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Labour leader says new individual registration system is "David Cameron and Nick Clegg’s final insult to young people".
Miliband attacks "scandal" of missing million voters from electoral register
By George Eaton - 15 January 22:14

Labour leader says new individual registration system is "David Cameron and Nick Clegg’s final insult to young people". 

A man raises a pen during a rally in support of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images
On this week's New Statesman podcast: Episode Seventy-Three
By New Statesman - 15 January 17:29

Election debates, blasphemy and Bitcoin.

What will happen if the broadcasters try to empty-chair Cameron in the TV debates?
By Charlie Cadywould - 15 January 17:02

The Prime Minister has refused to participate in the televised leaders' debates unless the Greens are included. Could he be empty-chaired, and what would happen if so?

The Green Party's UK-wide membership has overtaken Ukip's
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 January 16:20

2,000-strong overnight surge.

A crisis of priorities: NHS versus Trident
By Kate Hudson - 15 January 11:45

With billions being spent on nuclear weapons, the A&E crisis is one of the government’s choosing.

Where does the Labour party stand on English votes for English laws?
By Charlie Jeffery - 15 January 11:24

Time for the party to think of England.

Shadow chancellor uses US trip to warn that Washington is asking "Why is David Cameron proposing to take such big risks with Britain's economic future?"
Balls challenges Cameron with warning of US anxiety over EU withdrawal
By George Eaton - 15 January 11:08

Shadow chancellor uses his own US trip to warn that Washington is asking "Why is David Cameron proposing to take such big risks with Britain's economic future?"

Paul Nuttall: “Could I lead Ukip? Yeah, I think I could”
By Tim Wigmore - 14 January 16:26

How much longer will Nigel Farage be in charge? His deputy leader, Paul Nuttall, has his eye on the top job.

The party's membership has doubled since September to 40,879, just 635 behind Farage's party.
Green Party membership on course to overtake Ukip's
By George Eaton - 14 January 15:54

The party's membership has doubled since September to 40,879, just 635 behind Farage's party. 

In this week's magazine | The jihadis among us
By New Statesman - 14 January 14:19

A first look at this week's magazine.

The PM's charge that the Labour leader was running scared of the Greens allowed him to avoid humiliation.
PMQs review: Cameron's Green shield protects him from Miliband's TV debates attack
By George Eaton - 14 January 13:12

The PM's charge that the Labour leader was running scared of the Greens allowed him to avoid humiliation. 

Blood samples for HIV testing. Photo: Getty
Those affected by the UK’s contaminated blood scandal deserve an apology from the prime minister
By Diana Johnson - 14 January 11:45

We can’t give them back their health. But we can give them back their dignity.

Cameron, Clegg and Brown at 2010 televised debates. Photo:Getty/WPA Pool
Leaders urge Cameron to join TV debates in 6am letter strike
By Ashley Cowburn - 14 January 10:10

Labour, Liberal Democrats and Ukip have requested broadcasters to "provide an empty podium for Cameron".

Why Europe should be central to ensuring the world's poorest are not forgotten
By Linda McAvan - 13 January 16:08

The European Parliament must back ambitious commitments to end extreme poverty.

Snooper's Charter: why restrict our freedom as a response to an attack on free speech?
By Richard Morris - 13 January 14:13

The irony of David Cameron's response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack.

Nick Clegg clashes with David Cameron over privacy laws post-Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack
By Anoosh Chakelian - 13 January 8:49

The Deputy Prime Minister warns against the so-called Snooper's Charter returning to the political agenda.

Ukip confusion over the NHS budget as Douglas Carswell supports more spending
By Anoosh Chakelian - 12 January 14:02

The Ukip MP backs a funding boost for the health service, but that's not his party's line.

The Mayor will not allow himself to be outflanked on national security in a future Conservative leadership contest.
Boris's attack on "civil liberties nuts" shows that he's prepared for battle with Theresa May
By George Eaton - 12 January 12:59

The Mayor will not allow himself to be outflanked on national security in a future Conservative leadership contest. 

Anxiety society: we need politics to reverse our cultural condition of stress
By Michael Orton - 12 January 12:29

Insecurity is pervasive in our society; we need big politics – not tinkering around the edges – to combat this.

David Cameron outlines Tory priorities – the NHS and immigration aren't included
By Anoosh Chakelian - 12 January 8:31

The Prime Minister will make a speech today launching the first of six themes for the Conservative manifesto: the deficit.

Labour leader declares that he is prepared to debate without the PM. But few believe the broadcasters will relent.
Miliband ramps up pressure to "empty chair" Cameron if he avoids TV debates
By George Eaton - 11 January 10:48

Labour leader declares that he is prepared to debate without the PM. But few believe the broadcasters will relent. 

Turning up the heat: 12 green crunch points for 2015
By Guy Shrubsole - 09 January 17:06

From the Infrastructure Bill to Paris talks.

Why benefits sanctions don't work, and we need a more personalised service
By Ashley Cowburn - 09 January 16:46

Visiting a job-shop in a Salford suburb, we learn why the government's current benefits sanctions need to be reformed.

Having ruled that the Greens should not be included, the publicly-funded broadcaster should stand its ground.
Cameron's threat to avoid the TV debates is a test of the BBC's independence
By George Eaton - 09 January 14:54

Having ruled that the Greens should not be included, the publicly-funded broadcaster should stand its ground. 

169 London teenagers killed in a decade: can prosperity prevent murder?
By Harry Lambert - 09 January 14:00

The link isn't exhaustive, but more deaths have occurred in more deprived areas. 

The NHS privatisation experiment is unravelling before our eyes
By Benedict Cooper - 09 January 13:56

As Circle Holdings, the first private firm to manage an NHS hospital, looks to leaving its contract, we have a depressing example of how privatisation can go badly wrong.

Tactical voting, fewer wasted votes and lower turnout explain why the party can win more seats with the same number of votes.
Labour's electoral advantage isn't mainly due to the boundaries
By George Eaton - 09 January 13:43

Tactical voting, fewer wasted votes and lower turnout explain why the party can win more seats with the same number of votes. 

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