UK politics

Andy Burnham addresses a Labour party hustings. Photo: Getty Images
By Barry Gardiner MP - 30 Jul 2015

Andy Burnham is right; Labour must learn to be bold again. 

The Labour leadership candidates at a hustings. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images
By Stephen Bush - 30 Jul 2015

In 2015 the Labour Party has been defeated in a second successive election, once more by a significant margin - and the contenders for leader don't offer much hope.

Corbynism is a retreat into the type of self-indulgent posturing that Clement Attlee, pictured, detested. Photo: Unknown photographer, 1957 in Michegan
By John Bew - 30 Jul 2015

“The people’s flag is palest pink,” Attlee quipped. “It’s not red blood but only ink.” That slogan should be stamped on the back of the “What would Clem do?” T-shirts that have become fashionable among Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters.

Students throw their caps in the air. Photo: Getty Images
By Tim Wigmore - 30 Jul 2015

Applications from 18-year-olds are on the rise, including from Britain's poorest families. But part-time and mature students are being deterred. 

From left to right: Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Getty Images
By New Statesman - 30 Jul 2015

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

Unison members picket Manchester town hall. Photo: Getty Images
By Stephen Bush - 29 Jul 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has picked up the endorsement of Unison, Labour's second-largest union and seen as the "swing vote" in the Labour party. What's going on?

Human Rights

A woman in Kenya walks past a Stop FGM banner. Photo: Getty
By June Eric-Udorie - 22 Jul 2015

A year after the Girl Summit's commitments were made to end female genital mutilation, it is time to assess the progress against the practice in Britain and globally.

The Home Secretary Theresa May speaks at last year's Girl Summit. Image: Getty Images
By Tosin Thompson - 21 Jul 2015

A new report – published ahead of the one-year anniversary of the UK's first Girl Summit – shows that no local authority area in England and Wales is free from female genital mutilation.

David Cameron visiting a mosque in Manchester, in 2013. Photo: Getty
By Myriam Francois-Cerrah - 21 Jul 2015

Behind the Prime Minister's self-serving speech about fighting extremist views is an illiberal attack on our freedoms.

By Lucy Reed - 16 Jul 2015

A wrong decision may leave children and adults unsafe or, conversely, may deprive a child of a relationship with a parent who is in fact no risk at all.

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.

Blogs

Andy Burnham addresses a Labour party hustings. Photo: Getty Images
By Barry Gardiner MP - 30 Jul 2015

Andy Burnham is right; Labour must learn to be bold again. 

Students throw their caps in the air. Photo: Getty Images
By Tim Wigmore - 30 Jul 2015

Applications from 18-year-olds are on the rise, including from Britain's poorest families. But part-time and mature students are being deterred. 

From left to right: Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Getty Images
By New Statesman - 30 Jul 2015

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

Unison members picket Manchester town hall. Photo: Getty Images
By Stephen Bush - 29 Jul 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has picked up the endorsement of Unison, Labour's second-largest union and seen as the "swing vote" in the Labour party. What's going on?

Jeremy Corbyn has gained the backing of Unison. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
By Stephanie Boland - 29 Jul 2015

Jeremy Corbyn has earned the endorsement of the trade union Unison.

By New Statesman - 29 Jul 2015

A first look at the new issue.

International politics

Police outside a shuttered bank. Photo: Getty Images
By Michael Chessum - 29 Jul 2015

Michael Chessum looks back at the Greek climbdown.

David Cameron on his mosque visit in 2013. Photo: Getty
By New Statesman - 23 Jul 2015

Too often, David Cameron has failed to engage with all aspects of Britain’s Muslim community so: he has visited a mosque only once in five years.

“Posh ladies came in to dust the bust of Lenin in the basement.” Photo: Getty
By Suzanne Moore - 23 Jul 2015

The left has a strange relationship with its workers. Love, not money, counts.

Behind the battle lines: British police mount a roadblock to support a search in Dublin during the civil unrest of 1920-21.  Photo: Tal/Epic/Mary Evans
By David Reynolds - 23 Jul 2015

Will poking around in the embers of Irish history rekindle old flames?

Market utopianism supposes a price-setting market in human beings without a society. Photo: Getty

Greece is caught in a vicious debt cycle that leads to a perpetual need for stimulus.

Harriet Harman addresses the press. Photo: Getty Images
By Stephen Bush - 20 Jul 2015

Liz Kendall may well be Labour's Ken Clarke, and Jeremy Corbyn could yet be the party's IDS. 

Environment

A fisherman holding a haddock. Photo: Getty
By Emma Cardwell - 21 Jul 2015

Over the last two decades, there has been a silent, neoliberal revolution in our oceans.

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.

Law

Boris Johnson heads to a meeting of the Cabinet. Photo: Getty Images
By Media Mole - 20 Jul 2015

London's part-time mayor has been handed a £25,000 pay rise by the Telegraph. Your mole weeps. 

By Lucy Reed - 16 Jul 2015

A wrong decision may leave children and adults unsafe or, conversely, may deprive a child of a relationship with a parent who is in fact no risk at all.

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.