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Woolas's options limited but support remains
By Rob Higson - 12 November 11:40

Some Labour members in Oldham have criticised the treatment of Woolas.

Aung San Suu Kyi set for release
By Duncan Robinson - 12 November 11:00

Reports from Burma claim that the pro-democracy leader could be freed as early as Sunday.

Will the coalition's pledge to "protect" the NHS backfire?
By George Eaton - 12 November 9:44

NHS staff attack "urban myth" that the health service is protected as job cuts loom.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 November 8:00

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

Winning over the reluctant
By Duncan Robinson - 11 November 16:36

The NUS's march made a lot of noise, but was it listened to?

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 November 16:00

The five must-read posts from today, including welfare reform and yesterday’s student riot.

We don’t need the law to tackle Twitter bigots
By George Eaton - 11 November 15:40

The arrest of a Tory councillor over a Twitter “joke” is an insult to all liberals.

Nick Clegg’s dishonest defence of his fees U-turn
By George Eaton - 11 November 12:06

The decision to triple tuition fees was a political choice, not an economic necessity.

Put out the welcome mat for Mugabe
By Sholto Byrnes - 11 November 11:11

A former Tory minister suggests the Zimbabwean leader should retire to the UK.

In this week’s New Statesman: Thatcher’s shadow
By George Eaton - 11 November 10:57

Roy Hattersley on Thatcher and Blair | Mehdi Hasan: Labour’s shame | Ryan Gilbey on horror films.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 November 8:01

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

Post-flood Pakistan is recovering, but issues still remain
By Jean Lambert - 10 November 18:20

The international relief effort has worked — but it has thrown up new problems.

Twitter: the Movie (trailer)
By Jon Bernstein - 10 November 18:06

“What is the fail whale?”

Introducing Thatcher Week
By Jon Bernstein - 10 November 17:32

It was 20 years ago this month.

New Statesman cover | 15 November 2010
By Samira Shackle - 10 November 16:48

Sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 November 15:55

The five must-read posts from today, including the student demo and Phil Woolas.

Demonstrators smash windows and break into Millbank Tower
By Rob Higson & Duncan Robinson - 10 November 15:17

Crowd chanting "Tory scum!" watch as demonstrators break into building.

Quantitative easing is not the Titanic
By Matthew Partridge - 10 November 14:58

A second round of quantitative easing could boost the US economy, help ordinary working Americans, a

Why Obama must do more if he wants to reach out to the Muslim world
By Samira Shackle - 10 November 14:55

The president’s conciliatory words must be matched by action to counter plummeting support worldwide

7 in 10 voters back decision to unseat Phil Woolas
By Samira Shackle - 10 November 9:44

Poll suggests that Harman’s decision to suspend Woolas from Labour is in step with public opinion.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 November 7:33

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 November 16:00

The five must-read politics blogs from today, on Phil Woolas, Michael Foot and electoral reform.

The Tories are giving the Lib Dems an easy ride in Oldham
By George Eaton - 09 November 13:19

Conservatives fear that Cameron would prefer a Lib Dem victory in forthcoming by-election.

The evidence of Officer AZ8
By David Allen Green - 09 November 11:26

What the transcript from the inquest tells us.

James Purnell: I could have been Iain Duncan Smith
By George Eaton - 09 November 10:05

Former cabinet minister reveals that he proposed a universal credit to Gordon Brown.

James Macintyre leaves the New Statesman
By New Statesman - 09 November 9:12

James Macintyre has left the New Statesman after two years as political correspondent in order to work on other projects.

His departure is entirely amicable.

Through the looking-glass with George
By Rob Higson - 09 November 9:09

Bizarre tales from the frat-boy-in-chief.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 November 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 November 15:58

The five must-read blogs from today, on the government’s “scrounger” trick and falling BNP membershi

Woolas should go quietly
By George Eaton - 08 November 15:11

Rather than fighting on in the courts, the former Labour MP should simply apologise.

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