Top politics from the award-winning New Statesman

As Tony Blair steps down after ten years in office, this week's special issue marks the occasion with verdicts from Britain's top writers - David Hare, David Marquand, Suzanne Moore, Geoff Mulgan and John Gray.

We have exclusive images from the artists Ralph Steadman, Peter Kennard, Robert Del Naja and Stanley Donwood that sum up the Blair years. Our former editors John Lloyd, Ian Hargreaves and Peter Wilby reflect on the NS, Labour and their fraught relationship.

Over the past year, the New Statesman has set the agenda with a series of exclusives and interviews.

From next week, look out for our expanded coverage. Led by our award-winning political editor, Martin Bright, we will provide insights into the big ideas and big challenges facing progressive politics in the new era.

Prime ministers may change, but the NS will continue to lead the debate.

John Kampfner, Editor

This article first appeared in the 07 May 2007 issue of the New Statesman, Blair: The reckoning