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

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UK Politics
04 October 2012
There’s a great scene in The African Queen, the 1951 film about a colonial military escapade in the First World...
Politics
03 October 2012
Osborne's reputation for strategy gone.
The Staggers
02 October 2012
An audition for the post of PM.
The Staggers
01 October 2012
Balls must fill in the blanks.
UK Politics
26 September 2012
Douglas Alexander speaks in paragraphs and pauses in semicolons. He measures his thoughts into segments and lays them...
Politics
26 September 2012
Goal-hanging not the plan.
The Staggers
26 September 2012
Time to take Boris "seriously".
The Staggers
25 September 2012
Political strategists are obsessed with messages that "cut through". They mean the bits that somehow...
UK Politics
19 September 2012
Clegg has hemmed the Tories in.
The Staggers
19 September 2012
There is a lot of political meteorology going on in Westminster at the moment. MPs are acutely sensitive to what they...
The Staggers
14 September 2012
I recently had a conversation with someone who has conducted a lot of political focus groups. The conversation turned...
Blogs
12 September 2012
David Cameron doesn’t lurch. It isn’t his style. When presented with the view that the newly shuffled...
The Staggers
10 September 2012
The Lib Dems fear Tory influence.
The Staggers
08 September 2012
What is the “squeezed middle”? Is it: (a) a socio-economic phenomenon characterised by median wage...
Politics
05 September 2012
The gap between leaders and public.

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