The New Statesman’s rolling politics blog


Where next for Occupy Wall Street? Conspiracy theory and the financial crisis
By Deborah Doane - 08 October 8:26

There has clearly been a concerted effort by a wealthy elite to bring us to our current state of pla

Margaret Curran will struggle against the SNP
By James Maxwell - 07 October 18:34

The new Shadow Scotland Secretary is a dogged campaigner, but better candidates have been overlooked

What next for the women of Afghanistan?
By Sella Oneko - 07 October 17:50

Ten years on from the invasion of Afghanistan, MP and presidential hopeful Fawzia Koofi discusses wo

An open letter to Labour's new shadow education and health secretaries
By Rick Muir - 07 October 17:39

Labour has too often looked as if it is simply the defender of the status quo and vested interests.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 07 October 17:05

The five must-read blogs from today, including the rise of Gordon Brown's boys.

How Umunna and Reeves are leading the charge of the 2010 intake
By Rafael Behr - 07 October 14:44

An interesting dynamic to watch is how these two ambitious newbies get on with Ed Balls.

Steve Jobs: a modern Leonardo da Vinci or Einstein?
By Jason Stamper - 07 October 13:34

The death of Apple’s iconic founder has folk reaching for the hyperbole.

Shadow cabinet reshuffle: the full list
By Samira Shackle - 07 October 13:13

Who is in and who is out in the new Labour cabinet?

Osborne: "I don't believe in lecturing the British people"
By George Eaton - 07 October 10:10

Chancellor distances himself from Cameron's earlier call for people to pay off their credit cards.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 07 October 8:58

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

Labour reshuffle: out with the old ... then what?
By Rafael Behr - 06 October 21:18

Healey and Denham step down ahead of Ed Miliband's first reshuffle.

The case for a new kind of quantitative easing
By David Boyle - 06 October 18:22

Policy-makers are clinging to a rigid determination to do everything at arms-length. Even when it do

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 06 October 17:34

The five must-read posts from today, including Paul Krugman on the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Ed Miliband set the agenda this conference season
By Marc Stears - 06 October 16:17

If Miliband's analysis was so powerful, why is he not being spoken of as Britain's next Prime Minist

Why Facebook's rape jokes are no laughing matter
By Frances Ryan - 06 October 16:03

Abuse based on gender is not simply offensive but a hate crime like anything else.

QE2 has set sail
By George Eaton - 06 October 14:25

Bank of England begins more quantitative easing, described by Osborne as "the last resort of despera

In this week's New Statesman: The next Great Depression
By Alice Gribbin - 06 October 14:20

Robert Skidelsky on the fate of the global economy | Mehdi Hasan on the Tory electoral scandal | Dic

Clarke sinks his claws into May
By George Eaton - 06 October 13:37

Clarke goes back on the attack, describing May's comments as "laughable" and "child-like".

Video: Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement speech
By Samira Shackle - 06 October 12:03

"Stay hungry, stay foolish." Speaking in 2005, the Apple CEO offers advice to students.

I don't support the Tea Party
By Louise Mensch - 06 October 10:32

The sole socially conservative viewpoint I share with Sarah Palin is that I am pro-life.

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
By George Eaton - 06 October 9:49

Remembering a pioneer.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 06 October 8:58

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

Sir Richard Branson throws weight behind genocide prevention group
By Sarah-Jane Sherwood - 05 October 19:14

The Virgin billionare has donated a week on Necker Island, his private resort, to Aegis.

New Statesman cover | 5 October 2011
By Staff blogger - 05 October 19:00

A sneak preview of tomorrow's cover.

Political sketch: being David Cameron
By Peter McHugh - 05 October 18:48

The day the Great Communicator found himself off-message.

A distinctly average speech from Cameron
By Samira Shackle - 05 October 17:52

The PM fails to set the conference hall alight, calling for "optimism" as growth figures are revised

David Cameron's speech - live blog
By George Eaton - 05 October 15:30

Minute-by-minute coverage of the Prime Minister's speech to the Conservative conference.

Cameron rewrites his speech
By George Eaton - 05 October 14:14

PM backtracks on household debt comments.

Blow for Osborne as growth is revised down
By George Eaton - 05 October 11:09

New figures mean that the economy hasn't grown for nine months.

Cameron goes off the rails
By George Eaton - 05 October 9:57

The PM's patronising demand for families to clear their debts is bad economics and terrible politics