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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

Why politicians can't tell the truth
By Sholto Byrnes - 21 November 11:21

As Lord Young’s case shows – we don’t want them to.

Balls changes course on civil liberties
By George Eaton - 21 November 10:22

Shadow home secretary backs 14-day limit and admits Labour failed to protect liberty.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 November 9:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Has Palin miscalculated?
By George Eaton - 20 November 10:24

Palin may regret her decision to politicise the issue of race.

The Times's bizarre attack on Ed Miliband
By George Eaton - 20 November 8:59

Miliband criticised for not packing the House of Lords with party donors.

Miliband suffers his first resignation
By George Eaton - 20 November 7:40

Eric Joyce resigns from the frontbench after being found guilty of drink-driving.

Operation "Grab Ass": backlash against TSA airport security measures continues
By Duncan Robinson - 19 November 17:48

Operation "Grab Ass" is the latest campaign against TSA's new body scanners and "Enhanced Pat Downs"

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 19 November 16:07

The five must-read posts from today, including divisions in Labour, and why Lord Young was right.

Ennobling the money men
By Rob Higson - 19 November 15:14

Party donors are given peerages in today's list.

Lord Young bows to the inevitable
By George Eaton - 19 November 14:46

Tory peer resigns as Cameron's enterprise adviser after "never had it so good" gaffe.

Ed Miliband's Mandelson
By George Eaton - 19 November 13:59

Stewart Wood is named a Labour peer and will become shadow minister without portfolio.

The top ten (alleged) political plagiarists
By Rob Higson - 19 November 12:07

Sound familiar?

Royal wedding reveals the same old class prejudices
By Stefan Simanowitz - 19 November 10:58

Britons find the idea people of moving beyond one's social class both desirable and at the same time

Lord Young parts ways with reality
By George Eaton - 19 November 8:50

After a Conservative peer claimed "you've never had it so good", here are some other "tumbril remark

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 November 7:40

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

Scandinavia hit by US spying claims
By Simon Reid-Henry - 18 November 17:43

Controversial US Embassy surveillance programme

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 18 November 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today on profligate Tories, the euro and Kate the Keynesian.

A night at the Spectator's parliamentarian of the year awards
By Jason Cowley - 18 November 15:28

Osborne and Alexander could become Britain's most promising comedy double act.

Osborne must think again on VAT
By George Eaton - 18 November 15:10

OBR warns that next year's VAT rise will reduce growth by 0.3 per cent.

In this week's New Statesman: why the right is winning the crisis
By George Eaton - 18 November 10:57

The unseen Lib Dem coalition papers | Inside Labour’s new civil war | The best books of 2010.

The 2010 International Religious Freedom Report
By Sholto Byrnes - 18 November 10:20

Nothing for Europe to crow about.

Johnson fires another warning shot at Miliband
By George Eaton - 18 November 9:35

Shadow chancellor calls for major reform of the Labour leadership voting system.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 November 8:00

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

Rachel Maddow: Why TV news will survive
By Felicity Spector - 17 November 16:24

Not just news you can choose, then, but views you can choose as well.

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