Rafael Behr is political columnist at the Guardian and former political editor of the New Statesman

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The Staggers
13 January 2013
Miliband has enough tricky policy questions coming his way.
The Staggers
12 January 2013
It will be a momentous day when Britain does finally make a decision about its membership of the European Union. With...
The Staggers
10 January 2013
The Labour Party is undoubtedly more united now than it has been for at least a generation. That is setting the bar...
The Staggers
04 January 2013
The first half of this parliamentary term was dominated by an economic argument that, in political terms, Labour lost....
UK Politics
03 January 2013
Playing the long game.
The Staggers
20 December 2012
An investment guide.
Politics
18 December 2012
There is no stylish way to fetch awkward policy decisions from the long grass after they’ve been punted there....
The Staggers
18 December 2012
As big a threat as Ukip.
The Staggers
13 December 2012
The European Union has taken another small but significant step towards closer integration. Finance ministers have...
12 December 2012
There are all sorts of coalitions in British politics. The bloc of MPs supporting gay marriage includes the...
The Staggers
12 December 2012
Ed Balls yesterday gave the clearest indication yet of how Labour intends to handle coalition plans to raise benefits...
The Staggers
07 December 2012
The mood in the Conservative Party may not have significantly improved as a result of the Autumn Statement but it has...
Politics
05 December 2012
A tough road ahead for the government.
The Staggers
05 December 2012
Everything George Osborne does is notoriously drenched in political calculation. The Autumn Statement was no exception...

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