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The real question about overseas aid
By Deborah Doane - 25 June 11:37

It's not the UK's aid budget that hinders development, it's free-market capitalism.

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 24 June 19:25

A selection of posts made at newstatesman.com this week.

Why Apple was wrong to pull iPhone app at Israel's behest
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 24 June 19:08

The US computer giant removed the "ThirdIntifada" app under Israeli pressure.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 24 June 17:44

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the Robin Hood Tax could become a reality.

Ed Miliband and the paradox of party reform
By Rafael Behr - 24 June 14:08

In order to open up their parties, leaders end up on relying on centralising devices.

The Lib Dems' new property tax plan
By George Eaton - 24 June 13:23

Clegg and Cable push for a new tax on profits from first homes above £1m.

Harman: "An all-male leadership is not acceptable"
By Samira Shackle - 24 June 13:18

One of the two most senior positions in the Labour Party should always be held by a woman, says Harr

Video: Vancouver 'riot kiss' was in sympathy, not passion
By Samira Shackle - 24 June 9:38

Footage uploaded to YouTube shows the couple being knocked to the ground by a police charge.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 June 8:55

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

Miliband to abolish shadow cabinet elections
By George Eaton - 23 June 23:33

Labour leader moves to assert his authority with historic reform.

MPs back ban on wild animals in circuses
By George Eaton - 23 June 19:01

No 10 humiliated after granting MPs a free vote midway through the debate.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 23 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the NHS bill will create new layers of bureaucrac

A conservative social agenda risks turning the clock back on women's rights
By Marai Larasi - 23 June 16:50

Progressives need to take the lead on creating a more equal and safer society

The cost of Libya is a blow to Osborne's credibility
By George Eaton - 23 June 14:22

The £260m cost of the war undermines Osborne's claim that "the cupboard is bare".

Top 15 food blogs
By Elizabeth Bonner - 23 June 12:49

The Staggers presents its list of the top 15 food blogs from around the world.

In this week's New Statesman: The Food Issue
By George Eaton - 23 June 12:29

Raj Patel: feeding the ten billion | Paul Mason reports from Athens | Alex James interview.

The Libya war: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 23 June 10:26

The government is expected to announce that the war has cost £250m. Here are images of the conflict

The hidden cost of NHS reform
By John Whitting QC - 23 June 9:38

These commercially-driven changes to our health system will be the worst of all worlds.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 June 9:00

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

Labour should get behind Balls's VAT cut
By George Eaton - 22 June 19:26

The party must not miss a chance to redefine the economic debate.

Penal policy takes a regressive turn
By Ian Loader - 22 June 18:54

Politics 1, Coherent policy 0

Vote on Facebook for the next president of Egypt
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 22 June 17:32

The Egyptian military is using the social networking site to poll voters

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Labour should oppose the Greek bailout.

Confusion grows over the purpose of the coalition
By Rafael Behr - 22 June 15:59

Coalition 2.0, an attempt to thrash out a joint agenda for the second half of parliament, has been w

PMQs review: Miliband trips Cameron up again
By George Eaton - 22 June 14:19

The Labour leader's new strategy is serving him well.

Why Ken Clarke's Justice Bill is fatally flawed
By Linda Lee - 22 June 14:00

Yesterday's bill will increase crime, cost taxpayers more and block access to civil justice.

A U-turn on "U-turn"
By Duncan Robinson - 22 June 13:36

The Foreign Office's own website accidentally labels World Service move a "massive U-turn".

Pakistan's tweeters take on the state
By Catriona Luke - 22 June 12:31

"Just spoke with ████ from the ISI. He tells me that ███&#

Cameron's hypocrisy on BBC cuts
By George Eaton - 22 June 11:48

BBC cuts are "delicious" for Cameron, except when they're in his constituency.

Prison sentencing u-turn: what the papers say
By Samira Shackle - 22 June 10:14

A round-up of reaction to the scrapping of Ken Clarke's plans to reduce prison sentences.

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