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

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UK Politics
12 January 2012
No 10 Downing Street, once described by William Pitt the Younger as "my vast, awkward house", is the worst-...
Newspapers
12 January 2012
Click here to read more on the New Statesman's exclusive Race and the Media report. After some newsworthy...
The Staggers
08 January 2012
Despite the twin facts that European Union affairs came to dominate political news towards the end of last year and the...
The Staggers
05 January 2012
"The quiet crisis" was at one point going to be a theme for Ed Miliband's campaign to highlight the...
Politics
05 January 2012
One of the private opinion-poll findings that most pleases Conservative strategists is that voters respond warmly to...
The Staggers
04 January 2012
Liam Byrne, the shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, has successfully created a bit of a stir with his...
The Staggers
03 January 2012
Ken Livingstone had a piece in the Guardian yesterday stepping up hostilities in what is certain to be one of the most...
UK Politics
03 January 2012
The 2011 Christmas party at the Department for Education had a Strictly Come Dancing theme, with civil servants and...
The Staggers
19 December 2011
Strategy change
The Staggers
16 December 2011
The Labour leader's strategy relies on voters one day realising that he was right all along. Then rewarding him for...
UK Politics
13 December 2011
British politics is still hung. As 2011 draws to a close, no party has broken the deadlock that produced an indecisive...
The Staggers
12 December 2011
The House of Commons was on predictably raucous form for the Prime Minister's statement on last week's European summit...
The Staggers
09 December 2011
David Cameron really didn't have much of a choice in the end. As it became clear that he simply wasn't going to get the...
The Staggers
08 December 2011
As is customary before European summit meetings, political leaders from the European People's Party group in the...

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