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Ed Balls on his stammer, a double dip and Thatcher
By George Eaton - 29 January 9:39

Some of the highlights from the shadow chancellor’s first major interview.

The perils of “Palin fatigue”
By Victoria Mitchell - 28 January 17:42

Even with growing anti-Palin sentiment, she is still a threat to the left.

Tell Theresa May: Brenda Namigadde must stay
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 28 January 14:23

The Ugandan lesbian faces imprisonment and even death if repatriated today. Sign the petition urgently!

“We have already achieved history”
By Ruth Sherlock - 28 January 11:00

A generation of Egyptians is rising up against the government in an attempt to oust Hosni Mubarak.

Where torture goes (almost) unpunished
By Sholto Byrnes - 28 January 10:20

Indonesian soldiers accused of posting torture videos on YouTube receive jail sentences for “disobey

Harman: Labour should capitalise on southern anger
By Samira Shackle - 28 January 8:54

Resources could be diverted from the north to previously unwinnable council seats in the south in Ma

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 January 7:44

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

Murdoch eyes the prize as BSkyB profits soar
By George Eaton - 27 January 18:14

BSkyB profits up 26 per cent as Murdoch remains in London to negotiate with Culture Secretary.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 27 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Murdoch, Old Etonians and the shadow cabinet.

Egypt protests: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 27 January 14:57

Unprecedented protests in Cairo, Suez and other areas against President Hosni Mubarak.

Nick Clegg’s doublethink on cuts
By George Eaton - 27 January 12:56

Clegg admits the cuts are having a “chilling effect” (but supports them anyway).

The muddled response to multiculturalism
By Jonathan Githens-Mazer - 27 January 12:39

There is a slippery slope between deciding who is moderate enough to be politically active, and tota

Top Ten Creative Campaigns

Here’s our selection of ten creative campaigns for change.

In this week’s New Statesman: Where’s my future?
By George Eaton - 27 January 10:32

Inside the student protest movement | John Pilger: Australia’s Katrina moment | Jimmy Wales intervie

Labour support at three-year high
By Samira Shackle - 27 January 8:57

Latest poll gives Labour a 10-point lead over the Tories for the first time since 2007.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 January 7:48

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on the cuts, the Lords and Ed Balls.

Jimmy Wales on Wikipedia, Larry Sanger on Jimmy Wales
By Jon Bernstein - 26 January 15:40

“Vandalism is a very minor problem,” insists Wales.

Obama is back in the future business
By Felicity Spector - 26 January 15:11

The president’s State of the Union address lays out the ideological battle lines for 2012.

New Statesman announces film collaboration
By Staff blogger - 26 January 15:09

We present Michael Chanan’s video blog of the protest movement.

New Statesman cover | 31 January 2011
By George Eaton - 26 January 15:00

A sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

PMQs review: a narrow win for Miliband
By George Eaton - 26 January 13:31

Miliband embarrasses Cameron on growth but stumbles on Ed Balls and Andy Coulson.

Miliband on working with Clegg: “Let’s see”
By George Eaton - 26 January 10:55

The Labour leader softens insistence that the chief Lib Dem would need to resign for a deal to be po

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 26 January 7:43

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

Should Andy Burton be fired for calling someone “a bit of a looker”?
By Jason Stamper - 25 January 17:22

Is calling someone a “looker” any worse than calling them good-looking?

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 25 January 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Gordon Brown, the “big society” and the weather.

Round one to Ed Balls
By George Eaton - 25 January 14:18

Balls’s calm and assured response was exactly what Labour needed.

Blow for Osborne as economy shrinks by 0.5 per cent
By George Eaton - 25 January 9:34

Fears of a double-dip recession return after economy unexpectedly contracts.

Will a weak compromise on control orders trigger rebellion?
By Samira Shackle - 25 January 8:54

David Davis criticises “control orders lite” as coalition prepares to announce new measures.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 January 7:48

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

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