A tale of two weddings
By Jason Cowley - 27 April 8:22

The impending nuptials of Kate and Wills remind the <em>New Statesman</em> editor of another royal w

Leader: Failure in Scotland would be a big blow to the Miliband leadership
By Staff blogger - 27 April 8:22

A second SNP victory would deny Labour an important platform.

Europe is Cameron’s Achilles heel
By Irwin Stelzer - 27 April 8:22

Ed Miliband could pull a trick by following Gordon Brown’s firm line on the EU’s attempts to central

Michael Fallon: what would you have done differently?
By David Blanchflower - 25 April 14:23

The Conservative Party deputy chairman's criticisms of Gordon Brown are just cheap shots. Let's have

What South Park can teach us about Oxford
By Duncan Robinson - 21 April 15:39

The furore over black students at Oxford won’t die down until schools listen to the wisdom of Eric C

Clegg’s attack on Labour marrs Yes to AV speech
By George Eaton - 21 April 14:22

The Lib Dem leader is alienating the voters Yes to AV needs to win over.

Laurie Penny: put the vendetta aside and vote Yes to AV
By Laurie Penny - 21 April 13:04

Petty revenge politics does nothing but reduce us to the level of Westminster.

Full transcript | Nick Clegg | Speech in favour of AV | London| 21April 2011
By Nick Clegg - 21 April 13:03

"Politicians will have to work harder for your vote instead of taking you for granted."

Does the government care about drug addicts – or just cutting its welfare bill?
By Samira Shackle - 21 April 10:09

The DWP releases figures showing 80,000 claiming incapacity benefit for addiction and obesity. It lo

Turning on the Screws
By Alan B'stard - 20 April 14:00

You may be wondering why my mobile-phone voice messages were never leaked by the News of the World.

There’s nothing “non-partisan” about No to AV
By Duncan Robinson - 20 April 13:59

No to AV should come clean: it’s a Conservative campaign – just admit it!

Queue-jumping Mickey Gove is in the soup
By Kevin Maguire - 20 April 9:32

The cabinet dunce, Michael Gove, continues to struggle.

Memo to Blue Labourites: tone down the nostalgia, says Mehdi Hasan
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 April 9:32

There was no golden age and the party must not idealise the working class.

Leader: Imperfect it may be, but AV is the start of an essential journey
By Staff blogger - 20 April 9:32

It may not be a proportional system but AV would represent a significant improvement on first-past-t

Mixed metaphors in the AV race
By Steven Baxter - 19 April 12:23

Is AV a horse race or a football match? Or is it just whatever the plebs can understand?

March for the Alternative: in pictures
By New Statesman - 18 April 17:14

Another view of last month's march.

New Statesman presents Chronicle of Protest: a new film
By Staff blogger - 18 April 13:33

Watch the trailer and win tickets to the premiere here.

Rafael Behr joins the New Statesman
By New Statesman - 18 April 11:35

The current chief leader writer of the <em>Observer</em> will join the <em>New Statesman</em> as chi

The heat is on in the battle over AV
By Samira Shackle - 18 April 10:25

Divisions within parties laid bare by unexpected alliances, while report finds that AV suits modern

The Blub Dem is no match for Fag Ash Chas
By Kevin Maguire - 15 April 14:03

Nick Clegg is the Lib Dems' invisible man in Scotland.

Leader: Cameron was right to shame Oxford over black students
By Staff blogger - 15 April 14:03

The Prime Minister's rhetoric is commendable. But it must be supported by policy.

Mehdi Hasan on AV: It’s a miserable little compromise, but we should still vote Yes
By Mehdi Hasan - 15 April 14:03

AV might have its flaws but first-past-the-post isn't fit for purpose.

Laurie Penny prescribes a reading list for radical thinkers
By Laurie Penny - 15 April 11:41

This reading list may not make you happy, but it might just make you brave.

The return of the rule of law?
By David Allen Green - 14 April 13:40

Why recent arrests and prosecutions should be welcomed.

Here’s a way to make MPs work for voters and not their party
By Zac Goldsmith - 14 April 13:35

We must find a way of reminding our MPs that their first concern should be for the electorate, rathe

Oliver Letwin apologises to Sheffield. Or does he?
By Denis MacShane - 14 April 12:04

Tory minister’s slip of the tongue shows what our Old Etonian rulers really think of the north.

Why I have joined the Liberal Democrats
By David Allen Green - 12 April 14:25

A good thing to be said for a currently unpopular party.

Advice to a deputy prime minister
By David Mills - 12 April 12:31

Five steps to help Nick Clegg rescue his political career.

Middle England didn’t march – it couldn’t afford the train fare
By Alice Miles - 07 April 17:08

Middle England wasn’t at the TUC’s march on Saturday because it cares more about its tax credits tha