Burned by the Sun
By James Macintyre - 01 October 8:13

Courting Murdoch was always bound to backfire on Labour but the paper's influence is built on a myth

The NS Interview: Robert Harris
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 01 October 8:13

“Like Rome, governments need that five-year sacrifice and sweeping away”

Murmur on the dance floor
By Kevin Maguire - 01 October 8:13

How not to upset the Toryfather

“We’ll win when we become New Labour”
By Richard Reeves - 01 October 8:13

The reforming Tories around David Cameron and George Osborne are determined to pick up where Tony Bl

Make your own manifesto
By Staff blogger - 24 September 6:50

We asked experts, campaigners and thinkers what will win votes in 2010

Tory fiction, media fact
By Mehdi Hasan - 24 September 6:50

A right-wing echo chamber of columnists, bloggers and think tanks uncritically supports Conservative

What if... Neil Kinnock hadn't tripped
By Dominic Sandbrook - 24 September 6:50

It is Sunday 2 October 1983, and Neil Kinnock is striding along the Brighton seafront towards certain victory in that afternoon's Labour leadership election. Few could blame him for feeling cocky.

Leader: Labour must seize this opportunity for change
By Staff blogger - 24 September 6:50

If the party does not make the most of this progressive moment it will drift to ignominious defeat

Labour’s betrayal of society
By Phillip Blond - 24 September 6:50

The dominant legacy of the left is state authoritarianism and private libertarianism

The Talibrown prepare for battle
By Kevin Maguire - 24 September 6:50

Turning the airwaves blue

There is no hiding place in the hard times
By Ed Miliband - 24 September 6:50

The current crises – economic, climate, political – reveal the true colours of Labour and the Tories

It’s now or never
By James Macintyre - 24 September 6:50

For his own sake, and the sake of the Labour Party, Brown must act like this is the final six months

Pity the lost generation
By David Blanchflower - 24 September 6:50

The time for cutting public spending is not now, not next year and not the year after. We must help

Hopes and suicide notes
By Clare Griffiths - 24 September 6:50

As Labour draws up the pledges it will put to the voters, it may find inspiration – or warnings – in

Pulling the puppet’s strings
By Gideon Donald - 24 September 6:50

Writing Cameron's speech has become a Babelian muddle

Retiring Rhodri
By Tom Lewis - 24 September 6:50

Corrections were made to this article on 25 September.

"This will be a 'big choice' election"
By Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre - 24 September 6:50

On the eve of the Labour party conference in Brighton, Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre talk exclusiv

Cuts, consultants and book-buying
By Peter Wilby - 24 September 6:50

The failure to address the underlying causes of crime, drugs and family breakdown costs the UK econo

The fight of their lives
By Steve Richards - 24 September 6:50

A Labour conference would not be the same without a debate over its leader, but not since 1982 has t

Bite-sized briefing: UK
By Staff blogger - 24 September 6:50

Gordon Brown announced that Britain would build three, not four, replacement Trident submarines, saving between £3bn and £5bn. The move is not dependent on offers from other nuclear states.

A well-intentioned mess
By Tim O Toole - 17 September 12:12

Public-private partnerships on the London Underground have provided a cure worse then the disease, a

Beware of the blog
By Adam Bienkov - 17 September 6:48

Boris underestimated the web

Leader: Labour must change to survive
By Ken Livingstone - 17 September 6:48

The Labour government remains a superior option to the Tories but it needs credible policies to meet

Bring it on
By Ed Balls - 17 September 6:48

We can and will expose Cameron Conservatism to be as out of touch and unsuited for these times as La

Why we should scrap Trident
By Jarvis Cocker - 17 September 6:48

How can we demonise other countries for daring to have nuclear weapons development programmes while

Questions for Ken
By Staff blogger - 17 September 6:48

Pop, politics, and what he’d do with his hour on the plinth – New Statesman readers ask, Ken Livings

The original spin
By Alastair Campbell - 17 September 6:48

Journalists are being spun big style; they cover Cameron as though he were PM-elect

The gathering storm
By James Macintyre - 17 September 6:48

Climate change hits the poorest people hardest. Rich countries got us into this mess. Now they must

Fight the far right
By Salma Yaqoob - 17 September 6:48

BNP racism is becoming more open, more direct and more vicious. It must be confronted head-on.

John Pilger on how the Labour party conference has failed on Afghanistan
By John Pilger - 17 September 6:48

For the Afghan villagers blown to pieces in our name, one craven motion at Labour’s conference is too late.