Star Staggers Columnist Leaves For Guardian

20140508-184836.jpg The New Statesman has lost its star political columnist. Rafael Behr is off to the Guardian. He will be replaced as Political Editor by George Eaton, who previously ran the Staggers blog and has close links to Labour. Behr was one of the only reasons for reading the magazine and has been due a step up for a while now. Still, it is yet another blow for the Staggers…

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John McDonnell tells the Gallery/Lobby lunch what the priest told him to do…

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