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By Staff blogger - 21 July 17:16

The pick of today’s media stories.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 21 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs today, including a history lesson for the Lib Dems and more tax relief for

Democracy Village was an embodiment of people power
By Alison Banville and Phoenix - 21 July 15:54

The camp was more than a collection of tents -- it was an idea. Protest is a vital part of the democ

Unison endorses Ed Miliband for Labour leader
By George Eaton - 21 July 13:55

Miliband has now won two of the “big three” trade unions.

David Miliband “greatest threat” to the coalition -- business leaders
By George Eaton - 21 July 13:20

Survey of 135 business leaders finds that Miliband is seen as biggest challenge to Con-Lib governmen

Will Obama and Cameron save Gary McKinnon?
By Sophie Elmhirst - 21 July 11:37

Mother of hacker facing extradition threat is hopeful -- exclusive interview and photo.

The Tories’ remarkable U-turn on the “death tax”
By George Eaton - 21 July 10:46

Do they now regret that sinister election poster?

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 21 July 9:01

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 20 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Afghanistan, the Alternative Vote and polling.

Warning: opposition to electoral reform growing
By George Eaton - 20 July 14:09

AV lead over first-past-the-post cut from 13 to just 1 per cent.

Putting a figure on the Times paywall audience
By Jon Bernstein - 20 July 13:33

Given that News International isn't saying, it is left to others to guesstimate the size of the Times and Sunday Times online audience since the papers went behind a paywall earlier this month.

How do you create a “big society”?
By Sholto Byrnes - 20 July 13:12

A big song may not be a bad start.

Here’s why Osborne will have to raise taxes
By George Eaton - 20 July 11:31

Get ready for tax rises as “efficiency savings” of £35bn fail to materialise.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 20 July 9:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 19 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on the special relationship and Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatch

Do Cameron and Clegg now share a speechwriter?
By George Eaton - 19 July 14:09

Striking similarities between the party leaders’ speeches.

The Chartist: Sitting uncomfortably
By Alyssa McDonald - 19 July 13:35

Trouble for Japan’s ruling political party.

Michael Gove attacks the BBC
By Samira Shackle - 19 July 13:23

Education Secretary uses interview on Today programme to imply that the BBC’s coverage is biased.

The “big society”: new doubts emerge
By George Eaton - 19 July 10:56

Cameron’s “big society bank” may begin with reserves of as little as £60m.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 19 July 8:53

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

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 18 July 10:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Job vacancy | New Statesman | Assistant editor
By New Statesman - 16 July 21:44

The New Statesman is looking for a talented assistant editor to succeed our esteemed colleague Alyssa McDonald, who is emigrating to Australia.

The Lockerbie bomber? A likely story . . .
By John Ashmore - 16 July 18:41

In all the furore over Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, we have lost sight of one important fact.

Football matters: for some, this World Cup changes everything
By Sam Rabinowitz - 16 July 17:46

The tournament’s unifying legacy is an important building block for South Africa.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 16 July 16:54

The five must-read posts from today, on the coalition’s not-so-green cuts, and the Daily Mail Tube m

Apple must again choose between good and evil
By Jason Stamper - 16 July 15:47

So will it recall the faulty iPhone 4?

Mandelson admits: Labour would have done better without Brown
By George Eaton - 16 July 14:43

A new leader would have made a 20-to-30-seat difference to the result, says Mandelson.

Europe’s problem with the burqa
By Sean Carey - 16 July 13:52

Is there an anthropological explanation for the high level of disapproval for a garment worn by so f

What Everton’s David Moyes can teach the Labour Party
By Jon Bernstein - 16 July 13:44

Andy Burnham and the art of leadership.

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By Staff blogger - 16 July 12:18

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