A polemical take on politics, economics and foreign affairs


Saudi Arabia's Defence Minister with David Cameron, April 2012.
Mehi Hasan on friendly versus unfriendly dictators
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 April 12:45

Cameron's speech on Islam and democracy contains some glaring omissions.

New Statesman
Galloway's victory: everyone's an expert, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 March 12:26

Why did Bradford West fall to Respect, and how bad it is for Labour?

New Statesman
Mehdi Hasan: The time has come for the state funding of political parties
By Mehdi Hasan - 26 March 16:29

The status quo is unsustainable and the argument for reform is overwhelming.

Forget Osborne. It was Miliband's afternoon, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 March 16:19

Miliband can do it - give him a chance.

The reactor building at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran.
Iran Watch: Hats off to Guido, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 March 10:15

"Staines has at least bothered to put together a response".

Iran Watch: The myth behind Israel's attack on Osiraq
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 March 12:35

Iran Watch, part 5 - a response to some nonsense from Guido Fawkes.

Mehdi Hasan: Renationalise the railways? Please do.
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 March 12:58

Will Self triumphs on BBC Question Time.

Iran Watch: What about Israel's nukes?
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 March 17:42

Iran Watch, part 3.

The return of the Blair
By Mehdi Hasan - 02 March 9:39

What Ed M should and shouldn't learn from TB.

Mehdi Hasan on our friend and ally: the Kingdom of Bahrain
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 March 11:44

The latest Human Rights Watch report makes for depressing reading.

Mehi Hasan on Jenny Tonge and Ehud Olmert - can you spot the difference?
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 February 16:45

Condemn Tonge for her comments on the future of Israel if you want to. But you'll have to condemn Ehud Olmert too.

Mehdi Hasan: Time to talk about land taxes
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 February 11:55

An important contribution from the FT's Samuel Brittan.

Iran Watch: The mythical marriage of Iran and al-Qaeda
By Mehdi Hasan - 23 February 17:38

"How about some proper evidence this time?"

Iran Watch: A new series which rounds up media responses to the Republic's nuclear arsenal
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 February 13:09

Mehdi Hasan presents blogposts on the hawkish rhetoric surrounding the Islamic Republic.

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, from Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 16 February 17:13

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

Johnson vs the London Irish: Mehdi Hasan on Boris's latest blunder
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 February 16:34

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

Mehdi Hasan on 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.

Mehdi Hasan: 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: Mehdi Hasan on a political showdown
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 February 11:07

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

Mehdi Hasan asks: 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? Mehdi Hasan on a fraternal dispute
By Mehdi Hasan - 02 February 13:05

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

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

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

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

Time for a reappraisal.