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Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 September 17:03

The five must-read posts from today, including Boris Johnson, and debunking the Sun.

Could this be the birth of a British Tea Party?
By Caroline Crampton - 10 September 14:05

Taxpayers’ Alliance seizes on uncertainty in the coalition to press for a grass-roots right-wing mov

Lib Dem MPs speak out against Osborne’s extra £4bn benefit cuts
By Samira Shackle - 10 September 13:45

Chancellor faces backlash from backbenchers after criticising those who see welfare as a “lifestyle

Is Trident New Labour’s shibboleth?
By Alex Holland - 10 September 12:39

Fear of a return to the 1980s has prevented an open debate on nuclear weapons.

Rupert Murdoch: the movie
By Caroline Crampton - 10 September 11:25

Watch the media tycoon’s battle with the New York Times in animated form.

Chris Bryant calls Kay Burley “a bit dim” live on air
By Samira Shackle - 10 September 11:05

Sky News presenter clashes with Labour MP over phone-hacking saga.

Eid mubarak!
By Sholto Byrnes - 10 September 10:24

“Understanding Islam” is a very welcome new initiative from the Coexist Foundation.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 September 8:47

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

No burning issue
By Patrick Osgood - 09 September 19:55

Freedoms of speech do not excuse giving the largest soapbox to the most egregious orator.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 September 16:56

The five must-read posts from today, including university finances and the Tories in Europe.

Osborne brings Robert Chote inside the OBR tent
By Patrick Osgood - 09 September 16:55

In a canny triangulation, Chancellor bags former IFS chief to chair public finances and economy asse

Vote for the most influential left-wingers
By Staff blogger - 09 September 16:23

David Blanchflower, Mehdi Hasan and John Pilger represent the NS in Left Foot Forward’s top 50.

Is the coalition reneging on its promise to end child detention?
By Samira Shackle - 09 September 13:51

Damian Green appears to water down the pledge, saying that child detention will be “minimised”.

Can women make it to the top of the Labour Party?
By Rowenna Davis - 09 September 13:07

At a women’s hustings event, candidates set out how they’d address the gender imbalance at the top o

Is Blair confusing fiction with reality?
By Samira Shackle - 09 September 10:23

Screenwriter points out that a scene in Blair’s book bears more than a passing resemblance to the fi

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 September 9:00

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

New Statesman cover | 13 September 2010
By Jon Bernstein - 08 September 18:26

Sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

David Cameron's father dies
By Samira Shackle - 08 September 17:10

Prime Minister’s father passes away after suffering a stroke.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 September 16:57

The five must-read posts from today, including Clegg at PMQs and the male dominance of political blo

Metgate: from a clamour to an inquiry
By David Allen Green - 08 September 16:17

The crucial New York Times allegation can now be addressed.

Mulcaire received more than 20 calls a year from NoW staff
By Samira Shackle - 08 September 13:50

The jailed private detective was planning to write a book about his role in the phone-hacking scanda

For Tony Blair and free speech
By David Allen Green - 08 September 12:31

Are we censoring a retired politician?

Clinton condemns 9/11 Quran burning
By Caroline Crampton - 08 September 10:50

US secretary of state joins General Petraeus in condemning plans by a small Florida church to burn c

Ann Widdecombe confirmed as guest on Strictly
By Samira Shackle - 08 September 10:30

Having turned down the role of ambassador to the Vatican, the ex-MP will appear on the ballroom danc

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 September 8:51

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

Let's not disrupt the Pope
By David Allen Green - 07 September 17:53

Can we just ignore or deride him instead?

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 07 September 17:08

The five must-read posts from today, including tuition fees and Barack Obama’s spending plans.

The scent of disappointment?
By Jason Stamper - 07 September 16:31

The Sun’s new perfume that smells like Coleen Rooney at an after-party is (ahem) not to be sniffed a

What next for Metgate?
By David Allen Green - 07 September 14:15

Why this story won’t go away.

Will this picture come back to haunt Nick Clegg?
By Samira Shackle - 07 September 13:24

He was among 57 Lib Dem MPs who signed an NUS pledge to vote against any rise in university tuition

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