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Meet the ex-Trot who is begging Scotland to stay

Alistair Darling, an Edinburgh Labour MP and former chancellor of the Exchequer, is chair of Better Together, the umbrella organisation leading the “No” campaign against Scotland’s independence in Thursday’s referendum. Freelance journalist Alex Mitchell reports.

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Cameron’s budget small beer in time of crisis

Guy Rundle examines the Cameron government’s latest UK budget and finds it comes up sorely lacking.

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Does the Labor narrative narrative stand up?

We all complain Labor lacks a narrative. But what if positive narratives are now impossible to effectively communicate? Look overseas and it may well be the case.

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Fairfax revenue down … tweeting the news … Facebook slows …

The torrent of bad news coming out of Fairfax HQ continued this morning, with job-slashing CEO Greg Hywood announcing downgraded revenue expectations for the rest of the year. Plus other media news.

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How did James’ entree compare to Rupert’s sizzle?

Today is all about Rupert, but let’s not forget yesterday’s session at the Leveson Inquiry, in which the 81-year-old’s son and heir, James Murdoch, was slow-roasted for six hours in London’s High Court. So how did Sun King and son stack up against each other?

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Welcome to the bizarro parallel universe that is UK politics

The government of the United Kingdom has pulled off one of the great political con jobs, writes David Ritter from London.

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Red Ed’s new capitalism — it’s not easy being green

Grinning, young, confident, Labour leader Ed Miliband strode across the vast forecourt of the Liverpool Conference Centre, towards a date with destiny — his first leader’s speech to the party conference.

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Blair, Murdoch and the Iraq war — a study of power

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s first comments about Murdoch yesterday were quite pathetic. If David Cameron is being subjected to enormous scrutiny over his dealings with Murdoch then so should Blair, Gordon Brown and John Major.

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NotW: Murdoch withdraws BSkyB bid

Crikey media wrap: The News of the World phone hacking scandal didn’t just bring down a paper, it also destroyed Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation’s £8bn bid to buy BSkyB.

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Global worming, aka Mr Squiggly with bias

Killjoy academics have struck. The worm, it seems, is positively undemocratic.

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France, UK butt heads over nuclear arms; more climate cables

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s push to reduce the numbers of nuclear-armed submarines operating within Britain’s military took US diplomats by surprise, another cable released by WikiLeaks shows today.

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Rundle: a book that marks the end of Blair, all echo and no conscience

You know, I of course I feel sorrow for the people who have died, how could you not…” God, there it was again, that voice, pouring out of the radio at 6:30 in the morning, as one of the last sunny days began outside. Tony Blair back from the shadowlands of post-priministerial life, and right […]

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Tony Blair bio blasts Gordon Brown

Tony Blair’s soon to be released tell-all memoir is generating controversy throughout the UK, with the former British PM claiming he foresaw disaster in his beleaguered replacement, Gordon Brown, reports Martin Kettle.

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Cameron and Obama cement UK-US ‘truly special’ union

Unlike his predecessor, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s first state visit to the United States has been a great success, complete with matching podiums at his joint press conference with US President Barack Obama, writes Kevin Connolly.

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Gordon Brown and Labour’s cone of silence

The British Labour Party needs to break the deafening silence about Gordon Brown and his failed election leadership if they have any chance of moving forward, writes Andrew Rawnsley.

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Crikey Blogs | EUROPE|

Send off the clowns — the collapse of mainstream politics

A leader elected to widespread acclaim, empowered to sweep away a discredited regime and now either gone or on the ropes. It happened to Gordon Brown, Kevin Rudd, Angela Merkel and Barack Obama. Why? asks Guy Rundle.

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ALP ruthlessness puts British Labour to shame

The assassination of Kevin Rudd may have been act of cold and calculated political maneuvering, but it demonstrates a boldness British Labour lacked when it stuck with fallen leader Gordon Brown, writes Martin Kettle.

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Early election boat sails

Daily Media Wrap: Kevin Rudd had the chance to call an early election, one he probably would have won easily, but he didn’t and now the election is a far deadlier fight.

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Rundle’s UK: Con-LibDems actually want to limit CCTV? Well blow me down.

As it turned out, both the Conservatives and the Lib-Dems said enough was enough on Britain’s Orwellian surveillance state. Who’d a thunk it?

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‘Miaow, Prime Minister’: the bureaucats of Downing Street

As David Cameron prepares to move into No.10 Downing Street, a vastly more important British civil service post has yet to be filled: the resident Downing Street cat. It has strong historical significance.

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The Guardian | EUROPE|

PHOTO GALLERY: Gordon Brown’s last day

A sad photo gallery of Gordon Brown’s final moments at Number 10, as he takes the killer phone call from Nick Clegg and then the drawings by Brown’s children are removed from the walls.

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Slate | EUROPE|

Moving out of Number 10

Gordon Brown resigned as UK PM and 90 minutes later David Cameron was waltzing through the door of Number 10 Downing Street. How did Brown manage to pack up so quickly?

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Leaders who have ‘fallen on their sword’

With Gordon Brown’s resignation following the UK Election, there’s much talk of the man having “fallen on his sword”. But Brown got off lightly compared to samurai days, writes Mike Stuchbery.

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Rundle’s UK: the Clegg and Cameron double act — not particularly funny

The new “marriage” between David Cameron and Nick Clegg is already getting relationship advice. A fixed five year term is bold. It may well also be unconstitutional, but that discussion is still playing out.

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It’s really over — New Labour has gone

The UK has a new prime minister and a new government. Whatever New Labour was, it has gone, leaving much and perhaps taking more.

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