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Labour's top brass need to show more ambition
By Will Straw - 28 June 18:46

The Labour Party's apathetic attitude to the position of general secretary is indicative of a wider

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 28 June 16:53

The five must-read blogs from today, including what Greece's woes tell us about tax.

The Afghan Badlands and Wikipedia
By Harry Conrad Cockburn - 28 June 14:10

David Miliband on a decade of "asymmetric decay".

The doctors still won't back Cameron
By George Eaton - 28 June 13:39

The British Medical Association votes for the health bill to be withdrawn.

Aung San Suu Kyi on freedom and the human cost of dissent
By Samira Shackle - 28 June 12:29

Burmese democracy leader delivers Reith Lectures.

Willetts put his faith in competition
By George Eaton - 28 June 10:55

The coalition remains determined to marketise higher education.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 June 8:51

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 27 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the Greens aren't doing better.

"Gay Girl in Damascus" at it again?
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 27 June 16:47

Tom MacMaster, author of the fictional blog A Gay Girl in Damascus, has been accused of posting comm

Red Tory: Gove on his union days
By Duncan Robinson - 27 June 14:32

The Education Secretary "was an active striker" at the <em>Press and Journal</em> during its bitter

Hugo Chávez: not dead
By George Eaton - 27 June 13:13

Reports of the Venezuelan President's death have been exaggerated.

Labour turns its fire on social care cuts
By George Eaton - 27 June 10:37

Age UK warns that spending on social care will be cut by 8.4 per cent this year.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 June 8:51

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

Is Blue Labour anti-women?
By Daniel Trilling - 26 June 14:39

A senior Labour MP criticises the project for "harking back to a Janet and John era".

Strikes: a reader
By Staff blogger - 26 June 13:49

Essential reading ahead of Thursday's public sector walk-outs.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 26 June 12:36

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

"Old Labour forgot about the public; New Labour forgot about the Party"
By Staff blogger - 25 June 14:02

Full text of Ed Miliband's speech to the National Policy Forum.

The real question about overseas aid
By Deborah Doane - 25 June 11:37

It's not the UK's aid budget that hinders development, it's free-market capitalism.

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 24 June 19:25

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

Why Apple was wrong to pull iPhone app at Israel's behest
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 24 June 19:08

The US computer giant removed the "ThirdIntifada" app under Israeli pressure.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 24 June 17:44

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the Robin Hood Tax could become a reality.

Ed Miliband and the paradox of party reform
By Rafael Behr - 24 June 14:08

In order to open up their parties, leaders end up on relying on centralising devices.

The Lib Dems' new property tax plan
By George Eaton - 24 June 13:23

Clegg and Cable push for a new tax on profits from first homes above £1m.

Harman: "An all-male leadership is not acceptable"
By Samira Shackle - 24 June 13:18

One of the two most senior positions in the Labour Party should always be held by a woman, says Harr

Video: Vancouver 'riot kiss' was in sympathy, not passion
By Samira Shackle - 24 June 9:38

Footage uploaded to YouTube shows the couple being knocked to the ground by a police charge.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 June 8:55

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

Miliband to abolish shadow cabinet elections
By George Eaton - 23 June 23:33

Labour leader moves to assert his authority with historic reform.

MPs back ban on wild animals in circuses
By George Eaton - 23 June 19:01

No 10 humiliated after granting MPs a free vote midway through the debate.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 23 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the NHS bill will create new layers of bureaucrac

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