The geek and the dunce
By Kevin Maguire - 08 July 14:34

Downing Street has been forced to extend Cameron's PMQs briefing.

The second Great Depression
By David Blanchflower - 07 July 17:53

If today's projections are right, this will be the longest-lasting recession in a century.

Tabloids and the abuse of power
By David Allen Green - 07 July 14:53

Why there should be a full judicial inquiry into phone hacking.

Moving on from New Labour
By Cat Smith - 07 July 14:18

Why we've launched Next Generation Labour.

The NS Interview: Robert Winston, doctor and Labour peer
By Sophie Elmhirst - 07 July 12:44

“It’s difficult to be a doctor and a genuine right-winger”

It's time for our politicians to stop courting the Sun King, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 July 9:03

A succession of British prime ministers have been in thrall to the Murdoch empire.

"We operate seamlessly"
By Rafael Behr - 07 July 9:03

Ahead of the launch of major reforms to the way our public services are run, Francis Maude talks to

Sharing a lift with Richard Dawkins
By David Allen Green - 06 July 16:42

The rationalist champion compares propositioning a woman with chewing gum.

Glenn Mulcaire: awful bloke, decent footballer
By Duncan Robinson - 06 July 12:59

The investigator at the heart of the <em>NotW</em> phone-hacking scandal played football for AFC Wim

On no account let "Ed be Ed"
By Dan Hodges - 06 July 10:00

If Ed Miliband tries to be himself, he will be a disaster.

Reading what Rebekah Brooks says
By David Allen Green - 05 July 17:18

What today's statement says and does not say.

Teachers are striking for the wrong reasons
By Alice Miles - 04 July 1:00

Instead of fighting for greater professionalism in teaching, the unions are engaged in a war against

Ed: the Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader
By Roy Hattersley - 04 July 1:00

Ed: the Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader
Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre
Biteback, 320pp, £17.99

The march of the middle men
By Angela Eagle - 02 July 14:28

A new breed of intermediary, who manipulate the market economy for their own interest, is on the ris

Ed Miliband tongue-tied on strikes
By Duncan Robinson - 30 June 16:36

Awkward Ed gave a less than stellar appearance on the BBC when discussing today's strikes this morni

Leader: We must not waste this chance to reform care for the elderly
By Staff blogger - 30 June 12:29

Britain still lacks a care system capable of ensuring dignity in old age.

No party can afford to ignore the “sandwich generation”
By Rafael Behr - 30 June 12:29

Tensions are rising over the care of the elderly and the prospects of the young. Both the coalition

Pop goes the BoJo
By Gideon Donald - 30 June 12:29

It was, naturally, the Tories who labelled themselves "the stupid party", a name that assorted liberals and leftists quickly hijacked and proceeded to trot out at every opportunity as a supposed insult.

How Ted found his inner Beast
By Kevin Maguire - 30 June 12:29

Miliband Jr has a new coach for PMQs: young Dennis Skinner, 79.

Labour's top brass need to show more ambition
By Will Straw - 28 June 18:46

The Labour Party's apathetic attitude to the position of general secretary is indicative of a wider

A Tory guide to thrusting
By Kevin Maguire - 28 June 15:21

The marriage in New York of the Cameroon chick-lit cutie Louise Bagshawe to the American rock band manager Peter Mensch confirmed the Metallica fan's status as the coolest Conservative (Mensch also manages Red

As London lay smoking
By Juliet Gardiner - 28 June 15:21

On the 70th anniversary of its devastation in the Blitz, Lambeth Palace opens its archives on a brav

The Afghan Badlands and Wikipedia
By Harry Conrad Cockburn - 28 June 14:10

David Miliband on a decade of "asymmetric decay".

Alex Salmond's missing speech
By David Allen Green - 27 June 15:14

What has happened to his 2008 "Scotland will be a Celtic Lion" speech?

This government is punishing women who work for free
By Alice Miles - 27 June 1:00

Those opposing the pension reforms have leapt to the defence of working women affected by the change

Game’s up for the soapbox
By Leo McKinstry - 27 June 1:00

Politics is riddled with sporting clichés. Yet often the metaphors they use are tired, unimaginative

Come school with me
By Alan B'stard - 27 June 1:00

The crisis in the education system. For I know it is an issue that keeps New Statesman readers awake at night.When you and your partner first set up house, life was simple.

Part-time blues
By George Eaton - 27 June 1:00

The number of part-time workers who can't find full-time jobs has risen to a record high of 1.2 mill

Is Blue Labour anti-women?
By Daniel Trilling - 26 June 14:39

A senior Labour MP criticises the project for "harking back to a Janet and John era".