A polemical take on politics, economics and foreign affairs


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?

The Oscars and the Alternative Vote
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 February 14:30

Hollywood shows that electoral reform is not just for political anoraks.

Bank bonuses and the Barclays myth
By Mehdi Hasan - 16 February 18:33

We, the taxpayers, saved Barclays too!

Bruce Anderson says we should torture children
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 February 13:02

Is this a (bad) joke?

In defence of the euro
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 February 11:08

Greece isn't the "morality tale" the Eurosceptics think it is.

Jack Straw vs Will Straw
By Mehdi Hasan - 10 February 12:19

The Tories spotted an opportunity to make hay at the Justice Secretary's expense.

Is Fraser Nelson the "Sarah Palin" of the Tory party?
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 February 14:17

Or is that a little unfair on Palin?

What role did Israel play in the run-up to the Iraq war?
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 February 17:52

Blair, Bush, Chilcot and the Israelis.

Richard Madeley: neocon
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 February 11:17

Hilarious intervention on Iraq from Mr Judy Finnegan.

The Beeb and the climate denialists
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 February 9:49

Why is our public service broadcaster giving credence to climate conspiracy theories?

Is Britain a "cesspit" for Islamist terrorists?
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 February 15:18

The idiocy, ignorance and Islamophobia of Wole "Wally" Soyinka's comments.

Iran, paranoia and the next war
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 February 10:52

In response to Daniel Finkelstein.

Britain's asylum shame
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 February 10:14

Alarming revelations from a whistleblower.

Quote of the day: Palestine
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 February 18:17

Mahmoud Abbas's outrageous support for the Egyptian wall.

MacShane, Georgia, Iraq and me
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 February 16:04

The former minister takes issue with a column of mine.

Hung parliament: the evidence builds
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 February 12:14

Who dares forecast a Tory landslide now?

The "growing" threat from Iraq? Nonsense
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 January 12:33

Blair evades and distorts once more.

Blair, Iraq and al-Qaeda
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 January 11:50

Did the former PM push links between Saddam and Bin Laden?

Blair says WMDs were the key issue
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 January 11:16

But were they?

My favourite quote of the week -- from Obama
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 January 11:58

The US president says he wants to take on the banks

The right's "politics of envy"
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 January 18:27

The relentless and flawed attacks on public-sector pay

Crisis for Obama as Democrats lose Massachusetts
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 January 16:17

Time to get some balls -- and get rid of the filibuster rule