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Michael Gove. Photo: Getty
Michael Gove’s ex-aide lashing out at No 10 shows the powerlessness of having a rogue ally
By Anoosh Chakelian - 16 June 13:24

The Education Secretary’s former special adviser Dominic Cummings has attacked the PM and his circle – a lesson in the peculiar powerlessness of ministers when an ex-aide goes rogue.

Ninety six per cent of people support a fairer system, with the richest paying more than double the poorest.
The public want a more progressive tax system - and they're right
By Duncan Exley - 16 June 10:24

Ninety six per cent of people support a fairer system, with the richest paying more than double the poorest.

The Foreign Secretary says "I don't think the invasion itself was a mistake".
Hague defends the Iraq war as Boris disowns it
By George Eaton - 16 June 9:08

The Foreign Secretary says "I don't think the invasion itself was a mistake".

If the Tories won't face up to the problems in the health service, it's time to make way for a government that will.
We need to talk about the NHS - Cameron must break the Crosby-imposed silence
By Andy Burnham - 15 June 18:20

If the Tories won't face up to the problems in the health service, it's time to make way for a government that will.

The IPPR report will play a crucial role in shaping Labour's policy platform for the election.
Miliband to affirm radical agenda for change at "Condition of Britain" launch
By George Eaton - 14 June 12:23

The IPPR report will play a crucial role in shaping Labour's policy platform for the election.

Ed Miliband. Photo: Getty
Liverpool Labour councillor resigns over Ed Miliband posing with the Sun
By Anoosh Chakelian - 13 June 17:54

Following the Labour leader's controversial pose with the Sun's special World Cup issue, Liverpool councillor Martin Cummins has resigned in protest.

Simon Danczuk MP. Photo: Getty
“The party’s been hijacked by a metropolitan elite”: Labour MP Simon Danczuk
By Anoosh Chakelian - 13 June 15:44

As Ukip’s gains and Ed Miliband’s awkward Sun moment prompt questions about Labour’s blue-collar vote, the party’s MP for Rochdale opens up about the changes he’d like to see from his leader.

The Labour leader has been left looking like a man trying to have it both ways.
Miliband's half-apology over the Sun photo will please no one
By George Eaton - 13 June 13:28

The Labour leader has been left looking like a man trying to have it all ways.

If the debate moves on to more fertile Labour territory such as public services the Conservatives will likely struggle.
There's no gratitude in politics - why the recovery might not save the Tories
By Richard Mylles - 13 June 12:09

If the debate moves on to more fertile Labour territory such as public services the Conservatives will likely struggle.

Football in the playground at Davenant Foundation Grammar School in Stepney, 1964. Photo: Getty
Despite good intentions, grammar school selection was dysfunctional right from the start
By Gerald Haigh - 13 June 9:53

The tragedy lay in the way the system was allowed to continue long past the point where its failings were clear.

It would benefit savers and could be seen as a sign of a return to economic normality.
Why an interest rate rise could help the Tories
By George Eaton - 13 June 9:06

It would benefit savers and could be seen as a sign of a return to economic normality.

On this week's New Statesman podcast: Episode Forty-Nine
By New Statesman - 12 June 17:50

Labour's need to engage the blue-collar vote, N​S editor Jason Cowley on why Brazil will be the last authentic World Cup, Baileys Prize-winning novelist Eimear McBride and musician Jerry David DeCicca.

Fifa World Cup 2006
The World Cup: a tournament of nations and migrants
By Sunder Katwala - 12 June 15:44

This migrant-majority World Cup tells a story of skilled emigration.

The PM's decision to withdraw the Tories from the mainstream European People's Party made it inevitable that his party would form eurosceptic partnerships.
Cameron only has himself to blame for the Tories' alliance with Merkel's enemy
By George Eaton - 12 June 12:13

The PM's decision to withdraw the Tories from the mainstream European People's Party made it inevitable that his party would form eurosceptic partnerships. 

The party's present strategy of managing a declining poll lead must be altered.
Without change, Labour is choosing to lose
By Marcus Roberts - 12 June 8:12

 The party's present strategy of managing a declining poll lead must be altered.

An open and dynamic market economy has to work for all, not just some.
Only Labour can offer the long-term economic plan Britain needs
By Ed Balls - 12 June 7:20

We will only sustain support for an open and dynamic market economy if we show that it can work for all, and not just some.

Patients should not be put off going to hospital, nor relatives from visiting their loved ones, by parking fees.
To be truly free, the NHS needs to scrap hospital parking charges
By Robert Halfon - 11 June 17:34

Patients should not be put off going to hospital, nor relatives from visiting their loved ones, by parking fees.

What the Lib Dem minister told a recent parliamentary party away day.
Exclusive: Danny Alexander: Lib Dems could be biggest party by 2025
By George Eaton - 11 June 14:43

What the Lib Dem minister told a recent parliamentary party away day.

In this week’s New Statesman | The last World Cup
By New Statesman - 11 June 13:43

A first look at this week’s magazine.

The PM believes the wind is blowing his way - and some in Labour fear he is right.
PMQs review: Miliband targets incompetence, but the momentum is with Cameron
By George Eaton - 11 June 13:23

The PM believes the wind is blowing his way - and some in Labour fear he is right.
 

J K Rowling. Photo: Getty
J K Rowling donates £1m to anti Scottish independence camp
By Lucy Fisher - 11 June 11:24

Harry Potter author helps plug campaign funding gap.

After the loss of her special adviser, the Home Secretary is now under attack over a huge backlog of passport appplications.
Is Theresa May's luck finally running out?
By George Eaton - 11 June 8:53

After the loss of her special adviser, the Home Secretary is now under attack over a huge backlog of passport appplications.

The government's policy of Individual Electoral Registration will make things worse.
One website won't solve the voter registration problem
By Stephen Twigg - 10 June 18:21

The government's policy of Individual Electoral Registration will make things worse.

Inequality is the single biggest threat to our economy, our society and to the wellbeing of the British people today.
Sadiq Khan's speech on inequality: full text
By Sadiq Khan - 10 June 12:00

Inequality is the single biggest threat to our economy, our society and to the wellbeing of the British people today.

Michael Gove about to make a speech on education earlier this year.
Gove urges schools to teach British values. But what are they?
By Lucy Fisher - 10 June 11:54

Liberal or pluralist multiculturalism?

People need to be able to feel they can effect change in their own backyard before they can change the world.
To build a popular environmentalism we need to restore people's pride of place
By Ed Wallis - 09 June 18:57

People need to be able to feel they can effect change in their own backyard before they can change the world.

Did she know the letter was going to be released at some point? And why did it take three days for it to be removed?
The questions Theresa May won't answer over her letter to Gove
By George Eaton - 09 June 16:10

Did she know the letter was going to be released? And why did it take three days for it to be removed?

Rosie the Riveter
More female plumbers, but they suffer worst pay gap
By Lucy Fisher - 09 June 15:09

Female tradespeople lose out.

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