Those Sunday Strasbourg moments
By Caroline Lucas - 27 November 12:00

I stomp out, recalling the quote from Gandhi that sustains me at such dishearteningly frequent momen

Brown's moral compass
By Richard Reeves - 27 November 12:00

The man likely to be the next prime minister is as concerned with the "moralisation" of Britain as i

A poor way of banking
By Liam Halligan - 20 November 12:00

Observations on Farepak scandal which has left 150,000 families facing a miserable Christmas

Quiffy's offer to Fatty
By Kevin Maguire - 20 November 12:00

The dull thud of slapped backs echoed round 'ull football stadium when gel-head Alan "Mr Quiffy" Johnson expressed a desire to step into John Prescott's shoes, if not his underpants.

Smoking guns in Iraq
By Martin Bright - 20 November 12:00

Tony Blair gives evidence to a US inquiry into the Iraq situation, but refuses one at home.

The deadly existence of a quiet man
By Darcus Howe - 20 November 12:00

Darcus Howe on Dhiren Barot, the al-Qaeda plotter who was jailed for life earlier this month

Neighbours from hell
By Red Box - 20 November 12:00

Cherie produces a gurgling surprise, Tony tries a spot of peacemaking, while Gordon and Sarah go all

Divided in peace
By John Kampfner - 20 November 12:00

Northern Ireland is on the verge of a historic power-sharing deal. But any pact between hardline rep

No time to think
By Sian Berry - 20 November 9:55

Speeches, TV appearances, canvassing, photocalls - Sian's had a busy week!

Roll up, roll up! Peerages for a £1
By Mark Thomas - 18 November 16:47

Ever wanted to be a Lord or a Lady? Well why not put your name to this novel idea for changing the h

A new statesman?
By Oliver Postgate - 18 November 10:55

The Bagpuss and Clangers creator issues a stark warning about the fate of the planet unless some tou

Antisocial behaviour
By Red Box - 13 November 12:00

Tony turns down Leo's request for an Asbo, Lord Goldsmith tries his best to give Leo what he wants,

Dear Marina . . .
By Ben Davies - 13 November 12:00

When the <em>New Statesman</em> website relaunches, former glamour model turned eco-campaigner and L

Gallant protector
By Kevin Maguire - 13 November 12:00

Tory dominatrix Theresa May is proving quite an attraction at Thursday's business questions. Once famous for her shoes, the shadow leader of the house is now pulling in unreconstructed MPs eager to discover if she's wearing another of her daring low-cut tops.

A kinder, more caring Campbell?
By Andrew Gilligan - 13 November 12:00

Andrew Gilligan is not convinced by the rebranding of his old foe

A harvest of bitter fruit
By Clare Short - 13 November 12:00

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Iraq: the new cover-up
By Martin Bright - 13 November 12:00

<strong>Exclusive</strong>: A secret first full draft of the Iraq WMD dossier, which shows how Tony

Driven by a wretched and outdated currency
By Jon Cruddas - 13 November 12:00

In the workplace many are feeling insecure, as migrant labour is used by unscrupulous employers to p

Are Disabled People Dangerous?
By James Medhurst - 06 November 17:43

The aim of this blog is to tackle some of the issues, both personal and political, faced by disabled

How dare I say 'crip'?
By Victoria Brignell - 06 November 17:27

So were you surprised by the title of this column? Are you concerned that your socially-aware politically-progressive New Statesman has suddenly lost its marbles?

How to get active
By Kierra Box - 06 November 16:58

My first experience of leading a campaign was forced on me - the world was being screwed up by leaders who were determined to embark on an unjust war with Iraq, despite clear evidence that most of the population disagreed with them.

Welcome to a new forum for students
By Gemma Tumelty - 06 November 16:29

Students are constantly being portrayed as apathetic, as blind consumers of bland 'tick a box and yo

There's rubbish and there's rubbish
By Red Box - 06 November 12:00

Tony rearranges Cherie's hair, Leo loses his nuggets, Sarah learns to live with new nappies, while G

Style over substance
By Kevin Maguire - 06 November 12:00

The wheels wobble on Hilary Benn's newly constructed charabanc as he goes down an American route in the quest for the Labour deputy's tiara.

The ideas corner: Mind the age gap
By James Harkin - 06 November 12:00

James Harkin advises politicians not to pit children against parents

A sofa and two crises of democracy
By Martin Bright - 06 November 12:00

It is perhaps fitting that two parties on the fringes, geographically and ideologically, should have

The Women’s Institute and the Bolshevik tendency
By Sian Berry - 06 November 11:42

If there are climate talks, then we must be marching. I’ve been coming to the big, annual <a href="h

The Met needs something to show for its efforts
By Adam Boulton - 30 October 12:00

Now that Michael Howard has received the knock on the door over cash for honours, what matters is wh

The dilemmas of a would-be councillor
By Sian Berry - 30 October 11:40

It’s official then. Less than six months after the hurly-burly of the May local elections, the Labour councillor for my home ward of Kentish Town has resigned leaving two Lib Dems and a vacancy, so we will be having a by-election in December for which I have been selected as the candidate.

One minister who understands the problem
By Martin Bright - 23 October 13:00

Ruth Kelly's wake-up call about Islamism to Britain's Muslims and British society at large is far mo