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Ken Clarke is wrong on rape – but many seem to agree with him
By Duncan Robinson - 18 May 14:15

The Justice Secretary’s latest comments on rape reveal a depressingly common prejudice.

PMQs review: Miliband doesn’t miss an open goal
By George Eaton - 18 May 14:09

Ken Clarke’s comments on rape made this the easiest of wins for the Labour leader.

One year in jail, Bradley Manning is a hero
By Peter Tatchell - 18 May 12:23

Blowing the whistle on war crimes is no crime.

Clegg hits out at Cameron over NHS reforms
By George Eaton - 18 May 10:21

Deputy PM attacks Cameron for undermining the NHS while declaring that he loves it.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 May 8:58

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 17 May 17:35

The five must-read blogs from today on the “progressive majority”, Scotland and Liam Fox.

The next financial crisis
By Anthony Painter - 17 May 15:36

We’ll crash again unless global leaders answer some fundamental economic questions.

Gordon Brown rallies support for his IMF bid
By George Eaton - 17 May 14:28

Cameron is powerless to veto his old rival’s appointment.

Liam Fox on aid spending: going too far and too fast
By George Eaton - 17 May 10:03

The Defence Secretary says he cannot support Cameron’s aid pledge “in its current form”.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 May 8:58

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

Why I signed the WikiLeaks NDA
By Becky Hogge - 16 May 17:06

Becky Hogge offers some thoughts on the WikiLeaks gagging order story.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 16 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including possible replacements for Chris Huhne.

Egg (and much else) on their face
By Duncan Robinson - 16 May 14:41

Ten years after John Prescott landed a punch on an egg-throwing protester, the <em>New Statesman</em

Huhne’s future remains uncertain
By George Eaton - 16 May 14:01

David Cameron refuses to express full confidence in Huhne during Q&A session.

European solutions and progressive problems
By Simon Reid-Henry - 16 May 13:20

The left has the answers to Europe’s problems, but it is failing to persuade.

Clegg is the winner from Chris Huhne’s woes
By George Eaton - 16 May 10:52

The Lib Dem leader will no longer face a challenge from within the cabinet.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 May 8:49

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

Rally Against Debt? It was more of a long queue
By Lisa Hamilton - 15 May 19:18

Lisa Hamilton, who observed the pro-cuts demonstration, was not impressed.

Syria and Lebanon: tied by blood
By Liam McLaughlin - 15 May 11:38

Fallout from Syria’s violent repression of uprisings could have dangerous effects on its neighbours

Chris Huhne and the “conspiracy of silence” over speeding points claims
By Helen Lewis - 15 May 10:35

The Climate Change Secretary comes under renewed fire after recording of phone call.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 May 9:59

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

Gabby Logan: Twitter – and the affair that wasn’t
By Staff blogger - 14 May 11:27

The sports presenter reveals the toll that whispers of a superinjunction had on her life.

Morning call: the pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 May 10:48

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

Pick of the Week
By Staff blogger - 13 May 18:33

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

It’s all fun and games until someone gets tortured
By Duncan Robinson - 13 May 18:01

We laugh at Ramzan Kadyrov just as we laughed at Gaddafi – until he started killing his own people.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 13 May 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the Osborne effect and the chaotic Yes2AV campaign.

Mexico’s silent March for Peace falls on deaf ears
By Tom Kavanagh - 13 May 15:25

Calderón stands firm as thousands take to the streets to demand an end to drug gang violence.

Osborne’s Britain lags behind France and Germany
By George Eaton - 13 May 13:09

The UK economy continues to struggle but its competitors are racing ahead.

Labour’s anniversary present to the coalition
By Duncan Robinson - 13 May 12:21

The Labour Party dedicates the front page of its website to the coalition’s now not-so-happy couple.

Mitt Romney’s health problems
By Felicity Spector - 13 May 11:39

The former Massachusetts governor attempts to distance himself from his health-care reforms. But wil

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