The politics of fear
By Martin Bright - 08 November 12:00

A legislative programme that contains many laudable goals will instead be dominated by authoritarian

Myths of empire
By Jonathan Wright - 08 November 12:00

<strong>God and Gold: Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World</strong>

Walter Russell

Trains and chains and Victorian values in a modern setting
By Staff blogger - 08 November 12:00

Brown now has two years in which he should forget about polls and the press and lay some foundations

Mind what you wish for
By Douglas Fraser - 08 November 12:00

The real test for Scottish Nationalists is still to come

Tactical Briefing
By Staff blogger - 08 November 12:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Terrorism

Comical Ali is back, offering his pearls of wisdom
By Kevin Maguire - 08 November 0:00

All the gossip from the Westminster Village

The royal response
By Staff blogger - 06 November 19:53

Newstatesman.com brings you cross-party comment and analysis of Gordon Brown's plans for government,

Anarchy in W11?
By Vidisha Biswas - 05 November 17:23

Vidisha Biswas joins Ian Bone - once dubbed "the most dangerous man in Britain" - as anarchists decl

Costs saved, lives lost
By Brian Coleman - 05 November 16:45

The deaths of four young firefighters is a tragic indictment of our unwillingness to invest in publi

Policing and its consequences
By Martin O'Neill - 05 November 12:27

Proponents of 'hard-headed' policing lose sight of the moral difference between what is done to us a

Right question, wrong answer
By Sue Stirling - 02 November 16:51

Tory proposals for Engish votes on English laws would create more problems than they would solve

Did the Observer do it for Dave?
By Owen Walker - 02 November 13:44

Why were the results of a poll showing Labour with a 13-point lead not published?

Giving nothing away
By Chris Ames - 01 November 12:00

This government has routinely flouted its own freedom of information legislation

Change the law to make early abortion easier
By Staff blogger - 01 November 12:00

Women should be given the flexibility to make the best decisions they can in often impossibly diffic

On the world stage
By Johann Hari - 01 November 12:00

<strong>State of the Nation: British Theatre Since 1945</strong>

Michael Billington <em>Faber & F

The property ladder of life
By Peter Wilby - 01 November 12:00

Our concept of a home is changing.

A guilty, nostalgic treat
By Andrew Billen - 01 November 12:00

Frederic Raphael's series finds itself in much reduced circumstances

<strong>Fame and Fortune </s

Back to the future
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 01 November 12:00

Immigration used to be the Tories' "difficult" issue. Not any more.

Yesterday's news
By Brian Cathcart - 01 November 12:00

The British press has lost interest in Iraq. This is not a media conspiracy, but reflects the public

What did the Saudis know about 7/7?
By Martin Bright - 01 November 12:00

King Abdullah says Britain's security services ignored Saudi warnings, but what exactly did those wa

Tactical Briefing
By Staff blogger - 01 November 12:00

Fear-mongers, scaredy-cats, bed-wetters and Jack Straw

Labour's 'reforms' destroying the NHS
By John Pilger - 01 November 12:00

Tony Benn predicts a revolution in defence of the National Health Service but it may be too late to

The mysterious case of the four-digit hack-tracker
By Kevin Maguire - 01 November 0:00

Surveillance concerns in the press gallery and fears for the welfare of the hyperactive Michael Gove

Not the general election
By Staff blogger - 30 October 15:37

Instead of the 1 November election and in association with <a href="http://fabians.org.uk/">The Fabi

Work and amnesty are answer to asylum disarray
By Paul Donovan - 29 October 13:33

Asylum seekers should be allowed to work, while an amnesty would clear the backlog and remove a pote

The doublethink of 'democracy'
By Martin O'Neill - 29 October 11:44

If The Sun took the democratic rights of the Brits seriously it would campaign for Murdoch's influen

Kirst when it comes to TV talent
By Ben Davies - 26 October 17:08

A nomination, a load of new content and the perils of indulging in nepotism

Without actions, the words just ring hollow
By Owen Walker - 26 October 15:44

Both Brown and Cameron have delivered some rather fiery speeches, but words must precipitate action

Green solutions for London
By Sian Berry - 26 October 11:09

Only the likes of Tesco Metro can afford expensive tube campaigns, your local deli suffers and Londo

So cool it hurts
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 25 October 13:00

Bring on the new crop of celebs. Tara Hamilton-Miller identifies the A-listers and C-listers working

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