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Libel victory for Labour bloggers
By George Eaton - 23 July 17:40

Case against Alex Hilton and John Gray struck out.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 23 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Ed Balls may pull out of Labour leadership contes

Health inequality widens: but why?
By Samira Shackle - 23 July 15:56

A new study shows that the health gap between the richest and the poorest is higher than in the 1930

Cameron caves in to the Daily Mail on prisons policy
By George Eaton - 23 July 15:50

Crispin Blunt, justice minister, slapped down for calling for an end to ban on prison arts and comed

The other oil spill
By Caroline Crampton - 23 July 14:21

A firefighter drowns while trying to clean up a spill -- this one in Dalian, China.

MediaWatch
By Staff blogger - 23 July 13:25

BBC to release iPhone apps, Brangelina win damages from News of the World, and Jay-Z’s photography c

Radio 4 spurns Mandelson and Blair
By Caroline Crampton - 23 July 11:50

The coveted Book of the Week slot will go to the former Sunderland South MP Chris Mullin instead.

The growth figures strengthen the case against Osborne’s cuts
By George Eaton - 23 July 11:41

With tax revenues buoyant, there is now no good economic reason for Osborne to slash spending.

Labour and Tory MPs lobby to change referendum date
By George Eaton - 23 July 10:58

MPs on both sides hatch plan to change date of electoral reform vote as Tories push for minimum turn

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 July 9:03

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

Kosovan independence was legal, says Hague court
By Caroline Crampton - 22 July 17:59

Joe Biden throws US support behind the fledgling nation as International Court of Justice sanctions

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 July 17:03

The five must-read blogs from today, including a false economy on the environment and politicians on

Ken Clarke moves to block war crimes prosecutions
By George Eaton - 22 July 16:05

The likes of Henry Kissinger, Tzipi Livni and Ehud Barak will sleep a little easier tonight.

Griffin’s invitation to the Queen’s garden party withdrawn
By Caroline Crampton - 22 July 14:12

Buckingham Palace withdraws invite to BNP leader over concerns about use for “overtly political purp

MediaWatch
By Staff blogger - 22 July 13:49

Simon Cowell sued by former contestant, Chinese rival to iPad to be launched, and how the BBC fails

BBC fails gay people, Stonewall report finds
By Caroline Crampton - 22 July 13:12

New research finds that just 1.7 per cent of the BBC’s most popular youth programming features gay t

Lib Dems hit new poll low of 13 per cent
By George Eaton - 22 July 12:46

Lib Dem support at lowest level since December 2009 as Tories hit new high of 44 per cent.

Why Alvin Greene matters
By Tom Phillips - 22 July 11:56

Forget misgivings about this thirtysomething army veteran and celebrate South Carolina’s first black

In this week’s New Statesman: Labour leadership special
By George Eaton - 22 July 10:42

Labour leadership interviews | John Pilger: Australia’s new warlord | Niall Ferguson interview.

Has Nick Clegg helped the case for a war crimes tribunal?
By Samira Shackle - 22 July 10:37

Clegg’s gaffe over the “illegal” war could strengthen case for involvement of the international cour

Labour leadership: quick quiz
By Samira Shackle - 22 July 9:30

Can you guess which candidates have smoked cannabis, or who is always late?

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 22 July 9:00

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

Arab man found guilty of rape after consensual sex with Jewish woman
By Daniel Trilling - 21 July 18:41

Court in Jerusalem convicts man of “rape by deception” for posing as a Jew.

Clean-up effort is damaging the Gulf
By Caroline Crampton - 21 July 18:33

Vast numbers of vehicles and volunteers, chemical dispersants and quick fixes are causing lasting da

MediaWatch
By Staff blogger - 21 July 17:16

The pick of today’s media stories.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 21 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs today, including a history lesson for the Lib Dems and more tax relief for

Democracy Village was an embodiment of people power
By Alison Banville and Phoenix - 21 July 15:54

The camp was more than a collection of tents -- it was an idea. Protest is a vital part of the democ

Unison endorses Ed Miliband for Labour leader
By George Eaton - 21 July 13:55

Miliband has now won two of the “big three” trade unions.

David Miliband “greatest threat” to the coalition -- business leaders
By George Eaton - 21 July 13:20

Survey of 135 business leaders finds that Miliband is seen as biggest challenge to Con-Lib governmen

Will Obama and Cameron save Gary McKinnon?
By Sophie Elmhirst - 21 July 11:37

Mother of hacker facing extradition threat is hopeful -- exclusive interview and photo.

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