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Who are these Skeptics? And do they matter?
By David Allen Green - 25 October 19:21

“The Amazing Meeting” is held in London.

The man’s not for turning
By Chuka Umunna and Duncan Weldon - 25 October 17:02

Osborne’s lack of a plan B could prove his undoing. But it is the British people who will pay the pr

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 25 October 16:55

The five must-read blogs from today, including graffiti on the Treasury and coaliton relations.

With Belle de Jour and friends in a Westminster pub
By David Allen Green - 25 October 15:47

An evening of free and open discussion about sex work.

Has Ed Miliband really given up on New Labour?
By George Eaton - 25 October 15:28

Miliband promises to carry forward “New Labour insights” in speech to CBI.

So Bill Bryson, why the beard?
By Jon Bernstein - 25 October 14:32

“I’d be frightened to see what my chin looked like.”

Fear of a Chinese planet
By George Eaton - 25 October 13:29

New attack ad shows Chinese class laughing at collapse of US empire in 2030.

Suharto the “hero”?
By Sholto Byrnes - 25 October 11:18

Can this monster be about to be rehabilitated so quickly?

The coalition’s growth gamble is about to become clear
By George Eaton - 25 October 10:34

New figures expected to show sharp slowdown in growth.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 October 8:51

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

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 October 10:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

The Democrats’ woman problem
By Felicity Spector - 23 October 14:07

Falling support among female voters is in danger of killing the Democrats’ chances.

Lib Dem poll disaster
By Sholto Byrnes - 22 October 17:17

Don’t rub your hands with glee just yet.

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

The five must-read posts from today, on the unfairness of the cuts, and Cameron and Osborne’s rift.

Chagos: when Bancoult met Bellingham
By Sean Carey - 22 October 15:57

Leader of the Chagos Refugees Group in Mauritius meets Foreign Office minister for the overseas terr

What do last night’s by-elections mean for the Lib Dems?
By Rob Higson - 22 October 15:35

Scattered by-elections last night show voters appearing to coalesce along north-south lines.

Why the IFS and the coalition should learn to get along
By George Eaton - 22 October 14:30

How to resolve the unending progressive/regressive debate.

A bad night for Labour in Tower Hamlets
By George Eaton - 22 October 12:16

Labour badly beaten as Respect-backed Lutfur Rahman becomes first elected mayor.

Lib Dems hit new poll low of 10 per cent
By George Eaton - 22 October 10:17

Support for party plummets to lowest level in 13 years.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 October 8:58

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

IFS: tax and welfare measures are “regressive”
By George Eaton - 21 October 19:00

Osborne caught out on claim that combined tax and benefit changes are “progressive”.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 21 October 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the public reaction to cuts and Nick Robinson’s outbu

Funding the French fourth estate
By Rob Higson - 21 October 16:38

The French government is at the heart of a bold policy . . . to encourage media plurality across the

The politics behind Osborne’s Spending Review
By George Eaton - 21 October 15:37

The Chancellor’s benefit cuts are designed to clear the Labour-voting poor out of London.

This is unfair to the poorest teenagers in our country
By James Mills - 21 October 14:21

Axing the Education Maintenance Allowance will prevent thousands of young people from deprived backg

What political recession?
By Felicity Spector - 21 October 12:57

As the US midterm elections draw nearer, more money than ever is flooding into the critical battlegr

In this week’s New Statesman: What a carve up!
By George Eaton - 21 October 11:42

Robert Skidelsky: a warning from history | Bill Bryson interview | Berlusconi’s last stand.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 October 9:00

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

A U-turn on reversing the surveillance state
By Alex Deane - 20 October 18:17

By resurrecting the Intercept Modernisation Programme, the government breaks a clear and fundamental

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 October 18:03

The five must-read posts from today, helping you to decipher the Spending Review.

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