In this week’s magazine

Spring double issue
27 March - 9 April



John Simpson on Putin's attempts to distract the west from Crimea

The NS editor Jason Cowley's revealing interview with Alex Salmond

Charles Bremner profiles François Hollande

The socialist Pope: Maurice Glasman on how Pope Francis shut up about sex and began to tackle inequality

Germaine Greer on the birth of Australia and the Gallipoli myth

Sophie McBain asks why so many people in Britain are using food banks

Leader: the SNP in Westminster



Alan Garner on the source of creativity

Helen Macdonald on losing our spring birds

Kate Mossman interviews the Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers



The Politics Column: George Eaton argues that an ultra-hung parliament seems most likely - and it is Labour that has the upper hand

Jack Monroe on her love for Labour lost

Will Self: Stuck in a train toilet, I see the future of urban Britain mapped out in pristine technicolour

Helen Lewis on free speech on university campuses


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