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The Egyptian revolution -- brought to you by Vodafone!
By Samira Shackle - 03 June 16:17

Vodafone's new ad claims it inspired the uprising -- even though it is accused of shutting down netw

How dangerous is unemployment for Obama?
By George Eaton - 03 June 15:53

Why high unemployment is not a barrier to the US President's re-election.

Where have all the Italians gone?
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 03 June 15:32

What Italy's 'brain drain' says about the state of the country as a whole.

Friday caption competition
By Staff blogger - 03 June 13:48

The battle for the NHS.

Comments of the week
By Staff blogger - 03 June 13:07

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

Is religion just a matter of taste?
By Nelson Jones - 03 June 12:18

In our religiously plural society, faith has become become a source of identity -- and therefore of

How E coli spreads
By Michael Barrett - 03 June 11:25

No one need worry if they respect food hygiene.

A depressing statistic for Labour
By George Eaton - 03 June 10:44

The number of households in which no one has ever worked nearly doubled under Labour.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 June 8:59

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

What the dog-whistle debate about asylum seeker "amnesty" ignores
By Samira Shackle - 02 June 18:25

The culture of denial in the Home Office is what has led to this backlog and ranch of untraceable ca

How hostility to the west can shape Egypt's future political scene
By Osama Diab - 02 June 17:28

Islamists and Arab Socialists share a history of clashing with foreign influences.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 June 16:55

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Palin won't be President and the most Thatcherite

Welcome back, Alan Partridge
By George Eaton - 02 June 15:32

A classic clip to mark the return of Partridge to our screens.

In this week’s New Statesman: are we all doomed?
By George Eaton - 02 June 13:16

The Science Issue, with Martin Rees, Susan Greenfield, Paul Nurse and David Attenborough.

Rihanna or the Queen: who does the Daily Mail prefer?
By Will Sturgeon - 02 June 10:40

Play the game and find out.

Cameron puts his privatisation plan on hold
By George Eaton - 02 June 10:27

The PM’s pledge to open up almost all of the public sector to private providers is in danger.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 June 8:58

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

New Statesman cover | 6 June 2011
By Staff blogger - 01 June 17:05

A sneak preview of tomorrow’s front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Lansley’s City supporters and the top 50 tweeting blo

Three pieces of bad news for George Osborne
By George Eaton - 01 June 16:20

Manufacturing growth slows, confidence slumps and mortgage approvals hit a new low.

Radovan Karadzic gives a rare interview
By Samira Shackle - 01 June 13:41

“How could the Serbs be aggressors on their own cities, villages and homes?” he asks. “We are the ol

The under-reported Italian revolution
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 01 June 11:53

In Bologna, the student city in the ideological heartland of the Italian left, the youth are rising

Trump and Palin’s pizza summit
By George Eaton - 01 June 11:51

“I’d love her to run,” Trump says after the pair meet for dinner in New York.

The problem with tuition fees isn’t presentational
By George Eaton - 01 June 10:39

Education ministers need to consider the opportunity cost of student debt.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 June 8:48

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 31 May 17:21

The five must-read blogs from today, including David Miliband’s lucrative outside earnings.

Why we must end the UK’s addiction to property
By Andy Hull - 31 May 16:41

There is nothing aspirational or equitable about courting another recession.

How many will follow Germany’s anti-nuclear lead?
By George Eaton - 31 May 13:40

Angela Merkel’s decision to abandon nuclear power could encourage the Lib Dems to speak out.

Your MP may be electable, but are they delectable?
By New Statesman - 31 May 13:12

A new website lets users rate the attractiveness of every MP.

Where now for Lords reform?
By George Eaton - 31 May 10:35

81 per cent of peers oppose an elected chamber – the turkeys won’t vote for Christmas.

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