The New Statesman’s rolling politics blog

RSS

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 June 8:56

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

Cameron: we'd be tougher without the Lib Dems
By George Eaton - 20 June 18:03

Cameron says the Tories would be tougher on immigration and welfare if they weren't in coalition.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Obama has got the Kremlin's vote for 2012.

The long-term problem for "generation rent"
By Vidhya Alakeson - 20 June 16:42

We need to stop relying on home-ownership as the only way to build wealth if we're to have an adequa

What geeks can learn from gays
By Mark Stevenson - 20 June 16:03

It's time for scientists to come out - and make a stand against woo-woo and waffle.

Assad wants to sound like he is listening -- but is he?
By Samira Shackle - 20 June 13:23

In his third speech since protests began, the Syrian president failed to offer a scheduled programme

Boris undermines Osborne's austerity argument
By George Eaton - 20 June 12:26

Mayor of London points out that "Greek austerity measures are making the economy worse".

Chris Huhne attacks "right wing ideologues" over green laws
By Samira Shackle - 20 June 10:06

The Energy Secretary's comments are part of the Liberal Democrat strategy to speak out more frequent

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 20 June 8:54

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

The passing of Brian Haw
By Jon Bernstein - 19 June 13:46

For nearly ten years he was a Westminster fixture.

Hilton, Osborne and the fight for Downing Street influence
By Jon Bernstein - 19 June 13:20

Are we seeing the rise of the realists?

Ed Miliband struggles to put rift stories behind him
By Jon Bernstein - 19 June 10:55

"Nonsense, nonsense, that's nonsense. It's nonsense."

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 June 9:17

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

Mass Gypsy eviction looms in Essex
By Ryan Gallagher - 18 June 21:03

Dale Farm residents warn of "ethnic cleansing".

Praise Ken Clarke could have done without
By Jon Bernstein - 18 June 12:22

Reminders of 1993 European rescue will prove unhelpful.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 June 9:35

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

Friday caption competition
By Staff blogger - 17 June 18:55

Ed Miliband's listening exercise.

Ed Balls balls up
By Duncan Robinson - 17 June 17:52

During an argument over Balls's rented constituency office, Balls suggests the landlord take up the

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 17 June 17:20

The five must-read posts from today, including the next Tory U-turn, benefit fraud, and Michael Gove

SOAS hosts Musharraf, despite arrest warrant for Bhutto’s murder
By Peter Tatchell - 17 June 15:25

The University of London’s collusion with the ex-dictator and alleged war criminal is shameful.

Why a VAT cut would pay for itself
By George Eaton - 17 June 14:09

The Guardian is wrong to oppose Balls's call for a temporary VAT cut.

How not to interview the Dalai Lama
By Duncan Robinson - 17 June 11:51

Have you heard the one about the journalist who died on his backside when interviewing the Dalai Lam

Vancouver 'riot kiss' photo: details emerge
By Samira Shackle - 17 June 11:35

The image of a couple in a passionate clinch as a riot rages around them was not all it seems.

The coalition gears up for a fight on public sector pensions
By George Eaton - 17 June 10:21

Danny Alexander defends plans to make workers work longer and pay more.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 June 8:52

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

Are these the 200 primary schools destined to become academies?
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 16 June 17:45

Michael Gove promises to turn worst-performing primary schools into academies.

Ed Miliband’s war on waste
By Matthew Sinclair - 16 June 17:34

How the Labour leader can make a convincing attack on wasteful public spending.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 16 June 17:21

The five must-read blogs from today, including the Tory who wants to ban strikes.

Clegg the comedian
By George Eaton - 16 June 16:08

What's the difference between Ryan Giggs and Ed Miliband?

Fancy lunch with Julian Assange?
By George Eaton - 16 June 15:13

It will set you back £4,000.

Pages