By Alex Shattock - 14 February 13:03
This piece by Alex Shattock won first prize in the <i>New Statesman</i>/Webb Memorial Trust Poverty Index essay competition.
By George Eaton - 14 February 10:06
The constitutional transformation promised by the coalition in 2010 has entirely failed to materialise.
By George Eaton - 14 February 2:56
Miliband's party holds the seat on a swing of 11% as UKIP rise from fifth to second and the Lib Dems lose their deposit.
By Danny Dorling - 13 February 17:37
Mortality rates for elderly people are rising across the country. Initially, the authorities blamed merely cold weather.
By Rachel Cooke - 13 February 17:33
Channel 4’s outrage-inducing look into the lives of benefit claimants has been much discussed – meanwhile a more honest portrayal of life on benefits is over on BBC Four.
By Julian Morgan - 13 February 17:30
As flood defences provide protection for many years to come, it is wholly appropriate to pay for them gradually with long-term borrowing.
By George Eaton - 13 February 16:38
Shadow health secretary reveals he will soon travel to Brussels to lobby for the health service to be exempted from international competition law.
By Kevin Maguire - 13 February 14:13
And will it soon be Polly Toynbee, MP?
By Stephen Brasher - 13 February 12:19
Uxbridge was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act in 1885.
By Richard Kramer - 13 February 12:09
Of the 229,700 new claims made since the Personal Independence Payment was introduced in April last year, only 43,800 decisions have been made.
By Lisa Nandy - 13 February 11:45
The trick is to understand where communities are at their strongest and most energetic and build capacity around them.
By New Statesman - 13 February 10:58
"If Scotland walks away from the UK, it walks away from the Pound."
By Rafael Behr - 13 February 8:54
Under pressure from party moderates, bullied by the Tory right, the Prime Minister seems caught in a trap of his own making.
By George Eaton - 13 February 8:50
The decision by Tim Farron and four other Lib Dems to rebel against local government cuts is a reminder of the more open debate needed about the austerity to come.
By Jason Cowley - 13 February 8:49
Looking forward to the Scottish First Minister's NS lecture on 4 March, wondering what's gone wrong the BBC's arts programming, and remembering Stuart Hall.
By Helen Lewis - 13 February 4:55
On universal credit, and Nimco Ali’s campaign to have FGM recognised as what it is – child abuse – rather than a quaint tradition.
By Rafael Behr - 12 February 21:15
When inspiration fails, brute organisational force can still carry Labour over the line.
By Michael Gove - 12 February 20:54
The education secretary responds to the <i>NS</i> debate on public schools.
By Jon Cruddas - 12 February 17:24
"In our global world it is the local that will be the agent of political change, the place of belonging, the source of identity."
By George Eaton - 12 February 15:51
The shadow health secretary on why he’s prepared to rebel.
By George Eaton - 12 February 15:05
The shadow health secretary says the party "can’t have a blanket position" because "it doesn’t affect everybody equally".
By George Eaton - 12 February 13:15
The PM's loose rhetoric handed Miliband a win as he challenged plans to make 550 Environment Agency Staff redundant.
By Peter Wilby - 12 February 9:26
Once new media themselves, newspapers have gone on to outlast cinema and television – but for how long?
By George Eaton - 12 February 9:08
After Cameron's declaration that "money is no object in this relief effort", Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin insists "I don’t think it’s a blank cheque".
By George Eaton - 12 February 8:46
By insisting that he will spend "whatever money is needed" on flood relief, Cameron has undermined his claim that austerity means we must tolerate rising homelessness and poverty.
By George Eaton - 11 February 16:01
Party sources tell the NS that they do not expect Labour to change its stance on a referendum before May 2015.
By Jonathan Tanner - 11 February 14:59
Farage is relying on misconceptions about the scale, purpose and outcomes of aid spending to argue for this cynical raid.
By George Eaton - 11 February 13:27
Labour MP says he would rather the shadow education secretary "resign his post as a lecturer than cross a picket line of striking lecturers".
By George Eaton - 11 February 9:07
After Farage's promise to "cause an earthquake", anything less than first in the European elections will be deemed a failure - and the polls suggest Labour may well win.
By Gavin Kelly - 11 February 7:00
Despite the recent upturn, the still severely weakened state of our economy means we can't judge what is possible yet.