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CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 October 9:00

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

Passwords and prosecutions
By David Allen Green - 13 October 18:23

The curious case of Oliver Drage.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 13 October 17:07

The five must-read posts from today, including Ed Miliband's first PMQs and how much benefits really

Ed Miliband gets the better of Cameron in first PMQs
By George Eaton - 13 October 14:35

A confident Ed Miliband puts David Cameron on the ropes over child benefit.

Need a new identity? Just steal someone else's
By Jason Stamper - 13 October 13:53

Wheretheladies.at highlights social networking security and privacy fears.

Ed Miliband's first PMQs -- live blog
By George Eaton - 13 October 13:01

Minute-by-minute coverage of Ed Miliband's first PMQs as Labour leader.

A dish best served cold? Labour's revenge on funding
By Oliver Willmott - 13 October 12:53

Politicians have avoided democratic accountability for student funding for years. They must stop pas

The coalition cannot bank on a private sector recovery
By George Eaton - 13 October 12:41

New report warns that the private sector is set to go "cold turkey" and lose 500,000 jobs.

In pictures: Chile mine rescue
By George Eaton - 13 October 10:06

The scenes from Chile as the first of the 33 trapped miners are finally rescued.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 October 8:51

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

The best and worst of the Browne review
By Duncan Robinson - 12 October 18:08

Browne's plan will hurt students and hit middle-earners the hardest - but the money has to come from

Know thy meme-ny
By Rob Higson - 12 October 17:11

Look closely and the nature of global cyber-warfare is changing dramatically.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 October 17:06

The five must-read blogs from today including tuition fees, and the Lib Dem response.

David Puttnam’s challenge to the Culture Secretary
By Daniel Trilling - 12 October 16:21

Will Jeremy Hunt take up the offer of a public debate on the UK film industry?

Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens to face off over religion
By George Eaton - 12 October 12:35

Writer and former prime minister to debate role of religion in Toronto.

Ignoble reactions to the Nobel Peace Prize
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 October 11:32

Not everyone is pleased Liu Xiaobo is this year's laureate

Fleet Street unites against Murdoch
By George Eaton - 12 October 11:17

Media heads warn Vince Cable that Murdoch's bid for BSkyB could destroy media plurality.

Claire Rayner's parting shot to David Cameron
By Samira Shackle - 12 October 9:25

The agony aunt and patients' rights campaigner passes away, leaving a warning for the PM.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 October 9:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 October 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today on Andrew Marr, Phil Woolas and the mid-terms.

Lammy rejects junior ministerial role
By Caroline Crampton - 11 October 16:57

Former minister David Lammy turned down Ed Miliband's offer to serve in the shadow cabinet.

Why is Phil Woolas back on Labour's frontbench?
By George Eaton - 11 October 12:48

The Labour MP, currently the subject of a court action, has been named Home Office minister.

New report shows shocking racial inequality in Britain
By Samira Shackle - 11 October 12:08

Black people five times more likely to be imprisoned, while black graduates face 24 per cent less pa

Shadow cabinet: junior appointments in full
By Caroline Crampton - 11 October 12:02

Junior jobs for many of the shadow cabinet election losers, as well as some of the new intake.

Lib Dem credibility is on the line over fees
By George Eaton - 11 October 11:40

How can Vince Cable credibly abstain on his own higher education policy?

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 October 8:42

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

Alan Johnson slams the coalition cuts
By Sophie Elmhirst - 10 October 19:34

And talks about the challenges of his "big, big job"

Atheists for Jesus!
By Sholto Byrnes - 10 October 12:49

If even Richard Dawkins is a “cultural Christian”, why don’t we guard this heritage more carefully?

Cable faces party crisis on tuition fees
By Sophie Elmhirst - 10 October 11:21

Students face fee hikes, and are told it's "progressive"

Mandelson gives Ed Miliband advice
By Sophie Elmhirst - 10 October 10:19

And tells him not to turn his back on New Labour.

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