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We will continue to spy on Muslims, says Theresa May
By Samira Shackle - 06 June 10:16

"I don't see anything wrong with identifying people who are vulnerable to being taken down a certain

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 June 8:53

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

Economists ask: where is Osborne's Plan B?
By Samira Shackle - 05 June 13:28

Signatories of a letter to the <em>Observer</em> include several academics who backed the scheme las

The Playboy bunnies are back
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 05 June 13:12

The London Playboy Club is to reopen its doors after 30 years.

This approach to Islamic extremism may be hardline, but it is not effective
By Samira Shackle - 05 June 12:44

Non-violent extremist groups which do not "reflect British mainstream views" will face a crackdown.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 June 10:08

The ten must read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Saleem Shahzad: the journalist who was not afraid of the ISI
By Catriona Luke - 04 June 14:13

Pakistan's intelligence services are prime suspects for silencing the journalist.

The NHS hospitals that will have to cut services to survive
By Samira Shackle - 04 June 13:06

17 NHS trusts, more than half of which are saddled with extortionate PFI debts, face deep cuts to th

Sesame Street is pushing a liberal, gay agenda, says Fox News
By Samira Shackle - 04 June 12:06

You might have thought it was a children's programme. But you were wrong.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 June 11:30

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

Americans are socialists...they just don't know it yet
By Duncan Robinson - 03 June 20:11

Polls show that US voters want a more equal society, but that they are not willing to achieve one th

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from this week, including why Ed Miliband should bring David back.

The Egyptian revolution -- brought to you by Vodafone!
By Samira Shackle - 03 June 16:17

Vodafone's new ad claims it inspired the uprising -- even though it is accused of shutting down netw

How dangerous is unemployment for Obama?
By George Eaton - 03 June 15:53

Why high unemployment is not a barrier to the US President's re-election.

Where have all the Italians gone?
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 03 June 15:32

What Italy's 'brain drain' says about the state of the country as a whole.

Friday caption competition
By Staff blogger - 03 June 13:48

The battle for the NHS.

Comments of the week
By Staff blogger - 03 June 13:07

A selection of the best comments left on the site this week.

Is religion just a matter of taste?
By Nelson Jones - 03 June 12:18

In our religiously plural society, faith has become become a source of identity -- and therefore of

How E coli spreads
By Michael Barrett - 03 June 11:25

No one need worry if they respect food hygiene.

A depressing statistic for Labour
By George Eaton - 03 June 10:44

The number of households in which no one has ever worked nearly doubled under Labour.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 June 8:59

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

What the dog-whistle debate about asylum seeker "amnesty" ignores
By Samira Shackle - 02 June 18:25

The culture of denial in the Home Office is what has led to this backlog and ranch of untraceable ca

How hostility to the west can shape Egypt's future political scene
By Osama Diab - 02 June 17:28

Islamists and Arab Socialists share a history of clashing with foreign influences.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 June 16:55

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Palin won't be President and the most Thatcherite

Welcome back, Alan Partridge
By George Eaton - 02 June 15:32

A classic clip to mark the return of Partridge to our screens.

In this week’s New Statesman: are we all doomed?
By George Eaton - 02 June 13:16

The Science Issue, with Martin Rees, Susan Greenfield, Paul Nurse and David Attenborough.

Rihanna or the Queen: who does the Daily Mail prefer?
By Will Sturgeon - 02 June 10:40

Play the game and find out.

Cameron puts his privatisation plan on hold
By George Eaton - 02 June 10:27

The PM’s pledge to open up almost all of the public sector to private providers is in danger.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 June 8:58

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

New Statesman cover | 6 June 2011
By Staff blogger - 01 June 17:05

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s front cover.

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