Muslim women are talked about by others in the west as if they are powerless victims, in need of res
Taunton has had some prestigious MPs. Thomas Cromwell and Francis Bacon represented the constituency in the 16th century.
What exactly does a football captain do, and why is he important?
Why the 2010 election isn't 1992 all over again.
The idea of mutualism could yet unite Labour's left and right.
Who will be our Mo? This was the question that hung in the air like cheap cigar smoke, as Dave and I dutifully sat through two hours of Julie Walters acting her cotton socks off.
Great oratory is the mark of a great leader. Sophie Elmhirst asks politicians, historians and the wr
Aneurin Bevan, anti-Suez speech, Trafalgar Square rally, November 1956.
Enoch Powell, speech on the Hola Camp in Kenya, House of Commons, July 1959.
Harold Macmillan, speech to the South African parliament, Cape Town, February 1960.
Hugh Gaitskell, speech on nuclear disarmament, Labour party conference, October 1960.
Margaret Thatcher, Brighton bomb speech, Conservative party conference, October 1984.
Neil Kinnock, Militant speech, Labour party conference, October 1985.
Sir Geoffrey Howe, resignation speech, House of Commons, November 1990.
Three more speeches that didn't quite make our top ten.
Robin Cook, resignation speech, House of Commons, March 2003.
David Cameron, leadership bid, Conservative party conference, October 2005.
Tony Blair, last conference speech, Labour party conference, September 2006.
The New Statesman's top ten UK political speeches.
The Tories are aggressively targeting Ed Balls's seat
"Brown can't win" will become a self-fulfilling prophecy unless Labour casts it aside.
Victor Grayson is always the first name mentioned in Colne Valley, elected in a 1907 by-election as an Independent Socialist, only to be defeated in 1910 and disappear in 1920.
An interview with Jon Cruddas
When I became the editor of the New Statesman in 1998, several readers protested after I appointed Cristina Odone, a prominent Roman Catholic, as my deputy.
2015 – David Cameron’s Tories have been in power for
five years, Britain is ravaged by deep cuts,
David Cameron's opposition to electoral reform means the Conservatives are once more the party of th
Over Easter 1968 the MP for Wolverhampton South-West, Enoch Powell, went down with a heavy cold. He had been planning to deliver a speech to a Tory group in his native Birmingham. He had even prepared a text for the press.
It seemed timely, with the Grand War Criminal about to appear before Chilcot, for those of us on the side of the angels to hammer out our precise justifications for a war, should we desire one.
In a democracy, so Robert Worcester, founder of MORI, tells us, public opinion is king.