To make a fist of the coming election Labour must start with a hard-headed view of what is really go
Until recently, Jack Straw seemed relaxed about libel tourism, unconvinced there was "sufficient evidence" that UK laws - which allow foreign claimants to bring cases against foreign defendants, incurring costs 140 times as la
Right-wing bloggers have been established for years, but the left is catching up and 2010 will be it
Some US presidents and British prime ministers would be well described as "fanatics"
Labour holds on to power in the general election, just. David Cameron survives an attempted coup. Th
David Cameron may insist the Tories are now 'the party of the NHS' but their plans would leave the p
It has been a year of war; battles over bonuses, fights for the planet and ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan. Yet it hasn't been all gloom. The New Statesman assembles the best photos of the year, and finds light in the darkness.
The government was accused of trying to suppress evidence of the UK's role in torture at a high court hearing.
What is notable is who will not be "hanging with the Camerons" this Yuletide. There is no place for
Strange, really, how much more glamorous "reporting corruption" sounds than "reporting anti-corruption" does, with its bureaucratic lexicon of "compliance", "implementation" and "corporate responsibility".
TV, fridges and too-tight tailcoats
The pundits are virtually unanimous. Alistair Darling, they say, hasn't done enough to show that Britain can reduce its £178bn budget deficit. Our credit rating will be downgraded and investors won't buy government bonds.
In Britain today, only non-elected figures can act politically and be treated with respect
The defiant Clarke turned the Tories against the Iraq war
Dr Evan Harris MP, Liberal Democrat spokesman on science and a member of the Commons select committe
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The words "British" and "Muslim" turn out to have a great deal in common
We would welcome a left-liberal coalition, committed to wholesale constitutional and economic reform
The Iraq war was a ruinous mistake. The lessons from it have not yet been learned.
If ever there was a bad week to start talking again about extra airport runways - and not just at Heathrow, but Gatwick, too - surely this was it.
Before Alistair Darling had announced the one-off 50 per cent tax on bonuses over £25,000 - before he'd even stood up to present the pre-Budget report - bankers were hitting back at government plans to tax them.
Christmas comes but once a year, which means, fortunately, so do carols with the Howards.
Our tax system is inequitable, but it seems neither main party is capable of change – Labour is obse
The pre-Budget report was presented in parliament. The Chancellor, Alistair Darling announced measures including:
Proportional representation would free Labour to be radical again
Newly uncovered Foreign Office memos show how New Labour has played politics with the massacre of th
The extraordinary reaction to Speaker Bercow and his wife shows that Cameron and his allies only rea
The purpose of the Chilcot inquiry is to normalise an epic crime by providing enough of a theatre.