UK politics

Labour leadership candidates hust before Progress. Photo: Getty Images
By New Statesman - 07 Jul 2015

The race now moves onto supporting nominations from constituency Labour parties: who will emerge the strongest?

By New Statesman - 07 Jul 2015

Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting and Mayoral hopeful, has paid tribute to Londoners in a video to mark the 10th anniversary of 7/7. 

Merkel warns that it is up to Tsipras to make new proposals as the country's banks are put under further strain.
By George Eaton - 06 Jul 2015

Merkel warns that it is up to Tsipras to make new proposals as the country's banks are put under further strain. 

George Osborne holds his red box aloft. Photo:Getty Images
By John Healey - 06 Jul 2015

George Osborne is selling off our children's future. Labour must set a different course, argues John Healey MP. 

Tim Farron poses for the cameras. Photo: Getty Images
By Adam Bennett - 06 Jul 2015

I don't want just to be right - I want to win again. That's why Tim Farron is the man for me, says Adam Bennett. 

William Hague addresses Conservative party conference on the subject of English votes for English laws. Photo: Getty Images
By Ian Lucas - 06 Jul 2015

The government's plans for English votes are undemocratic, bad for accountability, and bad for the United Kingdom. Other than that, they're great, says Ian Lucas MP.

Human Rights

An anti-abortion campaigner in Belfast. The 1967 Abortion Act does not apply in Nothern Ireland. Photo: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images
By Helen Lewis - 25 Jun 2015

In this parliament, campaigners will again attempt to chip away at abortion rights - but will the new leaders of Labour and the Lib Dems have the stomach to fight them?

The UNHCR refugee camp. Photo: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
By Khaled Hosseini - 04 Jun 2015

Khaled Hosseini, the bestselling author of The Kite Runner, goes inside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

The FIFA headquarters in Switzerland, from where Sepp Blatter resigned. Photo: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images
By Jonathan Wilson - 03 Jun 2015

Sepp Blatter is a consummate politician who took advantage of a shifting world order and Fifa’s history.

By Harriet Harman - 18 May 2015

Harriet Harman has given a speech laying out the party's plans and approach to the leadership election. 

By George Foulkes - 20 Apr 2015

We cannot, therefore, continue to bury our heads in the sand, nor can we hide behind talk of a more comprehensive EU strategy. The simple fact is, unless more boats are sent out to patrol the region and rescue people, more innocent lives, including those of children, will be lost in the days and weeks to come.

The price of beans: today in Britain, some working families are so stretched that parents are going without the basics so that they can feed their children. Photo: FELICITY MCCABE
By Sophie McBain - 30 Mar 2015

Last year, almost a million free food parcels were handed out. At the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank, Sophie McBain meets the people only a pay cheque from crisis.

Blogs

By New Statesman - 07 Jul 2015

Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting and Mayoral hopeful, has paid tribute to Londoners in a video to mark the 10th anniversary of 7/7. 

George Osborne holds his red box aloft. Photo:Getty Images
By John Healey - 06 Jul 2015

George Osborne is selling off our children's future. Labour must set a different course, argues John Healey MP. 

Tim Farron poses for the cameras. Photo: Getty Images
By Adam Bennett - 06 Jul 2015

I don't want just to be right - I want to win again. That's why Tim Farron is the man for me, says Adam Bennett. 

William Hague addresses Conservative party conference on the subject of English votes for English laws. Photo: Getty Images
By Ian Lucas - 06 Jul 2015

The government's plans for English votes are undemocratic, bad for accountability, and bad for the United Kingdom. Other than that, they're great, says Ian Lucas MP.

David Cameron poses for photographers. Photo: Getty Images
By Gavin Kelly - 06 Jul 2015

It seems that working poverty is about to be made worse. Let’s hope that there is also some clear thinking about long-term improvements too.

The Conservative leadership rival's alternative Budget offers something for the left and the right.
By George Eaton - 06 Jul 2015

The Conservative leadership rival's alternative Budget offers something for the left and the right. 

International politics

A market in Aden on the first day of Ramadan. Photo: Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images
By Iona Craig - 06 Jul 2015

“Sometimes we can hide some boxes of tomatoes or potatoes and get them in,” one vegetable-seller-turned-food smuggler in Aden told me. “But trucks of food?"

Varoufakis during negotiations. Pretending the Greek question is administrative, rather than ideological, is tantamount to bullying. Photo: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images
By Slavoj Zizek - 06 Jul 2015

The Greeks are correct: Brussels' denial that this is an ideological question is ideology at its purest - and symptomatic of our whole political process.

Alexis Tsipras addresses the crowd after Syriza are brough to power in a landslide. Photo: Getty Images
By Michael Chessum - 06 Jul 2015

Beyond the famous few, who are they? Michael Chessum meets the Syriza grassroots.

Yanis Varoufakis arrives for a Cabinet meeting in Athens. Photo: Getty Images
By New Statesman - 06 Jul 2015

Following a No vote, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis resigns as Greek finance minister. 

Demonstrators in Greece hold a large "Oxi" (No) sign aloft. Photo: Getty Images
By New Statesman - 05 Jul 2015

Greece has rejected the proposed bailout in a referendum.

Anti-EU graffiti in Athens. Photo: Getty Images
By Richard Howitt - 05 Jul 2015

We must learn the lessons from the Jubilee Debt campaign, not heed the calls of a Eurosceptic right and a Trotskyite left, says Richard Howitt MEP.

Environment

An activist dressed as the grim reaper with his scythe through a globe. Photo: Getty
By India Bourke - 18 Jun 2015

Analysing the most effective genres of environmental storytelling.

Tessa Jowell waits stage-side at Labour Party conference. Photo: Getty Images
By Stephen Bush - 03 Jun 2015

Labour's disappointing showing in London has recalibrated that party's Mayoral race - and the winner is Tessa Jowell.

Patrolling areas of the Mediterranean for illegal driftnets, Jun 2013. Photo © by Chris Grodotzki
By Xan Rice - 21 May 2015

With up to one-third of fish harvested in European waters caught illegally, the Black Fish’s Citizen Inspector Network is going undercover.

High-street healer: the Reverend Billy preaches anti-consumerism. Photo: David X Pritting/BFANYC.com/Rex
By Erica Wagner - 21 May 2015

Talen and the Stop Shopping Choir have been preaching an anti-consumerist message outside banks and shops for fifteen years.

By Bob Ward - 20 Mar 2015

Climate sceptics are turning to increasingly tricky ruses to hide their motives.

Stacked peat turf in Connemara. Photo: Tim Graham/Rex
By John Burnside - 27 Jan 2015

94 percent of our peat bogs have been destroyed. Saving them is a vital step in securing our planet's future.

Law

Barristers protesting the legal aid cuts outside Southwark Crown Court in 2014. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty
By Jeremy Hutchinson - 19 Jun 2015

Jeremy Hutchinson surveys the recent history of Britain’s criminal justice system, and finds much to be concerned about.

A police line armed with tazers in New York. Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images
By Rob Crilly - 04 Mar 2015

Meet the co-founder of New Yorkers Against Bratton, who wants New York cops to clean up their act.

A portion of the first ever printed copy of the Magna Carta. Photo: British Library
By Anthony Barnett - 26 Feb 2015

A protest march against the Global Law Summit reminds us that the charter is still relevant today.

Surprisingly, “Be Aware B4 You Share” is targeted at the perpetrators of revenge porn. Photo: Getty
By Eleanor Margolis - 13 Feb 2015

Finally, some culprit-blaming as the Ministry of Justice takes an important step forward with the “Be Aware B4 You Share” campaign.

By Aisha Gill - 06 Feb 2015

It is changing attitudes to FGM, rather than high profile trials, that will finally bring the practice to an end.

A branch of Paradise brothel in Spain. Photo: Getty
By Sarah Ditum - 05 Feb 2015

The Liberal Democrats and Greens both support the decriminalisation of prostitution - in the hope of making it "safe". But Germany legalised it in 2002 and it still isn't "a job like any other".