daniel Trilling - 18 September 11:37

Judges delay decision over Labour MP’s ethnically divisive campaign.

Archbishop’s address: full text
By Staff blogger - 17 September 18:06

The Archbishop of Canterbury emphasises Anglo-Catholic unity and urges the gathered bishops to lead

Let’s be friends
By Ed Kessler - 17 September 17:03

Addressing a group of laypeople and religious leaders, the Pope avoided controversy and emphasised h

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

The five must-read blogs from today, on Labour’s poll performance, Ed Miliband and Galileo.

The reality of university rankings
By Duncan Robinson - 17 September 16:59

World university league tables tell us practically nothing about the institutions they rank.

Labour’s poll performance is no “red herring”
By George Eaton - 17 September 14:35

The largest cuts since the 1920s will make the coalition fantastically unpopular.

Police arrest five over Pope threat
By Duncan Robinson - 17 September 14:10

Five men aged between 26 and 50 arrested under the Terrorism Act.

Cable lashes out at “damaging” immigration cap
By George Eaton - 17 September 11:20

The Business Secretary is on the warpath again.

The great “Protest the Pope” implosion
By Sholto Byrnes - 17 September 10:23

It’s been a damp squib so far. Does opposition to the papal visit come only from a liberal metropoli

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 September 9:00

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

Leaks on cuts will be punished
By Caroline Crampton - 16 September 18:44

Ministers could be hit with further budget cuts if they release early details of their department's

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