A polemical take on politics, economics and foreign affairs


The Republicans are "an apocalyptic cult"... says a former staffer
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 September 17:39

Mehdi Hasan on Mike Lofgren's revealing account.

Top City broker says consumerism and materialism are to blame for the riots
By Mehdi Hasan - 23 August 11:33

An intriguing new report from an unlikely source.

Tariq Jahan interview: "I don't see a broken society"
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 August 17:07

The grieving father talks to the New Statesman about tougher sentencing, and his Islamist past.

Memo to left and right: please stop generalising about the looters
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 August 17:00

The debate about the riots is being hijacked by those who want to push partisan agendas and narratives.

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan... Mehdi Hasan on the latest casualties
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 August 13:11

Seal Team 6 members among the 38 killed in Afghanistan.

Mehdi Hasan: Time to downgrade the downgraders
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 August 12:26

Standard and Poor's decision to downgrade the United States's credit rating is outrageous and undemocratic.

The Surrender President: Mehdi Hasan on Obama's "deal" with congress.
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 August 19:15

Obama's "deal" isn't a compromise. It's capitulation. And there were alternatives.

When did the News of the World morph into Princess Diana?
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 July 12:28

Stop the mawkishness and sentimentality, says Mehdi Hasan.

Cameron's friendships are the problem, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 July 12:14

When will the PM distance himself from the toxic trio of Murdoch, Coulson and Brooks?

The deficit? Clinton gets it but Obama doesn't, claims Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 July 13:06

The Bubba comes out against austerity.

Mehdi Hasan's 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, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 July 12:19

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

A memo, from Mehdi to George: 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" - it isn't what you think
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 June 10:33

Mehdi Hasan on today's pensions strike.

Goodbye, Melanie! Mehdi Hasan on the Spectator's departing blogger
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 June 14:35

Phillips leaves the Spectator as the complaints pile up.

Mehdi on Misunderestimating Miliband
By Mehdi Hasan - 23 June 15:29

My piece in today's Guardian.

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

Mehdi Hasan: 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 movie.

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

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

Mehdi Hasan: Is Blair the best man to give advice to Labour in 2011?
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 June 16:38

Tony's back in town - but should he be speaking to Labour?

King Obama? The media are going overboard, says Mehdi Hasan
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, from Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 22 May 12:37

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

Guido, me and the smear of anti-Semitism: a case study from Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 May 12:17

Those who oppose Israel are smeared as anti-semites.

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 ashashamed.

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: Mehdi Hasan on Cameron's speech
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 April 10:56

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

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

Me and Julian Assange v Douglas Murray and Bob Ayers.

The case for AV: it'll make people smile, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 April 14:38

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

Cut, cut, cut: Mehdi Hasan reports on 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.