It is a common misconception that welfare spending soared under New Labour.
Peter Wilby on the big issues of the week.
Nearly a million young people are not in education, work or training, according to new Department fo
David Cameron might claim that he wants to make it easier for people to volunteer but, with the publ
Very soon, one million young people aged between 16 and 24 will be unemployed in Britain. What does
There is an institution with a murky history and remarkable powers that acts like a political and financial island within our island nation state. Welcome to the Square Mile and the City of London Corporation.
Cameron's support for reform was undermined by his defence of arms sales.
It’s all very well preaching democracy, but while our government continues to arm and vocally suppor
The best time to kick a man is when he's down but Ed Miliband is instead wooing a hacked-off Rupert Murdoch.
“Do what we say, or the baby gets it.”
FILM: Josie Long and Mehdi Hasan, plus UK Uncut take on Barclays Bank.
The Education Secretary has so far avoided the “at risk” list; but with his list of gaffes growing c
Aaron Porter agrees to step down this April, admitting that the union needs “reinvigorating” with a
It’s spending season in the public sector as workers attempt to use up their budgets by the end of t
The big society. The BIG society. The big SOCiety. The big . . . SOCIETY!
We have an uprising that's far bigger and more social than Cameron could have imagined.
"The truth is that AV is a system that no one actually wants."
The Universal Credit will make work cost, not pay.
“The most ambitions, fundamental and radical changes to the welfare system since it began.”
"The era of big government is over," Bill Clinton memorably declared in his 1996 State of the Union address, and few disagreed with him. But since the financial crisis, Leviathan has risen from its slumber.
The urban elite don’t realise how hard rising fuel costs are hitting the country.
For the past few weeks I've been out filming the growing protest movement against the coalition government's programme of cuts. I've now been invited by the New Statesman to become its first video blogger.
It didn't take long for the western media to decide that, with Hosni Mubarak still in office and the traffic in Cairo starting to move again (in so far as traffic ever moves in Cairo), the Egyptian uprising had run out of stea
<em>Fight Back! A Reader on the Winter of Protest</em> is free to download.
Strait-laced Captain Iain Duncan Smith is a shy cutter.
The government's complacent approach risks creating another lost generation.
As youth unemployment figures approach one million, an analysis of this seemingly intractable proble
We must ignore the siren calls of fence-sitting cynics and forge a foreign policy based on our value