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CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 June 8:51

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

Fabian Society hustings: are you a socialist?
By Sunder Katwala - 15 June 18:12

The five candidates for the Labour leadership were grilled on their definitions of socialism and the

Refugee and Migrant Justice placed into administration
By Daniel Trilling - 15 June 17:17

Crisis deepens for the asylum charity.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 15 June 17:00

The five must-read posts from today, on Rupert Murdoch, Bloody Sunday and the OBR.

The new social networks: a stalker’s dream?
By Jason Stamper - 15 June 16:34

New sites that literally put you on the map.

Simon Hughes fires a warning shot over VAT
By George Eaton - 15 June 15:55

Lib Dem deputy leader warns Osborne not to raise “the most regressive tax”.

A market in universities: one import the UK could do without?
By Pam Tatlow - 15 June 15:54

Why the US funding model will cause British institutions more harm than good.

Derry or Londonderry?
By Sholto Byrnes - 15 June 14:02

Even the BBC can’t decide.

Newsnight could blow open Labour leadership contest
By Richard Darlington - 15 June 13:08

First fully televised debate will be the talk of the town tomorrow.

What happened when BP spilt coffee
By George Eaton - 15 June 13:03

BP executives overwhelmed by second spill this year.

Cruddas gives Ken the momentum he needs
By George Eaton - 15 June 11:34

Cruddas’s endorsement leaves Ken all but certain to become Labour’s mayoral candidate.

Obama: Let’s all laugh at Beckham
By Samira Shackle - 15 June 11:01

President grins at Beckham’s reaction to Saturday’s US goal -- or does he?

Sarah Palin to meet Margaret Thatcher
By Samira Shackle - 15 June 9:44

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Comment Plus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 June 9:00

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

SpAds: what’s the gender split?
By Caroline Crampton - 14 June 17:58

The spotlight has been on women in politics -- or the lack of them. How do special advisers measure

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 14 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on spending cuts Belgium and Labour’s electoral system.

Simple acts that could change the lives of refugees
By Donna Covey - 14 June 16:59

The coalition government has begun well, but it must honour its commitment to making Britain’s asylu

The case for “savage cuts” remains unconvincing
By George Eaton - 14 June 14:12

With borrowing lower than expected, the case for dramatic cuts has not been made.

The Niger Delta: some perspective on the BP oil spill
By Samira Shackle - 14 June 14:04

There is a shocking disparity in the media and political response to oil disasters in different part

“US wins 1-1”, claims US newspaper
By Samira Shackle - 14 June 11:31

The New York Post has a very positive spin on Saturday’s World Cup match between England and the US.

Balls’s smart move on VAT
By George Eaton - 14 June 11:09

Ed Balls’s decision to oppose any rise in VAT is smart politics and smart economics.

Compass Conference 2010: A New Hope
By Charlotte Middlehurst - 14 June 11:01

Despite high expectations, the debate failed to set proceedings alight, with no one emerging as the

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 June 8:45

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

Pragmatic Thatcherism
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 13 June 14:26

Free-market assumptions hold the coalition together.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 June 9:32

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Speech to the Compass conference
By Jason Cowley - 12 June 13:15

The New Statesman editor on why Labour must embrace pluralism and leave tribalism behind once and fo

Rethinking Islamism III
By Sholto Byrnes - 11 June 17:33

A brief response to critics.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 11 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on China’s workers, BP and Ken Clarke.

Back the people of South Africa, not the football teams
By Brendan Montague - 11 June 14:18

The World Cup has seen the interests of big business aggressively dominate the needs of the local po

Is David Davis the new hero of the Conservative right?
By George Eaton - 11 June 13:58

Davis rated as most effective right-winger in new poll.

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