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Approving of autocracy
By Sholto Byrnes - 05 December 13:53

If you write favourably about Qatar or Russia, are you speaking up for dictatorships – or acknowledg

Tackling Islamophobia
By Robert Lambert - 05 December 11:18

Time for a proper debate on anti-Muslim violence and intimidation.

Blaming women
By Lisa Ansell - 05 December 10:57

Why Frank Field’s plan to address child poverty won’t work.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 December 7:23

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Palin is not Obama’s biggest threat, she’s his greatest asset
By Tony Hudson - 03 December 17:11

According to recent polling, Sarah Palin is the only GOP front-runner who would not unseat the presi

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 December 16:22

The five must-read posts from today, including the New Socialism and Nick Griffin’s by-election hope

The euro hasn’t failed – its member states have
By Benjamin Fox - 03 December 15:01

They should give genuine economic and monetary union a try.

Sensationalist reporting of the Irish crisis helps no one
By Stephanie Hegarty - 03 December 14:32

Images of down-and-outs are again synonymous with Irishness – but this does not represent the situat

Phil Woolas loses legal bid to overturn his ejection from Commons
By Samira Shackle - 03 December 12:44

High court upholds charges of “illegal practices” against disgraced former immigration minister.

Gordon Brown “abysmal” and a “political disaster”, according to US
By Duncan Robinson - 03 December 11:38

Leaked documents reveal Washington’s low estimation of the former prime minister.

Julian Assange doesn’t like America. So what?
By Ed Ballard - 03 December 10:44

The WikiLeaks founder is not the reason why the secret US documents were leaked.

How privilege became a dirty word for the Tory party
By Samira Shackle - 03 December 10:10

MP reveals that Conservatives were told not to use the word in case it was “misunderstood” by the pu

WikiLeaks, Princess Anne and Mauritius
By Sean Carey - 03 December 9:43

The Princess Royal gets caught up in a political storm in Mauritius.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 December 7:57

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

England lose World Cup!
By Duncan Robinson - 02 December 16:29

Now we play the blame game . . .

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 December 16:14

The five must-read posts from today, including the “big society” rejected and protest mobilisation.

John Pilger’s message to the students
By Daniel Trilling - 02 December 15:52

“Your courageous actions have shocked and frightened a corrupt political class.”

The best of Julian Ass (the fake Julian Assange)
By Tony Hudson - 02 December 14:42

The WikiLeaks founder gets the Twitter spoof treatment.

A reply to David Cameron
By Matthew Hall - 02 December 14:08

Contrary to what the Prime Minister believes, we students know exactly why we are protesting.

The Liberal Democrats’ latest U-turn: equal pay
By Samira Shackle - 02 December 12:31

Theresa May to scrap compulsory gender pay audits, which Liberal Democrat manifesto promised to impl

In this week’s New Statesman: Vietnam – the last battle
By Samira Shackle - 02 December 11:16

John Pilger returns to Vietnam | David Laws: Why we rejected Labour | Mehdi Hasan on the unelected K

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 December 7:48

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

David Cameron: England’s number one fan
By Duncan Robinson - 01 December 17:04

So you thought David Cameron was just faking being a football fan . . .

It’s the “squeeze”, not the “middle”, that matters
By Richard Darlington - 01 December 16:27

Labour needs to ignore definitions of the “middle” and focus on policies that address the “squeezed

European ambassadors feared Iranian lock-in
By Chris Bowles - 01 December 16:25

WikiLeaks exposes officials’ worries of being trapped at Ahmadinejad’s inauguration.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 December 16:11

The five must-read posts from today, including Ed Miliband’s PMQs disaster and IDS’s misleading stat

WikiLeaks and the liberal mind
By David Allen Green - 01 December 14:50

Transparency is not the only liberal value.

Blanchflower: Mervyn King’s “thirst for power” has compromised the Bank of England
By Ed Ballard - 01 December 13:23

<em>NS</em>’s David Blanchflower calls for the resignation of the Bank of England governor after Wik

Follow that rabbit, Monsieur Sarkozy!
By Tony Hudson - 01 December 13:05

Despite all the gloom, there’s still humour to be found in the WikiLeaks revelations.

Colonel Gaddafi warns Europe over “turning black”
By Sholto Byrnes - 01 December 10:46

But there’s method in his madness.

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