A Londoner’s diary
By Anne McElvoy - 09 December 11:47

Paternity is destiny, Blair battles, BBC’s men at the top, WikiLeaks . . . and what next for Peter M

WikiLeaks and diplomats, Derby and the Daily Mail
By Peter Wilby - 09 December 11:44

Are ambassadors worth it? Should I become a consultant? And what use is the <em>Mail</em>?

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.

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

Leader: Labour cannot afford to be left behind by today’s protesters
By Staff blogger - 09 December 7:11

The party must reach out to a new generation of activists.

Something Wiki this way comes
By Alan B'stard - 09 December 7:11

I don't speak very much Hawaiian. I like to break "taboos", I can't abide the "ukulele", and that's about it.

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

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.

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

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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

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.

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.

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 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.