In defence of hypocrisy
By Martin O'Neill - 16 October 15:38

In this week's look at the philosophy behind the politics Martin O'Neill examines the importance of

Kicking Brown when he's down
By Owen Walker - 12 October 15:53

What the blogosphere has been saying about the Prime Minister's latest performance

Careful about criticising postal workers
By Paul Donovan - 12 October 15:26

Paul Donovan examines the issues behind the postal strike and warns if the railways are anything to

Man of straw
By Martin Bright - 11 October 13:00

So it was Jack Straw who counselled against an early election? Martin Bright reports on a politician

Persuading the people
By Geoff Mulgan - 11 October 13:00

Now that the election has been postponed, Gordon Brown must start to define his vision for Britain f

Obama must rekindle the flame
By Nur Laiq - 11 October 13:00

Obama once wrote that, in his youth, marijuana "could flatten out the landscape of my heart". I hope

A new taste for blood
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 11 October 13:00

Tories will build on the past, not break from it, as "old school" politics leaves MPs quietly jubila

Giving nothing away
By Peter Wilby - 11 October 13:00

Peter Wilby on Labour's odd support for inheritance tax

Tactical Briefing
By Staff blogger - 11 October 1:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Recriminations

Donny Osmond gets head start over the Babycham Kid
By Kevin Maguire - 11 October 1:00

The gossip from the Westminster village

Pulsing viscera
By Martin Bright - 10 October 14:04

Prime Minister's Questions comes to life

Pre-Budget report reaction
By Staff blogger - 09 October 19:17

<p class="byline"></p>Mixed reactions to Alistair Darling's first Pre-Budget Report from John McDonn

Time to abolish the City of London?
By Brian Coleman - 09 October 13:29

The Tory politician calls for the abolition of the corporation that governs London's square mile and

The plot thickens
By Owen Walker - 08 October 15:37

Mixed responses greet Cameron's 'bladder pressurizingly lengthy' speech, and a mysterious sighting c

Death and taxes
By Martin O'Neill - 08 October 11:57

Political philosopher Martin O'Neill looks at the thinking behind a political issue of the day. In h

No election? Is it good or bad?
By Sian Berry - 08 October 10:54

Following Gordon Brown's confirmation there will be no autumn poll Sian Berry reflects on the up and

The story of the Chagossians
By Vidisha Biswas - 04 October 16:18

Vidisha Biswas investigates the story of the Chagossians - forcibly removed from their Indian Ocean

All previous statements are inoperative
By Brian Cathcart - 04 October 13:00

Tory papers had fun for months, baiting Cameron. Now there seems to be a hasty change of approach...

The big decision
By Martin Bright - 04 October 13:00

Martin Bright on the calculations that guided Gordon Brown through the election fever and led him to

Rigor mortis smiles
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 04 October 13:00

The prospect of a snap election has injected some steel into Tories, as Tara Hamilton-Miller reports

Down in the mouth
By Neil Clark - 04 October 13:00

Observations on dentists

The skulduggery and opportunity of a snap election campaign
By Staff blogger - 04 October 13:00

Beware the politician who promises to play by the rules. Beware the politician who complains when others play foul. Both have been much on display in these past few weeks as election fever takes hold.

London tops the poll
By Sam Alexandroni - 04 October 13:00

Observations on corruption

Tactical Briefing
By Staff blogger - 04 October 13:00

From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Tories

Watch that squeeze ahead
By Alex Brummer - 04 October 13:00

A significant tax rise will be required, to fund even the modest increases in government spending pr

The very rich versus the rich
By Peter Wilby - 04 October 13:00

Redistribution is now a Tory issue.

A Tale of Two Speeches
By Martin Bright - 04 October 11:58

The difference between the speeches of the two main party leaders was about class. The election will

Dave reels after being ditched by gorgeous blonde
By Kevin Maguire - 04 October 10:47

Tough Dave is suffering a broken heart, pining for a blonde bombshell who coldly ditched him for a leader with better prospects.

Labour's 'patchy' content
By Andrew Mitchell - 03 October 16:44

The government needs to be radically more open and transparent about aid spending, writes Shadow Int

Burma: sanctions are not the solution
By Dafydd Hugh - 02 October 18:39

NewStatesman.com's coverage of the Burma uprising continues. In this eyewitness report Dafydd Hugh a

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