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Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 February 8:00

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

Andrew Neil is right
By Benjamin Fox - 31 January 18:36

It’s time to break open the political class.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 31 January 17:27

The five must-read blogs from today, on polls, protests, Blair-baiting and Glenn Beck.

Protest in Egypt: world-view

A round-up of some of the best comment and analysis so far.

The "Palestine Papers" revisited
By Lorna Fitzsimons - 31 January 15:50

Detailed analysis that tells a very different story.

Ed Mili avoids the “Cleggover”. Well, kind of . . .
By Jon Bernstein - 31 January 12:15

“I used to be good at the Rubik’s cube.”

Quote of the Day
By Jon Bernstein - 31 January 10:20

Paul "Guido" Staines, interviewed in today's

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 31 January 8:19

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

America’s missed opportunity in Egypt
By Osama Diab - 30 January 17:17

There’s no reason to believe that the uprising will bring radical Islamists to power – so why isn’t

The new Arab revolt
By Sholto Byrnes - 30 January 11:47

What if democracy brings Islamist government? And other key questions.

Balls keeps his options open on 50p tax
By George Eaton - 30 January 10:52

Shadow chancellor refuses to say whether he still wants the starting threshold lowered to £100,000.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 January 9:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Lawson on the coalition and why the Tories lost
By George Eaton - 29 January 13:04

Former Tory chancellor says it would be “far better” not to have the coalition.

How likely is a double-dip recession?
By George Eaton - 29 January 10:44

A quarter of negative growth is common but there hasn’t been a double dip since 1957.

Ed Balls on his stammer, a double dip and Thatcher
By George Eaton - 29 January 9:39

Some of the highlights from the shadow chancellor’s first major interview.

The perils of “Palin fatigue”
By Victoria Mitchell - 28 January 17:42

Even with growing anti-Palin sentiment, she is still a threat to the left.

Tell Theresa May: Brenda Namigadde must stay
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 28 January 14:23

The Ugandan lesbian faces imprisonment and even death if repatriated today. Sign the petition urgently!

“We have already achieved history”
By Ruth Sherlock - 28 January 11:00

A generation of Egyptians is rising up against the government in an attempt to oust Hosni Mubarak.

Where torture goes (almost) unpunished
By Sholto Byrnes - 28 January 10:20

Indonesian soldiers accused of posting torture videos on YouTube receive jail sentences for “disobey

Harman: Labour should capitalise on southern anger
By Samira Shackle - 28 January 8:54

Resources could be diverted from the north to previously unwinnable council seats in the south in Ma

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 January 7:44

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

Murdoch eyes the prize as BSkyB profits soar
By George Eaton - 27 January 18:14

BSkyB profits up 26 per cent as Murdoch remains in London to negotiate with Culture Secretary.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 27 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Murdoch, Old Etonians and the shadow cabinet.

Egypt protests: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 27 January 14:57

Unprecedented protests in Cairo, Suez and other areas against President Hosni Mubarak.

Nick Clegg’s doublethink on cuts
By George Eaton - 27 January 12:56

Clegg admits the cuts are having a “chilling effect” (but supports them anyway).

The muddled response to multiculturalism
By Jonathan Githens-Mazer - 27 January 12:39

There is a slippery slope between deciding who is moderate enough to be politically active, and tota

Top Ten Creative Campaigns

Here’s our selection of ten creative campaigns for change.

In this week’s New Statesman: Where’s my future?
By George Eaton - 27 January 10:32

Inside the student protest movement | John Pilger: Australia’s Katrina moment | Jimmy Wales intervie

Labour support at three-year high
By Samira Shackle - 27 January 8:57

Latest poll gives Labour a 10-point lead over the Tories for the first time since 2007.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 January 7:48

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

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