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Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 February 7:54

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

In defence of David Cameron’s speech on multiculturalism
By Maajid Nawaz - 06 February 11:46

Yesterday’s voices are increasingly becoming boring, and I for one am glad that the ground is shifti

The demonisation of the white working class
By Lisa Ansell - 06 February 10:52

“Chav bashing” has become an acceptable replacement for overt racism and fuelled the rise of the EDL

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 February 9:58

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

Full transcript | David Cameron | Speech on radicalisation and Islamic extremism | Munich | 5 February 2011
By Staff blogger - 05 February 10:48

The Prime Minister says that the “doctrine of state multiculturalism” has failed.

Educating the English Defence League
By Robert Lambert - 05 February 2:16

The EDL’s demonstration in Luton undermines efforts by British Muslims to tackle terrorism and extremism.

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 04 February 17:48

A selection of posts made on newstatesman.com this week.

The scandal of asylum-seeker destitution
By Jonathan Ellis - 04 February 16:46

Welfare cuts are no reason to allow already vulnerable people to suffer further.

Prisoner voting rights can make prison work
By Benjamin Fox - 04 February 16:15

The best way to put prison conditions on the political agenda is to give prisoners the vote.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 04 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Ed Miliband’s audience, electoral reform and Sally Bercow.

What is Obama’s strategy in Egypt?
By Felicity Spector - 04 February 15:06

The president is keen to avoid “meddling”, but US interests go far wider than the next Egyptian lead

Will the coalition keep squeezing the middle?
By George Eaton - 04 February 13:14

Nick Clegg hints at further middle-class tax rises to fund income-tax pledge.

Coalition rebellions exceed Blair’s whole first term
By Samira Shackle - 04 February 10:40

In just nine months, there have been more coalition rebellions than by Labour MPs from 1997 to 2001.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 February 10:35

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

The Obama plan for Egypt
By Sholto Byrnes - 04 February 10:30

“Barry” grew up in Indonesia. Could the overthrow of its dictator be the template that the US presid

What Ed Miliband needs to remember about social mobility
By George Eaton - 04 February 9:18

The most equal countries are also the most socially mobile.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 February 8:00

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

Now is the time to modernise and reform our parliament
By Caroline Lucas - 03 February 17:16

The Green Party leader outlines a few simple steps to make parliament a more effective – and less ar

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on foreign aid, civil service morale and Egypt.

Blow for Cameron as Liverpool pulls out of the “big society”
By George Eaton - 03 February 15:08

Liverpool council says the coalition’s cuts make the project unworkable.

Launch of the Daily: the verdict
By Susannah Butter and Victoria Mitchell - 03 February 13:14

A round-up of media comment on the launch of Rupert Murdoch’s new iPad newspaper.

How the bankers got away with it
By George Eaton - 03 February 12:00

Bank bonuses fell in the wake of the financial crash but have risen since.

In this week’s New Statesman: the new Arab revolt
By George Eaton - 03 February 10:19

Tariq Ramadan on the Muslim Brotherhood | Murdoch’s long goodbye | Laurie Penny: the horror of vajaz

In defence of football: a lefty writes
By Laurence Durnan - 03 February 10:17

Crude caricatures of all football supporters as sexist homophobes insult readers’ intelligence.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 February 8:00

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

Paxman bashes BBC bosses in email
By Duncan Robinson - 02 February 19:17

The <em>Newsnight</em> host celebrates the demise of the show’s promotional email with a poke at the

Craig Oliver to replace Andy Coulson
By Samira Shackle - 02 February 16:54

BBC man is surprise successor to Coulson as Downing Street’s director of communications.

New Statesman cover | 7 February 2011
By George Eaton - 02 February 16:31

A sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on plutocrats, the Lib Dems and the NHS.

Does a more pluralist Compass mean a more pluralist Labour?
By George Eaton - 02 February 15:52

The left-wing pressure group debates whether to open its doors to non-Labour members.

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