American bullies and leggy Russians
By Peter Wilby - 09 December 7:11

Washington clamps down on the leader of WikiLeaks, spy paranoia in London, to Oldham for a by-electi

Tuition fee plans simply don’t add up
By Aaron Porter - 09 December 7:11

Increasing fees and loans saddles graduates with 30 years of debt. There is another way: the NUS’s p

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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".

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.

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

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

Why the left is losing the crisis
By David Marquand - 25 November 7:32

The financial crash has not turned out to be a social-democratic moment as some expected. In Britain