Ditching the council tax in favour of a local income tax swung the Scottish Parliamentary elections
The best of the politics blogs brought to you by Paul Evans. This week read about the Geert Wilders
The chairman of the influential Treasury select committee, which this week heard apologies from lead
From this week Martin Jacques former editor of <em>Marxism Today</em> will be a regular NS columnist
Observations on the financial crisis
How has a basically decent person such as David Miliband got himself into such a muddle over torture
All the gossip from the Westminster village...
The Schools Secretary needs to be more of a team player if he is not to alienate his colleagues and
Observations on architecture
Labour's attempts to rally Britain with a Blitz-type spirit might just work if the Tories keep insis
newstatesman.com looks at some of the Labour ministers whose seats look vulnerable at the next gener
In the first of our series on faith in a financial crisis the Presbyterian Church in Ireland's Moder
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The use of an inadequately armoured patrol vehicle has caused the deaths of 38 British troops in Ira
One of Labour's most intellectually confident heavyweights would like to return to government. Charl
Who's been caught by No 10’s candid camera? All the gossip from the Westminster Village
The Conservatives are ahead in the polls yet their isolationist policies could still be their undoin
Jack Straw’s promise to reform the House of Lords is long overdue. Remember Lord Kagan?
Here is a the full transcript of James Macintyre's interview with Labour politician Charles Clarke w
Paul Evans trawls the politics blogs so you don't have to. This week relive the Derek Conway affair,
The progressive Conservatism advocated by David Cameron's party is thoroughly allied to a liberal ag
If you are planning a long journey with Andy Burnham, take a supply of comics, colouring books and c
As the recession bites, Samuel Jones looks to heritage and culture as a means of renegotiating socie
The London Evening Standard, for which I work, has a new Russian owner. There is some poetic justice in this for my generation, whose defining event was the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the opening up of the Wild East.
It is the most potent symbol of the abuses of the Bush era: Obama's swift decision to shut down Guan
The UK Chancellor has emerged from a year of upheaval with his reputation intact. He tells New State
Peers-for-hire isn't the only scandal engulfing the House of Cronies. Well-upholstered Digby Jones is, I hear, putting faces out of joint on the cross benches.
The time has come to think the unthinkable, argues Sunder Katwala: a coalition between Labour and th
It's the quality of parenting in Britain, rather than the education system, that's really failing ou