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

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The Staggers
19 June 2013
The "Downing Street summit" is a trusty device to bump some minor item a couple of points up the news...
Politics
19 June 2013
Why Labour is so miserable.
The Staggers
17 June 2013
For a policy intervention to count as a U-turn, two conditions must be met. First, a party needs to have been moving...
The Staggers
13 June 2013
A couple of newspapers have today reported that Vince Cable wants a review of "zero-hours" contracts...
The Staggers
10 June 2013
Well that’s me told. Back in January, a couple of weeks before David Cameron delivered the speech in which he...
The Staggers
05 June 2013
So tomorrow, Ed Miliband will say something significant about welfare. Some of the outline has been briefed in...
UK Politics
30 May 2013
David Cameron and the struggle to be modern.
The Staggers
22 May 2013
Nick Clegg is eager to reassure anyone who is listening that he is committed to coalition for the full five-year term....
Rafael Behr
19 May 2013
There is a curious paradox to the commotion over alleged remarks from within David Cameron’s inner circle that...
Rafael Behr
17 May 2013
No-one needs any more evidence that many Tory MPs don’t trust what their leader when he says when it comes to the...
The Staggers
16 May 2013
The fury that some Conservative MPs feel towards the European Union and the contempt in which a hardcore of them hold...
UK Politics
15 May 2013
Boris wins elections. Gove does ideology.
The Staggers
13 May 2013
Once again the Labour party is being spared embarrassment by Tory divisions over Europe. It is a familiar pattern. When...

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