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

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The Staggers
08 February 2012
Westminster loves a by-election. Opinion polls can tell us only what people say they might do, which isn't even a...
The Staggers
06 February 2012
More than a hundred Conservative MPs have written to the Prime Minister - via the Daily Telegraph - demanding he resist...
The Staggers
03 February 2012
There is a thread of glee running through some of the commentary around Chris Huhne's fate this morning. This is...
The Staggers
02 February 2012
So the Crown Prosecution has announced it will declare tomorrow morning whether or not Chris Huhne, Energy Secretary,...
The Staggers
01 February 2012
The issue of David Cameron's "phantom" European veto has fallen out of the headlines pretty quickly, ousted...
The Staggers
30 January 2012
Every politician is this morning conducting his or her own private autopsy on the deceased bonus of RBS's Chief...
The Staggers
26 January 2012
David Cameron wants Britain to play an integral role in reforming the European Union. He really does. His speech in...
Politics
26 January 2012
The European Union is evolving quickly and unpredictably; Britain's capacity to influence that process is in decline....
The Staggers
25 January 2012
David Cameron was rattled in the Commons today by an attack on his health reforms - and with good reason. The NHS...
The Staggers
23 January 2012
The British media are predictably mesmerised by the US Republican primary campaign and with good reason. It is a...
The Staggers
20 January 2012
The fair capitalism debate that has rumbled on throughout this week looks likely to continue into the next one.Business...
UK Politics
19 January 2012
It is usually a good idea in politics to fight the opponent you have, rather than the one you want. Ed Miliband would...
The Staggers
18 January 2012
There was an intriguing flicker of dissent on the government benches during Prime Minister's Questions today when...
The Staggers
16 January 2012
Given the difficulty the government had last time it tried to get an increase in Britain's contributions to the...
The Staggers
12 January 2012
Is the Royal Bank of Scotland a Scottish bank? The answer, you might think, is in the question.Technically, of course,...

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