Observations on avian flu
The need for a better approach
In a shocking report on Britain, Amnesty International attacks the government for persecuting innoce
Like a romantic hero, David Cameron has swept some unlikely political maidens off their feet. They n
Some leadership contests excite. Some disappoint. Others exist only in name. The Conservatives have had the good fortune that, after three lamentable efforts, they have chanced upon someone to inspire them.
Tone and Angela in lovefest, No 10's flexible friends, and gorgeous kitty seeks new home
Observations on Northern Ireland. By <strong>John O'Farrell</strong>
Gordon Brown has no choice but to wait. But he can still use the time profitably to carve out an age
Theatre - Real issues replace soundbites as the Iron Lady returns, writes Michael Portillo
Secret documents show the Foreign Office is ready to risk international fury by opening a dialogue w
Left and right alike promote their interests by coining phrases which often insinuate meanings that
Initial plans for the transition are out of date, gathering dust on some Treasury shelf. Everyone ho
You may have thought junk food had been banned from schools. Well think again, because behind the sc
The one-sided coverage since Sion Jenkins was acquitted illustrates the dangers of trial by newspape
The Tory Taliban flash the cash, Tessa holds court, and Gordon's accent goes south
Peter Mandelson (Peace Be Upon Him) informed the world's press that "we represent the masses, the pr
Fightback! Labour's traditional right in the 1970s and 1980s
Dianne Hayter <em>Manchester Universi
Observations on New Orleans
There is only one issue that could have forced the past Labour leader into rebellion, and that is ed
Vultures circle over Durham, Osborne hedges his bets, and that lodge in the Press Gallery
Baby boomer voters, who will be 50 or over at the next election and who turn out in large numbers, h
The New Statesman has never been afraid to ruffle feathers. Thus it is fair to ask why we, like others in the media, have refrained from publishing the Danish cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad.
Most backbenchers don't have anything as exciting as a secret
One of the more valid criticisms of journalism is that it rarely gives practitioners a voice. This week we plead not guilty, assigning our cover to a junior doctor and her stories of life on the ward.
Compared to the upfront coming out of other gay MPs such as Alan Duncan and Angela Eagle, the manner of Simon Hughes's self-outing was decidedly less dignified and more equivocal. Sadly, his statements struck me as rather slippery and evasive.
Hague makes a comeback, Hoey blasts with both barrels, and hacks enjoy their drink
Picture the Chancellor at Blair's bedside, agonising about whether to prolong his life. To what purp
* Founded in Jerusalem in 1953 with aim of establishing the Caliphate, an Islamic superstate, by revolutionary means
* View on western life: "We should not become integrated into the corrupt western society and accept their diseased notions of democracy, freedom and capitalism"