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Blair revealed to be godfather to Murdoch's daughter
By George Eaton - 05 September 9:56

Wendi Deng reveals that Blair is godfather to her nine-year-old daughter Grace.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 September 8:53

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

Darling's most damaging claim
By George Eaton - 04 September 13:28

His claim that Labour had no "credible economic policy" is a gift to George Osborne.

Ministers must improve the rented sector
By Kate Webb - 04 September 12:16

The government needs to consider how the positives associated with home ownership can be recreated i

The end of the Scottish Conservatives?
By George Eaton - 04 September 11:13

Leadership favourite Murdo Fraser vows to disband the Scottish Conservatives and set up a new centre

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 September 10:00

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

James Murdoch declines a $6m bonus
By George Eaton - 03 September 12:49

But Rupert Murdoch accepts a $12.5m bonus and a total pay package of $33.3m

Ministers act to head off another rural revolt
By George Eaton - 03 September 11:21

Greg Clark offers to sit down with critics of planning reform. But there will be no U-turn.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 September 9:55

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including whether the Conservatives are becoming the enemies of

The Dale Farm eviction is the ugly side of localism
By Lewis Goodall - 02 September 16:14

Both central and local government are failing in their roles as a guarantors of minority rights.

Labour challenges Cameron on his Bullingdon past
By George Eaton - 02 September 14:16

The party questions Cameron's claim that he never saw a restaurant smashed up.

The capital punishment e-petition is struggling
By George Eaton - 02 September 13:27

The e-petition has received just 18,166 signatures. Short of the 100,000 needed for debate.

Cameron struggles with the Bullingdon question
By George Eaton - 02 September 10:30

"We all do stupid things when we're young," says Cameron. Why then "zero tolerance" for the looters?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 September 8:55

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why we should opt for defence cuts over tax rises.

The right warms to property taxes
By George Eaton - 01 September 16:12

Tory MPs and others on the right are beginning to recognise the case for greater taxation of propert

In this week's New Statesman: 9/11 Special Issue
By Alice Gribbin - 01 September 13:12

Memories of 9/11 | Adam Kirsch: How America changed | Mehdi Hasan: Fear and the terror industry

Darling's banker bashing
By George Eaton - 01 September 12:18

Former chancellor attacks the bankers as "arrogant and stupid" in new extracts from his memoir.

Cameron U-turns on abortion counselling
By George Eaton - 01 September 10:30

MPs will now be advised to vote against Nadine Dorries and Frank Field's amendment on "independent"

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 September 8:56

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 31 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Alistair Darling's revenge on Gordon Brown.

New Statesman cover | 5 September 2011
By Staff blogger - 31 August 16:56

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

9/11 ten years on: what the public think now
By George Eaton - 31 August 15:38

45 per cent believe that a terrorist attack is either likely or very likely in the UK in the next ye

A poll bounce for the Tories
By George Eaton - 31 August 12:22

Latest YouGov poll puts the Tories on 39 per cent, just a point behind Labour.

Cable fires a warning shot at the bankers (and Osborne)
By George Eaton - 31 August 10:31

Business Secretary attacks the banks as "disingenuous in the extreme" for attempting to delay reform

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 31 August 8:57

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 30 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the rebellious new Tory MPs.

Andrew Mitchell caught with cabinet papers on show
By George Eaton - 30 August 15:26

International Development Secretary photographed holding confidential papers on Afghanistan.

The abolition of EMA played more of a role in the riots than its creation
By James Mills - 30 August 13:37

EMA helped the poorest working class pupils to struggle on in education and avoid dropping out.

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