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The departure of the party's leader leaves it without an immediately obvious successor.
Johann Lamont resigns - what now for Scottish Labour?
By George Eaton - 24 October 23:14

The departure of the party's leader leaves it without an immediately obvious successor. 

Why David Cameron's political point-scoring on the Welsh NHS won't wash
By Owen Smith - 24 October 16:55

The Daily Mail and Prime Minister peddling myths about the Welsh NHS won't work in their favour.

The PM found out about the demand several days later than the department.
Cameron admits that the Treasury kept him in the dark over £1.7bn EU bill
By George Eaton - 24 October 16:27

The PM found out about the demand several days later than George Osborne. 

Rather than waiting for a presidential knight or knightess in shining armour, progressives are getting back to basics and organising from the bottom-up.
How the living wage movement is re-energising the US left
By Jake Richards - 24 October 15:15

Rather than waiting for a presidential knight or knightess in shining armour, progressives are getting back to basics and organising from the bottom-up.

Could there be two elections next year for the first time in 40 years?
By Harry Lambert - 24 October 13:27

Miliband may have to offer the SNP another referendum, or the Lib Dems work with Ukip, for any coalition to manage a majority next year.

Does this university funding system unite free-marketeers and egalitarians?
By Philip Booth - 24 October 13:23

A free-market graduate "tax" could be the solution to the university funding problem.

The Chancellor is still confronted by the awkward truth that for most people there is no recovery at all.
Falling wages are still spoiling Osborne's boasts on growth
By George Eaton - 24 October 12:47

The Chancellor is still confronted by the awkward truth that for most people there is no recovery at all. 

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls playing football against a team of journalists at the Labour Party Conference. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty
Politicians are trying to reform football – there must be a general election on the way
By Martin Cloake - 24 October 12:16

Nonetheless, if the current proposals to include fan reps on club boards go through, it will be a significant breakthrough for the sport.

Costing Cameron his credibility: the EU tells Britain to pay an extra £1.7bn to its budget
By Anoosh Chakelian - 24 October 8:44

At a time when the Prime Minister is under intense pressure over Europe, the British government is facing a heavy surcharge.

The Unite head's comments suggest the shadow health secretary could win his support in a future leadership contest.
Another boost for Burnham as McCluskey names him as most impressive shadow cabinet minister
By George Eaton - 23 October 21:12

The Unite head's comments suggest the shadow health secretary could win his support in a future leadership contest. 

On this week’s New Statesman podcast: Episode Sixty-Six
By New Statesman - 23 October 18:33

Nuclear versus wind, the Tories, Ukip and immigration.

The Labour leader aims to position his party as the only one offering "credible" change.
The thinking behind Miliband's five-point plan on immigration
By George Eaton - 23 October 13:43

The Labour leader aims to position his party as the only one offering "credible" change. 

Lib Dems are guilty of aiding and abetting the Tories; they deserve a long sentence
By Sadiq Khan - 23 October 9:22

We can't forget how many policies the Lib Dems have happily supported that are against the grain of everything we thought they believed in.

How to fix Britain’s broken workplaces
By Paul Hunter - 23 October 9:08

A new inquiry into Britain's work problems presents a vision of workplace citizenship.

Could NHS England's call for more funding and an overhaul help Labour?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 23 October 8:25

Health service leaders have released a report calling for drastic changes; could this help Ed Miliband on the way to the election?

Ukip may have contaminated the eurosceptic brand, but there are other factors at play.
Why has support for EU membership reached a record high?
By George Eaton - 22 October 14:58

Ukip may have contaminated the eurosceptic brand, but there are other factors at play.

How the Ukip calypso drowns out more sinister stories
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 October 13:44

"Oh, look! Ukip's doing something funny again!" stories only really work to overshadow the party's actual failings.

The Labour leader repelled Cameron's assault by declaring: "Instead of smearing the NHS in Wales, he should be saving the NHS in England".
PMQs review: Miliband wins again by leading on the NHS
By George Eaton - 22 October 13:26

The Labour leader repelled Cameron's assault by declaring: "Instead of smearing the NHS in Wales, he should be saving the NHS in England". 

What's behind John Kerry's curious appointment of Gary Hart as his Northern Ireland rep?
By Kevin Meagher - 22 October 9:36

The US Secretary of State has appointed former senator and presidential hopeful, Gary Hart, as his “personal representative” on Northern Ireland. Why?

What does the Lib Dem manifesto leak tell us?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 October 9:17

A high-resolution photograph of a party adviser holding manifesto proposals reveals the Lib Dems' plans.

Second child abuse inquiry chair under pressure to quit due to establishment links
By Anoosh Chakelian - 22 October 8:32

The government’s independent inquiry into alleged historic child abuse cases can’t seem to find a chair who isn’t linked to the establishment.

Could the SNP win 25 Labour seats in 2015?
By Harry Lambert - 21 October 18:55

In post-referendum Scotland, the SNP are polling around 40 per cent, which could hand them more than a dozen Labour seats.

Can Europe save our planet?
By Joss Garman - 21 October 17:00

This week, David Cameron will meet fellow European leaders to try and conclude fraught negotiations over EU strategy on energy and climate change.

Peerage and prejudice: why a MigrationWatch representative in the Lords is bad news
By Anoosh Chakelian - 21 October 15:58

David Cameron gives a peerage to Sir Andrew Green of MigrationWatch, which has caused controversy with its use of data, and harsh proposals regarding immigration.

NHS reorganisation has caused a crisis by taking GPs out of consulting rooms
By Onkar Sahota - 21 October 11:38

GPs face low morale, extra responsibilities and the largest patient load ever – it’s time for government to let them get back to seeing patients.

Collective panic over ebola is just one example of the politics of fear gripping our leaders
By Sophie Foster - 21 October 10:09

Our experts are being drowned out by baying, panicked mobs, and in this increasingly voter-pleasing landscape, it’s the loudest who wins.

Ukip partners with a Polish MEP from a Holocaust-denying party to rescue its EU funding
By Anoosh Chakelian - 21 October 9:44

Ukip, whose EU political group recently collapsed, does a deal with a far-right Polish politician to keep its funding.

Migrants check a lorry heading to the UK in the port of Calais, 24 September. Photo: Getty
As an MEP, I’m ashamed of our government's stance on immigration
By Keith Taylor - 21 October 9:03

The government’s stance on immigration is a source of much shame for many MEPs in Europe.

Who went where in Labour’s mini-reshuffle?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 21 October 8:47

Ed Miliband has reshuffled the lower tiers of his frontbench team.

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