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The emergency action is a damning indictment of the pressures the government has created on the frontline.
The Tories can't avoid the blame for hospitals being put in special measures
By Jamie Reed - 16 July 18:17

The emergency action is a damning indictment of the pressures the government has created on the frontline.

If Gove is the most unpopular politician, why have the Tories made him minister for TV?
By George Eaton - 16 July 16:47

The man charged with wooing voters is more likely to repel them. 

This reshuffle shows David Cameron doesn't have a clue about modern Britain
By Jon Trickett - 16 July 16:17

The PM had the chance with his reshuffle to signal that he intends to make a fresh start in tackling a divided and uneasy country. But he fluffed it. 

The Labour leader struggled after the PM twisted a Harriet Harman quote on middle earners and tax.
PMQs review: Cameron's tax attack throws Miliband off course
By George Eaton - 16 July 13:31

The Labour leader struggled after the PM twisted a Harriet Harman quote on middle earners and tax.

Esther McVey and Iain Duncan Smith. Photo: Getty
The new Cabinet ministers are divided on the EU and gay rights
By Harry Lambert - 16 July 13:29

Cameron's new group of ministers agree with his policies on welfare, education and health, but have mixed voting records on the EU and gay rights.

Salmond and Farage forget the modern world doesn't want to squabble over borders
By Clive Soley - 16 July 13:17

What do Scotland's First Minister and Ukip's leader have in common? They both fail to realise the modern world has better things to do than squabble over borders.

In this week’s New Statesman | Our Island Story
By New Statesman - 16 July 13:00

A first look at this week's magazine.

Badgers may cheer at Owen Paterson's exit, but we shouldn't disregard his achievements
By Charles Cowap - 16 July 11:53

The outgoing Environment Secretary may be an environmentalist's nightmare, but he wasn't all bad.

Earnings rose by just 0.7 per cent in the three months to May, the lowest level since records began in 2001.
Miliband's "cost-of-living" attack endures as wage growth hits record low
By George Eaton - 16 July 11:00

Earnings rose by just 0.7 per cent in the three months to May, the lowest level since records began in 2001. 

The PM will try to secure a top job for his new European Commissioner
By Anoosh Chakelian - 16 July 8:52

David Cameron, who has already kicked up a futile and unnecessary fuss over the European Commission presidency, must go to Brussels and try for a top job for his new man in Europe.

Minimum wage. Photo: Getty
We haven't yet tackled inequality; here are five ways to reduce it
By Tim Stacey - 16 July 8:11

The coalition boasts that it's reduced inequality, but actually no government policy in the last 30 years has actually come close to bringing it down to average OECD levels.

David Cameron's first Cabinet in 2010. Photo: Getty
LIVE: Who's in and who's out - the full reshuffle list
By New Statesman - 15 July 18:02

Michael Gove down, Ken Clarke out, Nicky Morgan on the up: all the latest on the Cabinet reshuffle.

Poor Michael Gove. Photo: Getty
The New Statesman Podcast: Cabinet Reshuffle Special
By New Statesman - 15 July 17:40

Everyone loves a cabinet reshuffle.

William Hague. Photo: Getty
Are we witnessing the death of the long-haul political career?
By Kevin Meagher - 15 July 16:47

What William Hague's career trajectory tells us about British politics.

Stephen Crabb, 41, is the new Welsh Secretary, replacing David Jones, 62. Photo: Getty
The new guard are young, but the Cabinet remains old
By Patrick Bunker - 15 July 16:20

The average age of the new Cabinet-attending ministers is 44. 

Harsher penalties for drivers who use mobiles at the wheel under consideration
By Lucy Fisher - 15 July 16:05

The number of penalty points awarded could be doubled to six, as the Transport Secretary says he wants to address the "appalling" number of road casualties caused by drivers using phones.

Nicky Morgan. Photo: Getty
Nicky Morgan's opposition to equal marriage causes further headaches for the PM
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 July 12:34

Nicky Morgan, the new Education Secretary, is also Women and Equalities minister. But responsibility for same-sex marriage has trickled down to a junior minister because of her opposition to the flagship policy.

Was this reshuffle really a "purge of the middle aged men"?
By Harry Lambert - 15 July 12:23

There are still more than three times as many men as women in David Cameron's government.

Michael Gove. Photo: Getty
Michael Gove: loved by the media, loathed by the public
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 July 10:51

The former Education Secretary is a brilliant media performer, has great contacts in the press – but public opinion meant he had to be reshuffled.

Liz Truss. Photo: Getty
Reshuffle news: after yesterday's sackings, here come the ministerial promotions
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 July 10:05

In a dramatic shake-up of his government, David Cameron is now on the promotions, having culled a number of key figures last night.

Michael Gove. Photo: Getty
Michael Gove becomes Chief Whip; Nicky Morgan takes over as Education Secretary
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 July 9:34

The former Education Secretary Michael Gove is now Chief Whip, replacing Sir George Young. Women's minister Nicky Morgan has replaced Gove - although she will also keep her equalities role.

Ken Clarke. Photo: Getty
“We should have all-women shortlists”: Ken Clarke’s reshuffle reaction
By Anoosh Chakelian - 15 July 8:41

The former chancellor and veteran Tory frontbencher Ken Clarke talks to the Today programme, following his resignation from the cabinet yesterday.

Jeremy Browne. Photo: Getty
Does David Cameron realise he needs Lib Dem voters to remain PM?
By Tim Wigmore - 15 July 7:48

The Conservatives need to woo 2010 Lib Dem supporters.

One Nation figures have tumbled from the stage.
George Eaton: David Cameron's reshuffle has culled the Tory left
By George Eaton - 14 July 23:32

One Nation figures have tumbled from the stage. 

William Hague arrives in Downing Street earlier today. Photograph: Getty Images.
William Hague resigns as Foreign Secretary
By George Eaton - 14 July 22:00

Former Tory leader will step down at the next election and serve as Leader of the House of Commons until then. 

One Nation veteran steps down from the government before he is pushed.
Ken Clarke resigns as Cameron's reshuffle begins
By George Eaton - 14 July 17:56

One Nation veteran steps down from the government before he is pushed.

Charles Clarke: Tories set to win general election and Kinnock a better leader than Miliband
By Lucy Fisher - 14 July 16:29

The former Labour cabinet minister launched a vicious attack on Ed Miliband and his party.

Caroline Spelman. Photo: Getty
IPSA has made the expenses system like the "19th century" for women MPs
By Anoosh Chakelian - 14 July 16:03

A report launched by the women in parliament APPG today highlighted the thorny battleground of MPs' expenses as an obstacle for female politicians.

The Home Secretary failed to carry out the most basic background checks.
The blame for the Butler-Sloss debacle rests with Theresa May
By George Eaton - 14 July 14:19

The Home Secretary failed to carry out the most basic background checks. 

Former High Court judge steps down over conflicts of interest.
Dame Elizabeth Butler Sloss resigns as head of child abuse inquiry
By George Eaton - 14 July 12:00

Former High Court judge steps down over conflicts of interest. 

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