The New Statesman’s campaign to free children locked up in UK detention centres has made progress
Is George Osborne "nerdy", "nasty" and "overpromoted", as his Conservative critics would have it, or
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.
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The commitment to end street homelessness in England “for good” could mark a landmark. But with virt
Like Obama's campaign, the parties in the UK should encourage minorities, immigrants and the young
Sean Carey, who has written extensively on the plight of the Chagos islanders, pens an open letter t
For the last few years the medical profession have been the main opposition to NHS privatisation - b
There's widespread agreement the North Sea is severely overfished but will EU quotas be altered next
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Is Alan Cook, managing director of the Post Office hoping, perhaps, for a place in posterity next to
The editor of the <em>Daily Mail</em> sees himself as a victim, desperately leading the defence of t
You won't hear the President-elect talking of society being broken. His is a politics of hope that t
David Davis, who resigned from the shadow cabinet to fight a by-election over civil liberties, regre
For decades American conservatism defined global politics. Now we are about to witness a seismic cha
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.
Both Labour and Tories have yet to confront the realities of the downturn - least of the full horror
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Subject: Economic stimulus package
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New Statesman political correspondent James Macintyre talked to David Davis about quitting, David Cameron and Davis's leadership ambitions. Here is a full transcript
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...
Controversial plans to build a third runway at Heathrow may fall foul of EU pollution regulations wi
Isn't it time for the BBC to grasp the nettle of its outrageous pro-Oxbridge bias and stop permittin
Hazel Blears responds to 'point scoring' <a href="http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2008/11/ha
Why there are some subjects that are so polarising I'm coming to the conclusion it's almost impossib
After more than a decade in power it's a bit rich for Hazel Blears to talk about the need to engage
Until now, Kawczynski has been as keen on locking up people as any Tory backbencher. Only this summe
'I'm amazed that an SNP government would be so intent on turning our country into some kind of heath