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Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 18 February 16:00

The five must-read posts from today, on Sri Lanka, Barack Obama and friendly conservatives.

Commons Confidential
By Kevin Maguire - 18 February 15:32

Mandy: Labour’s Simon Cowell.

Why the hunting ban must be defended
By George Eaton - 18 February 15:09

Labour is right to expose the Tories' plan to reverse the ban.

Beware of Tory co-operatives
By Peter Wilby - 18 February 13:52

The proposals are a back-door device for more privatisation.

"A different type of people" travel standard class, says Tory MP
By Samira Shackle - 18 February 12:32

Retiring Nicholas Winterton blasts new parliament rules banning first class travel.

Prepare for even more polls
By George Eaton - 18 February 12:16

YouGov launches daily tracker as poll puts Labour 9 points behind the Tories.

In this week's New Statesman: Iran
By George Eaton - 18 February 10:36

Iran and the bomb │ Martin McGuinness interview │ The new Joni Mitchell.

The Chartist
By Alyssa McDonald - 18 February 10:14

Operation Rally.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 18 February 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 17 February 16:00

The five must-read posts from today, on Eton, voter turnout and gay rights.

Reasons to be fearful?
By Jason Stamper - 17 February 15:46

Not so sweet? Nectar and Yahoo could be analysing your habits online and offline.

Assassins in the spotlight
By Samira Shackle - 17 February 12:36

How does the recent murder of a Hamas militant compare with other high-profile assassinations?

Does negative campaigning work?
By George Eaton - 17 February 10:48

Labour and the Tories shouldn't give up on the pointed attacks just yet.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 17 February 8:00

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

Beware Palin's simplicity, duplicity and (yes) appeal
By Jon Bernstein - 16 February 18:42

Should we be worried by Sarah? You betcha.

An economics lesson from the NS
By George Eaton - 16 February 16:32

William Rees-Mogg has been reading our leaders.

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

The five must-read posts from today, on Amnesty, the Taliban and Northern Ireland.

Brown hasn't benefited from TV interview
By George Eaton - 16 February 15:01

Poll finds that voters have more sympathy for Brown, but less respect.

Labour MP's Twitter row rumbles on
By Samira Shackle - 16 February 13:06

Eric Pickles writes letter to David Wright over "scum-sucking pigs" comment.

United by "our mutual mistrust of the Chinese": really?
By Yo Zushi - 16 February 11:17

Jan Raath suggests that racial divisions can be overcome -- by turning mistrust on another minority.

When Gerry met Jesus
By Rob Brown - 16 February 10:19

The Sinn Fein president showed he lacked biblical wisdom just when it could have been of benefit.

St Paul was really a pinko-liberal
By Sholto Byrnes - 16 February 9:05

Are we wrong to think that St Paul was a misogynist?

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 16 February 8:00

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

Rape victims are sometimes to blame, say women
By Samira Shackle - 15 February 17:18

A new survey yields depressing results, as most female respondents say that victims are partly to bl

I've never voted Tory, but . . .
By Samira Shackle - 15 February 16:12

New Conservative campaign posters get the same old treatment.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 15 February 16:01

The five must-read blogs from today, on Miliband, Tory co-ops and Muslim Trots.

Who passes the Clegg test?
By George Eaton - 15 February 14:29

How many of Nick Clegg's four demands do Labour and Tories meet?

Reforming Islam
By Ian K Smith - 15 February 11:41

The ten modern Islamic intellectuals you should know about.

Why the Tories' pregnancy error is alarming
By George Eaton - 15 February 9:50

The party's dystopian view of Britain -- exposed.

Morning call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 15 February 7:58

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

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