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Lord Young bows to the inevitable
By George Eaton - 19 November 14:46

Tory peer resigns as Cameron's enterprise adviser after "never had it so good" gaffe.

Ed Miliband's Mandelson
By George Eaton - 19 November 13:59

Stewart Wood is named a Labour peer and will become shadow minister without portfolio.

The top ten (alleged) political plagiarists
By Rob Higson - 19 November 12:07

Sound familiar?

Royal wedding reveals the same old class prejudices
By Stefan Simanowitz - 19 November 10:58

Britons find the idea people of moving beyond one's social class both desirable and at the same time

Lord Young parts ways with reality
By George Eaton - 19 November 8:50

After a Conservative peer claimed "you've never had it so good", here are some other "tumbril remark

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 November 7:40

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

Scandinavia hit by US spying claims
By Simon Reid-Henry - 18 November 17:43

Controversial US Embassy surveillance programme

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 18 November 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today on profligate Tories, the euro and Kate the Keynesian.

A night at the Spectator's parliamentarian of the year awards
By Jason Cowley - 18 November 15:28

Osborne and Alexander could become Britain's most promising comedy double act.

Osborne must think again on VAT
By George Eaton - 18 November 15:10

OBR warns that next year's VAT rise will reduce growth by 0.3 per cent.

In this week's New Statesman: why the right is winning the crisis
By George Eaton - 18 November 10:57

The unseen Lib Dem coalition papers | Inside Labour’s new civil war | The best books of 2010.

The 2010 International Religious Freedom Report
By Sholto Byrnes - 18 November 10:20

Nothing for Europe to crow about.

Johnson fires another warning shot at Miliband
By George Eaton - 18 November 9:35

Shadow chancellor calls for major reform of the Labour leadership voting system.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 November 8:00

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

Rachel Maddow: Why TV news will survive
By Felicity Spector - 17 November 16:24

Not just news you can choose, then, but views you can choose as well.

New Statesman cover | 22 November 2010
By George Eaton - 17 November 16:18

Sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 17 November 16:03

The five must-read blogs from today on housing cuts, Henry VII powers and Lord Ashcroft.

Fear and loathing in the Labour party
By Duncan Robinson - 17 November 15:59

Dan Hodges paints a bleak picture of relations in the Labour party following Ed Miliband's election.

The menace of section 127
By David Allen Green - 17 November 15:45

The wider implications of the Twitter Joke Trial.

Revealed: what the Lib Dems really said to Labour
By George Eaton - 17 November 15:14

And why David Laws doesn't want you to know.

The Celtic Tiger is now a defenceless kitten
By Benjamin Fox - 17 November 13:35

Ireland must accept EU bailouts or face going bust.

PMQs verdict: Cameron gets the better of muddled Harman
By George Eaton - 17 November 13:34

Labour's deputy leader played her trump card too late.

Labour opens up a five-point lead over the Tories
By George Eaton - 17 November 11:09

New poll gives Labour its largest lead since 2007.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 November 7:43

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 16 November 16:01

The five must-read posts from today, including the fall in Tory Party membership, and the Guantanamo

How much social unrest will the UK suffer?
By George Eaton - 16 November 14:00

Britain's limited welfare state means that austerity measures will be harder to implement.

David Cameron U-turns on personal photographers
By Samira Shackle - 16 November 11:29

"Vanity" appointments will no longer be paid with public money, following outcry.

Which vested interests are meeting with ministers?
By Samira Shackle - 16 November 11:06

A new website collates information on meetings held between MPs and lobbyists.

Is the tide beginning to turn against the coalition?
By George Eaton - 16 November 10:37

Labour ahead in two consecutive polls for the first time since 2007.

Iranian state TV broadcasts "confession" by woman sentenced to stoning
By Samira Shackle - 16 November 10:08

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, her son, laywer, and two foreign journalists confess to "lies".

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