Five stark truths
By Martin Bright - 04 September 11:11

The summer did not bring a coup against <strong>Gordon Brown</strong>, but during this time some ine

Helene’s testimony
By Staff blogger - 04 September 10:59

'They put me and my baby in a kind of cage in the back of a van, like we were animals'

Juliet's testimony
By Staff blogger - 04 September 10:56

'I hated to see my baby being locked up. They put you in one tiny room and there is not even a bed

Danielle's testimony
By Staff blogger - 04 September 10:55

'Yarl’s Wood is a living hell, especially for children. They don’t have the right kind of milk for

The wrong voting system
By Ken Ritchie - 03 September 12:31

Not only does our electoral system need an overhaul but fraud is too easy thanks in particular to po

Taking a lead
By Caroline Lucas - 01 September 16:38

The race is on to be the first ever leader of the Green Party. Here candidate Caroline Lucas MEP set

A barn conversion cabinet
By Jonathan Calder - 01 September 16:02

England is a palimpsest of Medieval churches, ruinous Gothic institutions and follies built by mad a

London's loss, Caracas' gain
By Simon Hooper - 29 August 17:49

Ditched by Londoners, it's nice to know that someone stands to benefit from Ken's years of experienc

And the winner is...
By Martin Bright - 29 August 15:46 users vote overwhelmingly for an investigation into Britain's asylum crisis

While Cameron was on holiday...
By Paul Evans - 29 August 12:37

Paul Evans takes a look at how the Tories could tackle the obesity crises

Why capitalism creates a throwaway society
By Peter Wilby - 28 August 10:22

How to deal with waste is the great policy failure of our age

Is Gordon going crackers?
By Kevin Maguire - 28 August 10:22

In this summer of suspicion, nothing is regarded as confirmed until it is officially denied

How ministers ignored the 'time bomb' in the classroom
By Ed Howker - 28 August 10:22

Concerns about asbestos in schools were first voiced in the 1960s yet 13,000 schools today still con

The end of new Labour
By Neal Lawson - 28 August 10:22

Switching the leader will be a waste of time if the party does not radically change direction

Asbestos: The lies that killed
By Ed Howker - 28 August 10:22

Asbestos, now banned in the EU, kills up to 4,000 people a year in the UK alone. In this exclusive report, Ed Howker reveals how the industry hid the truth for decades and why the death toll will certainly continue to rise.

Why Labour should follow its own example on a windfall tax
By Staff blogger - 28 August 10:22

A Labour government with the confidence it had in 1997 would reclaim this unearned wealth and use it

Reading the political codes
By Brian Cathcart - 28 August 10:22

How is it possible to find meaning in something a politician doesn't say? For the political correspo

Who would Jesus vote for?
By Paul Evans - 22 August 12:56

The price of limes, the credit crunch and Downing Street's bizarre response to calls for Jeremy Clar

Telling it like it is
By John Gaffney - 22 August 11:02

Has public life become less respectful? Or are "straight-talking" politicians simply a manifestation

Tory Boyz come to town
By Tara Hamilton-Miller - 21 August 10:28

A date at the theatre with Alan Duncan for an uncomfortably authentic portrait of Westminster life

The book of Dave
By Brian Cathcart - 21 August 10:28

In conversation with the editor of <em>GQ</em>, the would-be prime minister reveals . . . that he "d

No glory for the other Team GB
By Martin Bright - 21 August 10:28

The Olympics and Georgia were both opportunities for Brown: why did he not seize the moment?

The myth of private sector efficiency
By Peter Wilby - 21 August 10:28

When it comes to health and social care, in-house staff still do it better

What if they actually believe it?
By Richard Reeves - 21 August 10:28

George Osborne has now claimed "fairness" as a core Tory value, the latest of a series of raids deep

You're not who we think you are
By Rachel Cooke - 21 August 10:28

Chinks in Johnson's charm armoury appear in a look at his colourful ancestry

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Is Labour on the side of the voters or the bankers?
By Staff blogger - 21 August 10:28

A recession is surely the acid test of a party claiming to represent the progressive left

Israel and The British Left: The Great Betrayal Revisited
By Martin Bright - 19 August 15:43

An article from earlier this year continues to provoke discussion, but it should not poison other de

Walktalk Reaches London
By Martin Bright - 18 August 18:53

Gill Hicks, a survivor of the 7/7 bombings, has walked from Leeds to London for peace, on prosthetic

New Statesman Investigates -- Update
By Martin Bright - 18 August 17:41

Readers are voting in numbers for an investigation into the government's asylum policy

Unsanctioned penguins
By Jonathan Calder - 18 August 11:42

Stalinism is all the rage, as think tanks seek to relocate the population. Meanwhile, Telford's peng