The terrible result of a one-night shag
By Zoe Williams - 06 May 13:00

Television - Zoe Williams can't believe one man's story about his exploitation by a Swedish lady

The NS Essay - France: into the void
By Joshua Winter - 06 May 13:00

Those who voted for Le Pen belong to a generation which, in the words of one writer, "knows that ple

What is it with Swedes and sex?
By Sean French - 29 April 13:00

Observations - Love triangle

The terrible failure of Europe's left
By Staff blogger - 29 April 13:00

So much for the Third Way. This supposedly forward-looking political philosophy - with its long, abstract nouns, its obeisances to the free market, its technocratic arrogance, its contempt for old social democratic values and policies - has been found out.

A campaign that smells like a sausage
By David Lawday - 29 April 13:00

France's electoral system, a Gaullist relic, was an accident waiting to happen. It has turned politi

Le Pen is mightier . . .
By John Lloyd - 29 April 13:00

The extreme left did as well as the extreme right in the French election. Both rail against globalis

Secrets and spies
By Helena Smith - 29 April 13:00

Observations - Plane-spotters

Great Dane
By Matthew Dodd - 22 April 13:00

Design - Matthew Dodd celebrates the centenary of the modernist Arne Jacobsen

No parking tickets for Jews
By Adam Sage - 15 April 13:00

<em>Middle East War</em> - . . . and other myths flourish among young Muslims in France as the press

The socialist and the alchemist
By David Lawday - 15 April 13:00

Most French voters can't tell the difference between Jospin and Chirac. Maybe, after the forthcoming

Eddie George takes over Ukraine
By Mark Almond - 08 April 13:00

A surprising election result in the former Soviet state worries Mark Almond

The New Statesman Interview - Romano Prodi
By Mary Riddell - 01 April 13:00

Europe's president opposes war with Iraq and tells Britain to stop dithering over entry to the euro.

Enter the Red Brigades, the new moral opposition
By John Lloyd - 01 April 13:00

Left-wing terrorism has returned to Italy, arguing that the Berlusconi government deserves criminal

By Frank McLynn - 01 April 13:00

Marianne In Chains: In Search of the German Occupation 1940-45

Robert Gildea <em>Macmillan, 524pp,

We must reform the calendar
By Alan Davison - 01 April 13:00

Alan Davison MP reveals the latest ministerial initiative: a radical new way of reckoning time

Slobo runs rings round his accusers
By Adam Sage - 25 March 12:00

In his trial in The Hague, Milosevic, applying the old Marxist-Leninist view that politics is a tria

The euro debate is nearly won
By Jackie Ashley - 25 March 12:00

A fascinating vignette: Bill Cash, former arch-anti-euro fanatic, now the shadow attorney-general, is heard complaining bitterly that media requests for interviews never reach him. He is almost prepared to believe his calls are being intercepted.

The skinhead
By Nigel Jones - 25 March 12:00


R J B Bosworth <em>Arnold, 584pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0340731443

If British exporters have trouble now, think what would happen if the euro surged after we joined it
By Robert Peston - 25 March 12:00

For Tony Blair, the European Union summit in Barcelona was the council of merde. The TUC general secretary lambasted him for stitching up unholy deals with the moneybags right of Italy to strip British workers of a fig leaf of employment protection.

Will Europe become anti-social?
By Robert Taylor - 11 March 12:00

Robert Taylor finds new Labour ready to lead the deregulation charge at this month's EU summit

The odd couple enrage the left
By John Lloyd - 25 February 12:00

Blair's alliance with the Italian premier Berlusconi has led to calls for new Labour's expulsion fro

An old continent, tired and impotent
By John Lloyd - 18 February 12:00

European politicians might as well save their breath: the US isn't listening to their views on the w