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No, the knives are not out for Ed Miliband
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 11 June 14:41

Talk of a co-ordinated attempt to unsettle the Labour leader is risible.

The poorest deserve a change from our broken benefits system
By Iain Duncan Smith - 11 June 13:27

Iain Duncan Smith says the coalition’s plans for reforming welfare are based on a sound new social c

David Miliband: the speech that never was
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 11 June 12:04

What the elder Miliband would have said if he'd been elected leader.

Getting loud about aid
By Jonathan Tench - 11 June 11:10

The government should keep giving aid because it is the right thing to do.

Morning call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 June 10:17

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

Tweet of the day
By Duncan Robinson - 10 June 18:56

Tom Harris MP gets a little angry at IPSA.

Volvo: don't sully our brand with Gordon Brown's image
By Jason Stamper - 10 June 18:37

Car maker says Volvos are dynamic, and other similar words to that effect

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Blair is a fool to dismiss Blue Labour.

PZ Myers: "I compared religion to knitting - a hobby"
By Henrietta Hitchcock - 10 June 16:43

Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers discuss life, religion AC Grayling's new university.

The mystery of Amina Arraf
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 10 June 16:26

Questions have been raised about the identity of the Syrian blogger since news broke of her abductio

Balls and Miliband respond
By George Eaton - 10 June 14:10

Shadow chancellor rejects claims that he "plotted" to oust Blair.

Top Ten Christian Blogs
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 10 June 12:37

The Staggers presents its list of top ten Christian blogs from around the world.

Operation Target Ed Balls
By George Eaton - 10 June 10:50

The key question is why these documents were leaked now.

Comments of the week
By Staff blogger - 10 June 10:35

A selection of the best comments left on the site this week.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 June 8:58

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

Tory MP arrested on suspicion of sexual assault
By George Eaton - 09 June 19:15

Andrew Bridgen arrested after allegedly assaulting a 29-year-old woman.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 June 17:17

The five must-read blogs from today, including why inequality kills and why Cameron needs "a people"

Terror prevent strategy is muddled - and potentially dangerous
By Matt Cavanagh - 09 June 15:51

Despite the radical spin, the strategy is mostly evolutionary rather than revolutionary – and all th

In this week's New Statesman: Rowan Williams guest-edit
By Duncan Robinson - 09 June 13:37

Philip Pullman, Iain Duncan Smith, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, and Gordon Brown all feature in this

Rowan Williams: the political world responds
By George Eaton - 09 June 13:05

David Cameron, Tony Blair and Boris Johnson give their views on the Archbishop's New Statesman leade

Preview: Jonathan Sacks on religious lessons for the "big society"
By Samira Shackle - 09 June 11:47

"Philanthropy alone cannot fill the gap left by government cutbacks."

Archbishop of Canterbury interviews William Hague
By New Statesman - 09 June 11:45

The pair discuss Libya, the use of torture, killing Bin Laden and the limits of intervention.

Blair rejects "Blue Labour"
By George Eaton - 09 June 10:57

Blair warns that Labour won’t win by indulging in “nostalgia”.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 June 9:00

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

Archbishop of Canterbury: “no one voted” for the coalition’s policies
By George Eaton - 08 June 23:00

Rowan Williams launches an outspoken attack on the government in a leader for the <em>New Statesman<

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 June 17:11

The five must-read blogs from today, including Labour's listening exercise, private universities, an

New Statesman cover | 13 June 2011
By New Statesman - 08 June 16:32

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s front cover.

PMQs review: Miliband misses an open goal
By George Eaton - 08 June 14:32

Despite his serial U-turns, Cameron emerged unscathed.

Voters want Blue Labour
By George Eaton - 08 June 12:28

New polling shows that voters are socially conservative but sceptical of the market.

Ken Clarke ordered to rethink sentencing plans
By Samira Shackle - 08 June 10:25

In the government's latest climbdown, proposals to offer discounted sentences for early guilty pleas

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