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The PM's blast against Jean-Claude Juncker delighted his MPs - but he'll let them down in the end.
PMQs review: Cameron should be wary of playing to the eurosceptic gallery
By George Eaton - 18 June 13:26

The PM's blast against Jean-Claude Juncker delighted his MPs - but he'll let them down in the end.

Fish and chips. Photo: Getty
No, Prime Minister, Magna Carta is nothing like fish and chips: here's what it really says
By Anoosh Chakelian - 18 June 13:16

David Cameron wants children to be taught about Magna Carta in his drive for “British values”, but here are some things the revered document actually says that may not come under that banner...

In this week's New Statesman | Sunni vs Shia
By New Statesman - 18 June 13:15

A first look at this week's magazine.

Technology can even free teachers from admin, leaving more time to devlote to pupils. Photo: Getty
The latest learning technology can raise standards of education for everyone
By Matthew Hancock - 18 June 12:25

To get the best out of it, investment in learning technology needs to be results driven.

Scottish Labour. Photo: Getty
Scottish Labour is finally waking up to its class problem
By Jamie Maxwell - 18 June 11:56

After years of complacency, Scottish Labour finally seems to be waking up to its class problem. But it could be too little too late.

Without new money, the health service will be condemned to years of dangerous decline.
The NHS funding crisis is now impossible to ignore - which party will grip it?
By George Eaton - 18 June 9:07

Without new money, the health service will be condemned to years of dangerous decline. 

Magna Carta. Photo: Getty
The PM lauds Magna Carta but his government undermines its greatest legacies
By Andy Slaughter - 17 June 14:57

Paying lip service to Magna Carta is all we can expect from a government that has done more to undermine the rule of law and the operation of the legal system than any in modern times.

Sixty per cent believe immigration has benefited Britain and are much more likely to be pro-EU.
Why graduates are the biggest obstacle to Ukip's advance
By Tim Wigmore - 17 June 14:48

Sixty per cent believe immigration has benefited Britain and are much more likely to be pro-EU.

Tristram Hunt. Photo: Getty
What happened to Tristram Hunt, and where is Labour’s radicalism on education?
By Dan Holden - 17 June 13:05

After a strong start, the shadow education secretary's voice is absent from the education debate, and his party is being reactive and not proactive on education. They have less than a year to turn this around.

The Labour peer and Miliband strategist on how the party would seek to reduce inequality.
Interview: Stewart Wood responds to Thomas Piketty
By George Eaton - 17 June 9:59

The Labour peer and Miliband strategist on how the party would seek to reduce inequality.

A review of the French economist's appearance with Miliband strategist Stewart Wood.
Thomas Piketty comes to parliament: what we learned
By George Eaton - 16 June 16:02

A review of the French economist's appearance with Miliband strategist Stewart Wood.
 

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.

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