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A winning message for Miliband?
By George Eaton - 03 January 9:36

The Labour leader should pledge to scrap the VAT increase, not merely condemn it.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 January 8:00

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

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 January 8:14

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Cameron is wrong: the spending cuts are ideological
By George Eaton - 31 December 10:31

The Prime Minister says the cuts are not due to his “ideological zeal”. Here’s why he’s wrong.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 31 December 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 30 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on electoral reform, strikes and Osborne’s luggage.

Is Cameron a Thatcher or a Macmillan?
By George Eaton - 30 December 11:54

The pair clashed over the economy in 1980, but which is David Cameron’s guiding spirit?

Cameron will be punished for failure on immigration
By George Eaton - 30 December 9:47

New report shows that the coalition will struggle to reduce net migration from 200,000.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 December 8:00

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

Elton John coverage: compare and contrast
By Jon Bernstein - 29 December 17:46

Five years on, the <em>Sun</em> plays it straight.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 29 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on electoral reform, Michael Gove and Simon Hughes.

Sarah Palin: now even Alaska doesn’t like her
By George Eaton - 29 December 13:07

New poll shows Palin is more unpopular in Alaska than in any state except Massachusetts.

Ten New Year’s resolutions for Nick Clegg
By Sholto Byrnes - 29 December 10:18

Some resolutions for the Lib Dem leader including: forget the <em>Orange Book</em> and revel in the

NS writers make their New Year’s resolutions
By George Eaton - 29 December 9:26

Find out what Laurie Penny, Roy Hattersley, Kevin Maguire and others are hoping to achieve in the ne

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 29 December 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 28 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on trade unions, David Miliband’s options and George Galloway.

New Statesman cover | 3 January 2011
By George Eaton - 28 December 15:09

A sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

The 20 most-read articles of 2010
By New Statesman - 28 December 11:18

What got you clicking this year.

Miliband’s reforms raise more questions than answers
By George Eaton - 28 December 9:51

Why “party supporters” should have no say over the Labour leadership.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 December 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 27 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on economic growth, petrol prices and radicalism.

The three biggest Cameron U-turns
By George Eaton - 27 December 12:49

The Tory leader’s U-turns on VAT, child benefit and spending cuts.

The voters begin to turn against coalition government
By George Eaton - 27 December 9:18

Just 43 per cent of voters now think a coalition government was the right decision, down from 59 per

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 December 8:00

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

In defence of Vince Cable
By Jason Cowley - 24 December 14:04

That was the week that was . . .

Merry Christmas from The Staggers
By Staff blogger - 24 December 13:21

We’ll be taking a short break over the holiday period.

The prohibitionists and serial murder victims
By David Allen Green - 24 December 11:27

Do the criminal laws around sex work make it easier for sex workers to be killed?

Winners and Losers of 2010
By New Statesman - 24 December 11:00

Who did well in 2010 – and who had a year to forget.

In defence of monarchy
By Sholto Byrnes - 24 December 8:40

The revolution will not be televised – but the Queen’s Christmas Message will.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 December 7:41

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

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