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Why Facebook's rape jokes are no laughing matter
By Frances Ryan - 06 October 16:03

Abuse based on gender is not simply offensive but a hate crime like anything else.

QE2 has set sail
By George Eaton - 06 October 14:25

Bank of England begins more quantitative easing, described by Osborne as "the last resort of despera

In this week's New Statesman: The next Great Depression
By Alice Gribbin - 06 October 14:20

Robert Skidelsky on the fate of the global economy | Mehdi Hasan on the Tory electoral scandal | Dic

Clarke sinks his claws into May
By George Eaton - 06 October 13:37

Clarke goes back on the attack, describing May's comments as "laughable" and "child-like".

Video: Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement speech
By Samira Shackle - 06 October 12:03

"Stay hungry, stay foolish." Speaking in 2005, the Apple CEO offers advice to students.

I don't support the Tea Party
By Louise Mensch - 06 October 10:32

The sole socially conservative viewpoint I share with Sarah Palin is that I am pro-life.

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
By George Eaton - 06 October 9:49

Remembering a pioneer.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 October 8:58

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

Sir Richard Branson throws weight behind genocide prevention group
By Sarah-Jane Sherwood - 05 October 19:14

The Virgin billionare has donated a week on Necker Island, his private resort, to Aegis.

New Statesman cover | 5 October 2011
By Staff blogger - 05 October 19:00

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

Political sketch: being David Cameron
By Peter McHugh - 05 October 18:48

The day the Great Communicator found himself off-message.

A distinctly average speech from Cameron
By Samira Shackle - 05 October 17:52

The PM fails to set the conference hall alight, calling for "optimism" as growth figures are revised

David Cameron's speech - live blog
By George Eaton - 05 October 15:30

Minute-by-minute coverage of the Prime Minister's speech to the Conservative conference.

Cameron rewrites his speech
By George Eaton - 05 October 14:14

PM backtracks on household debt comments.

Blow for Osborne as growth is revised down
By George Eaton - 05 October 11:09

New figures mean that the economy hasn't grown for nine months.

Cameron goes off the rails
By George Eaton - 05 October 9:57

The PM's patronising demand for families to clear their debts is bad economics and terrible politics

Conservative conference lookahead | 05 October 2011
By Sella Oneko - 05 October 9:07

The who, when and where of the Conservative conference.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 October 8:58

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

Cameron's anti-independence plot bound to backfire
By James Maxwell - 04 October 18:13

A pre-emptive referendum on independence will only increase the SNP's chance of success.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 04 October 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Theresa May's other immigration error.

Theresa May's cat story unravels
By George Eaton - 04 October 15:20

Home Secretary falsely claimed that illegal immigrant was allowed to stay because of his pet cat.

Boris fires a warning shot at Cameron over police cuts
By George Eaton - 04 October 12:02

Cameron looked uneasy as Boris vowed not to let police numbers fall below a "safe" level.

Amanda Knox's release: the front pages
By Samira Shackle - 04 October 11:34

Knox and Sollecito have been acquitted of the murder of Meredith Kercher. Here is what the papers ha

Exclusive poll: The Tory brand is still toxic
By George Eaton - 04 October 10:25

Just 40 per cent of people "would consider" voting for the party at the next election. 60 per cent w

Conservative conference lookahead | Tuesday 4 October
By Jenny Greenwell - 04 October 9:27

The who, when and where of the Conservative conference.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 October 8:57

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

Political sketch: George, il ne regrette rien
By Peter McHugh - 03 October 17:18

At Conservative Party conference, the Chancellor delivers his morsels to the cash-paying delegates.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 October 17:11

The five must-read blogs from today, including how credit easing would work.

Labour's right to join the economic debate is under attack
By Rafael Behr - 03 October 16:25

Osborne's attempt to create a sense of equivalence between Fred Goodwin and Ed Balls is a threat to

Osborne's feeble response to the growth crisis
By George Eaton - 03 October 14:28

You can't fault the Chancellor's chutzpah. But his growth strategy is paper thin.

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