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Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 27 October 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on worthless banks, Grayling’s porkies and housing benefit.

Top 10 absurd things they tried to ban
By Rob Higson - 27 October 16:42

In honour of the Italian seaside town that recently banned miniskirts, here is our pick of the best

Cameron's election-day guessing game
By Sunder Katwala - 27 October 16:08

New book reveals that Cameron and Osborne were among those predicting a hung parliament.

PMQs verdict: Cameron beats Miliband on points
By George Eaton - 27 October 14:13

Cameron won this round but he may live to regret his obstinacy about housing benefit.

In praise of Steven Baxter
By David Allen Green - 27 October 11:50

The blogger “Anton Vowl” reveals himself.

The coalition eyes a compromise on housing benefit
By George Eaton - 27 October 10:31

Ministers consider amending benefit cap after criticism of “draconian” reform.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 27 October 8:52

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

Boundary changes will hit Welsh Labour MPs hardest
By Caroline Crampton - 26 October 19:20

There is a clear political dimension to the way that the coalition’s proposed boundary changes will

Arundhati Roy threatened with arrest
By Ursula Donnelly - 26 October 18:39

Indian government accuses author of making “seditious” comments about Kashmir.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 October 17:04

The five must-read blogs from today, including the growth figures and Cameron as a “Tea Party Tory”.

A strike for Bonfire Night
By David Allen Green - 26 October 15:47

Are public-service strikes ever an abuse of power?

Why the NHS budget isn’t as safe as you think
By George Eaton - 26 October 13:04

The rate of health-service inflation means the NHS will suffer a real-terms cut of 5-6 per cent.

A majority of voters think cuts go too far
By Samira Shackle - 26 October 11:43

Two polls show that voters think cuts are unfair and will have most impact on the unemployed and dis

Osborne boosted by stronger-than-expected growth
By George Eaton - 26 October 10:36

Growth of 0.8 per cent in the third quarter is the highest since 1999.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 26 October 9:00

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

Who are these Skeptics? And do they matter?
By David Allen Green - 25 October 19:21

“The Amazing Meeting” is held in London.

The man’s not for turning
By Chuka Umunna and Duncan Weldon - 25 October 17:02

Osborne’s lack of a plan B could prove his undoing. But it is the British people who will pay the pr

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 25 October 16:55

The five must-read blogs from today, including graffiti on the Treasury and coaliton relations.

With Belle de Jour and friends in a Westminster pub
By David Allen Green - 25 October 15:47

An evening of free and open discussion about sex work.

Has Ed Miliband really given up on New Labour?
By George Eaton - 25 October 15:28

Miliband promises to carry forward “New Labour insights” in speech to CBI.

So Bill Bryson, why the beard?
By Jon Bernstein - 25 October 14:32

“I’d be frightened to see what my chin looked like.”

Fear of a Chinese planet
By George Eaton - 25 October 13:29

New attack ad shows Chinese class laughing at collapse of US empire in 2030.

Suharto the “hero”?
By Sholto Byrnes - 25 October 11:18

Can this monster be about to be rehabilitated so quickly?

The coalition’s growth gamble is about to become clear
By George Eaton - 25 October 10:34

New figures expected to show sharp slowdown in growth.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 October 8:51

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

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 October 10:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

The Democrats’ woman problem
By Felicity Spector - 23 October 14:07

Falling support among female voters is in danger of killing the Democrats’ chances.

Lib Dem poll disaster
By Sholto Byrnes - 22 October 17:17

Don’t rub your hands with glee just yet.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 22 October 17:00

The five must-read posts from today, on the unfairness of the cuts, and Cameron and Osborne’s rift.

Chagos: when Bancoult met Bellingham
By Sean Carey - 22 October 15:57

Leader of the Chagos Refugees Group in Mauritius meets Foreign Office minister for the overseas terr

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