Coal makes a dirty comeback
By Mark Lynas - 16 April 13:00

How can we keep the lights on in an era of mounting concern about global warming?

Iran: the war ahead
By John Pilger - 16 April 13:00

The sailors' ordeal was a diversion from the bigger danger. The US and UK identified their new enemy

NHS: calling in sick
By Zoe Williams - 16 April 13:00

Why, ask ministers, when patients everywhere say the NHS is wonderful on the important things, does

Ali C and the dodgy brakes
By Kevin Maguire - 16 April 13:00

A sideways look at the Westminster Village

Intellectuals, society and the left
By Eric Hobsbawm - 16 April 13:00

An article by Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm provides valuable insight into how he saw society in t

A national identity with empire still at its heart
By Martin Bright - 16 April 13:00

Gordon Brown's definition of Britishness is at times as nostalgic as John Major's England. It is alm

The Scottish play rebounds on Tony
By Red Box - 16 April 13:00

The Prime Minister thinks a poll on Scots independence will derail Gordon's ambitions. But the Chanc

No thanks for the help
By Christopher Thompson - 16 April 13:00

Observations on Darfur

The party's not over
By Alan Milburn - 16 April 13:00

<strong>Over to You, Mr Brown: how Labour can win again</strong>

Anthony Giddens <em>Polity Press,

Top politics from the award-winning NS
By John Kampfner - 16 April 13:00

As voters go to the polls in Scotland and Wales and for local elections in much of England, the NS will bring you the best in political coverage. Can Labour revive its fortunes or is Britain heading for a new era of party-political turbulence?

Why dead Arabs come last
By Brian Cathcart - 16 April 13:00

The rules that determine whose story leads the front page and who gets buried on page 14 can be raci

Rape: the truth
By Beatrix Campbell - 16 April 13:00

Observations on criminal justice - the shocking failure when it comes to rape prosecutions

Dizzy leads the way...
By Adam Haigh - 13 April 11:13

As one of the political bloggers breaks as story that gets picked up in the mainstream plus a row ab

Join the day of 1,184 protests
By Mark Thomas - 11 April 11:10

Welcome to the strange New Labour world in which you can be arrested for possessing a cake...

Fight for your rights
By Daniel Humphrey - 11 April 10:53

The University of East Anglia's Amnesty Society is successfully working to promote human rights one

John Reid's "wheeze"
By Rosie Waterhouse - 09 April 13:00

Observations on criminal justice

Our prime minister in waiting takes on Tehran
By Red Box - 09 April 13:00

Gordon's simple solution for our captured servicemen is to invade Iran with his crack cabinet. That'

A long wait for freedom
By Valerie Amos - 09 April 13:00

Observations on slavery

Where have the lefty Christians gone?
By Andrew Martin - 09 April 13:00

Nowadays going to church is something to keep quiet at left-liberal social gatherings

Time for a British version of Islam . . .
By Ruth Kelly - 09 April 13:00

Deep faith and commitment to country can mix.

The untold story of 9/11
By Kevin Maguire - 09 April 13:00

A sideways look at life in the Westminster Village

Radical Islam: ministers get the message
By Martin Bright - 09 April 13:00

Martin Bright on how we are slowly discovering the way to engage with Muslim groups plus <a href="ht

By Staff blogger - 09 April 13:00


Hostage crisis in Iran continues

Effects of global warming will create 200 million refugees, climate scientists warn

It’s all our fault
By Shak - 09 April 13:00

<strong>The Evil Empire: 100 ways that England ruined the world</strong>

Steven A Grasse <em>Quirk

Rules of engagement
By Adam Haigh - 05 April 12:49

The latest hostage situation leaves many wondering how best to approach already complicated relation

Can't help but smile
By Jonathan Dawson - 05 April 11:03

Hit with a usual bout of culture shock upon his return from Africa, Jonathan finds designing a carbo

Designer labels?
By James Medhurst - 03 April 11:32

James Medhurst examines an increasing tendency to seek diagnosis and self-diagnose conditions like a

Time Out with Nick Cohen
By Nick Cohen - 02 April 13:00

In his search for England, Julian Baggini expected to find racism, sexism and fear. He found somethi

Today, we have agreed
By John O'Farrell - 02 April 13:00

Observations on Northern Ireland

Why the rich should now be made to pay
By Anthony Giddens - 02 April 13:00

The architect of Tony Blair's 'third way' outlines 16 steps to a fairer Britain