Our sincerest thanks to the pop star for bringing one fleeting moment of edge to a very boring awards show.
“When I ring this bell,” I told my sceptical audience, “William and Kate will conceive a new child”.
I was called “heartless” for urging police to refer beggars to support services. But funding drug habits to salve a liberal conscience is the truly cruel approach.
How the Brexit vote has reopened deep wounds of empire and belonging, and challenged the future of the United Kingdom.
This week in the media, from laughing as the world order crumbles to what Tristram Hunt got wrong – and Leicester’s big fall.
We won’t win the battle for progressive ideas if we don’t battle in the first place.
My week, from why we should “keep on running” to mansplaining in the Commons.
My Ukip lover just wanted to kick against authority. I do not know how he would have coped with the reality of Brexit.
Finances, fair and foul – and why Keir Starmer is doing the time warp.
The rise of bullshit, from George Orwell to Donald Trump.
Not many Prime Ministers have to repeat themselves three times.
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?