George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman (@georgeeaton)

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The Staggers
07 January 2010
In 2008, soon after Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand's ill-fated phone calls to Andrew Sachs, a small band of...
The Staggers
07 January 2010
It's no surprise that Gordon Brown remains leader of the Labour Party this morning. This was the third coup attempt...
UK Politics
07 January 2010
Labour and the unions
The Staggers
06 January 2010
The behaviour of Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt is a fine example of how not to lead a plot. Both have been making the...
The Staggers
06 January 2010
So it looks like Gordon Brown's "life-support machine", Peter Mandelson, has come to his rescue again. It's...
The Staggers
05 January 2010
There have been rumours of one final rebellion against Gordon Brown all week and now it's said to have reached cabinet...
The Staggers
05 January 2010
Election campaigns tend to magnify the differences between parties but, however much tribalists on both sides might...
The Staggers
04 January 2010
Even by modern standards, the Tories have launched their new poster campaign with breathtaking speed and efficiency....
The Staggers
04 January 2010
David Cameron has denounced Alistair Darling's 148-page dossier on the "credibility gap" in the Tories'...
The Staggers
04 January 2010
I think we can all agree that we won't be taking sartorial advice from Gordon Brown any time soon. But for GQ to name...
The Staggers
31 December 2009
Barry Sheerman, once described as the leader of Labour's internal opposition, is at it again in the Independent today,...
The Staggers
30 December 2009
As we prepare to enter 2010 here's a candidate for most absurd sacking of the year. The radio DJ Tom Binns has been...
The Staggers
30 December 2009
It must count as some achievement to simultaneously attract the ire of Jack Straw and Simon Heffer. That's the position...
The Staggers
29 December 2009
After the sad death of the Labour MP David Taylor, who was one of the few genuine socialists left in the Commons,...
The Staggers
29 December 2009
The shameful execution of Akmal Shaikh by China puts ministers and human rights groups in uncharted territory. The...

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