The New Statesman’s rolling politics blog

RSS

Back the people of South Africa, not the football teams
By Brendan Montague - 11 June 14:18

The World Cup has seen the interests of big business aggressively dominate the needs of the local po

Is David Davis the new hero of the Conservative right?
By George Eaton - 11 June 13:58

Davis rated as most effective right-winger in new poll.

Tory minister admits: cuts will hit the poorest hardest
By George Eaton - 11 June 11:00

Local government minister says: “Those in greatest need ultimately bear the burden of paying off the

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 11 June 9:01

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

John McDonnell tops private members’ ballot
By Caroline Crampton - 10 June 19:17

Though out of the Labour leadership race, he has topped the ballot to be first to introduce a privat

Select committee chairs elected for the first time
By Caroline Crampton - 10 June 18:44

Margaret Hodge scrapes in as chair of public accounts committee, beating her nearest rival by six vo

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 10 June 17:00

The five must-read posts from today, including Andy Coulson’s salary and UK defence strategy.

Video: New Statesman Labour Leadership Debate
By Jon Bernstein - 10 June 16:47

The debate in full, via our YouTube channel.

The most shocking Daily Mail letter ever?
By George Eaton - 10 June 15:43

Letter refers to “Bongo Bongoland” and the “Soviet Republic of Bulimia”.

Why the US must not abandon fiscal stimulus
By Christine Tian - 10 June 15:09

The Senate’s stimulus bill would alleviate unemployment and speed progress towards economic recovery

Why Ed Balls is the Millwall candidate
By George Eaton - 10 June 14:09

The theme song of his campaign should be “No one likes us -- we don’t care”.

In this week’s New Statesman: the Taliban’s next move
By George Eaton - 10 June 12:02

Labour leadership debate: in pictures | Colin Firth interview | Will Self on gastropubs.

New Statesman Labour hustings: what the press has to say
By Samira Shackle - 10 June 11:50

What is the media verdict on who won the first Labour leadership debate?

In pictures: the New Statesman Labour leadership debate
By Jon Bernstein - 10 June 11:00

Andy Burnham, David Miliband, Diane Abbott, Ed Miliband and Ed Balls in hustings action.

The New Statesman Alternative World Cup Wallchart
By Jon Bernstein - 10 June 10:15

Still not sure who to cheer for in the World Cup? Help is at hand.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 10 June 9:00

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

NS Labour leadership debate . . . Live!
By George Eaton - 09 June 17:33

Join us tonight for live coverage of the first public Labour leadership debate.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 09 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including Diane Abbott, and Gordon Brown’s disappearance.

Why I think Ed Balls “gets it”
By Kerry McCarthy - 09 June 15:12

We need a robust leader who can defend Labour’s legacy, and I think Ed is that leader.

What impact will Abbott’s presence have on the contest?
By George Eaton - 09 June 14:45

Diane Abbott will ensure that a left-wing critique of New Labour is heard.

US primary elections draw battle lines between insiders and outsiders
By John Guenther - 09 June 14:42

Republican voters pick a dark-horse Tea Party candidate to run for the Senate in Nevada, while two f

Labour MP says something sensible about immigration
By Daniel Trilling - 09 June 12:25

Why it would be hypocritical to restrict movement within the European Union.

McDonnell pulls out of Labour leadership race
By George Eaton - 09 June 10:42

John McDonnell stands aside to give Diane Abbott a fighting chance of making the ballot.

Labour leadership: where will the final nominations go?
By George Eaton - 09 June 10:27

Burnham certain to make the ballot but the left remains hopelessly divided.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 09 June 8:59

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

Rethinking Islamism II
By Sholto Byrnes - 08 June 18:44

Misconceptions and fears about sharia.

By blaming immigration, Labour risks confusing voters further
By Hina Majid - 08 June 17:28

Ed Balls was right to say that Labour was wrong about immigration, but we must be careful to stick t

Japanese lessons for Nick Clegg and David Cameron
By Tina Burrett - 08 June 17:06

Britain’s leaders face the same problems as Hatoyama’s coalition government did -- until its collaps

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 08 June 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on cuts, the English Defence League and Turkey.

US “Super Tuesday” primary elections to watch
By John Guenther - 08 June 16:31

Contests include CEOs fighting to lead California and tests for the conservative Tea Party movement.

Pages