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PZ Myers: "I compared religion to knitting - a hobby"
By Henrietta Hitchcock - 10 June 16:43

Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers discuss life, religion AC Grayling's new university.

The mystery of Amina Arraf
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 10 June 16:26

Questions have been raised about the identity of the Syrian blogger since news broke of her abductio

Balls and Miliband respond
By George Eaton - 10 June 14:10

Shadow chancellor rejects claims that he "plotted" to oust Blair.

Top Ten Christian Blogs
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 10 June 12:37

The Staggers presents its list of top ten Christian blogs from around the world.

Operation Target Ed Balls
By George Eaton - 10 June 10:50

The key question is why these documents were leaked now.

Comments of the week
By Staff blogger - 10 June 10:35

A selection of the best comments left on the site this week.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 June 8:58

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

Tory MP arrested on suspicion of sexual assault
By George Eaton - 09 June 19:15

Andrew Bridgen arrested after allegedly assaulting a 29-year-old woman.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 June 17:17

The five must-read blogs from today, including why inequality kills and why Cameron needs "a people"

Terror prevent strategy is muddled - and potentially dangerous
By Matt Cavanagh - 09 June 15:51

Despite the radical spin, the strategy is mostly evolutionary rather than revolutionary – and all th

In this week's New Statesman: Rowan Williams guest-edit
By Duncan Robinson - 09 June 13:37

Philip Pullman, Iain Duncan Smith, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, and Gordon Brown all feature in this

Rowan Williams: the political world responds
By George Eaton - 09 June 13:05

David Cameron, Tony Blair and Boris Johnson give their views on the Archbishop's New Statesman leade

Preview: Jonathan Sacks on religious lessons for the "big society"
By Samira Shackle - 09 June 11:47

"Philanthropy alone cannot fill the gap left by government cutbacks."

Archbishop of Canterbury interviews William Hague
By New Statesman - 09 June 11:45

The pair discuss Libya, the use of torture, killing Bin Laden and the limits of intervention.

Blair rejects "Blue Labour"
By George Eaton - 09 June 10:57

Blair warns that Labour won’t win by indulging in “nostalgia”.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 June 9:00

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

Archbishop of Canterbury: “no one voted” for the coalition’s policies
By George Eaton - 08 June 23:00

Rowan Williams launches an outspoken attack on the government in a leader for the <em>New Statesman<

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 June 17:11

The five must-read blogs from today, including Labour's listening exercise, private universities, an

New Statesman cover | 13 June 2011
By New Statesman - 08 June 16:32

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s front cover.

PMQs review: Miliband misses an open goal
By George Eaton - 08 June 14:32

Despite his serial U-turns, Cameron emerged unscathed.

Voters want Blue Labour
By George Eaton - 08 June 12:28

New polling shows that voters are socially conservative but sceptical of the market.

Ken Clarke ordered to rethink sentencing plans
By Samira Shackle - 08 June 10:25

In the government's latest climbdown, proposals to offer discounted sentences for early guilty pleas

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 June 9:00

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

The women of the 2012 US presidential election
By Elizabeth Bonner - 07 June 19:51

Sarah Palin may grab more headlines, but is there room for Michele Bachmann in the Republican primar

The price of speaking your mind
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 07 June 19:40

The abduction of a Syrian blogger serves as a reminder of the volatile situation in the country.

Why the New College isn't a new Oxbridge
By Jonn Elledge - 07 June 17:35

It's a private university, for the products of private schools.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 07 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the NHS, Palin and Thatcher, and the missing Syrian b

Cameron's NHS spending pledge is worthless
By George Eaton - 07 June 16:55

The PM claims that spending will rise but the figures show that it will be frozen or even cut.

Why the banks' threats of moving abroad are empty
By Simon Chouffot - 07 June 16:19

These threats allow banks to run rings around the government -- but are of questionable credibility.

Tories less trusted than Labour on the NHS
By George Eaton - 07 June 14:34

Labour is the party trusted to run the most NHS effectively, according to a New Statesman/ICD poll.

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