A polemical take on politics, economics and foreign affairs


My Question Time clash with Cable and Redwood
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 October 9:45

Last week’s show has been uploaded on YouTube.

Beware Labour’s deficit hawks
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 September 13:01

The party’s Hooverites are encircling Ed Miliband.

Exclusive: Baroness Warsi says electoral fraud cost Tories the election
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 September 9:47

The Tory chairman tells me that Labour “absolutely” benefited.

Iraq/Iran WMD myths, part 67
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 September 19:10

John Lloyd uses the “Iranian threat” to criticise Ed Miliband’s position on Iraq.

Fantasy Shadow Cabinet, anyone?
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 September 19:03

Here are some brief and semi-serious suggestions for Ed M from me. Who would you like to see?

Goodbye, David
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 September 14:17

Miliband Sr looks set to announce he’s quitting — and it’s the right thing to do.

Will it be Mili-D? Or will it be Ed B?
By Mehdi Hasan - 27 September 13:30

Labour’s future revolves around a soap opera involving two political families.

10 Questions for Vince Cable, post-Question Time
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 September 4:39

An open letter to the Business Secretary following our debate on BBC1.

Adam Smith on foreign wars . . .
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 September 15:07

Quote of the day.

Ed Miliband’s anti-war credentials
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 September 18:43

The truth about his opposition to the Iraq misadventure.

The burqa was banned in France . . . and then there was light
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 September 18:09

Will Sarko’s veil ban improve life in France? Yeah right.

Me, me, me, me, me
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 September 14:38

Is this this most egomaniacal blog post ever?

Did the Israeli army sexually abuse Palestinian children?
By Mehdi Hasan - 10 September 19:23

Allegations in CNN report repeated by the Israeli Ynet news website.

The Quran burning that wasn’t.
By Mehdi Hasan - 10 September 17:26

Some reflections on Pastor Terry Jones.

Robert “Budget Is Regressive” Chote heads for the OBR
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 September 17:56

It could all end in tears for Cameron and Osborne.

Clegg’s contradictions
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 September 15:57

The Liberal Democrats need to sort out their line of attack on Labour’s “deficit deniers”.

Fisking Blair’s chapter on Iraq
By Mehdi Hasan - 01 September 3:36

Our ex-prime minister is still the best Bliar in the business.

The New Statesman endorses Ed Miliband
By Mehdi Hasan - 25 August 16:32

Why we’re backing the younger brother for the leadership of the Labour Party.

Britain’s most influential Muslim?
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 August 16:00

The Indie’s fascinating interview with Tim Winter.

Ed Miliband on Nick Clegg
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 August 19:07

Preview of our exclusive interview with the Labour leadership contender.

“Thatcherism gilded with piety”
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 August 15:57

David Hare’s description of Cameronism.

Shocking photo from Israel, via Facebook (!)
By Mehdi Hasan - 16 August 18:13

Smirking Israeli soldier mocks Palestinian prisoners.

Goodbye Mr Milburn. And don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
By Mehdi Hasan - 16 August 17:20

I am fed up of the media myth about the Blairites.

Ramadan: your questions answered
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 August 11:34

A brief guide for the curious, the bored, the uninformed and the ignorant.

This is why I’ve got a problem with Dave
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 August 14:39

Cameron’s priorities are revealing — and wrong.

Imran Khan on Naomi Campbell, Charles Taylor and the “blood diamonds”
By Mehdi Hasan - 11 August 13:05

Here’s a sneak preview of my interview with the ex-Pakistan cricket captain.

Will we negotiate with Bin Laden?
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 August 14:38

Tony Blair’s former chief of staff thinks one day, we might.

Will Vince Cable be the first to leave Cameron’s cabinet?
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 August 14:35

The Business Secretary’s comments in the Sunday Telegraph seem to confirm reports that he isn’t a ha