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

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The Staggers
07 December 2011
Ed Miliband challenged David Cameron in parliament today on his negotiating position ahead of Friday's European Council...
The Staggers
05 December 2011
There will be a new treaty. It will commit euro members to fiscal discipline. It will be largely designed by the 17...
The Staggers
02 December 2011
It appears that European leaders are finally mobilising the political will required to save the single currency from...
Politics
01 December 2011
It could have been the Chancellor's Black Tuesday. On 29 November, George Osborne stood before parliament and admitted...
The Staggers
30 November 2011
Coming as it does the day after George Osborne's Autumn Statement on the economy, today's strike by public sector...
The Staggers
28 November 2011
Stop parents working
The Staggers
25 November 2011
Is the government going to press ahead with plans to allow small businesses to "fire at will" or not? It was...
The Staggers
24 November 2011
So Ed Miliband has made another speech on the economy. This time the focus was an attack on the government's fiscal...
UK Politics
24 November 2011
How long after taking power can a government continue to dodge difficult questions by complaining about the legacy of...
The Staggers
21 November 2011
An outline is emerging of a deal between David Cameron and Angela Merkel over plans to revise the treaties that...
The Staggers
18 November 2011
In a speech yesterday Ed Miliband set out in more detail the economic thesis he first outlined in his speech to the...
The Staggers
17 November 2011
The Guardian reports today that the government has been forced to re-instate something resembling the old target for...
UK Politics
17 November 2011
Jim Murphy has been studying Margaret Thatcher. On a hefty oak table in the shadow defence secretary's office, splayed...
UK Politics
17 November 2011
David Cameron has a problem with men. It is a different problem to the one he has with women, which has been much...
The Staggers
16 November 2011
I have interviewed shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy for this week's magazine. He talks about a range of subjects:...

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