An abuse of power
By Martin Bright - 04 December 9:39

It is not the most important secrets that are leaked. But this government has a nasty habit of seeki

Socialism's comeback
By Neil Clark - 04 December 9:39

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.

'Cameron's a lightweight'
By James Macintyre - 04 December 9:39

David Cameron has made much of his rapport with Barack Obama, but his views on Europe clearly left t

A tale of two Damians
By Kevin Maguire - 04 December 9:39

All of the gossip from the Westminster village...

'Balls lives up to his name'
By Lynne Featherstone - 03 December 8:59

In a wake of the appalling Baby P case swingeing changes are still needed at Haringey - despite the

The end of principle
By Martin Bright - 01 December 11:03

I was asked to speak at the conference of the New Labour evangelists Progress and found myself getti

The big green challenge
By Jonathan Kestenbaum - 01 December 10:14

Community enterprises, with their roots in co-operatives and credit unions, are now emerging as powe

So is New Labour dead or not?
By Paul Evans - 28 November 10:33

When is a party dead? Paul Evans brings us the best of the politics blogs from domestic politics thr

Hissy fits and a comb-over
By Kevin Maguire - 27 November 9:45

All the gossip from the Westminster Village

No time for mourning
By Steve Richards - 27 November 9:45

New Labour has not died. The coalition that won three general elections was always based on pragmati

Darling holds his nerve
By Martin Bright - 27 November 9:45

The Chancellor's refusal to panic has won him respect, but his biggest test still lies ahead

Scotland the Broke
By Rob Brown - 27 November 9:45

Uncertainty and anxiety are the presiding moods north of Hadrian’s Wall as much as anywhere else. Sc

That old top-rate myth
By James Macintyre - 27 November 9:45

As Labour shows itself willing to challenge the right-wing press, now is the moment for the party to

A knotty problem
By Annalisa Barbieri - 27 November 9:45

If a tie is a politician's sartorial semaphore, Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling are clearly in a t

I miss the Bailey not Blunkett
By Helena Kennedy - 27 November 9:45

The former home secretary absolutely no understanding of the vital function of the jury in our democ

John Pilger on the plight of Chagos' "unpeople"
By John Pilger - 27 November 9:45

Britain happily colludes in the great state crimes of other western governments. Take the law lords on Chagos.

Loners to wannabe terrorists
By Raffaello Pantucci - 26 November 12:41

In two separate cases, white British loners found acceptance online among Islamic extremists and the

Conflict over Heathrow third runway
By Chris Ames - 26 November 11:28

British ministers at the same environment conference have expressed conflicting views on the impact

Anger over BNP's 'white history month'
By Tim Lezard - 26 November 11:08

In the wake of publication of the BNP's membership list, Tim Lezard reports on the anger over the fa

Speculation about speculation
By Martin Bright - 25 November 16:11

Rumours of a June election just won't go away. But who is talking up a 2009 poll?

Darling's Big Mini-Budget
By Martin Bright - 24 November 18:12

The quiet man gets the tone right for the statement of his political career

Pre-Budget report
By Ben Davies - 24 November 15:32

The key points from this year's crucial pre-Budget report delivered to MPs in the House of Commons.

Britain's converted gun problem
By Jeremy Sare - 24 November 14:31

The blanket ban on handguns following the massacre of 16 children in Dunblane in 1996 means Britain

Frothing extremists
By Paul Evans - 21 November 12:31

The leaked BNP membership list has preoccupied the blogosphere this week. Paul Evans gives us his re

Is Smith right on prostitution?
By Mark Cowling - 21 November 9:52

Moves to tackle trafficking and prostitution may be well intentioned but is there a whiff of a moral

When greed was still good
By Andrew Billen - 20 November 9:30

Unlike his more didactic work, David Hare's latest play, about the Blair premiership, is a skillful

Everyone is to blame
By Marian Brandon - 20 November 9:30

Boundary wrangles between social services lie at the heart of the Baby P case, argues Marian Brandon

We will get there
By Alice O'Keeffe - 20 November 9:30

The New Statesman’s campaign to free children locked up in UK detention centres has made progress

Who's after George?
By Martin Bright and James Macintyre - 20 November 9:30

Is George Osborne "nerdy", "nasty" and "overpromoted", as his Conservative critics would have it, or

The best-dressed man
By Gideon Donald - 20 November 9:30

Who will rid me of this turbulent president? Ever since Guy Fawkes Night it has been a case of Obama this, Obama that. I am not a fool; it is a significant moment. But the world has not turned on its head, merely shifted on its axis.