Full transcript | David Cameron | Speech on public service reform | 17 January 2011
By David Cameron - 17 January 12:16

"These reforms aren't about theory or ideology - they are about people's lives."

The politics of aspiration is dead: Laurie Penny on the new, defeatist rhetoric
By Laurie Penny - 13 January 14:36

No political party can now promise social mobility – instead politicians push the rhetoric of revenge.

British Political Facts
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 13 January 11:14

Not long ago I wrote an essay about Tony Blair and matters related for an estimable American journal.

Exclusive: Vince Cable – “Keynes would be on our side”
By Duncan Robinson - 13 January 10:46

Cable argues in this week’s New Statesman that the famous economist would back the coalition’s econo

Citizen Dave’s back-door dash
By Kevin Maguire - 13 January 10:32

Tory apparatchiks should choose more carefully next time they pick a hideaway for Cameron.

Ed can’t afford to miss this open goal
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 January 10:32

A recent 8-point lead over the Tories, sharing public feeling over the VAT increase and bankers’ pay

After the recession, the real pain begins
By Gavin Kelly - 13 January 9:37

Fuel price protests rattled Blair. The 10p tax row dogged Brown. Is David Cameron ready for the stor

Keynes would be on our side
By Vince Cable - 12 January 16:14

Vince Cable argues that although everyone claims to be a Keynesian, the coalition’s strategy of libe

Exclusive interview: Julian Assange on Murdoch, Manning and the threat from China
By New Statesman - 12 January 14:03

The WikiLeaks founder talks to John Pilger.

Gove’s school league tables will fail the poorest pupils
By Jonathan Clifton - 12 January 9:20

The introduction of the English Bac will push money away from those children who need it most.

Lessons for the left in 2011
By Benjamin Fox - 11 January 17:42

Don’t underestimate Cameron and get lucky.

Why did the police send Kennedy undercover?
By Alison Banville - 11 January 15:13

The efforts of the police to undermine democratic protest expose the ugly political realities of Bri

“Employers’ charter” is another attack on Britain’s youth
By Duncan Robinson - 10 January 18:11

If Cameron is serious about creating jobs, he should cut National Insurance – not workers’ rights.

Losing the argument on cuts
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 09 January 12:59

David Cameron continues to preach to the converted.

Hacktivists of the world unite
By Duncan Robinson - 08 January 13:22

A report from Netroots UK.

Internet activism: for and against
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 January 12:07

Evgeny Morozov versus Netroots UK.

Anger in Acacia Avenue
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 08 January 9:24

Is an English Tea Party on the way to exploit middle-class discontent?

Full transcript | Nick Clegg | Speech on civil liberties | London | 7 January 2011
By Nick Clegg - 07 January 12:32

The Deputy Prime Minister's speech on "restoring British liberty".

Miliband hires Obama’s mentor to revive Labour
By Dan Hodges - 06 January 15:18

Arnie Graf will conduct a “year zero” review of Labour’s organisation and campaign structures.

Tony Howard, establishment radical
By Roy Hattersley - 06 January 12:59

Roy Hattersley pays tribute to the former <em>New Statesman</em> editor and leaker of secrets from S

Lessons to be learned from the Chris Jefferies case
By Peter Wilby - 06 January 11:57

The reporting of Joanna Yeates’s murder rode roughshod over legal convention.

Weather warning — the political climate has changed!
By Steve Punt - 06 January 9:52

British politics seemed to correspond to some unusually temporal seasons last year. The coalition mu

Beverley I
By Stephen Brasher - 06 January 7:20

John Hotham, MP for Beverley (1625-43), had the dubious civil war distinction of being a traitor to both the king and parliament.

Cleggover, you’re nicked
By Kevin Maguire - 06 January 7:20

An informant dismissed Nick Clegg’s supposed prowess between the sheets.

The coalition’s next car crash
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 January 7:20

Control orders have the potential to split and realign all three political parties.

The hard reality of power
By Simon Hughes - 06 January 7:20

The Liberal Democrats are now the constructive party of progressive politics, writes Simon Hughes, a

Leader: Prove to us that Labour is the alternative, Mr Miliband
By Staff blogger - 06 January 7:20

Miliband must offer a vision of the kind of society and economy he would wish to create.

Let’s hope Cameron is for turning
By David Blanchflower - 06 January 7:20

In his New Year message, the Prime Minister claimed to have all the answers. He clearly doesn’t.

Crime reporting and other rubbish
By Peter Wilby - 06 January 7:20

The Attorney General may warn newspapers to “reflect carefully”, but reports on the Joanna Yeates ca

The conviction of Michael Thompson
By David Allen Green - 05 January 12:30

Does warning other drivers about speed cameras constitute obstructing a police officer?