The New Statesman’s rolling politics blog

RSS

The Lockerbie bomber? A likely story . . .
By John Ashmore - 16 July 18:41

In all the furore over Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, we have lost sight of one important fact.

Football matters: for some, this World Cup changes everything
By Sam Rabinowitz - 16 July 17:46

The tournament’s unifying legacy is an important building block for South Africa.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 16 July 16:54

The five must-read posts from today, on the coalition’s not-so-green cuts, and the Daily Mail Tube m

Apple must again choose between good and evil
By Jason Stamper - 16 July 15:47

So will it recall the faulty iPhone 4?

Mandelson admits: Labour would have done better without Brown
By George Eaton - 16 July 14:43

A new leader would have made a 20-to-30-seat difference to the result, says Mandelson.

Europe’s problem with the burqa
By Sean Carey - 16 July 13:52

Is there an anthropological explanation for the high level of disapproval for a garment worn by so f

What Everton’s David Moyes can teach the Labour Party
By Jon Bernstein - 16 July 13:44

Andy Burnham and the art of leadership.

We need your vote!
By Staff blogger - 16 July 12:18

Vote for The Staggers in this year’s Total Politics blog awards.

Liam Fox and the Treasury at war over Trident
By George Eaton - 16 July 11:05

Treasury insists £97bn cost of replacing Trident must come out of the core MoD budget.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 July 8:50

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

Graduate tax: the devil’s in the detail
By Aaron Porter - 15 July 18:42

A graduate tax can be the fair, progressive and sustainable answer to HE funding. Let’s hope Vince m

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 15 July 17:00

The five must-read blogs from today, on the Tory right, Ed Miliband and Charles Kennedy.

GMB union endorses Ed Miliband for Labour leader
By George Eaton - 15 July 16:11

Boost for Miliband as 700,000-member trade union backs his candidacy.

Strictly or the Vatican?
By Caroline Crampton - 15 July 14:41

Ann Widdecombe must choose between the reality show and becoming Britain’s ambassador to the Vatican

Cameron is right not to censor Facebook
By George Eaton - 15 July 14:13

The government is right to resist populist calls to censor the Raoul Moat tribute page.

Tories hit 2010 poll high as Lib Dems flatline
By George Eaton - 15 July 13:12

But how long will the honeymoon last?

Is the graduate tax actually fairer?
By Samira Shackle - 15 July 12:08

Paying for education indefinitely is more likely to act as a deterrent to poor students.

In this week’s New Statesman: Godless Britain
By George Eaton - 15 July 10:58

Rowan Williams interview | Raoul Moat: the real shame | Alain de Botton on atheism.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 July 9:00

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

MPI: a progressive approach to poverty
By Tom Phillips - 14 July 19:17

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative has created an innovative system of poverty meas

Class action
By Chris Smith - 14 July 17:12

Michael Gove needs to find some better advisers fast.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 14 July 16:53

The five must-read blogs from today, on President Gordon Brown and the BNP’s finances.

Credibility is Labour leader’s hygiene factor
By Richard Darlington - 14 July 16:26

New leader needs to convince people that the deficit was not mismanagement but a way of avoiding a d

Curious George and the Guardian’s contrarian columnist
By Jason Cowley - 14 July 15:12

For once, Simon Jenkins is behind the curve as he expresses doubts about the coalition’s austerity m

Will Boris and Cameron go to war over the Budget?
By George Eaton - 14 July 14:34

Mayor warns that London must be spared from “dramatic and deep cuts”.

New York: clashes over Islamic centre near Ground Zero
By John Guenther - 14 July 14:16

Opponents say an Islamic and interfaith centre aimed at promoting tolerance will be a “monument to t

The clash of civilisations will not be with Islam
By Sholto Byrnes - 14 July 13:28

“Don’t panic!” says distinguished Cambridge academic.

300 EU officials earn more than the Prime Minister
By Caroline Crampton - 14 July 13:12

Latest revelation about the EU gravy train shows that some of our officials earn £142,500+.

Would Clegg’s head be the price of a Lab-Lib coalition?
By George Eaton - 14 July 10:29

Shadow cabinet minister John Denham suggests that the Liberal Democrats would need a new leader.

CommentPlus: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 July 8:58

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

Pages