A polemical take on politics, economics and foreign affairs


Attack of the academics
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 April 12:21

Profs turn on the Tories.

More on the Tories and the myth of government “waste”
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 April 19:12

John Maynard Keynes pooh-poohs Sir Stuart Rose et al.

Barack Obama: two steps forward, two steps back
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 April 18:28

I like him. I don’t like him. I like him. I don’t like him. I can’t decide!

Ten questions for Cameron and Osborne on state “waste”
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 April 12:58

But will they ever be posed and/or answered?

Why I am such a twit
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 April 19:24

I have succumbed to social networking -- specifically, Twitter.

Vote for Change? Cameron is the anti-change candidate
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 April 14:41

Conservatives scupper a referendum on electoral reform.

Ten stories I spotted while on hols
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 April 20:34

From Obama and health care to Rod Liddle and multiculturalism.

Taking a break from blogging
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 March 11:59

I’m on holiday for the next couple of weeks.

David Aaronovitch's Iraq omission
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 March 19:12

Why does the pro-war left gloss over the issue of Iraqi civilian deaths?

BNP -- two contradictory rulings?
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 March 17:34

Teachers aren't banned from joining, but non-whites still seem to be . . .

Talk of a left-wing crisis is defeatist nonsense
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 March 12:36

Public opinion is on the side of the left. What we now need is more confidence in ourselves.

Down with dogs. All dogs.
By Mehdi Hasan - 10 March 13:06

Dangerous dogs are a menace. But the rest of the species are bloody annoying too.

Exclusive: Lord Paul to end his non-domiciled tax status
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 March 9:02

Bold move by Labour peer will put pressure back on his Tory critics.

My apology to the Tories
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 March 12:30

I was just joking about only liking Ken Clarke.

Shock! Horror! Tory lead in the marginals also gets slashed . . .
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 March 14:32

The Labour fightback continues, as we predicted.

Does Mugabe back the Tories?
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 March 17:57

The Zimbabwean tyrant seems to prefer Cameron to Brown.

Quote of the week -- from the United States
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 March 17:36

Top US general says stop listening to top US generals.

Sir Trevor "grilling" Cameron?? He couldn't grill a frozen burger . . .
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 March 12:02

And don't forget the broadcaster's John Major interview.

Michael Foot: RIP
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 March 13:09

Some of his much-mocked policies remain relevant even in the 21st century.

Liam Fox, your pants are on fire
By Mehdi Hasan - 25 February 23:09

Shadow defence secretary caught dissembling about Andy Coulson on Question Time.

Melanie Phillips, Michael Portillo and me
By Mehdi Hasan - 25 February 13:35

Mel P was sensible on Moral Maze, but Michael P behaved ridiculously.

Is Andy Coulson a "Tory liability"?
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 February 12:29

David Cameron's right-hand man is not fit for high office.

Do we really care more about Prince Philip than Barack Obama?
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 February 14:09

A strange decision by the "establishment" BBC.

Gordon Brown v the National Bullying Helpline
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 February 11:24

Is Christine Pratt for real?

The deficit doves strike back
By Mehdi Hasan - 19 February 11:30

Blanchflower, Skidelsky and Stiglitz to the rescue.

Torture, Jack Bauer and Binyam Mohamed
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 February 15:51

My column this week on the pro-war liberal left.

Blair: the saviour of Gaza?
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 February 12:11

Is it April Fool's Day?

Israel, Mossad and the British passports controversy
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 February 16:59

Will anyone condemn extrajudicial killings?