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Gordon Brown is to confirm he is standing down at the next election
By Anoosh Chakelian - 01 December 12:54

The former Prime Minister will confirm later today that he will not be running as an MP again.

World Aids Day: why the global diplomatic response to HIV/Aids needs remobilising
By Gareth Thomas - 01 December 11:41

The prevalence of HIV/Aids in Swaziland shows we must redouble international efforts to tackle the epidemic.

Ed Miliband: the government's economic failure has cost every taxpayer £4,000
By Anoosh Chakelian - 01 December 9:48

The Labour leader today will announce new figures condemning the coalition's failure to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.

More borrowing and a stubborn deficit: what will we hear in the Autumn Statement?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 01 December 8:42

George Osborne will deliver his Autumn Statement on Wednesday. What will it contain?

The Chancellor says he has "no plans" to increase the tax: the same phrase he used before the 2010 increase.
Osborne refuses to rule out raising VAT after promising £2bn for NHS
By George Eaton - 30 November 10:44

The Chancellor says he"doesn't have any plans" to increase the tax: the same phrase he used before the 2010 increase. 

How does concern about immigration differ by age, class, party and gender?
By Harry Lambert - 29 November 16:35

Britain is divided, between the young and the old, middle and working class, left and right, and even men and women.

The Chancellor has shifted his focus from an absolute surplus to a current surplus.
How Osborne watered down his deficit reduction vote
By George Eaton - 28 November 16:52

The Chancellor has shifted his focus from an absolute surplus to a current surplus. 

We should welcome devolution to Scotland, but let’s not leave London behind
By David Lammy - 28 November 15:55

Radical devolution means new powers for cities, regions and local communities around the country.

A new politics? How the old political consensus is melting away
By Paul Hilder - 28 November 15:24

Over the coming months and years, this new politics will shake the British establishment to its foundations. It has many faces but a common origin: the growing consensus that the status quo is broken.

Conservatives are pushing for stronger laws to face the threat from Islamic State
By Grant Shapps - 28 November 14:38

How the Communications Data Bill is intended to tackle Islamic State.

Why cracking down on "benefits tourism" won't get David Cameron very far
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 November 12:34

Central to the Prime Minister's plan to "toughen" his stance on immigration is to curb welfare to migrants. But "benefits tourism" is a myth.

By avoiding impossible demands on immigration, the PM put keeping Britain in the EU ahead of appeasing the Tory right.
Cameron's speech was a reaffirmation of faith in EU membership
By George Eaton - 28 November 12:14

By avoiding impossible demands on immigration, the PM put keeping Britain in the EU ahead of appeasing the Tory right. 

Will the next UN Secretary General be a woman?
By David Clark - 28 November 11:18

Buggin's turn principle.

What are EU migrants entitled to in terms of benefits and housing, and when?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 November 9:35

David Cameron wants to delay benefits to EU migrants for four years, Labour for two years. What are they currently entitled to, when, and how much do they claim?

A "game-changing" policy? David Cameron plans for EU migrants to wait four years for benefits
By Anoosh Chakelian - 28 November 8:17

In his long-awaited speech on immigration, the Prime Minister will set out benefit restrictions for European migrants, but this is not exactly "game-changing".

This is the open letter Cameron should write on immigration
By Eric Kaufmann - 28 November 8:00

Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, pens a letter to the White British majority.

On this week’s New Statesman podcast: Episode Sixty-Nine
By New Statesman - 27 November 18:05

Ed Miliband on the attack, data and the fight against terrorism, and charity status for private schools.

The ruling against the former chief whip and David Mellor's snobbish attack on a taxi driver have confirmed the Tories' image as "the party of the rich".
Andrew Mitchell's defeat over plebgate caps a terrible week for the Tories' reputation
By George Eaton - 27 November 17:31

The ruling against the former chief whip and David Mellor's snobbish attack on a taxi driver have confirmed the Tories' image as "the party of the rich". 

How much attention should we pay to daily polls?
By Harry Lambert - 27 November 16:40

The daily numbers are interesting, but the trend tells the story.

The frustrating reality of having Ukip represent the UK’s interests in Europe
By Keith Taylor - 27 November 15:51

I’m afraid to say we made the wrong choice as Ukip are beginning to prove time and time again their insignificance in Europe. 

Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell loses his libel trial, which rules he did say the words alleged
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 November 15:26

The judge has ruled that former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell did say the word "pleb", or something close to it, in his libel trial against the Sun's owners over the Plebgate scandal.

The PM, Labour, SNP and the BBC: the political muddle of Scottish devolution
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 November 14:29

The Smith Commission says Scotland should set its income tax: what is the politics behind this decision?

Ukip are five points behind the Tories in Thanet South with the Lib Dems just three points ahead of Labour in Sheffield Hallam.
Farage struggling and Clegg in danger of losing seat, Ashcroft poll shows
By George Eaton - 27 November 14:03

Ukip are five points behind the Tories in Thanet South with the Lib Dems just three points ahead of Labour in Sheffield Hallam. 

Truly radical policies: how the Greens are hammering Labour’s left
By Tim Wigmore - 27 November 12:49

The Green Party could stop Ed Miliband becoming Prime Minister.

Net migration to UK hits 260,000 - smashing David Cameron's promise to cut it to "tens of thousands"
By New Statesman - 27 November 10:13

The Office of National Statistics has announced that net migration to the UK was 260,000 in the year to June 2014.

The Smith Commission recommends devolving full income tax powers to Scotland
By Anoosh Chakelian - 27 November 8:57

The Commission tasked with deciding which powers to devolve to Scotland's recommendations will make life tricky for Labour.

ComRes suggest Labour’s summer leads in the key marginals are intact
By Harry Lambert - 26 November 21:36

We can compare tonight’s poll with Ashcroft’s seat-by-seat polls of Tory-Labour marginals.

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