A polemical take on politics, economics and foreign affairs


Labour: NHS to be a "defining issue" at the next election
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 February 18:06

Ed Miliband turns his attention to the coalition's disastrous health bill.

Academies: five things they don't tell you
By Mehdi Hasan - 16 February 17:13

The battle heats up over the future of our schools system.

Boris Johnson vs the London Irish
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 February 16:34

Memo to the Mayor: not all Irish people are members of Sinn Fein.

The threat from far-right terrorism
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 February 15:36

The Home Affairs Select Committee has produced an important report on an oft-ignored subject.

More fallout from the Huhne resignation
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 February 10:59

Ed Davey's rise and the party's potential humiliation...

Roy vs David
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 February 11:07

Labour's former deputy leader strikes back against Labour's former foreign secretary.

Should social democrats mourn the departure of Chris Huhne?
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 February 15:24

The ex-Energy Secretary isn't exactly the lefty he's made out to be.

Where next for Ed?
By Mehdi Hasan - 02 February 13:05

The Labour leader ended a bad January on a high - and then brother David intervened.

The Iain Dale Iran challenge
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 February 13:53

I will pay him £100 if...

Sorry, Melanie, your pants are on fire
By Mehdi Hasan - 27 January 17:18

The Daily Mail columnist talked nonsense about Iran and the IAEA on last night's Question Time.

Muslim attitudes and the Holocaust
By Mehdi Hasan - 27 January 16:17

Time for a reappraisal.

Islamophobia and the Leveson Inquiry
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 January 10:57

A letter in today's Guardian makes important points - and an important request.

Labour's framing failures
By Mehdi Hasan - 23 January 12:23

Episode 124

The Fred Goodwin knighthood row
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 January 10:36

Five things to consider.

A big boost for Labour in London
By Mehdi Hasan - 19 January 13:52

Ken v Boris just got very interesting. The former mayor has much more than a fighting chance come Ma

Rick Santorum's baby - a follow-up
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 January 13:21

Damian Thompson and others on the right are trying to demonise me for reporting a story that Santoru

Memo to Ed and Ed: ignore the call to embrace austerity
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 January 12:39

The New-Labour, me-too approach on cuts is a political and economic dead end.

Sorry Peter, the facts of life aren't Conservative
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 January 18:16

My brief response to Oborne's silly Telegraph column.

10 things you didn't know about Rick Santorum...
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 January 13:47

...but might like to know in the wake of his Iowa surge.

Are we heading for an "accidental" war with Iran?
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 December 14:42

The Islamic Republic's vow to close the Strait of Hormuz, in response to sanctions, could give the h

Let's not forget the true legacy of the Iraq invasion
By Mehdi Hasan - 19 December 10:29

We can't afford the hawks to use withdrawal as an opportunity to airbrush the blood-drenched history

"What is the point of the Liberal Democrats?"
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 December 12:20

They have sacrificed their distinctive beliefs and principles and received little in return.

Last night's Question Time
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 December 9:52

The facts and figures.

"Repression in the name of security"
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 December 13:35

Our second-best friend in the Middle East continues to violently resist the Arab spring, according t

Borrowing is bad. Unless Gideon's doing it
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 November 13:42

Not only has growth stalled and austerity failed but the Tories can't even win the economic argument

Debts, deficits and Toby Young
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 November 17:29

The Telegraph blogger's response to my ebook on austerity is interesting but ill-informed.

UK's top general says Afghan victory in sight but...
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 November 13:08

...only in ten years!

Iran, my critics and me
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 November 13:26

A response to the distortions and misrepresentations.

PMQs review: MPs fiddle over borders as Europe burns
By Bill Thompson - 21 November 12:31

<p>Miliband decided to go for Cameron over May but failed to land any significant blows. Meanwhile,

The IAEA: in America's corner on Iran.
By Bill Thompson - 21 November 12:27

Don't believe me? Ask the Americans.