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The flaws of the NUS's "right to recall" campaign
By George Eaton - 15 November 12:27

The right to recall will not apply to those MPs who break election promises.

The coalition's boundary changes threaten electoral reform
By George Eaton - 15 November 9:26

The boundary changes and the AV referendum should be split into two separate bills.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 November 7:46

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

UK: why stay?
By Sholto Byrnes - 14 November 9:23

Ireland’s youth are fleeing economic meltdown – could Britain be next?

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 November 9:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Twitter revolts!
By Duncan Robinson - 12 November 17:59

"I am Spartacus" trends as Twitter responds in solidarity to Paul Chambers losing his appeal.

Land, language and Lieberman
By Jon Bernstein - 12 November 17:32

On Israel’s identity crisis.

The age of cheap oil is over
By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed - 12 November 15:37

There is no time for denial. Governments and communities need to start adapting now.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 November 15:11

The five must-read blogs from today on Phil Woolas, welfare reform and tuition fees.

The Labour right strikes back
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 November 14:52

Me versus Tom Harris on Phil Woolas.

Ed Miliband offered Purnell chief of staff post
By George Eaton - 12 November 14:18

Miliband shows his desire to reach out to his brother's supporters.

How Obama stole Christmas
By George Eaton - 12 November 12:48

A new Tea Party book takes aim at the "Liberal Claus".

A Margaret Thatcher reading list
By Jon Bernstein - 12 November 12:43

Ten to get you in the mood.

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.

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