A polemical take on politics, economics and foreign affairs


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.

Muslim Valentine’s Day video for the EDL
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 February 11:16

How love and tolerance can triumph over hate and division.

Rejoice. Mubarak has gone.
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 February 16:40

But what comes next?

Some post-Question Time clarifications
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 February 14:37

For those of you who seem intent on getting the wrong end of the stick . . .

Why David Cameron is wrong about radicalisation and multiculturalism
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 February 12:32

Under the pernicious influence of Michael Gove and other neoconservatives, the Prime Minister is sin

So what happens to the aid budget in an "age of austerity"?
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 February 10:13

Harriet Harman is right to draw our attention to the coalition's approach to development spending.

The truth about Egypt
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 January 15:00

The US and the UK have backed and funded Hosni Mubarak's corrupt, tawdry dictatorship for far too lo

Responding to Rod Liddle . . . Sigh
By Mehdi Hasan - 27 January 16:33

I don't know whether to ignore or engage with this self-proclaimed champion of Islamophobia.

The new dawn of control orders-lite
By Mehdi Hasan - 26 January 18:08

The cynics were right. Control orders were repackaged and rebranded and it worked: the Lib Dems cave

Goodbye Andy. And good riddance
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 January 13:19

Some random thoughts on Coulson’s resignation.

Are two Eds better than one?
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 January 18:10

The appointment of Balls is a superb move by Miliband.

In defence of Baroness Warsi: the sequel
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 January 11:31

The Tory peer is spot on about bigotry and Islamophobia.

In defence of Baroness Warsi
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 January 15:49

The Tory right has it all wrong.

I agree with Nick
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 January 13:59

No, not Nick Clegg. Nick Cohen. The Lib Dems are finished.

Kelvin MacKenzie and me
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 January 11:31

I'm amused to see myself feature in the former Sun editor's latest rant.

How on earth is my religion to blame for Asian gangs and sex abuse?
By Mehdi Hasan - 10 January 19:24

Melanie Phillips's latest outburst against Islam and Muslims is opportunistic and goes beyond the pale.

“Why do they pick on us Pakistanis?”
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 January 17:01

A brilliant and brave answer from one of the country’s leading academics.

The strangulation of Gaza
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 December 17:30

New documents reveal the deliberate callousness and cruelty of the Israeli blockade.

The real winners of the Vince Cable debacle
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 December 10:15

Yep, the bankers!

Vince Cable and the curse of the coalition
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 December 17:53

Look what’s happened to the poor Lib Dems . . .

Jan Moir’s silly attack on Jemima Khan
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 December 11:34

Quote of the weekend.