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Craig Oliver to replace Andy Coulson
By Samira Shackle - 02 February 16:54

BBC man is surprise successor to Coulson as Downing Street’s director of communications.

New Statesman cover | 7 February 2011
By George Eaton - 02 February 16:31

A sneak preview of this week’s front cover.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 02 February 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on plutocrats, the Lib Dems and the NHS.

Does a more pluralist Compass mean a more pluralist Labour?
By George Eaton - 02 February 15:52

The left-wing pressure group debates whether to open its doors to non-Labour members.

The new Arab revolt
By Duncan Robinson - 02 February 15:21

Life inside Mubarak’s torture chambers, a letter from Tunisia, why the neoconservatives are still wr

PMQs review: Miliband and Cameron unite
By George Eaton - 02 February 13:37

A very civilised PMQs as the leaders calmly agree on Afghanistan and Egypt.

IFS: Osborne needs a plan B
By George Eaton - 02 February 11:56

Spending cuts could prove “formidably hard to deliver”, warns the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Big society tsar “doesn’t have enough time” to do job
By George Eaton - 02 February 10:13

Lord Wei cuts back on his hours because he wants “a life”.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 February 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 February 15:43

The five must-read blogs from today, on phone-hacking, crime maps and the cuts.

Jan Moir’s myths about EMA
By James Mills - 01 February 12:37

EMA’s critics wilfully ignore the positive aspects of the soon-to-be scrapped scheme.

Stat of the day
By George Eaton - 01 February 12:35

97 per cent of the jobs created since the recession are part-time.

The right urges Osborne: make even bigger cuts
By George Eaton - 01 February 11:14

The economic right has responded to negative growth by pushing for larger cuts.

Watch: Paxman drops the C-bomb
By George Eaton - 01 February 8:39

<em>Newsnight</em> presenter becomes the latest BBC figure to utter the “C-word” live on air.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 February 8:00

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

Andrew Neil is right
By Benjamin Fox - 31 January 18:36

It’s time to break open the political class.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 31 January 17:27

The five must-read blogs from today, on polls, protests, Blair-baiting and Glenn Beck.

Protest in Egypt: world-view

A round-up of some of the best comment and analysis so far.

The "Palestine Papers" revisited
By Lorna Fitzsimons - 31 January 15:50

Detailed analysis that tells a very different story.

Ed Mili avoids the “Cleggover”. Well, kind of . . .
By Jon Bernstein - 31 January 12:15

“I used to be good at the Rubik’s cube.”

Quote of the Day
By Jon Bernstein - 31 January 10:20

Paul "Guido" Staines, interviewed in today's

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 31 January 8:19

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

America’s missed opportunity in Egypt
By Osama Diab - 30 January 17:17

There’s no reason to believe that the uprising will bring radical Islamists to power – so why isn’t

The new Arab revolt
By Sholto Byrnes - 30 January 11:47

What if democracy brings Islamist government? And other key questions.

Balls keeps his options open on 50p tax
By George Eaton - 30 January 10:52

Shadow chancellor refuses to say whether he still wants the starting threshold lowered to £100,000.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 30 January 9:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Lawson on the coalition and why the Tories lost
By George Eaton - 29 January 13:04

Former Tory chancellor says it would be “far better” not to have the coalition.

How likely is a double-dip recession?
By George Eaton - 29 January 10:44

A quarter of negative growth is common but there hasn’t been a double dip since 1957.

Ed Balls on his stammer, a double dip and Thatcher
By George Eaton - 29 January 9:39

Some of the highlights from the shadow chancellor’s first major interview.

The perils of “Palin fatigue”
By Victoria Mitchell - 28 January 17:42

Even with growing anti-Palin sentiment, she is still a threat to the left.

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