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Will Japan can Kan?
By Tina Burrett - 13 July 12:30

Just six weeks into the job, poor election results have put Japan’s prime minister at risk of losing

EU hashes terrorist data deal
By Mark Ballard - 13 July 12:13

Human rights and personal privacy sacrificed once more in the name of collective government security

“One in five Britons will be ethnics”, says the Daily Express
By Daniel Trilling - 13 July 11:45

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before . . .

Will the coalition go to war with the banks?
By George Eaton - 13 July 11:35

Ministers “actively exploring” plans for a permanent tax on bank pay and profits.

Lansley’s NHS reforms will undermine fairness
By Samira Shackle - 13 July 10:33

Another organisational shake-up does not surprise doctors, but this is a much bolder move towards pr

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 July 9:01

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

Raise corporation tax to abolish tuition fees
By Sally Hunt - 12 July 18:02

Business must make its contribution to removing the fear of debt from our education system.

In defence of the Digital Economy Act
By John McVay - 12 July 17:22

To repeal this law would put jobs at risk across the board.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 12 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Boris Johnson, the Iraq inquiry and Trident.

Ed Balls declares: Labour’s cuts would have been too savage
By George Eaton - 12 July 16:18

Balls is right. Labour’s spending plans would have meant cuts of 20 per cent.

What did Boris do to Joanna?
By Caroline Crampton - 12 July 15:33

Something went amiss when Johnson went to shake Joanna Lumley’s hand.

No 10 attempts to defend Cameron over state school comments
By George Eaton - 12 July 13:47

Cameron was “empathising” when he claimed he was “terrified” of finding a good state school.

The Netherlands beat Spain, according to CBS
By Caroline Crampton - 12 July 13:14

The broadcaster's website claims the Netherlands won the World Cup final last night.

This never happened to Garth Crooks
By Jon Bernstein - 12 July 13:08

How Spain’s captain Iker Casillas sealed their World Cup win with a kiss . . .

Sarah Palin: now a credible threat?
By Caroline Crampton - 12 July 12:49

Financial disclosure report reveals Republican ex-candidate is now supported by a well-financed poli

Should immigration removal centres be run by private firms?
By Samira Shackle - 12 July 12:16

A report shows, yet again, inhumane conditions and unsafe practices (for staff and detainees alike)

What we’ve learned from Mandelson’s memoir
By George Eaton - 12 July 11:12

Which Lib Dems would have made it into Gordon Brown’s cabinet and why Tony Blair was unambiguously o

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 July 8:54

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

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 July 10:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

The Chartist: Sky high
By Alyssa McDonald - 09 July 19:08

Is Delhi’s new flagship airport really the sign that “a new India” has arrived?

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 July 17:08

The five must-read posts from today, including coalition rhetoric, and Tom Watson’s outburst.

Is this the launch of Sarah Palin’s presidential campaign?
By Samira Shackle - 09 July 16:35

Palin posts video on her Facebook page hailing the rise of “Mama Grizzlies”.

Is Lib Dem membership also increasing?
By George Eaton - 09 July 14:13

Labour boasts of 30,000 new recruits but there are signs Lib Dem membership is also on the up.

What’s Gove really hiding?
By Jonn Elledge - 09 July 12:57

The government still has every intention of building plenty of schools, so why the masochism?

FT story raises more questions about “independent” OBR
By Jon Bernstein - 09 July 12:34

Office for Budget Responsibility made late changes that helped Osborne and co score political points

Female MPs attack anonymity for rape defendants
By Samira Shackle - 09 July 12:23

Objections from within the coalition as government presses ahead with divisive reform.

Michael Gove’s embarrassing TV past
By George Eaton - 09 July 11:05

Footage emerges of a young Gove with David Baddiel in the television comedy A Stab in the Dark.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 July 9:00

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

David Miliband steams ahead in donations race
By George Eaton - 08 July 18:05

Blur drummer and Lord Sainsbury help ex-foreign secretary amass £185,000 in donations.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on George Galloway, Rupert Murdoch and Kafka’s law.

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