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David Miliband to the left: we must be reformers
By George Eaton - 08 March 11:13

Miliband’s return continues with his take on the crisis of European social democracy.

Britain attempts to weaken European domestic violence deal
By Samira Shackle - 08 March 8:53

Leaked documents show the UK questioning definition of violence against women as a violation of huma

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 March 7:54

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

Labour on track for victory in Scotland
By George Eaton - 07 March 16:40

Latest poll puts Labour 15 points ahead of the SNP in the constituency section.

Making friends with the Libyans
By Duncan Robinson - 07 March 16:26

Douglas Alexander questions William Hague’s method of reaching out to potential allies.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 07 March 16:00

The five must-read posts from today, including AV and extremism and the UK’s failed boys’ own missio

Bob Diamond's £6.5m bonus shows little “restraint”
By George Eaton - 07 March 12:01

Don’t believe the myth that Barclays didn’t benefit from state support.

John Prescott: Why Nick Clegg is like Jedward
By Samira Shackle - 07 March 8:51

The former Deputy PM shares his views on the House of Lords, Gordon and Tony, and political wives.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 March 7:49

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

Ukip celebrates the Barnsley effect
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 06 March 12:42

Nigel Farage says: “I love Europe. I’ve drunk more Rioja than anyone alive!”

Bradley Manning’s lawyer speaks out
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 06 March 12:09

David Coombs reports that the soldier’s treatment has just got even worse.

The return of David Miliband
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 06 March 10:26

Former foreign secretary gives his first major interview since losing the Labour leadership to his b

Liam Fox says defence cuts are necessary
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 06 March 10:06

Defence Secretary plays a straight bat in television interview.

Morning call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 March 8:52

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

The rise of the far right in France
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 05 March 22:01

Front National leader tops the latest poll.

Full transcript | George Osborne | Speech to Conservative Spring Conference | Cardiff | 5 March 2011
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 05 March 15:37

The Chancellor trails his budget in speech to the Tories' spring conference.

Will John Vickers listen to Mervyn King?
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 05 March 11:39

Bank of England governor says it's time to separate retail and investment banking.

Morning call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 March 8:58

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

Wales votes in favour of greater law-making powers
By Samira Shackle - 04 March 18:00

Welsh Assembly will no longer need ratification from Westminster -- but what will this mean in pract

Why Indian tax evasion costs the UK
By Liam McLaughlin - 04 March 17:26

Though increased tax justice could help both developed and developing nations, it is unlikely we can

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 04 March 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Osborne's dubious figures, and the lessons for Labour

Why tuition fees could bankrupt universities
By George Eaton - 04 March 13:38

A new report warns that more institutions will be at a "high risk of failing".

Why Howard Davies had to go
By Duncan Robinson - 04 March 13:09

The LSE’s links with Muammar al-Gaddafi were not just financial, they were personal.

The rise of nationalist politics in Barnsley
By Denis MacShane - 04 March 12:43

The Barnsley by-election was a disaster for the LibDems, but a big success for UKIP and the BNP.

The presidential race without any candidates
By Felicity Spector - 04 March 11:28

Newt Gingrich dodged the question -- and there are plenty of potential frontrunners who seem intent

A very bad night for the Lib Dems in Barnsley
By George Eaton - 04 March 9:16

Clegg's party are pushed into sixth place and lose their deposit.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 March 8:00

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

Clegg breaks with Cameron on multiculturalism
By Samira Shackle - 03 March 17:30

Speaking in Luton, the Deputy Prime Minister endorses multiculturalism and rejects Cameron's depicti

Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi: surrealist painter
By Susannah Butter - 03 March 16:35

Political paintings by Gaddafi <em>fils</em> have been exhibited all over the world.

Lebanon: The forgotten revolution
By Liam McLaughlin - 03 March 16:32

Uprisings elsewhere in the region shouldn't blind us from the upheaval in Beirut.

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