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Patrick Maguire

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Past articles by Patrick:

Public opinion is hardening against reopening schools

The majority of parents believe it will not be safe to send their children back on 1 June. → Read More

Keir Starmer opens up clear lead over Boris Johnson in public approval

Those who approve of the Labour leader's performance include more than one in four Conservative voters. → Read More

Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules, say three-quarters of voters

Polling for the New Statesman reveals a high degree of public consensus over coverage of Boris Johnson's chief adviser. → Read More

Why the crisis in care homes could prolong lockdown

Outbreaks of Covid-19 in the care sector are driving the R value of the virus up. → Read More

Why easing the lockdown would be a big risk for the government

A rise in Covid-19 infections and deaths, or in redundancies, could upset ministers’ plans. → Read More

Rory walks: why Stewart pulled out of London's mayoral race

The former Conservative cabinet minister has called time on his independent candidacy. → Read More

What we learned from Keir Starmer's first PMQs with Boris Johnson

Slow is the word for Labour, while the Tories aren't yet ready to talk austerity. → Read More

Keir Starmer moves to tighten control of Labour policy development

Shadow ministers have been told that new fiscal commitments require central approval – and warned off big spending. → Read More

Will an “outsider” become Labour general secretary?

Keir Starmer, no stranger to changing the culture of institutions, may seek a successor to Jennie Formby from outside the trade union movement. → Read More

Jennie Formby's resignation presents risks and opportunities for Keir Starmer

The departure of Labour's most powerful Corbynite as general secretary creates a vacancy the new leadership needs to fill carefully. → Read More

Tory MPs want the lockdown eased now – but there is no appetite for this in No 10

The uncomfortable truth for Conservative rebels is that their demands would increase the Covid-19 infection rate. → Read More

The candidate Labour MPs want to succeed Jennie Formby

There is one name featuring more heavily in discussions over the general secretary vacancy than any other. → Read More

Voters favour harder line on relations with China, polling shows

New polling for the New Statesman reveals that the public support Tory demands for a reset amid concerns over the Xi regime's handling of the pandemic. → Read More

Public at odds with ministers over summer school openings

Polling for the New Statesman reveals a majority of voters believe schools should teach through the summer holidays. → Read More

What we learned from this week's PMQs

Ministers are drawing a new dividing line with Labour – but don't expect them to talk about an exit strategy yet. → Read More

How Keir Starmer's victory has changed the mechanics of opposition

Labour MPs have had their room to manouevre in Parliament sharply constricted. → Read More

What we learned from Keir Starmer’s first (virtual) PMQs

The Labour leader wants the word "slow" to define the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Why Angela Rayner is Labour's most powerful deputy since John Prescott

Labour's deputy leader has unveiled the team of MPs that she hopes will transform the party's structure and cultures. → Read More

Iain McNicol stands aside from Labour front bench

The party's former general secretary stands down as a Lords whip, pending an inquiry into the leaked anti-Semitism report. → Read More

Labour could have won 2017 election without 2016 PLP coup, Corbyn says

In his first interview since the election of Keir Starmer, the former Labour leader also tells the Benn Society of his support for mandatory reselection. → Read More