Poll reveals huge potential support for the far right. Why?
By Daniel Trilling - 27 February 20:10

What <em>Searchlight</em>’s new survey tells us about race, class and immigration in Britain.

This is no conspiracy, Glenn Beck: Laurie Penny on Uncut
By Laurie Penny - 26 February 14:20

The UK and US Uncut movements are a genuinely popular, if gentle, insurrection. So why are their members being branded "extremists"?

Political euphemism of the day
By Duncan Robinson - 25 February 14:30

When is a rebel not a rebel?

Jobless (and less)
By George Eaton - 24 February 18:58

It is a common misconception that welfare spending soared under New Labour.

Tesco schools, the market in prime ministers and giving up Radio 4
By Peter Wilby - 24 February 18:57

Peter Wilby on the big issues of the week.

The rise and rise of the Neets
By Duncan Robinson - 24 February 15:12

Nearly a million young people are not in education, work or training, according to new Department fo

We cannot afford the “big society”
By Alice Miles - 24 February 15:05

David Cameron might claim that he wants to make it easier for people to volunteer but, with the publ

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 24 February 14:55

John Lewis list.

No work for the lost generation
By Sophie Elmhirst - 24 February 12:44

Very soon, one million young people aged between 16 and 24 will be unemployed in Britain. What does

The tax haven in the heart of Britain
By Nicholas Shaxson - 24 February 12:23

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.

Chameleon Dave’s tongue-lashing
By Kevin Maguire - 24 February 11:14

The best time to kick a man is when he's down but Ed Miliband is instead wooing a hacked-off Rupert Murdoch.

Leader: Support the people’s revolt and stop selling arms to tyrants
By Staff blogger - 24 February 11:14

Cameron's support for reform was undermined by his defence of arms sales.

Britain’s two-faced relationship with Middle-Eastern tyranny has to end
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 February 11:14

It’s all very well preaching democracy, but while our government continues to arm and vocally suppor

No to AV’s new campaign is beyond parody
By Steven Baxter - 22 February 16:04

“Do what we say, or the baby gets it.”

Michael Chanan's video blog: We Will not Pay
By Staff blogger - 22 February 13:07

FILM: Josie Long and Mehdi Hasan, plus UK Uncut take on Barclays Bank.

Everything Michael Gove touches turns to dust
By Mehdi Hasan - 21 February 12:35

The Education Secretary has so far avoided the “at risk” list; but with his list of gaffes growing c

NUS president will not seek re-election
By Duncan Robinson - 21 February 12:05

Aaron Porter agrees to step down this April, admitting that the union needs “reinvigorating” with a

Public-sector workers splash the cash
By Olly Grender - 18 February 16:59

It’s spending season in the public sector as workers attempt to use up their budgets by the end of t

More BS from DC just zucks!
By Gideon Donald - 18 February 15:59

The big society. The BIG society. The big SOCiety. The big . . . SOCIETY!

Hey, Dave: our society's bigger than yours
By Laurie Penny - 18 February 12:03

We have an uprising that's far bigger and more social than Cameron could have imagined.

Full transcript | David Cameron | The case against AV | London | 18 February 2011
By David Cameron - 18 February 11:51

"The truth is that AV is a system that no one actually wants."

Tory welfare reforms are misguided
By Graeme Cooke - 17 February 17:15

The Universal Credit will make work cost, not pay.

Full transcript | David Cameron | Speech on Welfare Reform Bill | London | 17 February 2011
By David Cameron - 17 February 15:58

“The most ambitions, fundamental and radical changes to the welfare system since it began.”

Big Gov is back
By George Eaton - 17 February 14:58

"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 great petrol price squeeze
By Alice Miles - 17 February 14:58

The urban elite don’t realise how hard rising fuel costs are hitting the country.

Notes in the margin: I am a camera
By Michael Chanan - 17 February 14:56

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.

Noble bankers, pesky minorities and the BBC’s plans for Question Time
By Peter Wilby - 17 February 14:56

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

New book featuring NS contributors
By Staff blogger - 17 February 10:50

<em>Fight Back! A Reader on the Winter of Protest</em> is free to download.

Leader: The coalition isn’t working for the jobless
By Staff blogger - 17 February 7:26

The government's complacent approach risks creating another lost generation.

The scars of a jobless generation
By David Blanchflower - 17 February 7:26

As youth unemployment figures approach one million, an analysis of this seemingly intractable proble