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UK Politics
2014-01-30 11:22:28

The 2010 general election was defined by a conspiracy of

UK Politics
2013-11-21 09:23:19

After Ed Miliband delivered his speech at this year’s La

Politics
2013-11-14 13:23:46

Next spring, the Labour Party will convene a special con

International Politics
2013-11-11 11:49:44

Something terrible happened in the final months of the S

UK Politics
2013-10-09 15:11:46

The British press is having one of its periodic spasms o

UK Politics
2013-10-03 14:11:56

For decades after the Thatcher revolution of the 1980s,

UK Politics
2013-09-19 06:39:42

Labour enters its penultimate conference before the next

Politics
2013-08-28 14:26:55
UK Politics
2013-08-03 08:28:08
Politics
2013-07-25 13:25:13

The opening years of this parliament provided few opport

Nature
2013-07-25 07:23:26

The start of the Ashes Test series between England and A

UK Politics
2013-07-25 07:21:11

As the House of Commons rises for the summer recess, Bri

Politics
2013-07-11 07:18:04

The Labour Party’s relationship with its affiliated trad

UK Politics
2013-07-10 14:44:52

The art of political leadership lies in turning crisis i

Politics
2013-07-04 07:01:10

According to George Osborne’s original plan, the £11.5bn

Politics
2013-06-27 07:22:15

In much of Westminster, Alex Salmond’s campaign for Scot

Economics
2013-06-14 10:32:29

We live in the age of the cult of the central banker.

UK Politics
2013-06-13 08:35:00

Ed Miliband and Ed Balls have been forced to acknowledge

TV and Radio
2013-06-06 14:56:01

So, farewell then, Frank Gallagher, the foul-mouthed but

UK Politics
2013-06-06 14:51:36

The aim of terrorism is to induce panic and fear among b

Politics
2013-05-30 09:29:30

After his election as Conservative Party leader in 2005,

Sci-Tech
2013-05-30 07:32:08

Bees are everywhere, except for where they should be.

Politics
2013-05-16 07:58:36

The coalition government entered office promising a new

2013-05-09 15:03:29

 

Society
2013-05-08 15:02:34

It is an irony of modern politics that the more the poli

Politics
2013-05-01 14:43:56

As well as enduring the slowest economic recovery in mor

2013-04-25 09:09:35

 

2013-04-25 09:08:03

 

Politics
2013-04-24 16:14:34

There is a sensible and an absurd aspect to the debate a

Magazines
2013-04-12 07:50:45

12 April 1913

UK Politics
2013-03-27 09:35:29

Ever since the Thatcher era, British politics has been d

2013-03-27 09:32:44

The coldest March on record is not, as you might assume,

Newspapers
2013-03-21 00:09:46

“The only security of all is in a free press.”

UK Politics
2013-03-14 15:54:30

Confronted by the threat of a third recession in four ye

UK Politics
2013-03-14 15:53:58

Opponents of George Osborne’s austerity programme have a

2013-03-14 09:01:38

 

2013-02-28 10:57:56

On 19 March 1813, David Livingstone was born into povert

Politics
2013-02-28 10:52:01

In the demonology of the left, Michael Ashcroft ranks so

2013-02-28 08:44:50

Commentators routinely refer to “the new South Africa”,

2013-02-28 08:44:02

 

Media
2013-02-28 06:38:30

The most telling part of Hilary Mantel’s comments on the

International Politics
2013-02-15 11:45:23

It was the belief of those leaders who participated in t

Politics
2013-02-07 09:25:16

“Its anarchic methods may not be ideal, but WikiLeaks im

Culture
2013-02-07 09:22:54

The announcement that the human remains found beneath a

Politics
2013-02-06 15:23:03

Rarely in recent history has the Conservatives’ self-ima

Politics
2013-01-31 09:21:59

The idea of Scottish independence is an ancient one – fo

Politics
2013-01-31 09:20:01

On 28 January, French and Malian troops liberated Timbuk

International Politics
2013-01-31 07:02:16

Perhaps no global leader inspires greater adulation and

International Politics
2013-01-31 07:01:24

In November last year, President Obama said, after a scr

Politics
2013-01-31 05:11:47

Shortly before the last general election, David Cameron

Politics
2013-01-31 05:03:37

Shortly after his election as Conservative leader, David

2013-01-18 14:01:33

Obituaries for paper and the printed press are written a

2013-01-18 14:00:29

The government presents its far-reaching changes to the

International Politics
2013-01-16 15:44:12

“England is, indeed, insular and maritime, linked by

UK Politics
2013-01-10 05:19:22

“The supremacy of a social group

Politics
2013-01-02 14:20:02

Since the global economic crisis began, the United State

Politics
2012-12-18 14:57:51

Economics are the method; the object is to change t

2012-12-13 11:26:57

As a Conservative backbencher in 2003, David Cam­eron vo

Politics
2012-12-12 16:25:33

Soon after Lord Justice Leveson published the results of

Politics
2012-12-05 16:25:48

It is easy to forget how confident George Osborne was th

UK Politics
2012-11-28 16:13:31

Few reputations in British political history are as appa

2012-11-28 16:09:29

The British press has long been allowed to regulate itse

Ideas
2012-11-15 05:43:03

There are some who dismiss the work of Terry Pratchett a

Books
2012-11-15 05:39:45

One of the most bitter literary feuds of recent decades

Broadcast
2012-11-15 05:31:59

If there is one consolation that the BBC can draw from t

International Politics
2012-11-08 11:07:10

Viewed from Britain, often through the prism of scornful

Politics
2012-11-08 11:04:02

Although there was no repeat of the euphoria that greete

Politics
2012-10-31 16:00:07

If Barack Obama has fallen short of the expectations of

Politics
2012-10-17 13:33:37

It is a challenge, and also a privilege, to have the op­

UK Politics
2012-10-10 14:56:31

One of David Cameron’s earliest and best insights was th

2012-10-04 08:11:23

Reaction to the death of Eric Hobsbawm at the age of 95

UK Politics
2012-10-04 06:06:17

After winning the Conservative leadership in 2005, David

Politics
2012-09-27 11:01:46

Ed Miliband returns to Manchester, the scene of his vict

UK Politics
2012-09-19 12:13:18

As the Liberal Democrats gather for their third annual c

Culture
2012-09-12 14:03:45

Congratulations to our columnist Will Self who has been

UK Politics
2012-09-12 14:01:20

The English education system is bewilderingly fragmented

Politics
2012-09-05 15:41:53

If, as George Osborne is fond of declaring, the coalitio

Books
2012-08-30 10:17:25

The New Statesman has published poetry since it

UK Politics
2012-08-30 10:09:12

For the first time since he became Labour leader in 2010

Magazines
2012-08-22 14:50:39

Satirical irreverence, like queuing, has long been a nat

2012-08-15 14:25:43

In February 2010, George Osborne hailed a “really signif

UK Politics
2012-08-08 15:56:55

The London Olympics have been both a resounding sporting

Society
2012-07-25 14:05:36

London is a city of extremes: of extravagant wealth and

UK Politics
2012-07-25 14:02:01

The last time the Liberal Democrats were looking to elec

International Politics
2012-07-18 14:49:30

The window of opportunity for a “two-state solution” to

UK Politics
2012-07-11 14:26:11

Parliament packs up for the summer holidays on Tuesday.

Politics
2012-07-04 17:03:52

For much of the 20th century, the Conservative Party was

UK Politics
2012-06-28 10:55:07

When David Cameron became Conservative leader in 2005, B

International Politics
2012-06-20 16:35:10

For more than two years, Europe’s leaders have delayed a

Politics
2012-06-13 15:59:19

Contrary to reports, gay marriage is one policy on which

Politics
2012-06-06 16:12:28

Karl Kraus, the great satirist, called fin de siècle Vie

Politics
2012-06-06 16:09:36

The eurozone that emerges from the crisis will be unreco

Lifestyle
2012-05-30 15:58:33

Britain is swept up in patriotic fervour as the Queen’s

Politics
2012-05-30 15:53:14

Even by the depraved standards of Bashar al-Assad’s regi

Lifestyle
2012-05-23 16:26:13

In 2006, on the 350th anniversary of Jewish resettlement

Politics
2012-05-16 17:22:05

The Greek coalition talks have broken apart.

UK Politics
2012-05-02 14:29:15

When David Cameron became Prime Minister, he vowed to ho

UK Politics
2012-04-25 15:57:49

Editor's note: The New Statesman always argued that

Politics
2012-04-18 16:03:36

How should a free society respond to terror?

World Affairs
2012-04-03 16:45:01

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader and p

UK Politics
2012-04-03 16:42:34

The charge of incompetence is the deadliest that one can

Politics
2012-03-22 14:20:08

The Chancellor's "fiscally neutral" Budget will do littl

Politics
2012-03-16 16:38:56
Politics
2012-03-15 11:29:52

The murder of 16 Afghan civilians by a rogue US soldier,

Lifestyle
2012-03-08 09:26:52
Books
2012-03-01 08:08:56
Culture
2012-02-27 00:00:00
Culture
2012-01-26 10:51:56
2012-01-19 07:52:27
Law
2012-01-05 08:02:25
World Affairs
2011-12-08 11:55:46
Books
2011-11-17 07:56:57
International Politics
2011-11-03 07:32:35
World Affairs
2011-10-25 16:59:03
Music and Performance
2011-10-20 08:08:40
UK Politics
2011-10-06 07:39:02
2011-08-25 08:06:32
International Politics
2011-08-04 10:07:16
Politics
2011-08-04 10:07:16
World Affairs
2011-07-28 08:17:07
Politics
2011-07-21 09:18:21
International Politics
2011-07-14 11:49:05
World Affairs
2011-06-23 09:56:32
Culture
2011-06-16 08:00:38
Sci-Tech
2011-06-02 07:29:13
Politics
2011-05-26 08:06:38
Media
2011-04-15 13:03:51
Politics
2011-03-31 07:26:48
Politics
2011-03-24 13:38:30
UK Politics
2011-03-17 07:20:50
International Politics
2011-02-03 07:38:08
UK Politics
2011-01-20 07:20:04
Middle East
2010-12-29 07:25:20
UK Politics
2010-12-15 14:51:57
International Politics
2010-12-02 07:22:20
International Politics
2010-11-11 07:32:49
World Affairs
2010-11-04 07:17:04
Politics
2010-10-28 07:21:02
UK Politics
2010-10-14 07:17:30
Ideas
2010-10-07 07:09:40
Music and Performance
2010-09-09 07:15:20
Politics
2010-08-19 07:16:21
Society
2010-08-12 07:12:36
World Affairs
2010-08-04 23:36:53
Religion
2010-07-15 00:14:42
Politics
2010-07-08 00:11:32
Politics
2010-06-17 07:12:41
Politics
2010-05-27 06:36:26
UK Politics
2010-04-15 07:07:54
Lifestyle
2010-04-01 07:11:45
Politics
2010-03-25 07:06:16
Politics
2010-03-18 07:11:16
Politics
2010-03-11 07:08:03
UK Politics
2010-03-04 07:08:00
Politics
2010-02-18 07:09:39
International Politics
2009-12-30 06:16:04
UK Politics
2009-11-26 05:41:38
Human Rights
2009-11-05 05:55:47
International Politics
2009-10-15 07:38:24
Politics
2009-10-01 07:13:02
UK Politics
2009-09-17 05:48:21
Politics
2009-09-17 05:48:21
International Politics
2009-08-27 07:07:15
UK Politics
2009-08-20 07:40:53
Politics
2009-08-06 08:11:13
Sport
2009-07-16 10:37:36
UK Politics
2009-07-09 10:29:42

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II would like you to think o

Politics
2009-07-09 10:29:42

‘‘If I could rerun the past,” says the new Transport Sec

Economics
2009-07-02 11:18:45

Nine months ago, Gordon Brown won plaudits for interveni

International Politics
2009-07-02 11:18:45

It was Alan Greenspan who first let slip.

Politics
2009-06-25 10:37:05

The financial crisis is, as everyone knows, far from ove

International Politics
2009-06-25 10:37:05

As Iran’s mullahs continue to crack down on protesters,

UK Politics
2009-06-18 09:53:21

He is a white, male, Conservative MP, once so right-wing

International Politics
2009-06-11 12:12:09

The social-democratic parties of the conventional centre

UK Politics
2009-06-11 12:12:09

These are great days for the metaphor, the simile, the h

2009-06-05 15:46:11

Now, to celebrate summer:

Politics
2009-06-04 17:48:55

Gordon Brown is, as we go to press, fighting for his own

Politics
2009-05-28 13:10:28

Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, has had a good

Politics
2009-05-28 13:10:28

George Orwell, whose novel Nineteen Eighty-Four

2009-05-21 11:37:48

Pre-festival, all the talk about Cannes was gloomy: how

2009-05-07 11:22:42

The mood at the New Statesman is sombre following the re

Politics
2009-04-30 12:21:27

What is left of New Labour, beyond a buzz-phrase that re

Politics
2009-04-30 12:21:27

"What hath God wrought?”, said Samuel Morse, in the firs

Politics
2009-04-23 12:45:44

Of all those unpleasant headlines of the past week it wa

Health
2009-04-23 12:45:44

It is with admiration that we greet the decision by Jere

UK Politics
2009-04-16 09:15:33

In our last issue we were blunt: “Politics must renew; L

2009-04-16 09:15:33

The wines of Australia have long brought pleasure to the

UK Politics
2009-04-09 09:18:40

Whether you are secular

2009-04-09 09:18:40

It is not often that we draw especial attention to the m

2009-04-02 11:47:35

If the economic crisis is global, politics remains defia

2009-04-02 11:47:35

For decades now, the story of churchgoing in Britain has

Economics
2009-03-26 10:11:38

Not so long ago, it was being said by some of those clos

UK Politics
2009-03-19 11:48:19

As Alex Ferguson says on page 20, sport can learn much f

Politics
2009-03-12 09:28:44

The memorable events of history, wrote the psychologist

UK Politics
2009-03-05 10:49:45

Like Tony Blair before him, Gordon Brown appeared more c

UK Politics
2009-03-05 10:49:45

The 3 March terror attack on the Sri Lankan national cri

Politics
2009-02-26 16:23:52

It is 30 years since Margaret Thatcher entered No 10, se

Politics
2009-02-19 12:02:11

David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, is often caricatu

Politics
2009-02-12 10:29:07

There are many characteristics we associate with Gordon

Politics
2009-02-05 10:09:52

Predictably the global financial crisis has led to an ou

Politics
2009-01-29 10:35:41

In its 1997 election manifesto, Labour pledged to abolis

Politics
2009-01-29 10:35:41

Rabbit is finally at rest.

Politics
2009-01-22 09:58:05

The overwhelming excitement that surrounded President Ob

Politics
2009-01-15 09:31:46

In any count of the phrases most used by postwar western

Politics
2009-01-08 09:51:12

The devastating air assault on the Gaza Strip which bega

Politics
2008-12-18 09:44:59

This has been a year of profound cultural and political

Politics
2008-12-11 09:44:31

Tackling abuses of the welfare system is a necessary (an

Politics
2008-12-04 09:39:35

This has been the week of the whistleblowers.

Politics
2008-12-04 09:39:35

"The heat of a campaign": this was the phrase Barack Oba

Politics
2008-11-27 09:45:00

What is remarkable about the debate over how the governm

Politics
2008-11-20 09:30:27

It seems only yesterday that wise commentators were talk

Politics
2008-11-13 09:32:47

Few of us who lived through the recession of the late 19

Politics
2008-11-13 09:32:47

Let us hope that, like a pantomime drunk, we are pushing

Politics
2008-11-06 09:18:10

This is a time of reckoning.

Politics
2008-10-30 09:16:12

In considering how best to bring Britain out of recessio

UK Politics
2008-10-23 09:17:15

It was not the best of times to be reminded that politic

North America
2008-10-16 09:37:35

In his celebrated speech to the 2004 Democratic National

Politics
2008-10-09 09:29:41

During the summer, as Labour remained fixed at more than

Politics
2008-10-09 09:29:41

Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith and Sir Sherard Cowper-Col

Politics
2008-10-02 09:48:16

The momentous economic events mark the end of free-marke

Politics
2008-09-25 10:22:58

Gordon Brown made two important speeches at Labour's ann

Politics
2008-09-18 09:23:36

Labour delegates meet in Manchester in the middle of pro

Politics
2008-09-11 09:52:02

Gordon Brown has made mistakes, including the huge one o

Politics
2008-09-11 09:52:02

The First TransPennine Express rail company has announce

Politics
2008-09-04 10:11:59

David Cameron's various interventions in the Russo-Georg

Politics
2008-09-04 10:11:59

Throughout its years in government - from Tony Blair's f

UK Politics
2008-08-28 09:22:49

Maybe Gordon Brown would be under less pressure from his

Environment
2008-08-28 09:22:49

We need bees.

Politics
2008-08-21 09:28:48

House prices are dropping, unemployment is rising, home

Politics
2008-08-14 10:03:48

What, in relations with the west, is Russia's problem?

Politics
2008-08-14 10:03:48

Before they began on 8 August, the Beijing Olympics prom

Politics
2008-08-07 09:21:28

If there was anything memorable about the recent "leaked

Politics
2008-08-07 09:21:28

The life of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who died on 3 August

Politics
2008-07-31 09:07:34

When the Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare was consumed by

Politics
2008-07-24 09:18:40

Launching changes to the incapacity and unemployment ben

Politics
2008-07-24 09:18:40

Is the class war over?

Law
2008-07-17 09:22:07

The Youth Crime Action Plan, which has been months in th

Politics
2008-07-17 09:22:07

Who needs a misogynist like Alan Sugar when we have a wo

Politics
2008-07-10 09:18:50

It was bad luck for Gordon Brown that media excitement a

Politics
2008-07-03 09:29:43

During the 11 years that Labour has been in power it has

Politics
2008-06-26 09:24:21

Younger readers may not even know the phrase, but unions

Politics
2008-06-19 10:15:33

In March this year, as the Treaty of Lisbon bill proceed

Politics
2008-06-12 09:20:20

It is a tribute to the fortitude of the people of Zimbab

Politics
2008-06-05 09:43:01

Gordon Brown has insisted that he is sticking to his pri

UK Politics
2008-06-05 09:43:01

Depending on which version of the new Labour tragicomedy

Politics
2008-05-29 12:00:00

It is an attractive illusion that democracy involves com

Politics
2008-05-22 12:00:00

At the time of writing, Gordon Brown is still best place

Politics
2008-05-08 12:00:00

It is a regrettable truth about electorates that they us

Politics
2008-05-01 12:00:00

If the bank crisis weren't so ugly, there would be somet

Politics
2008-04-24 12:00:00

The London and local elections will be the first ballot-

Environment
2008-04-17 12:00:00

For once, the preoccupations of the rich world coincide

Politics
2008-04-10 12:00:00

The severe dip in the Prime Minister's poll rating is, p

Society
2008-04-09 15:31:08

The jury at the inquest into the death of Diana are to b

Politics
2008-04-03 12:00:00

Hard on the heels of a spate of reports suggesting that

International Politics
2008-03-27 12:00:00

The first 59 years were the easiest, the members of the

UK Politics
2008-03-19 12:00:00

The dividing lines of the next election are beginning to

Politics
2008-03-13 12:00:00

As the Treaty of Lisbon bill proceeds to the Lords, the

Politics
2008-03-06 12:00:00

The chances for Middle East peace have never seemed blea

Politics
2008-02-28 12:00:00

The directors of Centrica have been wise to stay in hidi

Politics
2008-02-21 12:00:00

In July 2003, in the week following the death of David K

Politics
2008-02-14 12:00:00

Once in a generation a resistance movement arises that t

Politics
2008-02-07 12:00:00

A week ago, on these pages, we drew attention to the lev

Politics
2008-01-31 12:00:00

One of Gordon Brown's first moves on taking power was to

Politics
2008-01-24 12:00:00

In the more moneyed parts of London, it is hard to avoid

Politics
2008-01-17 12:00:00

Mendacity, stupidity or audacity?

Politics
2008-01-10 12:00:00

At 10.45am on Wednesday 9 January, justice was done in a

Politics
2008-01-03 12:00:00

Over the past decade one country has caused more alarm i

UK Politics
2007-12-13 00:00:12

A year ago, as the end appeared nigh for Tony Blair, a p

Politics
2007-11-29 12:00:00

Whenever Colin Powell tried to engage Ariel Sharon, he h

Politics
2007-11-22 12:00:00

In the course of the last Labour party conference, senio

Politics
2007-11-15 12:00:00

The reality was a good deal more sophisticated than the

Politics
2007-11-08 12:00:00

One event on a busy 6 November best captured the contrad

Politics
2007-11-01 12:00:00

Forty years ago, parliament passed the 1967 Abortion Act

Politics
2007-10-25 12:00:00

For those of a nostalgic disposition, there was somethin

Politics
2007-10-18 12:00:00

Pity the Liberal Democrats.

Politics
2007-10-04 12:00:00

Beware the politician who promises to play by the rules.

Politics
2007-09-27 12:00:00

To understand the nature of current British politics, it

Politics
2007-09-20 12:00:00

Obliterating the opposition has been Gordon Brown's firs

Politics
2007-09-13 12:00:00

It's official: Britain can keep its pounds and ounces.

Politics
2007-09-06 12:00:00

On the face of it, it might not seem such a big deal, th

Politics
2007-08-30 12:00:00

It must be hell being rich in Britain these days.

2007-08-23 12:00:00

This month, two men were killed on the streets in unpred

2007-08-16 12:00:00

A cynic might observe that any group trying to disrupt H

2007-08-09 12:00:00

It is already an orthodoxy, and one which future histori

Politics
2007-08-02 12:00:00

Gordon Brown knew what he didn't want in foreign policy.

2007-07-26 12:00:00

In the good old days, when gentlemen held doors open for

Politics
2007-07-19 12:00:00

It is a little-remembered fact, but when George W Bush c

2007-07-12 12:00:00

When political parties spin a line and journalists succu

Politics
2007-07-05 12:00:00

This has been a good start for Gordon Brown.

Politics
2007-06-28 12:00:00

Perhaps it was appropriate that Tony Blair pursued his s

Politics
2007-06-21 12:00:00

There are few places as squalid as Gaza.

UK Politics
2007-06-14 12:00:00

More than a month has passed since Tony Blair set himsel

Politics
2007-06-07 12:00:00

This Labour government, more than any other, has deprive

Politics
2007-06-04 12:00:00

Britain is going through one of its regular convulsions

Politics
2007-05-28 12:00:00

Don't blink, because you might miss it.

UK Politics
2007-05-21 12:00:00

What if General Galtieri had not invaded the Falklands 2

2007-05-14 12:00:00

It was sad, but salutary, that Labour was so roundly def

Politics
2007-05-07 12:00:00

Tony Blair should not be leaving us now: he should have

Politics
2007-04-30 12:00:00

In September 2004, Vladimir Putin summoned the then poli

Politics
2007-04-23 12:00:00

When in trouble, politicians simplify the ills of the ot

Politics
2007-04-16 12:00:00

A news event long predicted can mistakenly lose its impa

2007-04-09 12:00:00

Asked at a private gathering why the government backed m

Politics
2007-04-02 12:00:00

Does Tony Blair rue the moment when he declared: "Our ai

Politics
2007-03-26 12:00:00

For more than a decade, governments have grappled with t

Politics
2007-03-19 12:00:00

What is the role of our government and what is its relat

Politics
2007-03-12 12:00:00

It has become a mantra of some in new Labour that there

Human Rights
2007-03-05 12:00:00

Information is power, and any government's attitude abou

Politics
2007-02-26 12:00:00

Operation Blair Legacy is in full swing.

Politics
2007-02-19 12:00:00

It has been said many times, but it is always worth repe

Politics
2007-02-12 12:00:00

The government response to the outbreak of H5N1 avian fl

Politics
2007-02-05 12:00:00

What odds a full house - three Levys and two Blairs?

Politics
2007-01-29 12:00:00

Even more shocking than the violence and the official co

2007-01-22 12:00:00

Was it embarrassment or a healthy absence of bombast tha

Politics
2007-01-15 12:00:00

In Steven Spielberg's Minority Report, such is

International Politics
2007-01-08 12:00:00

It was right that it happened this way.

UK Politics
2006-12-18 12:00:00

A political year in Britain that could not come soon eno

Politics
2006-12-11 12:00:00

It was the not so late, and not so great, Donald Rumsfel

Culture
2006-12-04 12:00:00

A thief has run off with the crown jewels and a nation i

Politics
2006-11-27 12:00:00

The Russia of the 1990s is remembered with fondness in t

2006-11-20 12:00:00

It matters that John Reid may run for the Labour leaders

Global Issues
2006-11-13 12:00:00

Finally, yes finally, it seems that America has woken fr

Politics
2006-11-06 12:00:00

Such is the intellectual and political slightness of mod

Law
2006-10-30 12:00:00

Two weeks ago we featured on our cover a story entitled

Politics
2006-10-23 12:00:00

Britain is a tolerant country, even if sometimes it seem

International Politics
2006-10-16 12:00:00

In January 2002, George W Bush declared that America "wi

Politics
2006-10-09 12:00:00

Politicians and the mainstream media, usually perceived

Politics
2006-10-02 12:00:00

Gordon Brown had two tasks at the Labour conference: to

Politics
2006-09-25 12:00:00

Regrettably, Labour does not have a new leader in time f

Politics
2006-09-18 12:00:00

While attention has been elsewhere - in the case of the

UK Politics
2006-09-11 12:00:00

It should not have come to this.

UK Politics
2006-09-04 12:00:00

New Labour has, for all the hubris, rarely been comforta

Politics
2006-08-28 12:00:00

Britain is experiencing probably the most sustained peri

Politics
2006-08-21 12:00:00

There is a link between this country's foreign policy an

Politics
2006-08-14 12:00:00

When the Home Secretary, John Reid, says he wants a "mat

Economics
2006-08-07 12:00:00

In attacking the ABC classification system for controlle

Politics
2006-07-31 12:00:00

As members of parliament depart for their long summer br

Politics
2006-07-24 12:00:00

For a military conflict to cease, one of three factors m

UK Politics
2006-07-17 12:00:00

The central problem of the Blair government has always b

Ideas
2006-07-10 12:00:00

When Tony Blair followed George Bush into Afghanistan, a

Politics
2006-07-03 12:00:00

It is debilitating to feel powerless.

Politics
2006-06-26 12:00:00

While one event taking place in the heart of Europe capt

Politics
2006-06-19 12:00:00

They make our cities work. They keep our economy going.

Politics
2006-06-12 12:00:00

It might seem strange, perverse even, to talk about the

Politics
2006-06-05 12:00:00

One of the untold stories of the Iraq war has been the d

Politics
2006-05-29 12:00:00

The church is doing it.

UK Politics
2006-05-22 12:00:00

Shabbiness of several kinds underpins the controversy ab

Politics
2006-05-15 12:00:00

As John Reid, the Home Secretary, finds his way around h

International Politics
2006-05-08 12:00:00

Citizenship takes many forms and works at several levels

Politics
2006-05-01 12:00:00

How can this government stand accused simultaneously of

Politics
2006-04-24 12:00:00

As the climax to the Queen's 80th birthday celebrations

Politics
2006-04-17 12:00:00

Courage takes many forms.

UK Politics
2006-04-10 12:00:00

He might look like a superannuated nightclub bouncer.

Politics
2006-04-03 12:00:00

When America's mainstream media give prominence to green

UK Politics
2006-03-27 12:00:00

Most people can pinpoint the moment they gave up on Tony

Politics
2006-03-20 12:00:00

Does Tony Blair cry into his pillow when he thinks of Ir

Politics
2006-03-13 12:00:00

Two images reflect everything that has gone wrong with t

Politics
2006-03-06 12:00:00

Out of sight of some, and out of mind of many, a fledgli

Politics
2006-02-27 12:00:00

Some leadership contests excite. Some disappoint.

UK Politics
2006-02-20 12:00:00

The immaculate succession?

Politics
2006-02-13 12:00:00

The New Statesman has never been afraid to ruff

UK Politics
2006-02-06 12:00:00

One of the more valid criticisms of journalism is that i

International Politics
2006-01-30 12:00:00

Compromise is a curious creature.

Politics
2006-01-23 12:00:00

The pervs are everywhere - under the bed, in the gym, in

Politics
2006-01-16 12:00:00

Politics, the headlines scream, is getting exciting agai

International Politics
2006-01-09 12:00:00

It was Tony Blair who brought history into it.

International Politics
2005-12-19 12:00:00

It is one of the enduring perceptions of the modern left

Politics
2005-12-12 12:00:00

One part of the new Labour psyche has been consistently

Politics
2005-12-05 12:00:00

The question is not: can we sustain our energy supply wi

UK Politics
2005-11-28 12:00:00

He's done it several times before on a smaller scale, so

Human Rights
2005-11-21 12:00:00

John Stevens was regarded in his force as the copper's c

UK Politics
2005-11-14 12:00:00

Tony Blair gambled spectacularly and has lost spectacula

Politics
2005-11-07 12:00:00

The only surprise is that there is any surprise.

UK Politics
2005-10-31 12:00:00

For all the accusations of hubris, there is something lu

Politics
2005-10-24 12:00:00

Push me, pull me.

Politics
2005-10-17 12:00:00

What do these measures have in common?

Politics
2005-10-10 12:00:00

Whatever else its shortcomings, Turkey cannot be accused

Politics
2005-10-03 12:00:00

The theory was eloquently set out by Jack Straw.

UK Politics
2005-09-26 12:00:00

A popular game some children play on long car or train j

Politics
2005-09-19 12:00:00

''The crucial question for the Chancellor in this critic

International Politics
2005-09-12 12:00:00

It has been axiomatic in some polite circles, including

UK Politics
2005-09-05 12:00:00

From New York, September 2001, to London, July 2005, the

Politics
2005-08-29 12:00:00

Can things get worse in Iraq?

UK Politics
2005-08-22 12:00:00

The revelations about the killing of Jean Charles de Men

UK Politics
2005-08-15 12:00:00

Is the government losing the plot?

Politics
2005-08-08 12:00:00

What do the following people - Anthony Walker, Richard W

World Affairs
2005-08-01 12:00:00

Defining or redefining Britishness was an early goal of

UK Politics
2005-07-25 12:00:00

Two forces are playing themselves out on the global stag

International Politics
2005-07-18 12:00:00

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, foreign intel-ligence se

Politics
2005-07-11 12:00:00

In the past it took a disaster to bring the Olympics to

Politics
2005-07-04 12:00:00

There is such a thing as a moral universe.

Politics
2005-06-27 12:00:00

The law of inverse proportions applies to Iraq.

Politics
2005-06-20 12:00:00

In Ghana's Katanga Valley, the staple food is rice.

UK Politics
2005-06-13 12:00:00

John Prescott denies he ever said it, which seems strang

Economics
2005-06-06 12:00:00

It is easy to be cynical.

International Politics
2005-05-30 12:00:00

Could the European Union collapse?

UK Politics
2005-05-23 12:00:00

Reform and respect: Tony Blair has proved considerably m

Politics
2005-05-16 12:00:00

Another day in Iraq, another five bombs, another 50 dead

Politics
2005-05-09 12:00:00

As Enoch Powell once observed, all political careers end

Politics
2005-05-02 12:00:00

Has a prime minister ever won an election with so little

UK Politics
2005-04-25 12:00:00

In an ideal world, democratic elections would be charact

Politics
2005-04-18 12:00:00

The horrible truth is that many thousands, perhaps milli

Politics
2005-04-11 12:00:00

How can it be that, while the prospect of a general elec

UK Politics
2005-04-04 12:00:00

''Politicians are so dreadfully afraid that the women's

UK Politics
2005-03-28 12:00:00

Just in case anyone had forgotten that the Tories are th

Human Rights
2005-03-21 12:00:00

At least New Statesman readers cannot say they

Economics
2005-03-14 12:00:00

As you read this, Tony Blair's 17-member Commission for

UK Politics
2005-03-07 12:00:00

Within a few days, parliament will probably have agreed

Politics
2005-02-28 12:00:00

The true terms of the Good Friday peace agreement in Nor

UK Politics
2005-02-21 12:00:00

Ken Livingstone is a fool and a hypocrite.

Politics
2005-02-14 12:00:00

The most encouraging thing about the latest handshake be

International Politics
2005-02-07 12:00:00

During the cold war, the developed nations lent willingl

Politics
2005-01-31 12:00:00

The first democratic elections in Iraq's history ought t

International Politics
2005-01-24 12:00:00

The world, it was said, had changed for ever after 11 Se

UK Politics
2005-01-17 12:00:00

An academic team, reviewing the 1964-70 Labour governmen

Politics
2005-01-10 12:00:00

Let us not deceive ourselves.

UK Politics
2005-01-01 12:00:00

Liberty is indivisible.

Politics
2004-12-13 12:00:00

No government ever came to power with more commitment to

Politics
2004-12-06 12:00:00

If a Prime Minister can get away with selling his people

Politics
2004-11-29 12:00:00

Britain has now had more than a decade of "law and order

Politics
2004-11-22 12:00:00

It is as well that new Labour has had two terms in power

Politics
2004-11-15 12:00:00

The transatlantic divide, it seems, has never been wider

International Politics
2004-11-08 12:00:00

That President George W Bush should indeed win re-electi

Culture
2004-11-08 12:00:00

It is, I suppose, a measure of how seriously people take

UK Politics
2004-11-01 12:00:00

How extraordinary that a government which makes so much

Politics
2004-10-25 12:00:00

Those who think a John Kerry presidency would lead to an

Politics
2004-10-18 12:00:00

Crime is what the political and media classes talk about

Human Rights
2004-10-11 12:00:00

Torture and England do not mix well.

Politics
2004-10-04 12:00:00

Let's not get prim about the bickering rivalry between o

International Politics
2004-09-27 12:00:00

If you think that even George W Bush would not be foolis

Economics
2004-09-20 12:00:00

Politicians do love a crackdown.

Politics
2004-09-13 12:00:00

Are we right, when faced with atrocity, simply to compet

Business
2004-09-06 12:00:00

Remember Thatcher and Reagan!

UK Politics
2004-08-30 12:00:00

In this issue, on the eve of the Republican convention i

Society
2004-08-23 12:00:00

This year, the annual argument over A-levels and the all

Economics
2004-08-16 12:00:00

Say what you like about the sybaritic Blairs (and doing

Politics
2004-08-09 12:00:00

During its seven years in office, new Labour has transfo

UK Politics
2004-08-02 12:00:00

Something must be done.

Politics
2004-07-26 12:00:00

Conservatives would say that there are no such things as

International Politics
2004-07-19 12:00:00

The decision to take his or her country to war is the gr

World Affairs
2004-07-12 12:00:00

This issue of the New Statesman is devoted to t

UK Politics
2004-07-05 12:00:00

What middle-class parents want is simple: schools that g

UK Politics
2004-06-28 12:00:00

How you reacted to the past week's press claims that the

International Politics
2004-06-21 12:00:00

If the results of the local and European elections look

Politics
2004-06-14 12:00:00

A few days ago, the Foreign Office - and let us at least

UK Politics
2004-06-07 12:00:00

Except in particularly vulnerable parts of the world, su

International Politics
2004-05-31 12:00:00

We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly

UK Politics
2004-05-24 12:00:00

Only now are we seeing the tangible benefits of Labour g

UK Politics
2004-05-17 12:00:00

What the New Statesman and several of its comme

Human Rights
2004-05-10 12:00:00

And so it has come to this.

Politics
2004-05-03 12:00:00

The signs are unmistakable.

UK Politics
2004-04-26 12:00:00

The European Union has always been an elite project.

UK Politics
2004-04-19 12:00:00

When politicians are serious about something - terror, d

International Politics
2004-04-12 12:00:00

Those who opposed the invasion of Iraq have been proved

International Politics
2004-04-05 12:00:00

The latest tangle over immigration is a telling illustra

Politics
2004-03-29 12:00:00

Even if Ariel Sharon's men do succeed in eliminating the

Politics
2004-03-22 12:00:00

For the first time since the Second World War, the civil

Politics
2004-03-15 12:00:00

To understand how much the Iraq war has changed the worl

Global Issues
2004-03-08 12:00:00

It is not only by bombing and invasion that the George W

Politics
2004-03-01 12:00:00

The debate on asylum and immigration has become polarise

UK Politics
2004-02-23 12:00:00

The faults in the schooling of English teenagers have be

Politics
2004-02-16 12:00:00

Has the government set a target for reducing targets?

UK Politics
2004-02-09 12:00:00

How did they get it so wrong?

Politics
2004-02-02 12:00:00

Tony Blair is now a lame-duck prime minister.

Society
2004-01-26 12:00:00

The belief in Munchausen's syndrome by proxy - a conditi

Politics
2004-01-19 12:00:00

Why do we need GM crops?

UK Politics
2004-01-12 12:00:00

What a strange attitude we have to lawbreakers in cars.

UK Politics
2004-01-05 12:00:00

It may seem extraordinary that, with two spectacular ele

UK Politics
2003-12-15 12:00:00

At some point in 2004, a major British target - parliame

UK Politics
2003-12-08 12:00:00

How extraordinary that Labour MPs, having swallowed five

Politics
2003-12-01 12:00:00

The bombers of Istanbul may be alarming, as is the threa

Culture
2003-11-24 12:00:00

Conrad Black, worth at least £136m, is one of Britain's

Politics
2003-11-17 12:00:00

The charge sheet against the United States is long and d

Politics
2003-11-10 12:00:00

You would need, to quote Oscar Wilde on the death of Lit

Culture
2003-11-03 12:00:00

A curious air of desperation has surrounded the revelati

Politics
2003-10-27 12:00:00

Everything, we are told, has changed; but it turns out t

Politics
2003-10-20 12:00:00

Walk down any high street around dawn and you will see a

Lifestyle
2003-10-13 12:00:00

Drugs, rape, group sex, grievous bodily harm, drunken dr

Politics
2003-10-06 12:00:00

Would Gordon Brown make a better leader of the Labour Pa

UK Politics
2003-09-29 12:00:00

It's that time in a government's life again: lost its wa

Economics
2003-09-22 12:00:00

Far from being a disaster, the collapse of the World Tra

International Politics
2003-09-15 12:00:00

As you read this, the world's trade ministers meet in Ca

UK Politics
2003-09-08 12:00:00

Old cliches never die; they do not even fade away.

Politics
2003-09-01 12:00:00

What is most striking about the evidence given to the Hu

Politics
2003-08-25 12:00:00

The real action is in Baghdad, not at the Hutton inquiry

UK Politics
2003-08-18 12:00:00

If there were an award for Media Bureaucrat of the Year,

UK Politics
2003-08-11 12:00:00

August is meant to be a "silly" season, with little for

UK Politics
2003-08-04 12:00:00

The BBC should have little to fear from Lord Hutton's in

International Politics
2003-07-28 12:00:00

David Kelly's death is an event waiting for a conspiracy

UK Politics
2003-07-21 12:00:00

It was the question that, according to legend, the littl

International Politics
2003-07-14 12:00:00

It is a measure of our collective guilt about developing

UK Politics
2003-07-07 12:00:00

Tally ho! Let another season of sport commence!

Ideas
2003-06-30 12:00:00

One of the curiosities of our arguments over the environ

UK Politics
2003-06-23 12:00:00

As one of our correspondents reminds us this week (Lette

Economics
2003-06-16 12:00:00

The probability now is that Britain will not join the Eu

UK Politics
2003-06-09 12:00:00

Perhaps we should not be surprised that, as Clare Short

International Politics
2003-06-02 12:00:00

The momentum of the European Union, even when it was a m

Business
2003-05-26 12:00:00

It is no doubt an example of that old socialist vice, en

Politics
2003-05-19 12:00:00

America and Britain have invaded two countries suspected

International Politics
2003-05-12 12:00:00

Somewhere, lying around conquered Iraq, are stocks of mu

Economics
2003-05-05 12:00:00

One of the great challenges for governments in the 21st

Society
2003-04-28 12:00:00

One does not need to admire the teachers' unions, some o

UK Politics
2003-04-21 12:00:00

On the letters page of this issue (page 36), a reader im

International Politics
2003-04-14 12:00:00

At last there is joy on the streets of Baghdad and, alth

International Politics
2003-04-07 12:00:00

Amid all the claims and counter-claims - about whether t

International Politics
2003-03-31 12:00:00

Iraq indeed turns out to be a faraway country of which w

Politics
2003-03-24 12:00:00

The arguments have been heard, the speeches made, the re

International Politics
2003-03-17 12:00:00

The temptation for those who have always opposed war in

Politics
2003-03-10 12:00:00

One should not blame the fee-charging schools for their

Politics
2003-03-03 12:00:00

If what scientists tell us about the dangers to the plan

International Politics
2003-02-24 12:00:00

Advertising executives know that, for all the power of g

UK Politics
2003-02-17 12:00:00

Could anybody have imagined, a year ago, that we would n

Politics
2003-02-10 12:00:00

It is an apt comment on our times that a speech by a Lab

Politics
2003-02-03 12:00:00

Anybody under the delusion that the temper of British po

Politics
2003-01-27 12:00:00

Distasteful as they may find the comparison, the left-wi

Business
2003-01-20 12:00:00

Supermarkets are marvellous examples of the law of unint

Politics
2003-01-13 12:00:00

Behind all the arguments over the impending war in Iraq

Politics
2003-01-06 12:00:00

Three countries are currently targets for western opprob

Politics
2002-12-16 12:00:00

At some point in 2003, barring miracles, there will be w

UK Politics
2002-12-09 12:00:00

This government has been widely criticised for being car

UK Politics
2002-12-02 12:00:00

Twice a year, sometimes three, Gordon Brown takes part i

Global Issues
2002-11-25 12:00:00

The ship sinks, the oil spills, the bandwagon rolls.

Politics
2002-11-18 12:00:00

As Robert Taylor recalls on page 15 of this issue, Sir G

Politics
2002-11-11 12:00:00

Even for the more dedicated royal-watchers, the "revelat

UK Politics
2002-11-04 12:00:00

The proposal that universities should be allowed to char

Food and Drink
2002-10-28 12:00:00

There has always been a scathing answer to those who app

Politics
2002-10-21 12:00:00

We may, as we are always being told, live in an irresist

Politics
2002-10-14 12:00:00

The discovery that Sinn Fein has been collecting informa

Politics
2002-10-07 12:00:00

A cauliflower, Mark Twain once observed, is nothing but

Society
2002-09-30 12:00:00

One of the oddest characteristics of English public life

Politics
2002-09-23 12:00:00

At last, and quite deliberately, Tony Blair has allowed

International Politics
2002-09-16 12:00:00

Nobody should be in any doubt that Saddam Hussein's tyra

International Politics
2002-09-09 12:00:00

There were times in history when the issues confronting

International Politics
2002-09-02 12:00:00

In some left-wing quarters, a seductive argument is taki

UK Politics
2002-08-26 12:00:00

For schools and teachers, the annual announcement of GCS

Global Issues
2002-08-19 12:00:00

If you believe the weather forecasters, we may be due fo

Politics
2002-08-12 12:00:00

With roughly 65,000 delegates descending on Johannesburg

UK Politics
2002-08-05 12:00:00

Alan Duncan's saying of the moment is: "The glass has be

Politics
2002-07-29 12:00:00

After the Conservatives had won the 1979 general electio

Politics
2002-07-22 12:00:00

Put away your doubts and your grievances.

Politics
2002-07-15 12:00:00

It may be thought a sad comment on the muddled and ill-i

Politics
2002-07-08 12:00:00

Any minister who proposes identity cards in Britain must

Business
2002-07-01 12:00:00

Over the past decade, the "fat cat" story has become a n

UK Politics
2002-06-24 12:00:00

We live in an age of panic: about crime, mobile phones,

UK Politics
2002-06-17 12:00:00

This month, at least a million and a half young people a

International Politics
2002-06-10 12:00:00

The evidence that the Palestinians in the West Bank and

Politics
2002-06-03 12:00:00

Writing in the New Statesman a few weeks ago, Q

Politics
2002-05-27 12:00:00

The cover of the latest report from the Commons home aff

UK Politics
2002-05-20 12:00:00

The sequence of events after a rail disaster is now fami

Politics
2002-05-13 12:00:00

We are back in the land of lost innocence; we must wake

UK Politics
2002-05-06 12:00:00

Is Tony Blair an entirely serious person?

International Politics
2002-04-29 12:00:00

So much for the Third Way.

Politics
2002-04-22 12:00:00

John Smith's body may lie a-mouldering in the grave, but

Society
2002-04-15 12:00:00

A million people line the streets for the Queen Mother's

International Politics
2002-04-08 12:00:00

The regimes that rule Iran, Iraq and North Korea have no

Politics
2002-04-01 12:00:00

The government's approach to crime is baffling.

Politics
2002-03-25 12:00:00

All of a sudden, the unthinkable is on the agenda.

Politics
2002-03-18 12:00:00

It is hard to resist taking sides in the Middle East.

International Politics
2002-03-11 12:00:00

On 27 February, the Times ran an extraordinary

UK Politics
2002-03-04 12:00:00

Governments have been striving for 20 years to create ma

UK Politics
2002-02-25 12:00:00

The problem with new Labour is not so much its deep invo

UK Politics
2002-02-18 12:00:00

The connection between Enron, the MMR vaccine and the st

International Politics
2002-02-11 12:00:00

Beware of politicians in search of soundbites and photo

Politics
2002-02-04 12:00:00

As he set up the National Health Service in 1948, Aneuri

Politics
2002-01-28 12:00:00

It has been left to the right-wing press to take more th

Politics
2002-01-21 12:00:00

What on earth is going on in America's war?

Politics
2002-01-14 12:00:00

Nothing better illustrates the weaknesses of Britain's p

Politics
2002-01-07 12:00:00

What makes 2002 such a potentially dangerous year for hu

Politics
2001-12-17 12:00:00

This Christmas ought to be a time when social democrats

Politics
2001-12-10 12:00:00

On page 15 of this edition, John Lloyd further develops

Politics
2001-12-03 12:00:00

Future generations may see the past few days, culminatin

Politics
2001-11-26 12:00:00

If there is not an argument at the highest levels of gov

Politics
2001-11-19 12:00:00

Prediction is a dangerous business, and never more so th

Politics
2001-11-12 12:00:00

Adam Smith observed more than two centuries ago that "pe

Politics
2001-11-05 12:00:00

In this issue (pages 18-19), we publish a map, showing U

Politics
2001-10-29 12:00:00

Reading the transcript of the conversation between Hilar

Politics
2001-10-22 12:00:00

Much of this issue of the New Statesman is devo

Politics
2001-10-15 12:00:00

Of all the arguments used against critics of the bombing

Politics
2001-10-08 12:00:00

In the immediate aftermath of 11 September, some comment

Politics
2001-10-01 12:00:00

During the cold war, many people felt that the world was

Politics
2001-09-24 12:00:00

Compassion radiates outwards; the closer people are to u

Politics
2001-09-17 12:00:00

The connection between the dreadful attacks on New York

Politics
2001-09-10 12:00:00

The world conference on racism in Durban, South Africa -

Politics
2001-09-03 12:00:00

Teacher shortages, highlighted in an interview last Tues

Politics
2001-08-27 12:00:00

It is a measure of the deep British muddle over race rel

Politics
2001-08-20 12:00:00

For a brief period in the mid-1990s, it really did seem

Politics
2001-08-13 12:00:00

What is affordable housing?

Politics
2001-08-06 12:00:00

The stories that politicians on the make need to spin un

Politics
2001-07-30 12:00:00

Since the ancient Greeks, philosophers have struggled to

Politics
2001-07-23 12:00:00

Of socialism, it used to be said that it worked in theor

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2001-07-16 12:00:00

Riots take place where the ground is fertile.

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2001-07-09 12:00:00

Many of the great miscarriages of justice in the 1970s a

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2001-07-02 12:00:00

Since almost everyone in the public sector has been rega

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2001-06-25 12:00:00

It was no part of the brief of Lord Cullen's inquiry on

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2001-06-18 12:00:00

There is never a good time for politicians to give thems

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2001-06-11 12:00:00

Pinch yourself today, and ask if it can really be true.

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2001-06-04 12:00:00

Take a deep breath, grit your teeth, put on a cheery smi

Politics
2001-05-28 12:00:00

If you think this election campaign is dull, that is bec

Politics
2001-05-21 12:00:00

Privatisation, a long and ugly word with a bad reputatio

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2001-05-14 12:00:00

The biggest issue of this election campaign is not the d

Politics
2001-05-07 12:00:00

To many on the left, it will be disappointing, but unsur

Politics
2001-04-30 12:00:00

Less than 40 years ago, many British landlords routinely

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2001-04-23 12:00:00

How very virtuous westerners can feel about a rusting ve

Politics
2001-04-16 12:00:00

Year by year, almost week by week, the British monarchy

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2001-04-09 12:00:00

For a brief period in the 1970s, many people in the west

Politics
2001-04-02 12:00:00

If the government now feels that it has to reconsider it

Politics
2001-03-26 12:00:00

Once more, war threatens the Balkans and, once more, the

Politics
2001-03-19 12:00:00

Always question a policy that has near-unanimous support

Politics
2001-03-12 12:00:00

Gordon Brown today walks taller than any previous Labour

Politics
2001-03-05 12:00:00

What is it about modern life that turns things our ances

Politics
2001-02-26 12:00:00

It is a great pity that the British Foreign Office's "lo

Politics
2001-02-19 12:00:00

Beware of politicians who offer choice and diversity in

Politics
2001-02-12 12:00:00

The Conservatives' hopes of winning the next election, a

Politics
2001-02-05 12:00:00

One of the most depressing aspects of public debate in B

Politics
2001-01-29 12:00:00

Ministers used to resign because they had misled the Hou

Politics
2001-01-22 12:00:00

Aneurin Bevan famously remarked that he designed the Nat

Politics
2001-01-15 12:00:00

Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, both from deeply troub

Politics
2001-01-08 12:00:00

As millionaires go, Lord Hamlyn is about as irreproachab

Politics
2000-12-25 12:00:00

If you want to understand what William Hague is up to, l

Politics
2000-12-18 12:00:00

Politicians in office, and particularly British politici

Politics
2000-12-11 12:00:00

Many years ago, Fred Hoyle, the eccentric astronomer, wr

Politics
2000-12-04 12:00:00

Social democracy, far from being dead, suddenly looks to

Politics
2000-11-27 12:00:00

In June 1979, a group of bright young Englishmen threw a

Politics
2000-11-20 12:00:00

Is the United States truly a democracy?

Politics
2000-11-13 12:00:00

What has happened to us?

Politics
2000-11-06 12:00:00

It may seem a happy coincidence for the government that

Politics
2000-10-30 12:00:00

The environment has been "at the heart of government pol

Politics
2000-10-23 12:00:00

In the Holy Land (as the newspapers like to call it), th

Politics
2000-10-16 12:00:00

In a recent New Statesman essay, Jeremy Seabroo

Politics
2000-10-09 12:00:00

Many years ago, a pensions company ran an arresting adve

Politics
2000-10-02 12:00:00

Through this year's Labour Party conference, there ran a

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2000-09-25 12:00:00

Are the decisions of democratic governments now always t

Politics
2000-09-18 12:00:00

This government has often seemed to panic at the merest

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2000-09-11 12:00:00

To anybody who has worked in or followed education over

Politics
2000-09-04 12:00:00

The capture of 11 British soldiers by bandits in Sierra

Politics
2000-08-28 12:00:00

More than a year has passed since the G8 summit in Colog

Politics
2000-08-21 12:00:00

Former controllers of BBC Radio 3 wishing to sell autobi

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2000-08-14 12:00:00

An American soldier was interviewed on British televisio

Politics
2000-08-07 12:00:00

The Queen Mum is dead.

Politics
2000-07-31 12:00:00

Just as the mobs of medieval villages meted out rough ju

Politics
2000-07-24 12:00:00

Think back to the summer of 1992: Labour's fourth electi

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2000-07-17 12:00:00

Nothing better illustrates the fickle attention span, th

Politics
2000-07-10 12:00:00

At least nobody can accuse the Tories of rushing to occu

Politics
2000-07-03 12:00:00

Beware of politicians who announce that "we are learning

Politics
2000-06-26 12:00:00

In the end, England's inept players were left to do what

Politics
2000-06-19 12:00:00

Suddenly, almost without warning, liberal Britain finds

Politics
2000-06-12 12:00:00

Mention the nationalised railways, the BBC, the town hal

Politics
2000-06-05 12:00:00

Market failure, the economics textbooks tell us, occurs

Politics
2000-05-29 12:00:00

The Dome - which has just entered what may be described

Politics
2000-05-22 12:00:00

Whatever British troops are doing in Sierra Leone - and

Politics
2000-05-15 12:00:00

Tony Blair famously modelled new Labour and his 1997 ele

Politics
2000-05-08 12:00:00

Last Monday's events in central London followed the fami

Politics
2000-05-01 12:00:00

Imagine you have a reasonable income and a not too onero

Politics
2000-04-24 12:00:00

Despite the instances of racial attacks, and the evidenc

Politics
2000-04-17 12:00:00

Perhaps it is a measure of how well new Labour is runnin

Politics
2000-04-10 12:00:00

As the campaign for London mayor officially begins, Ken

Politics
2000-04-03 12:00:00

In strict logic, the case for the legalisation of all dr

Politics
2000-03-27 12:00:00

New Labour is often accused - and indeed has been accuse

Politics
2000-03-20 12:00:00

Education, like everything else, is now about branding.

Politics
2000-03-13 12:00:00

If you want to understand why Ken Livingstone is such a

Politics
2000-03-06 12:00:00

Years ago, an educational magazine used to produce an an

Politics
2000-02-28 12:00:00

All political leaders eventually lose touch with reality

Politics
2000-02-21 12:00:00

Nobody should be surprised that the most vehement critic

Politics
2000-02-14 12:00:00

Of all political perversions, racism is the most odious.

Politics
2000-02-07 12:00:00

Murder used to be just murder.

Politics
2000-01-31 12:00:00

Since the new millennium dawned, megamergers have come a

Politics
2000-01-24 12:00:00

Tony Blair's habit of making policy on television studio

Politics
2000-01-17 12:00:00

For all its labyrinthine progress through two magistrate

Politics
2000-01-10 12:00:00

One would need, as Oscar Wilde would have said, a heart

Politics
1999-12-20 12:00:00

From the oracles of the ancient world through Nostradamu

Politics
1999-12-13 12:00:00

In strict terms of moral equivalence, Nato forces should

Politics
1999-12-06 12:00:00

What we have been seeing in Seattle in recent days are t

Politics
1999-11-29 12:00:00

Why has the position of mayor of London attracted such a

Politics
1999-11-22 12:00:00

Those who claim to have been disappointed or betrayed by

Politics
1999-11-15 12:00:00

Is Gordon Brown, he of the stealthy taxation and the ste

Politics
1999-11-08 12:00:00

It is 71 years since Britain finally embraced universal

Politics
1999-11-01 12:00:00

Here is the good news.

Politics
1999-10-25 12:00:00

It was Aneurin Bevan's aim in setting up the National He

Politics
1999-10-18 12:00:00

The Labour leadership's wish to prevent Ken Livingstone

Politics
1999-10-11 12:00:00

As the death toll rose from the Paddington rail disaster

Politics
1999-10-04 12:00:00

Critics of Tony Blair, including this paper, have freque

Politics
1999-09-27 12:00:00

Is it possible that the British left, so accustomed to (

Politics
1999-09-20 12:00:00

It is characteristic of Tony Blair that he should attemp

Politics
1999-09-13 12:00:00

How bold is a Labour government prepared to be in its se

Politics
1999-09-06 12:00:00

If Anthony Crosland had never tried to carry out his fam

Politics
1999-08-30 12:00:00

Mourning ends.

Politics
1999-08-23 12:00:00

If ever a prime minister needed a break from a centrally

Politics
1999-08-16 12:00:00

No doubt the Buckingham Palace press office is so accust

Politics
1999-08-09 12:00:00

Even before the independent review panel, under Gavyn Da

Politics
1999-08-02 12:00:00

On the opening page of the government's newly published

Politics
1999-07-26 12:00:00

Is it time for British ministers to give up on Northern

Politics
1999-07-19 12:00:00

Arguments about fox-hunting are rather like those about

Politics
1999-07-12 12:00:00

He just doesn't get it, does he?

Politics
1999-07-05 12:00:00

Anybody who believes that the age of the public sector i

Politics
1999-06-28 12:00:00

Play up! play up! and play the game!

Politics
1999-06-21 12:00:00

All governments suffer midterm reversals; what is truly

Politics
1999-06-14 12:00:00

Tony Blair has conducted himself with dignity in the wak

Politics
1999-06-07 12:00:00

As we go to press, millions of South Africans are formin

Politics
1999-05-31 12:00:00

"Daddy, why can't my role model go on tour to Australia?

Politics
1999-05-24 12:00:00

Trial by jury is just about the least efficient method o

Politics
1999-05-17 12:00:00

Edinburgh's first big political issue - university tuiti

Politics
1999-05-10 12:00:00

The war over Kosovo (or "conflict" as western politician

Politics
1999-05-03 12:00:00

The case for devolution, by the time Labour took office

Politics
1999-04-26 12:00:00

With every day that passes, it becomes harder for Nato t

Politics
1999-04-19 12:00:00

Is a humanitarian war an oxymoron?

Politics
1999-04-09 12:00:00

Government, J K Galbraith once observed, is more often t

Politics
1999-04-02 12:00:00

As the New Statesman goes to press, the Russian

Politics
1999-03-26 12:00:00

How extraordinary that, after half a century of peace, w

Politics
1999-03-19 12:00:00

Far from giving comfort to those who wish Europe to be s

Politics
1999-03-12 12:00:00

How does he do it?

Politics
1999-03-05 12:00:00

In a recent issue of Another Magazine, the very pro-free

Politics
1999-02-26 12:00:00

What are the most heinous crimes that anybody can imagin

Politics
1999-02-19 12:00:00

"I do not know." These four words are forbidden in Briti

Politics
1999-02-12 12:00:00

For the consumption of Daily Mail readers, this

Politics
1999-02-05 12:00:00

Has the world gone mad?

Politics
1999-01-29 12:00:00

Pity poor Frank Dobson.

Politics
1999-01-22 12:00:00

The Conservatives managed for 18 years to blame most of

Politics
1999-01-15 12:00:00

Are there now no limits to intrusion into the private li

Politics
1999-01-08 12:00:00

To announce that you will join a new venture only after

Politics
1999-01-01 12:00:00

"Daddy, that Mr Mandelson is a very wicked man, isn't he

Politics
1998-12-18 12:00:00

Pensions is one of those subjects that sees British publ

Politics
1998-12-11 12:00:00

The Eurosceptics are right: the aim of the EU is, and ha

Politics
1998-12-04 12:00:00

The nanny state is far from dead: league tables of schoo

Politics
1998-11-27 12:00:00

The row over the House of Lords, in which an aristocracy

Politics
1998-11-20 12:00:00

Who are the world's most long-lived dictators?

Politics
1998-11-13 12:00:00

Soviet communism collapsed because, among many other thi