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

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Politics
01 September 2011
Can Clegg recover?
The Staggers
25 August 2011
Nato's mission in Libya looks like a foreign policy success for David Cameron, but that is not the same thing as having...
UK Politics
25 August 2011
The holiday is over
Politics
04 August 2011
Political parties are seldom united and never united for long. The best that leaders can usually hope for is an...
Politics
29 July 2011
Pity George Osborne at the helm of the British economy, adrift in a sea of foreign economic troubles. To the east, the...
Politics
25 July 2011
Scandals have symmetry, like spiders' webs. The Prime Minister employed Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of...
The Staggers
22 July 2011
The leaders of eurozone member countries did a deal to bail out Greece for the simple and compelling reason that...
Politics
14 July 2011
Murdoch missteps
The Staggers
08 July 2011
One small but revealing moment in David Cameron's press conference earlier today: when he was asked whether he was...
The Staggers
07 July 2011
David Cameron's political antennae have badly let him down over phone hacking. It is an important moment for his...
UK Politics
07 July 2011
Francis Maude
The Staggers
01 July 2011
It is hard to see what Iain Duncan Smith will gain from his call today for employers to hire indigenous British workers...
Politics
30 June 2011
The north-facing windows at the back of 10 Downing Street look over immaculate lawns on to Horse Guards Parade - a view...
The Staggers
24 June 2011
Ed Miliband's proposal to scrap elections to the shadow cabinet raises some interesting questions about the challenges...
UK Politics
23 June 2011
The Liberal Democrats are usually glad when the power they wield behind the scenes in government is advertised in...

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