It is not the most important secrets that are leaked. But this government has a nasty habit of seeki
At the beginning of the century, the chances of socialism making a return looked close to zero. Yet now, all around Europe, the red flag is flying again.
David Cameron has made much of his rapport with Barack Obama, but his views on Europe clearly left t
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In a wake of the appalling Baby P case swingeing changes are still needed at Haringey - despite the
I was asked to speak at the conference of the New Labour evangelists Progress and found myself getti
Community enterprises, with their roots in co-operatives and credit unions, are now emerging as powe
When is a party dead? Paul Evans brings us the best of the politics blogs from domestic politics thr
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New Labour has not died. The coalition that won three general elections was always based on pragmati
The Chancellor's refusal to panic has won him respect, but his biggest test still lies ahead
Uncertainty and anxiety are the presiding moods north of Hadrian’s Wall as much as anywhere else. Sc
As Labour shows itself willing to challenge the right-wing press, now is the moment for the party to
If a tie is a politician's sartorial semaphore, Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling are clearly in a t
The former home secretary absolutely no understanding of the vital function of the jury in our democ
Britain happily colludes in the great state crimes of other western governments. Take the law lords on Chagos.
In two separate cases, white British loners found acceptance online among Islamic extremists and the
British ministers at the same environment conference have expressed conflicting views on the impact
In the wake of publication of the BNP's membership list, Tim Lezard reports on the anger over the fa
Rumours of a June election just won't go away. But who is talking up a 2009 poll?
The quiet man gets the tone right for the statement of his political career
The key points from this year's crucial pre-Budget report delivered to MPs in the House of Commons.
The blanket ban on handguns following the massacre of 16 children in Dunblane in 1996 means Britain
The leaked BNP membership list has preoccupied the blogosphere this week. Paul Evans gives us his re
Moves to tackle trafficking and prostitution may be well intentioned but is there a whiff of a moral
Unlike his more didactic work, David Hare's latest play, about the Blair premiership, is a skillful
Boundary wrangles between social services lie at the heart of the Baby P case, argues Marian Brandon
The New Statesman’s campaign to free children locked up in UK detention centres has made progress
Is George Osborne "nerdy", "nasty" and "overpromoted", as his Conservative critics would have it, or