Drowning in an ocean of sleaze
By Owen Walker - 01 February 13:17

Owen Walker rounds up blog reaction to the week's revelations of dodgy dealings in Westminster

How the war was spun
By Chris Ames - 31 January 12:00

The Foreign Office has been ordered to release an early secret draft of the WMD dossier. Chris Ames

North by north-east
By Daniel Starza-Smith - 31 January 12:00


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Benefits on the brain
By Peter Wilby - 31 January 12:00

If you can't get a job, you need help.

Station to station
By Michael Williams - 31 January 12:00

<strong>Fire and Steam: a New History of the Railways in Britain</strong>

Christian Wolmar <em>At

No hooray for Henry
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 31 January 12:00

The disgrace of a Tory MP and the antics of his flamboyant son are as much about class as money

Blair is dead, long live Blair
By Matthew Taylor - 31 January 12:00

Having defined himself against his predecessor, is Gordon Brown now embracing Blair's vision for pub

Not soaraway any more
By Brian Cathcart - 31 January 12:00

No one seems to hold the editor responsible for the <em>Sun</em>'s decline in sales, least of all he

Proud of my record
By Ken Livingstone - 31 January 12:00

In recent issues of the NS, Martin Bright, our political editor, criticised the Mayor of London and

This not so green land
By Tom Wall - 31 January 12:00

The UK is near the bottom of the renewable energy league in Europe

Death of big physics
By Jonathan Leake - 31 January 12:00

Gemini is just the latest in a series of devastating cuts imposed on British science by the Science

The whispers
By Kevin Maguire - 31 January 0:00

New scandal revealed: our MPs are now paid by the word

Tactical Briefing
By aloysiusmcd - 31 January 0:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Funding/Ray

Cameron's siren voice
By Tim Horton - 30 January 15:55

Beware when David Cameron talks about “five million unemployed” in the UK. This total number on out-

The curse of Wales
By Owen Walker - 28 January 9:45

Bloggers are in self-congratulatory mood as Peter Hain is dispatched, but is the “Welsh Cabinet curs

Money doesn't talk
By Sunder Katwala - 25 January 12:54

General secretary of the Fabian Society, Sunder Katwala, argues that Hain's resignation must prompt

Hain did the right thing
By Danny Alexander - 24 January 16:42

The transition from Blair to Brown feels increasingly like the transition from Thatcher to Major arg

Merchant adventurer
By Tristram Hunt - 24 January 12:00

As he toured China and India, touting Britain as the ultimate capitalist destination, Gordon Brown d

No one is born to rule
By Martin Bright - 24 January 12:00

To call Ken Livingstone to account is not to attack Labour, or support the Conservatives - quite the

When ignorance is bliss
By Brendan O'Neill - 24 January 12:00

The epidemic of misery in the English-speaking west has been caused not by rampant consumerism, but

This England
By Staff blogger - 24 January 12:00

Each printed entry will receive a £5 book token. Entries on a POSTCARD, please, to This England, <st

In a fix, start a fight
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 24 January 12:00

The Tories will have a hard job proving that they could handle a global recession better

Signed and delivered
By Becky Hogge - 24 January 12:00

Online petitions could be just the way to revitalise our democracy

New crisis, old solution
By Peter Wilby - 24 January 12:00

Capitalism's failure finds the left without a plan

It's good to be a pain
By Paul Evans - 24 January 12:00

Paul Evans on why ruffling feathers is a crucial element of political action

Tactical Briefing
By aloysiusmcd - 24 January 0:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: No-go areas

Why I will be voting for Ken
By Darcus Howe - 24 January 0:00

I have never before, during all my time in the capital city, witnessed such a vicious and sustained

The whispers
By Kevin Maguire - 24 January 0:00

A Chinese culture clash and a search for Gordie's stand-in

'Release dossier', ministry told
By Chris Ames - 23 January 14:30

Chris Ames explains the significance of the decision to force the Foreign Office to release the secr

Another NS victory
By Staff blogger - 23 January 11:44

Fresh from securing the collapse of the Official Secrets trial against Foreign Office whistleblower