A bill of rights for Britain?
By Ted Vallance - 24 September 11:06

The historic problem with the British 'charters of freedom' like Magna Carta are that they are aimed

Brown's comeback
By Jessica Asato - 23 September 19:21

In all it was a well-executed speech for a Prime Minister under siege and as ministers and activists

The need for 'narrative'
By Jessica Asato - 23 September 16:43

Labour needs to devise, and agree, a vision of the changes we wish to bring about in our country in

Time to rein in the wreckless
By Chris Leslie - 22 September 21:04

Former Labour minister turned thinktank chief Chris Leslie gives his reaction to Alistair Darling's

The dangers of Sarah's law
By Jeremy Sare - 22 September 16:29

There may be many as 250,000 people in Britain with an active sexual interest in children when only

A bold vision?
By Ben Davies - 22 September 14:17

The talk at conference, a desire to hear a bold vision from Gordon Brown and Charles Clarke's curren

Trouble in Manchester
By Matthew Taylor - 22 September 13:23

The RSA's Matthew Taylor on the whispering cabinet minister, an antagonisic local and the train that

Miliband: We can win the election
By David Miliband - 22 September 10:54

Foreign Secretary David Miliband urges Labour to defend its record, be candid about its strengths an

Blears: Tough times
By Hazel Blears - 19 September 12:35

It seems clearer every day the Chancellor’s assessment of the trajectory of the world economy was co

My fight against street life
By Shakir Kamali - 19 September 11:25

I spent most of my teens in street gangs and I suffered serious consequences. That experience shaped

Hacking Sarah Palin
By Paul Evans - 19 September 11:08

Not often getting many thrills, the Lib Dems were keen to have tuppence worth on the conference scra

Feverish Speculation
By Martin Bright - 18 September 13:59

Let's all calm down and get a bit of perspective

Booing Lembit
By Paul Evans - 18 September 11:33

The new nasty party or the party of making it happen? Paul Evans gives his assessment of the annual

Religion and science do mix
By Peter Wilby - 18 September 10:23

Schools need to rethink the curriculum

Leader's speeches they won't be making
By Kevin Maguire - 18 September 10:23

Bring your cooks and your personal trainers, your butlers and your heiresses. Because new Labour is

The whispers
By Kevin Maguire - 18 September 10:23

Darkness has fallen over Downing Street

All about Dave
By Simon Heffer - 18 September 10:23

Dr Johnson had his Boswell and Goethe his Eckermann. Now the leader of the Conservative Party seems

Go fourth
By Staff blogger - 18 September 10:23

John Prescott, Alastair Campbell, Richard Caborn and Glenys Kinnock call for the party and its suppo

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 18 September 10:23

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Khmer Rouge v Pot Noodle

Jim's lessons
By Bernard Donoughue - 18 September 10:23

If the Prime Minister is to survive, he has to crush the cabals and replace cabinet "goblins" with h

The scapegoat
By David Marquand - 18 September 10:23

The party could have been in no doubt about what it was getting when Gordon Brown was elected unoppo

Interview: James Purnell
By Martin Bright - 18 September 10:23

Saviour of Labour or dangerous Thatcherite? James Purnell, the Work and Pensions Secretary, talks to

Shameless but effective
By Suzanne Moore - 18 September 10:23

David Cameron has given his ailing party a facelift, schmoozed voters and promised to transform soci

Labour must take on the bankers
By Alex Brummer - 18 September 10:23

In the worst catastrophe since the late 1920s, Brown and Darling have shown themselves to be cowardl

Democracy is the loser
By Martin Bright - 18 September 10:23

The rebels' tactics may not produce a challenger to Brown, but the point has now been made that the

Empowerment: The new political territory
By Alan Milburn - 18 September 10:23

Gordon Brown talks of placing power in the hands of people themselves, but a splurge of Whitehall in

Bye to Bournemouth
By Lembit Opik - 17 September 18:37

Lembit Opik returns to newstatesman.com's Conference 2008 blog to share his thoughts about how the L

Politics of proton smashing
By Martin O'Neill - 17 September 12:05

The UK taxpayer has contributed around £500 million to the development of the Large Hadron Collider.

'Popular, radical but realistic policies'
By Don Foster - 16 September 19:20

'I do know that that we have been hitting the right buttons on issues that matter to ordinary people

Joining the Lib Dems...
By Ben Davies - 16 September 16:56

Conference season sees various New Statesman staff dashing around the country to take part in fringe