The New Statesman’s rolling politics blog

RSS

Clegg calls time on child detention
By George Eaton - 16 December 9:21

A Lib Dem achievement to celebrate.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 December 7:50

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

Fear of Facebook
By Jason Stamper - 15 December 18:15

Police receive only 7,545 calls about Facebook this year, but right-wing press finds reasons to be f

What the royal poking says about our media
By Alison Banville - 15 December 17:31

Coverage of the student protests shows the limits of media impartiality in Britain.

Why Miliband’s poor ratings shouldn’t trouble Labour
By George Eaton - 15 December 16:29

The Labour leader has sensibly avoided raising unrealistic expectations.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 15 December 16:05

The five must-read blogs from today, on Ed Balls, Nick Clegg and tax protests.

Palin’s futile foreign policy stunt
By Tony Hudson - 15 December 15:26

A recent poll shows that Sarah Palin is fighting a losing battle to win the presidency in 2012.

Miliband’s new spinner offers fire and fury
By Dan Hodges - 15 December 14:33

Tom Baldwin is a mad, bad but inspired choice for Ed Miliband’s press supremo.

In this week’s New Statesman: Christmas Special
By George Eaton - 15 December 11:55

Richard Dawkins on the King James Bible | Ricky Gervais interview | Russell Brand on WikiLeaks.

Why Osborne needs that Plan B
By George Eaton - 15 December 10:40

The worst unemployment figures since the start of the year show why the coalition needs a “Plan B”.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 December 9:36

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

Cancún: finally, some good news
By Barbara Stocking - 13 December 12:42

The private sector has an important role to play in the wake of the climate summit.

David Miliband refuses to rule out future leadership bid
By George Eaton - 13 December 12:39

Labour leadership runner-up tells local paper: “Who knows what will happen in the future?”

Liberalism and BS
By David Allen Green - 13 December 10:29

What now separates Clegg from the Tories?

 

The British public still wants a more equal society
By George Eaton - 13 December 10:11

Britain favours the Japanese route to equality: less redistribution but more equal wages.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 13 December 7:48

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

Influential Lib Dem calls for closer links with Labour
By Daniel Trilling - 12 December 20:19

Tuition fees betrayal should make grass-roots members “sit up and think”, says former policy directo

The centre ground? There’s nowhere else for Obama to go
By Felicity Spector - 12 December 16:34

Bill Clinton isn’t a bad role model for a man who needs to govern in the real world.

How Tom Watson plans to put heat back on Andy Coulson
By Jon Bernstein - 12 December 14:06

Labour MP wants to know who paid for Sheridan trial appearance.

Let the American anti-Quran pastor visit Britain
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 December 10:55

Theresa May is being urged to ban him. Free speech demands she shouldn’t.

Does the BBC really have a left-wing bias?
By Daniel Trilling - 12 December 9:53

If most of the corporation’s staff don’t vote Tory, that’s only a reflection of the country at large

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 12 December 9:00

The ten must-read pieces from the Sunday papers.

Assange faces possible US indictment
By Sophie Elmhirst - 11 December 13:12

Plus: rival site to WikiLeaks set to launch on Monday.

Clegg claims Lib Dems are united
By Sophie Elmhirst - 11 December 12:02

But his statements won’t ring true for many of his supporters.

Breakthrough in Cancún
By Sophie Elmhirst - 11 December 10:53

Defying the odds, the world reaches agreement on climate change.

ECB launches €conomia – the monetary policy game
By Ed Ballard - 10 December 18:12

New internet game lets everybody find out what it’s like to lead a gigantic economy into collapse.

Getting the Assange issue wrong
By David Allen Green - 10 December 17:15

Some illiberal thinking by well-meaning liberals.

An atheist in the White House? Why not? It’s happened before
By Tony Hudson - 10 December 17:02

A quick glance at American history could give non-believers hope for the future.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 December 16:01

The five must-read posts from today, including student protests and generation wars.

Lib Dems fall out over fees
By Eduardo Reyes - 10 December 15:29

The party’s grass roots are engaged in a frantic dialogue as tuition fees threaten to destabilise th

Pages