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In this week’s New Statesman: Melvyn Bragg guest-edit
By George Eaton - 07 October 10:53

Exclusive: Unseen Ted Hughes poem on Sylvia Plath’s death | Gore Vidal interview | New P D James sto

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 October 9:00

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

The Tracey Emin cover
By Jon Bernstein - 06 October 18:06

Sneak preview of tomorrow’s special issue of the <em>New Statesman</em>.

Conservatives: Beware your flatterers
By Patrick Osgood - 06 October 18:04

An IMF report tells us why Osborne can't talk up growth: there won't be any.

Your country needs you to talk to them
By Rob Higson - 06 October 18:01

Cameron fails to address the concerns of ordinary working men and women.

David Cameron doggedly pursues his “big society”
By Samira Shackle - 06 October 17:13

The crowd at the Conservative party conference still seems unsure of the leader’s message.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 06 October 17:06

The five must-read blogs from today on Red Ken, the Lib Dems and child benefit.

The hysteria over the terror level is misplaced
By Duncan Robinson - 06 October 16:27

France may have issued a warning about the terror threat in the UK -- but the threat itself has not

The Gallic Gekko echo
By Rob Higson - 06 October 15:34

Support for the former Société Générale trader Jérôme Kerviel reveals a regrettable attachment akin

Christine O’Donnell is not a witch . . . She’s you
By Duncan Robinson - 06 October 14:20

O’Donnell’s latest campaign video is bizarre, terrifying and utterly enthralling.

What will the "universal credit" actually mean for the poor?
By Samira Shackle - 06 October 13:57

Judgement must be reserved until the numbers are spelled out.

David Cameron’s speech — live blog
By New Statesman - 06 October 13:56

Join us from 2pm for minute-by-minute coverage of Cameron’s speech to the Conservative conference.

Saudi embarrassment
By Sholto Byrnes - 06 October 13:36

The killing or the homosexuality – which seems worse to the folks back home?

*Video* Obama recovers from podium malfunction
By Caroline Crampton - 06 October 12:54

A particularly powerful fist-thump from the president sends the presidential seal to the floor.

A poll to calm the coalition's nerves
By George Eaton - 06 October 10:35

Poll shows 83 per cent support child benefit decision - Labour must be clearer in its defence of the

How to fix the funding issue
By Ben Ferguson - 06 October 9:06

Whether museums or galleries sink or swim will be down to how effectively they market themselves.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 October 9:00

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

Gove favours headlines over real reform
By Duncan Robinson - 05 October 18:15

The education secretary's conference speech contained many gimmicks, but little that will actually i

Big victory for IDS on welfare reform
By Samira Shackle - 05 October 17:32

Current benefits system to be replaced with universal credit in radical shake-up, after weeks of neg

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 05 October 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today on child benefit, Trident and Evo Morales.

The electoral motive behind the Tories' benefit cap
By George Eaton - 05 October 14:11

The benefit cap will force poor families out of marginal London seats.

Time for Ed Miliband to speak up on child benefit
By Caroline Crampton - 05 October 12:59

Labour's new leader needs to start as he means to go on and highlight the flaws in Osborne's rationa

Is this the coalition's 10p tax moment?
By George Eaton - 05 October 11:02

Child benefit cuts come under attack from all sides.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 05 October 9:00

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

Child benefit cut will hit women hardest
By Caroline Crampton - 04 October 18:40

The cuts will create gender inequality in state pension provision

The Battle of Cable Street
By Duncan Robinson - 04 October 18:12

This weekend saw the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street.

Lessons for Ed Miliband from the Tory conference
By Samira Shackle - 04 October 18:07

MPs set out attack lines against the new Labour leader.

Child Benefits
By Patrick Osgood - 04 October 17:23

Honouring Dr. Robert G Edwards, pioneer of IVF treatment.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 04 October 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today on child benefit, Ireland and phone-hacking.

Osborne attempts austerity with a human face
By George Eaton - 04 October 15:04

Osborne boasts of his belief in public services. But will anyone listen to him after the cuts?

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