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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Andrea Leadsom told BBC Radio 4’s Today

“He’s made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair’s impartiality is absolutely essential. … He’s made his views known on Brexit… it’s a matter for him but nevertheless it’s a challenge and all colleagues need to form their own view of that.”


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