In this week’s magazine

The real opposition

22 - 28 May



Simon Heffer on why David Cameron won't have long to savour his success.

Exclusive: In his first major statement since the election, Vince Cable reflects on the Lib Dem defeat.

George Eaton speaks to the favourite for Labour deputy leader, Tom Watson.

Jenny Kleeman on women and Wikipedia.



John Gray on Hayek’s fascination with the love affair of J S Mill and Harriet Taylor.

Ryan Gattis on race problems in US policing: then and now.

Sally Vickers on J M Coetzee.

Sophie McBain reviews Syrian Notebooks by Jonathan Littell and Voices of the Arab Spring by Asaad al-Saleh.

Michael Prodger reviews Julian Barnes’s Keeping an Eye Open and On Being an Artist by Michael Craig-Martin

John Burnside wonders why we spend so much time and money saving the giant panda.




Exclusive: Michael Ashcroft on why polls failed to predict the election result and on Tories behaving badly.

George Eaton: Both Labour and the Tories are battling for control of the centre, but will this moment last?

Will Self: The changing fortunes of my family can be measured in our use of the humble spoon.


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