British ministers at the same environment conference have expressed conflicting views on the impact
In the wake of publication of the BNP's membership list, Tim Lezard reports on the anger over the fa
Rumours of a June election just won't go away. But who is talking up a 2009 poll?
The quiet man gets the tone right for the statement of his political career
The key points from this year's crucial pre-Budget report delivered to MPs in the House of Commons.
The blanket ban on handguns following the massacre of 16 children in Dunblane in 1996 means Britain
The leaked BNP membership list has preoccupied the blogosphere this week. Paul Evans gives us his re
Moves to tackle trafficking and prostitution may be well intentioned but is there a whiff of a moral
Unlike his more didactic work, David Hare's latest play, about the Blair premiership, is a skillful
Boundary wrangles between social services lie at the heart of the Baby P case, argues Marian Brandon
The New Statesman’s campaign to free children locked up in UK detention centres has made progress
Is George Osborne "nerdy", "nasty" and "overpromoted", as his Conservative critics would have it, or
Who will rid me of this turbulent president? Ever since Guy Fawkes Night it has been a case of Obama this, Obama that. I am not a fool; it is a significant moment. But the world has not turned on its head, merely shifted on its axis.
<strong>Gordon Brown</strong> likes to portray himself as a chancellor for the world. But he cannot
<strong>The Tortoise and the Hares: Attlee, Bevin, Cripps, Dalton, Morrison</strong>
From: The Unit
Subject: Osborne on the rack
A drama proves that England's radical past is something we should celebrate
<strong>The Devil's Wh
All the gossip from the Westminster village
The commitment to end street homelessness in England “for good” could mark a landmark. But with virt
Like Obama's campaign, the parties in the UK should encourage minorities, immigrants and the young
Sean Carey, who has written extensively on the plight of the Chagos islanders, pens an open letter t
For the last few years the medical profession have been the main opposition to NHS privatisation - b
There's widespread agreement the North Sea is severely overfished but will EU quotas be altered next
A good week for Gordon Brown but why is the commentariat still unconvinced?
Paul Evans runs through his pick of the best of the politics blogs...
For decades American conservatism defined global politics. Now we are about to witness a seismic cha
Both Labour and Tories have yet to confront the realities of the downturn - least of the full horror
On my way to take part in a public conversation with Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, I cross the serene courtyard of the British Library in north London. Its broad, cool spaces induce just the mood of calm contemplation that books demand.
From: The Unit
Subject: Economic stimulus package