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Is it better for parliament to be distrusted or irrelevant?
By Tom Mludzinski - 07 April 18:59

The more the public knows about parliament, the less it seems to like it.

Julian Assange debate – live chat
By New Statesman - 07 April 17:57

Sign up now to join the live chat ahead of tomorrow’s debate.

Why Britain is not Portugal
By George Eaton - 07 April 17:34

George Osborne is wrong to argue that Portugal’s woes make the case for his spending cuts.

The fall of Egypt’s symbol of progressive Islam
By Osama Diab - 07 April 17:25

Joining itself with an authoritarian regime caused harm to the millennium-long history of al-Azhar U

Why dissident groups will fail in Northern Ireland
By Liam McLaughlin - 07 April 17:20

The ideology of terror is a fading force.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 07 April 17:18

The five must-read blogs from today, on social mobility, Portugal and the NHS.

In this week’s New Statesman: Jemima Khan guest edit
By George Eaton - 07 April 13:19

Phone-hacking: Hugh Grant exclusive | Julian Assange defends WikiLeaks | Oliver Stone: Barack’s betr

The Lib Dem retreat
By George Eaton - 07 April 10:42

The party will fight fewer seats on 5 May than in 2007 after struggling to find candidates.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 April 9:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 06 April 17:25

The five must-read blogs from today, on AV, Benjamin Zephaniah and Andy Coulson.

Preview: Nick Clegg and Jemima Khan interview
By George Eaton - 06 April 17:06

“Why are the students angry with you, Papa?”

Eight modern-day whistleblowers (part II)
By Ryan Gallagher - 06 April 15:49

Concluding our run-down of some of the most prominent whistleblowers in recent memory . . .

Measuring marriage won’t stop child poverty
By Dalia Ben-Galim - 06 April 14:42

The government’s new policy of using the relationship status of parents/carers to measure child pove

Why AV might not happen even if the vote is Yes
By George Eaton - 06 April 13:23

The Alternative Vote will only be used if the new boundaries are implemented.

Where now for the Goldstone report?
By John Dugard - 06 April 10:47

In short, there are no new facts that could possibly have led Richard Goldstone to change his mind a

Cable attempts to rescue the coalition’s fees plan
By George Eaton - 06 April 10:14

Business Secretary threatens universities charging £9,000 with fewer student places.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 April 8:59

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

Cameron tells Pakistanis tax non-payment is unfair
By Liam McLaughlin - 05 April 18:33

David Cameron criticises Pakistan’s tax-dodging rich at a press conference in Islamabad.

The New Statesman and Frontline Club debate
By Adam Bowie - 05 April 18:11

Final panel for the debate announced, plus submit your own questions to Julian Assange and co.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 05 April 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on social mobility, George Osborne and Nick Clegg.

Assange: “WikiLeaks is the intelligence agency of the people”
By New Statesman - 05 April 15:48

The site chief discusses radical journalism and WikiLeaks’s main threat in an exclusive <em>New Stat

Eight modern-day whistleblowers (part I)
By Ryan Gallagher - 05 April 14:46

This Saturday, New Statesman and the Frontline Club host a special adversarial debate on the proposition "This house believes whistleblowers make the world a safer place".

Will Osborne have to downgrade growth again?
By George Eaton - 05 April 13:41

The British Chamber of Commerce predicts growth of just 0.6-0.7 per cent in the first quarter.

Clegg can’t increase social mobility without reducing inequality
By George Eaton - 05 April 10:58

The Deputy PM needs to remember that the most socially mobile countries are the most equal.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 April 9:00

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

In Kazakhstan, where elections are superfluous
By Leo Cendrowicz - 04 April 22:02

While Nursultan Nazarbayev is around, there’s little chance of marching in the streets of Astana and

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 04 April 17:38

The five must-read blogs from today, on social mobility, living standards and Osborne’s raid on UK h

Can Ed Miliband reform the NHS, and not just save it?
By Nick Pearce - 04 April 17:14

Labour’s health policy should focus on patient empowerment and obtaining the best value for money fo

Jemima Khan to guest-edit the New Statesman
By New Statesman - 04 April 16:43

A free speech special issue featuring contributions from Julian Assange, Anish Kapoor, Oliver Stone,

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