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Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 June 17:00

The five must-read posts from today, including immigration and anonymity for rape defendants.

Cameron avoids populism on Cumbria shootings
By George Eaton - 03 June 16:42

Tory leader may have learned that knee-jerk populism benefits no one.

Why Refugee and Migrant Justice must not be allowed to fail
By Daniel Trilling - 03 June 16:10

Vulnerable people need an advocate in the face of an uncaring system.

Cave in to Hamas and all Palestinians suffer
By Lorna Fitzsimons - 03 June 15:08

A victory for Hamas is a setback for Mahmoud Abbas.

Ed Balls is the least popular Labour politician
By George Eaton - 03 June 13:45

Blow for leadership candidate as poll shows that he is significantly less popular than his rivals.

In this week’s New Statesman: The myth of Mandela
By George Eaton - 03 June 12:12

South Africa special | Pilger on Israel | Nadine Gordimer interview.

Mandelson to publish memoir this summer
By Samira Shackle - 03 June 9:54

Forthcoming book will pip Blair to the post, and promises to “ruffle some feathers”.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 June 9:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Red Ken and nervous Lib Dems.

Don’t let the coalition crush Democracy Village
By Alison Banville - 02 June 16:02

Protest is sometimes messy and sometimes inconvenient, but it remains a fundamental freedom.

Pride and prejudice: how not to fight homophobia in Africa
By Osita Mba - 02 June 13:37

It is simplistic to suggest that African homophobia stems only from colonisation.

New Statesman to host Labour leadership debate
By Samira Shackle - 02 June 12:35

Ed Miliband, David Miliband and Ed Balls all confirmed for first debate after nominations are confir

Voters support electoral reform but dislike hung parliaments
By George Eaton - 02 June 10:21

Is this finding as contradictory as it seems?

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 June 8:50

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

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

The five must-read posts from today, on Danny Alexander, the Israeli attack and the Labour leadershi

The Sun asks: “Should gay people be cabinet ministers?”
By George Eaton - 01 June 16:26

From the paper which warned you that a “gay mafia” was running the country.

What the coalition should remember about public-sector pay
By George Eaton - 01 June 12:21

It was soaraway pay in the private sector that allowed civil service salaries to grow.

UN investigation into Israeli attack will be meaningless if it is ignored
By Samira Shackle - 01 June 10:45

Tel Aviv must not be allowed to ignore the findings of the flotilla inquiry in the way it dismissed

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 June 9:00

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

Alastair Campbell on Balls’s “drivel”
By George Eaton - 31 May 14:30

New diary extracts reveal just how much the Labour spin doctor loathed Brown’s right-hand man.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 May 10:07

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Laws steps down over expenses claim
By Jon Bernstein - 29 May 21:24

“I have decided that it is right to tender my resignation as chief secretary to the Treasury.”

Laws will struggle to ride this affair out
By George Eaton - 29 May 14:29

The Lib Dem appears to have broken the spirit, if not the letter, of the rules.

David Laws: “Privacy, not greed, was my motivation”
By Jon Bernstein - 29 May 12:58

Cabinet minister issues statement following newspaper revelations about £40,000 expenses claims.

Criticism of Israel
By Sholto Byrnes - 28 May 20:00

It used to be “allowed”. Why not now?

I joined the queue for an iPad . . .
By Jason Stamper - 28 May 18:44

. . . but not to buy one.

The Dissolution Honours
By Caroline Crampton - 28 May 18:43

Four former defence ministers and Floella Benjamin are elevated to the House of Lords.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 28 May 17:00

The five must-read posts from today, on nationalised banks, electoral reform and paywalls.

Showbiz for ugly people?
By Samira Shackle - 28 May 16:50

David Miliband competes with Ed Balls to see who can pull the strangest faces.

Caption competition: Hillary Clinton
By New Statesman - 28 May 16:49

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