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

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The Staggers
07 October 2011
Ed Miliband has put his shadow cabinet house in order. It isn't a full Grand Designs-style rebuild, more a fresh lick...
The Staggers
06 October 2011
Well, there was enough speculation that Ed Miliband was planning to reshuffle the shadow cabinet - now he has to. John...
Politics
06 October 2011
It erupted at one end of the auditorium and rumbled like a broken wave towards the podium. Ed Miliband held up a hand...
The Staggers
03 October 2011
George Osborne's speech had two distinct purposes. The first and most obvious was to show that the government is not...
The Staggers
30 September 2011
I have just had a chance properly to catch up with Andy Burnham's speech to the Labour conference and was struck by the...
Politics
29 September 2011
The wayward barons
The Staggers
23 September 2011
When storm clouds are gathering over the world economy - when the BBC can run a survey of experts under the headline...
The Staggers
22 September 2011
The Institute for Public Policy Research has published a very interesting pamphlet ahead of Labour party conference on...
UK Politics
22 September 2011
Age: 32Conservative, West SuffolkIt takes a certain level of brash confidence to use a question on the floor of the...
UK Politics
22 September 2011
Parliament is still hung. Its hungedness is sometimes forgotten because coalition government has proved unexpectedly...
The Staggers
16 September 2011
The fact that Timothy Geithner is flying in for today's meeting of European Union finance ministers has been widely...
UK Politics
15 September 2011
The Europe problem
UK Politics
12 September 2011
When the Chief Secretary to the Treasury chuckles, it is striking how unfamiliar a sound it is. Danny Alexander's usual...
UK Politics
09 September 2011
Ed Miliband and David Cameron have traded many jibes across the floor of the House of Commons, but one line still rings...
The Staggers
08 September 2011
I've interviewed Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, for this week's magazine. It's a long, wide-ranging...

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