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Is the coalition losing the argument on cuts?
By George Eaton - 14 September 11:09

New poll shows 74 per cent of voters reject the speed and the scale of cuts.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 September 9:00

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

David Miliband and Murdoch
By Caroline Crampton - 13 September 19:35

Could an inquiry into the tycoon's past relationship with Downing Street provide the boost Miliband'

When is a climb-down not a climb-down?
By Richard Darlington - 13 September 19:06

Perhaps compromise on cuts was the plan all along.

Tuition fee increase will hit middle-income graduates
By Caroline Crampton - 13 September 17:29

Putting tuition fees up to £7,000 will leave middle-income graduates repaying up to £15,000 more tha

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 13 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today including another defection from the Lib Dems and David Davis's

Government will drop case against Chagos Islanders, says Cable
By Sean Carey - 13 September 16:37

A letter from the Business Secretary signals a significant turnaround in government policy.

Queen's Speech cancelled. An abuse of power?
By George Eaton - 13 September 16:19

Coalition cancels 2011 Queen's Speech. Is this more than a matter of political convenience?

The Labour leadership contest and the unions
By Caroline Crampton - 13 September 13:54

The candidates talk to the NS Trade Union Guide about funding, cuts, and the future of the labour mo

Phil Woolas's day in court
By George Eaton - 13 September 12:26

Labour MP faces expulsion from Parliament over election campaign smears.

Sarah Palin for president? The evidence builds
By Samira Shackle - 13 September 11:47

Speculation surrounding Palin's possible bid in 2012 builds, as she prepares to give a speech in Iow

How should Labour respond to calls for strike action?
By George Eaton - 13 September 10:31

A dilemma for the next Labour leader.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 September 8:56

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

Lord Bingham of Cornhill and the Chagos Islanders
By Sean Carey - 12 September 20:06

The law lord spoke out for the rights of the exiled Chagos Islanders. His death must not detract fro

Osborne secretly plans £2.5bn cut to sickness benefit
By Samira Shackle - 12 September 14:13

Leaked document shows that the Chancellor wants to slash support for people too ill to work.

Time to "uninvent" the Reformation
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 September 12:47

Is this the Pope's hidden plan?

9/11 anniversary protests: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 12 September 12:02

The commemoration was marred by competing protests for and against the proposed Muslim community cen

New poll shows Ed Miliband taking the lead
By Samira Shackle - 12 September 11:27

A poll of party members and trade unionists shows the younger Miliband benefiting from second prefer

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 September 9:50

The ten must read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Ed Balls rocks out on the drums (really)
By Samira Shackle - 11 September 13:28

Has the Labour leadership hopeful been taking tips from Tony Blair on how to be down with the kids?

I don't need to apologise for tax errors, says HMRC boss
By Samira Shackle - 11 September 12:47

Although 1.4 million people face four-figure repayments, UK's top tax man says there was no blunder.

America remembers 9/11 amid souring community relations
By Samira Shackle - 11 September 11:28

When official commemorations are over, rallies will begin both for and against the proposed Islamic

Terry Jones's holy mess
By Patrick Osgood - 10 September 19:34

Only a mind as unbounded and bizarre as the Marquis de Sade's could understand the Quran burning deb

Is this a taste of what's to come?
By Caroline Crampton - 10 September 18:49

Liberal Democrat city councillor withdraws her support for Wolverhampton coalition, citing "ideologi

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.

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