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Question Time BNP: Disgusted -- but by Griffin's fellow panellists
By Sholto Byrnes - 23 October 14:10

They had the opportunity to show themselves to be better. And they blew it

Frank Field is wrong on the BNP
By George Eaton - 22 October 19:38

Curbing immigration won't defeat the far right

Five of the Best: on the BNP
By George Eaton - 22 October 17:40

The top five comment pieces on the BNP and Question Time

What is the BBC's motive?
By George Eaton - 22 October 14:56

NS revelations lead the debate

The leech that saved the day!
By Sophie Elmhirst - 21 October 18:01

Who says invertebrates can't be heroic?

The Tories and Europe: a moral reckoning
By George Eaton - 21 October 17:52

We cannot rely on Obama to shame Cameron over Europe

Which Islam are you afraid of?
By Sholto Byrnes - 21 October 14:43

Fear and obsession narrow the mind

Now is not the time to raise MPs' pay
By George Eaton - 21 October 14:11

There is a case for raising pay, but Brown cannot make it in these tough times

Is Labour's post-conference bounce over?
By George Eaton - 20 October 17:58

Latest MORI poll gives the Tories a 17-point lead

The BNP lose their "peer"
By George Eaton - 20 October 11:57

Lord Bramall is off the hook

Stop the press! Save the cottage!
By Sophie Elmhirst - 19 October 18:51

What really matters in life

Maziar Bahari released on bail
By George Eaton - 19 October 18:35

Newsweek reporter released after being held in Iran since June

Tory concerns over leaders' TV debates grow
By George Eaton - 19 October 12:31

Brown has most to gain from television debates

Mixed race marriage Bban
By Sholto Byrnes - 16 October 18:02

Unbelievable -- and still happening today

Article of the week!
By Sophie Elmhirst - 16 October 17:55

Short, but perfectly formed

Osborne gets an American fan
By George Eaton - 16 October 17:25

The New York Times's David Brooks falls for shadow chancellor's economic dogma

Five of the Best
By George Eaton - 16 October 11:46

The top five comment pieces from today's papers

Blair's loyal friends
By George Eaton - 15 October 18:23

Irwin Stelzer joins Berlusconi and backs Blair as EU president

Victory for press freedom . . . and Twitter
By Samira Shackle - 14 October 19:29

Why the Carter-Ruck case against the Guardian collapsed

A defence of scientific inquiry
By George Eaton - 14 October 17:18

Simon Singh wins leave to appeal in libel case against the British Chiropractic Association

Plastic fantastic
By Sophie Elmhirst - 14 October 16:52

Just what the world needs: a plastic surgery competition

Clegg's bold expenses intervention
By George Eaton - 14 October 12:04

Will his call for the inquiry to be widened succeed?

Disgraced MPs should follow Profumo's example
By George Eaton - 13 October 14:33

The worst expenses abusers should carry out Profumo-style good works

Magpie politics will be the death of Labour
By George Eaton - 12 October 17:10

Why the party can't win the argument over inheritance tax

Schnappy schnapps
By Sophie Elmhirst - 12 October 17:04

Forget the Nobel Prize. What about the Swedish drinking song championship?

An ape on a cross and a black Jesus
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 October 14:51

Will Christians find these works blasphemous?

Five of the Best
By George Eaton - 12 October 12:15

The top five comment pieces from today's papers

This can't be right
By Sophie Elmhirst - 09 October 17:34

Is it a toilet? Is it a sink?

The Berlusconi-Murdoch war continues
By George Eaton - 09 October 16:41

Who will win this billionaire smackdown?

Five of the Best
By George Eaton - 09 October 10:51

The top five comment pieces from today's papers

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