By New Statesman - 27 March

Ever since the Thatcher era, British politics has been defined by forms of economic and social liberalism.

New Statesman
By Rafael Behr - 27 March

One thing is certain in any discussion of energy policy: bills are going up, regardless of how Britain generates electricity – coal, gas, nuclear, wind, wave, solar . . .

New Statesman
By Rafael Behr - 27 March

One thing is certain in any discussion of energy policy: bills are going up, regardless of how Britain generates electricity – coal, gas, nuclear, wind, wave, solar . . .

By Rafael Behr - 26 March

The quality that David Cameron and George Osborne want voters to admire most in a politician is the ability to make hard choices.

By Rafael Behr - 26 March

The quality that David Cameron and George Osborne want voters to admire most in a politician is the ability to make hard choices.

By Mehdi Hasan - 21 March

If tomorrow, God forbid, I were to cause the death of an innocent man with my car, minutes after sending a series of texts on my mobile phone, I’m guessing I’d spend the rest of my life riddled

By Mehdi Hasan - 21 March

If tomorrow, God forbid, I were to cause the death of an innocent man with my car, minutes after sending a series of texts on my mobile phone, I’m guessing I’d spend the rest of my life riddled

By New Statesman - 14 March

Confronted by the threat of a third recession in four years, George Osborne’s response has largely been one of fatalism: after years of New Labour excess, we must resign ourselves to a sustained

By New Statesman - 14 March

Opponents of George Osborne’s austerity programme have at last acquired what they had lacked until now: an ally at the top of government.

By New Statesman - 14 March

Opponents of George Osborne’s austerity programme have at last acquired what they had lacked until now: an ally at the top of government.

By Peter Wilby - 14 March

“Don’t make a fuss!” was the Daily Mail’s front-page headline, paraphrasing the mon - arch’s instruction when she needed hospitalisation after repeated dashes to the unmentionable.

The sense of chronic impermanence in No. 10 fuels leadership speculation.
By Rafael Behr - 14 March

Harold Wilson was wrong. A week is just as long in politics as anywhere else.

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