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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Where the axe should fall
By Staff blogger - 17 September 6:48

Caroline Lucas, Jon Cruddas, Peter Tatchell and others tell us where spending cuts should be made

Leader: A very long engagement . . .
By Ken Livingstone - 17 September 6:48

The New Statesman supported me when I was being battered from pillar to post by the tabloid press

Vince Cable: Beneath the halo
By Mehdi Hasan - 10 September 8:56

Vince Cable is hailed by right and left as a prophet who predicted the crisis. But is he quite the informed economist of repute? And what about his time at Shell?

BNP on BBC wrong, wrong, wrong
By James Macintyre - 10 September 8:56

Question Time was discussing inviting Nick Griffin on long before the BNP's "breakthrough"

Enter a daredevil
By Alex Brummer - 10 September 8:56

The chairman of the troubled Financial Services Authority, Adair Turner, is courting political contr

Eat canapé, avoid catastrophe
By Peter Wilby - 10 September 8:56

. . . on the 10:10 luvvies, Keith Waterhouse, and football’s castrati

Emission impossible?
By James Macintyre - 10 September 8:56

Ed Miliband will need all the political skills he can muster to get a deal in Copenhagen

Meet the candidate – a complete fruitcake
By Gideon Donald - 10 September 8:56

So damned fluid are the classes these days, I had seemingly mistaken mistress for maid

Leader: Have we learned nothing from the economic catastrophe of 12 months ago?
By Staff blogger - 10 September 8:56

Without a proper reassessment of the role of finance in our economy, the crash could easily happen a

The story from the inside
By David Blanchflower - 10 September 8:56

In this exclusive account of decision-making at the Bank of England, David Blanchflower reveals how

Citizens or subjects?
By James Burgess - 07 September 16:15

Should Americans in Britain have the right to vote in UK general elections? A report from a debate a

Questions for Ken
By Staff blogger - 03 September 11:10

In two weeks' time the former mayor of London Ken Livingstone will attend a high-level NS editorial summit and we want you to set the agenda.