Publication: New Statesman

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History gives the Tories the confidence they can beat Labour, but do the old rules still apply?

The numbers show that they are losing but, in Birmingham, the Tories had the swagger of winners. After Labour’s funereal conference, the opposition was regarded as having relinquished any right to govern. The phrase that one heard repeatedly from Conservative ... [Published New Statesman - 2 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 46 mins ago - 1 reports

Former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg has terror case dropped for lack of evidence

Moazzam Begg, the British citizen who was held in Guantanamo Bay for nearly three years, has had seven terror-related charges related to the ongoing civil war in Syria dropped by prosecutors.He was formally acquitted of all charges this morning by the ... [Published New Statesman - 10 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Our paper tax discs are on the way out: vote Ukip to rescue them

Terrible news for those multitaskers who both drive cars and vote Ukip today, as paper tax discs are being scrapped . Motorists will no longer have to display them on their cars, as the police are now able to rely on the DVLA's digital register.If you ... [Published New Statesman - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Taxes, BuzzFeed, Westminster
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

David Cameron’s policy blitz: here’s what he announced

After a couple of years of policy-lite speeches from the Prime Minister, this year’s speech to Conservative party conference was packed with new announcements.Maintaining the lowest corporation tax in the G20Companies are coming from all over the world ... [Published New Statesman - 9 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

David Cameron is evil, says Channel 4 (almost)

Channel 4 posted the following tweet to promote their coverage of David Cameron’s party conference speech:David Cameron: IS evil pure and simple - #c4news - watch live - http://t.co/iknrsoW1B4— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) October 1, 2014If you’re familiar ... [Published New Statesman - 9 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Taking the piss just became legally easier with new copyright exceptions for comedy

Satirists, rejoice! After stops and starts, a major new reform of intellectual property law has come into effect today , including a new exception to copyright restrictions for "parody, caricature and pastiche", alongside a range of other long-overdue ... [Published New Statesman - 3 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

New Statesman cover | ISIS vs the world

A first look at this week’s cover. ... [Published New Statesman - 6 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

What's the deal with Tories and bricks?

What's the deal with the Tories and bricks?The week before the party conference in Birmingham saw education secretary Nicky Morgan appearing in a photoshoot straight out of  The Thick Of It,  proudly holding a "brick of aspiration" :Then Boris Johnson ... [Published New Statesman - 8 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Why is the Conservative party in such a good mood?

One theme popping up in the events and bars of Conservative party conference this year is what a buoyant mood the Tories are in. With their propensity to enjoy a good party – and their rapidly vanishing reticence about holding champagne receptions – it’s ... [Published New Statesman - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

All must have prizes! How the Goldsmiths and Folio awards are changing the literary landscape

The Booker Prize, first awarded in 1969 and sponsored by the Man Group since 2002, is under fire and eager to respond. Two new prizes for fiction in English have been established in recent years, with the aim not of stealing the Booker’s throne but of ... [Published New Statesman - 10 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Why Cameron is ring-fencing the NHS

Perhaps the most fundamental task of any government is to allocate the money it collects in taxes. What should it all be spent on?Looking at data from the British Social Attitudes survey, now in its thirty-second year, gives us a clear answer: health ... [Published New Statesman - 11 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Ukip's second front against Labour could see the People's Army split

The Ukip tanks are on the Labour lawn. Tory soldiers are deserting their posts to flock to Farage's flag. All is well with the People's Army, right?Well, as an avid war historian such as the Ukip leader should know, an army is at its weakest when it overstretches ... [Published New Statesman - 12 hours ago]

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...to the windscreens of every honest British motorist's car and not to drop such a noble crusade as it did with its flagship 2010 manifesto pledge :  "British passports will return to their proper larger size and design."
"Because budgets are low, you get the sort of Buzzfeed journalism, where someone comes along with ‘12 things you didn’t know about Michelle Obama’. Anyone can do that, and whack on a picture, and you get some clicks and it’s looks like everything’s fine, but actually… it’s bollocks."
The Met Commissioner says "if you are going to start fighting in another country on behalf of another state or against another state, it seems to me you've made a choice about where you want to be" . Yet British citizens can join the Israeli Defence Force, take part in the illegal occupation of the West Bank or shell Gaza, and return unchallenge...
..."I tell you in all candour," he said (a conscious echo, by the history graduate, of Jim Callaghan's 1976 repudiation of Keynesianism), " that the option of taxing your way out of a deficit no longer exists, if it ever did." How this squares with the 24 tax rises imposed by Osborne in this parliament is unclear...

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History gives the Tories the confidence they ca... [Published New Statesman - 2 hours ago]
Taking the piss just became legally easier with... [Published New Statesman - 3 hours ago]
Our paper tax discs are on the way out: vote Uk... [Published New Statesman - 6 hours ago]
New Statesman cover | ISIS vs the world [Published New Statesman - 6 hours ago]
What's the deal with Tories and bricks? [Published New Statesman - 8 hours ago]
David Cameron’s policy blitz: here’s what he an... [Published New Statesman - 9 hours ago]
David Cameron is evil, says Channel 4 (almost) [Published New Statesman - 9 hours ago]
All must have prizes! How the Goldsmiths and Fo... [Published New Statesman - 10 hours ago]
Why is the Conservative party in such a good mood? [Published New Statesman - 10 hours ago]
Former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg has ter... [Published New Statesman - 10 hours ago]
Why Cameron is ring-fencing the NHS [Published New Statesman - 11 hours ago]
Ukip's second front against Labour could see th... [Published New Statesman - 12 hours ago]
The shortlist for the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize has... [Published New Statesman - 14 hours ago]
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