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Cable on Chagos: an update
By Sean Carey - 14 September 18:24

“Administrative error” by Vince Cable’s constituency office raises then dashes hopes of Chagossians

Palin for president? For her own sake she shouldn't
By Duncan Robinson - 14 September 17:53

Why Palin running for president would be bad for her, her followers and her wallet.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 14 September 17:02

The five must-read blogs from today including Charlie Whelan's departure and Clegg's big problem.

Charles Kennedy's cautious rebellion
By George Eaton - 14 September 16:18

Lib Dem wary of large cuts but says he's not interested in being "an irritant".

Blair receives Liberty Medal from Clinton
By George Eaton - 14 September 14:23

Watch: Third Way allies team up again in Philadelphia.

Libel after Eady
By David Allen Green - 14 September 13:46

Eady stepping down as top libel judge does not affect the need for libel reform

The must-have accessory for the Pope's visit to the UK
By Samira Shackle - 14 September 13:44

The Benadictaphone. It's what you've been waiting for.

Is the coalition losing the argument on cuts?
By George Eaton - 14 September 11:09

New poll shows 74 per cent of voters reject the speed and the scale of cuts.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 September 9:00

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

David Miliband and Murdoch
By Caroline Crampton - 13 September 19:35

Could an inquiry into the tycoon's past relationship with Downing Street provide the boost Miliband'

When is a climb-down not a climb-down?
By Richard Darlington - 13 September 19:06

Perhaps compromise on cuts was the plan all along.

Tuition fee increase will hit middle-income graduates
By Caroline Crampton - 13 September 17:29

Putting tuition fees up to £7,000 will leave middle-income graduates repaying up to £15,000 more tha

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 13 September 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today including another defection from the Lib Dems and David Davis's

Government will drop case against Chagos Islanders, says Cable
By Sean Carey - 13 September 16:37

A letter from the Business Secretary signals a significant turnaround in government policy.

Queen's Speech cancelled. An abuse of power?
By George Eaton - 13 September 16:19

Coalition cancels 2011 Queen's Speech. Is this more than a matter of political convenience?

The Labour leadership contest and the unions
By Caroline Crampton - 13 September 13:54

The candidates talk to the NS Trade Union Guide about funding, cuts, and the future of the labour mo

Phil Woolas's day in court
By George Eaton - 13 September 12:26

Labour MP faces expulsion from Parliament over election campaign smears.

Sarah Palin for president? The evidence builds
By Samira Shackle - 13 September 11:47

Speculation surrounding Palin's possible bid in 2012 builds, as she prepares to give a speech in Iow

How should Labour respond to calls for strike action?
By George Eaton - 13 September 10:31

A dilemma for the next Labour leader.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 September 8:56

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

Lord Bingham of Cornhill and the Chagos Islanders
By Sean Carey - 12 September 20:06

The law lord spoke out for the rights of the exiled Chagos Islanders. His death must not detract fro

Osborne secretly plans £2.5bn cut to sickness benefit
By Samira Shackle - 12 September 14:13

Leaked document shows that the Chancellor wants to slash support for people too ill to work.

Time to "uninvent" the Reformation
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 September 12:47

Is this the Pope's hidden plan?

9/11 anniversary protests: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 12 September 12:02

The commemoration was marred by competing protests for and against the proposed Muslim community cen

New poll shows Ed Miliband taking the lead
By Samira Shackle - 12 September 11:27

A poll of party members and trade unionists shows the younger Miliband benefiting from second prefer

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 September 9:50

The ten must read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Ed Balls rocks out on the drums (really)
By Samira Shackle - 11 September 13:28

Has the Labour leadership hopeful been taking tips from Tony Blair on how to be down with the kids?

I don't need to apologise for tax errors, says HMRC boss
By Samira Shackle - 11 September 12:47

Although 1.4 million people face four-figure repayments, UK's top tax man says there was no blunder.

America remembers 9/11 amid souring community relations
By Samira Shackle - 11 September 11:28

When official commemorations are over, rallies will begin both for and against the proposed Islamic

Terry Jones's holy mess
By Patrick Osgood - 10 September 19:34

Only a mind as unbounded and bizarre as the Marquis de Sade's could understand the Quran burning deb

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