Apathetic and proud
By Zoe Williams - 02 May 13:00

2005 Election: the crunch - Abstaining can be a very fine thing, writes Zoe Williams, but actually I

Out there - West Country
By Janet Bush - 02 May 13:00

Janet Bush is told Oliver Letwin is doing nothing

The insider - Kevin Maguire on Fatty Soames's titfer
By Kevin Maguire - 02 May 13:00

Sedgemore's last service, Soames explains his trilby, and Blair photo spotted at last

Could the future be yellow?
By Peter Wilby - 02 May 13:00

2005 election - It is not only the former Labour MP Brian Sedgemore who is defecting to the Lib Dems

Mark Thomas - assesses the threat of banner-waving
By Mark Thomas - 02 May 13:00

It is now an offence to "spoil the visual aspect" of Parliament Square. Which is legal speak for tel

Out there - Liverpool
By Joe Moran - 02 May 13:00

Joe Moran asks students why they don't care

'Voters seem to prefer their leaders a tad dishonest'
By Richard Reeves - 02 May 13:00

Election: Issue of the week - It's no use the opposition parties raising trust as an issue. People t

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 02 May 13:00

Don't believe it - "Prominent Labour politican defects"

Dear Doctor Ballot . . .
By Charles Nevin - 02 May 13:00

Suffering from election stress and strain? Don't worry, the <em>New Statesman</em> campaign doctor i

Out there - Barking
By Shiv Malik - 02 May 13:00

Shiv Malik investigates the BNP's sudden surge

I keep quiet about it in Muswell Hill
By Brian Cathcart - 02 May 13:00

The polls tell us they are out there in their millions - so why is it so hard to find anyone who wil

The reckoning
By John Kampfner - 02 May 13:00

Election 2005: the bogeyman - MPs are ready to oust the PM if he tries to brazen it out after a big

How our writers will vote<br />
By Staff blogger - 02 May 13:00

Never have NS contributors been in such agony. Labour, the Lib Dems and the Undecideds jostle for th

Whatever you do, make sure Howard fails
By Staff blogger - 02 May 13:00

Has a prime minister ever won an election with so little support as Tony Blair now enjoys? Even Margaret Thatcher, loathed in much of the country, retained millions of fervent admirers.

The secret life of Labour voters
By Hester Lacey - 02 May 13:00

The polls tell us they are out there in their millions - so why is it so hard to find anyone who wil

The only TV worth watching
By Andrew Billen - 25 April 13:00

Election views - television

Out there - Leeds
By Shiv Malik - 25 April 13:00

Election views - Shiv Malik spots a small moment of drama

John Pilger - on Blair's forgotten victims
By John Pilger - 25 April 13:00

Election: the outrage - By voting for Blair, you will walk over the corpses of at least 100,000 peop

Watching brief - Amanda Platell calls a penny a pound
By Amanda Platell - 25 April 13:00

Paula Radcliffe spends a pound, my personal polling experience, and why Euan Blair's girlfriend need

One-reader poll
By Staff blogger - 25 April 13:00

Marjorie Barton, 86, former councillor, Hawkshead, Cubmria

NS subscriber for ten years

The insider - Kevin Maguire proposes a return to Granita
By Kevin Maguire - 25 April 13:00

Mexicans move into Islington, Hewitt aide flees to ITV, and concern for Charlie's boy

Labour can beat the fear factor
By Staff blogger - 25 April 13:00

In an ideal world, democratic elections would be characterised by a kind of Socratic dialogue. Rival politicians would put forward cogent arguments, quoting unadorned and carefully sourced facts. Questioners would seek further details and probe weaknesses.

Groundhog day with Tony
By Zoe Williams - 25 April 13:00

Election: the week - On tour with Blair, and we're feeling good: lives are being saved and we're rid

A simple prank by a 13-year-old. Now her genetic records are on the National DNA Database for ever
By Tom Wall - 25 April 13:00

Britain commands greater powers than any other state to obtain, use and store genetic information. R

Out there - East Anglia
By James Buchan - 25 April 13:00

James Buchan rates the politicians of Norfolk

'If anything, the Conservatives are understating the rise in immigration'
By Richard Reeves - 25 April 13:00

Election issue of the week - An inflow of young people is good for an economy that needs workers. Ru

How the greens were choked to death
By Jonathan Leake - 25 April 13:00

Eight years ago their ideas dominated the political agenda, but today Britain's environmental groups

Suzanne Moore: Extremism in Ipswich
By Suzanne Moore - 25 April 13:00

If al-Qaeda had been around when I was growing up in Ipswich, I would have joined it.

Out there - Birmingham
By Helen Cross - 25 April 13:00

Election views - Helen Cross finds it's all about Rover and Respect