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So why aren’t the Lib Dems standing down in Canterbury?

Let’s stop all the fight. Here’s Evening Call. Well, the good news is – we have less than 24 hours still to go of whinging about who’s standing down for whom, because tomorrow at 4pm is the deadline for registering as a candidate in next month’s election. The bad news is, you can get quite a lot […]

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The Financial Times’s new editor is a sign UK newspapers are changing – but not quickly enough

Roula Kahalaf joins a growing number of women heading top titles, but her appointment is a reminder of how unrepresentative the media remains. Bravo to the Financial Times for announcing that its next editor will be Roula Khalaf, the Lebanese woman who has been deputy editor of the paper since 2016.  She is the first woman editor […]

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Letter of the Week: At cross purposes

A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email letters@newstatesman.co.uk to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine. A subscription to the New Statesman is a passport to a superior sensory experience: the smell of the printed page released from its wrapper; the touch of pages; the visual layout of each. […]

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Books of the year

Our friends and contributors choose their favourite reading of 2019. Bernardine Evaristo A Portable Paradise (Peepal Tree Press) is the fourth poetry collection by Trinidadian-British poet Roger Robinson. It’s also his finest, ranging from the most breath-taking poems about the Grenfell Tower fire to the most exquisitely moving poems about the premature birth of his […]

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Marriage Story: a slow, painful story of a slow, painful divorce

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver give the film its weight, movingly demonstrating a couple’s love for one another even as they’re falling apart. When audiences of the future decide to watch Noah Baumbach’s divorce movie, the question will be: which one? There’s the 2005 comedy The Squid and the Whale, brief and agonising as a stubbed toe, […]

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Donald Trump lashes out as impeachment hearing into his presidency begins

Two witnesses have begun testifying at the Democratic-led impeachment probe in the US Congress, which could see Donald Trump removed from office Author: | Source We are not affiliated or responsible for content hosted on 3rd-party sites in any way. Click here for great deals & savings!

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Boris Johnson refuses to deny he called Jeremy Corbyn a masturbator

But the phrase which appeared in a briefed out speech – had disappeared by the time he came to deliver him Author: | Source We are not affiliated or responsible for content hosted on 3rd-party sites in any way. Click here for great deals & savings!

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General Election: Labour’s four day week ‘to be introduced within a decade’

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the changed working conditions will apply to everyone, and 95% of people would not pay additional tax Author: | Source We are not affiliated or responsible for content hosted on 3rd-party sites in any way. Click here for great deals & savings!

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Mum-of-three will never see her baby after going blind due to Tory austerity

The mother had been awaiting treatment at a hospital in Southampton but ended up losing her sight due to a series of issues. The woman, who remained anonymous, is believed to have been awarded £3.2m in compensation. Author: | Source We are not affiliated or responsible for content hosted on 3rd-party sites in any way. […]

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General Election 2019: ‘Homophobic’ preacher who heckled Corbyn faces probe

Reverend Richard Cameron, a minister with the Church of Scotland, told the Labour Party leader in Glasgow:  “I thought you’d be wearing your Islamic Jihad scarf, Mr Corbyn” Author: | Source We are not affiliated or responsible for content hosted on 3rd-party sites in any way. Click here for great deals & savings!

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General election: Boris Johnson says public projects must prioritise hiring British workers after Brexit – live news

The prime minister delivers the first big set-piece speech of the campaign as Labour pledges £26bn extra per year for NHS McCluskey tells Corbyn to defy calls to extend freedom of movement Lady Warsi says Tories still failing to tackle ‘racism at every level’ Labour’s NHS ‘rescue package’ to be paid for by higher taxpayers […]

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Liverpool’s origin tale is one of triumph against the odds – so where do they go when they’re winning?

The only team left who can beat them is themselves.  About an hour into Liverpool vs Manchester City at Anfield, the ball bounced in the direction of Jordan Henderson, Liverpool’s grizzled, industrious captain. Whereupon something quite unexpected occurred. With a City opponent charging towards him, Henderson pirouetted his body through 360 degrees, and then, without […]

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Would Jeremy Corbyn really deny the SNP a new independence referendum?

In Glasgow this morning, the Labour leader ruled out granting permission for a new vote in the next parliament. But there’s a catch. Would a Corbyn government hold two referendums in its first year in office? That’s what Boris Johnson would like voters to believe. But, while Labour’s commitment to a fresh vote on Brexit […]

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New York Notebook: Big backers for Bernie, billionaire maths – and why US capitalism ain’t what it used to be

Sanders now seems to be gaining support in some early primaries. How far can he go? The United States is never out of an election cycle – almost as soon as the 2018 midterms were over, the race for the presidency began. And a group of left-wing congresswomen elected last year – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and […]

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In the old monetary world markets created constraints, but now there is no sense of where the limits lie

Corbyn won the leadership because his opponents, saturated in New Labour culture, had nothing to say about his ideological attacks on austerity.  For more than seven decades, the convulsions of British politics were marked by sterling crises. The second Labour government fell apart in 1931 when Ramsay MacDonald cut unemployment benefit to try to keep […]

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