Hacking Sarah Palin
By Paul Evans - 19 September 11:08

Not often getting many thrills, the Lib Dems were keen to have tuppence worth on the conference scra

Feverish Speculation
By Martin Bright - 18 September 13:59

Let's all calm down and get a bit of perspective

Booing Lembit
By Paul Evans - 18 September 11:33

The new nasty party or the party of making it happen? Paul Evans gives his assessment of the annual

The scapegoat
By David Marquand - 18 September 10:23

The party could have been in no doubt about what it was getting when Gordon Brown was elected unoppo

Shameless but effective
By Suzanne Moore - 18 September 10:23

David Cameron has given his ailing party a facelift, schmoozed voters and promised to transform soci

Democracy is the loser
By Martin Bright - 18 September 10:23

The rebels' tactics may not produce a challenger to Brown, but the point has now been made that the

Labour must take on the bankers
By Alex Brummer - 18 September 10:23

In the worst catastrophe since the late 1920s, Brown and Darling have shown themselves to be cowardl

Empowerment: The new political territory
By Alan Milburn - 18 September 10:23

Gordon Brown talks of placing power in the hands of people themselves, but a splurge of Whitehall in

Religion and science do mix
By Peter Wilby - 18 September 10:23

Schools need to rethink the curriculum

Leader's speeches they won't be making
By Kevin Maguire - 18 September 10:23

Bring your cooks and your personal trainers, your butlers and your heiresses. Because new Labour is

The whispers
By Kevin Maguire - 18 September 10:23

Darkness has fallen over Downing Street

All about Dave
By Simon Heffer - 18 September 10:23

Dr Johnson had his Boswell and Goethe his Eckermann. Now the leader of the Conservative Party seems

Go fourth
By Staff blogger - 18 September 10:23

John Prescott, Alastair Campbell, Richard Caborn and Glenys Kinnock call for the party and its suppo

Tactical Briefing
By Jesse Armstrong - 18 September 10:23

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Khmer Rouge v Pot Noodle

Jim's lessons
By Bernard Donoughue - 18 September 10:23

If the Prime Minister is to survive, he has to crush the cabals and replace cabinet "goblins" with h

Interview: James Purnell
By Martin Bright - 18 September 10:23

Saviour of Labour or dangerous Thatcherite? James Purnell, the Work and Pensions Secretary, talks to

Bye to Bournemouth
By Lembit Opik - 17 September 18:37

Lembit Opik returns to newstatesman.com's Conference 2008 blog to share his thoughts about how the L

Politics of proton smashing
By Martin O'Neill - 17 September 12:05

The UK taxpayer has contributed around £500 million to the development of the Large Hadron Collider.

'Popular, radical but realistic policies'
By Don Foster - 16 September 19:20

'I do know that that we have been hitting the right buttons on issues that matter to ordinary people

Joining the Lib Dems...
By Ben Davies - 16 September 16:56

Conference season sees various New Statesman staff dashing around the country to take part in fringe

Economist to superhero?
By Jo Swinson - 15 September 18:56

The East Dunbartonshire MP and foreign affairs spokeswoman on juggling her commitments at conference

'Reintroducing fairness'
By Vincent Cable - 15 September 15:16

'By cutting taxes for those on low and middle incomes, and taking the poorest out of tax altogether,

Weekend Round-Up -- 15 September 2008
By Martin Bright - 15 September 15:16

The commentariat was wrong-footed by the Labour rebellion, but it's running to catch up.

The truth about Darling
By Jonathan Calder - 15 September 11:33

'Darling may be miserable, but the trajectory of his career will keep anyone with a long memory laug

Lembit for president...
By Lembit Opik - 15 September 10:20

An upbeat Lembit Opik reports how his fellow Lib Dems are in a mood of irrepressible confidence sure

Someone else's crisis
By Peter Black - 14 September 13:41

A unique experience for a Liberal Democrat Conference in recent years, another party is having the l

Let's Get Serious
By Martin Bright - 14 September 12:55

There are still attempts to suggest that it's business as usual in Westminster. The reality is Gordo

Clegg: My liberal vision
By Nick Clegg - 12 September 13:12

Ahead of his party's annual gathering in Bournemouth, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg sets out his vision

TUC drained of all life
By Paul Evans - 12 September 10:58

Was the Large Hadron Collider responsible for sucking all life out of the TUC? Or did they do it for

Is the future Conservative?
By Jon Cruddas and Jonathan Rutherford - 11 September 13:40

New Labour has created a more individualised and wealthier society, but not a freer or more equal on