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Labour’s plan to defeat the Tories on prisoners’ votes
By George Eaton - 06 January 12:32

A tactical alliance between Labour and the Tory right could force David Cameron to backtrack.

Lessons to be learned from the Chris Jefferies case
By Peter Wilby - 06 January 11:57

The reporting of Joanna Yeates’s murder rode roughshod over legal convention.

Remembering Salman Taseer
By Raza Anjum - 06 January 11:57

The death of Taseer is a huge blow to all those working for a peaceful and modern Pakistan.

When religion becomes a disorder
By Sholto Byrnes - 06 January 11:52

A question of scrupulosity.

In this week’s New Statesman: The great squeeze
By George Eaton - 06 January 9:34

David Attenborough interview | Sweden: the dark side of utopia | Laurie Penny: our foul appetite for

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 January 8:00

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

Preview: NS Profile with David Attenborough
By Sophie Elmhirst - 05 January 18:28

David Attenborough talks about life, God and the BBC.

Congress set for a frantic 20 days as Republicans announce their comeback
By Felicity Spector - 05 January 17:50

Republicans set to launch plans to cut spending and overturn health-care reform as they take charge

New Statesman cover | 10 January 2011
By George Eaton - 05 January 16:16

A sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 05 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on the Lib Dems, Oldham East and the coming NHS crisis.

Work experience should count towards degrees: James Caan
By Jason Stamper - 05 January 14:51

Recruitment guru and BBC Dragon says that vocational skills are underrated.

Is it all over for the Lib Dems in Oldham?
By George Eaton - 05 January 13:26

Paddy Power says the Lib Dems winning in Oldham is “as unlikely as Manchester United finishing botto

The conviction of Michael Thompson
By David Allen Green - 05 January 12:30

Does warning other drivers about speed cameras constitute obstructing a police officer?

A bad start to 2011 for Nick Clegg
By George Eaton - 05 January 9:58

A new poll puts the Lib Dems on just 8 per cent as divisions over control orders re-emerge.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 January 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 04 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on tax avoidance, George Galloway and the battle for equal pay.

Netroots UK: uniting the progressive grass roots online
By Samira Shackle - 04 January 15:21

An event this Saturday will mobilise online resistance to the spending cuts.

UK storms: in pictures
By Alice Gribbin - 04 January 10:26

Rain and gales of up to 106mph battered the UK on Tuesday leaving two people dead, many injured and

How VAT has risen as income tax has fallen
By George Eaton - 04 January 10:15

For the first time, the rate of VAT is the same as the basic rate of income tax.

How the Tories and the Lib Dems broke their VAT promises
By George Eaton - 04 January 9:00

David Cameron insisted that the Tories had “absolutely no plans” to raise VAT.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 04 January 8:00

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

Question marks over Rory Stewart’s superfast vision of the “big society”
By Ed Ballard - 03 January 18:31

Under the banner of accountability, the coalition is laying waste to our public services.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 January 16:49

The five must-read blogs from today, on Thatcher, child poverty and anti-cuts protests.

100 days of Ed Miliband: the defining moments
By George Eaton - 03 January 16:20

The key points from Miliband’s first 100 days as Labour leader.

Which way will Labour turn on control orders?
By George Eaton - 03 January 12:39

Miliband is likely to support the abolition of control orders but will his MPs?

In praise of Israel
By Sholto Byrnes - 03 January 10:21

Critics should admit their double standard.

A winning message for Miliband?
By George Eaton - 03 January 9:36

The Labour leader should pledge to scrap the VAT increase, not merely condemn it.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 January 8:00

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

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 January 8:14

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Cameron is wrong: the spending cuts are ideological
By George Eaton - 31 December 10:31

The Prime Minister says the cuts are not due to his “ideological zeal”. Here’s why he’s wrong.

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