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Fighting tax dodgers and clawing back bankers' bonuses: Labour sticks it to "vested interests"
By Anoosh Chakelian - 13 February 8:55

The opposition continues to wage its war on the misconduct of the wealthy, as it is to extend the bankers' bonus clawback to ten years.

New Statesman reaching more readers than ever
By New Statesman - 12 February 16:33

The NS has once again recorded an increase in sales.

Harriet Harman in front of Labour's pink bus. Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images
The New Statesman Podcast | Episode Seventy-Seven
By New Statesman - 12 February 16:25

Pink ladies and the internet of things.

Syriza and Podemos: Britain could "learn lessons" from Europe's radical insurgence
By Ashley Cowburn - 12 February 15:50

The European anti-austerity parties, Syriza and Podemos, took centre stage during the change:how? 2015 conference at Islington Metal Works.

Miliband is confident that his promise to invest more better reflects the public's priorities. But the Tories will present him as profligate.
Labour pledges to outspend the Tories on education: who'll benefit politically?
By George Eaton - 12 February 14:31

Miliband is confident that his promise to invest more better reflects the public's priorities. But the Tories will present him as profligate. 

So Iain Duncan Smith is setting housing policy now? God help us all
By Jonn Elledge - 12 February 13:20

Five reasons why Iain Duncan Smith's plan to give free houses to those who come off benefits is a terrible policy. 

Lord Fink climbs down in clash with Ed Miliband over tax avoidance
By Anoosh Chakelian - 12 February 12:01

We were expecting Lord Fink to follow through with his threat to sue Ed Miliband over suggestions about his tax affairs, but he seems to have blinked first.

Nigel Farage blasts "incredibly dull" election campaign: is Ukip being ignored?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 12 February 8:59

The Ukip leader has dismissed the election campaign as "incredibly dull" so far – is it because the main parties are finally ignoring Ukip?

Miliband revives 1997 pledge to limit class sizes to 30 pupils for 5, 6 and 7-year-olds.
Labour to cap infant class sizes by ending free schools in surplus areas
By George Eaton - 11 February 22:23

Miliband revives 1997 pledge to limit class sizes to 30 pupils for 5 to 7-year-olds. 

Angus Robertson: Coalition? The only outcome I am thinking about is “confidence and supply”
By Harry Lambert - 11 February 18:00

The SNP’s Westminster leader on a second referendum, how many seats his party will win and a Labour-SNP coalition.

The HSBC tax scandal exposes a secretive industry serving a wealthy global elite
By Margaret Hodge - 11 February 17:37

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee on HSBC's role in cheating the public purse, and why HMRC has some serious questions to answer.

PMQs review: Cameron dodges questions on tax avoidance
By Ashley Cowburn - 11 February 13:50

Miliband compared Cameron's blind eye over the current HSBC tax avoidance scandal with the employment of ex-News of the World editor, Andy Coulson.  

In this week’s New Statesman | Assad vs Isis
By New Statesman - 11 February 13:14

A first look at this week's issue.

Ed Miliband on a campaign stop in Salford. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Why I keep holding my nose and voting Labour
By Phil Hartup - 11 February 12:48

Alarming as it is to see the traditional major parties all trying their hardest to look the same, it comes down to who you think is least likely to make things worse.

The SNP leader's demand for an end to spending cuts is shared with a significant number of Miliband's backbenchers.
Nicola Sturgeon knows that she has allies in Labour on austerity
By George Eaton - 11 February 10:40

The SNP leader's demand for an end to spending cuts is shared with a significant number of Miliband's backbenchers. 

Yes, it's bright pink and looks silly, but at least Labour has a women's campaign bus
By Anoosh Chakelian - 11 February 9:02

Labour has received mockery and outrage over its choice of a hot pink minibus to launch its campaign targeted at female voters.

The Home Front: why housing will be a key general election battleground
By Ben Marshall - 10 February 15:41

New Ipsos MORI research shows how important housing is as an electoral issue. So what next for policymakers?

"The unthinkable happened": comedian Adam Hills reviews Nick Clegg's performance on The Last Leg
By Adam Hills - 10 February 15:03

The presenter of The Last Leg, an anarchic chat show that recently played host to the Lib Dem leader, reviews his appearance.

Why the government should restore the Ministry for Tourism and Heritage
By William Cash - 10 February 15:00

As the UK tourism industry meets this week, William Cash says the coalition has failed the tourism sector which is the envy of the world.

Chuka Umunna and David Cameron's consensus on what business rifts mean for Labour
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 February 13:38

Both the shadow business secretary and Prime Minister suggest how harmful business rifts could be for Ed Miliband.

Ukip's position on halal and kosher meat is about stoking division, not animal welfare
By Catherine Bearder - 10 February 13:01

Judging by Ukip's poor show on wildlife issues in the European Parliament, its latest proposal is more about exploiting xenophobia than protecting animals.

Ed Balls: "EU exit is the biggest risk to our economy in the next decade"
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 February 12:08

The shadow chancellor is forthright in his pro-EU membership stance, but how do British businesses feel about this?

The British Chambers of Commerce calls on government to bring forward the EU referendum to 2016
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 February 8:34

The director general of the BCC is urging politicians to call an EU referendum next year.

An analysis by NIESR finds the party's less aggressive deficit reduction programme would boost growth.
The economy would grow faster under Labour - new study aids Miliband and Balls
By George Eaton - 09 February 14:59

An analysis by NIESR finds the party's less aggressive deficit reduction programme would boost growth. 

Even the right is attacking George Osborne's perks for pensioners
By Anoosh Chakelian - 09 February 14:15

The Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee has criticised the Chancellor's election bribe more honestly than Labour has.

Green deputy leaders contradict Caroline Lucas: Citizens’ Income will be in the manifesto
By Ashley Cowburn - 09 February 13:23

Last week, the Green MP Caroline Lucas called the Citizens' Income policy a "longer-term aspiration", but the party's deputy leaders insist it will be on their 2015 programme for government.

Three years after the horsemeat scandal, are we any closer to knowing what we're eating?
By Glenis Willmott - 09 February 13:07

This week, MEPs will vote on proposals for the mandatory country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods – a vital measure for food safety and consumer choice.

Ukip deputy chair Suzanne Evans: Mansion Tax is “equally unconscionable” to the Bedroom Tax
By Tim Wigmore - 09 February 12:50

Ukip's most senior woman, and third most senior in the party, speaks about writing the manifesto, Ukip's women problem, and why London has not accepted her party.

"There is no shortage of land. None, zero, anywhere": the National Housing Federation's David Orr
By Jonn Elledge - 09 February 12:18

The National Housing Federation chief executive on politicians missing the urgency to build more homes, his solutions to the housing crisis, and why it's "rubbish" that there's not enough space.

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