Participatory Democracy: The Way Forward
By Martin Bright - 06 August 13:59

An article on a new book on Democracy sparked some real discussion and debate

Dangerous times for Labour
By Barbara Roche - 06 August 11:58

The minimum wage, a better deal for working families, 10 years of economic stability were not an acc

Trots Get the Boot from City Hall
By Martin Bright - 05 August 14:32

Ken Livingstone's Socialist Action cronies have finally left City Hall, but not without fat cat pay-

UN backs Rape Crisis
By Darlene Corry - 05 August 13:54

The Women's Resource Centre's Darlene Corry welcomes international recognition, at UN level, that th

Evil twin?
By Anonymous - 05 August 10:50

Poor Gordon - perhaps soon to be replaced by one or another Miliband. They’re twins. What happens if

Let them eat dust
By Jonathan Calder - 05 August 10:50

I have written to the government asking for the funds to develop a programme of ‘tightly focused ret

Defending secular spaces
By Pragna Patel - 04 August 16:38

In the rush to be tolerant or sensitive to religious difference, the space is created for the most r

New Labour 2.0
By Chris Leslie - 04 August 10:57

Labour politicians should be on the same side as the public, throwing criticism and demands at the v

Britain is failing women
By Sheila Coates and Lee Eggleston - 01 August 14:50

How the UK was criticised for being in breach of key elements of a UN convention relating to tacklin

Sexual violence - a letter to Gordon Brown
By Staff blogger - 01 August 13:31

In the latest stage in its campaign, newstatesman.com publishes a letter to Gordon Brown signed by m

Barnsley in crisis..
By Katie Russell - 01 August 13:24

The 20th anniversary of Barnsley's Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Helpline should be a cause for celeb

A modern day Hotspur
By Paul Evans - 01 August 11:22

How the blogosphere is reacting to the in-fighting in the Labour Party

Dark days for Brown
By Ben Davies - 31 July 16:56

Is the situation worse for Gordon Brown than it was for John Major in the dying days of the last Tor

Why Miliband was right
By Denis MacShane - 31 July 12:49

Denis MacShane attacks the unnamed briefers and those in the media who would knife Gordon Brown. It'

Labour's last Scottish leader?
By Steve Richards - 31 July 10:07

Anger aimed at the Prime Minister has an added dimension explained by English unease at a Scot rulin

Coming to a screen near you - me!
By Mark Lynas - 31 July 10:07

How things have changed. Today, bookshops have entire shelves devoted to climate change. Television,

The Tolpuddle Martyrs get the last laugh
By Mark Steel - 31 July 10:07

The front row of the socialist choir began: "There's a rumble in the air tonight," while the back ro

More important than post offices
By Peter Wilby - 31 July 10:07

Why governments must protect our pubs

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 31 July 10:07

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: The others

Brown's tartan troubles
By Iain Macwhirter - 31 July 10:07

With the SNP in the ascendant north of the border, the government's only hope is to set up a fully a

Smith: Everything to play for
By Jacqui Smith - 30 July 18:57

In bullish form ahead of her holiday, the home secretary argues that New Labour has everything to pl

Alas poor Gordon...
By Alan Simpson - 30 July 16:05

The crisis engulfing Gordon Brown's leadership is of New Labour's own making and any promises to lis

'A uniquely horrendous situation'
By John Gummer - 29 July 15:46

Veteran Tory politician John Gummer argues the situation's even worse for Gordon Brown than it was i

Time for a radical shake-up
By Ken Robinson - 28 July 13:00

Piecemeal change is not enough. The real need is still for a sustained, systemic shift to entirely n

Left out of breadth
By Phil Revell - 28 July 13:00

A government manifesto promotes learning outside the classroom, but without funding the poorest chil

No more cheap labour
By Joe Clancy - 28 July 13:00

Young people get a raw deal from work placements: they need to be given a vision for the future away

A recipe for success?
By Dorothy Lepkowska - 28 July 13:00

There is an alternative to the regimentation of the national curriculum that promotes independent th

Talent-spotting without CVs
By Alison Shepherd - 28 July 13:00

Innovative recruiters are providing marginalised and disenfranchised youth with an entry pass to a p

Gay in the Armed Forces
By Craig Jones - 28 July 11:32

Gay men and women now serve with pride and distinction alongside their heterosexual colleagues at th

An electoral kicking
By Tom Harris - 25 July 19:12

The discontent felt by voters throughout the UK is as real in Glasgow as anywhere else, writes Tom H

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