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Clinton condemns 9/11 Quran burning
By Caroline Crampton - 08 September 10:50

US secretary of state joins General Petraeus in condemning plans by a small Florida church to burn c

Ann Widdecombe confirmed as guest on Strictly
By Samira Shackle - 08 September 10:30

Having turned down the role of ambassador to the Vatican, the ex-MP will appear on the ballroom danc

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 September 8:51

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

Let's not disrupt the Pope
By David Allen Green - 07 September 17:53

Can we just ignore or deride him instead?

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 07 September 17:08

The five must-read posts from today, including tuition fees and Barack Obama’s spending plans.

The scent of disappointment?
By Jason Stamper - 07 September 16:31

The Sun’s new perfume that smells like Coleen Rooney at an after-party is (ahem) not to be sniffed a

What next for Metgate?
By David Allen Green - 07 September 14:15

Why this story won’t go away.

Will this picture come back to haunt Nick Clegg?
By Samira Shackle - 07 September 13:24

He was among 57 Lib Dem MPs who signed an NUS pledge to vote against any rise in university tuition

David Miliband tops poll of Labour councillors
By Caroline Crampton - 07 September 13:03

Ed Miliband comes second with 43 per cent to his brother’s 57; Ed Balls is eliminated first.

How Australia’s unlikely kingmakers won it for Gillard
By Alyssa McDonald - 07 September 12:04

In a knife-edge race, the independent candidates have enjoyed their moment in the spotlight.

One in five Lib Dem voters would switch to Labour
By Samira Shackle - 07 September 10:10

New poll shows that Clegg’s party has lost the support of almost four in ten of those who backed it

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 September 8:52

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

Gove’s “English baccalaureate” is a fig leaf for inaction
By Duncan Robinson - 06 September 18:08

Rather than attempt to reform England’s overcomplicated exam system, Gove’s plan offers more of the

Leadership hustings: slings and arrows fly on Mumsnet
By Patrick Osgood - 06 September 17:46

Candidates trade barbs, slate Milburn’s defection and rail at Tory job cuts in an engaging online di

The Labour leadership: who the newspapers are supporting
By Nick Petrie - 06 September 17:30

The Staggers takes a look at which candidates the national newspapers and their columnists have back

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 06 September 17:13

The five must-read posts from today, on Tony Blair, immigration and the Labour leadership.

WikiLeaks turns on Julian Assange
By Caroline Crampton - 06 September 15:23

WikiLeaks staff call for its founder to step aside in view of rape allegations he faces.

Fox News Gold: how to interview Rupert Murdoch
By Jon Bernstein - 06 September 13:32

“No worries, Mr Chairman, that’s fine with me.”

MPs to seek fresh investigation into phone-hacking
By Samira Shackle - 06 September 10:37

Tories attempt to recast scandal as point-scoring as Labour MPs call for parliamentary investigation

Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures
By Tom Phillips & Duncan Robinson - 06 September 10:17

The Staggers presents its list of most intriguing and contentious Christians: includes Popes, conspi

Futile and illegal — the case against Sarkozy’s migrant summit
By Don Flynn - 06 September 10:13

Could Britain be heading for Roma-style expulsions?

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 September 8:54

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

The challenge facing Labour
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 05 September 18:56

Don’t let the Tories win the argument on the management of public services.

Marathon men (and woman)
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 05 September 14:50

Labour leadership hopefuls complete yet another hustings.

The latest on the Andy Coulson affair
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 05 September 12:54

Cameron stands firm as Mandelson becomes entangled in phone-hacking scandal.

Blair v Brown, chapter 94
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 05 September 10:47

General Sir Richard Dannatt says Tony Blair lacked the “courage” to deal with Gordon Brown.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 September 10:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

It’s not only Blair who should be saying sorry
By Sholto Byrnes - 05 September 9:41

When is the Labour Party going to apologise for inflicting this man upon us?

The social democracy of fear
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 04 September 13:12

John Gray on Ralph Miliband.

Cruddas and Miliband set out their vision
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 04 September 10:52

Labour leadership hopeful and party intellectual rethink social democracy.

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