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By Staff blogger - 18 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on another Cameron U-turn, electoral reform and “undocking”.

Cameron is for turning
By Ken Livingstone - 18 February 15:38

The government’s cuts are worse than Thatcher’s, but Cameron and co are vulnerable to opposition.

Why unemployment benefit is worth less than ever
By George Eaton - 18 February 15:06

The benefit has failed to keep pace with wages over the past 40 years.

Cameron’s hopeless case against AV
By George Eaton - 18 February 13:00

A point-by-point rebuttal of the Tory leader’s speech against electoral reform.

Sexual assault victim has “form for dressing provocatively”, says Daily Mail
By Duncan Robinson - 18 February 10:59

The British newspaper's take on the sustained sexual assault of CBS reporter, Lara Logan.

Don't mention the “C” word
By Sholto Byrnes - 18 February 10:37

That’s anything to do with Christianity – even when it’s Easter.

Balls is right to target Mervyn King
By George Eaton - 18 February 9:16

The Bank of England governor crossed a line when he called for a “plan A”.

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

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

Tory welfare reforms are misguided
By Graeme Cooke - 17 February 17:15

The Universal Credit will make work cost, not pay.

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

The five must-read blogs from today, on Nick Clegg, Caroline Spelman and electoral reform.

Full transcript | David Cameron | Speech on Welfare Reform Bill | London | 17 February 2011
By David Cameron - 17 February 15:58

“The most ambitions, fundamental and radical changes to the welfare system since it began.”

Cameron’s ten biggest U-turns
By George Eaton - 17 February 13:30

Including free milk, the VAT rise, rape suspects and Cam Cameron, the prime ministerial photographer

New book featuring NS contributors
By Staff blogger - 17 February 10:50

<em>Fight Back! A Reader on the Winter of Protest</em> is free to download.

How Britain can help in Egypt and Tunisia
By Denis MacShane - 17 February 9:50

The most revolutionary force in the Arab world at this stage is freed-up wide-market capitalism, not

In this week’s New Statesman: the offshore City
By George Eaton - 17 February 8:58

London’s own tax haven | Mehdi Hasan: Gove’s gaffes | Philosophy and ideas special.

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

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

Wanted: a new purpose for British capitalism
By Gavin Kelly - 16 February 16:47

How can Britain avoid going down the US path where for the last generation the majority of the gains

New Statesman cover | 21 February 2011
By New Statesman - 16 February 16:24

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s <em>New Statesman</em> cover.

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

The five must-read blogs from today, on Cameron’s new adviser, UK Uncut and electoral reform.

Laws’s return to government looks imminent
By George Eaton - 16 February 15:33

The former cabinet minister is turning down invitations for events from mid-March.

PMQs review: Cameron catches Miliband off guard
By George Eaton - 16 February 13:33

A rare moment of honesty from the PM on forestry blunts Labour leader’s attack.

Alex Salmond lambasts Scottish MSP over rape comments
By Samira Shackle - 16 February 11:48

Campaign for Bill Aitken to step down grows after he suggests a gang-rape victim was a prostitute.

Why Facebook is stressing us out
By Jason Stamper - 16 February 11:30

New study finds social network gives us the heebie-jeebies.

UK unemployment rises to 2.49 million
By Samira Shackle - 16 February 10:12

Youth unemployment hits record high, with more than one in five young people out of work.

Pressure on Labour as SNP regains lead in Scotland
By George Eaton - 16 February 9:11

New poll puts Scottish Nationalists in front as Labour’s 10-point lead crumbles.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 February 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 15 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Nick Clegg, electoral reform and the BNP.

Is this cartoon a step too far?
By Samira Shackle - 15 February 14:06

The <em>Daily Mail</em>’s take on the suggeston that gay couples could get married in churches.

On the Prophet’s birthday
By Sholto Byrnes - 15 February 12:02

Who was Muhammad? A review of a new biography.

Will George Osborne still blame the snow now?
By George Eaton - 15 February 11:00

The bad weather didn’t stop growth in Germany and France.

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