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8 June 2012updated 26 Sep 2015 6:32pm

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Game of Thrones, Jon Stewart, wrestling and workfare.

By New Statesman

1. Game of Thrones and the Good Ruler complex

There are many problems with this series, but subtlety isn’t one of them. | Laurie Penny

2. Video: Golden Dawn spokesman attacks left-wing politicians on live TV

Far-right politician faces arrest after assault of Communist Party member on talk-show. | Samira Shackle

3. Jon Stewart mocks the Jubilee pomp

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Would a British comedian have been allowed to do this? | Helen Lewis

4. Lembit Opik hospitalised by wrestler

Former Lib Dem MP stretchered out of the ring after ill-advised bout. | George Eaton

5. Workfare casts a shadow over the Jubilee

A symbol of a divided nation. | George Eaton

6. Twitter goes trademark crazy

DO NOT MANIPULATE THE BIRD | Alex Hern

7. The questions that must be answered over the unpaid stewards

Is the Work Programme fit for purpose? | Kerry McCarthy

8. I’m proud to be a member of the “Humourless Left”

Is the Jubilee fawning really what we do better than anyone else? If so, is that something to be proud of? | Steven Baxter

9. Cameron’s treatment of Warsi shows his blind spot

The PM is in danger of confirming the suspicion that the Tories are a rich men’s club. | Rafael Behr

10. Caption competition: politicians at the Jubilee service

Oh, George, what have you done to your hair? | George Eaton