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The Deputy PM's pragmatic case for the EU gave him the edge over the tetchy UKIP leader.
Hard-headed Clegg trumps Farage in LBC debate
By George Eaton - 26 March 20:50

The Deputy PM's pragmatic case for the EU gave him the edge over the tetchy UKIP leader.

Thirteen Labour MPs voted against Osborne's new measure.
Labour welfare cap rebels: the full list
By George Eaton - 26 March 16:09

Thirteen Labour MPs, including Diane Abbott and Tom Watson, voted against George Osborne's new cap on welfare spending.

Nigel Farage
Labour can’t stand Farage but they don’t want him to fail
By Rafael Behr - 26 March 14:14

Miliband’s reliance on Ukip taking votes from the Tories puts the opposition in an uncomfortable moral position.

To settle his party's nerves, the Labour leader needs another trump card.
PMQs review: Miliband's price freeze saves him - but he needs a new hit
By George Eaton - 26 March 13:20

To settle his party's nerves, the Labour leader needs another trump card.

In this week's New Statesman | Time to re-arm?
By New Statesman - 26 March 13:02

A first look at this week's magazine.

The average British voter is not convinced by the case for the EU, nor persuaded that we would be better off out.
Clegg and Farage need to reach beyond their bases
By Sunder Katwala - 26 March 10:06

The average British voter is not convinced by the case for the EU, nor persuaded that we would be better off out.

Work and Pensions Secrretary warns "the money we have is finite".
Duncan Smith: welfare cap will force ministers to choose between families and the disabled
By George Eaton - 26 March 9:04

The Work and Pensions Secretary says the policy "is not about punishing people, it's about saying that the money we have is finite."

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 26 March 7:23

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

The vice chancellors’ confidence in further fee hikes is misplaced.
Universities need to look beyond higher tuition fees
By John Denham MP - 25 March 19:03

Vice chancellors should join the discussion about alternatives to the current model.

Attempts by governments to constrain their successors rarely work.
Will George Osborne's welfare cap stand the test of time?
By Gavin Kelly - 25 March 18:16

Self-conscious attempts by one government to constrain the hands of their successors rarely work.

Clegg's party has lost more than 500,000 voters.
UKIP have taken more votes from the Lib Dems than most think
By George Eaton - 25 March 15:04

Clegg's party has lost more than 500,000 voters to Farage since 2010.

We must maintain flexibility for employers and workers.
We should reform zero-hours contracts, not ban them
By Vidhya Alakeson - 25 March 12:14

Abuse needs to be addressed, but we must maintain flexibility for employers and workers.

Is Labour set to abolish fees and introduce a graduate tax?
Miliband's promise of a "radical offer" on tuition fees is a major policy hint
By George Eaton - 25 March 8:55

Is Labour set to abolish fees and introduce a graduate tax?

The ten must-reads.
Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 25 March 7:19

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

The state can be made more responsive.
Labour will empower consumers in public as well as private sectors
By Stella Creasy and Jon Cruddas - 24 March 20:12

The state can be made more responsive by giving citizens access to data, impartial advice and control over the services on which they depend.

Tories' previous pledge contradicted.
Cameron's plan to cut inheritance tax would create social care black hole
By George Eaton - 24 March 15:42

The Tories have previously pledged to fund social care reform by freezing the inheritance tax threshold.

Diane Abbott and others refuse to back measure.
Labour MPs set to rebel against party over welfare cap
By George Eaton - 24 March 13:42

Diane Abbott and other backbenchers refuse to join leadership in backing Osborne's measure.

A vision for modern left multilateralism.
Labour needs to decide what British defence policy is for
By Kirsty McNeill - 24 March 11:10

Shadow defence secretary Vernon Coaker should outline a vision for modern left multilateralism.

Clegg's party needs to decide where it stands.
Will the Lib Dems oppose a tuition fee rise in 2015?
By George Eaton - 24 March 9:10

With the Tories refusing to rule out another increase, Clegg's party will soon need to decide where it stands.

The Budget has revealed how vulnerable Labour is to the charge that it doesn't really trust voters to manage their affairs.
Miliband needs to renew his commitment to "people power"
By Rafael Behr - 24 March 7:49

The Budget has revealed how vulnerable Labour is to the charge that it doesn't really trust voters to manage their affairs.

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 24 March 7:25

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

Osborne's populist Budget helps the Conservatives claw back voters from UKIP.
The Tories cut Labour's poll lead to one point
By George Eaton - 22 March 22:25

Osborne's populist Budget helps the Conservatives claw back voters from UKIP.

More trusted than Labour on borrowing.
How a large deficit benefits the Tories
By George Eaton - 21 March 16:52

The greater the challenge of borrowing appears, the more likely voters are to stick with the Tories.

The Tories are just managing decline.
The Budget revealed Osborne's 35% strategy
By Marcus Roberts - 21 March 14:16

Rather than seeking to craft a new electoral coalition, the Tories are just managing decline.

If the Mayor returns to parliament in 2015, he will need a London seat.
Why Boris won't stand in Sir Peter Tapsell's seat
By George Eaton - 21 March 12:33

If the Mayor returns to parliament in 2015, he will need a London seat.

The party's next economic chief?
Steve Webb is a Lib Dem set for bigger things
By Richard Morris - 21 March 10:34

The reforming pensions minister is in the frame for the post of Lib Dem economic chief.

Labour leader tries to turn the tables.
Miliband ties Salmond to Cameron in attack on "race to the bottom"
By George Eaton - 21 March 8:59

The Labour leader uses the Scottish First Minister's weapon of choice against him.

The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers.
Morning Call: pick of the papers
By New Statesman - 21 March 7:31

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

Chancellor threw out years of painful progress.
Labour must resist Osborne’s reckless pension reforms
By Andrew Harrop - 20 March 17:27

For the sake of a day of good headlines and a few billion pounds of extra tax, the Chancellor has put years of painful progress at risk.

On this week's New Statesman Podcast: Episode Thirty-Nine
By New Statesman - 20 March 17:17

The fallout from this year's Budget, interviewing Kylie Minogue and resurrecting the extinct woolly mammoth.

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