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

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The Staggers
14 May 2012
There is much chatter in Westminster today about an op-ed in today’s Guardian jointly penned by Ed Balls and...
The Staggers
10 May 2012
Barack Obama’s decision to support gay marriage has no doubt been timed with careful attention paid to the US...
UK Politics
09 May 2012
The Tories are more openly rebellious.
The Staggers
09 May 2012
So House of Lords reform will go ahead. Or rather, a Bill reforming the House of Lords was named in the Queen’s...
The Staggers
04 May 2012
The deadly squeeze on Clegg's party.
The Staggers
03 May 2012
The handy thing about reshuffle rumours is that if you miss one, another one will be along soon enough. The Mail today...
Politics
02 May 2012
Miliband's problems remain.
The Staggers
02 May 2012
An intriguing parliamentary report was published this week. No, not that one.  Another one. Given the competition...
The Staggers
30 April 2012
The cohort of new MPs elected in 2010 continues to have a significant impact on the ideological balance and general...
The Staggers
27 April 2012
In today’s Telegraph, Liam Fox has written a brisk précis of the analysis often heard on the right wing of...
UK Politics
25 April 2012
Both David Cameron and Ed Miliband are haunted by elections that they only kind of won. The Conservative leader emerged...
The Staggers
25 April 2012
Jeremy Hunt is in trouble. The Culture Secretary’s statement in the House of Commons today has done nothing to...
The Staggers
24 April 2012
House of Lords reform is a private coalition grief into which the Labour party must decide how best to intrude. The...
The Staggers
19 April 2012
The Liberal Democrats have problems bigger than the departure of Nick Clegg's Director of Strategy, announced last...
UK Politics
18 April 2012
David Cameron’s government has been accused of many things in the past few weeks but lack of modernity isn’...

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