Race, diversity and 1 May
By Simon Woolley - 15 April 11:40

Operation Black Vote's Simon Woolley on the closest run and bitterest mayoral contest to date

Fantasy mayor
By Ben Davies - 14 April 17:03

The launch of newstatesman.com's Fantasy Mayor game. Find out which candidate most closely matches y

War-like Smurfs
By Jonathan Calder - 14 April 16:25

Apparently many Olympic traditions date back to the Nazis...

Capitalising on youth
By John Bateman - 14 April 16:02

Despite forming one of the biggest potential constituencies in the Capital, young people rank low in

Appeasement in Darfur
By Becky Tinsley - 13 April 12:03

When nations refuse to stand together in the face of Sudan’s violations on international law, they s

Loud and proud in China?
By Paul Evans - 11 April 10:24

Brown China

The fourth plinth
By Dominic Cavendish - 10 April 13:30

Can public art be a precursor of regeneration and what does it say about politics? Dominic Cavendish

Tipping point
By Sarah Birke - 10 April 13:00

Observations on 12.5%

Mr Brown at your service
By Rosa Prince - 10 April 13:00

The polls are not good for Labour. The latest advice to the Prime Minister is to show that he identi

'People try to portray us as spongers'
By Simon Jenkins - 10 April 13:00

Simon W Jenkins talks to one man struggling to escape the cycle of poverty on Jobseeker's Allowance

How the global became personal
By Carey Oppenheim - 10 April 13:00

The big issues of today are "intermestic"

Eye of the storm
By Yo Zushi - 10 April 13:00

Great Hatred, Little Room: Making Peace in Northern Ireland

Jonathan Powell

Bodley Head, 338pp

My bath mat's campaign for the presidency
By Will Self - 10 April 13:00

I revealed the intimacy of my relationship with Dr Moo, a half-man, half-cow chimera created followi

The big benefit cheat
By Donald Hirsch - 10 April 13:00

Billions of pounds flow into the Exchequer by stealth but it is not the middle classes who are losin

Why Cameron went back to school
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 10 April 13:00

The Tories' education policy focuses on discipline - and their inspiration came from an unlikely sou

Failing upwards
By Peter Wilby - 10 April 13:00

<strong>The Remarkable Lives of Bill Deedes</strong>

Stephen Robinson <em>Little, Brown, 480pp, £

The politics of religion
By Mary Warnock - 10 April 13:00

Religious belief is no basis for law-making

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 10 April 13:00

So. Pretty good week. Continuing sense of a slow-motion disaster, leeching of authority, absence of direction. But is this necessarily a bad thing?

How did we get here?
By David Marquand - 10 April 13:00

After ten years of new Labour in power, the academics and commentators have been taking stock. David

Torturous arguments
By Clive Stafford Smith - 10 April 13:00

The draft Torture Damages Bill is a fundamental test of the British government's commitment to human

Knives out for Jack the Lad
By Kevin Maguire - 10 April 13:00

All the gossip from the Westminster village

The lazy revolutionary
By Alyssa McDonald - 10 April 13:00

Alyssa McDonald on how doing a job badly is a tried and tested form of resistance

How the Chagossians could go home
By Sean Carey - 09 April 15:07

The issue of whether it would actually be viable for the Chagossian people to return to their former

Digital democracy and new media
By Bill Thompson - 09 April 12:29

Our blogger Bill Thompson is back again for another year of New Media Awards. In his first blog he

The governance of crime
By Robin Fletcher - 09 April 11:06

Criminologist Robin Fletcher delves into the mayoral candidates' policies on crime and discusses whi

Learning from Obama
By Rachael Jolley - 09 April 10:52

Britain's New Labour ministers could learn a lesson from Obama and that's how to communicate effecti

New Mayor should support integration
By Donna Covey - 08 April 13:49

The Refugee Council discusses what their organisation wants from the next Mayor of London in terms o

Twitter : a messaging network
By Chris Adams - 08 April 13:13

<a href="http://chrisadams.me.uk/">Chris Adams</a>, a graphic designer interested in new media appli

A decade of the NMA
By Ben Davies - 08 April 11:02

We celebrate 10 years of holding the New Media Awards - a decade of huge technological advances

'More rational policies, less gesture politics'
By Roger Lawson - 07 April 12:27

The Association of British Drivers (ABD) gives its take on the policies of the main London Mayor can