A polemical take on politics, economics and foreign affairs


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

“What happens if we leave Afghanistan?”
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 August 13:16

Selling a pointless war with horrific images and stories.

Got milk? The coalition’s latest U-turn
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 August 12:48

It’s free. No, it’s not free. Yes, it is free.

Demonising mosques and Muslims
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 August 16:17

Fear and ignorance abound in the debate over the so-called Ground Zero mosque in Manhattan.

Hiroshima — war crime or not?
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 August 15:36

65 years on, with the United States having finally decided to commemorate the bombing, the historica

Goodbye to Jack Straw
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 August 3:20

Will we miss him? I won’t.

In praise of Mayor Bloomberg
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 August 14:15

A voice of sanity and tolerance amid rampant Islamophobia.

The funniest press release of the year
By Mehdi Hasan - 04 August 13:16

Some people on the right still don’t “get it”: their economic model failed.

The next Labour leader will be called Miliband
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 July 13:11

The first proper poll of Labour members confirms that this is a two-horse race.

Nick Clegg’s shameful U-turn on cuts
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 July 18:22

The truth continues to ooze out.

I agree with David
By Mehdi Hasan - 27 July 12:13

The Prime Minister is right to push for Turkey’s membership of the European Union.

In praise of leaks, WikiLeaks and the Guardian
By Mehdi Hasan - 26 July 12:07

Today’s “scoop” is a reminder of why we have failed in Afghanistan.