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It’s the “squeeze”, not the “middle”, that matters
By Richard Darlington - 01 December 16:27

Labour needs to ignore definitions of the “middle” and focus on policies that address the “squeezed

European ambassadors feared Iranian lock-in
By Chris Bowles - 01 December 16:25

WikiLeaks exposes officials’ worries of being trapped at Ahmadinejad’s inauguration.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 December 16:11

The five must-read posts from today, including Ed Miliband’s PMQs disaster and IDS’s misleading stat

WikiLeaks and the liberal mind
By David Allen Green - 01 December 14:50

Transparency is not the only liberal value.

Blanchflower: Mervyn King’s “thirst for power” has compromised the Bank of England
By Ed Ballard - 01 December 13:23

<em>NS</em>’s David Blanchflower calls for the resignation of the Bank of England governor after Wik

Follow that rabbit, Monsieur Sarkozy!
By Tony Hudson - 01 December 13:05

Despite all the gloom, there’s still humour to be found in the WikiLeaks revelations.

Colonel Gaddafi warns Europe over “turning black”
By Sholto Byrnes - 01 December 10:46

But there’s method in his madness.

Video: policeman punches student protester
By Samira Shackle - 01 December 9:26

Clip from yesterday’s student protest clearly shows policeman punching a demonstrator.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 December 7:46

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 30 November 15:56

The five must-read blogs from today on tuition fees, Hazel Blears and Topshop.

WikiLeaks: the cartoon
By George Eaton - 30 November 15:21

Watch: the US embassy cables leak in animated form.

Abstaining on tuition fees won’t save Lib Dem credibility
By George Eaton - 30 November 15:01

A mass abstention would still break the party’s pledge to vote against higher tuition fees.

The Lewisham protests were just the beginning
By Adam Bienkov - 30 November 12:24

The violent scenes in south-east London last night could become the norm as the cuts begin to bite.

Clegg blunders on fees again
By George Eaton - 30 November 10:26

Lib Dem leader blames student protesters for putting the poor off university.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 November 8:00

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

The Bin Laden “hero” problem
By Tony Hudson - 29 November 17:40

One US embassy cable released on WikiLeaks raises more questions about the Afghan war strategy.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 29 November 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on immigration, Fox News and WikiLeaks.

The curse of superpowers is to see only their own reflection
By Catriona Luke - 29 November 15:25

WikiLeaks above all shows the difficulty the US has in understanding other cultures and societies.

Christopher Hitchens v Tony Blair: the video
By George Eaton - 29 November 10:52

Watch the atheist writer and the former prime minister clash over religion in Toronto.

The real significance of the US cables leak
By George Eaton - 29 November 9:38

The leaks tell us little we didn’t know already but have exposed the limits of confidentiality.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 29 November 8:00

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

WikiLeaks at it again: Jordan and Saudi urge Iran action
By Jon Bernstein - 28 November 19:20

"Cut off the head of the snake" America is told.

David Cameron, happiness and delusion
By Sholto Byrnes - 28 November 12:00

Can you be happy without a home?

The four big tests for Nick Clegg
By Jon Bernstein - 28 November 11:08

And tuition fees is not among them.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 November 9:00

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

Was this a mounted police charge on Whitehall? You decide
By Jon Bernstein - 27 November 11:47

"Anybody who knows anything about equestrian activities will see perhaps a trot followed by walking

Get charged to see your own news coverage? Yes you can
By Jason Stamper - 27 November 11:12

Court rules Newspaper Licensing Agency can charge organisations to see their own coverage.

What Miliband will tell his party today
By Jon Bernstein - 27 November 9:06

"More of the same from us won't work"

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 November 16:01

The five must-read blogs from today on socialism, Silvio Berlusconi and the defence "black hole".

Breaking: Sinn Fein wins Irish by-election
By George Eaton - 26 November 14:50

Sinn Fein victory leaves Irish government with a majority of two.

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