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

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The Staggers
16 November 2011
Economic time bomb
Politics
14 November 2011
A veteran civil servant at the Department of Health once described the experience of working with Andy Burnham to me...
The Staggers
11 November 2011
I mentioned in my column this week that Nick Clegg had been despatched to Brussels to work his polyglot, Euro-expert...
The Staggers
10 November 2011
Earlier this year, when the phone-hacking scandal was monopolising the news, quite a few MPs seemed baffled - not by...
UK Politics
10 November 2011
There is no emotional balance in the argument about Britain's membership of the European Union. Those against see no...
The Staggers
09 November 2011
For this week's magazine I have interviewed Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham. We know, of course, that he opposes...
The Staggers
04 November 2011
So it looks as if the G20 has failed to agree concrete, immediate measures to prop up struggling eurozone economies....
The Staggers
03 November 2011
Domestic debate around the euro crisis has taken yet another awkward turn for the prime minister. An essential aspect...
UK Politics
03 November 2011
It was a small consolation. When the coalition was formed last year, Labour comforted itself with the prospect of a...
The Staggers
30 October 2011
The Ukip problem
Politics
20 October 2011
The pattern of the crisis in Europe's single currency has been for the unthinkable very quickly to become the thought....
Books
17 October 2011
Just Boris: the Irresistible Rise of a Political Celebrity Sonia PurnellAurum Press, 400pp, £20It is clear from Sonia...
The Staggers
14 October 2011
Too much for No 10
The Staggers
14 October 2011
The NHS bill cleared a legislative hurdle in the Lords this week . But that doesn't really solve any of the political...
Politics
13 October 2011
It was a cameo appearance in the drama, but significant nonetheless. When Liam Fox, the embattled Defence Secretary,...

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