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William Hague: how long is a "few months"?
By Samira Shackle - 04 March 9:14

Compare the former Tory leader's statements on Michael Ashcroft, now and last month.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 04 March 8:00

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

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 03 March 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on Michael Foot, the leaders' debates and the BBC.

Foot's finest hour
By George Eaton - 03 March 14:48

The former Labour leader's courageous stand against appeasement.

Afghanistan: limits on press freedom
By Samira Shackle - 03 March 11:41

Curbs on reporting could do irreversible damage to the fragile development of the Afghan media.

Why the human brain dislikes income inequality
By George Eaton - 03 March 10:35

New study explains why both rich and poor dislike inequality.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 03 March 8:00

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

10 things you need to know about the leaders' debates
By Jon Bernstein - 02 March 19:15

Format, length, location, etc.

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

The five must-read posts from today, on debt, the shadow cabinet and the leaders' debates.

The real reason Gove attacked Lord Ashcroft
By George Eaton - 02 March 15:52

Former Times columnist launched attack after Ashcroft sued the paper over drugs allegations.

Introducing CommentPlus from the New Statesman
By New Statesman - 02 March 14:05

Pick of the day's opinion, comment and analysis in your inbox at 8am.

Why Labour can still take heart from the latest polls
By George Eaton - 02 March 10:11

The idea that Labour could win has been implanted in the public's mind.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 02 March 8:01

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

The power of unreason
By Sholto Byrnes - 01 March 17:20

Are all believers really stupid?

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 01 March 16:00

The five must-read pieces from today, on Lord Ashcroft, the election date and immigration.

The Ashcroft saga doesn't end here
By George Eaton - 01 March 11:14

The investigation into the Tory peer's company must conclude before the election.

Morning call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 01 March 8:00

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

Why the Tories' latest poster will fail
By George Eaton - 28 February 17:03

Attempt to exploit Brown-Darling divisions won't work.

How did Cameron's speech go down?
By Jon Bernstein - 28 February 16:19

The return of the noteless Cameron won a warm but hardly electric reception.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 28 February 16:00

The five must-read posts from this weekend, on the Chilean earthquake, Cameron's crisis and Brown's

How to rally the Tory troops
By Jon Bernstein - 28 February 13:35

Michael Gove didn't deliver a speech, so much as a series of "dog whistles".

Chilean earthquake: in pictures
By George Eaton - 28 February 13:27

Photographs of the destruction caused by the 8.8-magnitude quake.

Could Labour win the election?
By George Eaton - 28 February 11:09

Tory lead falls to just 2 points.

Morning Call: pick of the comment
By Staff blogger - 28 February 9:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Reasons to vote Tory. Or not.
By Peter Wilby - 26 February 16:16

Blair believed in what he was doing, but it is far from clear that Cameron does.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 26 February 16:00

The five must-read posts from today, on the Tory wobble, Cameron's temper and migrant labour.

Cameron and Brown hire the Obama magic
By Sophie Elmhirst - 26 February 13:22

Parties prepare for the TV debates.

Colonel Gaddafi: "mad dog"?
By Samira Shackle - 26 February 12:56

The Libyan leader has called for jihad against Switzerland. Here are five of his most . . . interest

Sport relief
By Henry Smith - 26 February 12:31

Pictures of leaders demonstrating their sporting prowess.

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