David Cameron is no moderniser, but wedded to old-style Tory policies. So why isn’t there more quest
The former spindoctor's favourite books, whose music he jogs to, where he likes to holiday and the c
The Tory break with the EPP grouping in the European Parliament could spell trouble for the party, f
Don't miss this week's edition of the New Statesman. Guest edited by Alastair Campbell it contains a
How the cowardly slaying of two soldiers and a police officer in Northern Ireland has been covered o
Gordon Brown hopes the G20 summit in London will restore his and Labour’s fortunes. He should be so
This month’s murders of two young soldiers and a policeman in Northern Ireland were acts as cowardly as they were ruthless. The republican splinter groups – the Real IRA, Continuity IRA, the True IRA (all right, we made that last one up) – have no political programme.
The people, the places, the events
. . . on sectarianism, social ills, selection, sports appeals and self-regard
The republican killers of three security service men in Northern Ireland represent nothing but their
'For the past eighteen months or so the threat from dissident republicans has been steadily increasi
The chief executive of Refuge, who took on Jacqui Smith for her 'gimmicky' attempt to tackle domesti
After Tory London mayor Boris Johnson calls for an amnesty for illegal immigrants - in defiance of h
Marking International Women's Day 2009, Jean Lambert MEP assesses the impact of the economic downtur
Politicians ought to be used to having things hurled at them by now. Purple powder at Blair, shoes at Bush, an egg at John Prescott. This week, Lord Mandelson became the latest victim of wordless but eloquent protest – and was drenched in green gunge.
. . . on scapegoats, scandal, serial snubs, sentencing and civil liberties
Like Tony Blair before him, Gordon Brown appeared more comfortable on the American stage this past week than he does at home.
All the gossip from the Westminster Village
The death of Ivan Cameron, bankers’ bonuses, Brown in America: now raw emotion is the driving force
Observations: The third runway
<strong>Marching to the Fault Line: the 1984 Miners’ Strike and the Death of Industrial Britain</str
As the colonial crimes in Algeria, Vietnam and Afghanistan blew back to their perpetrators, so the e
The magnitude of the global economic crisis means that we have to change completely the way we live.
The 3 March terror attack on the Sri Lankan national cricket team in Lahore was a tragic event on many levels. Above all for the families of the six policemen killed, men whose names we will not remember.
The three main UK political parties outline their different positions on immigration
Migration restrictions are a bad way to fight unemployment in times of crisis. There is no evidence
In the wake of Labour's long march rightwards since 1997 liberalism has never been more needed, argu
Jo Swinson argues parliamentarians need to do more than just pay lip service to online voter engagem