Porn-star politicians and public school pride
By Kevin Maguire - 09 December 7:11

The rightward trajectory of Tony Blair, multimillionaire, has led him to an American la-la land inhabited by Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and Fox News.

Don’t shoot the messenger, Mervyn
By David Blanchflower - 09 December 7:11

The governor of the Bank of England has had a terrible recession. The WikiLeaks revelations only add

No escaping the ghost of Gordon
By Steve Richards - 09 December 7:11

Brown is at the heart of David Cameron's strategy for winning the next election.

Sharing the pain?
By Jeremy Gilbert - 07 December 15:53

Why the coalition's cuts agenda draws on a masochistic streak in English culture.

Music and meritocracy
By Duncan Robinson - 06 December 13:29

The charts are dominated by public school pop stars. What does that tell us about meritocracy in Bri

The day the teenagers turned on Topshop: Laurie Penny reports
By Laurie Penny - 03 December 13:51

What has been stolen from this angry generation? Hope.

Gordon Brown “abysmal” and a “political disaster”, according to US
By Duncan Robinson - 03 December 11:38

Leaked documents reveal Washington’s low estimation of the former prime minister.

John Pilger’s message to the students
By Daniel Trilling - 02 December 15:52

“Your courageous actions have shocked and frightened a corrupt political class.”

Welcome to New Socialism
By Neal Lawson and John Harris - 02 December 15:22

After its defeat in May, Labour moved to elect a new leader. It was just the beginning of the overha

A reply to David Cameron
By Matthew Hall - 02 December 14:08

Contrary to what the Prime Minister believes, we students know exactly why we are protesting.

Andrew Adonis on the May 2010 behind-the-scenes coalition negotiations
By Andrew Adonis - 02 December 8:58

Labour's Andrew Adonis, author of 5 Days in May, reviews 22 Days in May, a behind-the-scenes account of the Lib-Dem/Conservative negotiations by the Lib Dem MP David Laws.

Too big to fail becomes too big to bail
By David Blanchflower - 02 December 7:22

With the debt crisis heading towards Portugal and after that to Spain, the whole collapsing banking

How head boy Teddy left “Newkie” browned off
By Kevin Maguire - 02 December 7:22

No minister has dropped as far down the cabinet league table as the Education Secretary, Michael Gove.

The unelected King
By Mehdi Hasan - 02 December 7:22

So much for the governor of the independent Bank of England not straying into party politics.

David Laws on why the Lib Dems rejected Labour in the May 2010 coalition negotiations
By David Laws - 02 December 7:22

The Lib Dem MP and author of 22 Days in May responds to 5 Days in May author Andrew Adonis' review of his book with a behind-the-scenes account of why the Lib Dem/Labour coalition negotiations failed.

Leader: This is no time to be complacent, Mr Osborne
By Staff blogger - 02 December 7:22

The coalition's plans make a stagnant recovery unavoidable.

Don’t subsidise the drones
By Alan B'stard - 02 December 7:22

Older readers may dimly recall an almost forgotten prime minister whose mantra was "education, education, education".

The Returning Officer
By Stephen Brasher - 02 December 7:22

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The NS Interview: Julia Neuberger, rabbi and Lib Dem peer
By Samira Shackle - 02 December 7:12

“I have been shocked to see people spit at Muslims”

David Cameron: England’s number one fan
By Duncan Robinson - 01 December 17:04

So you thought David Cameron was just faking being a football fan . . .

It’s the “squeeze”, not the “middle”, that matters
By Richard Darlington - 01 December 16:27

Labour needs to ignore definitions of the “middle” and focus on policies that address the “squeezed

Blanchflower: Mervyn King’s “thirst for power” has compromised the Bank of England
By Ed Ballard - 01 December 13:23

<em>NS</em>’s David Blanchflower calls for the resignation of the Bank of England governor after Wik

China grows frustrated with North Korea
By New Statesman - 30 November 9:26

China would prefer Korean unification under Seoul's control, diplomatic cables suggest

"No one is going to do this for us, so we'd better get it right"
By Sofie Buckland - 29 November 13:35

Why the university occupations are giving students a crash course in political activism.

Last days of the glee club
By Mark Vernon - 29 November 11:02

Happiness was all the rage among politicians, but attempts to measure the experience suggest it is f

Why Ed Miliband is vulnerable on tuition fees
By Duncan Robinson - 26 November 12:36

The failure to offer a better deal for students leaves Labour little room to attack the coalition.

Gove reforms are far from radical
By Duncan Robinson - 25 November 16:54

Gove's White Paper promised real reform, but consists of reheated policy and headline grabbing gimmi

The NS Interview: Lutfur Rahman, East End mayor
By Mehdi Hasan - 25 November 15:11

“I don’t believe we have extremist groups in Tower Hamlets”

Let’s talk about real vandalism: Laurie Penny on the social injustice of our government
By Laurie Penny - 25 November 15:04

Some forms of vandalism (like students breaking a window) are easy to condemn, but others are more destructive.

Labour's new civil war
By Dan Hodges - 25 November 7:33

All is not well within the Labour Party. David Miliband’s backers are regrouping. The Ballsites are