For the love of Lenin
By Hugh Barnes - 14 May 13:00

<strong>Young Stalin</strong>

Simon Sebag Montefiore <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 397pp, £25</em>

Wild at heart?
By Garth Cartwright - 14 May 13:00

Garth Cartwright finds the reality of gypsy life a far cry from the myth perpetuated by musicians an

Serbs wait for change
By Sam Kiley - 14 May 13:00

Observations on Kosovo

Danger man?
By David Lawday - 14 May 13:00

The one thing everybody knew they would get from Nicolas Sarkozy was change. So no one will be surpr

By Jo Leinen - 10 May 15:52

German MEP Jo Leinen, Chairman of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, g

Bad idea v No idea
By Darren Straker - 08 May 10:02

Pandering to all sides has left Sarkozy preaching to a divided church

Dubious honours
By Clemency Burton-Hill - 07 May 13:00

Observations on Rostropovich

Could there be one delicious last twist?
By Colin Randall - 04 May 16:48

Sarkozy looks set to win the presidential race in France but it could still be a Battle Royal...

The Rumble in the Jungle
By Darren Straker - 04 May 11:04

Ding ding, round 11. The marathon title bout between the two French heavyweights is close to finishi

Et le verdict?
By Shirley Curran - 03 May 12:48

Shirley Curran reports on the electrifying TV debate between the two French Presidential candidates

Tête à Tête
By Jean-Jacques Bascoul - 02 May 19:23

How France is waiting with baited breath for the showdown between Royal and Sarkozy

Labour candidate: We will lose seats
By Kenneth Skates - 30 April 17:06

The man heading the Labour list in North Wales predicts his party will lose seats in Thursday's vote

The story of Lukki Minnie
By Malachy Tallack - 30 April 13:05

Malachy shares a piece of Fair Isle folklore introducing us to the Trow.

Scotland - nation or state?
By Christopher Hitchens - 30 April 13:00

<strong>The <em>New Statesman</em> 12 December 1975</strong>

Scotland may soon celebrate the 300th

Ségo: can she yet win?
By David Lawday - 30 April 13:00

Observations on the French elections

When the third man comes first
By Frederic Niel - 27 April 13:23

He came third in the first round but is Bayrou the kingmaker of the French election?

Finding perfection in Milano
By Richard Herring - 27 April 13:11

Richard gigs Milan and buys himself pizza, ice cream and a place in Paradise

La deuxième étape
By Darren Straker - 26 April 17:37

France needs economic reforms ... it's just a question of which method she chooses to implement them

Ted Heath goes everywhere
By Ben Davies - 26 April 16:37

How a exclusive by Tory Brian Coleman about Ted Heath cottaging got picked up every

The French vote “against”…
By Frederic Niel - 23 April 18:12

Journalist Fred Niel's says the first round of the French election shows France really cared about t

Wales: England's oldest colony
By Niall Griffiths - 23 April 13:00

Subjugated and marginalised, the Welsh have refused to be dominated. But the conqueror's tactics hav

A reader writes
By Alan Trevarthen - 23 April 11:24

Alan Trevarthen squeezes in some of his thoughts on the French election just ahead of a three hour l

The election's giving me a headache
By Frederic Niel - 22 April 11:05

French journalist Frederic Niel explains why the poll makes you want to reach for the aspirin

Trapped, it's time to vote strategically
By Vincent Petit - 22 April 10:59

The election from the perspective of 30-year-old Parisian Vincent Petit

Jack booted retards
By Darren Straker - 20 April 18:20

Darren Straker gives us his analysis of the French political scene attacking the extremism of Le Pen

Moi, je suis Tony Blair!
By Chris Stacey - 20 April 13:12

The British ideas of left and right just don't seem to apply in France writes politics student Chris

Youth at the barricades
By Jack Wilson - 20 April 12:36

How young people in France now have political clout of peasants, successfully taking on the governme

Marvelling from the sidelines
By Shirley Curran - 19 April 17:14

New Statesman reader Shirley Curran kicks launches Le Blog with her view on the closing days of the

Counting the cost
By Tim Whewell - 16 April 13:00

<strong>A Russian Diary</strong>

Anna Politkovskaya <em>Harvill Secker, 272pp, £17.99</em>


When do we want it?
By David Yallop - 16 April 13:00

Observations on saintliness