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Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 April 10:58

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

Pick of the week
By Staff blogger - 15 April 19:15

A selection of posts made on newstatesman.com this week.

The first TV leaders’ debate: one year on
By George Eaton - 15 April 18:38

How the debates changed British politics for ever.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 15 April 16:58

The five must-read blogs from today, including AV, the truth about tax and Larry Summers’s thoughts

Introducing New Statesman Jobs
By New Statesman - 15 April 15:06

For forward-thinking, intelligent and discerning professionals. That’s you.

Scotland won’t win the day for Yes to AV
By George Eaton - 15 April 13:18

Polls show that Scottish voters are also opposed to AV.

Is the BBC’s Today programme scared of Rupert Murdoch?
By Jason Cowley - 15 April 12:40

Curious silence over Hugh Grant’s scoop.

Comments of the week
By Staff blogger - 15 April 12:30

A selection of the best comments left on the site this week.

Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron: Gaddafi must go
By Samira Shackle - 15 April 10:16

In a joint op-ed piece, the leaders call for regime change in Libya – but risk alienating public opi

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 April 8:57

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

The Hugh Grant tapes
By New Statesman - 14 April 23:15

After the transcript, the recordings.

Labour’s revealing response to Cameron’s speech
By George Eaton - 14 April 19:04

The party chose to attack the Prime Minister’s immigration speech from the right, rather than the le

How do you solve a problem like the PCC?
By Richard Peppiatt - 14 April 18:55

If the press falls under statutory control, newspapers will have no one to blame but themselves.

The Obama they voted for
By Felicity Spector - 14 April 17:44

President’s fiscal plan comes down hard on the wealthy and unites the Democratic Party.

The Mexican media pledge
By Francisco Perez - 14 April 17:41

The sheer numbers of participants reveals an apparent consensus.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 14 April 17:02

The five must-read blogs from today, including immigration, the NHS and the MP with a taste for chau

Voters like AV, but only once they’ve tried it
By Richard Darlington - 14 April 14:49

A new poll gives the Yes camp a 12-point lead.

Cable opens fire on Cameron
By George Eaton - 14 April 12:56

Business Secretary attacks the Prime Minister’s immigration speech as “very unwise”.

Oliver Letwin apologises to Sheffield. Or does he?
By Denis MacShane - 14 April 12:04

Tory minister’s slip of the tongue shows what our Old Etonian rulers really think of the north.

In this week’s New Statesman: the God issue
By George Eaton - 14 April 10:58

Sam Harris interview | The rise of Hinduism | Alice Miles: why I admire Rupert Murdoch.

Immigrants must learn English, says David Cameron – while cutting funding for lessons
By Samira Shackle - 14 April 10:41

The Prime Minister’s speech indicates that he cares less about integration than about reaching out t

Video: Cameron slams “pointless reorganisation” of the NHS
By Samira Shackle - 14 April 9:40

The Prime Minister – then in opposition – addresses the Royal College of Nursing conference in 2009.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 April 9:03

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

The nasty world Vickers missed
By Chris Smith - 13 April 18:32

In his banking review, John Vickers said there isn’t enough competition among high street banks. He

Lansley faces confidence vote by nurses – and the public isn’t far behind
By Samira Shackle - 13 April 15:17

Poll finds that just 3 per cent of voters want reforms to proceed unaltered, while nurses’ conferenc

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 April 9:00

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

Ten-year gay blood ban is unjustified
By Peter Tatchell - 12 April 18:00

A change of policy to include the HIV virus test alongside the antibody test would be safer, smarter

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 April 16:57

The five must-read blogs from today, on Gillian Duffy, Britain’s anaemic economy and AV.

When Nick Clegg met Mrs Duffy
By George Eaton - 12 April 14:21

Watch: Gordon Brown’s tormentor confronts the Deputy Prime Minister in Rochdale.

Has Britain reached “peak car”?
By Andrew Pendleton - 12 April 13:26

More and more people are using public transport to get from one place to another.

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