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Which way will Hughes turn on the EMA?
By Ben Ferguson - 19 January 11:59

Labour is attempting to persuade the Lib Dem deputy leader to vote against the abolition of the EMA.

How the Tories broke their promises on the EMA
By George Eaton - 19 January 9:57

In January 2010 Cameron said: “We don’t have any plans to get rid of them.”

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 January 8:00

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

Cameron faces first Commons defeat
By Duncan Robinson - 18 January 18:22

David Davis and Jack Straw manage to secure a debate on giving prisoners the vote.

Strasbourg rules on privacy and conditional fees
By David Allen Green - 18 January 16:20

A mixed day for the UK mainstream media.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 18 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on the Lib Dems, the EMA and drinking.

David Laws’s defence of spending cuts doesn’t stand up
By George Eaton - 18 January 14:20

The former cabinet minister is wrong to argue that the cuts will enable a strong recovery.

Ed Miliband finds his voice but loses his message
By Dan Hodges - 18 January 11:06

Saturday’s speech mattered, but for a sense of direction you need to look further back.

The Sarah Palin Battle Hymn: video and lyrics
By Samira Shackle - 18 January 10:05

“She’s stomping out the wretches where the evil lies in store”, apparently.

How Cameron disguised the true level of cuts
By George Eaton - 18 January 9:15

The Prime Minister attempted to hide extra cuts by the coalition in his speech on public service ref

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 January 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 17 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Alan Johnson, the EMA and Clegg’s Scottish discomfort.

The government’s inaction on swine flu threatens lives
By Dominic Ponsford - 17 January 15:30

The coalition’s refusal to offer the under-fives vaccination could develop into a crisis.

Keynes and the coalition: the great economic debate
By George Eaton - 17 January 14:43

Vince Cable’s claim that Keynes would have backed the coalition has enabled a more honest debate.

Clegg’s paternity plan: a small step forward
By Nick Pearce - 17 January 12:00

To encourage more men to care for children, the coalition must tackle the gender pay gap.

Cameron refuses to deny Coulson resignation offer
By George Eaton - 17 January 9:36

PM insists Coulson is doing a “good job” but refuses to comment on resignation rumours.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 January 8:00

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

Exile, sweet exile
By Sholto Byrnes - 16 January 11:49

Does Saudi Arabia deserve thanks for taking in dictators such as Tunisia’s ousted president?

Medical professionals warn against “extraordinarily risky” NHS reform
By Samira Shackle - 16 January 11:26

Coalition’s flagship Health and Social Care Bill could cause health service to shrink and jeopardise

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 January 8:39

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Full transcript | Ed Miliband | Speech to the Fabians | London | 15 January 2011
By Ed Miliband - 15 January 21:10

“The only way we rebuild the case for politics is from the ground up.”

A successful jasmine revolution, but what next for Tunisia?
By Luke Bozier - 15 January 15:33

The toppling of Ben Ali will inspire oppressed people everywhere – but takes Tunisia into new territ

Clegg to launch report attacking “moralising” married tax break
By Samira Shackle - 15 January 12:32

The Deputy PM’s appearance at the Demos launch will anger the Tory right, but is a relatively safe a

What is the government’s argument for its inaction on bank bonuses?
By Samira Shackle - 15 January 11:36

Cameron says he will not “take revenge” on bankers with a punitive tax, but fails to explain why.

Tunisia protest: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 15 January 10:38

The Tunisian president, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, has fled to Saudi Arabia after days of mass protest

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 14 January 17:30

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 14 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the best on the Oldham by-election and local Lib Dem

One gaffe too many for Warsi?
By George Eaton - 14 January 14:30

Tory chairman under pressure after lashing out at party’s right wing.

The challenges facing Ed Miliband
By Sunder Katwala - 14 January 13:17

Winning outright at the next election will prove as tough for Labour as the Tories.

Why Oldham boosts the case for electoral reform
By George Eaton - 14 January 12:27

The Alternative Vote would have eliminated the need for tactical voting by Tory supporters.

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