A polemical take on politics, economics and foreign affairs


Mehdi Hasan on 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.

The Fred Goodwin knighthood row: Mehi Hasan on five things to consider
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 January 10:36

Don't be distracted by Goodwin; the real issue is bonuses.

A big boost for Labour in London: Mehdi Hasan on the battle for mayor
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 May.

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

Damian Thompson and others on the right are trying to demonise me for reporting a story that Santorum's baby died at childbirth.

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, says Mehdi Hasan
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.

Mehdi Hasan: 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 an excuse for action.

Mehdi Hasan: 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 blood-drenched history.

Mehdi Hasan: "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: Mehdi Hasan on the facts
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 December 9:52

The facts and figures of last night's debate.

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

Our second-best friend in the Middle East continues to violently resist the Arab spring.

Mehdi Hasan: 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: Mehdi Hasan responds to a critic
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... only in ten years
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 November 13:08

The biggest question, of course, is how you define "victory": now or in a decade.

Iran, my critics and me: Mehdi Hasan rebuts distortions
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.

Rejoice! We're a safe haven, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 November 13:29

But low gilt yields aren't a vote of confidence in the UK economy.

The IAEA are in America's corner on Iran, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 November 16:56

Don't believe me? Ask the Americans.

Ed Miliband speaking at his weekly press conference in October Source: Getty Images
Mehdi Hasan's PMQs review: MPs fiddle over borders as Europe burns
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 November 13:15

Miliband decided to go for Cameron over May but failed to land any significant blows.

Mehdi Hasan: Dan Hodges. The Truth. And me.
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 October 13:03

I am tired of the online conspiracy theories and false accusations. This is my last comment on the subject.

"New generation"? Miliband really meant it, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 October 17:15

Umunna and Reeves are among the "newbies" joining Labour's new shadow cabinet.

Ten years on from the invasion of Afghanistan... ten things you should know
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 October 11:56

It's time to reflect and deliberate on what has happened since 9/11 prompted politicians to go to war.

The great gerrymander: Mehdi Hasan on the Tories' attempt to undermine the system
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 October 17:24

Tories continue to find new and ingenious ways to rig the electoral system in their favour.

So Labour failed on education, did it? Not so, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 October 16:39

As usual, the conventional wisdom is wrong. So says the FT.

Licence to kill: Mehdi Hasan on the assassination of a US citizen in a drone strike
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 October 13:42

President Obama has assassinated a US citizen via drone strike. Yet his supporters are shamefully silent on the question.

Did the invasion of Iraq heighten the threat from al-Qaeda-inspired terrorism?
By Mehdi Hasan - 16 September 10:03

Me v John Rentoul on a question - to which the answer is YES.

Mehdi Hasan on Question Time, Israel and 9/11
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 September 19:05

An astonishing claim -- even by his standards -- from Richard Perle.