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Where next for Labour and immigration?
By Jack Dromey - 25 September 13:15

It is possible to address issues that drive hostility without demonising those who come to Britain.

Miliband would cut top tuition fees to £6,000
By Samira Shackle - 25 September 12:22

Labour pledges to reduce top university fees by scrapping cut to corporation tax.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 September 10:22

The ten must read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Labour's "economic credibility" problem
By Samira Shackle - 24 September 11:46

Everyone agrees that the party needs to spell out a clear alternative to the coalition's cuts -- so

What do Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia have in common?
By David Mepham - 24 September 11:05

The UK downplays their human rights abuses -- as always, when the countries in question are strategi

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 September 10:10

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

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

The five must-read blogs from today, including how to respond to "pro-NHS" coalition MPs.

Legalising same-sex marriages is conservative, not liberal
By Ryan Shorthouse - 23 September 16:04

It's time for the Conservatives to say the decision to legalise same-sex marriage is motivated by co

Malawi: a quiet revolution?
By Sella Oneko - 23 September 15:39

There is a subtle and yet very pronounced move towards political reform.

Bill Gates backs Robin Hood Tax
By George Eaton - 23 September 13:44

Microsoft founder backs tax which could raise $48bn a year for aid and development.

The Tory right declares war on Whitehall
By Rafael Behr - 23 September 12:38

A new report argues that the civil service is blocking radical public service reform.

20 under 40: meet parliament's rising stars
By New Statesman - 23 September 11:27

We've selected 20 of the brightest MPs in parliament
- and they are all under the age of 40.

Rick Perry stumbles on Pakistan question
By George Eaton - 23 September 10:24

Republican frontrunner struggles to answer question on Pakistan and nuclear weapons.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 September 8:53

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

Miliband must name this new, insecure era
By Rafael Behr - 22 September 18:18

New analysis suggests British society is prepared for a substantial shift in political orientation.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 September 16:56

The five must-read blogs from today, including why fixed-term parliaments could mean the end of the

Policing is too important for politicians to play with
By Paul McKeever - 22 September 16:29

We face grave circumstances, says the chairman of the Police Federation.

What Ed Miliband's conference speech should say
By Patrick Diamond and Michael Kenny - 22 September 13:37

Without a guiding ideological thread anchored in social democracy, Labour risks political irrelevanc

In this week's New Statesman: The 50 people who matter
By George Eaton - 22 September 12:59

The world's most influential people | Ed Miliband interview | John Pilger on Westfield | Oliver Kamm

Is Cameron's UN speech more than just rhetoric?
By George Eaton - 22 September 10:29

Will he now stop rolling out the red carpet for Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and other autocracies?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 September 8:56

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

New Statesman cover | 26 September 2011
By Staff blogger - 21 September 17:47

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

Clegg takes on the establishment
By Mark Pack - 21 September 17:31

The Lib Dem leader's "in power but anti-establishment" messsage is a promising one.

Winning back every seat? Clegg has a long way to go
By Samira Shackle - 21 September 17:25

The Lib Dem leader's speech will not reverse the public view that he has said one thing and done ano

Nick Clegg's conference speech - live blog
By George Eaton - 21 September 15:59

Minute-by-minute coverage of the Deputy Prime Minister's speech to the Liberal Democrat conference.

John Prescott: a Liberal Democrat role model?
By Mark Pack - 21 September 14:09

The Lib Dems can learn from Prescott's anti-establishment stance.

The Osborne effect
By George Eaton - 21 September 13:20

Growth is now expected to be just 1.2 per cent in 2011.

Differentiation is necessary but not sufficient
By Nick Thornsby - 21 September 12:28

There needs to be a fundamental political repositioning of the Lib Dems

The coalition's £11bn stealth cut: switching from RPI to CPI
By James Plunkett - 21 September 11:26

A technical quirk will allow the government to skim small amounts each year from lower income households.

Danny Alexander: we won't spend a penny more
By George Eaton - 21 September 10:42

Uneasy cabinet minister denies plans for an extra £5bn of capital spending.

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