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CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 October 8:50

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

Questions for Grant Shapps on Question Time
By Caroline Crampton - 30 September 18:21

The housing minister is forced to stand in at the last minute as Baroness Warsi is "indisposed".

Obama issues rallying cry to Democrats and progressives
By Duncan Robinson - 30 September 18:19

"If you're serious, now's exactly the time that people have to step up," says the US President.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 30 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today including the Balls/Cooper conundrum and Ed Miliband's atheism.

Chagos, Vince Cable, and Ed Miliband
By Sean Carey - 30 September 16:46

The Chagos controversy is now making an impact at the highest levels of government. How will the new

Rise of Sarah Palin’s “mama grizzlies”
By Sophie Elmhirst - 30 September 14:56

Exclusive: why Tory MPs Nadine Dorries and Louise Bagshawe love Palin power

Ed Miliband's tax dilemma
By George Eaton - 30 September 14:00

He's promised to tax more than Brown and Darling. But which should he raise?

How big is it really?
By Simon Reid-Henry - 30 September 13:18

The BBC's new visualisation service is really just window dressing history with maps.

In this week's New Statesman: Conservative conference special
By George Eaton - 30 September 12:07

The Tory plan to “get Miliband” | John Pilger: The BBC is on Murdoch’s side | Sayeeda Warsi intervie

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 September 9:00

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

Shadow cabinet candidates announced
By Caroline Crampton - 29 September 18:32

The full list of candidates for the shadow cabinet with the New Statesman’s tips for who to watch.

David Miliband leaves the front bench
By Caroline Crampton - 29 September 17:56

He has announced that he is leaving so as not to be a "distraction", and will continue to "support f

Ed Balls follows Staggers with IMF takedown
By Patrick Osgood - 29 September 17:44

Shadow chancellor in waiting takes a leaf from the New Statesman.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 29 September 16:59

The five must-read posts from today, including Jon Cruddas, and the odds on the next Labour leader.

A bad day for Scientology?
By David Allen Green - 29 September 16:43

The Church of Scientology in the internet age

Ed was right to say the war was wrong
By Anthony Barnett - 29 September 16:36

Labour's old guard are mad if they still think Iraq was the right thing to do.

Balls makes his final job application
By George Eaton - 29 September 14:41

Digested read: "make me shadow chancellor, Ed".

What would Red Ted make of Red Ed?
By Sholto Byrnes - 29 September 12:00

The Labour leader has nothing on his infamous namesake

Could Liam Fox be the first cabinet minister to walk out?
By Samira Shackle - 29 September 10:43

Leaked letter reveals high tension between the Defence Secretary and the Treasury over "indefensible

Miliband's love letter to Lib Dem voters
By George Eaton - 29 September 10:21

His speech featured a series of highly effective raids on Lib Dem territory.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 29 September 8:39

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

Has David Miliband wrecked his brother's big day?
By George Eaton - 28 September 21:07

Miliband heard attacking Harman for applauding Ed's criticism of the Iraq war.

What will happen to the Illiberal Party?
By David Allen Green - 28 September 18:42

Ed Miliband makes progressive noises on civil liberties

Note to George: the IMF doesn't always get it right
By Patrick Osgood - 28 September 17:48

Ireland and Indonesia should make Osborne think again.

The speech we've longed to hear from a Labour leader
By George Eaton - 28 September 17:22

Ed Miliband spoke the simple truth that Blair and Brown avoided: inequality harms us all.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 28 September 17:02

The five must-read posts from today, including Ed Miliband, and physically leaning to the left or ri

Can Barack Obama revive the spirit of 2008?
By Felicity Spector - 28 September 14:42

The return of the grassroots community organiser.

Conservative "poll blow" won't land on Ed
By Caroline Crampton - 28 September 13:39

Leaked polling data suggesting David Miliband is considered more fit to be prime minister can be dis

Diane Abbott to stand for shadow cabinet
By George Eaton - 28 September 13:08

With six seats guaranteed for female MPs, she's in with a fighting chance.

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