Reforming our public services
By Henry Kippin - 04 May 18:17

As the post-Budget dividing lines become ever clearer, there seems to be a gradual re-emergence of i

Seeking equality
By Simon Woolley - 01 May 21:18

Though not truly radical, the government's Equality Bill represents a welcome marker, argues the Dir

Ghurkas and more
By Paul Evans - 01 May 17:16

The plight of the Gurkhas, Obama's 100th day and Jarvis Cocker in our weekly round-up of the politic

A question of competence
By Chris Huhne - 01 May 14:03

Jacqui Smith's tenure at the Home Office has been mired in controversy. The country deserves better,

Postman Ken is nobody’s Darling
By Kevin Maguire - 30 April 13:21

All the gossip from the Westminster village

The database tyranny
By Becky Hogge - 30 April 13:21

Labour has persistently ignored expert warnings about its approach to electronic government – but a

Tax but no spend
By James Macintyre - 30 April 13:21

Labour is belatedly attempting to reinvent itself as a party of fairness and social democracy – but

Caught in the net
By James Harkin - 30 April 13:21

Whatever prophets of the net say, information for its own sake is not power. Power is power. The rel

Diary: Paul Johnson
By Paul Johnson - 30 April 13:21

Of all the popes I have known

Watch out for Colonel Fawn
By Gideon Donald - 30 April 13:21

A year to go to the election and the race to head up David’s inner sanctum, the only race in town, is approaching the final turn, with the field beginning to bunch up. No better time, then, to consider the runners and riders.

Twittering into thin air
By Staff blogger - 30 April 13:21

"What hath God wrought?”, said Samuel Morse, in the first ever message despatched via electrical telegraph in May 1844. It takes Twitterers like Damian McBride to bring us back down to earth.

Pass the sickbag, Alice
By Peter Wilby - 30 April 13:21

. . . on tax dodgers, deportations, crocked fast bowlers and women drivers

Brown-hating hacks refuse to listen to what Labour has to say
By Staff blogger - 30 April 13:21

What is left of New Labour, beyond a buzz-phrase that recalls a more confident and careless era: Cool Britannia, Noel Gallagher at No 10 and Tony Blair emoting over the death of Diana Windsor?

Prime Minister's questions: 29 April 2009
By James Macintyre - 29 April 11:53

Read our political correspondent's blog of this week's Brown-Cameron encounter

Reflections on social Europe
By Caroline Flint - 27 April 20:47

In the midst of serious recession "now is the time to reaffirm the EU’s core principles of openness,

On expenses
By Paul Evans - 27 April 12:33

MPs' expenses and the South African elections in our weekly round-up of the political blogs

Shakespeare’s Globe
By Sebastian Shakespeare - 23 April 13:45

The House of Lords could soon welcome a new member – the first cabinet minister to wear a thong in p

Limping along on the left
By Peter Wilby - 23 April 13:45

. . . on teaching music, taxing drugs and taking on the right-wing bloggers

‘‘The party has lost its soul’’
By Neil Clark - 23 April 13:45

After a 60-year-long association with Labour, the former MP Alice Mahon has resigned in protest agai

Close encounter at the Gay Hussar
By Kevin Maguire - 23 April 13:45

All the gossip from the Westminster village

Legacy of the Raj
By Mihir Bose - 23 April 13:45

Born in Mumbai, <em>Mihir Bose</em> has won numerous awards for his wide-ranging journalism over fou

The fight for Labour’s heart
By James Macintyre - 23 April 13:45

Ed Balls sees the battle as Labour spending <em>v</em> Tory cuts. Peter Mandelson offers a new narra

The strangest bank of all
By Alex Brummer - 23 April 13:45

Barclays first defied the Treasury by refusing to take its money. Now it won’t join the Chancellor’s

Budget 2009: a very modest proposal and precious little levity
By Staff blogger - 23 April 13:45

Of all those unpleasant headlines of the past week it was perhaps the least lurid – the resignation of Alice Mahon – that should worry Labour party chiefs the most.

That boy Damian’s got talent
By Gideon Donald - 23 April 13:45

It was early in April that I was quoted by Martin Ivens in his often readable column in the Sunday Times.

Mixed emotions
By Staff blogger - 22 April 17:54

Leading charities and campaign groups tell the <em>New Statesman</em> what they think of the Chancel

Labour's bold budget
By James Macintyre - 22 April 17:09

Analysis of the 2009 Budget from the <em>New Statesman's</em> Political Correspondent

JG Ballard (1930-2009)
By Staff blogger - 20 April 16:48

The author of <em>Crash</em> and <em>Empire of the Sun</em> has passed away after a prolonged battle

How Labour can win
By Frank Field - 17 April 16:30

If the government continues as it is now my guess is that voters will machine gun us down as we come

Fantasy Commons?
By Paul Evans - 17 April 10:20

On sober reflection