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A burning issue
By David Allen Green - 25 November 13:57

The US and UK approaches to free expression

Tory peer: benefits encourage the poor to "breed"
By Samira Shackle - 25 November 12:50

Downing Street quick to distance itself from new Conservative peer's remarks.

Will today's by-election bring the Irish government down?
By George Eaton - 25 November 12:45

Victory for Sinn Fein could make it impossible for the government to pass its austerity budget.

Anger at "enhanced" airport pat-downs continues
By Felicity Spector - 25 November 12:00

"All of a sudden grandma goes through and she's getting groped."

In this week's New Statesman: Congo - the world's worst war
By George Eaton - 25 November 11:02

Nicholas Nassim Taleb's aphorisms | David Blanchflower: Spain could be next | Andrew Adonis on David

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 November 8:00

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

Student protests: in pictures
By Ursula Donnelly - 24 November 16:23

Despite some clashes with police, it does not look like there will be a repeat of 10 November's riot

New Statesman cover | 29 November 2010
By George Eaton - 24 November 16:20

Sneak preview of this week's front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 24 November 16:03

The five must-read blogs from today on Ireland, social mobility and strikes.

PMQs verdict: Miliband outclasses haughty Cameron
By George Eaton - 24 November 13:44

Labour leader pins Cameron down on school sports and bankers' pay.

Speaker blocks New Statesman question at PMQs
By George Eaton - 24 November 12:46

John Bercow objects to question on Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper's plan to "kill" Ed Miliband.

Why the Irish bailout may not work
By George Eaton - 24 November 9:32

Ireland needs debt relief if it is to avoid economic collapse.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 November 7:52

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

Why we're occupying
By James Meadway - 23 November 16:40

Students at SOAS explain why they have taken over one of the college's buildings.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 23 November 16:01

The five must-read blogs from today including Andy Coulson's imminent departure and the Lib Dems' ma

Climate loans threaten rerun of Copenhagen
By Nick Dearden - 23 November 12:10

UK loans to low income countries will make the poor pay twice for climate change

What Nick Clegg doesn't know about equality
By George Eaton - 23 November 10:34

The most equal countries also have the highest social mobility.

Goodbye and good riddance to the Dalai Lama
By Sholto Byrnes - 23 November 9:17

Here’s hoping, anyway...

Aung San Suu Kyi reunited with son after 10 years
By Samira Shackle - 23 November 9:13

Younger son of Burma's democracy leader granted a visa for first time in a decade.

The Twitter Joke Trial carries on
By David Allen Green - 23 November 9:11

Paul Chambers is going to the High Court.

A clear and present peril
By Jon Cruddas - 23 November 8:00

Immigration has become the new fault line cutting across the British political landscape.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 November 8:00

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

‘Big society’ – where’s the opposition?
By Anna Coote - 22 November 15:58

The Opposition needs its own big idea to combat the "big society", or it will be the end of the post

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 November 15:50

The five must-read posts from today, including George Osborne on growth, and Strictly's political bi

Unite leader wants to make Labour "our party again"
By Duncan Robinson - 22 November 15:09

Len McCluskey will not continue "handing over millions of pounds" without Labour "demonstrating it i

Osborne’s ulterior motive for the Irish bailout
By Duncan Robinson - 22 November 12:04

Ireland might be a "friend in need", but Osborne wants to save his own reputation as much as the Iri

Margaret Thatcher's resignation: five views
By Samira Shackle - 22 November 10:55

Roy Hattersley, Oona King, John Sergeant, Geoffrey Howe, and Laurie Penny share their thoughts.

Labour should be "reformers of the state", says Miliband
By Samira Shackle - 22 November 9:15

In his first major interview since becoming Labour leader, Ed Miliband promises "profound" reform to

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 November 7:41

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

Clegg and Cable at odds over tuition fees defence
By George Eaton - 21 November 12:58

Clegg blames the public finances, Cable blames the coalition agreement. Here's why the difference ma

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