A polemical take on politics, economics and foreign affairs


PMQs review: Miliband bests Cameron over phone-hacking
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 July 14:13

It was a bravura performance from the Labour leader.

In Afghanistan, the death toll continues to rise
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 July 12:19

The number of US military fatalities has remained virtually unchanged, year on year.

Dear Chancellor, your pants are on fire
By Mehdi Hasan - 02 July 12:34

Isn't it time for George Osborne to apologise for his mendacity during the AV campaign?

The "great pensions divide"
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 June 10:33

It isn't what you think.

Goodbye, Melanie!
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 June 14:35

Phillips leaves the <i>Spectator</i> as the complaints pile up.

Misunderestimating Miliband
By Mehdi Hasan - 23 June 15:29

My piece in today's <i>Guardian</i>.

Mark Serwotka on mass strikes, privileged Tories and Arthur Scargill
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 June 16:21

A sneak preview of my interview with the Public and Commercial Services Union leader in this week's

The Milibands as you've never seen them before . . .
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 June 19:04

You know you've made an impact when the guys in Taiwan turn what you've written into an animated mov

Where's the shadow cabinet?
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 June 19:15

If Ed Miliband is under fire, doesn't he need public and visible backing from his frontbench colleag

King Obama?
By Mehdi Hasan - 25 May 13:31

The press coverage of the US president's state visit to Britain is bordering on the ridiculous.

Ten questions Andrew Marr could have asked Obama but didn't
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 May 12:37

The US president gives his only British interview ahead of his state visit to the UK.

Jewish Chronicle columnist expresses "pleasure" over death of peace activist
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 May 16:15

Can you imagine if a Muslim columnist had written something similar? Geoffrey Alderman should be ash

Déjà vu. Labour tribalists block a “progressive majority”. Again.
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 May 14:36

Beckett, Blunkett and Reid should hang their heads in shame.

Immigration, immigration, immigration
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 April 10:56

Cameron’s speech is lazy, ill-informed and inflammatory.

The whistleblower debate
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 April 14:16

Me and Julian Assange <em>v</em> Douglas Murray and Bob Ayers.

The case for AV
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 April 14:38

Forget Clegg. Do you want to put a smile on these people's faces?

Cut, cut, cut: Alistair Darling v Greg Barker
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 April 16:45

The inconvenient truth is that Labour also wanted to cut more than Margaret Thatcher.

The war on welfare scroungers, part 94
By Mehdi Hasan - 02 April 13:37

Jobcentres are "tricking" people out of benefits to cut costs, says whistleblower.

Ed Balls: "Boris is less of a statesman and more of a buffoon"
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 March 17:51

A sneak preview of my interview with the shadow chancellor for this week's magazine.

The TUC rally, hummus and me
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 March 18:28

Those of us who were proudly and peacefully protesting in Hyde Park resent being associated with the

The hypocrisy of the hawks
By Mehdi Hasan - 25 March 14:28

From Blair to McCain, how can we take these people seriously on Libya and military action?

Can we trust Dave?
By Mehdi Hasan - 25 March 9:54

Cameron is breaking his "personal" pledges.

The truth about Gideon
By Mehdi Hasan - 23 March 11:56

Don't believe the hype: the Chancellor of the Exchequer isn't a political genius.

The Queen and her despotic friends
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 March 11:58

Why is the king of Bahrain coming to the royal wedding?

Let's talk about immigration
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 March 11:26

Because we never do, do we?

"Who are you calling a deficit denier?"
By Mehdi Hasan - 23 February 12:21

My speech on Ed Miliband, the cuts and the economy at Ken Livingstone's Progressive London conferenc

Me versus Douglas Murray, on last week’s Question Time
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 February 13:12

The YouTube video is up.

Can we stop arming Bahrain’s tyrants please?
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 February 12:48

A former foreign minister makes a valid point, as another Arab tyranny wobbles.