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No decision on 50p tax this year, says Downing Street
By Samira Shackle - 08 September 9:59

Official figures show that the tax could raise nearly £13bn over five years, as PM says there will b

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 September 8:56

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

Where were you on 9/11?
By Staff blogger - 07 September 17:59

It is an event etched into our collective memory. We asked writers, politicians, and activists to re

PMQs sketch: Dave's Darling
By Peter McHugh - 07 September 17:30

"He's on another planet," said Ed of the PM, with the look of a man who wished he could join him.

New Statesman cover | 12 September 2011
By Staff blogger - 07 September 17:27

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 07 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the NHS bill threatens freedom of information.

PMQs review: Don't mention the economy
By George Eaton - 07 September 14:19

Ed Miliband avoids the economy at PMQs following the publication of Darling's book.

Political sketch: committee round two and beyond
By Peter McHugh - 07 September 13:00

Four dull, suited men take to the stage; eyes now turn to Leveson.

Will Osborne pick the wrong tax cut?
By George Eaton - 07 September 10:22

Rather than abolishing the 50p rate for the few, Osborne should reduce VAT for the many.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 September 8:58

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 06 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including what we can expect from the Boundary Commission next

The pressure rises on James Murdoch
By George Eaton - 06 September 14:31

The conclusion from today's evidence is clear: either Murdoch is lying, or Tom Crone and Colin Myler

Boris: we don't need water cannon and rubber bullets
By George Eaton - 06 September 12:26

"Common sense, traditional" British policing worked during the riots, says the Mayor.

Quote of the Day
By New Statesman - 06 September 11:21

Steve Coogan on Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre.

Ken Clarke talks up his rehabilitation revolution
By George Eaton - 06 September 10:29

The riots were the result of a "broken penal system," argues the Justice Secretary.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 September 8:57

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

Britain's links to the torture of Libyans to be "investigated"
By Samira Shackle - 05 September 17:16

Cameron confirms that the Gibson Inquiry will look at new allegations, but its credibility has alrea

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 05 September 16:57

The five must-read blogs from today, including how Greg Clark changed his tune on planning.

Is anyone paying attention to the rise and rise of Qatar?
By Zamila Bunglawala - 05 September 16:05

The country's quick backing of the Libyan rebel council was the behaviour of a reliable internationa

Full transcript | Nick Clegg | Speech on education | Wandsworth, London | 5 September 2011
By Nick Clegg - 05 September 13:34

"I want to see all of the second wave free schools in poorer neighbourhoods."

Blair revealed to be godfather to Murdoch's daughter
By George Eaton - 05 September 9:56

Wendi Deng reveals that Blair is godfather to her nine-year-old daughter Grace.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 September 8:53

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

Darling's most damaging claim
By George Eaton - 04 September 13:28

His claim that Labour had no "credible economic policy" is a gift to George Osborne.

Ministers must improve the rented sector
By Kate Webb - 04 September 12:16

The government needs to consider how the positives associated with home ownership can be recreated i

The end of the Scottish Conservatives?
By George Eaton - 04 September 11:13

Leadership favourite Murdo Fraser vows to disband the Scottish Conservatives and set up a new centre

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 September 10:00

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

James Murdoch declines a $6m bonus
By George Eaton - 03 September 12:49

But Rupert Murdoch accepts a $12.5m bonus and a total pay package of $33.3m

Ministers act to head off another rural revolt
By George Eaton - 03 September 11:21

Greg Clark offers to sit down with critics of planning reform. But there will be no U-turn.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 September 9:55

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including whether the Conservatives are becoming the enemies of

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