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So just how is the Times paywall faring?
By Caroline Crampton - 17 August 17:31

As well as losing half its online readers, new data hints that subscribers aren’t spending much time

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 17 August 16:54

The five must-read blogs from today, on Ukip, Iraq and an errant BBC weatherman.

Why McNally may be wrong on privacy law
By David Allen Green - 17 August 16:53

Tom McNally calls for yet more legislation on privacy law, but this could be last thing that privacy

Is the coalition planning to cut winter fuel payments?
By George Eaton - 17 August 14:02

Iain Duncan Smith reportedly pushing for fuel payments to over-sixties to be cut.

Osborne is still in denial
By George Eaton - 17 August 11:23

The Chancellor still won’t accept that his plans are regressive, not progressive.

100 Days of David Cameron in tweets
By Jon Bernstein - 17 August 10:42

The people over at Tweetminster have been analysing all the activity on Twitter related

Lord Pearson resigns from Ukip leadership
By Samira Shackle - 17 August 9:47

The peer says he is “not much good” at party politics, as Nigel Farage refuses to rule out running a

CommentPlus: the pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 August 9:00

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

MediaWatch
By Staff blogger - 16 August 18:42

BT and Virgin Media both make moves for Premier League fans and Murdoch continues search for newspap

A chance missed or an opportunity to gain?
By Eddie Bone - 16 August 17:40

On the question of an English parliament, Labour has a critical choice to make.

The Blair rich project: let the cynical backlash begin
By Caroline Crampton - 16 August 17:34

Not everyone is convinced Tony Blair’s motives in donating the profits from his book are altruistic.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 16 August 16:51

The five must-read posts from today, on tuition fees and Vince Cable as London mayor.

The Lib Dems will fight the Tories at the next election
By Samira Shackle - 16 August 14:35

Simon Hughes continues his dissenting role, saying that the coalition is “a business arrangement”.

Blair to donate book proceeds to British Legion
By Caroline Crampton - 16 August 14:24

The £4.6m advance and royalties from Blair’s forthcoming memoirs will go to a sports centre for inju

An awkward day for the Liberal Democrats
By Samira Shackle - 16 August 13:19

The Monday of conference will see motions on free schools and nuclear power, as well as Clegg’s spee

Reducing the number on sickness benefits must be fair
By Samira Shackle - 16 August 12:52

Figures show nearly a million people have spent a decade on incapacity benefits, amid doubts over ne

Disaster funding could be at risk
By Caroline Crampton - 16 August 12:01

A leaked memo shows that the “ring-fenced” development budget isn’t as safe as we think.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 August 8:44

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

The “market appeal” of Ramadan
By Sholto Byrnes - 15 August 22:00

Why demanding religions win.

London’s ghost kingdom of the poor
By Jason Cowley - 15 August 21:40

Why Labour’s high command was more culpable than most.

The barbarism of Ahmadinejad’s Iran
By Jason Cowley - 15 August 21:16

What is it these fanatics fear about their women?

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 August 14:03

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

In Pictures: VJ Day celebrations, August 1945
By New Statesman - 15 August 11:21

Anniversary special.

Who gains from Milburn move?
By Jon Bernstein - 15 August 10:13

After Hutton and Field, coalition comes for Alan Milburn.

Now Daily Mail poll points to end of Clegg-Cameron honeymoon
By Jon Bernstein - 14 August 14:04

Fifty-seven per cent rate coalition performance as “disappointing”.

Eric Pickles, the Audit Commission and Twitter
By Jon Bernstein - 14 August 13:23

A very modern tale of storytelling.

10 most read posts of the week
By New Statesman - 14 August 12:33

This is what’s been getting you clicking.

Whelan on Miliband, Mandelson and election defeat
By Jon Bernstein - 14 August 11:40

“All they were interested in was getting Miliband in,” says former spin doctor. “I was sickened.”

Obama’s belated but welcome Ground Zero mosque intervention
By Jon Bernstein - 14 August 10:30

“Our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable.”

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