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By Staff blogger - 24 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the wrong reasons to ban the EDL march.

Labour's dependence on the unions continues
By George Eaton - 24 August 14:50

The trade unions accounted for 86 per cent of all donations to the party in the second quarter of th

Tory minister Blunt blunders again
By George Eaton - 24 August 11:47

Prisons minister says that the riots were a "one-off" event. How can he be so sure?

"Please tax us more," say France's super-rich
By Samira Shackle - 24 August 11:32

16 of France's wealthiest people sign a petition asking the government to raise their taxes.

Audio: Gaddafi vows "death or victory"
By Samira Shackle - 24 August 10:12

"All youth, men and women should go out to cleanse their areas from the rats."

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 August 8:57

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

The rebels enter Gaddafi's base
By George Eaton - 23 August 18:35

Rebel fighters reported to have entered Gaddafi's house after storming his compound.

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

The five must-read blogs from today, including Britain's slow rate of growth, and Gaddafi's last sta

Did Brooks mislead parliament over payments to Coulson?
By George Eaton - 23 August 13:52

Rebekah Brooks said it was "incorrect" to claim that News International subsidised Coulson's wages a

Saif Gaddafi emerges defiant in Tripoli
By George Eaton - 23 August 11:50

Gaddafi's son, who was reportedly arrested on Sunday, appears on video and declares: "we are winning

Coulson allegedly paid by News International while working for Tories
By Samira Shackle - 23 August 10:03

Coulson reportedly received hundreds of thousands of pounds in severance pay after he was hired by C

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 August 8:57

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

It's time for Osborne to use the I word - 'Intervention'
By Adam Lent - 22 August 19:09

We need the state to invest in business innovation and infrastructure that commercial investors fear

Canada's left mourns its leader
By Noah Richler - 22 August 18:33

Jack Layton's death from cancer leaves the NDP, Canada's social democratic party, with no obvious re

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 August 16:58

The five must-read blogs from today, including the future of Libya, and the faltering UK economy.

The battle for Tripoli: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 22 August 15:34

Photographs of the Libyan capital amid fierce fighting between rebels and Gaddafi's troops.

Scotland's fees anomaly comes under challenge
By George Eaton - 22 August 13:42

Does charging English students tuition fees violate human rights law?

What next for Libya?
By Samira Shackle - 22 August 10:49

Despite the scenes of jubilation in Tripoli, there are more questions than answers about the next er

David Starkey, who clashed with Owen Jones on Newsnight.
Owen Jones: After Newsnight, David Starkey tries to rewrite history
By Owen Jones - 22 August 10:42

Whatever David Starkey says, his Newsnight comments that "the whites have become black" were grossly inflammatory.

Libya endgame: the front pages
By Samira Shackle - 22 August 9:29

Rebels have stormed Tripoli, and captured two of Gaddafi's sons. Here is what the papers had to say

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 August 8:57

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

Rebels enter Tripoli
By Staff blogger - 21 August 23:21

The Gadaffi regime is on the brink.

Tony Blair: there's no moral decline in this country
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 21 August 10:55

Former PM challenges left and right to think again about the riots.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 August 9:53

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

An ace mall with quite a nice stadium attached
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 20 August 18:42

Two reports from the society of the spectacle.

The riots: a view from across the Channel
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 20 August 11:07

French thinkers offer their analyses.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 20 August 9:57

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

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 19 August 18:59

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 19 August 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including news of hacking allegations against Bill Bratton.

The public favour disproportionate riot sentences
By George Eaton - 19 August 15:04

81 per cent of the public believe the punishments are either "about right" or "too soft".

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