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Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 September 16:59

The five must-read posts from today, including the phone-hacking scandal and Tajikistan.

Exclusive: Compass members endorse Ed Miliband
By Jason Cowley - 03 September 16:34

Miliband tops ballot of Compass members, with Diane Abbott in second place.

Sir Cyril Smith dies
By Duncan Robinson - 03 September 16:29

The former Lib Dem MP for Rochdale passed away this morning aged 82.

Does Thompson now regret his BBC bias comments?
By George Eaton - 03 September 16:01

BBC director general’s interview with the NS triggers a new row over impartiality.

Farage throws his hat into the ring
By George Eaton - 03 September 14:52

Former Ukip leader joins the race to succeed Lord Pearson.

Readership survey: tell us your views
By New Statesman - 03 September 13:35

Want to win some wine? Fill in our readership survey.

David Miliband boosted by new poll
By George Eaton - 03 September 11:37

Voters see Miliband as the most effective alternative to David Cameron.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 03 September 8:58

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

Deafening silence on the phone-hacking scandal
By Caroline Crampton - 02 September 19:03

Aside from the Guardian, national papers have failed to comment on revelations about the phone-tappi

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

The five must-read blogs from today, including Hague’s troubles and Blair’s omissions.

Phone-hacking scandal returns to haunt Coulson
By George Eaton - 02 September 15:31

New investigation suggests Coulson “actively encouraged” phone hacking at the News of the World.

Hague comes face to face with Guido
By George Eaton - 02 September 12:44

Hague holds press conference with the unfortunately named German foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle

Hague should have known the dangers of sharing a room
By Sholto Byrnes - 02 September 11:49

It brought down at least one Tory MP in the past.

In this week’s New Statesman: The Pope on trial
By George Eaton - 02 September 10:50

Exclusive Mark Thompson interview | John Pilger: myth and reality | Caroline Lucas: Labour’s clones.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 02 September 9:00

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

Michael Gove, the “Jade Goody Test” and Clause Four Comp
By Jason Cowley - 01 September 20:13

“When Goody had money she chose to invest in her children.”

The top five political memoirs of recent times
By Nick Petrie - 01 September 18:54

The Staggers list of the best of the past 30 years.

Adviser quits, Hague reveals Ffion miscarriages
By New Statesman - 01 September 18:12

William Hague issues highly personal remarks . . .

TV can still influence Labour’s leadership vote
By Richard Darlington - 01 September 17:45

Tonight’s Channel 4 News hustings will be no holds barred.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 September 17:00

The five must-read posts from today, from Blair’s purple prose to David Cameron’s “lies” to pensione

Lib Dems plunge to new poll low of 11 per cent
By George Eaton - 01 September 14:15

How low will Nick Clegg’s party go?

Blair endorses Cameron’s economic policy
By George Eaton - 01 September 10:27

Says he would have raised VAT and reduced the Budget deficit faster than Brown.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 01 September 8:57

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

Blair on why he refused to sack Brown as chancellor
By George Eaton - 01 September 1:20

Tony says Gordon was “maddening” while at the Treasury, yet also “strong, capable and brilliant”.

The real difference between the Milibands
By Sunder Katwala - 31 August 19:53

What the brothers really disagree about is why Labour lost, and how it must change to win again.

New UN report is a warning to Israel
By Peter Feuilherade - 31 August 19:02

Document reveals hugely damaging effects Israel’s curbs have on all aspects of the Palestinian econo

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 31 August 17:01

The five must-read blogs from today, on Labour’s new members, conspiracy theories and Red Ken.

G20 pathologist found guilty by GMC
By Caroline Crampton - 31 August 16:32

Dr Freddy Patel, the pathologist involved in the row over Ian Tomlinson’s death at the G20 protests

Why Balls would be a difficult shadow chancellor for David
By George Eaton - 31 August 14:11

Their disagreements over the deficit would be effortlessly exploited by the Tories.

What next for Diane Abbott?
By George Eaton - 31 August 11:31

Ed Miliband says the Labour left-winger has a “part to play” after the leadership election.

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