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Banks, Balls and those cuts
By Mehdi Hasan - 19 July 16:15

When will bankers pick up the bill for the financial crisis and the recession that they caused?

Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson and George Galloway
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 July 9:58

The former premier’s “tunnel vision” on Iraq.

The French attack on the veil
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 July 20:05

The proposed ban is wrong and disproportionate.

I’m proud to be a “deficit denier”
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 July 19:00

The Tories have no empirical or historical basis for their hysteria over the debt.

Bliar
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 July 18:06

Peter Mandelson’s memoir confirms how slippery Tony Blair was as prime minister.

David Miliband on Peter Mandelson’s memoir
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 July 17:42

The shadow foreign secretary tells me there is some truth in Mandy’s revelations.

In defence of the police
By Mehdi Hasan - 12 July 13:36

Why I won’t be weeping for Raoul Moat.

The Tories’ media echo chamber, part 85
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 July 14:41

Defending your economic plans means you have to try to discredit your opponents.

7/7 bombings, London and British Muslims: five years on
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 July 11:54

Some brief, perhaps random, thoughts.

Tory non-doms ditch the Lords but keep their titles. Shame on them
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 July 18:24

Good riddance, I say, to all slackers and tax avoiders.

Ed Balls responds to the latest “smear” claim
By Mehdi Hasan - 08 July 13:52

New twist in the Andy Burnham “is he in/is he out” story.

General Petraeus’s leaked emails about Israel
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 July 19:17

Blogger Philip Weiss has them, and they’re not pretty.

Why Muslims must speak out against terrorism
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 July 13:58

I’m afraid we have to be at the forefront of “Not in our name” campaigns, whether we like it or not.

Is Suárez a hero or villain?
By Mehdi Hasan - 03 July 1:29

Surely he can’t be both, can he?

The not-so-fantastic Mr Fox
By Mehdi Hasan - 02 July 12:31

We always knew he was a hawk not a dove.

The mass unemployment Budget
By Mehdi Hasan - 30 June 12:55

The Guardian’s Treasury scoop demands a better response from the right.

“Today I weep for my country”
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 June 14:00

The late Senator Robert Byrd’s moving 2003 speech, opposing the invasion of Iraq.

David Cameron’s Herbert Hoover impression
By Mehdi Hasan - 29 June 12:19

Paul Krugman excoriates our coalition of deficit hawks.

Afghanistan is going down, down, down
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 June 13:47

Deaths up. McChrystal out. No end in sight.

George Osborne v William Gladstone
By Mehdi Hasan - 23 June 12:55

How good was the Chancellor’s Budget speech?

Will Michael Gove’s school reforms push up standards?
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 June 13:22

The evidence from Sweden ain’t great.

Obama, Bush, Frodo, Jon Stewart and me
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 June 16:32

Others now realise how Barack has let us down -- especially on freedom and security.

More claptrap on “cuts”
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 June 12:10

This time from the Lib Dem cabinet minister Chris Huhne.

“Black Swan” author adores David Cameron
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 June 11:04

I have to say his description of the PM startled and frustrated me.

The truth about Mervyn King
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 June 14:39

A new political cult forms.

So, when are we invading Kyrgyzstan?
By Mehdi Hasan - 17 June 12:40

The pro-war liberal left is shamefully silent about the killings there.

Is this the most absurd opinion poll question of all time?
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 June 17:05

YouGov bosses should hang their heads in shame.

The Tory (and Labour) obsession with deficits and cuts
By Mehdi Hasan - 14 June 14:32

The new Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has published its forecast.

Expenses chief quits . . .
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 June 11:19

. . . but will Alan Johnson pull a “David Davis” and quit too?

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