The digital political battleground
By Michael Harvey - 20 January 16:24

It's easy to see why both Brown and Cameron see technology as a core element of their respective eco

Emma Thompson and me
By Jonathan Calder - 20 January 12:41

When Tony Slattery and Stephen bloody Fry turned up and started mwah-mwahing and calling one another

Ken Clarke's return
By Martin Bright - 19 January 16:10

New Statesman political editor Martin Bright gives his reaction to the return of former Tory chancel

Politics and the internet
By Lynne Featherstone - 16 January 10:34

As all the three main parties think ahead to the election - specifically how they will fight it onli

Unspontaneous protest
By Paul Evans - 16 January 9:56

Press freedom in Sri Lanka, mace-wielding John McDonnell, the return of Wegg-Prosser - and much more

Brown faces Heathrow revolt
By Chris Ames - 15 January 13:14

Giving a new runway at the Heathrow the go-ahead is expected to provoke a political backlash not jus

Battle of the blogsites
By James Macintyre - 15 January 9:31

The right has dominated the UK online community so far. A new Labour site is fighting back - with he

Dobbo's briefs encounter
By Kevin Maguire - 15 January 9:31

All the gossip from the Westminster Village

Dancing with Gordon
By Steve Richards - 15 January 9:31

The Prime Minister has cleverly rearranged the political choreography, but he is too desperate for q

The book that changed my life
By Peter Hain - 15 January 9:31

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell (Penguin)

A New Deal of the mind
By Martin Bright - 15 January 9:31

The government's job creation plans are inspired by FDR's New Deal. But ministers have ignored its m

A day with Jon Cruddas
By Alice O'Keeffe - 15 January 9:31

After a strong showing in Labour's deputy leadership race, a ministerial role beckoned for Jon Crudd

Breaking glass ceilings
By Zarlasht Halaimzai - 14 January 11:09

How does the daughter of Afghan asylum seekers become socially mobile? Zarlasht Halaimzai examines t

Squatters’ lights
By John Griffiths-Colby - 13 January 10:29

The value of homes could be significantly augmented if homeowners can demonstrate existence of tradi

Bringing pensioners in from the cold
By Gordon Lishman - 09 January 13:00

Age Concern Director General, Gordon Lishman, voices unease at the plight of Britain's pensioners in

The anti-Israel party?
By Paul Evans - 09 January 12:34' s weekly tour of the political blogosphere with your guide Paul Evans

It's a New New Deal
By Martin Bright - 08 January 9:51

Gordon Brown invokes the spirit of FDR to promote his job creation programme. But is this the real

Books to look out for in 2009
By Ian Irvine and Daniel Trilling - 08 January 9:51

The New Statesman's selection of what's hot in the coming year

Cable wades into Chagos injustice row
By Sean Carey - 07 January 11:23

Senior Lib Dem Vince Cable has thrown his weight behind a new cross party group that aims to persuad

Labour's failure to tackle violence against women
By Theresa May - 07 January 10:14

Conservative shadow minister for women Theresa May attacks Labour's myopia over tackling violence ag

No time for comedy...
By Jonathan Calder - 06 January 9:56

The economic crisis, the relentless attacks on Gaza and a very real threat to trainspotting. Jonatha

Bloggers on 2009
By Paul Evans - 05 January 9:19

The best of the predictions for the new year - Paul Evans trawls the blogosphere on your behalf

Banning Christmas
By Paul Evans - 19 December 15:14

The blogosphere tries to cope with Christmas, the curious news that William Hague is still Tory lead

Luck is playing the guitar
By Gideon Donald - 18 December 9:44

It is a burden carried by the patrician politician that he is assumed to be a good listener.

Books of the Year 2008
By Ian Irvine - 18 December 9:44

Selected by Ian Irvine, NS books editor

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 18 December 9:44

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: A cruel Yule

Their right to liberty
By Alice O'Keeffe - 18 December 9:44

The NS campaign against holding children in immigration detention centres has gathered powerful supp

An excess of yo-ho-hoing
By Kevin Maguire - 18 December 9:44

All the gossip from the Westminster Village

Golden thread, national myth
By Tom Holland - 18 December 9:44

Those behind the new Labour revolution are beginning to realise that to discard our heritage is also to discard our history.

A year of ups and downs
By Martin Bright - 18 December 9:44

What a difference a year made - and for no one more so than Gordon Brown, who earns five of my covet