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Catalan vote marks the end of an era
By Ruth Collins - 02 August 17:30

Ban on bullfighting in Catalonia exposes deeper tensions as the region continues to fight for indepe

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 August 17:01

The five must-read blogs from today, including Tony Blair’s online journey and Julian Assange’s poet

MediaWatch
By Staff blogger - 02 August 15:56

Jacqui Smith up for a job at the BBC Trust, BlackBberry develops an iPad competitor, and Sky moves t

Sarah Palin: the movie
By George Eaton - 02 August 15:38

Watch Palin’s life in animated form.

Majority of Tory members open to pact with Lib Dems
By George Eaton - 02 August 13:05

55 per cent of membership willing to give most Lib Dem MPs a free run at the next election.

Ed Miliband recruits thousands via text message
By Caroline Crampton - 02 August 12:32

But the comparisons with Barack Obama are now becoming more than a little stale.

There will be relief at Dannatt’s departure
By George Eaton - 02 August 11:19

The general’s resignation as a Tory adviser will relieve Liam Fox and co.

Pakistan floods: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 02 August 10:57

Floods caused by the heaviest monsoon rains in a generation have swept across north-western Pakistan

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 August 8:57

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

Ed Miliband says Labour behaved like “squatters in power”
By Jason Cowley - 01 August 17:36

Labour leadership candidate says the party was too hesitant while in office.

Burnham plays the class card against the Milibands
By George Eaton - 01 August 13:17

Labour leadership candidate delivers a few low blows.

How low will the Lib Dems go?
By George Eaton - 01 August 11:35

Liberal Democrats fall to 12 per cent in new YouGov poll, their lowest rating since 2007.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 August 10:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

As Pakistan retaliates, how should Cameron respond?
By George Eaton - 31 July 14:16

The Prime Minister must learn not to tell his hosts exactly what they want to hear.

US economic slowdown is a warning to Britain
By George Eaton - 31 July 11:56

New figures show fall in growth as economists warn that a double-dip recession remains possible.

Sunday Times under fire over “dyke” slur against Clare Balding
By George Eaton - 31 July 9:49

BBC presenter complains to press watchdog after paper defends A A Gill’s “dyke on a bike” gibe.

Outsourcing law and order
By Samantha Eyler Reid - 30 July 17:39

US troops to come to Costa Rica as Laura Chinchilla, the country’s first ever female president, is f

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 30 July 16:49

The five must-read blogs from today, including IDS’s welfare proposals and David Cameron’s waistline

MediaWatch
By Staff blogger - 30 July 16:20

World’s oldest Twitter user dies at 104, Washington moves to block libel tourism and details of 100

Is al-Qaeda racist?
By Michael Mumisa - 30 July 12:53

Barack Obama’s race may have added significance in the “Muslim” terror group’s warped world-view.

Just 153 schools apply for academy status
By Samira Shackle - 30 July 11:20

Michael Gove claimed last month that figure was over 1,100, as education bill was rushed through par

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 July 8:57

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

Is anybody listening?
By Caroline Crampton - 29 July 18:55

Young people feel disconnected from politics and the policy that affects their lives. What can be do

In defence of the Freedom Pass
By Ken Livingstone - 29 July 18:38

Leaving a question mark over the future of the Freedom Pass will strike a blow to Labour’s electabil

Cameron’s ill-considered flattery
By David Griffiths - 29 July 17:22

On his “jobs mission” to India, the Prime Minister unashamedly promotes British interests and ignore

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 29 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including the Gandhis and shadow cabinet reform.

Labour’s historic challenge
By George Eaton - 29 July 16:09

Labour will have to defy history to bounce back after one term in opposition.

MediaWatch
By Staff blogger - 29 July 15:37

BSkyB buys the HBO back catalogue, three Californians sue Apple over issues with the iPad, and Sky i

Trade unions turn on Vince
By George Eaton - 29 July 13:14

Invitation to Cable to address TUC conference is withdrawn.

In this week’s New Statesman: Politics and Comedy special
By George Eaton - 29 July 11:22

Chris Addison essay | Jon Cruddas: time for an English Labour Party | Will Self on Stieg Larsson.

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