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Universities prepare for a fall in student numbers
By George Eaton - 05 August 16:40

More than half of English universities expect fewer students as a result of the fees rise.

Markets in turmoil
By George Eaton - 05 August 13:36

Worldwide shares continue to tumble as the panic spreads.

Osborne plans cut to 50p tax rate
By Samira Shackle - 05 August 10:26

Treasury projections suggest the rate generates "little revenue" -- but cutting tax for the wealthy

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 August 8:56

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

Why liberals should welcome the death penalty debate
By George Eaton - 04 August 18:08

A chance to refine and improve the arguments against capital punishment is no bad thing.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 04 August 17:03

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Labour needs its own Tea Party movement.

Harman raises the pressure on Morgan
By George Eaton - 04 August 14:12

Labour deputy leader says Piers Morgan has "questions that he needs to answer" about phone hacking.

In this week's New Statesman: Slum rule
By George Eaton - 04 August 11:37

Paul Mason: the secrets of the slums | John Pilger returns to Cuba | Mehdi Hasan: stop making excuse

OBR chief warns Britain will miss growth targets
By Samira Shackle - 04 August 10:01

Robert Chote, head of the OBR, suggests that the Chancellor will miss his 1.7 per cent growth target

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 August 8:52

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

Mubarak on trial
By Tess Riley - 03 August 19:34

Remarkable footage of the former Egyptian president being stretchered into the defendants’ cage.

New Statesman cover | 8 August 2011
By Staff blogger - 03 August 18:03

A sneak preview of tomorrow's front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 August 16:57

The five must-read posts from today, including Clinton's debt crisis, inaccurate abortion advice, an

The UK isn't a "safe haven", it's just stagnant
By George Eaton - 03 August 14:51

Lower borrowing costs are a reflection of economic weakness, not strength.

Miliband's new energy policy could be a vote winner
By Guy Newey - 03 August 14:03

A greener and cheaper approach would have significant appeal.

How much does the UK really spend on defence?
By George Eaton - 03 August 12:13

Liam Fox says that we have the fourth largest military budget in the world. Is he right?

The battle over the US deficit is not over yet
By Samira Shackle - 03 August 11:19

Obama puts tax rises back on the table - but will his words be matched with action?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 August 8:53

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

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

The five must-read blogs from today, including why the coalition's cuts are deeper and faster than t

Counter-terrorism versus Counter-subversion
By Robert Lambert - 02 August 15:04

A new report by Spinwatch argues that right-wing think-tanks have understated the rise of Islamophob

Another arrest in the hacking scandal
By George Eaton - 02 August 15:01

Unnamed man believed to be former News of the World managing editor Stuart Kuttner has been arrested

The IMF's warnings to Osborne
By George Eaton - 02 August 12:00

Tax cuts and further QE will be needed if growth remains weak, says the IMF.

Obama weakened as US passes debt bill
By Samira Shackle - 02 August 8:54

The immediate crisis has been averted, but the president has capitulated on nearly all of his key de

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 August 8:25

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 August 17:00

The five must-read posts from today, including the US debt crisis, Obama's future, and the 50p tax d

Foreign students fear "Britain is closed for business"
By George Eaton - 01 August 16:35

The immigration cap is deterring foreign students from applying, says Universites UK head Steve Smit

What does Cameron think about the death penalty?
By George Eaton - 01 August 12:12

Parliament could soon debate capital punishment but what does the PM think?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 August 8:53

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

How Israel's left is missing the point
By Ben White - 31 July 12:53

A discriminatory law which bans Palestinians from joining spouses within Israel was extended without

Danny Alexander rules out cut to 50p tax rate
By Samira Shackle - 31 July 12:30

The Lib Dem minister says government is not going to "shift our priority to reducing the tax burden

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