A polemical take on politics, economics and foreign affairs


Cameron, Next and “padded bras”
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 April 12:50

Will the Conservative leader condemn the Tory party donor Simon Wolfson?

The myth of the “big society”
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 April 13:56

The public don’t want to get involved. Do you blame them?

Beware groupthink
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 April 12:23

The perils of “following the crowd” in this unpredictable election.

Is the state of Israel preparing for another round of “ethnic cleansing”?
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 April 18:14

Forget settlements -- here’s a new and much bigger threat to the Palestinians in Palestine.

Forget VAT -- why did they rule out a rise in income tax?
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 April 17:31

New Labour is not dead. It lives. Shame.

The PM’s (new) dividing line
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 April 15:15

Quote of the day.

The polls still aren’t looking good for the Tories
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 April 13:15

It shouldn’t be, but this election remains close.

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.