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The Lib Dem rebels: who they are and what they want
By George Eaton - 28 June 11:49

Your guide to the four Lib Dem MPs planning to rebel against the increase in VAT.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 28 June 9:00

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

CommentPlus: pick of the papers.
By Staff blogger - 27 June 10:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Are the Tories set to ditch their immigration cap?
By George Eaton - 25 June 18:34

Coalition announces review of unworkable policy.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 25 June 16:08

The five must-read blogs from today, on the Simon Hughes amendment, paywalls and Tessa Jowell.

Republican drug smears begin
By George Eaton - 25 June 13:28

Mike Huckabee jokes that Sarah Palin “did line after line on the glass table”.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 25 June 9:00

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

This Budget is about ideology as much as fiscal responsibility
By Jon Trickett - 24 June 17:44

It was Maggie Thatcher who stole milk from schoolchildren. Now this government will take money from

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 24 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Ken and Oona, expenses and Diane Abbott.

Santos wins landslide victory in Colombian election
By Ines Ward - 24 June 16:43

But will the former defence minister take responsibility for the murder of 2,000-plus civilians?

Davis attacks coalition on civil liberties -- Labour should join him
By George Eaton - 24 June 15:51

The next Labour leader should oppose the 28-day detention limit and remake Labour as the party of li

England v Germany: a historic sporting conflict
By Sunder Katwala - 24 June 15:36

On the football field, England and Germany truly are “the best of enemies”.

Death and taxes
By Richard Darlington - 24 June 13:58

How will Labour respond to the coalition’s VAT rise?

Can austerity be popular?
By George Eaton - 24 June 13:44

Tories climb to 42 per cent in first post-Budget poll -- but remember, the pain has barely begun.

Nick Clegg struggles to defend the “progressive” Budget
By Caroline Crampton - 24 June 13:22

In a heated interview with John Humphrys on the Today programme, the Deputy PM appeared to flounder

The Maggie Thatcher effect
By Alyssa McDonald - 24 June 13:13

Australia’s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, is good news for the country -- but not nece

The hounding of Huhne
By Sholto Byrnes - 24 June 12:09

The Daily Mail’s vilification of the Lib Dem minister is callous, unprincipled and hypocritical.

In this week’s New Statesman: Burma’s silent agitator
By George Eaton - 24 June 11:18

Noam Chomsky on Latin America | Osborne’s deadly cuts | David Remnick interview.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 24 June 9:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 23 June 15:42

The five must-read blogs from today, on spending cuts, Afdghanistan and the Tories’ lies on tax cred

Save the Daily Mirror
By Anni Marjoram - 23 June 15:27

The Mirror is a key part of Labour’s fightback against the coalition. We can’t afford for it to be c

Will George Osborne really make those 25 per cent cuts?
By George Eaton - 23 June 14:12

Michael Portillo warns Chancellor that extra tax rises may be needed to take the strain off cuts.

The poster that the Tories want you to forget
By George Eaton - 23 June 11:14

They claimed that Brown was planning to raise VAT to 20%. And then did it themselves.

Osborne’s Budget: the front pages
By George Eaton - 23 June 10:08

Tough but fair, or a punitive Budget that hits the poor hardest? Here’s what the papers have to say

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 23 June 9:08

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

McChrystal recalled from Kabul over “candid” Rolling Stone article
By John Guenther - 22 June 19:04

Stanley McChrystal, US general, gives us a glimpse into the office politics of war.

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

The five must-read blogs from today on the Budget.

The poster that the Lib Dems want you to forget
By George Eaton - 22 June 15:30

And how Osborne misled us all over his VAT increase.

Budget 2010: Live Chat
By George Eaton - 22 June 13:00

Join us now for live coverage of George Osborne’s first Budget.

Will Osborne have a drink today?
By George Eaton - 22 June 12:45

The Chancellor may opt for something a little stronger than mineral water.

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