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

Why the west is losing the battle for Arab hearts and minds
By James Purnell - 17 February 7:26

We must ignore the siren calls of fence-sitting cynics and forge a foreign policy based on our value

Strictly speaking, IDS shies away from snappers
By Kevin Maguire - 17 February 7:26

Strait-laced Captain Iain Duncan Smith is a shy cutter.

Wanted: a new purpose for British capitalism
By Gavin Kelly - 16 February 16:47

How can Britain avoid going down the US path where for the last generation the majority of the gains

Memo to Andrew Cooper, Cameron’s “strategic corporal”
By Olly Grender - 16 February 15:19

It’s the policies that matter, not the presentation.

Michael Chanan’s video blog: Teachers and Learners
By Staff blogger - 16 February 13:05

FILM: Lecturers go on strike in Bristol.

At last! The “big society” defined
By New Statesman - 14 February 17:03

Helping DC with the #BS.

The reality of Britain’s War in Afghanistan
By Yasmin Khan - 14 February 13:58

As the conflict in Afghanistan enters its tenth year, a report by War on Want exposes the truth behi

Neil and Christine Hamilton in publicity-seeking shock
By Duncan Robinson - 14 February 11:46

The former MP and his wife release a picture re-creating the famous pottery scene from <em>Ghost</em

Full transcript | David Cameron | Speech on Government Procurement | London | 11 February 2011
By David Cameron - 14 February 10:30

"It’s about being more dynamic, in our economy, and in our public services."

My noble friends
By Joan Bakewell - 13 February 11:56

On entering the Lords, and joining the debate on arts funding.

Out of the woods
By Stanley Johnson - 11 February 16:14

The coalition’s proposed fire sale of English woodland will leave parliament powerless to decide on

“The Shoe Thrower’s Index”
By Duncan Robinson - 11 February 11:28

A new index by the <em>Economist</em> gives an evidence-based insight into unrest in the Arab world.

Will the royal wedding create a “Yes mood” for the pro-AV campaign?
By Samira Shackle - 11 February 8:44

The Yes to AV campaign reportedly plans to capitalise on the royal wedding – but this tactic is unli

Tinker at your peril: we love the NHS more than any government
By Alice Miles - 10 February 15:25

Many provisions in the English NHS reform plan will tilt the system in favour of private-sector prov

The British economy is struggling but the traders are smiling
By Alex Preston - 10 February 15:23

“Stagflation” is the buzzword of the day in London, but with over 70 per cent of FTSE earnings comin

Bashful bashing
By George Eaton - 10 February 15:00

Pleas for the banks to show "restraint" over pay have largely gone unheeded.