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CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 October 9:00

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

A U-turn on reversing the surveillance state
By Alex Deane - 20 October 18:17

By resurrecting the Intercept Modernisation Programme, the government breaks a clear and fundamental

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 October 18:03

The five must-read posts from today, helping you to decipher the Spending Review.

New Statesman cover | 25 October 2010
By George Eaton - 20 October 17:24

Sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

How the Spending Review hit the poorest hardest
By George Eaton - 20 October 15:54

The poorest 10 per cent suffered the greatest loss of income from the Chancellor’s decisions.

Saudi murder verdict
By Sholto Byrnes - 20 October 14:40

Justice has been done. But will it only strengthen the Wahhabists’ hand?

15 key US midterm races
By Rob Higson - 20 October 14:34

US voters go to the polls on 2 November. Here is our pick of 15 midterm races worth watching.

Spending Review – live blog
By New Statesman - 20 October 12:36

Minute-by-minute coverage as George Osborne announces the biggest spending cuts since the 1920s.

Investment in education is key to reducing the deficit
By Sally Hunt and Michael Burke - 20 October 12:30

Spending on higher education yields a long-term economic benefit for Britain.

Nick Clegg on the Lib Dem role in the Spending Review
By Caroline Crampton - 20 October 12:03

Emphasises role of Lib Dem ministers in Spending Review, but denies that cuts aim to create a smalle

For the right, the cuts aren’t big enough
By George Eaton - 20 October 10:31

Right-wingers complain that spending will continue to rise, but they are disguising the true picture

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 20 October 9:00

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

Sweden isn’t all equal
By Claire French - 19 October 19:19

Even in one of the great egalitarian nations, inequality still exists.

How to cut the deficit
By Michael Meacher - 19 October 17:45

Tomorrow, we’ll be told there is no alternative. In fact, there exist several spending alternatives

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 19 October 16:59

The five must-read posts from today, including the child benefit error and Cameron’s Sharron Storer

Danny Alexander accidentally reveals CSR
By Samira Shackle - 19 October 16:17

Photograph of CSR briefing reveals that public-sector workers will be asked to reduce hours to save

Israel’s “law of citizenship” will have dire consequences
By Ben White - 19 October 12:20

The definition of Israel as “Jewish and democratic” already makes the Palestinian minority second-cl

Ken under fire after backing non-Labour candidate
By George Eaton - 19 October 10:42

Livingstone risks expulsion by campaigning for independent candidate in Tower Hamlets.

Osborne’s secret desire
By Adam Lent - 19 October 10:31

The Chancellor is a flawed visionary. Labour can learn from his strengths and his weaknesses.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 October 9:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 18 October 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today on John Redwood, bankers and the cuts rally.

New poll gives Ken hope
By George Eaton - 18 October 16:17

Boris just two points ahead of Ken in first YouGov poll on mayoral race.

Ed Miliband's first big electoral test
By George Eaton - 18 October 13:15

Labour risks losing the key Tower Hamlets mayoral election.

Asylum seeker deaths documented in new report
By Samira Shackle - 18 October 13:08

77 asylum seekers have died in the last four years because of Britain's draconian policies.

Osborne plans another raid on child benefit
By George Eaton - 18 October 10:47

Child benefit set to be abolished for over-16s as welfare is squeezed again.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 October 8:43

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

Egypt: free speech under attack
By Jack Shenker - 17 October 16:42

With the sacking of a prominent newspaper editor, the political elite can no longer be held to accou

Is "liberal" becoming a dirty word again?
By Sholto Byrnes - 17 October 11:51

Part I: Champions of the liberal agenda are scarcely to be found

Osborne: welfare cheats are "mugging" taxpayers
By Sophie Elmhirst - 17 October 11:10

Measures to tackle benefit fraud are outlined ahead of spending review

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 17 October 10:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

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