UK politics

By Adam Ramsay - 03 Aug 2015

The Greens can succeed by saying one thing in London and another in the Highlands - but as the Liberal Democrats show, it's the road to ruin. 

Jeremy Corbyn at a Labour leadership hustings. Photo: Getty Images
By Stephen Bush - 03 Aug 2015

Would Labour split? Would Jeremy Corbyn last a week? In reality, he would likely stay in place for longer than you expect.

Former PM Ted Heath, pictured in 1990. Photo: Getty
By New Statesman - 03 Aug 2015

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is looking into how the police handled allegations made in the Nineties about the former Prime Minister.

By Daniel Trilling - 03 Aug 2015

Some passengers will have been living in the UK since childhood; others might never have set foot in the country to which they are being deported.

Jeremy Corbyn addresses a hustings. Photo: Getty Images
By Chris Leslie - 03 Aug 2015

Politics is the art of the possible. Jeremy Corbyn offers the implausible, warns Chris Leslie. 

George Osborne attends a G8 gathering of finance ministers. Photo: Getty Images
By Chi Onwurah - 03 Aug 2015

Labour's next leader needs to think deeply about how the new economy should work. 

Human Rights

By Daniel Trilling - 03 Aug 2015

Some passengers will have been living in the UK since childhood; others might never have set foot in the country to which they are being deported.

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?

Blogs

By Adam Ramsay - 03 Aug 2015

The Greens can succeed by saying one thing in London and another in the Highlands - but as the Liberal Democrats show, it's the road to ruin. 

Jeremy Corbyn at a Labour leadership hustings. Photo: Getty Images
By Stephen Bush - 03 Aug 2015

Would Labour split? Would Jeremy Corbyn last a week? In reality, he would likely stay in place for longer than you expect.

Former PM Ted Heath, pictured in 1990. Photo: Getty
By New Statesman - 03 Aug 2015

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is looking into how the police handled allegations made in the Nineties about the former Prime Minister.

 “The swarm on our streets” front page burns on Kensington High Street. Photo: Sisters Uncut.

Sisters Uncut occupied Kensington High Street this weekend, and were met with anger  - and even violence - from onlookers.

Jeremy Corbyn addresses a hustings. Photo: Getty Images
By Chris Leslie - 03 Aug 2015

Politics is the art of the possible. Jeremy Corbyn offers the implausible, warns Chris Leslie. 

George Osborne attends a G8 gathering of finance ministers. Photo: Getty Images
By Chi Onwurah - 03 Aug 2015

Labour's next leader needs to think deeply about how the new economy should work. 

International politics

Ein reich über alles: Hans Burgkmair the Elder's woodcut of 1510 shows a double-heaed eagle, symbol of the Holy Roman empire. Photo: AKG-Images
By Brendan Simms - 30 Jul 2015

European integration was designed to contain Berlin’s power – instead, it has increased it.

Rising from the east: a Japanese soldier takes aim at a bomber targeting nearby positions, c.1941. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
By Rana Mitter - 30 Jul 2015

The Pacific war did not end neatly in 1945.

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?

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.