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Just when you thought the poster spoofs were over . . .
By Samira Shackle - 11 May 11:52

The election campaign might be over, but that doesn’t mean the game is up for internet spoofs.

Osborne: Tory minority government is not an option
By George Eaton - 11 May 11:45

Shadow chancellor says the Tories cannot remain in government without the support of the Lib Dems.

Gordon Brown’s resignation: the front pages
By Samira Shackle - 11 May 9:38

A selfless sacrifice, or an attempted coup? Here’s what the papers have to say on Brown’s surprise r

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 May 9:01

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

A progressive alliance: the numbers
By George Eaton - 10 May 21:04

Alliance could hope to count on the support of 330 MPs.

Video: Adam Boulton v Alastair Campbell
By Jon Bernstein - 10 May 19:40

Sky News man in angry exchanges with Tony Blair’s former aide.

Gordon Brown’s statement: full transcript
By Jon Bernstein - 10 May 19:29

“I have no desire to stay in my position longer than is needed.”

The other Lib Dem-Tory talks
By Eduardo Reyes - 10 May 17:57

Facebook friends and enemies.

Electoral reform is a “deal-breaker” for 80 per cent of Lib Dems
By Samira Shackle - 10 May 17:01

Poll shows party members are in favour of discussions with the Tories -- but reform remains paramoun

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 May 17:01

The five must-read blogs from today, on David Davis, David Miliband and the Tory inquest to come.

How electoral reform would have changed the result
By George Eaton - 10 May 16:20

Labour and the Lib Dems would have a majority under a different voting system.

Why the Lib Dems did better than you think
By George Eaton - 10 May 13:17

The party is now in second place in 242 seats.

No Green in a rainbow coalition
By Alyssa McDonald - 10 May 11:03

Caroline Lucas outlines the Green Party’s ambitions for the next parliament and beyond.

Is Cameron set to offer Clegg the Alternative Vote?
By George Eaton - 10 May 10:19

System would preserve the constituency link and could benefit the Tories.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 May 9:01

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

Secularism silenced
By Sholto Byrnes - 09 May 13:30

Evan Harris losing his seat is not just a blow to the Liberal Democrats.

Election 2010: the Best and the Worst
By Neil Clark - 09 May 12:30

Five high points and five low points from election night.

Alan Watkins, 1933-2010
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 09 May 11:52

Former NS political columnist dies at 77.

The video behind the #SackKayBurley frenzy
By Jon Bernstein - 09 May 11:22

“Why don’t you go home and watch it on Sky News?”

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 May 10:00

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

Demo for democracy
By Anthony Barnett - 08 May 22:29

Nick Clegg addresses crowd marching for electoral reform.

Tories vulnerable in the event of a deal
By George Eaton - 08 May 18:24

The rumours may have been denied, but Grayling and Villiers are vulnerable.

The day the picture editors got lucky
By Jon Bernstein - 08 May 17:36

Clegg, Cameron and Brown all in one place.

The three-step case against first-past-the-post.
By Jon Bernstein - 08 May 14:50

Our voting system is blatantly unfair.

Is Brown going to scupper a Lib-Lab deal?
By George Eaton - 08 May 13:12

Labour leader reportedly “delivered a diatribe laced with threats” to Nick Clegg.

Labour’s left had an excellent election
By George Eaton - 08 May 12:02

Party’s most prominent lefties were returned with increased majorities.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 08 May 9:00

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

London Evening Standard offers sober view of historic events
By Jon Bernstein - 07 May 18:52

London's finest freesheet joins the constitutional debate tonight with the headline "Get out of No 10 Gordon".

BNP suffers crushing defeat at the ballot box
By Daniel Trilling - 07 May 18:17

Far-right councillors are wiped out in Barking and Dagenham; further losses nationally.

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