We will get there
By Alice O'Keeffe - 20 November 9:30

The New Statesman’s campaign to free children locked up in UK detention centres has made progress

Who's after George?
By Martin Bright and James Macintyre - 20 November 9:30

Is George Osborne "nerdy", "nasty" and "overpromoted", as his Conservative critics would have it, or

The best-dressed man
By Gideon Donald - 20 November 9:30

Who will rid me of this turbulent president? Ever since Guy Fawkes Night it has been a case of Obama this, Obama that. I am not a fool; it is a significant moment. But the world has not turned on its head, merely shifted on its axis.

Old Labour's heroic age
By Anthony Howard - 20 November 9:30

<strong>The Tortoise and the Hares: Attlee, Bevin, Cripps, Dalton, Morrison</strong>

<em>Giles Ra

End to rough sleepers estimate
By Chris Ames - 19 November 16:28

The commitment to end street homelessness in England “for good” could mark a landmark. But with virt

Revitalising politics
By Simon Woolley - 19 November 12:57

Like Obama's campaign, the parties in the UK should encourage minorities, immigrants and the young

Dear David...
By Sean Carey - 18 November 13:27

Sean Carey, who has written extensively on the plight of the Chagos islanders, pens an open letter t

Why GPs are leaving the NHS
By Jonn Elledge - 18 November 11:56

For the last few years the medical profession have been the main opposition to NHS privatisation - b

The future of fishing
By Jax Jacobsen - 18 November 11:07

There's widespread agreement the North Sea is severely overfished but will EU quotas be altered next

Sunday comment round-up -- 16 November 2008
By Martin Bright - 16 November 20:26

A good week for Gordon Brown but why is the commentariat still unconvinced?

Ginger beer for George?
By Paul Evans - 14 November 11:58

Paul Evans runs through his pick of the best of the politics blogs...

Snapshot: The last post
By Lynsey Hanley - 13 November 9:32

Is Alan Cook, managing director of the Post Office hoping, perhaps, for a place in posterity next to

Against the liberalocracy
By Brian Cathcart - 13 November 9:32

The editor of the <em>Daily Mail</em> sees himself as a victim, desperately leading the defence of t

Cameron's Obama fantasy
By David Lammy - 13 November 9:32

You won't hear the President-elect talking of society being broken. His is a politics of hope that t

''Cameron pleaded with me''
By James Macintyre - 13 November 9:32

David Davis, who resigned from the shadow cabinet to fight a by-election over civil liberties, regre

Here come the liberals
By Will Hutton - 13 November 9:32

For decades American conservatism defined global politics. Now we are about to witness a seismic cha

Seventy is the age at which "old" starts
By Joan Bakewell - 13 November 9:32

On my way to take part in a public conversation with Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, I cross the serene courtyard of the British Library in north London. Its broad, cool spaces induce just the mood of calm contemplation that books demand.

Recession blues
By Martin Bright - 13 November 9:32

Both Labour and Tories have yet to confront the realities of the downturn - least of the full horror

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 13 November 9:32

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Economic stimulus package

Mandy's fight with the wimmin
By Kevin Maguire - 13 November 9:32

Kevin Maguire brings you all the gossip from the Westminster village

Transcript: David Davis interview
By James Macintyre - 12 November 17:10

New Statesman political correspondent James Macintyre talked to David Davis about quitting, David Cameron and Davis&#39;s leadership ambitions. Here is a full transcript

Interview: David Davis
By James Macintyre - 12 November 17:10

Conservative MP David Davis looks back on the moment he quit the Tory frontbench and talks about his relationship with David Cameron plus read the full interview <a href="http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2008/11/david-cameron-sort-gover...

UK faces Heathrow legal action
By Chris Ames - 12 November 14:18

Controversial plans to build a third runway at Heathrow may fall foul of EU pollution regulations wi

BBC's Oxbridge bias
By Rachael Jolley - 12 November 12:35

Isn't it time for the BBC to grasp the nettle of its outrageous pro-Oxbridge bias and stop permittin

Libertarian Labour?
By Hazel Blears - 11 November 14:21

Hazel Blears responds to 'point scoring' <a href="http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2008/11/ha

No room for bigots
By Ben Davies - 11 November 13:12

Why there are some subjects that are so polarising I'm coming to the conclusion it's almost impossib

No excuses for Labour
By Lynne Featherstone - 11 November 10:52

After more than a decade in power it's a bit rich for Hazel Blears to talk about the need to engage

Tory MP: Ferry political prisoner
By Jonathan Calder - 11 November 9:47

Until now, Kawczynski has been as keen on locking up people as any Tory backbencher. Only this summe

Selling off Scotland
By Anonymous - 10 November 12:17

'I'm amazed that an SNP government would be so intent on turning our country into some kind of heath

Two elections a world apart
By Martin Bright - 08 November 17:27

The world was gripped by the election of Barack Obama, while the Glenrothes by-election demonstrated